Which size timber bog mats do I need?

As the UK’s leading supplier of industrial-grade bog mats and crane mats, GJ Mats is trusted by construction and infrastructure professionals as the go-to source for ground protection needs. This guide from our UK ground protection specialists helps you determine which bog mats or crane mats size will best suit your project requirements.

GJ Mats offers five main bog mat series distinguished by thickness, load capacity, and intended applications. All are manufactured to the highest standards using only weather-resistant hardwoods and tropical wood varieties.

Understanding Specifications of Different Bogmats

Our downloadable PDFs can be found on our “Product Specs” section, and give the specific details of  different types of high quality timber bog mats on offer from GJ Bogmats. It’s helpful to know what these different specification types mean in relation to your individual project so that you can buy or hire the relevant product. Following is a summary but the best thing to do is give our friendly team a quick call or drop us an email and we will be more than happy to offer you our expertise.

Small Projects

If you’re looking to place temporary roadways in place, whether to enter building sites or to guide your festival goers to the main stage, then our 100MM bog mats are the ones for you. These sit lightly on the land, allowing common usage for lightweight projects. These thin but durable timber bog mats are perfect for use on industry infrastructure projects, or to serve as thoroughfare for dumper trucks and other lighter construction machinery.

Light Duty Bog Mats The 100mm Series mats are well-suited to lightweight traffic and impermanent roads. At only 100mm thick, they are portable and stable enough for foot traffic or small trucks under 10 tonnes.

Medium Projects

Medium Duty Bog Mats For medium-duty use, the 150mm Series mats falls into this category. Their extra thickness makes them durable options for smaller cranes, machinery, and structures on jobsites and marine environments.

These oak and tropical hardwood mats are capable of carrying up to roughly 65 tonnes per mat. This means that they’re perfect for small cranes and middle sized trucks as well as supporting small structures. This far more durable mat is also the most suitable for marine projects such as piling, jetties and pontoons, as well as civil engineering operations.

Large Projects / Heavy Duty Bogmats

Heavy Duty Bog Mats and Crane Mats Construction sites requiring heavier vehicles or crane use are served by our 200mm + Series mats and specialised crane mats, each rated for 80 tonnes.

Our 200mm and 250mm timber bog mats are the heavyweights. This allows for most construction equipment, cranes and caterpillar machinery to be used safely on moderately flat ground, and is ideal for working platforms and tracks for heavy plant traffic. Due to the heavy duty nature of these timber bog mats, you could look at purchasing new or pre-owned quality hardwood oak and durable tropical hardwood bog mats from our “Services” page.

Custom Engineered Solutions

GJ Mats works directly with customers to design mats tailored for specialised applications such as large-scale piling, tunneling, and mining projects.

Please note that all of our hardwood and tropical bog mats are also available for hire or sale and we welcome you contacting us to find out more to see what is best for your project. Speak to one of our ground protection specialists and crane mat experts to determine the right solution for your project needs.

Give us a call on 0800 774 7551 and one of our friendly team will be happy to advise!


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