Temporary Compounds and Bog Mats
In any construction project, careful planning is vital, including the provision of temporary compounds. These spaces, often a necessary fixture on construction sites, require thoughtful consideration to meet the specific needs of a given project. Bog mats are an ideal solution and provide stable and sturdy platforms.
Defined as hardstanding areas within or occasionally adjacent to road or rail projects, temporary compounds serve as designated zones for certain site activities. They form an integral part of the construction workflow, offering a central hub for various operations.
Temporary compounds cater to diverse requirements. They can serve as storage facilities for plant and machinery or function as parking spaces for workers and clients. Moreover, they can also host modular buildings that accommodate offices, material storage, and welfare facilities. Each compound, tailored to a project’s needs, offers a flexible, utilitarian space to streamline construction operations.
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Temporary Compounds are Better for the Environment
By design, these areas are temporary, intended for use solely for the duration of the project. Once the project concludes, the compounds are dismantled and the space is restored.
Creating temporary compounds can involve excavation to lay down stone compounds or the use of timber mats. Given their transient nature, timber mats are often a preferable choice. They provide an efficient solution, avoiding the need to excavate, set up stone compounds, and later dispose of them. Timber mats offer a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective approach, underscoring their value in the efficient and responsible execution of construction projects.
Timber mats are a very versatile solution when it comes to providing temporary compounds. They are quick and easy to set up on site and just as easily removed when the project is finished. They provide an effective barrier above the ground as well as a sturdy and stable surface for whatever storage or activities the area is designated for.
Quality Bog Mats Supplied Across the UK and Europe
Birketts bog mats are long lasting, durable and great value for money.
At Birketts we supply both European hardwood and tropical hardwood bog mats. Not only are these environmentally friendly, but they are also durable too meaning they are suitable for lots of different uses. We sell cost effective, high quality bog mats.
Importance of Temporary Compounds
A temporary compound helps protect the underlying ground from damage as a result of site activities as well as providing for the welfare of those working on site.
Storage of materials and plant could cause significant damage to the environment without a suitable surface to protect the ground. As well as ground churn from those handling materials and machinery, which could damage the landscape and possibly even underground services, there is risk of ground contamination from certain materials. A temporary compound area provides a base which forms a barrier over the ground to protect it.
The benefits are obvious. As well as protecting the environment and landscape, temporary compounds also improve working conditions for those on site and increase efficiency overall. There is also less chance of adverse weather affecting ground conditions to the point where a project is delayed, so it is more likely to be completed on time and to budget.
Timber mats for temporary compounds
Birkett’s timber mats are ideal for use in creating temporary compounds as they can be laid very quickly and easily using existing lifting machinery on site to lift and place the mats in position. They are also easy to stack, transport and offload. Most importantly though, they are of a very high quality and extremely durable and long lasting. We only use sustainable sources and supply timber mats made from both hardwood European and tropical hardwood, as well as in varying sizes and thicknesses, to suit your project’s needs.
Find out more about why you should choose Birkett’s timber mats to create temporary compounds for your projects.