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Rubber Safety Surfacing (Wetpour)

With over 30 years of knowledge and experience installing rubber safety surfacing for Schools and Local Authorities, we are well placed to help you at every stage of your safety surfacing project.  You can sure you will be getting a surface laid by friendly, professional, knowledgeable and experienced Gym-Fix Staff - we do not use Sub-Contractors.  We work with our Clients to achieve cost-effective safety surfaces, but still providing colourful play environments to give maximum play enjoyment.

A seamless, continuous rubber surface provides a practical, safe and visually-pleasing surface which can be used as an impact-absorbent safety surface for childrens play areas or wherever a level, safe, clean surface is required – around swimming pools and garden patios for example.

A cost-effective solution for an existing old wetpour surface, or a surface of old rubber tiles, is to lay a new top-wearing course on top of the existing old rubber.  We have tested these types of installations over the last 8 years with a 100% success rate.

Technical Information
Our wetpour safety surfacing is laid using only the best UK sourced materials.  Our bases are laid used recycled lorry tyres and our top-wearing rubber course is laid using the best EPDM 1-4mm virgin rubber granules that the UK can supply.  Combined with the best flexilon binders in the industry, we ensure we are installing a surface that will give maximum years of service.
Wetpour Surfaces are laid in two levels.  The base level rubber is recycled from old lorry tyres and is laid at a thickness dependant upon the required critical fall height.  All Rubber Surfacing when being used for Playground Safety has to meet certain critical fall height (C.F.H.) regulations as set out in BS.EN1176 and BS.EN1177.  C.F.H. indicates the greatest vertical, free fall height from a position on play equipment for which a playground surfacing should provide an acceptable level of impact protection from. Our table below shows the depth of surface required to suit all critical fall heights.  The top coat of rubber is a ‘virgin-EPDM-rubber’ wearing course and is usually laid at a 16mm thickness as the industry norm.  Rubber surfaces can be installed directly onto your existing tarmac or concrete area.  In these cases, drainage levels and drainage holes are used to take away any excess rain water which filters through the rubber.
 
If your existing area is grass or bare earth, then groundworks are required by digging down to the required depth, back-filling with Roadstone and installing retaining edges.  The rubber can then be laid upon this solid foundation after the installation of any required play equipment.
 
A black finished rubber safety surface is the most cost-effective surface available.  However, where the budget allows, graphics and different colours can create huge play value and brighten up any playground. 
 
Critical Fall Height Depth of Required Rubber
0.6m 25mm
0.8m 30mm
1.0m 35mm
1.3m 40mm
1.4m 45mm
1.5m 50mm
1.7m 55mm
1.8m 60mm
2.0m 65mm
2.1m 70mm
2.2m 75mm
2.3m 80mm
2.4m 85mm
2.5m 90mm
2.6m 95mm
2.7m 100mm

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Gym Fix Team Services Ltd
Unit 5, Winstanley Way, Basildon, Essex. SS14 3BP
Tel: 01268 521900