Coombes play a successful role in the rail industry, providing alternative off-track solutions, working in partnership with Network Rail and other Major Contractors.

We provide a whole manner of off-track, minor civils work and are often the first people on site, performing an Ecological Phase One Habitat Survey, followed by de-vegetating the site and establishing the site boundary by erecting palisade and hoarding.

By fully assessing our clients’ requirements, applying our specialist knowledge accordingly and using an impressive array of our own plant and machinery, we are able to create a cost effective and practical solution - ensuring each job is completed on budget and on time.

What we do in the Rail and Utilities sectors

As a company we employ professional arborists who hold relevant chainsaw training certificates. This, coupled with our high levels of investment in staff training and up to date equipment, ensures that we can provide a quality service to both our commercial and domestic clients. All our tree work, be it remedial surgery or complete site clearance, is carried out to the exacting standards of BS3998

Coombes Forestry offer a full range of consultancy and contracting services on high quality timber, concrete and stock fences at very competitive rates. To find out more information on our Fencing Services please click here.

Site Clearance
We offer a full clearance service including all tree and scrub removal using a variety of machines including mulchers, chippers, excavators, harvesters and forwarders. All material wherever practical or possible is removed from site and will be reclaimed for timber or turned into chips or mulch for biomass fuels. Our operators all hold relevent machine tickets as well as CSCS cards and all work to current legislation and best practices.
In accordance with our commitment to the environment Coombes provide a wide variety of ecological practices when working on the rail networks and with the utility companies, these include:
Phase 1 Habitat Surveys, Phase 2 & Protected Species Surveys, Protected Species Translocation Plans, Area & Ecological Impact Assessment Surveys, Mitigation Surveys for Development Projects, Watching Brief Provision and Carbon Offsetting Surveys.
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