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The only metallic based handleable interlocking outrigger mat system on the market

ALIMATS® are made from recycled certified extruded Aluminium. Fully load tested to 1856 tonnes/m², this interlocking system provides greater structural performance and even distribution of the load over the entire mat area. Mat modules weigh between 25kg – 48kg, making them handleable for two people to offload and position for a quick and easy set-up. Mat sizes from 0.67m² to 8.07m². Suitable for Cranes/MEWPS/Concrete Pumps/Scaffolding.

Clients who use ALIMATS® include Balfour Beatty, Ainscough, Grahams Construction, Sparrow Crane Hire, Kier, BAM, FP McCann, Sunbelt Rentals, Willmott Dixon, King Lifting, Bison Precast, Tilbury Douglas, Severfield and Babcock.

24-hour nationwide delivery service. Single day or long-term hire. Own dedicated delivery vans. Free technical support.

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ALIMATS® extra-long range

Our 6.05m² / 7.06m² and 8.07m² mat configurations, which utilises a long new interlocking module (2.175m) and extra-long interlocking module (3.480m) has enabled us to offer a much wider range of mat sizes – without losing the core benefits of this unique system.

This is the longest metallic handleable outrigger mat module on the market.

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ALIMATS® are used on high-profile projects, including HS2, Lower Thames Crossing, RAF Alconbury, Gatwick Airport, Tideway, Heathrow Airport, London Guildhall, Google HQ Kings Cross, Olympic Park, Tottenham Hotspur and London Bridge

Interlocking design

Interlocking design enables monolithic action and bi-directional load spread

A range of sizes

Standard mat sizes range from 0.67m² to 8.41m²

Easy to carry

Light enough for two people to safely carry and set up

Easy to transport

Small enough to fit in a van

Load tested

Fully load tested up to 1850 tonnes/m2

Extruded Aluminium

Fully certified Aluminium system

Designed for Outriggers and more

Props, Concrete Pumps, Scaffolding and MEWPS

Features and Benefits

  • Engineered – Fully patented interlocking design enables monolithic action and enhances bidirectional load spread.
  • Strong – Non-destructive compression tested to 1005T/m² and FEA compression simulation to the point of distortion to 1856T/m².
  • Certified – Delivered with data sheets and certificates which are valued by Temporary Works Engineers. Can be transported to site in a small van.
  • Lightweight – mat module weight range is 25kg to 48kg, making them handleable for two people to offload and position, allowing for a quick and easy set-up.
  • Safe – No additional plant required and or short rigging to install/remove. Handles fitted as standard and located away from the trapping zone when placing.
  • Sustainable – Mat modules manufactured from recycled certified extruded Aluminium.
  • Flexible – The various mat sizes/configurations are made up by interlocking modules together on-site with mat sizes available from 0.67m² to 8.07m² – including our new extra-long modules 6.05m² / 7.06m² and 8.07m² configurations.
  • Multiple Applications – Suitable for Cranes/MEWPS/Concrete Pumps/Scaffolding.
  • Tested – Capable of spreading the load. Independent FEA simulations tested Aluminium, Timber (D40 Oak) and Plastic (UHMW) as a simply supported beam. Results showed Timber bent five times more than Aluminium but remained elastic and Plastic bent 50 times more than Aluminium having reached its elastic limit.

To find out more about ALIMATS® call the Brilliant Ideas team on 01335 345111 or email

Handleable Outrigger Mats – Technical Overview

Key considerations when choosing outrigger crane mats

The weight and material properties utilised in handleable outrigger mats are summarised within the table below.

This table highlights the varying material properties and why they should be known at the time of use.

You can also download our outrigger mats CPD Extracts – Material Selection and Certification.

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Properties Nylanite Plastic
Ekki / Azobé Timber
Oak Timber
ALIMATS® Aluminium
Mat Density (kg/m³) 1380 960 1080 660 600
Material Density (kg/m³) 1380 960 1080 660 2700
Compressive Strength (Mpa) 123 21 34 26 280
Tensile Strength (MPa) 78 28 42 24 270
Modulas of Elasticity (MPa) 3000 1350 20000 13000 69000

ALIMATS® Core Sizes

1.346m2 Mat Area

(1.160m X 1.160m)

2.018m2 Mat Area

(1.740m x 1.160m)

3.028m2 Mat Area

(1.740m x 1.740m)

4.037m2 Mat Area

(2.320m x 1.740m)

5.046m2 Mat Area

(2.320m x 2.175m)

6.055m2 Mat Area

(3.280m x 1.740m)

7.064m2 Mat Area

(3.480m x 2.030m)

8.073m2 Mat Area

( 3.480m x 2.320m)

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    “ALIMATS are lightweight – they come as interlocking panels, they’re easy for two people to pick up/move around and easy to use. This is an excellent product, backed up with an extremely supportive team. Brilliant Ideas deliver on time every time.”

    John Whitham, Balfour Beatty Modular

    To find out more about ALIMATS® call the Brilliant Ideas team
    on 01335 345111 or email

    “We’ve used ALIMATS® for as long as I can remember – they are fairly unique; we can’t fault them.
    ALIMATS® does exactly what it says on the tin. They’re a massive improvement on the timber mats.”

    Tom Drury, Cahill Welding