The majority of injuries in playgrounds are caused by contact with hard surfaces such as grass, tarmac and concrete which are now considered unsuitable.
Playgrade bark is a graded natural bark developed specifically for playgrounds to provide a clean, dry and soft surface for children to play on. The bark blends into all surroundings and remains effective over a long period of time. Playgrade bark is the highest specification available and every care is taken to ensure minimal wood content.
The carefully controlled particle size inhibits rotting. It has minimal compaction and so will absorb imapct energy thus cushioning a child's landing. Playgrade bark has inherent natural cohesion, which prevents wind blow in all but exceptional conditions. It conforms to British Standard guidelines regarding critical fall heights.
Apart from minimising injury, it drains well, can be used even when wet and dries rapidly. Should any of the material supplied be scuffed or kicked over the sides then it will not result in damage to grass care equipment. It is easy to install, and requires minimal maintenance.
Coverage (Based on 1 cubic metre of bark)
Depth in Millimetres 100 150 200 300
Coverage Square M 10 6.6 5 3.33
Size Range 20-60mm
Bulk Density <3g/L
Wood Content <5%
The above product conforms to BS7188.
The product is available in both BAGS and BULK.
There is a possibility of initial compaction of material and this must be taken into consideration when calculating your requirements.