Countryfile Live 2017

For the second year running, we at Floating Pontoon Hire have been lucky enough to have been involved with BBC Countryfile Live supplying all of the pontoons for the waterside feature at Blenheim Palace.

1,700 Square Meters

In all we provided 1,700 square metres of pontoon allowing for canoeing, kayaking and fishing to take place as well as a large pedestrian bridge allowing show goers to cross the water and access the south side of the show.

A few facts and figures

  • 1,700 Square Meters of Pontoon
  • 1,000 man hours
  • 9 x 45ft Artic Lorries each way for delivery and collection of kit
  • 1 x 90 Ton Crane
  • 325 Handrail Stanchions
  • 1,000 metres of Combisafe edge protection


All over too soon……

Getting that much equipment installed in a 3 day build is no mean feat but our installation crew dug deep and got it all done ready for the show to start.

The only downside with jobs like this is after all that hard work it’s only in place for 4 days before we’re back, breaking it all down and shipping it on to the next job.

You can see more images of the install here on our Facebook page or if you have a requirement we could help with get in touch via our website.