We have long understood that well-designed outdoor play areas are vital. The few hours children spend outdoors each week builds social and cognitive skills which help them to thrive. No matter the space available, our team knows how to create a place where children can grow.
Every type of playground feature needs to be designed right and built right. In our eyes, creating a unique playground that's bursting with opportunity includes the capability to do them all. That's why our playground range contains everything from Activity Frames through to educational numeracy & literacy play panels.
Our playground tarmac surfacing is one of the most popular playground flooring solutions that offers durability and reliability with minimal maintenance needed. While it may not be the most exciting option, playground tarmac surfacing is tried and tested, and certainly gets the job done.
Playground tarmac surfacing provides a smooth finish for your playground so children can run and play without any danger of tripping. Although it is mostly available in black, playground asphalt can be painted over to create bespoke designs or divide your play area into different sections.
Here at Playcubed, we supply the highest quality playground tarmac surfacing as well as other flooring options such as artificial grass, wet pour surfacing and rubber mulch. If you are struggling with making a choice, our team can help you choose the best playground surfacing to suit your needs.
“The whole school community are absolutely thrilled with the work that Playcubed carried out in the summer holidays. The transformation from a playground that we could hardly use, to an amazing adventure area that is not only educational but FUN. The children totally love it… thank you for your imagination, hard work and professionalism.”
Playground asphalt is a practical hard surface for larger areas such as school playgrounds and car parks that can withstand years of heavy use.
Traditionally used in almost every school, asphalt provides a very durable surface with low cost maintenance. In addition it ensures you can keep play areas in use all year round.
Asphalt surfacing is a very long lasting surface. If the top layer, or wearing course, becomes degraded over time, the base course is usually still perfectly stable. Therefore we install a wearing course layer as an overlay using the existing surface as a base course, restoring playgrounds to a safe standard for a relatively low cost.
Asphalt is available in a range of colours. Also, we can paint the standard black surface with a specialist anti-slip coating in many different colours. Both options are a cost-effective way of creating sports pitches or zoning areas.
Porous asphalt is an open textured surface that allows water to flow through it, avoiding rainwater collecting and ensure your playground is always ready for action.
Drainage is obviously a very important consideration with all playground surfaces. With this in mind, we design and install bespoke drainage systems to suit the particular surface characteristics of your play area.
Firstly, we excavate the area to a specified depth and lay a geo-textile membrane for ground stabilisation and weed suppression. Secondly, we install a stone sub base and compacted to the specified depth, followed by a 50 – 60mm base course of asphalt and also a 25 – 30mm top coat using finer-grade asphalt.
Asphalt Surfacing Overlay
Where the existing base layer is sound and drainage falls are acceptable, an asphalt overlay is a certainly a cost-effective way to restore worn surfaces to a safe standard.
Existing ironworks are rebedded, and bitumen emulsion applied to the existing surface to ensure a sound bond between the original surface and the new overlay.