Acer Paving & Landscaping were awarded the contract to overhaul a school play area in Kidlington, near Oxford. The contract involved clearing the existing area of worn out turf and play bark together with moving and re-siting various items of play equipment.
You can see from the following pictures that the play area was certainly in need of refurbishment.
Weeds overgrowing a tired play bark surface that the school found challenging to maintain.
The typical scenario of grass turned to a muddy surface that’s dusty when dry and virtually unusable when wet.
This area was cordoned off because it was simply unsafe for the children to use.
The whole area was cleared, leveled and a stone base with a limestone grit bedding layer was installed throughout. Shock pads were installed where necessary in accordance with the critical fall heights of the various play equipment and finally a weed barrier material covered the whole area.
Namgrass artificial grass was used for the play surface. Acer Paving & Landscaping belong to the Namgrass Approved Installer network ensuring a professional finish with backup from what we consider to be the best artificial grass suppliers in the UK.
Here are a selection of pictures showing the completed project. I’m sure you’l agree the transformation is impressive !
The artificial grass was installed under and around all the play equipment ensuring a seamless finish.
Shock pads were installed under the higher play equipment ensuring a safe play environment.
The existing beech trees proved no problem with the artificial turf cut neatly around the trunks. The grass is completely free draining so no harm will come to the trees. Maintenance will simply involve blowing any fallen leaves off the play area as required.
Again, the artificial grass was simply installed in and around the existing gazebo to form a solution that would have proved tricky for some play surfaces.
Acer managed to complete the installation in just over a week during the school holidays, providing the children with a pleasant surprise when term started.