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Five steps to a firmer foundation with crane mats

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Crane mats are an essential step in laying a firm foundation when using heavy lifting equipment including vehicle-mounted cranes, and if you are not 100% certain of what lies beneath ground level, laying crane mats is an absolute must to help minimise the risk of subsidence during lifting. Here are five steps towards safer lifting […]

Tropical Hardwood Ekki Mats

Ekki (Azobe) Mats

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Ekki mats are currently the strongest and most durable timber for mats. A Class 1 graded timber with a lifespan of over 50 years even in the poorest of conditions, Ekki is ideal to be used for timber mats in soft wet ground conditions. Due to its popularity and illegal logging the price of Ekki […]

European Oak Hardwood Mats

European Oak Quercus Petraea

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A fairly hard, heavy and dense timber, with high crushing and bending strength, low stiffness and resistance to shock loads. Ideal for timber mats for light to medium construction traffic. Widely available across Europe and with a durability class 2 rating, and can have an average service life of 15-25 years. European Oak mats are […]

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American Oak Quercus Alba

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American white Oak is a hard and heavy wood, with low stiffness and medium crushing and bending strength. Manufactured into our thicker heavier mats for medium to heavy construction traffic, crane access and outrigger pads. Imported from North America under their SFI certification (Sustainable Forestry Initiative), guarantees the timber has been farmed and exported legally.


Azobe mats for heavy duty crane operations

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Azobe mats are our most durable timber mats for heavy duty crane operations, and give you a safe and stable platform for crane outriggers to stand on, spreading the load across an even larger area on ground where stability is still a concern. Azobe is also known as Ekki and belongs to the botanical species […]


Ekki timber Hastings Pier wins 2017 RIBA Sterling Prize

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The biggest prize in architecture has been won by Hastings Pier, a minimalist expanse of Ekki timber boards known by locals as ‘The Plank’. When the pier’s substructure was severely damaged by fire in 2010, two years after storm damage forced it to close, it looked like the end of Hastings Pier. But with contributions […]


What size bog mats do I need?

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One of the things you will need to know when ordering bog mats for hire or for sale is what size bog mats you actually need – but don’t worry, as it’s fairly straightforward to decide. Standard bog mats come in a range of different sizes and thicknesses, and in terms of area you can […]


American Oak vs. European Oak

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Not all timber mats are the same, and one of the main factors that affects the life span and performance of timber ground protection mats is the particular species of wood used. You might know that we offer Ekki bog mats and Oak bog mats – but did you also know that not all of […]


Crane mats reduce your biggest risks

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Crane mats do more than just protect the ground – they also protect you against some of the biggest risks you face on an active job site, where instability of heavy lifting gear or crane vehicles can lead to a costly catastrophe. HSE statistics show that since 2001, there have been more than 60 reported […]

Bog Mats for Temporary Roadway Access in Brighton

Timber bog mats keep you safe in summer

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Timber bog mats have obvious benefits in winter, when they can cover over wet mud, ground that has frozen into ruts and furrows, or provide temporary roadways over icy ground. But in the summer months they are an equally important investment, as the subsoil conditions can be deceptive on what looks like a perfect day […]

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