This is the Hodnet Angling Club’s small fishing lake in Shropshire.
Initially, they came to us looking for disabled-access fishing pegs and a boardwalk around part of the lake, having been given a grant by Sport England to help improve access for disabled anglers.
Having spoken to the contractor in charge of implementing the job, Jason, one of our directors, decided a site visit might be a good idea before the order was placed to help ensure that the angling club were getting the right solution for their needs.
It soon became apparent that in this case the boardwalk idea was overkill and, considering the purpose was to create a wheelchair-friendly (and Part M compliant) access route to the fishing pegs, an installation of our permeable Hebden X-Grid pavers would be a much more cost effective solution, saving several thousands of pounds that could be used for other purposes by the club.
The fishing platforms were made from our recycled plastic lumber and based on the free-to-copy designs from our website with the specific intention of making them accessible to wheelchair users.
All in all, they did a very good job, even using some of the leftover recycled lumber for fencing in places.
If you have the beginnings of an idea and would like a site visit, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, either by emailing [email protected] or phoning 01422 885761.