The construction sector is one of the largest users of temporary floor protection, in part due to the broad range of different applications for protective timber construction mats.
For example, on any given construction site, temporary floor protection might be used to:
- Create a staging area for construction materials until needed.
- Build a stable platform for machinery and vehicles including cranes.
- Build a solid platform for piling rigs and excavators.
- Protect exposed land against demolition work.
- Protect delicate land surfaces such as bare soil and grass.
It’s a list that goes on and on, and as well as protecting the ground itself, temporary floor protection can be used to reduce the forces exerted on buried utilities, underground storage tanks and other hidden voids, while construction mats can also bridge gaps and create stable working platforms over wetland and boggy areas.
Hire construction mats for temporary floor protection
If you don’t have an ongoing need for construction mats but do face a short-term need for temporary floor protection, we have timber mats in a range of sizes, thicknesses and types of timber available to hire.
When you hire construction mats from Timbermat, you have access to different species and sizes, allowing you to specify the ideal mats for the type of temporary floor protection you need.
In light of the ongoing need for heavy duty ground protection mats faced by many construction companies with busy order books, you might prefer to buy hardwood timber mats for construction sites that will cover all of the different uses you need from them.
Again, we can supply a selection of sizes, thicknesses and sustainably sourced timbers including tropical hardwood Ekki mats, which have seen considerable demand in recent years due to their extremely high strength and durability.
Why tropical hardwood construction mats?
Tropical hardwood species like Ekki and Dabema offer good strength characteristics including high resistance to bending, impacts and abrasion, thanks to the dense grain of the natural wood.
We work with responsible timber merchants in Africa to obtain supplies of Dabema and Ekki bog mats that are fully certified for import into Europe and can provide you with the paperwork to prove it.
Our standard timber mats come in sizes of 1m x 3m or 1m x 5m, and in thicknesses from 70 mm up to 300 mm, so there are options for any scale of job site and for the most heavy-duty applications – you will see we also have pages dedicated to crane access mats and piling rig mats.
Ekki bog mats are some of the strongest you will find on the market, while Dabema has a strength profile that is quite closely comparable with European beech but is much more durable, giving you many more years of usable life than you would get with the equivalent European beech timber mats.
About emtek® heavy equipment mats
For heavy duty applications, you might also want to take a look at emtek® heavy equipment mats, which use a laminated billet construction that substantially enhances their strength.
These measure in at less than 90 mm thick but are some of our strongest timber mats – making them a great option to save as much as half on your transport costs, and especially if you need to move your ground protection mats to job sites all over the country.
If you would like to know more about emtek® heavy equipment mats and how they stack up in comparison to our conventional hardwood timber building site mats, please get in touch for direct assistance from one of our timber experts.
Contact us to find out more
We appreciate that the construction sector is vast and that every building site poses unique challenges – so whether you need ground protection mats on-site, a temporary roadway for better access, or even need to find a way to get large equipment to the site in the first place, we are happy to help.
Just give us a call on 08000 12 12 31 to speak to our team of timber experts, who will help you to decide which type of timber mat is right for the task at hand, or you can fill in our online contact form for a quick response that addresses all of your needs and queries.