Many play areas have synthetic grass surfaces installed to create a natural looking appearance which is easy to maintain and looks good all year round.
Fake grass surfacing can be installed around different types of play equipment such as swings and climbing frames to create a soft landing surface for kids.
Installing an artificial grass surface to a school playground or play area is a great option to allow young people and children to play outside at breaks and lunch times all year round whatever the weather. The reason behind this being fake grass based on a porous sub base such as MOT Type 1 Stone is a SUDS (Sustainable Urban Drainage System) compliant surface meaning that after heavy rain water is able to drain through the system in to the substrata freely and correctly instead of flowing straight into a drain causing them to over flow and flood.
Because a synthetic turf surface is permeable it would prevent wet and muddy puddle areas that might appear after rainfall on a natural grass area, these puddles can often see break and lunch times spent inside and are known as ‘wet play times’. Artificial grass lawns are a great surfacing option for Primary schools, Secondary schools and SEN schools as not only are they an all weather surface they also require little or no maintenance reducing green keeping costs as they do not need either mowing or watering like a natural grass area and they stay aesthetically pleasing all year round.
Playgrounds and Play Areas in schools that are surfaced in artificial and synthetic grass allow children and young people to play all year round as well as providing a safety surfacing option. Artificial grass can be installed in primary and secondary school play areas with a shockpad layer beneath to provide adequate a shock absorbency and suitable critical fall height (CFH) for any play equipment it may be installed beneath. The shockpad layer beneath the artificial grass is the layer of the system that varies in depth to achieve the relevant CFH. The CFH is defined by the highest platform of the play equipment on the play area as well as the sub base beneath the synthetic turf surfacing and the shockpad. On areas used by the people and in particular children especially in a school environment it is extremely important that the correct Critical Fall Height is achieved.
Artificial grass is usually installed along with timber edgings, timber edgings keep with the natural look of the artificial grass and aim to make the area look as nice, tidy and natural as possible.
To find out more information regarding artificial fake grass installation for schools please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you out with some free, friendly and professional advice.