Monday, July 29, 2013

BTCV Pond Dipping Platform

Humber and East Yorks BTCV - pushing the leading edge of habitat conservation using British Recycled Plastic lumber sections.

The team of conservation volunteers at BTCV have been pioneering new uses for recycled plastic in various habitat access and conservation projects, working alongside British Recycled Plastic.


Following on from their installation of a flight of steps made from recycled plastic lumber in the, at times, harsh environment of Flamborough Head, they took on the challenge of installing a 3m x  4m pond dipping platform at a remote location at Oakhill Nature Reserve near Goole.


Without access to power tools at the location, the team requested a kit form platform with all the lumber cut to length and pre-drilled, designed and supplied according to his requirements. We worked closely with BTCV to produce a design of the finished platform, pre-drilled in such a way that it could be assembled and installed easily on site. We included construction drawings and an installation key to help the team get the job done efficiently.


Ground conditions were favourable to posts supporting both the deck and the hand-rail, and as you can see in the photos, the team produced a good result, providing a great pond dipping platform for groups of all ages to explore safely the the diversity of species found in the pond habitat.


For more information on British Recycled Plastic fishing pegs, dipping platforms and landing stages, visit our website, or call 01422 885 761.