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Timber in Construction: A History

Timber has been used in construction for centuries, and it is still one of the most popular materials today. There are many reasons for this: timber is strong, durable, and easy to work with. It also looks great and can be used in a variety of applications. In this...

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Why is Ground Protection Important on Construction Sites?

Ground protection is an essential part of many construction projects. If the ground isn't protected properly, it can become damaged and unstable. This can lead to a number of problems, including safety hazards and delays in the project. In this blog post, we will...

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Reasons Why you Should Hire Bog Mats from Birketts

When you only need bog mats for one off or occasional projects, it might make better economical sense for you to hire bog mats rather than buy. We've got you covered either way. Here at Birketts, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality timber bog mats that are...

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Which Industries do Birketts Bog Mats Supply to?

Birketts is a British supplier of bog mats to a wide variety of industries throughout the UK, Europe and globally. Crane mats or bog mats are large, heavy-duty ground protection mats that provide a stable work surface and help distribute loads evenly. In this blog...

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Crane Mats and Stable Platforms

Cranes are an important part of any construction project. They are used to move heavy objects and materials around, which can save a lot of time and labour. But in order for cranes to be effective, they need a stable surface to work on. That's where crane mats come...

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What is a Bog Mat? Everything you need to know

Bog mats are an effective way of providing temporary access roads for heavy machinery on construction sites that have fragile ground. They allow you to avoid damaging the natural environment and get your project done quickly without having any negative impacts or...

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What Are Ekki Mats?

Ekki is a native tropical timber popularly found across the West African countries such as Ghana and Nigeria. Ekki timber is usually dark red or violet-brown in colour and is very rigid and thick. Hence, it produces solid and durable wood, an essential characteristic...

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The History of the Christmas Tree

Christmas trees are synonymous with the festive season, but how did the use of evergreen trees during this time start and why do they hold such a special place in our homes each December? The Christmas tree dates back as far as ancient Rome and Egypt with evergreen...

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temp access roads

Creating Temporary Access Roads with Bog Mats

Creating access roads will often be a critical component of building projects as well as other uses such as concerts and festivals. When it comes to creating temporary access roads, bog mats are an ideal tool to help you. What is it that they do, and why are they so...

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ground protection for festivals

Seven Alternative Uses for Ground Protection Mats

Obviously the most popular reason for people coming to us to hire or purchase ground protection mats is related to the construction industry, whether its to create temporary access, stable platforms, crane platforms or pipelines. But that’s not the only way in which...

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Should I Buy or Hire Bog Mats?

Whether you need bog mats to create roadways or to support heavy machinery on site then you may be considering whether it best to hire or buy them. Also known as crane mats, trackmats, ekki mats and temporary access mats. Bog mats can be used in a range of scenarios...

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Vital Infrastructure for Construction Sites

For the uninitiated, a construction site may look like a ragged mess of vehicles, materials, and half-built structures. But for anyone that’s been involved in the construction industry for some time, you’ll know that there are a lot of interwoven systems that make...

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