Not all tree-related work for us here at Conservation Contractors!
We’re still busy fencing away, and here was a stretch of 1500m stock netting to keep cattle in on 15-year posts with creosote strainers. On top of the HT stock netting, we put 3 strands of barbed wire.
In case you wondered, a strainer post is the corner post – the larger ones that take the strain and the load-bearing parts of the fence!
Something different this week for the MoD…Tad and Kieran erected 38 fire warning signs around Salisbury Plain. The plastic signs measure approx. 2’ square and were fixed to metal posts and then concreted into the ground. 23 Jan 2020.
Something different today. Our job was to erect demarcation posts to mark an ancient monument and protect rare thistle plants on Salisbury Plain.
It took 575 m of posts, 1m apart, then painted with ‘hi-viz’ tops. Now apparently this is tank proof – the posts are just a visual barrier to prevent vehicles from getting into the area in the middle.
Following a long tender process with Landmarc Ltd, on behalf of Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), we won the contract for the refurbishment to Bulford Firing Range “C” to bring it up to modern compliance specification. DIO is part of the Ministry of Defence.
The project required the old tarmac and timber range floor to be removed and the firing trenches replaced with pre-fabricated concrete structures made off-site. We then fitted recycled plastic edging and then covered the whole site in a soft-pour surface.
We completed the project within the month, due to strict time constraints. Although the range we were working on was closed for the works to be carried out, neighbouring ranges were kept in use with live firing on a daily basis. This is the first firing range on Salisbury Plain with this finish.
Landmarc/DIO now have a safer range with no ricochet hazard; one that is maintenance free and hard wearing.
Here we erected 200m old style galvanized estate fencing for a client at Chitterne, in the middle of Salisbury Plain. We had to erect into hard chalk with the aid of a rock spike and then concrete in. The galvanized fencing was chosen to set off the house and new retaining wall at Valley Farm, and because using galvanized gives longevity.
This is part of a fence project to create a livestock penning on Salisbury Plain. As you can see, the terrain is very steep, so tricky to drive them in place. It is only possible to do this using our tracked machine.
Trevor has been pollarding willows at Durrington for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust so they can use the branches and timber to reinforce the river banks
Durrington village lies about 2 miles north of Amesbury, 10 miles north of the city of Salisbury, and 2 1⁄2 miles northeast of the Stonehenge monument. It is on the eastern part of Salisbury Plain, the largest remaining area of chalk …