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The Best Season for Playground Renovation

The Best Season for Playground Renovation
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The Best Season for Playground Renovation

Renovating a playground is a significant project that requires careful planning, especially when it comes to the application or removal of playground markings. These markings are crucial for defining play areas, providing educational and fun activities, and ensuring safety.

To help you plan your playground renovation, let’s delve into the best times of the year to undertake playground renovations….

Spring: The Season of Renewal

Spring is often considered the ideal time for playground renovations. The weather is becoming warmer, and the harsh conditions of winter are fading, making it a suitable time for applying playground markings. The moderate temperatures and minimal rain provide perfect conditions for the paint to adhere to the surface and dry effectively. However, it can sometimes be advisable to wait until the late spring when the risk of sudden cold snaps or heavy rains has diminished. This timing ensures that the markings will not be damaged by unexpected weather conditions and can cure properly.

Summer: The Peak of Activity

Summer may seem like the obvious choice for playground renovations due to the consistently warm weather and long daylight hours. However, the high foot traffic during this peak playground season can pose challenges. To minimise disruption, we often receive lots of enquiries for installation during the summer holidays, with no disruption to the school day this can often be the ideal time. However, our markings are ready 30 minutes of application therefore disruption is always minimal!

Autumn: A Window of Opportunity

Autumn presents a window of opportunity for playground renovations. The cooler temperatures are still beneficial for the drying and curing of markings, and the reduced humidity can be beneficial compared to the summer months. However, the window for renovations is limited by the approaching cold weather and increased rain. Early autumn is the best time to undertake these projects, ensuring they are completed before the weather becomes too unpredictable. Additionally, the lower usage of playgrounds during this season can make it easier to schedule and complete renovations.

Winter: The Off-Season Challenge

Winter is generally considered the least favourable time for playground renovations, especially for applying or removing markings. Cold temperatures can prevent the paint from adhering properly to the surface, and snow or rain can further complicate the process. However, our experienced team have the skillset to ensure your markings can be installed all year round.

Considerations for Markings Application and Removal

When planning renovations, it’s crucial to consider the specific requirements for playground markings application and removal. The type of marking being applied, surface preparation, and environmental conditions all play significant roles in the success of the project. Using high-quality, weather-resistant thermoplastic designed for outdoor use is essential. The surface must be clean, dry, and free of debris to ensure proper adhesion.

At UniPlay, our team handle everything from start to finish, ensuring the playground projects we take provide exceed our client’s expectations. We work closely with our clients to ensure we can plan and execute the installation of new markings seamlessly, therefore whatever time of year you are looking to undergo a playground transformation, do not hesitate to reach out to our team.

Simply call our team on 0333 321 6695 or email info@uni-play.co.uk and a member of our team will be in touch!

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