ARTIFICIAL GRASS

Making play areas usable all year round with artificial grass

"What was a dust bowl in the summer and a mud pit in the winter now looks like a show garden that is getting used on a daily basis." Premises Manager

Artificial Grass

Highly authentic and extremely durable, artificial grass allows areas to be utilised all year round. This, coupled with minimal maintenance, makes it an excellent and worthwhile long-term investment.

Manufactured to exacting standards, our artificial grass range is the result of careful research into the best length and yarn type for each particular application. We have developed our grasses to stand up to the rigorous demands of school play areas. 

UltraMat ShockPad has been developed as an impact-absorption underlay. This is installed underneath the artificial grass layer to provide fall height protection.
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SuperBlade
 
SuperBlade has a 20mm pile length making it soft and lush, whilst being very adaptable for creative design and play mound features.

SuperBlade is often used alongside our other artificial grass products to create contrasting effects.

SuperBlade features a C-section pile in two shades of green, with a shorter curled yarn in brown and beige, creating a highly authentic turf that is suited to most applications. A specialist kiln-dried sand infill, unique for its rounded particles, keeps the pile upright, ensuring the grass stays looking its best for years to come.

EliteTurf

EliteTurf is a highly authentic and versatile artificial grass surface featuring a 35mm pile, which feels thick and lush underfoot.

EliteTurf features a c-section pile in two shades of green, with a shorter curled yarn in brown and beige. With this realistic combination, a highly highly authentic turf has been developed that is suited to most applications. A specialist kiln-dried sand infill (unique for its rounded particles) keeps the pile upright, ensuring the grass is kept looking perfect for years.
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MegaSport

Specifically designed for sports pitch surfaces, MegaSport has ultra low surface resistance, and rebound characteristics which make it ideal for all game types. 

MegaSport has been specifically engineered as a sports surface with its high density 18mm curled yarn providing low surface resistance. Consistent rebound characteristics enhance quality and speed of play, and the closely knitted yarn ensures it will not interrupt the natural roll or bounce of a ball.

MegaSport is highly durable with 58,800 stitches per square metre, ensuring your pitch will withstand years of play. All our adhesives and seaming tapes are tried and tested to FIFA, IRB, ECB and ITF standards. 

Pitch markings are available in a range of different colours to denote different sports.
UltraMat

UltraMat is an impact absorbing underlay with professional rebound characteristics that is used beneath artificial grass to minimise risk and create the ultimate play surface.

This system uses an interlocking polyethylene foam pad underlay to provide Critical Fall Height protection around play equipment, ensuring the safety of all users.

It is also installed underneath artificial grass sports pitches to help absorb the impact of players running on the surface and reduce the incidence of lower limb injuries. 

UltraMat is available in 9mm, 15mm, 25mm and 35mm thickness, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. It is manufactured using entirely recycled material.

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NottsSport Synthetic Turf

Playcubed are proud to be the approved installers of NottsSport synthetic turf for London and the South East.

VHAF synthetic turf systems provide low-maintenance surfacing solutions for a wide range of sports and leisure areas, and are a smart and highly effective alternative to traditional artificial grass or loose-fill sports installations.

VHAF synthetic turf also allows contrasting and vivid colours to be used to define pathways, activity zones or leisure areas. And it looks good all year round, whether there’s a hot, dry summer or a long wet winter ahead. With minimal maintenance requirements and high durability, it is an excellent long term surfacing solution.

Pitch markings are available in a range of different colours to denote different sports.

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CHECK OUT OUR SUPER QUICK 5-STEP GUIDE TO KEEP YOUR GRASS LOOKING ITS BEST

Installation

1. Existing ground is excavated to correct levels.
2. Geotextile membrane is installed to provide ground stabilisation and weed control barrier.
3. Stone base levelled and compacted.
4. 2-6mm angular Granite Sand is levelled and compacted to provide dynamic base.
5. UltraMat ShockPad laid over Granite Sand if specified.  
6. Artificial Grass surface layer installed. All edges and joints are securely fastened using specialist resin-based adhesive. Specialist kiln dried sand is brushed into the grass pile to ensure it stays upright and to improve its durability.

 
THE MOST FREQUENT ARTIFICIAL GRASS QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
Pitches and MUGAs

Artificial Grass surfaces are perfect for use in sports areas. Visit our Sports page to find out more about these services. >Sports
Trackways

Creating trackways with our Artificial Grass has become very popular, with road markings, zebra crossings and roundabouts teaching children essential road rules.
Mixed surfaces

Our Artificial Grass range can be combined to create different textures and zones, whilst still keeping the whole area weather-proof and maintenance-free.
Request a sample to see for yourself.

Our samples of artificial grass are small cuts of the exact same material that we install.

Sample packs are the perfect way to view the quality, texture and variation of our grass before choosing a specific style for your new area.

Tell us a bit of detail about the area you are planning to develop and we'll include a recommendation of which option we think would be the most appropriate.
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THOUSANDS OF SCHOOLS CHOOSE PLAYCUBED. LET'S MAKE A START FOR YOU.

By Jon Alexander 12 Dec, 2017

Plenty of things change as we get older. Our taste in food, the way we think, and of course our physical ability – and that’s just the adults. And with such fast development in the childhood years, it’s understandable that the way children play goes through several phases as they grow older. However, play should also challenge them in different ways. Read on as we explore how play changes through the childhood years.

 

The first movements

Play and movement is important from day one for babies. It begins with reflexive movements, such as when babies jerk their arms and legs. Hardly an intense workout, but it’s the start of their slow journey towards controlled movement. As they develop, infants become more aware of their movements, and begin to work with their motor skills when they play:

·        Gross motor skills involve large muscle groups like arms and legs

·        Fine motor skills involve smaller muscle groups like the fingers and toes

Gross motor skills are essential in all the landmark moments for infants – sitting up, crawling and walking, while fine motor skills allow them to play with smaller objects, exploring new shapes, textures and colours.


Moving through childhood

As toddlers becomes children, their play becomes a lot more physical. They want to run, jump and even swing. There’s more to this that first meets the eye though. Physical activity is at the core of children’s social development. It’s how children meet new friends, and learn to cooperate and compete. With the right kind of physical play, young children can learn important behavioural skills like reciprocation, turn-taking and following rules, while also improving their physical fitness.


Adolescent “play”

It’s not just mood swings and growth spurts – when children become teenagers, play is important in keeping them active. Whether it’s team sports or individual activities like yoga or climbing, it’s essential for teenagers to have the space and facilities to stay active. They may not refer to it as “play” any more, but this activity is also a great stress-reliever – and we all know how essential that is in the teenage years.

Looking forward, adolescent play lays the foundations for adulthood. It’s no secret that an inactive lifestyle is a factor in a wide range of health complications, so it really is essential for teenagers to make physical activity a part of their day to day life.

 

Providing the right space for play

Whether it’s sensory play for infants or sports courts for adolescents, it’s important that children have the right space to play throughout their childhood years. At Playcubed , we provide a wide range of play areas, active play facilities and sports surfaces across London and the South East.

Covering survey, design and installation, our comprehensive service makes it easy for you to get the perfect facilities for your school or public space. Get in touch today to discuss your needs with our team.

By Jon Alexander 29 Nov, 2017

As much as children might think otherwise, schools are more than just lessons, textbooks and homework. Yes, while these are three of main reasons teachers lose sleep, there are so many more. Another big task for schools is developing healthy habits for their pupils. But is your school doing enough? This post explores the best ways to encourage a healthy lifestyle.


Get it in early

So, why is it that schools need to instil healthy habits in children? Quite simply, the earlier children learn it, the more natural it becomes. Like languages, maths and… anything really – learning healthy habits at an early age is much easier than adopting them later in life. It makes it much simpler to carry these habits into adulthood.

 

Five a day – and more...

Top of the list when it comes to healthy habits is a well-balanced diet. It’s no secret that childhood obesity is on the rise, which is being carried into adulthood increasingly nowadays ( read more on that here ).

The solution? Teach children about a balanced diet as soon as possible – and put it into practice. That’s not just five fruit and vegetables a day, but ways to get learning about lean proteins and complex carbs – and how to get these into your diet.

We’re all guilty of pigging out from time to time, but it’s also useful to introduce children to eating in moderation. Children don’t have to have the sweet stuff locked away, they just need to know when and how often they should eat it. Like us, really… It’s also important to know when you’re full. Teaching children about these simple things stops them overeating, as well as steering them clear of the unhealthy boredom snacking habit.

By Jon Alexander 15 Nov, 2017

In 2015, the Government found that 1 in 5 children were obese, with 1 in 3 obese or overweight. Yes – really! Childhood obesity has more than tripled in the last 30 years. What does that mean? Well, it spells an increased risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes and breathing difficulties. That’s not mentioning the potential impact on children’s mental health and self consciousness.

It also means more unhealthy children growing into unhealthy adults, with the development of serious diseases more likely as time goes on. But what can schools do? A great deal, actually! Here are four simple steps your school can take to tackle childhood obesity.

 

1.   Get out and play!

Exercise is essential for any person’s health – child or adult. Even if someone eats well or is the “ideal” weight, a lack of activity can have a negative impact on muscles, organs and joints. In addition to PE, which is required on the national curriculum, schools can encourage active play during break times too. Lucky for us, children love playing! They just need the right space and facilities to do so.

 

2.   Promote cooperation and friendship

Getting children to play can be a problem if they feel isolated. Schools should encourage children to make strong friendships. Here are some ideas:

·        Icebreaker activities to introduce children from day one.

·        Group activities in lessons.

·        Team games in PE lessons.

·        Change around seating plans to get children talking to different classmates.

 

3.   Food education

They say you are what you eat – and, to some extent, it’s true! Even the most active child will not be healthy if they aren’t eating the right food. As well as offering balanced meals and healthy snacks, schools should look to educate children about food so they make the right choices at home and in future.

Worried about squeezing it into the already-jammed timetable? Try incorporating it into other lessons, like maths, science and art.

 

4.   Mental support

Being overweight can affect the mental wellbeing of children. But it can also work the other way . If a child doesn’t feel supported, they’re less likely to lead a healthy lifestyle. And where do kids look for support? Adults, of course. Make sure children are supported at school by offering them the chance to talk about any issues and reinforcing positive thinking.

 

Providing the means for a healthy lifestyle

You can’t force a healthy lifestyle on children, but at school you can give them the knowledge and means to pursue it themselves. At Playcubed , we provide tailored play areas and facilities to schools across Greater London. Covering consultation, design, presentation and installation, our service makes it easy for your school to get the perfect play areas and facilities. Get in touch today to discuss your requirements.

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