Premium Softwood Play Chip

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Premium Softwood Play Chip

• Sports & Play Areas
• Reducing Impact & Injury
• Domestic, Commercial & Local Authority Uses
• Mulching & Dressing Beds & Borders
• Creating Rustic Pathways & Seating Areas

A 100% natural blend of sustainable selected British Softwoods, Bury Hill Softwood Play Chip 5-35mm is chipped to a uniformed size and offers a good balance between appearance, durability and economy in comparison to our hardwood chip, play barks and other decorative barks and coverings.

Fully tested for play use to BS EN 1177:2008, our Softwood Play Chip provides an attractive, clean and hardwearing surface, offering a great alternative to our more expensive play coverings and a sound economical decorative solution for a wide range of landscape and garden uses such as dressing and mulching beds and borders and path coverings.

Being composed of 100% softwood chip, this clean product is easy to install and has minimal fines and good drainage which helps to promote the longevity of this material providing it with an enhanced loose impact absorption surface.

This makes it a good choice for use in all play areas, but particularly large play areas where economy and safety are paramount. Bury Hill Softwood Play Chip starts off as a light creamy beige colour but ages over time to a golden tone.

Due to its economic cost, extended durability and increased impact absorption, our Premium Softwood Chip provides a great alternative to our hardwood chip and barks, whether for play or decorative uses.

• Play Tested in accordance with BS EN 1177:2008

Premium Softwood Play Chip Product Specification Sheet


• Superb economy play surface
• Responsibly sourced
• Safe and long-lasting premium play medium
• 100% British mixed softwoods
• Particle Size: 5-35mm
• Minimal percentage of fines
• Durability 2-4 years
• Bulk Density 270-340 kg/m3
• Ornamental appearance
• Ideal for mulching and dressing
• Resistant to frost
• Clean & non staining
• Easy to install and apply
• Suppresses weed growth
• Excellent moisture retention
• Ages to a golden colour
• Free from pathogens, pests and weed seeds
For the best possible safety benefits when using this product, we recommend that the RoSPA (Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents) advise is followed, which suggests that commercial play areas have a depth of 300mm, whilst for domestic use, the depth can be reduced to 150mm, without compromising your children’s safety. Please see below the tested critical fall heights to determine the minimum safety depth requirements.

For pathways our recommendation is a depth of 100mm.

100mm Depth   1.6m
200mm Depth   4.4m
300mm Depth   5.0m

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