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Aqua-Flora® products are ideal to create a nature-friendly bank quickly and as sustainable as possible. The basic material of which the Aqua-Flora® mats, rolls and Floatlands are made is coconut. The waterside plants and the wetland plants are pre-grown for an entire season in this material. Thanks to the different variants, we are able to offer a Building with Nature solution for every bank.
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Gabions are flexible metal-glass “boxes” filled with stone or another type of (frost-resistant) material. These gabions are an excellent and versatile construction material for (road and water) construction projects, technical nature conservation and non-residential construction. An additional advantage is that this product is robust, sustainable and maintenance-free.
Vlaardingen – Broadening the Aalkeet-Buitenpolder watercourse
- Opgeleverd in: 2018
- Opdrachtgeverc: GKB Realisatie bv
- Location: Vlaardingen
- Product: Aqua-Flora® rolls and plants
- Planting scheme mats: Customer-specific
- Plant species: Various (see text)
For the “Broadening of the Aalkeet-Buitenpolder watercourse” project, GKB Realisatie bv commissioned us to make nature-friendly banks using Aqua-Flora® rolls.
For this project a total of 167 Aqua-Flora® rolls (3×0.3m) were placed. The rolls were clamped between two rows of 1m long ø8cm stakes. Bundles of brushwood were used to fill the water depth. Apart from that, 3,000 Aqua-Flora® plants (4x4x8cm) were placed in the wetland zone behind the roll, towards the slope.
We also placed an anti-waterbird construction, both near the rolls and the plants. In addition, a two-year maintenance contract was concluded.
Species of plants used in this project;
Marsh-marigold (Caltha palustris)
Bulrush (Scirpus lacustris)
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus)
The first photo shows how the stakes are pushed into the ground by a small caterpillar crane on a pontoon. The second and third photos show the situation immediately after placement.