Safety Surfacing Advice

Our garden play equipment is designed for DIY home assembly directly onto your lawn in your back garden. To do this it requires a level surface that is free from obstacles. Some people also wish to apply a safety surface. This can help maximise the safety all children playing, make the play area weather proof and reduce ongoing maintenance. We have outlined information regarding the most common safety surfaces below.

Natural Grass

Most people build their climbing frames directly onto their lawn. This is the quickest and most cost effective solution.

play bark

Play Bark

Play Bark is an attractive, alternative safety surface for natural play areas, blending well into garden environments.


Rubber Bark

An impact absorbent surfacing made from shredded recycled rubber, rubber bark is highly absorbent but will need regular raking and topping up due to displacement.

grass surface

Safety Mats

Available in a selection of sizes and thickness's, rubber mats are slip resistant and easy to install and fix.

synthetic grass

Synthetic Grass

Synthetic grass is an all-weather surface, available with or without a pile and is an ideal solution for surfacing play area to reduce visible wear.

sand pit


Play Sand is a popular 'natural' impact-absorbing surfacing material to go under playground equipment. Whilst it is undoubtedly an attractive surfacing, it should be noted that it does require a high level of maintenance.

pea gravel


Pea gravel consists of small, smoothed and rounded stones of various colours. There are no sharp or jagged edges to these stones, they are safe for children to play on.

wet pour


Wet Pour surfacing for playgrounds is highly absorbent, slip-resistant and non-abrasive to young limbs. It should also be porous, so puddles should not form.

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