FAQ's

FAQ's

How do we get our pond/lake/moorings or river dredged?
The ‘best practice’, is to either contact ourselves to discuss your requirements or your Local Authority/Environment Agency/Internal Drainage Board to seek advice.
When you dredge our lake or pond, where does all the silt go?
It is essential to ‘value engineer’ a complete solution for the disposal of the dredgings. Many works can make ‘beneficial use’ of the material within a scheme. Some works require an ‘Environment Agency Consent’ to dispose, some require ‘Planning Permission’ and some may receive a ‘Waste Exemption’.
We have an idea, that we want to build a new boathouse or mooring?
We act as Planning Agents in some circumstances, or can refer to Architects/Designers, who have had experience in what you are trying to achieve. We like to work with the Project Team to be able to advise and deliver the Project that the Client had envisaged?
When is a good time to carry out wetland works?
Generally, the best time to carry out wetland works is between November and March. This is dependant on climatic conditions which signal the bird nesting season or the end of hibernation. However, works can be carried out if ‘mitigation measures’ are implemented on the site.
Our lake/pond is choked with weed, how do we get it cleared?
The weed/algae is normally a result of an un-balanced ecosystem within the water. Most waters have many trees surrounding, which shed their leaves, which decompose and creates the perfect growing conditions. The best method of reducing the weed growth is to increase water depth by dredging or weed clearance using our amphibious ‘Truxor’ weed cutter.
What types of piling do you do?
As we are predominantly River/Wetland Contractors, we install all types of retainment piling, be it steel sheet, timber boarding or plastic sheet. As with all projects, we like to advise the client in the best solution. We can install mini RC cased piles, along with steel sub-frames to build off of.
Our river bank is eroding, what can we do?
AMIS will assess and advise, as to the most cost effective and best solution to the problem. This maybe ‘soft engineering’ methods, such as coir rolls and planting or ‘hard engineering’ methods, as retainment piling or rock filled gabions.
We have been asked for a ‘Site SuDS Management Plan’, what is this?
AMIS can help in all areas surrounding the government legislation of ‘Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems’ within housing developments. We can design, construct and manage developments from initial stages through to the day to day running of these systems.