What Does a Boardwalk Look Like Before the Decking is Laid?

November 21, 2016

If you have an inquisitive mind, and like to know how things work and how they are put together, chances are that you don’t simply accept things as they are – instead you question their existence and how they came to be. With this in mind, we are sharing the inside of our boardwalks with you so that you can get an idea of what a boardwalk looks like when it is being constructed, and better understand how it is all put together.

For many people, a boardwalk is simply a path they walk upon, but the amount of work that goes into every metre of boardwalk construction is immense. Each post must be cut and installed into the ground – which can be quite a struggle in a wetland (as many boardwalks are). After that the joists are added and fixed to give a solid structure before we can even think about laying any decking or toeboards.

During the installation of Morden Hall Park boardwalk, viewing platform, and dipping platform, we used 64 tonnes of of timber that was carried onto the site by hand. Each strip of larch decking had to be sawn, kiln dried, profiled, and grip decked before we could fit them. In short, a lot of work!

Below are some images taken during the construction of this large boardwalk.

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It took six weeks of intense work to complete this project, but we got it completed before the deadline, and are delighted with the end result.

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So that’s a little look at a boardwalk construction project, showing what a boardwalk looks like before and after construction is completed. We hope it helps you to appreciate and understand the amount of work that goes into such a project.

Take a look at some of our other boardwalk projects and see what else we have created in the past.