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February 2021

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Play & Activity 12 FEBRUARY 2021 w w w . l a n d s c a p e a n d a m e n i t y . c o m READER ENQUIRY 35 For our new brochure, call +44 ( 0 ) 1977 653 200 or email info@sutcliffeplay.co.uk Reach for the sky Designed to a natural aesthetic with a modern twist. Treetops is our tallest product range to date and encourages children to climb high up to the clouds. NEW Treetops For children 4-14 years A civil engineering graduate and an ambulance driver after the First World War, William Scott Abbott first visited Sacrewell Farm in October 1917. An outstanding farmer and agricultural innovator, he had a strong desire to educate people about the rural landscape and surrounding countryside near Sacrewell. The extraordinary history and traditions of Sacrewell (which date back to The Domesday Survey in the 11th Century) were upheld after William's death, when in 1964, his wife Mary established the William Scott Abbott Trust. eibe play completes work at historic community When Les Ormes which is Jersey's premier self-catering holiday and sports centre wanted to refurbish an old tennis building by transforming it into four new netball courts they turned to international flooring specialist Gerflor to supply 2000m 2 of their world class Taraflex ® sports flooring to enable the conversion. Taraflex ® Performance easily meets the rigorous demands of netball, providing excellent co-efficient of friction, this means twists, turns, stops/starts can be carried out without fear of slipping or gripping and subsequent injuries. The shock absorption qualities of Taraflex ® Performance also helps players even more enjoyment from the sport. In fact, many Netball Super League fixtures are played on Taraflex ® surfaces where the feedback has always been incredibly positive. With a complete range of shock absorption P1/P2/P3, Taraflex ® sports floorings from Gerflor The playground within the village of Wingrave, Aylesbury needed a full refurbishment – the area had an old bark pit with a range of timber play equipment that was approaching 20 years old. The playground looked tired and worn, had a swing frame with no swing seats and lacked the offering of play to children of all ages and abilities. We conducted an on-site consultation with one of the councillors, to discuss how we could maximise the space available. The brief was very broad, with the only necessity being to incorporate classic elements of play but to have a modern twist. Gerflor support sustainability with Taraflex at sports centre An amazing new community facility from Creative Play The product range itself required guidance and advice on how to make the most of the area catering for a wide age group and keeping the aesthetics in-line with the rural setting. The play area is located opposite a beautiful Church within the village meaning the design of the space needed to compliment the surroundings. It was also adjacent to a large field which is used for many sports events including football matches, bowls and croquet so we were informed the play area is heavily used and needed to be robust and low maintenance. Working with a budget of £70,000, the council confirmed they would like to remove everything and start with a blank canvas. We liaised very closely with the council throughout the design concept stages to ensure we met their requirements and met with councillors to show the final designs and confirmed they were happy with the final proposal. The space was transformed from having one swing set, spinner, climbing frame, slide and catering for a very small group to a having a large three tower Jigsaw play system packed with a multitude of play features including two slides, five swings, two springers, a spinner, roundabout, seesaw and the addition of a Tractor to integrate the rural setting. A variety of different surfaces were laid in several colours to further enhance the space and ensure the area met all BSEN1176/1177 safety standards. The final project came in under budget and the council and community are extremely pleased with the completed project that provides play for all ages and abilities and promotes physical development and an active lifestyle. Creative Play Enquiry 34 provide the right solution every time and optimal safety for users. The combination of D-Max™/ D-Max ™ +, CXP ™ HD foam ensures that Taraflex ® sports floorings are durable and high- performing. Taraflex ® also meets the EN 14904 Standard which is the minimum performance requirements to be met by indoor sports floors. Its objective is to draw attention to the necessity of installing safe, comfortable floors that reduce the risk of injuries. Taraflex ® technology also delivers long-lasting high-performance of the products for the lifetime of the floor, a massive boon when long-term planning and budgeting are perceived as being two key considerations for specifiers. Taraflex ® sports flooring has been fitted at every Olympic Games since 1976. Approved by many National and International governing bodies as a world class sports surface, it is also widely installed within the education, community, leisure, health, and fitness sectors. Taraflex ® is ideal for new build projects and refurbishments and is extremely durable and cost effective to maintain. Over 6 million children everyday enjoy the benefits of Taraflex ® sports flooring as it delivers a versatile range that can be used for various multi- specialist applications. Taraflex ® Performance is available in 17 colours and 3 wood-effect designs as standard with an addition of 110 solid colour options available. It offers a P2 category shock absorbency of 35% to 45%. and is also treated with the Triple Action Protecsol ® surface treatment so that no polish is ever required for the lifetime of the floor. Gerflor Enquiry 36 Since then, the charity has provided a centre of educative excellence in the field of farming; from school children to fans of agricultural heritage, families flock to enjoy all that Sacrewell offers. Indeed, many who visited the farm as youngsters return with a new generation, maintaining those traditions and rich history. School trips are also incredibly popular and eibe Play is delighted to have been involved with the recent playground renovation, so that children of all ages can continue to enjoy the multi- faceted attractions at Sacrewell. eibe Enquiry 33

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