Rubber Chipping Play & Landscaping Surfaces:
For safety and fun rolled into one! Our innovative solution to superior play area safety that outperforms all other safety surface materials - and lasts for years! The Rubber Chippings are available in 5 different Colours and come in 10 Kilo bags or Bulk Bags. The paint we use is 100 percent recycled so there are always natural variations in colours within our normal manufacturing tolerances so any pictures or samples provided should not be taken as a guarantee of the colour.
Playground Rubber Chippings are produced from recycled tyres, granulated to form rubber chippings. What's more, each of our colour coatings are water based - which means they are truly 100% safe for all and will not stain!
Plus it's extremely easy to use!
Playground Rubber Chippings are easy to install and allow instant use of the play area after application... because we know how precious playtime is!
1) Make a pit or frame to required size. Ideally, treat area with weed killer and then spread a permeable membrane within this area to discourage any future weed or grass growth.
2) Choose your required depth - in many play situations 100mm per square metre will suffice. BS EN 1177:1998 guidelines for impact absorption.
3) Spread Dunweedin's Playground Rubber Chippings evenly, making sure any rigid framework is well outside the likely area of fall - then let them play!
For best results, treat the ground with a pre-emergent to kill any existing weed (following the manufacturers guidelines) and then apply a landscaping fabric to the area. Apply Landscaping Rubber Chippings directly on top of the fabric to a depth of approximately 4cm. As a guide, we recommend one ten kilo bag will cover an area of up to .75 of a square metre.
In addition to just using the chippings for Play Surfaces they can be used in Borders & Beds in the Garden. As many of our Customers already know!
These are some of the Key reasons why this product is Superior to Bark and other Aggregates that are commonly used. If used as a mulch Dunweedin's Landscaping Rubber Chippings is up to five times heavier than other mulches, which means you will need less product.
For best results, treat the ground with a pre-emergent to kill any existing weed (following the manufacturers guidelines). Apply Landscaping Rubber Chippings directly on top of the soil to a depth of approximately 4cm. As a guide, we recommend one ten kilo bag will cover an area of up to .75 of a square metre.
Here's some Popular Questions and the Answers:
Is it good for my plants?
Yes, because Dunweedin Rubber Chippings retains virtually no moisture, your plants benefit from receiving far more rainfall than they will with organic mulches such as wood which absorb a great deal of moisture, from rainfall and also from the ground.
Will Dunweedin Rubber Chippings keep weeds down?
Yes, Dunweedin Rubber Chippings does not kill weeds, but as it is inert and hydrophobic it dries out very quickly and so any airborne weed seed falling on it is unable to germinate.
What is the 'Lemony' smell?
We add a citrus fragrance to the coating which helps discourage cats and dogs from disturbing and soiling your flower beds.
Do I need to put down a weed barrier membrane before applying Dunweedin Landscape Rubber Chippings?
No, a weed barrier will build up a layer of soil on top of it eventually creating the perfect growing conditions for weeds. As long as you have prepared the area correctly by removing any existing weeds and treated the area with a good pre-emergent and applied Dunweedin Landscape Rubber Chippings to the correct depth, you will enjoy many years of weed free, low maintenance, gardening.
How much Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings do I need?
Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings at a depth of 5cm (2") will give sufficient protection for a fall of up to 1.4 metres (4'6"). However we recommend that you use at least 10cm (4") immediately around any play equipment to ensure sufficient depth is maintained in these busy areas.
Does Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings require a lot of maintenance?
No, just rake over occasionally to ensure a tidy appearance and to maintain the correct depth. Dead leaves and other garden debris can be removed with a hand held blower without dislodging the chippings.
What are Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings made of?
Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings are made from recycled aircraft and agricultural tyres and are 100% wire free.
Is Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings expensive?
Initial costs are higher than with bark or wood chip, however as Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings does not rot or decompose it never needs to be replaced. Unlike bark and chippings which require regular topping up or replacement annually to retain their effectiveness as a safety surface.
Is Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings safe?
When compared against other products tested at similar depths Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings offer superior fall protection. Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings conforms to BS EN 17 (part 3), and BS EN 1177, and are approved as a loose fill safety play surface. The rubber chips and water based coatings are non-toxic and if accidentally swallowed, should pass through the digestive system with no ill effect.
How long will it last?
Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings are made from recycled vulcanised tyres and will last for up to 50 years
Will Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings stain my childrens clothing?
No, the colour coating does not wash off and unlike organic materials will not stain clothing.
Will Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings be affected by mould or fungus growth?
No, as it is an inert and hydrophobic material it will not sustain organic growth such as mould.
Does it freeze?
No, the Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings will not freeze and because it does not retain water at all the area remains useable in all but the most severe weather conditions.
Will it attract insects?
No, Dunweedin Playground Rubber Chippings does not sustain insect life so avoiding the problem of it being scattered all over your garden by birds and other visitors on the lookout for a meal!
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