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Soft Surfaces Ltd Playground Website

Soft Surfaces Ltd was established in 1997 and we have over the last decade progressed to become the leading playground surfacing installers of wet-pour, resin bound rubber crumb, impact absorbing safety surfaces in the UK.

This website is only part of the services we offer as we have a designated sports division also where you can visit by clicking through in the top right hand corner - visit SPORTS WEBSITE. On the sports and safety surfaces website it goes into more detail about the various sports surfaces we also offer like 3G artificial football turf, polymeric MUGA surfaces, sand filled all weather pitches and athletics surfacing including long jump runways.

Soft Surfaces are committed to offering ‘Best Value’ through our commitment and technical excellence. Soft Surfaces have a wealth of in-house expertise and our friendly, long-serving, knowledgeable staff, are available to assist you with all your playground and impact absorbing surface requirements.

We are Playground Construction Specialists and our ‘core’ business activity is the installation of wet-pour in-situ safety surfaces, we can assist you, with any element of your outside play area requirements.


Wet Pour Safety Surfacing with roadway design in rubber EPDM at a new play area Wet Pour Safety Surfacing with roadway design in rubber EPDM at a new play areaImpact Absorbing Surface in a multi coloured wet pour surface design to school playgroundWetpour multi colour playground safety surface to a play areaRubber surfacing  for a childrens playground installed beside a synthetic turf MUGA Soft surfaces in a childrens playground with the impact absorbing safety surfacing to meet the CFH of the play equipment installed to a school play area Wet pour rubber EPDM surfacing on a childrens play area that is next to a synthetic turf sports pitch


Below are some of the main service and products which we can offer, please ask if what you are looking for is not listed below :-

  • Wet-pour In-situ Rubber Soft Surfacing (Safety Surfacing) – Applications include Playground surfacing; Golf Walkways ; swimming pool surrounds
  • Wet-pour impact absorbing safety surfaces
  • Rubber Spheres
  • Ground Works Preparation / Landscaping / Sensory Garden Areas
  • MUGA and Sports Pitches, including Polymeric & Shockpads (Multi Use Games Areas), full construction
  • Play Equipment – Swings ; Slides ; See-Saw ; Roundabout ; Tower Units ; Springers – We can offer installation and/or Supply & installation as well as the required impact absorbing surface
  • Fencing - Bow top ; timber Lolly pop ; feather-board fencing ; Picket Fencing ; Mesh security Fencing ; Rebound sports fencing ; Goal End Units
  • Seating - Picnic Benches ; Benches, Playground Bins etc
  • Canopies / Gazebos / Shade Sails / Outdoor Classrooms
  • Playground Markings / Games – Thermoplastic / Playground Surfacing
  • Line Marking – Football ; Tennis ; Basketball ; Hockey ; Netball etc
  • Artificial Grass Surfaces / Synthetic Surfaces / Playground Surfaces / Polymeric surfaces / Impact absorbing artificial grass
  • Other Impact absorbing safety surfacing products include: Play Bark ; Play Sand ; Eco-Mulch ; Rubber Tiles ; Wet-pour Soft Surfaces; Grass Mats ; Rubber Mulch ; impact absorbing safety surfacing ; Playground Surfacing ; Soft Pour ; Rubber Tarmac
  • Tarmac / Macadam Surfacing – Tennis Court Surfacing
  • Resin Bound Stone – Around Tree Guards ; pathways


Soft Surfaces have been members of the (API) Association of Play Industries for over a decade, as well as being CHAS accredited (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme). We are also a Construction Line approved contractor in Wet-pour Safety Surfacing.

 

Below are the main Sports and Safety Surface services and products which we can offer, please ask if what you are looking for is not listed below :

  • 3G, 3rd Generation Artificial Grass Pitches, for use of:- football pitch ; hockey pitch ; rugby pitch ; MUGA's

  • Synthetic Sports Surfacing, for use of:- five-a-side football pitches ; hockey pitches ; basketball pitches ; netball pitches ; cricket wickets and pitches ; tennis courts ; bowling greens ; Pitch & Putt & Crazy Golf ; MUGA's

  • Polymeric Sports Surfaces, for us of:- Netball Pitches ; Basketball pitches ; five-a-side football pitches ; Tennis Courts and Athletics including Long jump run ups ; pitch & putt golf ; MUGA's ; crazy golf courses

  • Macadam Sports Courts, for use of:- Basketball pitches ; Netball pitches ; tennis courts ; five-a side football pitches

  • Natural Turf Sports Pitches, for use of:- Football pitches ; rugby pitches ; cricket wickets and pitches ; hockey pitches ; athletics ; bowling greens ; pitch & putt golf areas ; MUGA's

  • Shockpad Installation which can be installed on both engineered or dynamic sub base, for use below 3G artificial grass surfaces ; sand filled synthetic surfaces ; sand dressed synthetic surfaces ; needle punch synthetic surfaces ; MUGA's

  • Fencing - weldmesh fencing, chainlink fencing, rebound fencing, recessed goal mouths, goal end units, pedestrian guard rails, dug out team benches, metal bow top, multi-sports fencing ; 3m high rebound fencing for MUGA's ; Single leaf gates ; double leaf gates ; kickboards

  • Floodlighting -, Static floodlights ; hinged floodlighting ; LUX illuminations ; professional sports floodlighting for MUGA's

  • Sports Equipment - Freestanding football posts and nets ; fixed football goals ; freestanding tennis nets ; fixed tennis nets ; basketball goal ends ; Netball posts for use with Multi Use Games Areas (MUGA)

  • Cricket Wickets - Practice nets ; two bay, three bay, four bay practice nets ; cricket wickets ; cricket nets ; roof nets for cricket

  • Long Jump / Athletics - long jump run ups

  • Bowling Greens / Tennis Courts - Natural bowling greens ; synthetic bowling greens ; synthetic tennis courts ; pitch & putt golf areas, full construction of tennis courts including drainage and line marking

  • Maintenance & Repair - we offer a wide variety of  maintenance packages for all synthetic, artificial grass and 3rd Generation MUGA pitches, from drag brushing, infill levels, chemical treatments to full renovation power sweeping

 

The table below identifies the general suitability of the main types of playing surface discussed on this web site, for a range of sports, although this will also depend on the standard of play that is intended. Please note that these descriptions are provided as a general guide only and are not necessarily indicative of the views or requirements of individual National governing Bodies of sport:

Sports Surface/ MUGA Type

5-a-side
Football

Tennis

Mini
Tennis

Netball

Basketball

Hockey

Rugby
Training

Athletics
Training

Football
Training

Macadam (Type 1)

4

1

1

2

1

4

4

4

4

Macadam (Type 2)

4

2

2

1

2

4

4

4

4

Polymeric (Type 3)

3

2

2

1

2

3

4

3

3

Polymeric (Type 4)

2

3

3

3

2

3

3

1

2

Sand filled synthetic turf (Type 5a)

1

4

4

4

4

1

2

3 (excluding spikes)

1

Sand dressed synthetic turf (Type 5b)

2

3

3

4

3

1

3

3 (excluding spikes)

2

Needle- punch synthetic turf (Type 5c)

2

3

3

4

3

2

3

3 (excluding spikes)

2


1 - Preferred Surface
2 - Suitable Surface
3 - Possible surface though less suitable
4 - Unsuitable surface


A type 1 MUGA and type 1 MUGA install is a multi use games area that is a ball court for children and kids to play various sports including netball, basketball, football and tennis. Both are finished in a tarmac sports surface all weather pitch in parks, schools, leisure centres, nurseries and sports clubs. Installing the painting, colour coating, spraying of anti slip paint is applied to give the slip resistance and can be coloured to any RAL but in general the main colours are red, blue and green. The anti slip paint is an acrylic paint or polyurethane coating dependent on the intense of use. Line marking is then applied so that the kids can play on the MUGAs and should you have any questions with regards to measurements, quotes, prices, costs, dimensions, sizes, budgets, funding, design, specification we can assist you anywhere in the UK.

A type 3 MUGA and type 4 MUGA install is a multi use games area that in school playgrounds, parks and play areas are very popular. The children and kids are able to play a mixture of sports on the sports court and the surface for the type 3+4 MUGAs is completed in a polymeric surface. A polymeric surface is in rubber crumb and the polymeric surfacing is ideal for children and kids because has a degree of comfort should they fall and is a safer surface. Installing the polymeric surfacing is the same material that is used on long jump runways, high jump fans, long jump run up landing pit mowing strip, javelin run ups and other athletics surfaces. If you have any queries on the polymeric surfaces like prices, quotations, costing, dimensions, design and specification please call our head office.

A type 5 MUGA install is a multi use games area sports court that again is installed in parks, sports clubs facilities, school play areas and many contractors / suppliers have different types of artificial grass they try to push to tailor fit each particular sport the school requires. The sports grass is an all weather pitch surface that again is ideal for hockey, rugby, football, cricket and basketball. The sports court MUGAs surfaces are an all weather surface that should be playable all year round which the children, kids and schools love. Installing the type 5 artificial grass can vary from a 2G needlepunch, 2G sand filled synthetic turf, 2G sand dressed synthetic grass to a 3G third generation synthetic turf sports surfaces. The prices, quote, costings, design and dimensions do vary from site restrictions including access and how often the sports facility is used by the players, children and maybe even toddlers.

Regardless of where you're situated, please ring our head office because we do travel further and have travelled to places in Ireland, mainland Europe but it makes the design, specification, measuring up on site for the dimensions that little bit more difficult when trying to supply prices, costs and quotes to the customer. If a design, bill of quantities and specification is supplied then the quotations should be easy to send through. Whether it is for a wetpour playground area, long jump runway, multi use games areas, polymeric surface athletics track, polymeric surfacing MUGA, 2G synthetic turf sports pitch, 3G artificial grass sports field, sports grass all weather pitch, rubber surfacing high jump fan, rubber EPDM long jump sand pit mowing strip, macadam MUGAs, anti slip sports coating, polyurethane spraying, acrylic paint resurfacing, repairs to a soft pour play area, perimeter repair to bouncy tarmac, replacement of sports pitch surfaces, resurfacing of synthetic sports pitch, maintenance to park surfaces, upgrade in kids play area surfaces, refurbishment of floodlit synthetic turf sports pitch, triple jump runway landing pit, ATP surfaces, STP surfaces, playground rubber surfacing, kids play area safety surfacing or any other type of safety surfaces like grass mats, rubber tiles, artificial grass and rubber mulch.