Playground Markings FAQ
Q: When can you install the playground markings?
Short answer: When it’s dry.
A: Despite this seeming a very easy question to answer, it’s not always as simple as *insert date*.
There are a lot of factors that are out of our control that determine when we can install. The main issue we have is weather. Playground markings cannot be installed in rainy conditions.
The ground needs to be dry because when the thermoplastic is melted any moisture will act as a barrier between the thermoplastic and the tarmac.
We can dry the ground if it’s damp. We have equipment which will do this quite quickly for us, but if it’s wet… then that’s an issue and we’ll need to reschedule.
Despite what anyone may claim, wet ground will not make your markings last longer. Sometimes it can be a little frustrating with the British weather, but it’s worth doing the job right.
Q: Are you busy in the School Holidays?
Short answer: Yes. It’s one of the most popular times.
A: Yes. Extremely, but the majority of our work is during school time and we always take special measures to ensure public safety.
We can section off the playground to allow us to work safely during school times and we always liaise with you to ensure we both work together.
Q: How fast do you book up in the school holidays?
Short answer: It varies. Sorry!
A: Christmas Holidays we are usually not to bad but the weather is a bit temperamental, so we like to leave a bit of leeway a few days either side of an install so we can shift things around if needed.
Easter Holidays we usually book up in February as the weather starts to get a bit warmer and less chance of rain *crosses fingers*.
Summer Holidays book up shortly before the Easter Holidays. *Please bare in mind we tend to leave very few days in case of bad weather.*
Q: What happens if my playground install is cancelled due to bad weather?
Short answer: We work with you to book an alternative date.
A: First of all, don’t worry, this doesn’t mean that we are never coming out to install. We will make sure your install is completed on the first available opportunity.
Q: What happens if we want to change the design of the playground markings?
Short answer: We change them for you.
A: This is something that we like to make you’re 100% happy with during the proof phase where we send you designs of each playground marking being considered.
It’s important to get them right because once the playground markings are installed, it requires a specialist pressure washer to get them off again.
We manufacture all of our own markings in house, simply because we’ve invested in the latest technology & machinery to produce markings quickly and accurately.
Therefore, we can change anything you like. The colours, the size, the fonts, the … you get the idea. Please please, don’t be afraid to ask us to get your designs perfect for you.
Q: Do you have a guide for Playground Markings for Schools?
Short answer: Yes.
A: We have a separate article entitled A Guide to Playground Markings.