Creative uses for bog mats
Bog mats are extremely versatile for use on all kinds of construction sites, festival fields, crane lifting platforms and so on, but the possibilities don’t end there.
Timber mats can find a lease of life in some very unusual places – here are just a few examples…
1. A base for buildings
Bog mats provide a stable base for crane lifting operations, parking vehicles on muddy fields and so on, but they can also work well as a base for buildings.
Whether that’s a cabin to serve as your site office, or something semi-permanent like a quick and easy timber base for a gazebo, all of the usual benefits of timber mats apply.
Just drop them into place, fasten them together, and you’ve got an instant hard-wearing floor that you can build all kinds of temporary to semi-permanent structures on top of.
2. Bog-dodging boardwalks
We’ve looked in the past at ways to build up the level of timber mats to create a temporary roadway above the level of boggy or marshy ground.
But why not leave them in situ as a semi-permanent pathway for future access? We have timber mats for sale so you don’t need to return them.
Durable timber mats can survive a good length of time even when exposed to the elements, and for light foot traffic this can be more budget-friendly than building a permanent boardwalk or footbridge.
3. Temporary tracks
Finally, why not turn a temporary roadway into a more permanent track layout for driving experiences?
Nobody’s suggesting you build a Formula One track out of bog mats, but there are plenty of other vehicles where a timber mat track could work perfectly well.
For example, if you want to offer tractor or digger driving experiences on your farm, a simple course laid out using timber mats could be just the thing to offer some stability and ground protection.
In this way you can help to improve safety for your customers, while also ensuring the pressure of the vehicles is distributed more evenly, leaving less clean-up if and when you decide to change the shape of the track, or remove it completely simply by lifting the mats.