Our Services

School Playground Surfacing

A&MT Contractors are suppliers of playground surfaces for schools, colleges and universities. Since we started back in 1976, educational and leisure facilities across the UK have trusted us to deliver high quality projects on schedule.

School playgrounds require hard-wearing surfaces, often with multi-purpose functions. We offer a wide range of materials to suit your specific requirements. No matter the size or current design of your playground, we deliver what you require.

As professional groundworks and school playground surfacing contractors, we will make sure your surface is durable, presentable and meets the latest safety standards.

Get a quote for your school playground surfacing today.

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School Playground Surfacing Process – Plan Your Project

Arrange your site survey – With our friendly consultation or on-site visit, we can offer reliable, expert advice to ensure you have the most effective surface for your budget. Give us a call and we’ll arrange a site survey at a time to suit you.

Review the design plan – We’ll make sure you’re 100% confident with the design plan and schedule before going ahead.

Surfacing work begins – Larger school playgrounds can be resurfaced using a road laying machine. This saves time and enables the area to be used the following day. We also have a mini paver for smaller areas. Where we cannot gain access with machinery, our highly-trained contractors can even hand lay the asphalt.

Usually a play area can be prepared in a day and resurfaced in a day or two.

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

Finishing touches – We can apply line markings and cushioned surfaces for games and competitive sports activities. We can also design walkways for designated areas.


We install a variety of recreational playgrounds and sports areas, including hopscotch, netball, basketball and tennis. We construct grounds in line with strict and up-to-date criteria to ensure schools can offer competitive sports. We can also provide cushioned surfaces and line marking.

With our friendly consultation or on-site visit, we can offer reliable, expert advice to ensure you have the most effective surface for your budget and needs. We have years of experience understanding the functions of school surfaces and the latest health and safety procedures.

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School Playground Surfacing Services

Playground Surfaces – We offer a versatile range of surfaces for playgrounds, and our fully bespoke service means we can create a play area to suit your specific requirements.

Sports Grounds Surfacing – We are fully trained to install a variety of sports areas, including netball, basketball and tennis. We can also supply cushioned surfaces to minimise the impact of falls.

Line Markings – Our line marking experts use preformed Thermoplastic to create recreational and competitive sports games. We also offer car park line marking.

Drainage – We have the expertise to construct many types of drainage systems and solutions for asphalt surfaces, including French drains, drainage channels and gully pots.

Edgings – To protect or define the boundary edges of asphalt or resin bound surfaces, we can supply and install edgings. These include concrete, steel profiles and treated timber.


School Playground Surface Materials

School playgrounds require hard-wearing surfaces, often with multi-purpose functions. We offer a wide range of playground floor materials to suit your specific requirements and playground safety surfaces such as soft fall rubber:

School playground tarmac

A popular choice for school playgrounds is tarmac. It’s a practical surface ideal for larger areas. Installed in schools up and down the country, it’s highly durable and comes with low maintenance costs.

Fine asphalt

The most popular surface for play areas is medium textured asphalt. This material provides extra grip to minimise minor injuries and grazes, especially on sports courts.

Resin

Resin is a hard-wearing, versatile and anti-slip material. A popular choice for schools, it’s ideally suited for areas that are under stress from tree roots. As specialist resin surfacing contractors with as many as 40 different colour variations, we can create bespoke designs and define different areas.

Anti-slip safety surface

To ensure school playground safety, anti-slip surfaces are ideal for wheelchair and pushchair access ramps, or placing in hazardous, slippery areas.

Pervious

Pervious surfaces are highly porous and help prevent flooding from heavy rain. This is particularly useful for areas where drainage options are unavailable or lacking.

Acrylic coloured surfaces

We can apply most acrylic colours on the market to existing play areas, which not only improves the lifespan of the surface, but can also help define different areas on playgrounds.

Slurry Sealant

Used to improve the lifespan of older playground surfaces, slurry sealant also fills small damaged areas of asphalt to re-vitalise the surface.


Safety Standard Compliance

We have years of experience with school surfaces and keep up-to-date with the latest health and safety procedures. We construct grounds in line with strict criteria and can advise on the most suitable material to keep your children, employees and site visitors safe.

Get a quote for our school playground surfacing service today.

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Areas We Serve

With key depots based in Lincoln, Peterborough and Romford, our family business not only serves the East Midlands and the South East, but the whole of the UK. Popular locations for our school playground surfacing include:

Cambridgeshire: Cambridge, Peterborough, Ely, Huntingdon
Lincolnshire: Lincoln, Grantham, Spalding, Stamford
London: Romford, Croydon, Saffron Walden, Kingston-upon-Thames, Wimbledon

If you’re looking for playground surfacing London, then our Romford depot can get out to your site in no time. 


Why Choose A&MT

  • All staff are DBS Checked
  • Friendly, family-run business since 1976
  • Available 24/7, including bank holidays
  • Free no-obligation quote and advice
  • No disruption during school hours
  • Guarantee to complete on schedule
  • Tailored service – no job is too big or too small
  • Street Works Certification (SWQR Operative and Monitoring)
  • Accredited by City & Guilds

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does school playground surfacing take?

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 week-end or half term.

Can you work outside school hours?

Yes! We are available 24/7 – including bank holidays. You can depend on us to complete work at a time to suit you.

Are your staff DBS checked?

Yes, all staff working within the school property are fully DBS checked.

What is the best surface for a children’s play area?

The most popular surfacing material for play areas is medium textured asphalt. This helps to achieve extra grip, especially for sports courts. All the playground surfaces we offer have their own pros and cons. The perfect option will depend on your environment and requirements. Speak to a knowledgeable member of our team today to get an idea of which type of surfacing material is best for your playground.

What are the playground surfaces prices?

Playground surfaces prices depend on a range of factors, including the surface area, the type of surfacing material you want, and if you require any finishing touches, such as drainage and borders. It’s easy to get in touch with us for a free, no-obligation quote. Simply give us a call.