Do I need a safety surface around my garden play equipment?

Our play equipment is designed to be assembled directly onto your lawn. It can add Preparing and adding a safety surface can add up to be a significant extra cost, although some people think this is worth it for three reasons. Firstly it minimises garden maintenance (no lawn cutting).Secondly it ensures the play equipment can easily be used all year round because the ground drains water better and doesn't get damaged. Thirdly the risk of injury is minimised. Please read our full article to learn about different types of safety surfaces available.

Is my lawn (grass) ok as a safety surface?

This article draws heavily on information from an article from ROSPA and the original article can be found here Most climbing frame customers assemble their frame on grass. The impact absorption of grass depends on the soil, and how compact it is...

Bark Safety Surfacing

Bark from different tree species have quite different characteristics in terms of texture, performance and durability it's important that you don't use ornamental bark as this will not be suitable safety surface. It's also important to check expected...

Rubber Mulch Safety Surface

Rubber mulch as playground surfacing is made from recycling commercial or industrial tyres which are wire free it is shredded and cleaned this can be bonded together. Has a 3.5m critical fall height at 20cm depth which compares favourably with wood...

Rubber Safety Mats

Rubber matting can either be the play areas flooring solution all by itself or use grass matting to create a more natural feel for the play area. Rubber mats will come be designed to fit together and is easily and quickly. Alternatively brought as...

Artificial Grass Safety Surface

Installing artificial grass is a great way out of the mowing lawn, having annoying muddy patches and the end of worrying about making your grass green all year round. Artificial grass will last for a long time and can look very real depending on quality...

Sand Safety Surface

Play sand has become a popular impact absorbing surfacing material under playground equipment. It's non packing characteristics make it an attractive option. It also acts as a play toy in its own right making sandcastles, playing beach side games...

Wet Pour Rubber Safety Surface

The most popular safety surface among commercial users as wet pour once set requires very little maintenance, once set it stays in place for years to come. Its versatility in not only colours but shapes that can be created, like little mountains that...

Pea Gravel Safety Surface

Pea gravel consists of small, smoothed and rounded stones of various colours. It's the greatest benefit is that it's almost un-compact-able, that's not saying you don't have to break up a hardpan every now then, but once this is done you are ...

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