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Timber mats – the original sustainable ground protection mats

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Sustainable ground protection mats are growing in importance all the time as more businesses aim to satisfy their own environmental obligations, as well as catering to the eco concerns of customers. And while you may see various kinds of recyclable and recycled ground protection mats advertised, there are no more sustainable ground protection mats than […]

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Why use timber mats for temporary pedestrian walkways?

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It’s easy to see the benefits of timber mats for temporary roadways – preventing heavy vehicles from getting bogged down in mud, protecting the ground surface from being churned up, and helping to spread the pressure of a heavy load over a wider area. But although we often speak about ground protection mats as a […]

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No shortage of oak timber mats in the UK

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Oak timber mats offer the durability of hardwood mats, with the familiarity of a native British species of tree and wood. However, a research project funded by Innovate UK has revealed that many people in the UK don’t realise there is such a strong supply of oak timber mats within the UK. As a result, […]

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Bog mats help restore Cumbrian bogs with EU funding

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An EU-funded project is restoring Cumbrian bogs with a combination of bespoke equipment and lightweight excavators perched on bog mats to work on the delicate surface. The project, named Cumbria BogLIFE, is financed by the EU LIFE+ fund and has just published its first official update in the form of a community newsletter entitled The […]

Why do I need crane mats and outrigger pads on hard surfaces?

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You might think crane mats and outrigger pads are only needed on soft surfaces, where there is a risk of the crane vehicle sinking into the mud, soil or sand; however, this is not the only situation in which you should spread the load. On hard surfaces, especially public streets, pavements and car parks, there […]

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Ekki timber mats lay the stage on Hastings Pier

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The recently reopened Hastings Pier has been nicknamed The Plank by some locals due to its expanse of Ekki timber mats, but a more suitable nickname might be The Stage. In mid-September, the pier is due to open a weekend of live music in Hastings, with Dizzee Rascal topping the bill on Friday September 16th, […]

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Bog mats removed as Macclesfield Canal reopens

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The temporary navigation closure between bridges 26 and 27 of Macclesfield Canal has been lifted following the completion of repair works which saw bog mats used to provide a temporary road into the canal bed for machinery and plant vehicles. A notice from the Canal & River Trust announced the closure of the stretch of […]

Bog mats turn Macclesfield Canal into a temporary road

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Canals were once the motorways of Britain, and the use of bog mats is allowing a stretch of Macclesfield Canal to become a temporary road to provide access for maintenance vehicles. The canal was monitored throughout May following the discovery of a leak at Bollington between bridges 26 and 27, which was subsequently found to […]

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Timber mats help bring Boeing 767 ashore

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If you saw a truck and trailer pulling a Boeing 767 ashore across a temporary road made of timber mats, you might fear the worst, but in County Sligo earlier this month, the village of Enniscrone turned out in force to see the unusual spectacle – and all went according to plan. The former Transaero […]

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Ekki mats offer all the fun of the pier

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Ekki timber mats are often the unsung heroes of construction sites and public events where they are used to cover muddy patches or to provide a stable platform for pedestrians or parking. But they take centre stage on the newly renovated Hastings Pier, restored following a devastating fire in October 2010. It has taken about […]

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