Whether you are a school, nursery, housing association, leisure attraction, construction firm, council, government, commercial or any other industry, we will happily meet your thermoplastic marking needs. From playground games to sports courts, and directional markings to car parks, we can consult and provide for the installation of a range of colourful and striking designs.
We have an amazing selection of thermoplastic playground markings that help pupils to improve their skills across numeracy and spelling as well as improving their knowledge in subjects such as science and geography. What’s more, our games encourage their own personal development, fitness and health.
All our thermoplastic games and markings are designed by us, manufactured by us, and installed by us. Additionally, we can offer removals, over-markings, maintenance and cleaning services.
Thinking of revamping or reimagining your school playground? We can bring your ideas to life! Our experienced and dedicated team will help you achieve your desired outcome by following our effective 3-step process. During installation, the chosen area will need to be dry and clean in preparation for the markings. Our team will mark out where the designs will be placed using chalk. Preformed thermoplastic markings can be applied to many surfaces, asphalt being the most common. It can also be applied to concrete and stone by using a primer to prepare the surface. If the ground is wet, we will use our specialist equipment to dry the area.
The markings are then put in position, before being heated onto the surface with a propane lance, creating a bond with the tarmac. The preformed thermoplastic we use has a slip-resistant standard of 65, however, we will add a little more crushed glass for initial slip resistance when installing. The excess glass and chalk will wash away with rain or a hose if you prefer, leaving you with vibrant, long-lasting playground markings – great for giving your playground a fresh look.
If you also have old markings that you’d like removed, we can take care of the whole process. Vapour blasting is a process for removing old markings from a surface using pressurised water and abrasive blast media. The abrasive media is mixed with water and pressurised in a pressure pot, before being propelled through a blast nozzle mixed with compressed air. This process ensures minimal dust as each piece of media is encapsulated by water. Whilst this is not the fastest method of removing the markings, it does so with minimal damage to the surface, best preparing the ground for new markings.
Other methods available include Hydro blasting which is done using ultra high-pressure water, this method is fast but will cause more damage to the surface. Our knowledgeable team will be able to advise you on which method is most suitable to use on your playground.
If your school has any playground markings that are faded, worn or breaking away, we can help bring it back to life. Any remaining markings are melted and scraped off down to tarmac level. We will then install a like for like replacement to cover the previous design. Once completed, it will look just like a brand new marking!
Maintenance & Cleaning
A great advantage of thermoplastic is that it’s very easy to clean and comes up just like new. The markings can either be jet-washed or scrubbed with cleaning solution and a brush before being washed off. If your playground designs are getting grubby – we will happily clean these for you. See how effective the results are on one half of the compass!
As an add on to this service, we can also apply a clear matt coating to the playground marking! It helps to repel dirt and keep the design looking cleaner for longer.
If you’re interested in any of our products and services, please do not hesitate to contact us.