Laying temporary building foundations using bog mats

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Bog mats are often used to create a solid working surface on remote construction sites or where the ground is particularly prone to becoming muddy or churned up by rugged tyres and heavy footfall. But they can actually also serve as temporary building foundations, especially for buildings that will be removed when work on the […]

The Bangkok crane fall that highlights importance of crane mats

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An incident that left ten schoolgirls injured in Bangkok provides a stark reminder of the importance of crane mats and outrigger pads to create a stable lifting platform for cranes and other lifting vehicles. In mid-June, a tower crane used in the construction of a 20-storey hotel in the Thai capital fell on to an […]

Can bog mats be used as bridges?

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Many work sites involve challenging terrain, and where you have a ditch, gulley or river, temporary bridges and permanent bridges can be required – so can bog mats be used for this? It really depends on how heavy the traffic over the bridge deck will be, the ground it is being constructed on, and the […]

When and where to use bog mats

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“Do I need bog mats?” is one of our most frequently asked questions from customers, and the answer is that if you think you might need bog mats, then you probably do. The good thing about timber mats is that they’re easy to position, easy to move to a new position, and versatile for use […]

How piling mats help preserve heritage

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Piling mats can help to allow work to continue on heritage buildings, both protecting the existing building while work is completed, while also enabling essential piling and underpinning to support any new additions to the building fabric. A great example of this kind of approach is the London Screen Academy, a post-16 free school currently […]

How to free heavy machinery stuck in mud

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If you need to free heavy machinery stuck in mud, you’re likely to need two things: more heavy machinery, and a way to reach the equipment that is already bogged down. Where to start with mud-trapped machinery Assuming the machinery already stuck is not able to escape the mud even with a dry clean roadway, […]

How to maintain timber mats to keep them in good condition

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Good quality timber mats will give you years and even decades of service life, with only some simple maintenance needed to keep them safe from avoidable damage. Here’s our five-point guide to how to maintain timber mats to keep them in good condition for many years to come.   1. Know your type of timber […]

Durability classes of timber mats – how do tropical hardwoods compare?

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The durability of tropical hardwood timber mats is one of the main selling points, with decades of use under normal conditions – but what are the durability classes of timber mats like Ekki and Dabema? First of all, the obvious disclaimer – wood is a natural product and when used under different conditions, especially challenging […]

Road matting continues the drive towards safer work sites

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Road matting can help to keep active work sites safe, by creating stable temporary roadways for use by construction vehicles until a permanent road surface is laid. By laying road matting, you can give lifting equipment a solid base to work on, segregate foot traffic from vehicle flows and mark out safe routes across the […]

Types of temporary walkway for construction sites

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What type of temporary walkway is best for your project? Temporary walkway mats are a quick, versatile way to create a safe path across construction sites – so what are the different ways to use them? You might be surprised that there are actually several options when it comes to laying temporary walkways on construction […]

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