This week Playground Surfaces carried out a new install for a Local Authority in the North West. The job was a Notts Sport ChildsPlay overlay job. The existing wet pour had shrunken in places and also contained a number of 'soft spots'. The playground was not that old and formed part of a new housing development. Often planning applications include scope for provisions of play areas and open spaces in order they pass the application.
However the wet pour had deteriorated and shrunken and the play officer for the council wanted something doing about it. The play area itself was approximately 270m2 with a bow top metal fencing surrounding it. Once the GLS team were on site, they opted for drilling the pre cast concrete edgings every 500-600mm and screwing turbo bolts through a treated timber baton, trapping the NottsSward between the concrete edging and the timber.
Finally the NottsSward was overlaid with specialist kiln dried silica sand at a rate of 22-25 kg/m.
The client visited the site a number of times whilst we were onsite and commented on how pleased he was with the product. It has resulted in another 170m2 site being ordered with more to come in the future! GLS are very please as we are always striving to develop long term working relationships with clients which are mutually beneficial to all parties.