Playground Maintenance, Upgrade and Refurbishment

After meeting with a number of members of Gorefield Parish Council we were asked to work with them to fully refurbish their play area and make sure it was compliant with new safety measures.  They were keen to carry out as many of the tasks as they could in order to stay within budget and we were happy to work in conjunction with their team to co-ordinate this.

Our maintenance team swung into action during a very hot week and gave the playground a fantastic facelift by carrying out a wide variety of maintenance tasks as well as installing a new basket swing and outdoor gym equipment.

The spinning Tea Cup needed a new bearing so the team took it to pieces, cleaned it up, replaced the bearing, checked everything else was in good condition before replacing it in the newly resurfaced wetpour area.
There were various maintenance jobs carried out on the multiplay unit.  These pictures show the new steel core rope handles replacing the previous perished versions.  This is a prime example of why vigilance in playground inspections is key, as frayed ropes can cause nasty injuries to little hands.  We also repaired a damaged post and a lost climbing slat as well as adding some new surfacing underneath the rope swing.
This beautiful old roundabout looks as good as new with a coat of paint and some new surfacing.
A very common maintenance issue is swing shackles wearing out.  At Gorefield our team replaced a number of shackles, as well as brightening up this set of swings with a coat of paint.
This spinner was still in great condition but had just got rather wobbly and the surfacing had worn out.  We re-concreted it into the ground and then replaced the safagrass with Fibrefall to give a more hard wearing safety surface.
This piece of wetpour had already had an edge repair previously and had suffered from further shrinkage over the course of a few years.  It was time to replace it to give a safe surface on which children could play, with no danger from trip hazards or unsightly weeds.