Premium Hardwood Play Chip


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Purchasing Options

  • 3 Bulk Bag sizes (700, 1000 & 1200 litre bags)
  • Small handy 70 litre bags
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Suitable For:

  • School Sports & Play Areas
  • Reducing Impact & Injury
  • Public Activity Spaces
  • Domestic, Commercial & Local Authority Uses
  • Mulching & Dressing Beds & Borders
  • Dressing Pathways

A blend of sustainable selected British hardwoods, our 100% natural, 5-35mm Premium Hardwood Play Chip is chipped to a uniformed size and offers a great balance between appearance, durability and economy, when compared to play barks and other decorative barks and surface coverings.

Fully tested for play use to BS EN 1177:2008, our clean Hardwood Play Chip is a great alternative to more expensive play barks, whilst also being widely used as an economical option to decorative barks, meeting a wide range of landscape uses such as dressing and mulching beds and borders and path coverings, whilst also being ideal for chicken runs and coops owing to its longevity.

A light chestnut brown in colour, which softens over time, our 100% hardwood chip is extremely durable and very easy to install. Being a clean chipped product with minimal fines, our Hardwood Play Chip drains well, giving the product prolonged longevity, which makes it a good choice for use in busy play areas.

Owing to its economic cost and extended durability, our Premium Hardwood Chip is a great alternative to play grade barks, both for play and decorative landscape uses and is a popular choice for local authority installations.

Product Accreditation

  • BS EN 1177:2008 Play Certificate
  • FSC Certified Source

Key Features

  • Superb economy play surface
  • Responsibly sourced
  • Safe and long-lasting premium play medium
  • 100% British mixed hardwood
  • Particle Size: 5-35mm
  • Less than 5% white wood
  • Minimal percentage of fine
  • Durability 4-6 years at 350mm
  • Bulk Density 270-340 kg/m3
  • Settlement Factor: 8%
  • 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 dark golden colour
  • Free from pathogens, pests and weed seeds

Safety Criteria:

For the best possible safety benefits when using this product, we recommend that you follow the RoSPA (Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents) advise, 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 we recommend a depth of 100mm.

BSEN Certified Critical Fall Heights

100mm Depth   1.8m

200mm Depth   3.7m

300mm Depth   5.2m


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