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Conservation restoration of a river bank to improve habitat and reduce erosion


Specialist contractors for river and wetlands restoration, natural engineering and flood management.

River and Wetland Consultancy​

River habitat accredited surveyors. ELMS Ltd are qualified to engage with clients on river and wetland projects from the very start, with qualified surveyors and consultants who can undertake design, planning and project delivery for river restoration, wetland and flood management projects including naturalising of river channels and design and implementation of habitat enhancement works for flood management.​

Our services include:

  • ​River restoration surveys and design planning

  • Flood risk surveys

  • Topographical and land surveys

  • Land use surveys

Excavator carries out conservation work on a reed bed pond
Creation of a pond to improve natural habitat as part of conservation works

Rivers, Wetlands and Ponds

ELMS Ltd can consult and implement projects for the restoration, enhancement and creation of River, wetland and pond habitats.

Using in house ecologists and experience in conservation, civil engineering and environmental sectors we can offer a solution that fits your requirements. Ranging from ecological mitigation, landscape and catchment wide flood alleviation, habitat enhancement and sustainable urban drainage solutions.

Natural Engineering

We can provide consultancy and contracting services for soft engineering solutions to hard engineering requirements.


Our services include:​

  • Bank and Slope stability

  • Erosion and scour protection 

  • Construction of green walls

  • Soft engineered FLEXmse retaining walls

  • Fish passage design and construction

  • Weir removal and adaptation​

River bank conservation works, coir rolls have been installed to a river bank to reduce erosion
A leaky dam, conservation works on a peatland gully

Natural Flood Management

Natural flood management uses soft engineering techniques to slow water passage through catchment areas to reduce flooding in other areas. The correct use of natural flood techniques can not only reduce flooding throughout catchments but can also increase healthy water quality and wildlife habitats.


Our services include:

  • Tree planting in buffer zone by rivers 

  • Leaky dam design, advice and installation.

  • Bunding works to contain water and slow water flow.

  • Wetland scrapes and ponds on flood zones to increase water volume within the catchment.

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