Why hire timber mats?
Hiring timber mats can be the perfect solution for your business if you don’t want the long term commitment of purchasing them.
Our durable and robust hardwood timber mats weigh from 300 kg to 1200 kg and are suitable for so many different applications. They are a huge asset on construction sites, in pipeline projects and for civil engineering works, as well as being useful on energy plants, solar farms and in bridging works.
Timber mats can be used to provide a stable base to support cranes and heavy machinery and an even surface to work on. Whatever the ground conditions, whether soft, muddy, sandy, waterlogged, or even across water, timber mats provide a solid base to move across and work from.
They are also useful for protecting the underlying ground, both from high tides or inclement weather and from works going on at a site. Laying timber mats down protects the ground itself as well as underground services from damage by providing a barrier to prevent ground churn, disintegration and contamination. As well as reducing the impact that this can have on the surrounding environment it also helps guard against the risk of compensation claims or reinstatement costs.
In certain cases it may not be financially viable to purchase timber mats, particularly for one off or very occasional projects, and so hiring timber mats becomes an ideal solution.
Uses for timber mats
Timber mats can be used for so many applications:
- Creating access roads
- Creating temporary compounds
- Providing crane support and access pads
- Providing working platforms and tracks
- Allowing for road extensions and widening
- For bridges and crossings
- Providing general land protection
- For piling, marine and jetties
- Stabilising river and and road embankments
As well as construction and civil engineering applications, timber mats can be hired for festivals and events. Outdoor events in the UK are notorious for becoming ridiculously muddy and timber mats are perfect for creating access roads across fields to and from the festival, creating drier and safer pathways for visitors to get around within the event as well as providing stable and secure bases for stages, marquees and exhibits.
Birkett’s timber mat hire
If you need to hire timber mats for a current or future project, you can’t do better than to use Birkett. We are well known in the industry for not only providing excellent quality timber mats that are durable and tough enough for any job, but also for hiring them out at the best possible prices.
Exceptional customer service is also something we constantly strive for and our many customers have remained loyal to us because they know that they can rely on us to deliver their timber mats in the right place and at the right time. We have good relationships with a number of hauliers that we have been using for many years and so are able to provide fast and reliable timber mat delivery across the UK, Ireland and Europe.
Why settle for anything else? Contact Birkett today – fill out our enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)1946 863021 to discuss your timber mat hire requirements.
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