Playground safety surfacing standards

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Playground safety surfacing has requirements, also known as standards, to live up to. Whether you’re a school, council, playground equipment manufacturer or landscape architect, you need to understand the playground surfacing requirements to ensure the safety of your playground is top notch. So, what are the playground surfacing standards? The main ones you’ll hear about […]

Artificial Grass Ideas for Schools

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Artificial grass for schools is an excellent option – first off maintenance is incredibly easy – the only thing we recommend is to rake away leaves and debris. No muddy mess will be created either, which make it a fantastic choice for Primary Schools and nurseries alike.  Taller pile heights of artificial grass such as our Lush Lawn […]

Playground design ideas

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We’ve come up with five playground design ideas to help spark your imagination once you’ve decided the best surface for your playground. For each design idea, we’ve give you a couple of examples, so no matter what stage your design is at, you’ve got plenty to consider! 1. Shapes A simple, yet effective playground design […]

What is rubber mulch?

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Rubber mulch is one of the most popular products available on the playground surfacing market. Made from shredded recyclable tyres, it’s a water permeable safety surface with the look of natural bark. Often used in gardens and sustainable landscaping due to its durability and low maintenance requirements, it also has superior weed growth suppression. Rubber […]

Top 10 Installations of 2019

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We’re coming to the end of another successful year (doesn’t time fly!). 2019 has seen a whole range of projects undertaken, from the bread-and-butter that is grass mats to the brand new combination of artificial grass and wet pour. We figured we would round up our favourite projects to give you our Top Ten Installations […]

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Wet Pour in Wychavon: Case Study

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PlaySmart recently installed a 32sqm area of wet pour at Tibberton Play Area for Wychavon District Council.  The council asked for a blue colour to match their district logo colour, but wanted to save on costs for the small space. To reduce costs, we suggested a blue with black fleck option, which would create a […]

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10 reasons to choose synthetic playground surfacing

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Before we dig in to our 10 reasons to choose synthetic playground surfacing, we want to make it clear what we mean by that. ‘Synthetic’ surfaces are products such as; bonded rubber mulch, rubber wet pour, artificial grass and rubber grass mats. ‘Natural’ play surfaces include; bark, gravel, sand and woodchip. 1. It lasts longer […]