Timber Groynes: Ideal To Protect Our Coastlines And Beaches
Groynes are structures that interrupt water flow and limit the movement of beach material. They ensure beaches are kept in good condition and protect adjoining roads and buildings. Without coastal protection, like groynes, the force of the waves would have a detrimental effect (re. erosion).
Timber has historically been used for the construction of a wide variety of coastal structures, including but not limited to groynes, revetments and jetties. There are a number of reasons why timber is an attractive choice of construction material:
- It offers great flexibility in design
- It can easily be repaired
- It is less expensive than rock revetments
- It has the potential to be an environmentally responsible material option, if recycled
- Its appearance and small footprint is advantageous on amenity beaches