Playground Marking FAQs
Q. Can I obtain a grant to help with playground surfacing costs?
A. There are a number of funding grant opportunities available to help spread the cost of playground surfacing costs. We recommend that you follow the Funding Grants MUGA page to keep up to date on all available funding opportunities.
Q. How much does playground surfacing cost?
A. This is completely dependent on the area you wish to cover plus type of surfacing option you desire. At Swift Surfacing we work to tailor bespoke surfacing plans for our clients so the easiest way to gauge potential costs would be to get in contact with our friendly contracts team.
Q. Do you provide playground surfacing repairs?
A. Yes, we are always on hand to provide re-surfacing, touch-ups and repairs. Many of our playground surfacing clients enlist our help because their existing surfacing or MUGA markings are worn and are in need of attention. We’ll send a representative who will assess the level of work required on your surface before providing a quote.
Q. Why is playground surfacing important?
A. Playground surfacing and educational markings play a pivotal role in the cognitive and social development of children. Furthermore, it teaches them to be creative and social whilst also encouraging physical activity. By focusing the mind, children are less inclined to participate in bad behaviours such as fighting and bullying.
Q. Are your playground markings safe?
A. Yes, our professional playground marking operatives have years experience in laying down high-quality markings that have an above average slip resistance value rating. Our thermoplastic markings are also non-toxic to humans and the environment!
Q. What is the process of getting playground markings?
A. Reaping the benefits of our playground markings starts with an enquiry either by email or phone. We will then contact you to find out more about your requirements before arranging a site visit where we will determine the number of factors such as the surface type, available space its self and well as the presence of any solid standing objects. We’ll then work with you to agree on a proposed plan of work which will then commence upon sign-off.
Q. Will the weather affect playground marking installation?
A. If recent rain has caused the installation area to become damp then thermoplastic markings cannot be installed. In some cases, if we are installing a small marking over an area where minimal moisture is present, we can dry it artificially but this is not always practical over larger areas.
Q. Who do you offer playground markings to?
A. Over the last 30 years or so Swift Surfacing has partnered with many clients to deliver some stunning playground markings. We have worked with councils, schools, universities, nurseries and even a number of domestic clients.
Q. What are Thermoplastics?
A. Thermoplastics are essentially a type polymer that can be melted into liquid form and cooled in order to form a solid surface. Conversely, they can also revert back to liquid form when exposed to the same hot temperature. Thermoplastics used for playground markings usually become pliable at about 120 degrees and once cooled are exceptionally robust and corrosion proof.