Company Profile

Specialists in hydroseeding, our first involvement with hydroseeding was back in 1969, giving us over fifty years experience within the industry and with bases throughout the British Isles we are well placed to service the needs of our clients.

Contracts previously undertaken range from land reclamation to road, railway and major civil engineering projects. We also undertake smaller domestic projects for private clients.

Our belief in the commitment to quality in all aspects of our work has resulted in our continued growth of our client and contract portfolio and has lead to the completion of many hydroseeding projects.

We have the self-assurance which only grows from long experience and knowledge of the market requirements. Above all, our ability to win contracts at competitive prices and uphold high standards of work quality has been and continues to be the cornerstone of our development and success.

Our People

We recognise that our people are our most important asset and believe that if we have the right people, the rest will follow.

We engage highly motivated individuals and driven team players who enjoy working for an organisation that prides itself on delivering and providing a working environment where health, safety and welfare is never a competing priority. We actively encourage and support our people to improve their skills and qualifications to develop their careers and meet the current and future needs of the business.

Our Corporate Social Responsibility

We recognise that our social responsibility extends beyond the safety and welfare of our team, the sites we work on and supply chain to embrace the communities in which we operate. We are committed to the highest standards for ethical labour practices, product responsibility and impact on society, resulting in mutually beneficial relationships for the business and our stakeholders.

It is through this approach we believe the balance between commercial success and our social and environmental responsibilities are achieved.

We recognise that what we do and how we do it, is just as important as the results we achieve. Therefore, our core values are to be honest, fair and transparent in all of our daily activities and business relationships.

We promote the highest levels of integrity within our business to ensure we develop and maintain long lasting relationships with stakeholders who share these common values.

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Timeline

1969
Feb 1969

Our Roots

Our Roots

RMB’s very first involvement with hydroseeding is on a flood prevention scheme on the River Parrett for the civil engineering firm M J Gleeson. Although the fundamentals of hydroseeding haven’t changed, the materials and machinery used in 1969 differ considerably to those used in today’s operations.

1989
Jan 1989

Finn Hydroseeders

Finn Hydroseeders

The use of Finn hydroseeders is adopted. Unlike many of the other hydroseeding units used in the UK at this time that tend to be converted water bowsers which lack many of today’s standard features. These purpose built hydroseeders are imported directly from North America and are more reliable and efficient

Jun 1989

Hydromulch

Using the new purpose built hydroseeders allows for the use of hydroseeding with specialist wood fibre hydromulch, removing the requirement of traditionally used materials such as messy bitumen or the awkward to handle raw paper pulp.

1994
Jan 1994

Hydroseeding in Africa

RMB become the first UK hydroseeding firm to be awarded a contract to undertake hydroseeding in Africa.  The massive infrastructure project involves hydroseeding on a new pipeline scheme for British Gas in West Africa.

1997
Jan 1997

First UK Website

First UK Website

With the rapid growth of the internet the decision is taken to go online and fully embracing the new digital media.

The small website initially comprises of only two pages but still gives us the honour of being the first hydroseeding company in the United Kingdom to attain an online presence.

1998
Jan 1998

The Wheel and The Chain

The Wheel and The Chain

Hydroseeding of the ‘The Wheel and The Chain’ begins. Designed by artist Lorna Green and located in South Gloucestershire, it is built using reclaimed material from the construction of stage 3 of the A4174 ‘Avon Ring Road’.

On it’s completion the colossal art piece is the largest earth sculpture in the British Isles.

2000
Jan 2000

Eco Friendly Alternatives

Previously used on areas requiring erosion control, bitumen is used after seeding as a tack coat to hold seed and soil in place.  Although not used for sometime, the decision is taken to completely halt all future use of bitumen. Instead clients are offered environmentally friendly alternatives that can be applied in just one application instead of two.

2006
Jul 2006

Incorporated

Although hydroseeding since early 1969, in July of 2006 the organisation is incorporated in England and Wales.

2008
Jan 2008

Flexterra

BMX track after hydroseeded using Flexterra

RMB is the first in the United Kingdom to begin using Flexterra. The revolutionary erosion control product is in effect a spray applied erosion control blanket that will become an industry benchmark for all high performance hydromulch.  Soon after its introduction, Flexterra is used in the construction of the London 2012 Olympic Games when RMB is awarded the contract to hydroseed the steep side of the new BMX track.

2009
Jan 2009

BALI Accreditation

BALI

RMB is granted entry into The British Association of Landscapes Industries (BALI), becoming full members.

Established in 1972, BALI have been vetting professional landscapers to ensure the highest standards of workmanship, skill and health & safety are upheld within the UK landscaping industry.

2013
Jan 2013

IECA Membership

IECA Membership

Another first for a UK hydroseeding organisation when membership to the International Erosion Control Association’s (IECA) growing international chapter is gained.

2016
Jan 2016

ECTC

ECTC

RMB Hydroseeding joins the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC), the first for a UK hydroseeding company.  Made up of people who are dedicated to advancing the knowledge, experience and expertise of erosion and sediment control.

2017
Jan 2017

Winter Active Grass Seed

winter active grass seed mixture

The first to begin using ‘Winter Active’ seed as standard in all grass mixtures during colder conditions. Unlike other grasses that are claimed to be winter active, the cultivars used are true amenity perennial varieties that germinate in soil temperatures as low as 5 degrees celsius.

2018
Mar 2018

Organic Fertiliser

Organic Fertiliser

To reduce the damaging effects fertiliser runoff can have to waterways and oceans, RMB Hydroseeding switch from using synthetic fertilisers to organic based products that are produced from natural sources.

2019
Mar 2019

Mycorrhizal Treatment

Mycorrhizal Treatment

RMB Hydroseeding add Mycorrhizal fungi dressing to all future grass and wildflowers seed mixtures.

The beneficial fungi helps new seedlings develop a denser root mass so more nutrients can be harvested from the soil, aiding both establishment and resistance to stress.