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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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5 reasons to use hardwood outrigger pads

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Crane outrigger pads give your lifting equipment a more stable platform, distributing its weight over a wider area, but why are hardwood outrigger pads in particular such a strong option? Here are five of the best reasons to use hardwood outrigger pads, including some of the more obvious arguments, and some you might not have […]

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Industrial mats offer grip, safety and comfort

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Our industrial mats provide a physical barrier between the ground and the people or vehicles passing over it, but they are much more than just ground protection mats, with characteristics that provide a range of benefits particularly suited to industrial areas. As ground protection mats, they still offer the physical defence for the ground surface […]

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Ekki mats stay strong whatever the weather

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Ekki mats – also commonly known as Azobe mats – belong to the hardwood family Lophira alata, found mainly in West Africa, and are the most durable of timber mats currently available. The raw timber is relatively hard to source and expensive to buy, due to a combination of its massive popularity in recent years […]

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Temporary roads provide stability on drying spring soil

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As springtime arrives, the drier weather does not remove the need for temporary roads to provide stability for heavy wheeled and tracked vehicles on soil surfaces – it just changes the risks faced when driving on bare soil without ground protection mats in place. During the winter, of course, waterlogged earth is easily churned into […]

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