The ultimate heavy duty road mat

The ultimate heavy duty road mat

Discover TuffTrak
The premium manhandable access mat

The premium manhandable access mat

Discover EuroMat
Short span bridging units for trenches

Short span bridging units for trenches

Discover Trench Crossing Units
Robust, deformable steel safety barrier

Robust, deformable steel safety barrier

Discover BarrierGuard 800

Temporary Site Access and Roadways

Keeping people and heavy equipment on stable and secure grounds makes for a quicker, safer and more efficient working area. Mabey Hire's range of temporary roads, trench crossing units and bridges make the perfect temporary surface for heavy-duty roads, work and staging areas, no matter what the ground condition.

Our temporary roads are assembled with composite matting that interlocks to provide a stable surface for site access. Utilities and construction companies hire this equipment to work in designated wetlands and any unstable ground conditions. Schools, universities, clubs and event organisers use them as temporary access to protect lawns and fields while installing staging and for pedestrian walkways.

Mabey Hire's temporary road mats distribute weight evenly across the surface, reducing the impact to the ground beneath. This allows vegetation to spring back after mat removal. The solid construction of the mats reduces cross-contamination as they do not absorb water. Ideal for construction site access.

To complete our range of site access equipment, we also offer  Trench Crossing Units which enable greater widths of trench to be bridged and can carry single vehicles; and BarrierGuard 800, a robust steel safety barrier approved by Highways England and the Scottish Roads Authority that stops errant vehicles.

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What is temporary site access and ground protection?

Temporary ground protection is the use of a surface product to maintain the existing ground and keep it from being damaged.

It can be used for events for pedestrian or vehicular access, or during the construction phase of a site.

Benefits to using Mabey Hire:

  • Enables access to sites with difficult ground conditions
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Safety for your work force with anti-slip solutions
  • Efficiency assured with our durable, modular products, providing installation flexibility for simple and complex projects
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"We were delighted with the matting that we hired from Mabey Hire - my crew found it very easy to put down, and it coped well with the uneven surface at Ludlow Castle - providing a firm surface both for vehicular access during set-up and for pedestrians during the event itself."

Prue Dakin, Event Organiser, Medieval Christmas Fayre at Ludlow Castle

“A heavy duty access solution to the project, in an area of high environmental value was required urgently. Mabey Hire’s response was excellent, rising to the challenge – they worked with us as a team through difficult Scottish weather, and we managed to successfully complete the project ahead of schedule.”

Ian Steele, Project Manager, Siemens BAM

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When you need help accessing your site, Mabey Hire composite roadways and bridges can carry you through. Browse our full range of products and services below and we will be happy to help.

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TuffTrak® Mats

TuffTrak® is the ultimate heavy duty road mat, providing temporary...


EuroMat®, is the premium manhandable access mat, providing an ideal...

Trench Crossing Units

Trench Crossing Units are short span bridging units providing temporary...

BarrierGuard 800

BarrierGuard 800 is a robust deformable steel safety barrier that...

Steel Road Plates

Steel Road Plates provide temporary vehicular access over narrow trenches,...

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