Strengthening our presence in the utility sector. We have been encouraged to provide multiple teams on a network contract by one of our longstanding clients. Our extensive range of specialised plant has become a valuable asset to vegetation clearance and management. Along with our skilled Utility Arboriculture qualified Climbers and Groundsmen.
GC Landscape Managements continued success has enabled us to move to new larger premises. Combining both purpose built open plan offices with modern warehousing for our extensive range of specialist machinery and plant. As well as storage for our hard landscaping materials and fencing.
Our new location in Charnwood near Loughborough has great links to the national motorway network.
We out grew our old location and its great to be somewhere fresh with space to grow that has been designed around the business.
Our new address is –
Unit 1, Ridgefield Business Park, Nanpantan Road, Copt Oak, Loughborough, LE12 9YE
Our phone number hasn’t changed
This week we have had two teams start on Area 7 highways vegetation management contract. We are covering both day and night shifts. Our ground teams are following our tractors with brush cutters, working closely with the traffic management. We are working on multiple sections of highway across Area 7.
Our New Holland Tractor fitted with a VERSI flail from McConnell. The design is ideal for highways, amenities and the ground-care sector. Named for the cutting versatility it offers, the VERSI-series enables operators to cut on either side of the tractor – switching from left to right and back at the touch of a button. Designed for specialists and professional contractors, the VERSI-range was originally created for highway mowing because it allows operators to safely cut both the nearside verge and the central reservation while travelling in the same direction as the traffic. The ability to switch cutting positions quickly and easily, coupled with a rotating arm and flail head offers benefits in numerous situations and enables VERSI machines to thrive in a variety of confined and challenging environments.
Effective management requires an integrated approach involving the Highway Agency, main contractors and sub-contractors. A healthy roadside environment reduces maintenance needs and costs, aids in preserving the roadside surface, provides safety for vehicles and travelers, maintains good public relations, and improves the overall driving experience for users.
If you think we could help you reach your contract targets or are interested in a chat regarding any future works please get in touch.
GC Landscapes are removing a contractors car park of approx 3000m2 to return it back to native planting and wild flower meadow. The old asphalt surface is being removed with a process called cold milling. The term ‘cold milling’ refers to a process that removes old asphalt surfacing. This process is also referred to as ‘road planing’ or ‘road grinding’.
The milling/planing depth is controllable from the specialist self-propelled plant equipment used, allowing for either a partial or full depth removal of worn out asphalt material. This plant equipment, often referred to as a road planer, is built to provide the necessary traction and stability required to execute a clean, safe removal on most gradients.
Cold milling is the preferred method of removing worn out asphalt material or in this case unwanted – the material is then recycled to reduce the carbon footprint. The sub soil will be graded before top soil is imported on to site. it will then be planted with native planting and wild flower mix seed.
We have just taken delivery of 2 x Hustler X-One 54″ mowers for the grounds maintenance contract in Sheffield. Work has commenced this week. After our experience on the contract last year our contract managers decided on the X-One 54″ due to their high level of maneuverability, reliability and commercial build quality. We have owned four other Hustler models previously including zero turn ride-on and pedestrian variants. All have been great machines improving work rate and productivity on site.
The teams have started this week with the first of the routine scheduled cuts for the client to public highways and roadside verges. The contract lasts throughout the year running until early November.
Over the past 5 years we have built a strong reputation proving ourselves within the Utility sector. We have returned to grounds maintenance which was part of the original core business along with site landscaping. Utility and Highway tree work are still a large part of the business as are site clearance works.
We have re-trained our rail cutting team for trackside vegetation clearance and tree work. The team is available now for our clients for one off and ongoing contracts.
The team can stay away and cover reactive work across the east and west midlands.
Contact us for more information or to discuss projects.
GCLM are looking to recruit arboricultural staff to work in the Midlands.
Work will be varied and will include ecology support and vegetation clearance.
The applicants should hold some or all of the following qualifications –
Emergency First Aid
CS30 Maintenance of the chainsaw
CS31 Fell and process small trees
CS38 Climb trees and perform aerial tree rescue
CS39 Using a chainsaw from a rope and harness
Wood chipper operations
Brush cutter operations
Driving License – towing ability would also be beneficial
CSCS Card – ROLO
Additional qualifications would be an advantage –
M.E.W.P – Mobile elevated work platform
CS47 Using a chainsaw from a MEWP
Chapter 8 – Street works
We would expect any applicant to have a minimum of 1 years’ experience within the arboricultural industry.
Please contact email@example.com or call 01530 270166 for further details.
Our Reform Metrac H8X is ideal for cutting vegetation on banks, often where other machines cannot operate safely. It has a range of equipment including a side arm flail and a mounted rotary flail deck. The cab is enclosed and the vehicle is chapter 8 sign written for road and highway use.
We also have a 170hp New Holland with a VERSI flail from McConnell. Their design is ideal for the highways, amenities and the ground-care sector. Named for the outstanding cutting versatility it offers, the VERSI-series arm enables operators to cut on either side of the tractor – switching from left to right and back at the touch of a button.
Designed for specialists and professional contractors, the VERSI-range was originally created for highway mowing because it allows operators to safely cut both the nearside verge and the central reservation while travelling in the same direction as the traffic.
The ability to switch cutting positions quickly and easily, coupled with a rotating arm and flail head offers benefits in numerous situations and enables VERSI machines to thrive in a variety of confined and challenging environments.
Our Case 115 uPro tractor is fitted with a 5.5m side arm flail and is ideal for not only roadside work but also excellent for vegetation clearance and hedge cutting. It can easily be fitted with flail and mowing decks.
All our machines are supplied with an operator and can be transported nationwide.
If you have any projects that you wish to discuss please call 01530 270166
Hedgerow netting should be carried out between October and February, outside the bird nesting season. However, netting can be carried out during the bird breeding season if an experienced ecologist can confirm that there are no active nests present.
Ideally vegetation clearance, such as hedgerow removal, should be timed to avoid the bird nesting season, which runs from the beginning of March through to the end of September. This is to prevent adverse impacts to any active bird nests present and therefore ensure wildlife legislation is not breached.
In some circumstances a hedgerow may have been identified as requiring removal, possibly to permit an anticipated development or the hedgerow occurs along a pipeline route, however the hedgerow cannot be removed prior to the bird nesting season as the relevant permissions or land access consents have not been granted. In these circumstances it may be deemed appropriate to try and prevent birds from nesting within a hedgerow by covering the hedgerow in netting. Should the consent to remove the hedgerow be granted during the bird breeding season, the hedgerow can be removed without affecting any active nests.
The netting process isolates the hedgerow or section of hedgerow that is required to be removed and approximately 3m either side (this will ensure no birds nest close to the section to be removed). The netting used is similar to debris netting used on building sites (often to cover scaffolding), and is secured at both the sides and edges of the hedgerow with pegs and cable ties. It is important to ensure that no gaps or tears occur in the netting itself, or where the netting meets the ground. Any such gaps could allow access for birds to enter the netted hedgerow and build nests.
Although no method can guarantee birds will not be able to nest within a hedgerow this process has been used on many occasions to successfully allow hedgerows to be removed during the bird breeding season, and therefore avoid major delays in projects and developments.
If you think we could help, call us on 01530 270166