Our Services

School Playground Surfacing

A&MT Contractors have been supplying playground surfacing for schools, colleges and universities since we started back in 1976. Schools can trust us to deliver high quality projects on schedule and outside of school hours when necessary. We are all DBS checked.

As professional groundworks and surfacing contractors, we work with schools, colleges and universities across the UK to deliver functional and high-quality playgrounds and sports grounds.

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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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Playground Surfacing

Playground Surfacing Services

Playground Surfacing – 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 needs.

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 on your school premises, whether you need a touch up or a complete redesign.

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 – We can supply and fix concrete edgings, steel profiles and treated timber, all used to protect the boundary edge of the asphalt or resin bound surfaces and define boundaries.


School Playground Surface Materials

School playgrounds require hard-wearing surfaces, often with multi-purpose functions. We offer a wide range of ground surface materials to suit your specific requirements:

Anti slip surface
Suitable for hazardous slippery areas and wheelchair access ramps.

Pervious
Pervious surfaces help improve areas that suffer from flooding and where drainage options are unavailable or lacking.

Fine asphalt
Fine asphalt is typically used on playgrounds and helps minimise grazes and minor injuries.

Resin
Resin is a hard-wearing, versatile and anti-slip material that is a popular choice for schools. Its hardiness is ideally suited for areas that suffer from considerable stress, such as from tree roots. We can offer as many as 40 different colour variations and create bespoke designs to build unique playing environments and define different areas.

Acrylic coloured surfaces
We can apply most 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.

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 playground and road surfacing services include:

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


Why Choose A&MT

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

Street Works Certification


Frequently Asked Questions

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 staff DBS checked?

Yes, any and all staff working within the school property is fully DBS checked.

What are French drains?

French drains are built as trenches which are filled with gravel or rock and can be fitted with an irrigation or perforated pipe to redirect surface water away from an area.

Our French drains are typically 150mm in width x 400-500mm in depth. We line the inside of the trench with a membrane, fill with clean gravel, cover with a second membrane to prevent soil contamination, and finally fill the trench with top soil.

What are gully pots?

Often made from robust concrete, gully pots are designed to stop debris carried by road water from entering a drainage network. We can offer gully pots and iron grating in a range of dimensions.