Can a Resin Bound Driveway Add Value to My Home?

There are plenty of reasons to add a resin bound driveway to your property, but one of the main ones is that they have the potential to boost its value. Before you invest a significant amount of money into getting your driveway resurfaced, it might be of comfort to know just how much of that investment you’re likely to see back when you sell up.

In this article, we’re going to answer that very question. First, to understand how a resin bound drive could add value to your home, let’s examine what the surface is and what makes it desirable.

What is resin bound surfacing?

Formed by mixing resin with aggregate stones, resin bound surfaces are available in a wide variety of colours to complement your property beautifully. In the last decade or so, they’ve risen to prominence and are now considered one of the go-to materials for driveways, garden paths, walkways and much more.

Why is it popular?

There are a whole host of benefits to resin bound surfacing, one of which is how customisable it is. As we touched on above, you can get the material in a vast array of colours, allowing you to choose one that suits your property perfectly.

It’s also immensely durable, being resistant to the freezing cold and sweltering heat. It won’t crack or break like many other surfaces do, and it can last for upwards of 20 years.

How much value could it add?

Provided it’s installed correctly, a nice new resin bound driveway could boost your property’s value by 5-10%. And that’s not all: because your home will look the part in photographs, it’s likely to attract more clicks from prospective buyers, making it easier to sell.

Speak to the resin bound surfacing experts

There are plenty of reasons to select resin bound for your next driveway, then, but make sure you choose the right company to carry out the work. Speak to the resin bound surfacing experts at A&MT Contractors today for a free, no obligation quote.

Playground Surfacing: Which Surfaces Are Safest?

There’s a lot to consider when resurfacing a playground, from cost to practicality and durability – but safety will always be a primary concern. If you’re looking to refresh your school or nursery playground in the near future, we’re investigating which surfaces are the safest to help you decide which option to go for with school playground surfacing.

Prevention is better than cure

For open play areas – particularly where sports and games take place – it’s vital to choose a coarser surface that limits the likelihood of children slipping over. In this instance, we would recommend either a fine or medium-textured asphalt or a resin surface.

  • Fine asphalt will help to minimise grazing when children do fall, whereas medium textured asphalt will mean they’re less likely to fall in the first place.
  • Resin is a good compromise, as it has anti-slip properties yet isn’t quite as harsh on knees and shins as medium textured asphalt! It’s also a low maintenance option, but does cost a little extra to have installed.

Anti-slip properties are vital on access ramps, too: in the winter they can become very slippery, even if they’re constructed using asphalt or resin. We would recommend using a specialised anti-slip safety surface for these areas.

Impact absorbent surfaces

Sometimes, accidents happen – they’re not always avoidable. Plus, not every playground injury occurs when a child slips over. Sometimes they’ll trip and fall of their own accord, or fall off a climbing frame or similar. It’s in situations like these that wet pour ‘soft fall’ rubber surfaces come into their own.

Ideally suited to nurseries with smaller playgrounds, for trim trails or to surround other playground equipment, wet pour rubber acts as an impact-absorbent barrier, helping to minimise injuries.

Speak to the playground surfacing experts

Choosing the right playground surface can be tricky, but here at A&MT Contractors, we’re able to install all of the surfaces mentioned above – and advise you on which one would best suit your school or nursery’s needs. Learn more about our playground surfacing options today or contact us for a quote.

Five Features Every Modern Car Park Needs

Designing a car park isn’t quite as straightforward as first meets the eye – there are plenty of things to consider and a range of must-have features to implement. So, before you start planning yours or speaking to a car park surfacing contractor, here are five important things to add to keep everyone safe.

Accessible spaces

Accessibility is a top priority in all forms of construction nowadays, car parks included. If you’re planning to build a larger car park adjacent to a shop or restaurant, for example, it’s important to allow space for blue badge holders and parents with young children to park closer. To make life easier for those with disabilities, it’s also a good idea to install gradual ramps onto each walkway.

Areas for pedestrians

This might sound obvious, but all too often pedestrians are neglected during the construction of car parks. Make sure there’s enough space for them to walk to and from their vehicle safely, away from passing traffic.

EV charging points

From 2030, there won’t be any more new petrol and diesel cars joining the roads of Britain. This means that before too long, an overwhelming number of electric vehicles will begin flooding into your car park – so why not cater for them? Installing electric vehicle charging points will future-proof your car park, helping to make your initial investment go further.

Clear directions

No matter how large or small your car park is going to be, people need to know how to get in and out easily. Applying clear road markings and using signage effectively will not only make life easier for everyone but mitigate the risk of accidents occurring due to cars going the wrong way.

Security

Keeping both individuals and their vehicles safe is an important part of operating a car park. Installing CCTV will act as a deterrent to would-be car thieves and pickpockets, allowing visitors to use your car park with confidence.

Car park surfacing contractors

At A&MT Contractors, we’ve worked on car park surfacing projects for a variety of prominent clients, including supermarkets like Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose. From designing a drainage system to installing kerbing, speed bumps, line and bay markings and more, we can take care of the entire car park surfacing process for you. Learn more about what we do and get a quote today.

Resin Bound Surfacing: Just How Durable Is It?

So, you’re thinking about resurfacing your tired old driveway, pathway or walkway using a resin bound material. But how durable are these surfaces exactly? They might look good when they’re first installed, but will they stay that way?

Fortunately, the answer is yes – provided the surface is installed by experienced contractors who know what they’re doing.

How long can resin bound surfaces last?

Though resin bound surfaces are relatively new in comparison to most other options, they’ve still been around for long enough to prove their durability. In some instances, resin bound surfaces have been known to last for 25 years or more before they begin to show obvious signs of wear.

Though this type of surface isn’t ideally suited to high-traffic areas or heavy usage (think construction and warehouse yards), when used in residential settings it can resist wear and tear better than virtually any other surface.

Why is it so durable and long-lasting?

There are a number of key reasons why resin bound surfaces perform better than most others.

  • They’re weather resistant. Unlike many other materials, resin bound surfaces don’t go soft in the summer and brittle in the winter. They’re able to withstand the harshest of frosts and the hottest of sunlight, allowing them to last for many years without cracking.
  • Because they’re permeable, you won’t be left with standing water. Plus, heat from the sun won’t be absorbed into the surface, instead transferring into the soil beneath.
  • They don’t need regular maintenance. All you’ll ever have to do to keep your resin bound drive looking fresh is to give it a sweep and a power wash every now and then.

In combination, these attributes make resin bound surfaces some of the toughest and longest-lasting around. If you’re on the fence about whether or not to choose this material for your home, don’t think twice – it will last and last! Just make sure you choose a reputable company to install it for you.

Speak to the resin bound surfacing experts

The team at A&MT Contractors has worked across the UK on resin bound surfacing projects, delivering stunning results time after time. With many years of experience and the know-how to complete your project on schedule, we’re one of the nation’s go-to resurfacing firms. There’s no job too big or small for us, either. Learn more about what we can do with resin bound surfacing today or contact us today on 01733 807999 or email us at mike@amtcontractors.co.uk.

Resin Bound Surfacing Vs Resin Bond: What’s the Difference?

If you’re looking to change up your home driveway, it’s good to know about your options before committing to a particular type of surface. Aesthetics alone is important, but it’s not the be-all and end-all of your choice. Hardiness, longevity and practicality will also play a part. In this guide, we’re looking at the difference between resin bound surfacing and resin bond driveways to help you choose the right one for your home.

As the words are so similar they are easily confused and used interchangeably. However, we’re settling their distinct differences once and for all so you’re not left second-guessing. A new driveway is a big investment after all, and as it’s the facade of your property, you’ll want it looking the part.

Resin Bond Surfacing Explained

Resin Bonded surfacing is where a layer of resin is spread across the sub-surface. Loose stone is then scattered on top and pressed into the layer of resin until it’s completely covered. As the stone is laid on top of the resin, it can come loose.

The layer is non-permeable and is only a single stone layer thick.

Although resin bonded surfaces are cheaper, the resin bound driveway is far more popular in the UK.

Resin Bound Surfacing Explained

The other option is the Resin Bound system where resin and stone are mixed together first. This mixture is then trowelled into place. The solid mixture mainly consists of aggregate, crushed marble and recycled plastic. This is then coated in polyurethane resin. The mixture is laid on an existing firm base (often concrete, tarmac or a grid system).

Resin bound is a popular choice for driveways. Why? Let’s take a look.

  • It provides a smooth, hard-wearing top surface.
  • The resin bound mixture provides a rainwater permeable layer so puddles don’t form and drainage isn’t a problem.
  • Being porous also means you don’t need to apply for planning permission – a time-saving solution.
  • The resin covers all the solids, so there’s no chance of anything working loose.
  • This surfacing offers plenty of colour varieties to help you find the ideal complement for your house and garden. The colours are often created through the specific mix of gravel and solids.

If you’re looking to have a resin bound driveway installed, contact A&MT Contractors to organise a site survey.

Key differences between resin bound and resin bond

  • Different types of resin – 
    Bear in mind that the resins used for both systems are not the same. Resin bound uses polyurethane resin. This is impact-resistant and can bear heavy loads.
  • Appearance is suited to different properties – 
    Resin bond has a loose gravel appearance which is well suited to historical and traditional properties. On the other hand, the completely smooth texture of the resin bound surface is ideal for more contemporary residential properties.
  • Resin bound is more expensive – 
    Resin bound is more expensive than resin bond. However, there are plenty of benefits to choosing resin bound which shouldn’t be overlooked for the sake of saving a few pounds. Remember to ask about longevity of the two surfaces and the maintenance required before finalising your choice.
  • Planning permission – 
    As resin bound is porous, you don’t need to apply for planning permission. However, with resin bond, you do need to get permission to install your new driveway. This is a key difference between the two. It’s also a big reason why resin bound is often chosen over the resin bond.

In summary – differences between resin bond and resin bound

Resin Bound  Resin Bond 
Planning permission needed?
Rainwater permeable? This means water won’t pool on the surface as it’s a naturally-draining material.  During heavy rain, puddles may collect on the surface. You may need to consider drainage solutions to avoid issues with flooding. 
Smooth finish? Complete resin coverage means no loose gravel and a smooth, attractive finish Stone is laid on top of the resin meaning it can come loose. 
Frost and adverse weather resistant?
Traditional or modern? Modern Traditional

Caring For a Resin Bound Surface – Aftercare Guide

If you’ve just had a gorgeous new resin bound driveway installed, you probably want to know how to look after it to keep it looking on top form for years to come. As resin bound surfacing experts, we have simple hacks and tips that require just a little bit of effort on your part in this guide.

Aftercare tips

Regular brushing and washing is often the only maintenance required for resin bound surfacing. However, there are some extra seasonal maintenance jobs that can help you maintain the perfect driveway.

Seasonal maintenance

Autumn

Sweep away leaves. It’s much easier to remove leaves when they are crisp and dry, rather than waiting for them to decay and become sludgy. A traditional sweep brush or more convenient leaf blower is ideal for this autumn maintenance task.

Winter

An important part of maintaining your resin bound paving is to scatter a layer of rock salt on it when icy temperatures are predicted. The salt will prevent ice from forming on the surface. Be sure to hose your paving down well with clean water after the cold spell.

Remove snow with a plastic shovel rather than a metal one. Using metal garden tools could scrape and damage the resin bound surface.

Summer

It’s best to have any weeds completely removed before the resin bound surface is laid. However, if you do see any weed growth come spring and summer, you can treat it with a suitable weed killer. If any weeds sprout up near your surface, you should try not to let them flower, as they could spread to your driveway.

Also remove any moss to keep your driveway looking pleasant and prevent slip hazards. You can spray the area with an algaecide periodically or remove using a broom or pressure washer.

Substances to avoid on resin bound surfaces

As mentioned above, it’s best to avoid using a metal shovel when removing snow. This is because it could damage the surface. You should also refrain from dragging or pushing heavy items over the surface, such as a skip. To protect the surface further, you may want to place heavier metal objects on wooden planks.

There are also spillages that you want to avoid whenever possible: oil, grease, cement, plaster, petrol, solvents.

If you do drop or spill any of these liquids or materials on your resin bound driveway, make sure to wash them off as soon as possible to prevent any hard-to-repair damage. Harsh chemicals could soften your base material, weakening the structure of your driveway.

You should also wipe away any tyre marks or mud.

At A&MT, we’re professional surfacing contractors who are dedicated to helping people get the ideal driveway, and keep it looking presentable for years to come. We hope this guide will help you keep your resin bound surface on top form. Contact us today for more information about our resin bound surfacing.

Laying a Resin Bound Surface – Which Base is Best?

If you’re considering having a resin bound surface installed on your driveway or pathway, we’re covering exactly what’s involved in this quick guide. This surface is created as a mix of resin and aggregates bound together in a forced action mixer. Its smooth, flat surface even earned it another name: ‘stone carpet’. To have the best surface solution for your site, it’s important to pick the right base. While a professional surfacing contractor should be able to advise on this, our resin bound surfacing experts are giving you some insight into the different bases available and the pros and cons for each.

What’s a suitable base material?

  • Concrete
  • Tarmac
  • Grid systems

What are the pros and cons of each?

Concrete:

New or old concrete is a suitable base for resin bound surfacing. Permeable concrete is best. Non-permeable concrete can absorb moisture and could affect the lifespan of your driveway. With non-permeable concrete, you’ll also need to have falls and drainage installed – an extra expense that means the project will take longer to complete. If you want a new permeable concrete base laid, you will need to wait 14 days before having your resin driveway installed. It will also need to be primed with a polymer primer.

Tarmac:

If your tarmac or asphalt surface is in good condition, it makes an ideal base for your resin bound surface. Similarly to concrete, if your tarmac base is not permeable, you will need to have drainage installed.

If you’re looking to install a new tarmac base, permeable is the most efficient choice. A new non-permeable driveway will need planning permission. It will also need drainage.

A top advantage of having a tarmac base is that the resin paving can be directly installed on the tarmac, as it creates chemical and physical bonds. Contact our tarmac surfacing contractors for more information.

Grid systems:

Grid systems are environmentally friendly and free draining. While this base isn’t quite as strong as concrete or tarmac, you will still have a sturdy base for your resin bound paving.

Which one is best for which situation?

Your surface should be suitable for the load that it will carry. You should discuss the type and number of vehicles that will use your driveway with your chosen contractor. For heavier vehicles and more frequent use, permeable concrete or tarmac is highly recommended.

If you already have a strong base in place, then you’re all good to go. However, if you’re not sure what base you have, or which one is best for your site, you should get a free site survey from our expert surfacers. If you’re looking for resin bound surfacing, contact the team at A&MT today. We make sure you’re completely confident that your driveway will be practical and long-lasting. We are City & Guilds qualified and we offer flexible scheduling to get your new driveway completed at a time to suit you.

How we carry out our playground surfacing installation

This quick guide will run through the playground surfacing installation process for our most popular materials, including tarmac and asphalt. We hope this will keep you clued up about what the process involves from start to finish so you can feel confident about any upcoming installation projects.

Asphalt playground surfacing: what does the installation involve?

Medium textured asphalt is the most popular surface for play areas. This material can help achieve extra grip, especially for sports courts. At A&MT, we also specialise in applying an anti-slip resin based material which comes in numerous colours.

Site survey

Before we go into the details of the playground installation process, the first port of call will be to speak to a member of our reputable team. They’ll talk you through your requirements, answer any questions you might have and arrange a free site visit at a time to suit you.

We won’t just discuss the surfacing, we’ll also talk you through other essentials such as drainage, borders and line markings.

Resurfacing

If a school playground is large enough and has a good, solid sub-base, it can be resurfaced using a road laying machine. This method can save a lot of time and enable the play areas to be used the following day. Usually a play area can be prepared in a day and resurfaced in a day or two. The complete works can be carried out over a long weekend or half term to ensure minimal disruption.

For smaller areas, a mini paver can be used, or we can hand lay asphalt where we cannot gain access with machinery.

Finishing touches

We take levels to ensure that there are adequate built in falls for drainage. If there are no drainage systems, we can construct them.

For the finishing touches, we can also apply markings for games, or even design walkways for designated areas.

What does A&MT offer?

At A&MT, we have the latest commercial-grade equipment to ensure the work is completed quickly and to a high standard. We’ll leave your school playground surface smooth, neat and tidy. With a no quibble guarantee, we make sure our clients are 100% satisfied with the finished product. Contact us today.

Designing a Bespoke Playground For Schools – Top Tips

From the surfacing material to the finishing touches, there are plenty of considerations when getting school playground surfacing. We’ve got a step-by-step process to help you get your unique playground project off the ground, and have a better grasp of what’s involved.

Get a site survey with the experts

Your first port of call should be to find a local surfacing contractor who specialises in playgrounds. By calling them out for a free site survey, they can take a good look at your site. If you already have a surface in place but want improvements or a resurface, they can decide the best course of action. They will listen to your requirements and take onboard the unique requirements of your site. With their expert advice, you can make the right choice on surfacing material and drainage solutions.

Know your options

Knowing which surfacing materials are best for your play area is important. The age range of the children, size of the playground and use of each area will be taken into consideration.

For play areas with apparatus that are used by younger children, soft pour rubber is often recommended. This is because it absorbs impacts from trips and falls to minimise the risk of injury. However, by far the most common playground surfacing material is medium textured asphalt which is hard-wearing and affordable.

To separate different areas or to help define boundaries, you can also choose from a selection of coloured asphalt.

Drainage

Drainage is an essential component for playground surfacing. Having too much surface water can become a health and safety hazard. We’ll talk you through the drainage options, and impart our professional advice to help you choose the right options for your play areas.

Line markings and surface designs

This is where you can be truly creative. When it comes to line markings and surface paintings, the options are endless. From playground games to sports markings and pathway markers, we will work with you to achieve a fully bespoke playground surface that is practical and presentable.

Contact the team at A&MT today to arrange your free site survey and get your bespoke playground project off the ground. We’ll listen carefully to your requirements and ensure you’re 100% happy with the finished product.

What Playground Surface Is Best For a Coloured Finish?

There are plenty of benefits to adding coloured finishes to your playground surfaces, from marking specific play areas and game zones to adding ground markings that the children can utilise for team games and independent learning and exercises. But, what is the best type of playground surface for this? Let’s take a look.

Soft rubber (Wetpour)

By far the best playground surfacing material for a coloured finish is soft rubber, also known as wet-pour. It’s available in a range of eye-catching colours, so you can design a unique playground space for your school or public leisure facility. It has a bouncy quality which helps to minimise the impact from trips and falls, making it a safe surface. This is particularly recommended for play areas that are used by younger children, such as nursery and pre-school, and primary school age. It’s ideal for playgrounds with any climbing apparatus, such as climbing frames, slides, monkey bars, fireman’s poles and swings. The soft, supportive surface will help cushion some of the impact, reducing the likelihood of injury.

What other options are there?

Coloured aggregates

To mark specific play area zones and sports areas, you can also use coloured aggregates or simply have line markings painted on the ground. Encouraging team and sports activities for children of all ages is paramount to their overall health and development. Line markings can be used for sports, team games, learning activities or even to encourage independent play.

If you’re looking for a coloured finish for your playground surface, speak to A&MT. We’re specialist school playground surfacing contractors who can help you create a play area that not only looks the part, but is also safe to use. Contact us today.

What Playground Markings Can We Add?

In this quick guide, we’re looking at the different types of playground markings we can add to help make your premises more presentable and fun.

Sports markings

Perhaps you have a designated netball or tennis court? We can provide the line markings to ensure your students have access to a professional sports curriculum. If you’re looking to get your school involved in competitive sports, making sure you have sufficient line markings is important. Our team uses preformed thermoplastic to create highly durable markings for a wealth of recreational and competitive sports games.

Fun activities

For younger children, we can also add a range of fun activities, such as a chess board, snakes and ladders game, maze, hopscotch and loads more. In fact, when it comes to adding educational or interactive games onto your playground surface the options are endless. You can opt for just about any colour of the rainbow too, meaning you can make your playground look that little bit brighter.

Educational activities

If you want to encourage your pupils to spend more time outside, one option could be to take some of your lessons outdoors. The playground doesn’t just have to be for PE lessons. With numerical and letter-based playground markings, you could easily make your maths and English lessons a little more interactive. From competitive spelling tests to practising times tables, the sky’s the limit.

Waymarking

If you want to make pathways that are clearer and better defined, we can add bright lines with pedestrian markings to help students, teachers and visitors alike find their way safely around your play areas.

Speak to A&MT about playground markings

At A&MT, we use commercial-grade paint to ensure the markings not only look fantastic, but are designed to last. Speak to our team today to discuss your requirements and arrange a free site visit. We also complete playground surfacing, meaning we can provide a turnkey solution for your school, college or nursery.

How To Repair Wet Pour Playground Surfaces

While wet pour playground surfaces should stay in good condition for a considerable time, they may still need repairs completed from time to time. In this brief guide, we’re looking at what to do if your wet pour playground surface needs repairs.

Is it possible to repair a wet pour surface?

If you see cracks appearing, or the wet pour surface is peeling away at the edges, you’ll be pleased to know that these can be easily repaired. Whether your playground has weathered over time or wasn’t installed as well as it could have been in the first place, it’s important to keep your wet pour surface smooth so that it’s safe to use. Aside from that, it’s nice to provide a space that’s inviting for the children and that encourages them to play and spend time outdoors.

You may have fun shapes and patterns in different colours within your surface. If the individual parts are separating or lifting away, this is not only unsightly, it’s also a trip hazard. With the right wet pour installer, this shouldn’t happen, however if this has become a problem in your playground, you should have the shape or border resurfaced.

If you’ve recently had apparatus removed from a wet pour playground, you’ll likely have gaps in the surface. A surfacing contractor should be able to seamlessly fill these gaps with smooth and colourful wet pour.

If your edges are peeling away, the base and top layer may need to be cut away and can be replaced with a colourful band.

What should you do?

The best course of action to repair wet pour playground surfaces is to find a local and reputable contractor. A&MT have been trusted since 1976 to provide a reliable playground surfacing service. We’re available 24/7 and listen carefully to your requirements to ensure your premises are both safe to use and presentable. Speak to us today to discuss your wet pour repair project. We work efficiently to ensure minimal disruption.

Using Playground Surfaces For Teaching Your Children

Playgrounds are not just for playtime. There are creative ways you can use playground surfaces for teaching your children as well. Weather permitting, it’s a great way to encourage children to be outdoors, get some fresh air and be active. There are plenty of engaging games and activities for children of all ages to enjoy, and which can help progress their education, social development and physical abilities.

Learning by numbers and letters

For reception-age children, you can add number based activities, such as hopscotch, or you could have allocated boxes containing letters of the alphabet which can be used to practice spelling. It’s certainly a lot more fun than the traditional spelling tests. It’s the perfect way to move some of your essential English and Maths lessons outside.

Activities like hopscotch also come with other benefits for young children. The practice of standing on one leg, for instance, will help improve their balancing skills.

Team games to improve social development

If you want to plan ahead before hiring a surfacing contractor, there are a wealth of team games for children to enjoy in the playground. Some of these can be enhanced with markings on the ground. Whether it’s a traditional ‘tag’ game, competitive baton racing exercise, or the over, under ball game, there are so many playground activities that can help children learn the importance of teamwork and embracing the competitive spirit.

Sports activities to improve fitness and coordination

Particularly where sporting activities are concerned, you may want to invest in anti-slip surfacing to minimise the risk of injury if a child falls over. Ball games and races are all good for improving coordination and teaching children the basics of sports, but you should provide them with a safe space where they can play, learn and compete with other children. In other words, they should be able to run without the risk of slipping on the surface.

Soft surfaces for safer play areas

Also, any areas with equipment such as open swings, climbing frames and fireman’s poles should have a soft landing area should a child fall. With Wet Pour rubber surfaces, you can even allocate specific play zones using different surfacing colours.

Speak to our team at A&MT today to discuss your playground surfacing options.

How Anti-slip Surfaces Make Playgrounds Safer

If you’re surfacing for a playground area, one of the key design considerations will be making sure the play area is safe to use. Mostly used by children, it’s important to keep them safe while they play. Choosing the right surface is a great place to start. From access paths to the play area itself, we’re listing the top three ways anti-slip surfaces make playgrounds safer.

  • Minimise the risk of skids and falls

Children enjoy running around the playground, but common smooth surfacing materials like tarmac get slippery when wet. Wetpour anti-slip coating, also known as anti-skid aggregate, will keep children safe from trips and falls. Falls as a result of a slippery surface can cause pain and injury. But with the right anti-slip surface you can reduce the number of falls, which will also decrease the likelihood of your children sustaining cuts, bruises, or even head injuries.

  • Reduce number of injuries

To reduce the severity of the fall you should also consider softer play area materials, such as wet-pour. With RoSPA reporting that as many as 50% of playground injuries result in a hospital visit, combining a softer surface with an anti-slip surface is recommended to lower the chances of a child getting more serious injuries from trip or fall in the playground.

While there is no legal requirement to provide protective surfacing for playgrounds, children should be given a safe environment to play around in.

  • Pushchair and wheelchair friendly

If you have children or parents using a wheelchair, pushchair or walking on crutches, having an anti-slip surface if you have a ramp access way or sloping gradient is essential.

Speak to A&MT today. We’re specialist school playground surfacing contractors and with our wide range of materials on our books and plenty of industry experience under our belt, we work efficiently and can make sure all our clients have the right surfacing for their premises or landscaping project.

How To Improve Your School Playground

 

Playground Surfacing

School playgrounds should be fun, engaging places where children can let loose, get some exercise and refresh their minds, preparing them for the classroom sessions that lie ahead. Naturally, as time passes and the weather does its worst, playgrounds wear out and begin to look a little tired.

So, how can you improve your playground and make it last longer too? Resurfacing is a great place to start; here are three benefits that it could bring.

Safety

What could be more important in a school than safety? Not only do you have to educate your pupils, you have to do all you can to ensure that they leave school without cuts and bruises! While accidents will always happen, choosing the right surface for your playground could drastically reduce the likelihood of injury.

Particularly risky areas like obstacle courses and climbing frames could benefit from the installation of an impact-absorbing rubber surface, while sports and games areas may be better with a non-slip or fine asphalt material.

Versatility

You can’t really apply a ‘one size fits all’ approach to playground surfacing; different areas of a playground require different surfaces depending on their use, and laying down a selection of materials is a great way to boost the versatility of your playground. Choose the right surfaces and your pupils will have more freedom to enjoy themselves without fear of getting hurt.

Longevity

Resurfacing a playground is an investment, and there’d be little point if it only lasted a few years. Here at A&MT Contractors, we lay each surface the right way – no corners are cut. You can expect a high-quality end result that your pupils will be able to enjoy for many years to come.

Get a school playground surfacing quote today

No matter your location, A&MT can complete playground surfacing projects nationwide. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote.