Premium Softwood Play Chip


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Purchasing Options

  • 3 Bulk Bag sizes (700, 1000 & 1200 litre bags)
  • Small handy 70 litre bags
  • This product is available in Loose Bulk Loads. Click here for a quote

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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 Softwoods, our 100% natural 5-35mm Premium Softwood Play Chip is chipped to a uniformed size and offers a great balance between appearance, durability and economy, when compared 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, making it a great alternative to our more expensive play coverings and a good economical decorative solution for a wide range of landscape and garden uses, such as dressing and mulching beds and borders and path coverings.

A light creamy beige colour which ages over time to a golden colour, our 100% softwood chip is very easy to install. A clean chipped product with minimal fines, our Softwood Play Chip has good drainage, which in turn helps to prolong the products longevity and a better loose impact absorption surface, making it a good choice for use in all play areas, and particularly large play areas where economy and safety are paramount.

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

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 softwoods
  • Particle Size: 5-35mm
  • Less than 5% white wood
  • Minimal percentage of fines
  • Durability 2-4 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 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   1.6m

200mm Depth   4.4m

300mm Depth   5.0m


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