• Thousands of metres of Reptile and Newt Fencing dispatched last month!

    Ecological contractor Herpetosure and sister company Three Shires have installed 11,500 metres of newt and reptile fencing across the country since early March 2012.

    For Taylor Wimpey in Norfolk, the companies put in 3000m of their Great Crested Newt fencing at East Dereham and a further 1500m of reptile fencing at Attleborough.

    They also installed 3000m of newt fencing for Bellway Homes near Newcastle as well as carrying out destructives searches and habitat clearance.

    Instructed by consultants FPCR, the companies also installed 3000m of temporary newt fencing for Miller Homes and another 660m of Jelson Homes at Sileby, Leicestershire.

    Herpetosure’s Four Seasons bat boxes were also popular in the last month with three being put up at Bishopstoke, Eastleigh for DSM Demolition and two more for McAuliffe Demolition at the Princess Marina Hospital in Northampton.

  • Finalists for TWO sustainability awards

    Shorlisted in Construction News Specialists Awards and Sustain Magazine Awards

    Winners of Sustain Magazine Award for Land in 2009 and finalists in the Award for Water in 2010, Herpetosure has been named finalist in these awards for the 3 years running. This year’s entry focused on the recently completed Pocket Park Reserve Project in Eynesbury near Cambridge.

    This project was completed for clients Taylor Wimpey and showcased the Groups ability to use sustainable and ecologically sensitive techniques to deliver complex and time critical requirements. The project included the installation of 1300 metres of Herpetosure Reptile Fencing, the construction of 6 large Hibernaculas and the sensitive site clearance and destructive search of an area of over 4 hectares.

    The Group have also been named as finalist in Construction News Magazine’s Specialists Award 2011 in the Sustainability category – this is the fourth year in a row that Herpetosure has made the final in these awards but it is our first time in the sustainability category.

    These awards look at the entire business operation as whole, including office processes, policies, innovations, project delivery and products.

    The winners of both awards will be announced in March and we will hopefully post the good news as soon as we know.

  • Yorkshire Water Site gets Newt Proofed with Herpetosure Newt Fencing

    Herpetosure Group contractor, Three Shires Ltd, has recently completed a newt fencing installation at a Yorkshire Water WTW in Chesterfield.

    Working for main contractor Black and Veatch, Herpetosure installed a secure perimeter newt fence to prevent local newt populations from entering the site and being injured during the engineering works.

    Due the 2 year programme our clients decided to use Herpetosure® Newt Fencing to remove the requirement for on going maintenance that may be caused by vandalism or contractor damage – A total of 1300 metres of newt fencing was installed along with 4 newt grids.

    In addition to the Great crested newt fencing, there was also a requirement for the precautionary closure of an infrequently used badger sett.

    The badger sett was closed out using timber one way badger gates and installing chainlink aprons to the area so to prevent badgers digging back into the badger sett.

    All of the works were completed in just 5 days and the newt fencing will be removed at the end of the project.