Monday, 29 April 2013

The Ground Protection Top 10

Using ground protection mats is the ideal way to protect surfaces from either heavy construction or trampling feet. If you are keen to avoid a mud bath at an upcoming special event, then these easy to use mats could be the solution. Here are 10 reasons why:

Safety – With a crucial non slip surface, it means that when lots of people are walking on top of them, there is a much reduced risk of people slipping over.

Assembly – Assembling the mats into position is really simple and you won’t need any other products to help you set up. You can assemble them yourself or hire a team to sort all that out for you.

Strength – The mats are strong and can handle about 60 tonnes of weight on top of them, so if heavy machinery can easily move across the surface, thousands of people won’t be a problem either.

Lightweight – Despite their strength and durability the ground protection mats are actually relatively light. Being made from HD Polyethylene makes them really easy to handle.

Multiple Uses – Temporary car parks, temporary roadways, flooring for outdoor events such as festivals and weddings are all within the capabilities of the mats.

Different Surfaces – They can protect fields, gardens, sandy beach areas and driveways.

Looking Good – Despite being highly functional, once in situ, the protection mats actually look good too. Tidy and organised.

Time – Not only can they be quickly assembled and dismantled but they can also be used over short or long periods of time.

Versatile – What if your field isn’t flat? What if there are lumps, bumps or even steep inclines? The mats, with their different available connections are suitable for all kinds of terrain.

Ground Access Hire – A company that are not only expert and experienced suppliers of ground protection mats but they will also, in most cases and if you request it, install the mats ahead of your event or building work and also be on site to dismantle and remove the mats once your project is completed, giving you peace of mind and confidence that the job will be done correctly and safely.

For much more information about ground protection mats for your summer festival or building enterprise, please visit our main website over at, where you can browse through all the services and products we provide and find our details if you wish to ask us further questions.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Planning For the Summer with Ground Access Hire

After a particularly grim winter, most people will be turning their attentions to the upcoming summer months and hoping for far better weather than has been on offer in the last 12 months. You might even be planning your own summer event, whether it’s a festival (large or small), an outdoor wedding with reception to follow or even a series of car boot sales.

If you are hosting an event such as this on a piece of land that is normally a field (public or private) or even on a large private garden, then you are probably already considering the best way to protect the ground.
Here at Ground Access Hire (view our main website by following the link) we offer solutions for a range of different situations in which the ground needs to be protected in some way.

Ground protection mats are absolutely ideal for the sorts of events and functions mentioned above and can be used in a range of different environments such as fields, gardens, car parks and even beaches!
When wet weather does unfortunately present a problem at our summer fetes and festivals, the ground protection mats can either help to prevent a build up of mud or make the ground safer if mud has already accumulated.

Despite being really strong, these mats are also very light and easy to manage. Depending on your requirements and the size of your event, you could either put the mats into position yourself or ask the Ground Access Hire team to install them for you. Hopefully, we will see better weather this year, but this is the UK after all and the next deluge is never too far away!

If you are planning a special occasion outdoors this summer, please visit our website for lots more information about how you can protect your surface.

Introducing Ground Access Hire

Welcome to the Ground Access Hire Blog, which we hope will become an interesting companion piece to our main website.

What/who is Ground Access Hire? It’s a company of dedicated professionals who are specialists in the supply and installation of Ground Protection Mat Applications.

What does that actually mean? Well, if you have ever been to an outdoors event such as a music festival, it’s likely you have walked all across these ground protection mats and your life has been made much easier because of them. Some mud baths are almost unavoidable but the mats can either help to prevent one in the first place or make areas safer that are already covered in mud.

It’s not just mats for festivals and outdoor events; they can also be used in the construction industry and used as temporary roadways for heavy machinery to gain access to building sites and other areas of industry.

What we hope to do via this blog, is bring you a little bit closer to the action, tell you a bit more about what we can do and what we can offer and hopefully provide you with some useful information, especially if you have some upcoming construction work or outdoor events planned.

For more detailed information, please see our main website at Ground Access Hire.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Ground Protection Even More Crucial after Months of Rain

It’s been another miserable winter of weather for most of us in the UK and although the promise of spring is here with the arrival of March, the ground up and down the country is still completely sodden. You can still see fields drenched in water and unless the weather improves dramatically and drastically over the coming weeks, there are going to be some very concerned land owners as spring and summer events get into full swing.

If you are looking to avoid a mud bath, then thankfully help is at hand in the form of the expertise and equipment of the Ground Access Hire team.

Perhaps you have a fortnightly car boot sale planned for the warmer months but are concerned that the grass is going to resemble a brown mess afterwards or maybe you have village festivals planned, or even festivals on a much larger scale.

Ground protection mats can make the world of difference and will effectively protect your field or piece of land from the worst of the trampling feet and rolling tyres. Very quick and easy to put down and just as convenient to remove after the event, they should be your first port of call for all of your upcoming outdoor events.

Check out the main Ground Access Hire website for lots more information.