Architects & Designers
Working with architects
At Adventure Playgrounds Wales, we frequently work with architects and planners, offering advice and assistance on safety surfacing and play equipment for their current designs. Having been involved in safety surfacing for almost 30 years, we have gained a wealth of knowledge on which type of surfaces work best in specific circumstances, and are always happy to share this information.
We are one of a limited number of licence holders for laying Tiger Mulch – the country’s leading rubber bonded mulch safety surface, and are regularly specified on architects plans as the go to company for installing the surface. Tiger Mulch gives off a very natural look, not dissimilar to bark, and is a hard wearing surface that will last for many years, and helps keep an area accessible all year round, no matter the weather conditions.
Our Flexitop wet pour system makes for a great safety surface when a hard wearing, impact absorbing surface is required. Wet pour is an excellent surface for incorporating design into its look, as graphics, different areas of colour and all sorts of shapes can be cut into the design. We use only the best materials and workmanship when installing this system – something that is absolutely vital to achieving longevity of the surface. While cheaper options will always be available, our surfaces regularly last over 20 years, and have a strong reputation in the industry for their durability and impressive lifespans.
If you are looking for play equipment for an area, our Lappset range of kit has every base covered, with stylish Scandinavian designs suitablefor all needs, from a simple set of swings to a Santa Maria play ship, housing over 100 children at one time. The award winning designs and supurbbuild quality of Lappset equipment, as well as the strong environmental credentials of the equipment (sourced from the abundant slow growing Nordic Pine fields of Finland) make Lappset one of Europe’s favourite playground manufacturers.
The Space saving Wall Holla is an ever popular design with architects, with its vertical construction and array of crawling, climbing and sliding play features meaning a complete play area can be built on a tiny footprint, as low as 8m long by 2m wide in some cases.
The Urban tree house inspired Halo Cubic range again takes the playground vertically up from the ground and, like the Wall Holla, requires a small footprint of space. With 1, 2 or 3 storey towers available, and with each layer containing an array of nets, swings and balancing features, they make a fantastic centrepiece for any play area.
For the occasions when something a little out of the ordinary is required, Lappset’s premium range could hold the answer. Designed to act as the centrepiece for destination play areas, playgrounds which children will travel 30 minutes to visit and stay for 2 hours or more at a time, these structures are designed from scratch, starting with a blank canvas and a customers ideas. Sharks, marine monsters, dinosaurs and tree houses have been created to date, get in touch to find out more.
Book a CPD
We regularly run Continuous Professional Development (CPD) seminars with architects talking about safety surfacing and play equipment – if you would like to learn more, please contact us to arrange a session.
What we can provide
Comprehensive technical information
We can provide comprehensive technical information relating to our surfacing, play and fitness products including:
- Technical drawings of equipment (including DWG format)
- Animated views to visualise new designs
- Innovative playground and surfacing products
- Sustainable drainage solutions.
Problem solving solutions
With over 20 years experience in surfacing and playground installation we know great solutions to complex design problems. For example;
- Is it possible to have a rooftop playground?
- What are the additional costs?
- How can you provide lots of inviting playground space for lots of children within a small footprint?
At Adventure Playgrounds Wales we have been providing surfacing solutions for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on the quality and breadth of surfacing solutions we offer.
From TigerMulch tree pits to porous hardwearing pathways and playground surfacing we have solutions that enhance many development projects.
Bespoke play and fitness equipment
By partnering with Lappset for our play and fitness equipment we have access to some of the best and most innovative products available.
What’s even better is that many products can be customised into bespoke pieces. This means that awkward spaces can be utilised fully with over 5000 different pieces available to customise.
Architecturally inspired playground designs
The Halo-Cubic playground range must have been inspired by modern architecture! These cuboid designs are inspired by treehouses – but with a modern twist. Not only are they beautiful, but their modular design again allows customisation.
Perhaps most important of all, children love them! One Halo-Cubic Play tower can accommodate over 40 children within a footprint of less than 90m².
Sustainable drainage solutions
A number of our surfacing products have excellent porosity characteristics that can help mitigate against urban drainage issues.
Our FlexiPath surfacing combines rubber, stone and resin to form an attractive hard wearing surface that is great to walk on. It also requires minimal maintenance.
Space saving playground designs
Halo-Cubic range is good at enabling lots of children to play within a relatively small area, but the Wall Holla take this space saving vertical playground to another level.
For example, the Wall Holla 13 with a goal can accommodate 39 children within a footprint of less than 60m².
Amazing playground centrepieces
If you are looking for a playground centrepiece then there are lots of choices available. From vertical playgrounds like WallHolla and Halo-Cubics, there is a wide choice of fantastic designs in the Premium Range.
These include architecturally inspired designs like Olives to theme based designs like Dino. There is also a huge range of theme based products with trolls, goblins, ships, castles, animals, trains, spaceships and more.
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