Anthony launched PlaySmart with the intention of offering a consistent, high-quality standard for grass matting – the most popular playground safety surface at the time. He wanted to offer clients the guarantee that “any installation will be of the same high standard, every time, whether it is in Scotland or Devon”. The aim was to give customers total confidence in the quality of the mats and the workmanship of his installers, with the introduction of a ten-year product and five-year installation guarantee.
PlaySmart have always sought to respond quickly to customer demand by developing innovative products that fill the gaps in the market. This started with the development and introduction of FireSmart, a fire retardant alternative to standard grass matting. This has continued throughout the company’s history right through to the present day where we constantly look for new high-quality products and research improvements which can be incorporated into the range.
Over the last 14 years, the company has gone from strength to strength, keeping true to the unrelenting commitment to service for which PlaySmart has become known. From becoming established as the UK’s premier installer of playground safety matting, we have expanded into areas such as bonded rubber mulch, resin bound gravel, wet pour and artificial grass surfacing.
Research and development is as important as ever, with the launch of patent-pending products like the revolutionary SmartPlay system – designed to solve concerns around ground safety and maintenance in the grass mat market.
Our customer base has grown with the range, including many of the largest play companies, councils, those in the education sector, tourist attractions, sporting venues and developers. We now find our client base has expanded outside the play industry, to others that are looking to make use of our experience and knowledge of surfacing.