Artificial Grass

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Product Details

ESP have a vast range of artificial grass available for schools who are looking to transform existing muddy grassed areas into a surface that can be used all year round for fun and active play. School playgrounds need to be used all year round.  When using outdoor play equipment in winter, it can create bare patches and muddy sections.  This is a great playground flooring solution that is hard wearing and looks great, even in winter.

Artificial grass is an ideal solution for schools and nurseries that require hard wearing surfaces that are low maintenance and provide children with safe areas to play.

It can be installed in areas that are normally hard to maintain such as a shady area where grass struggles to grow or a high traffic path that gets muddy. ESP can tailor fake grass to intricate shapes and one of our expert teams will install the grass so that it fits perfectly in your space.

This fantastic surface is low maintenance and has a long lifespan. It provides an excellent playground surface for little ones to crawl over in nursery schools. Latest technology provides a soft texture and natural feel. Schools often choose artificial grass, as it can be installed over a hard surface to create a softer and more attractive outdoor space. School-age children can enjoy artificial grass as a space for their lunchtime football games with friends, find a quiet corner to enjoy a book or chat with friends and the clean, quick-dry surface is perfect for outdoor lessons. Synthetic grass doesn’t get muddy, therefore is is the perfect choice as a surface to go under outdoor play equipment. There’ll be no more muddy shoes in the classroom and parents will be happy with the lack of grass stains on their children’s school uniform. If artificial grass is to be used under playground equipment, we have a specific range that will offer the perfect solution having been certified for a critical fall height up to 3 metres.

Synthetic turf provides a safe, green space for all year round play. It can transform a tired space into an exciting area that the children will enjoy for many years to come.

  • Low maintenance – an occasional brushing is all that is required.
  • Great choice for a playground safety surface under outdoor play equipment
  • Extends the use of the area – no longer will you need to have out-of-bounds areas due to muddy conditions.
  • Provides a softer surface than tarmac
  • Realistic look and feel

Technical Information

In order to achieve the best installation result we will require information and guidance from you about the area in which you would like to install Artificial Grass Surfacing. Problems can arise where existing issues such as drainage are present as additional ground preparatory works may be required. You are required to debrief us on the performance of the area on topics such as drainage, subsidence, and if there are any known service lines running underground as we will be unable to fully assess all of these during our site visit.

Based on the information you provide us about the area for development, we will recommend, or create, a bespoke installation specification to ensure you get the best possible installation result, these must be agreed before the order and installation processes commence. Any additional works outside of the standard installation specifications shown below, such as for drainage, would be at an additional cost.

Below are our standard installation methods for Artificial Grass Surfaces where existing ground conditions are suitable.


Material Specifications

Laminated Timber

Glulam redwood timber poles provide exceptional strength, have a greater resistance to splitting, and offer a high quality smooth finish.

Sawn Timber

Sawn redwood timber from FSC sustainable sources, all pressure treated to class 4 after all manufacturing processes have been completed.

Quality Steel Fixings

All nuts, bolts, screws and brackets are zinc plated or stainless steel to prevent against corrosion and to ensure longevity and safety.

Steel Cored Ropes

Colourful steel cored polypropylene ropes are used to ensure safety, durability, and vandal resistance.

Anti-slip Panels

Anti-slip panels are available with a grey or red rubberised all-weather anti-slip coating with a button profile bonded to a black HDPE plastic sheet.

HDPE Panels

High Density Polyethylene panel are highly durable and vandal resistant. The multicolored panels allow for intricate designs to be routed for additional play value.


Large size professional handholds made from resin bound sand with stainless steel threaded inserts and anti-spin secondary fixing point.

Timber Paint

A high quality, satin finish, oil-based wood stain that is child-friendly and won’t stain clothes or peel away from the timber.

Painted Steelwork

Steelwork is either aluminium or galvanised mild steel and is treated and primed prior to receiving a vibrant painted finish.

Product Labels

Aluminium labels are affixed to all our equipment at quality control stage prior to dispatch. Each label contains our details, the product ID, and year of manufacture.

FSC Sourced Timber

We only use timber that has been responsibly sourced from managed forests with the FSC accreditation.

Timber Treatment

We pressure treat all our timber with Tanalith E wood preservative after all of our manufacturing processes are complete to class 4 which prevents against all forms of wood decay and insect attack.