Canals and waterways

Most of the canals and waterways in England and Wales were constructed at the height of the Industrial Revolution. Today, they are a celebrated part of our heritage and culture. We specialise in maintaining and preserving these historical gems.

The continual preservation, maintenance and restoration of our canals are crucial to ensuring their upkeep – both in and along the water’s edge – for generations to come.

We have undertaken a variety of canal and waterways projects, including:

  • Confined space works
  • Clearing culverts and waterways
  • Building and repairing canal embankments
  • Plugging redundant canal drain plugs

In certain instances, we need to install dams, pump out the canal and undertake the works in dry conditions. After which, we will restore the waterway to its original state.

Health, safety and risk management

We are fully trained and certified to work in risk-associated environments where watercourse pollution must be kept to an absolute minimum. The fact that we enjoy an on-going relationship with many of our clients is testament to our experience, expertise and outstanding Health and Safety record.

Our work in action

Chudleigh leat

Over the years, the Chudleigh leat bed had deteriorated and dropped to a point […]

Newton Poppleford


An existing 8m long invert on a tributary stream – leading to a brick […]

Grand Western Canal

To enable the draining and maintenance of the Grand Western Canal, drain plugs were […]

Discuss your project

To talk through your canal or waterway project, please call 0845 3666 521.