Knighton Countryside Management is a national Ecological, Arboricultural and Land-based Contracting Company. Our Staff hold a range of qualifications that allow us to be multi disciplinary, and our Arborists are PTS Qualified and experienced.
We are able to carry out work often fulfilled by a variety of different Countryside Contractors: such as Fencing, Landscaping, Woodland Management and Tree Surgery.
We have a vested interest in the Environment and its Ecology. We have the ability to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ across an extensive range of skill sets that has lead us to work extensively in the area of Wildlife Mitigation.
We are at the forefront of what we do in the Industry and manage projects ranging from the management of a single tree in a garden to Major Highways projects, with Mitigation Services commissioned throughout the UK.
In the past few years we have protected Water Voles on the Isle of Grain, Badgers at Hinkley Point, and Reptiles on the Midlands Railways, and much more.
By focusing on our core business of Contracting, we have developed our skills and knowledge base to ensure we can offer the highest standards of work to our Ecologist Clients.
We operate to the highest standards in the Construction Industry, holding Accreditations from CHAS, SMAS, Constructionline, Linkup, UVDB, PICs and BASIS and we are Arboricultural Association Approved Contractors. We are also certified to British Quality Management – ISO 9001:2001 standard, including accreditation to the National Highway Sector Scheme 18.
We have a rigorous understanding of Health & Safety for high risk works. We understand, and work to, the guidelines laid down by Natural England. Current projects include Mitigation and Habitat Enhancement works at Hinkley Point C, and GCN Protection Fencing for the GWR Electrification works, and we supply our own Sentinel trained staff for railway work.
Our management team and office staff work in conjunction with our Site Foremen to ensure that our projects are completed using the safest and most efficient methodologies with fully compliant documentation.
Knighton Country Management is unique for the sheer range of skills and qualifications held by our staff. We can make any project work – a site clearance at an Army Barracks recently generated the removal of hundreds of tonnes of woodchip and demonstrated our ability to work effectively on brownfield sites as well as in more rural locations.
As well as site clearance, we are experts in the planning and creation of greenspace and woodland. Our riparian team are experienced in improving the health of Aquatic areas in order to extend and create new habitats for protected species, such as Otters and Water Voles.
The construction and installation of recreational bridges and tracks sympathetic to the surrounding environment is well within our capabilities and experience. We recently created a SANGS at Wareham for Bloor Homes: as principal contractor we were able to resource the entire project from within our workforce.
We have installed literally thousands of miles of mitigation fencing. We undertake vegetation control contracts, both chemically and mechanically. The Arboriculture Team work for clients such as Dorset Country Council, Magna Housing and the National Trust, and our Ecological expertise means we are the 'go to' contractor on multi-skilled sites.
Recent projects include a £200,000 roadside clearance job, at night, in an SSSI.
We have long experience in this specialist area, and were part of the team behind the development of Herpetosure™. Because of this, we have a wealth of knowledge and own a unique selection of specialist plant, carefully accrued to meet the needs of Ecological, Arboricultural and land-based contracting. This includes a fleet of Skid Steers, lightweight but powerful machines with a width of less than metre & and a range of attachments from buckets to trenchers, and we have several different versions, with our Green Climber giving us the capacity to operate remotely on slopes of up to 60 degrees.
Many of our vehicles have been specially built to our design. We have ensured that we can access all terrains by having plant and chippers that are tracked as well as wheeled, and our 27m and 10m cherry pickers are 4WD mounted, as is our fleet support vehicle.
Knighton Countryside Management Ltd have been delivering land based contracting solutions for over 30 years.
Projects are co-ordinated from the Dorset premises, where the Administrative Team support the Field Based operations.
Knighton Countryside Management Ltd
Unit 37, Enterprise Park Piddlehinton Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7UA
Phone: 01305 848881