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We supply wooden footbridges, pre-assembled or in kits to both private and public projects across the UK. With a wide range of FSC and PEFC-certified timber species from which to choose and the ability to create bespoke designs following your architectural ideas, our team can deliver what you need to bring your plans to life.

EcoChoice Footbridges

From arched bridges to multispan specifications, no design is too big (or too small!) for our professionals. 

  • Built to your requirements
  • A choice of parapet styles
  • Accommodate foot traffic and bridle paths
  • Slip-resistant grip fittings available
  • Choice of finishes and profiles
  • Delivery to your site

Can’t see what you are looking for? Speak to our team and we will let you know if we can help.

Here are some examples of bridges we’ve delivered:

Timber Footbridge for London Olympic Mountain Bike Park

River Clyst Boardwalk

Pre-assembled footbridge

Why Choose Timber?

Timber has been the preferred choice when building footbridges for thousands of years. Light, strong and durable, it is ideal for creating a stable bridge which is built to last. Even when building your footbridge near water, choosing a tough timber which is resistant to rot, such as Ekki, means that your wood will last for decades to come while keeping your carbon footprint to a minimum.

  • Naturally durable
  • Strong
  • Quick to build
  • Biodegradable
  • Carbon sequestering 
  • Renewable

Timber is also the most aesthetically pleasing material for your footbridge. Naturally, it blends with outdoor surroundings for timeless design which works seamlessly with the local look. You can adapt your timber to suit your style, choosing different stains, paints and profiles for a unique aesthetic.

Sustainable Timber Footbridges

At EcoChoice, we are working to bring more attention to sustainability to UK timber construction. That is why we source high-quality timber from responsibly managed forests, using the FSC and PEFC accreditations to find eco-friendly forestry. By choosing sustainable timber for your footbridge, you will be supporting:

  • Indigenous communities
  • Local animal species
  • Native plant life and tree species

You will also be helping put an end to deforestation and over-harvesting. FSC and PEFC-certified forests are managed so that the trees and wildlife continue to thrive, managing felling responsibly so that our world’s woodlands are safe for generations to come.

Pre-Assembled & Flat-Pack Kits

Another benefit of timber footbridges is that they can be quick to erect. When working with our team, you can choose for your bespoke footbridge to be pre-assembled off-site by an expert construction team. We will arrange delivery straight to your site with your bridge ready to be lifted, so that it will be up and running in no time.

From long spans to unique architectural designs, our team can manufacture and assemble your bespoke footbridge according to your exact specifications.

If pre-assembly is not what you require, footbridges can also be delivered as kits. Carefully designed, these can be quickly self-assembled by your local team, making both delivery and erection stress-free.

What Timber is Best for Footbridges?

Our team has decades of experience in the timber industry, so we can quickly match your footbridge project with a suitable timber. Species which we usually recommend for external applications include Oak and Ekki, but we might also pair your plans with a sustainably modified wood, such as ThermoWood. Each of these timber species is durable, strong and able to withstand a lot of wear and tear with minimal upkeep.

Build Your Timber Footbridge

Whether you have detailed specifications or need a little design guidance, our EcoChoice timber experts are here to help you build your footbridge. To learn more or start your project, get in touch with the team today.

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