Here is another Playsafe Playgrounds project for Dulwich Prep School, in Dulwich, London.
This phase of the ongoing project involved the following works:
Vertical Robinia Pole Archway:
Using naturally curved robinia hardwood timber poles, supply (manufactured by Dylan Play), and install 12 no. 120mm approximate diameter poles set at 1800-2000mm above ground level to form an archway.
Wetpour Safety Surfacing:
Supply and lay the following areas of coloured EPDM rubber wetpour safety surfacing at depths ranging from 40-60mm around the existing area of blue/red wetpour –
• 27m2 of light blue @ 40mm approximate depth;
• 43m2 of standard red @ 40-60mm approximate depth;
• 105m2 of dark blue @ 40mm depth to the pathway;
Artificial Grass –
Supply and lay 496m2 of artificial grass surfacing.
Here’s some images of the completed Dulwich Prep School Project:
Playsafe Playgrounds Safety Surfacing
Playsafe Playgrounds Artificial Grass Safety Surfacing
This is a high grade artificial grass that can be laid onto existing grounds or coupled up with impact matting made from recycled closed cell polyethylene foam which is heat bonded without the use of glue or chemical adhesives. It is ideal for use in and around play areas. Just like real grass, the artificial grass ais completely porous and will drain like real grass. They are also flexible so that they follow the contours of the ground. Unlike real turf though, it keeps its natural vibrant colour through all weathers.
The key advantages of Artificial Grass Safety Surfacing are:
- Green and Vibrant All Year Round
- No Mowing Required
- Easy To Clean
- No Maintenance Required
- No Watering Required
- High UV Resistance
- No Feeding
- No Muddy Footprints
Artificial Grass Safety Surfacing is tested in accordance with BSEN1177 (1998). It can be installed onto a stone base, grass or tarmac and has the added benefit that the expensive groundwork costs are not always necessary.
Wet Pour Safety Surfacing –
The Wet Pour safety surface is constructed of bonded rubber mixed on site using specialist equipment to produce a dense, consistent texture. It is then ‘wet laid’ to exacting standards BSEN1177.
The key advantages of Wet Pour Rubber Surfacing are:
- It can be installed to uneven surfaces and around existing play equipment
- Durable, robust and resilient solution
- It can be laid in high traffic areas
- Reduces injury potential from falls
- Low maintenance solution
- Easy to clean and maintain
- Tolerates many weather extremes
- Can be laid to different depths depending on the Critical Fall Heights
- Graphic Designs can be incorporated into the layouts
The base on which the rubber surface is laid is either non-fines concrete or MOT Type 1, dependent on the depth of surfacing required for each area.
The top layer (wearing course) is Ethylene Propylene Diene polyethylene-modified rubber (EPDM) which is available in black, red, green, blue, beige, purple, eggshell, brown and yellow. A flecked pattern can also be achieved by mixing black with any of the other colours. To add to the play value of playgrounds, colourful graphics can be designed into the surfacing to individual requirements. The surface is slip-resistant and non-abrasive to young limbs.
Different areas beneath the equipment are laid to differing thicknesses to provide the necessary impact absorbency. The correct thickness and area are determined by the Free Fall Height (FFH) of the equipment to be installed. Wet pour safety surfacing can be laid around complex configurations of playground equipment and ground contours. It is virtually maintenance free.
Wetpour surfacing is guaranteed for a period of 5 years against defects in materials and workmanship from date of invoice. The above guarantees do not include any of the following – cosmetic issues e.g. fading colours or any dis-colouration due to weathering, misuse, neglect or accident. Any damage resulting from vandalism, abnormal use or lack of maintenance is not covered by this guarantee.
Play Equipment Installation
Playsafe Playgrounds Ltd are an independent playground company, we are therefore able to install any other playground manufacturers equipment. This gives you the total flexibility to mix and match any solutions to suit your budget and requirements. This can range from a springer through to large steel / wooden multi tower units as well as all types of rotating and swinging equipment. As independent playground designers our dedicated team can design, develop and produce the most cost effective concepts and solutions without compromising on play value and individual items.
Our installation services include the following range of play equipment:
- Single Deck Tower Units
- Multi Deck Tower Units
- Swings i.e. Flat Seat, Toddler, Nest
- Aerial / Cable Runways
- Springing equpiment i.e. springers and seesaws
- Ball Play – MUGA – Multi Use Games Areas
- Embankment Slides & Standard Slides
- Adventure Trail Equipment i.e. suspension bridges, ‘A’ Frames, stilts, stepping logs, balance beams etc…
- Play Huts
Please contact us to discuss your requirements on 01730 815472