Project Description

The Community School of Auchterarder

The Requirements

Our parent company, RTC Safety Surfaces were subcontracted to supply and install a vibrant and engaging play surface at a school in Perthshire, Scotland. The playground design featured colourful wet pour that would cover 417m² of the play area, transforming this outdoor learning environment.

The Auchterarder School before playground transformation
Base for wet pour

What We did

When we arrived at the school, the playground had been cleared and a MOT type 1 stone sub-base had been installed (top right photo). This allowed us to install a SBR base layer in preparation for the fun design.  Once this layer had cured, our skilled installers marked out the playground design for guidelines.

Wet pour base installed in playground
Line markings showing playground surfacing design

With careful planning, the team began to install the new play surfacing. Their strategy had to make sure that time was well managed as touching colours can’t be inserted straight after each other. The first colour had to cure before the second colour was applied. The wet pour also had to cure before it could be hand-cut to shape.

Coloured wet pour is installed
Colourful wetpour in school playground

The Outcome


Thanks to careful planning, this detailed playground design took around 10 days to install. It was a lengthy process with each area being hand drawn, hand cut and hand installed.

The headteacher was delighted with the new play surface! He called it “spectacular” and said that “it was going down a treat with staff, pupils and parents“.

It takes years of experience for our in-house installers to achieve a play area like this! Our installation managers have a minimum of 5 years experience with wet pour and are recognised in our industry for their skills.

To get advice on playground surfacing or an idea of costs, contact our sales team who are happy to help!