Natural-coloured asphalt "perfect solution" for playground

A new primary school in Hampshire has applied over 1500 square metres of Bituchem's Natratex Cotswold to its playground and outdoor teaching areas.

Bituchem's Natratex Cotswold. Image: Supplied
Bituchem's Natratex Cotswold. Image: Supplied

Berewood Primary School accomodates children aged four to eleven.The Natratex Cotswold material was specified in buff as it was considered more attractive than black tarmac but still smooth enough to be safe for young children to play on.

The material is formed of natural-coloured aggregates combined with a clear resin binder to produce a smooth, hard-wearing surface and natural stone finish. The binder reduces the likelihood of the material deteriorating causing potholes or other breakages.

Paula Downard, landscape architect at Hampshire County Council, said: "The appearance and practicality of the Natratex Cotswold material make it the perfect solution for this application and we are very pleased with the end result.

"Hampshire County Council specified this material for another project nearby and so we were able to view the performance and colour beforehand. We received a sample of the material from Bituchem and were advised that the colour would eventually fade to a softer, more attractive colour, which was extremely helpful in managing our expectations."

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