Ecology-led services

Ecology is an important part of the construction industry in the UK and continues to be a focal point for many landowners interested in looking after the environment. We aim to provide a clear and effective service to our clients while prioritising the protection of the environment and workforce.


Exclusion zones are used to prevent species in the area from entering work or construction areas. Fencing is used for trapping to ensure that species are safely removed from the area before work commences while maintaining compliance with licensing and Natural England. This ensures projects can begin work without delay and penalties or fines.

Ecological fencing

  • Ground-level fencing: newt, reptile and snake and water vole
  • Wire mesh: badger and otter fence
  • Animal crossings, e.g., badger tunnels under roads

Habitat creation

With expert experience, ATV can provide one-stop-shop solutions for projects requiring habitat restoration and creation. By collaborating with clients and using the wider RSK expertise, we can solve the complex issues associated with habitat restoration and creation

  • Hibernacula creation
  • Pond and wetland creation for amphibians, reptiles and insects
  • Grassland and wild flower meadow creation for insects and other pollinators
  • Hedge translocation and temporary hedging for bats
  • Bat box and bird box installation
  • Destructive searches, including badgers, newts and reptiles


Badger sets

We help to provide ecological mitigation services for badgers by installing badger fencing, closing setts, installing netting and performing destructive searches. We engineer new habitats for badgers through a full design-and-build service for artificial badger setts. We have created several artificial setts across the country, including at Draycote Water in Warwickshire, a reservoir managed by Severn Trent Water. This included creating an artificial sett and closing the former sett.

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ATV is part of the RSK group of companies

The RSK group is a leading integrated environmental, engineering and technical services business offering bespoke end-to-end solutions to a variety of sectors. Headquartered in the UK but with an established presence throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, RSK helps organisations around the world achieve their business aspirations in a sustainable and efficient manner.