Wakehurst’s 90 Tonne Oak Boardwalk Is Nearing Completion
It’s been a challenging and exciting project over the past few months, but the 90 tonne oak boardwalk we are building for Wakehurst – a Kew Royal Botanical Gardens property – is currently nearing completion. We posted some initial photos of earlier work on the project, but below are the latest updates.
Building The Boardwalk Framework
To make the wetlands accessible, we had to first install posts and joists to support the oak boardwalk. This included traversing waterways and muddy terrain, as you can see in the pictures.
Laying The Decking
Each piece of oak decking has two bauxite strips offering anti-slip properties to ensure safety for visitors. We also built hand rails of varying heights along different parts of the boardwalk.
The Finished Boardwalk
The finished boardwalk will make the wetland accessible, offering the ability to explore the relaxing, natural environment of Wakehurst.
You can see our other boardwalks here and find out about our oak sawmill services here. Please get in touch if you are looking to commission your own project. Here is some more information about Wakehurst – it’s a beautiful site with an incredible objective of protecting many of the world’s plants by preserving their seeds.