ELC Contractors Ltd

Environmental Landscape & Countryside

Long reach excavator at work at Hanbury Hall

setting pool hanburyCleaning of a settling pool at Hanbury Hall.

Orchard tree guards at Wyre Forest

orchard tree guardsNatural England employed Elc to construct some 100 plus guards to protect newly planted Orchard trees from the browsing deer.

Pool Desilting (Redditch)

pool desilting redditchDesilting Pool with Longreach 7.5 tonne excavator for Redditch Borough Council.

Japanese Larch

japense larchWe are currently involved in a local project to convert recently felled Larch timber and add value to the product by preparing it for the saw mill. The timber was felled due a plant health notification declared...

Timber harvesting 2012 Butlers Hill Wood


Tree surgery with the aid of a tracked Mewp

042 657 493 90Tree surgery with the aid of a tracked base Mewp (mobile elevated working...

Temporary Fencing

temporary fencingWe were asked to clear this site which had outline planning permission for residential development and provide a cost effective temporary fence for which we used 1.9 m high Deer netting mounted onto 2.7m long...

Forestry/ Conservation Scrub Clearance works

Loading chipper 1With the aid of tracked equipment such as our Woodchipper here, we are able to travel onto sensitive sites and minimise damage to ground.

St Laurences Church Car Park

st laurence church new car parkClearance of site and formation of new levels using gabion baskets as engineered wall support.
A combination of recycled and new aggregates was used for finished paved...

Warley Woods

warley 2Our forwarding unit in operation at Warley Woods in December 2013.

The thinned timber Birch and Sycamore totalled about 100 tonnes and was processed at our yard for firewood.

Trunk Removal

We were employed to remove this 6 tonne Black Poplar stump from the brook into which the tree had fallen in the Spring of 2014.

stump removal



Horse riding area

horseriding menage draingiange fibre sandConstructed from bare field site with drainage, fibre sand and recycled rubber on finished surface and menage.

Winnall Bridge

winallbridge timber cladding

The steel subframe bridge with timber cladding is adjacent to River Severn. This replaced a collapsed culvert. Rock armour was used to stabilise the banks during...

National trust Hanbury Hall Lodge gates

Hanbury Hall 1This project, part of the Higher level Stewardship a Scheme in place at the estate was to replicate the original style of gates which were in situ from around 1850.The old gates were removed and all ironwork was shot...

Pond Dipping platform

pond dipping 01Creation of approach works and a timber pond dipping platform for use by educational visits to Park Lime Pits nature reserve, Rushall, Walsall

Wyre forest cleft Oak fence

wyre forest cleft oak fenceOak harvested from the Wyre Forest and cleft was installed at Buttonoak entrance as a feature fence.

The Priory Sandwell Park Farm

The Prioy 1Under the HLS scheme we improved access into the scheduled ancient monument (SAM). The project was overseen by English Heritage and their appointed archaeologist.

Creation of an artificial Badgers Sett


A private client instructed us to create an artificial Badgers sett within his grounds close to the River Severn Worcester. The purpose for which was to study the activity of the creatures in his garden with the...

Tracked Post Driver

postdriver fencingThis allows us to continue our fencing works in all ground conditions, complimented with tracked dumper.

Tree Guards

hanbury hall sustainable Tree GuardsRecreation of historic avenue of Oak trees at Hanbury Hall using sustainable timber guards from National Trusts own sawmill.

Forestry/Conservation Works at Hangman's Hill

hangmans_hillForestry/Conservation Works at Hangman's Hill, Malvern for Malvern Hills Conservators Elc were engaged with the task of clearing scrub and semi mature trees off an area just above the SSSI of...

Spill way dam repairs at Sling pool Clent

15102008071This dam which formed a series of pools originally intended to supply the Scythe mill industry in Belbroughton over topped in a severe downfall of rain causing localised flooding. Working for the land owner the National...

"K Barrier"

kbarrier access systemThis is one of many access systems we supply and install to specific site requirements.

Bentley Cairn, Walsall

bently cairn protective fencingReconstruction of cairn and new “artist produced” protective fencing with paved area surround.

Bridleway improvements

bridlewayAs part of a network of improvement works on bridleways for Worcestershire County Council, regrading, drainage and surfacing works have been implemented.

A badger

badgerOne of our topical friends... or not!.

Arley Boardwalk

Arley BoardwalkThis boardwalk across a natural spring was commissioned in 2009 and installed on the Worcestershire Way at Arley.


It comprises of a design that we submitted to the County Council The fabric combines steel...

Construction of a small spillway dam

23022009209 657 493 90Merrions Wood Trust,Walsall awarded us a job of building a new spilway to maintain water levels in an historic pool and also assist in retaining water flows in extreme weather events....

Specialist ecology works

062 487 649 90Remedial works to Public right of way affected by Badger activity

The following sequence of images shows works undertaken by Elc for Worcestershire Countryside Services and under license and...

Adams Hill Clent - Drainage Scheme

adams hill drainage schemeThis scheme was implemented to prevent silt being washed into the Adams Hill Locality, it comprised of a 1 metre wide by 1 metre deep channel with flow forge grids manufactured and...

Compton Verney

Compton Valley

Heightington Ford

heightington ford timber bridge concrete abutmentsTypically shown here is a timber bridge with new concrete abutments and surfaced approach works, undertaken for Worcestershire County...

Tree surgery

014 657 493 90Mobile elevated working platform (Mewp)

We attended to mature Poplars on a countrypark site deemed unsafe by tree survey and compromising safety of neighbouring properties. These machines...

Cleft Oak fencing

cleft oak fencing

Cleft Oak fencing at Buttonoak Wyre Forest

Moseley Bog

010 120 90 80Moseley Bog access improvement works for Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust.

Works to improve access were recently carried out by Elc funded through a Heritage Lottery Grant.

Sheet Piling

sheet pilling revetment river worksShowing revetment works alongside the River Isbourne, Sedgeberrow.

Sot's Hole Nature reserve Sandwell

Image0084 369 493 90Elc constructed new access paths using recycled aggregates and round timber felled on site to act as revetments for pathways. The project was led by the Friends of Sot's Hole who secured...

Leylands Farm fishing pool Pelsall Walsall

050Leylands Farm fishing pool Pelsall,Walsall was the subject of a grant funded project jointly with Walsall MBC and Environment Agency.

A local fishing club had identified the need to desilt this pool, the first time in 40...

Tree planting

Tree  hard playing areaWhether it be for amenity, planning conditions or Woodland schemes we can arrange you planting needs and apply for grant funding on your behalf.

Bridge in need of replacement

bridge replacementThis is an extreme case of bridge deterioration!Caused by flood damage. This would be replaced with a steel framed structure.

Pool Desilting at Fibbersley Nature Reserve

pool desiltingAs part of a section 106 agreement funding was in place to improve some local wildlife pools at Fibbersley Nature Reserve, Willenhall for Walsall Council

Quick Fit Cattle Grid

cattle grid installationWe can supply and install Hopkins quick fit cattle grids, these are load tested to 64 tonnes and can be installed and in use within the same day

Balancing Pool forestry clearance

balancing_poolThis balancing pool was the subject of tree clearance work as the site was inaccessible for maintenance works by Redditch Borough council

Cleft Chestnut Fencing

cleft fencing hanbury hall 3330 metres of cleft sweet chestnut fencing has been Installed this October for the National Trust at Hanbury Hall to recreate the "semi circle" of the original estate lay out. The semi...

Fencing Timber

The processed timber being loaded for delivery to Shropshire sawmill to be converted to fencing timber.

larch fencing timber


firewood logsForwarding of cordwood for conversion to firewood logs at Elc's yard

Adams Hill, footpath restoration

footpath restoration adam hillDue to heavy use and sever erosion, mechanical regrading and the introduction of grips to divert water from the pathways was carried out over several years.

Gabion Walling

026 657 493 90Elc were given the job of constructing a Gabion wall to retain a garden.The previous bank and wall had subsided due to erosion and sustained wet weather. Woven wire baskets were formed and filled on...

Park Hall Farm access improvements

park_hall_farmBirmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust

Park Hall Farm access improvements showing new flight of steps for
educational activities.



Tree guard construction at Croome Park for National Trust

tree guard croombeSome 300 tree guards were constructed by us to contain specimen trees on the Capability Brown landscape restoration at Croome Park, Worcestershire.

Access bridges

david0050 657 493 90Bridges installed for Worcestershire County Council.

Galvanised tubular rail

galavanised tubulatur railMounted into sawn posts to produce an effective barrier to prevent vehicle access onto nature reserve.

Cofton Lake Boardwalk

cofton lake boardwalk flow forgeA boardwalk constructed from timber and galvanised flowforge walkway system which completes a circular route around the lake marsh area.

Hanbury Hall

hanbury hall pond restorationOne of several pools we have restored on the estate. This the Mirror pond, restored after desilting. Nicospan geotextile was installed on bank edges to prevent erosion and assist...

NIA Project

ELC 1As part of the NIA (Nature improvement area) project across the Black Country Elc Contractors Ltd were successful in winning woodland management thinning operations over  sites in the Woodgate Valley, Sedgley Beacon, Warley Woods...


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