Project Description

The Community School of Auchterarder, Perthshire

The Requirements

We arranged for one of our installation teams to travel over 200 miles to Perthshire, Scotland. Their job was to install a fun and engaging wet pour play surface for The Community School of Auchterarder. Covering a total area size of 417m², the vibrant design would transform the playground.

Auchterarder School before transformation
Sub base preparation for wet pour

What We Did

Onto a prepared sub-base of MOT Type 1 stone, we began the installation by adding a layer of SBR (Styrene Butadiene Rubber) base. Once this had cured, we applied line markings to the base layer and mapped out the design. Consisting of a black roadway with line markings and zebra crossing, chessboard, 1-100 number checkerboard and a crocodile hopscotch, the detailed design required our artistic wet pour skills.

SBR base course for wet pour
Line markings mapping out playground surfacing design

Gradually, the top layer of EPDM wet pour was laid within the markings, one colour at a time. This process required careful planning as touching colours cannot be installed until the first colour has cured. Shapes including the road markings and 1-100 numbers on the checkerboard were then carefully hand-cut out by our skilled workforce.  Additional coloured wet pour was then poured, levelled and screed within the shapes to complete the design.

Coloured wet pour begins to be installed
Coloured wet pour in school playground

The Outcome


Taking days to complete, our skilled team had installed a wet pour masterpiece.

This project was carried out on behalf of a construction company. However, the headteacher made a special mention about how delighted he was with the installation and how spectacular the area was looking and how it was “going down a treat with staff, children and parents”. 

Every aspect of this playground design was hand drawn, hand cut, and hand laid. It takes years of practice to install a detailed design like this. That’s why our installation managers have a minimum of 5 years experience and why they are recognised as the ‘pioneers of wet pour graphics’.

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