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 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.

By Jon Alexander 16 Oct, 2017

EduKent EXPO & Conference is Kent’s leading event for the promotion and development of effective school leadership, management, learning and teaching featuring a high-level conference, inspirational workshops and a comprehensive exhibition of leading suppliers of services to schools and academies.

In November 2016, the fifth EduKent EXPO & Conference brought together hundreds of education leaders from across Kent and neighbouring counties - to share best practice and new ideas on managing and developing education in the region.

Continuing to build upon previous successes, the 2017 event will take place on Wednesday 8th November at The Kent Event Centre, Kent Showground, Detling ( view on maps ).


Free-to-attend

This free-to-attend event is Kent’s largest exhibition and conference for the county’s Head Teachers, Finance Directors, Bursars, Business Managers, Governors, Local Authority education leaders, PTA’s, IT Managers and school leadership teams from the state, academy and private sectors.

Delegates benefit from a unique opportunity to meet key suppliers in the market and attend a wide range of free conference sessions - hearing directly from senior figures who set education policy and strategic direction across the national and local education agenda. High-quality content provides practical advice on how to achieve outstanding results through strong leadership, excellent teaching and effective management systems.

Breakfast, lunch, refreshments and parking are all free-of-charge for all delegates!


The place for quality education support services

EduKent has been developed by Kent County Council in response to the rapidly changing educational environment and is designed to meet the needs of schools and academies by providing education support services, all in one place. By building on the success of Kent Services for Schools and by combining such established services as Schools Personnel Service, EIS and Schools Financial Services with the newer service providers, EduKent offers high quality, competitively priced services delivered by experienced staff, to assist in improving outcomes for all pupils.


Come and see Playcubed at Stand 229

We will be exhibiting at Stand 229. Be sure to drop past to meet the team and discuss any outdoor developments at your school.

CLICK HERE  to book your free place and make sure your school is represented.

By Jon Alexander 09 Oct, 2017

Learning the senses is a key part of a child’s primary education. Ask most young children and they’ll be able to list sight, sound, smell, touch and taste (or close enough anyway). But what about learning through the senses? Sensory play engages children, helping them explore and discover the world. Read on to explore how sensory play helps children learn, in more ways than one.

 

Getting touchy

Speak to most people about sensory play and they’ll assume you mean touching and feeling. They wouldn’t be wrong – touch is one of the senses, and is an essential part of sensory play. But it’s also important to engage children with sights, smells, sounds and even tastes. Colourful, aromatic plants, sensory panels and textured surfaces are just some of the ways to ensure children are using all of their senses.

 

Two types of motor skills

Running, walking and climbing help children improve their motor skills. Or, more specifically, they develop their gross motor skills, dealing with large muscle groups for dynamic activities. But what about their fine motor skills?

No, we don’t expect kids to fix a faulty gearbox. This applies to smaller muscle groups, essential for things like writing and shoe-tying. Yes – all the things you want children to master in their early years. Sensory play absorbs children with activities involving fine motor skills, exploring things like squeezing, pinching and lacing.

 

Language skills

As any parent or teacher will know, language is essential to children’s development. It’s how they understand the world around them and express ideas and emotions. Can sensory play help? 100% yes! When you’re learning new words and ideas, the touch, sound and smell of objects can bring them to life.

Point at a picture of a tree and explain it to a child. They’ll probably learn it eventually. But when they can see it up close, feel the rough bark and smell the fresh leaves, it suddenly becomes more real, memorable and easier to understand.

How about concepts and comparisons? Try explaining smooth and rough objects to a child without letting them feel them and experience them. It’s almost impossible for them to understand. With sensory play providing a range of colours, textures and smells to children, this comes naturally.

 

Engaging children with sensory play areas

With clear benefits for children’s learning, sensory play facilities are a superb addition to any educational environment. If you want to add a versatile, engaging sensory play area to your school, Playcubed can help. We provide tailored facilities for sensory play to schools around London and the South East of England. Offering full consultation, planning and installation, we’re the perfect solution to all your sensory play needs. Get in touch today to discuss your project.

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