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PSS produce software to manage children’s playgrounds. “That’s all we did until Councils across the country asked us to expand the system to include all the other assets the council needed help with. Since then, our systems have developed” says Margaret Baker training director
TEl . 01926 800 800
Ej Services (UK) are an independant company specialising in the design construction and installation of childrens playgounds
"As an indeprndant we are able to offer a wide range of products. We hav been been in business now for twenty years so we understand how important iit is to see a project through from beginning to the end” says Angela Ward diirector
Huck Nets supply a comprehensive range of netting and accessories, including Sports nets, Industrial nets, Safety nets for construction sites and Leisure nets for home, garden and playground.
“All our products meet the highest standards of functionality, performance, design and durability” says director Jon Legg-Blagg
Tel +44 (0)141 950 6300
Matta Products (UK) are specialists in the provision and installation of playground safety surfacing.
“In the UK each year, it is estimated that over 150,000 accidents occur in children’s playgrounds. Most of these are minor mishaps – a bumped head, bruised elbow or grazed knee. However, hospital treatment is required in around 40,000 cases. When you consider these facts, you need to ensure that you’ve done all you can to prevent injury at your site,” says manager Chris English.
Tel: 01234 848484
Nova Sport is an independently owned British company which specialises in the supply and installation of ‘wet pour’ sports and play surfaces
“Our safety surface, meets the recommendations set by British Standards and has been widely specified by local authorities, county councils, schools, theme parks, breweries and hotels throughout the UK”, says manager Neil Roberts.
Tel: 01332 292202
Playdale Playgrounds provide ‘safe and exciting’ children’s playgrounds for local authorities, schools, nurseries, pubs and recreation grounds.
Their extensive ranges includes both stainless steel and timber products suitable for toddlers, juniors through to teenagers. They also provide multi use games areas, youth shelters and skate park equipment.
“We also offer clients a free of charge Playground Consultancy Service, which includes a digital playground site survey and playground designs” says marketing manager Rachel Beach.
Tel: 015395 39837
Proludic produce play and sports equipment for children, teenagers and the wider community.
“Our equipment is the first choice for many playground equipment specifiers and those looking to provide play areas that offer high levels of play value, challenge and playground equipment durability. We work with a large number of Local Authorities and have a vast portfolio of landscape-led Destination Park play areas”, says manager David Bailey
TEl 0115 982 3980
The Play Inspection Company was formed in 2004 by four experienced individualsin the play industry. Their aim was to provide a professional service, uniquely covering all aspects of play, including; Outdoor Play, Indoor (Fully Enclosed) Play and Inflatable Play.
The board of the company comprises executive directors Nick Balmforth, Keith Dalton, Peter Heseltine and John Simmons.
“Our clients include Local Authorities, Town and Parish Councils, Housing Developers, Schools and Playground Equipment Manufacturers. Since we introduced the company to the industry, we have achieved substantial growth, to the point where we are now one of the largest providers of playground inspection and consultancy services to the industry,” says Jon Dalton, business development manager
TEl 07717 882785
RPII provides acknowledged Independent Certificated Professional Competence (CPC) for
safety inspection of children’s play equipment outdoor indoor and inflatable.
TEl 02476 693787
Safe and Sound Playgrounds Have been appointed as UK representatives for TLF – Italy’s largest manufacturer of timber playground equipment. The range includes hundreds of products in both modern and traditional styles. “All of them have the distinctive and stylish approach to design one would expect from an Italian company,” says Roger Carey marketing manager.
T: 01296 398344
Sunsafe supplies and installs water play equipment, services include complete turnkey solutions from initial CAD design through to installation and commissioning. “Our fully stainless steel fabrications are available in both above ground and flush-mounted designs and are supplied in a wide range of bright colours,” says Greg Seale, marketing manager
Tel +44 (0)1276 489999
Notts Sport – Green Dragon Play is a new generation of children’s playground designed to beat boredom and obesity.
Shaun Patrick, Chairman of Notts Sport, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, says: “Green Dragon Play tackles the issue of dumbed-down play areas and childhood obesity head-on. Too many of today’s installations are designed more to avoid litigation than to provide fun and as a result, children simply aren’t using them. We have invested in finding out what children enjoy, and found this emphasis on interacting with the surface itself has enormous play value.”
The 20m by 7m Green Dragon Play exhibit features a durable VHAF NottsSward synthetic turf carpet in colours to depict land and a sea with islands and ‘stepping stone’ starfish.
HAGS Play is a leading manufacturers of products for the outdoor environment. HAGS develops and manufactures play equipment and street furniture and has one of the largest product ranges in Europe. They are the daughter company of HAGS Aneby AB in Sweden.
All production and development is carried out using the latest methods at the plants in Aneby and Motala, Sweden, which between them cover a total of 28500 square metres of industrial space
Rachael Bennett marketing manager says “All the products featured reflect the firm foundations on which our reputation is built: good design, safety, quality and a responsible attitude to the environment.”
Tel: 01258 817981
Husson International group was founded in 1960 and is now a leading European manufacturer of play and sports equipment.
“The chief reasons for our success is high standards in design and innovation, safety and the legendary build quality of HUSSON products “ says sales manager Jackie Cheesman sales manager
Tel : 01628 850 250
Fax : 01628 533 337
M & M Timber is one of Europe’s top manufacturers of machine round timber and speciality buildings for the Play Industry.
All of the Timber and Timber products are FSC Certified and Treated to BS8417 using the environmentally preferred MICRO PRO Technology with a 15 year guarantee in ground contact. To ensure conformity to grade in respect of finger trap on play equipment M & M Timber utilizes especially imported Radiata Pine which does not crack and is given a machine sanded finish prior to treatment.
Various timber components will be on display showing that we are able to Cut, Drill, Scallop, Crayon Top, Chamfer Top, together with Dome Top and Rout to our customers specific requirements. Sales Director Ian Rikkus will be on hand to discuss individual needs and to receive enquiries.
Melcourt Industries provide a wide range of play surfaces “Cost is a real driver in play provision
Our products offer massive savings over wet pour rubber and tiles, and significant savings over grass tiles. These savings apply at time of installation and over the life of the product.
Crucially, wet pour rubber, tiles, and grass tiles had end-of-life landfill costs of £4000 whilst all Melcourt products can be composted for no cost”, says Andy Chalmers sales & marketing director
Tel: +44 (0)1666 502711
Parkleisure "Come and see our ‘Wild Things’ range of natural play equipment to suit Pathfinder and Playbuilder funded play spaces along with the launch of our junior collection of BS EN 1176 compliant Outdoor Gym Equipment. Park Leisure also provide a full range of outdoor play equipment, Multi Use Games Areas and Skate Parks." says manager Meghan Frith
Tel: 01233 733782
Playtop produce impact-absorbing play surfacing. “We pioneered the use of rubber in wet-pour, and went on to become the UK’s leading brand as well as being installed in over 40 countries”, says Simon Wicks, commercial manager.
Tel: 01636 614180
Mobile 07976 331518
Russell Leisure supply councils, landscape architects and housing developers with an extensive range of play and sport equipment. “We have developed our business to meet the changing needs of the market place, and our professional sales, design and installation team can guide clients through every phase of a children’s playground project,” says Alasdair Wellwood, managing director
Telephone +44 (0)131 335 5400
Telephone +44 (0)1202 853 138
SMP Playgrounds are designers, manufacturers and specialists in outdoor play area and ball court provision for children, teenagers and third generation users. Their range of playground services provide for every aspect of the play area project, from initial consultancy and planning through to design and installation.
Tel : 01784 489100
UAC supply and install playground equipment swings, slides, roundabouts, playhouses, playsets, adventure trails , safety surfacing, street furniture and disabled access equipment to suit able bodied and disabled children (from toddlers to teens) and adults. “With our industry links to Street Skape, we can also supply Skate park equipment – including a fully mobile mini pipe!”
says managing director Bill Hatch
44 (0)141 419 1630
44 (0)1603 717302