Rubber Mulch Playground Depth in Bristol
When installing a new playground surface in Bristol BS4 3 for your school or public area, you should always be thinking about the safety of children who will be using it.
Bonded mulch surfacing has plenty of great features which are popular with kids and adults alike. But did you know that it can also help to reduce the potential impact of a fall or injury?
When considering rubber shred for your play area or school playground, you should be thinking carefully about your rubber mulch playground depth.
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While this surface is durable and is resistant against pooling water, this doesn’t mean that accidents still can’t happen. We manufacture and install mulch systems to be as safe as possible for children at play. More often than not, you will be able to confidently allow them to run around and play to their hearts’ content without fearing any accidents or injuries.
However, there are a few circumstances where you will need to consider the depth of your playground surfacing. Let’s take a look
Rubber Mulch Depth
Rubber mulch depth is measured in millimetres, or mm. As standard, we supply and install mulch at a depth of 40mm, which we generally recommend for everyday pathways or daily mile tracks (https://www.rubber-playground-mulch.co.uk/daily-mile/bristol/).
When we start to consider playgrounds and various pieces of equipment, however, we need to start thinking about deeper solutions.
While modern playground equipment is designed to be safe to play with at all times, many well-loved toys and games could still cause accidents or injuries. This is especially going to be the case if there is poor-quality surfacing beneath. Hard, non-absorbent surfacing could provide a jarring, heavy landing for children falling from even a short height.
Some of the typical playground equipment you may wish to be careful around could include:
- Slides and tunnels
- Jungle gyms
- Monkey bars
- Climbing ropes
- Vault horses and beams
- Rocking horses
Even the tamest of toys could cause an accident. While we encourage our children to be careful in everything they do, we know that’s easier said than done in practice.
We were all children once – and we’ve all had the odd bump or scrape! However, that doesn’t mean you should turn a blind eye to safe, durable surfacing.
Critical Fall Height for Rubber Mulch
When looking closely at safe playground surfacing in Bristol BS4 3 (https://www.rubber-playground-mulch.co.uk/playground/bristol/) you should be considering the critical fall height for rubber mulch. While 40mm is the depth standard we suggest for basic surfacing, if you have playground equipment installed, you should always be ready to go deeper.
Critical fall height, or CFH, is measured from the highest point where a child may fall. Therefore, if you have a slide, for example, you would measure from the very top down to your playground surface. To help break things down a little further for you, here are the depths of mulch we supply, and the CFHs they cater to.
|Depth of surface||Sub base||CFH covered|
|40mm||Grass base||up to 2.4m|
|50mm||Grass base||up to 2.9m|
|60mm||Grass base||up to 3.5m|
|40mm||Type 1 stone||up to 2.4m|
|50mm||Type 1 stone||up to 2.6m|
|50mm||Concrete||up to 1.6m|
As you can see, we are able to supply our bonded shred for grass, concrete and type 1 stone sub bases. However, the harder the surface beneath, the more depth of mulch you will need for a greater CFH.
The depth will also be determined by our team on consultation. It’s a great idea to measure up as much as you can before you contact us.
Bonded Mulch Safety Surfacing Depths in Bristol
It’s always worth considering bonded mulch safety surfacing depths before you order with us.
One of the major benefits of having a bonded shred playground lies in the fact that children will be able to safely play on it without fear of injuring themselves too harshly if they fall. It is so important to make sure children are safe at play!
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If you are considering installing bonded shred in Bristol BS4 3 and want to know more about why rubber mulch playground depth is important, get in touch with our team today - https://www.rubber-playground-mulch.co.uk/bristol/.
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