FIrst post on the new playground surfaces website and the new blog. Over the coming months we will be posting a whole host of information regarding playground surfaces. We will explain where we are working, what we are working on, what surfacing we have advised clients to install and our reasons for these choices.
Our aim is to provide a comprehensive guide to the workings of Groundwork and Leisure Services Ltd and also highlight the imporance of playground safety in particular playground surfaces.
This week we are helping Liverpool council resurface three 'mound slides' that have been so heavily used, all the grass has worn away. The council wanted a natural looking, non slip surface that would offer the highest level of resistance to wear from foot traffic. With all this in mind we advised the client to opt for Olive Green Notts Sport Childsplay. These look very natural and over snaded at 20-25kg per m2 these offer the highest level of durability.
As the mounds don't lend themselves to using our usual Notts Sport sub bases we provided a bespoke service and laid Bonded Rubber Mulch beneath the Notts Sport. This enabled the surface to offer more than the required level of Critical Fall Height CFH protection whilst still satisfying all the councils pre requisits.