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.
HOW WE WORK

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CONTACT US NOW TO START YOUR ARTIFICIAL GRASS PROJECT
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By Jon Alexander 18 Apr, 2017

The Academies Show is the leading free-to-attend event for schools and academies. Bringing together education professionals, key decision makers and high quality service providers, the show offers unrivalled networking opportunities and the tools to better understand the latest education policies. The event includes conferences and hands-on theaters, as well as many key note speakers .

The Playcubed team are looking forward to meeting you and discussing your playground ideas at stand 546.

When: Wednesday 26th April 2017, 09:00 - 16:30
Where: Excel London. ( View on maps )
Tickets: FREE, must be pre-booked online. Tickets can be booked here .
Event website:  www.academiesshow.london/

Venue and travel information can be found here .
By Jon Alexander 08 Feb, 2017

Play England's release,  Charter for Children’s Play,   describes play as: ‘what children and young people do when they follow their own ideas and interests, in their own way, and for their own reasons.’ Play should be freely chosen, personally directed and intrinsically motivated. That is, children and young people should be able to determine and control their play by following their own instincts, ideas and interests.

Play has also frequently been described as ‘what children and young people do when they are not being told what to do by adults’ . Many adults think that play is unnecessary; however play is a vital part of childhood and is necessary for every child’s healthy development. Through play children are able to develop the skills and abilities they will require as they grow older . Play is a biological, psychological and social necessity that is fundamental to the healthy growth, development and well-being of individuals and communities. 

It can take many forms; how a child plays is unique to him or her. For some, playing can be doing nothing in particular, it can mean doing lots, being boisterous, showing off, being contemplative, overcoming difficulties...etc. Through play children explore the world and learn to take responsibility for their own choices . Play can be sociable or solitary, play can help children to climb, swing, gallop and chase. It can help them to try new things out, push boundaries , develop confidence, explore and experiment the world around them. You can read more on the benefits of play here .

Having time and space to play gives children the opportunity to meet and socialise with their friends, keeps them physically active, and gives the freedom to choose what they want to do. Play supports children to move through each stage of their development naturally, allowing them to make friends, come to terms with difficulties, follow their instincts, think and learn from others. When children are asked about what they think is important in their lives, 'playing' and 'friends' is usually at the top of the list!

By Jon Alexander 06 Feb, 2017

Here we explore the top reasons why Artificial Grass has become so popular in schools:


Maxmise the use of your space

Artificial Grass fully utilises the space your school has by making it available for all-year-round use. Often schools have areas of natural turf which, whilst great in the warmer months, cannot be used during the winter. Such areas are prone to becoming boggy in the wet, and normally take such high footfall that they are more akin to mud patches than grass areas! This is where artificial grass comes into its own – it is ready for action all-year-round and stays looking it’s best even after years of heavy use! By choosing Artificial Grass you are maximising the use you can get out of your outdoor areas.


Minimal Maintenance

Artificial grass requires minimal maintenance, and even then a simple regular brush over is virtually all it needs. No more weeding, mowing or watering. You can read more on this in our Artificial Grass Easy 5 Step Maintenance Guide .


At last, Clean Uniforms!

The parents will thank you! Investing in artificial grass spells the end of muddy, grass-stained uniforms and footprints in the corridor!


It Blends in with the Natural Surroundings

A further benefit of Artificial Grass is that it’s unobtrusive to the eye. Like natural turf in appearance and colour, artificial grass blends in with natural surroundings without looking ugly or drawing attention to itself (that said, there are plenty of coloured options if you're after something ‘louder’).  In fact it’s becoming more and more popular as a domestic garden surface due to its pristine appearance.


Add some Style!

If you have a larger area, artificial grass is a great way to add some style to your playground! It can be mixed with other artificial surfaces , cut into shapes or patterns or used with contrasting colours with amazing results. Take a look at the surfacing in these projects at The Rise School and  Plumcroft Primary School .


Save Long Term

Artificial Grass enables you to save on maintenance and labour costs.


Soften the Blows

Although not a safety surface in it's own right (more on that below), Artificial Grass does have impact absorbing qualities, helping to cushion falls and making it a safe option over other playground surfaces.


Keep it safe

When installed with our optional UltraMat, artificial grass is a compliant safety surface. This means it can be used beneath playground equipment to meet safety regulations and satisfy fall height criteria.


If you considering having Artificial Grass installed at your school please contact us on 01322 279799 , send us an email or fill out an online enquiry here .

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