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Which Size Timber Bog Mats Do I Need?

Which size timber bog mats do I need for my project? You’ve got it all planned out – your construction project is nearing its start date.  The festival you’re running is edging every closer.  Your civil supporting project has been given the green light.  You’re setting out your resource allocation – contacting all your suppliers, […]

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Bond? No Bog Mats

You might not associate the glamorous and exciting world of 007 with the provision of top quality timber mats, crane mats, tropical hardwood mats and oak mats to the construction and civil engineering industries, but think again. With Spectre, the long awaited new Bond film, released later this month, we thought it was about time […]

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Not All Sand is the Same – Supplying Bog Mats to Oman

Based here in South Wales, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all our work is UK based. In fact, GJ Bogmats has a thriving export section. We are able to provide our bog mats and crane mats internationally, and have recently been involved in a couple of major projects abroad. Working in the desert in […]

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Pipelines & Penguins – GJ Bog Mats in the Falkland Islands

Last month we were talking about the challenges of working in the heat of the desert. By way of contrast, this month, we’re quite literally at the other end of the earth, in the Falkland Islands. The British military maintain a presence on the Falkland Islands and GJ Bog Mats are involved in a project […]

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Crane mats keep your lifting operations safe!

Using crane mats or crane pads will help ensure a safe system of work on your construction project where lifting equipment is involved. A construction site can be a dangerous place – vehicles, equipment, unstable ground, uneven surfaces all conspire to make accidents a very real possibility. As any responsible contractor knows, health & safety […]

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Emtek Mats

In our latest blog, we look at Emtek Mats – a bit about the background, and why we’re proud to be a European distributor of this superior product. There are some construction projects that require something more than a timber mat to create the necessary support for the equipment that’s being used. You might need […]

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Should I Buy or Hire Bog Mats for my next project

Should I Buy or Hire Bog Mats for my next project? New to bogmats and wondering whether to invest? Been using timber mats for some time, hiring every time you need them? In this blog we look at the pros and cons of buying vs. hiring timber mats, to help you make the right choice. […]

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Timber mats keep your festival rocking

Timber mats keep your festival rocking! Whether it’s music or motorcars, food or family fun, there’s a festival to suit every possible taste. From the well-established ‘grandfathers’ of the festival scene – Glastonbury, Reading, Isle of Wight to the newcomers such as Chris Evans’ Carfest, or the traditional festivals such as the Eisteddfods here in […]

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Protecting coastal habitats with timber mats

Protecting coastal habitats with timber mats We thought about calling this post “Bogmats at the Beach” but that would imply an element of rest and relaxation. In fact, our timber mats, and the CSCS accredited team that lays them, work extremely hard in coastal areas, estuaries, coastal marshes and the like, protecting habitats and allowing […]

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Temporary Access Mats facilitate Wind Farm Access – in Turkey

Temporary Access Mats facilitate Wind Farm Access – in Turkey After a successful project supplying temporary access roadways to a wind farm in Cumbria, GJ Bogmats is delighted to announce that we have been asked to provide our mats to a similar wind farm project -in Turkey! Controversial they may be, but love them or loathe them, wind farms are an increasing […]

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Bog mats build bridges with Network Rail

Bog mats build bridges with Network Rail Timber mats are integral in supporting bridge work vital for upgrading railway communications Updating infrastructure is a vital and ongoing task to keep the country moving. Network Rail has recently been upgrading bridges in South Wales and further afield to support electrification and to update structures that have […]

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