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The History of the Christmas Tree

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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Creating Temporary Access Roads with Bog Mats

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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Seven Alternative Uses for Ground Protection Mats

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?

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

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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Sustainable Timber Bog Mats

Sustainable Timber Bog Mats

Bog mats are used in a number of different scenarios, but by using sustainable timber, Birkett’s ensure that their bog mats are kind to the environment in more ways than you may think. Obviously the main reason for using bog mats on your construction site is to...

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How to Plan for Access Mats on a Construction Site

How to Plan for Access Mats on a Construction Site

For any developer, protecting the environment and reducing any negative impact on the surrounding area is of the upmost importance. For any construction site there is always a balance between preserving our countryside and building work. One of the ways to protect the...

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Why Use Hardwood Crane Mats

Why Use Hardwood Crane Mats

Our crane mats are robust and strong and made to last. Our 3m x 1m versions in either 100mm or 150mm thickness are an ideal solution for creating stable bases quickly and easily for crane operations on all kinds of construction sites and environments. Whilst these are...

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What is the new HS2 Railway?

What is the new HS2 Railway?

The Hs2 is new fast railway network. It links the north of the country with London and is a much needed improvement in current transportation in the UK. This high speed railway runs through Scotland, the North of England and the Midlands, joining up with London. It is...

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How do I get into Construction?

How do I get into Construction?

Careers in construction are wide ranging and involve much more than the trades that might first come to mind. They include areas such as architecture, planning, project management and of course the actual building side. There’s nothing like the sense of achievement...

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What are Timber Mats?

What are Timber Mats?

When you are organising and arranging any construction project, you need to make sure you have all the right equipment for the job, or else you can’t know that you are really going to complete the project in the way you would hope. One important piece of equipment...

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The Top Reasons for Using Timber Bog Mats in Construction

The Top Reasons for Using Timber Bog Mats in Construction

When it comes to some construction sites, there can be some sites that have problems with the terrain that you are working on. If you want to eliminate the issues, then a good option for you is timber bog mats. Not only do they help to provide a stable terrain for the...

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