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Emtek heavy equipment mats offer environmental responsibility

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Emtek heavy equipment mats are an excellent choice for heavy engineering works where environmental responsibility is a concern – an issue with growing relevance in an era of climate change and heightened social awareness. While Emtek heavy equipment mats may look like other timber mats, there are several subtle design features that help them to […]

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Demolition protection mats help you stay fallout free

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Demolition protection mats are the essential ground protection mats you need when bringing down any kind of structure, from tall towers and multi-storey blocks, to relatively contained and careful dismantling of single storeys. They serve as all-purpose ground protection mats, providing a stable surface for workers to walk on, helping to spread the load of […]

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Long-lasting piling rig mats for the UK and Ireland

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Durable piling rig mats from Timbermat create a solid and stable platform for piling rigs on ground that would ordinarily not provide enough support for the heavy machinery used in the process. Like other timber mats, these serve as ground protection mats – preventing substantial damage to the surface beneath – but crucially also help […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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