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Guest Blog: IA Play

Victoria Park Primary School Victoria Park primary school approached IA Play to transform a Car Park into a new exciting Playground for the children. The project saw us transform over 500m2 of what was once overspill car park, into a multi-aged play area complete with new trim trail, a Clamber Stack, Monkey Bars, Chin Up Bars and a brand-new Climbing Wall. The children have had their outdoor space transformed and both the staff and children are thrilled with the new addition. This is another great example of how IA Play can take an existing area and transform it into an exciting…

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Partnership Announcement: Association of Play Industries

Public Spaces Expo is delighted to announce a partnership with the Association of Play Industries! About the API A conversation on the role of play in communities is long overdue.  Beyond the traditional view of play as a childhood activity, we need to recognise its pivotal role in shaping inclusive and thriving communities. Thoughtfully designed inclusive play spaces are not just recreational areas; they serve as catalysts for social interaction, fostering a sense of unity among residents of all ages. Architects and housing developers play a pivotal role in this narrative. By integrating purposeful play areas into urban planning, they contribute…

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Guest Blog: Saltire Playgrounds

Introducing Saltire Playgrounds, a professional family-run business dedicated to revolutionizing the playground industry with our new eco-friendly Five Lite Playground products. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond just our products; it’s ingrained in our ethos. We understand the importance of preserving forests, which is why our playgrounds are designed with eco-friendly materials and processes. With a nationwide reach and an extensive product range of 450 items, Saltire Playgrounds offers unparalleled options for creating engaging and sustainable play spaces. Our unique selling proposition lies in our flexible lease options, allowing our clients to spread payments over several years and open up their…

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Guest Blog: Elevate Play

Play is an essential part of every child’s life and is vital for the enjoyment of childhood as well as social, emotional, intellectual, and physical development. A well designed playground gives children the opportunity to safely explore their environment, make friends and take risks. Playgrounds are a valuable resource that need to offer great play value for children and become an asset to the community.  With 18 years’ experience in the playground industry, we are passionate about creating incredible play spaces. We offer a full design and build service, from initial site consultation through to installation and surfacing As an independent…

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Guest Blog: Sawscapes Play

Sawscapes Play: Shorefield County Park Case Study Shorefield Country Park, a prestigious holiday park in Milford on Sea, asked us to design a bespoke play area, which would improve their existing play areas and equipment. With a sea themed area for children up to age 8 already in situ, adjacent to this play area, the new space was to cater for older children whilst not excluding little ones wanting to explore! Inspired by The Needles, which can be seen from the holiday park, we designed a fully bespoke, large Lighthouse Tower, attached to a climbing structure by a rope net bridge….

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Guest Blog: Poly Up

In the heart of urban landscapes, a silent yet pressing concern looms large—storm water management, trapped in the unforgiving grip of concrete. As floods and pollution wreak havoc, Poly Up emerges as the beacon of change, driven by the belief that even the smallest actions can trigger tremendous transformations. Picture this: Sustainable surfacing solutions, crafted with the precision of resin-bound aggregate, recycled glass, and rubber, form the bedrock of Poly Up’s innovative approach. A remedy not just for storm water management but a holistic shield against erosion, pollution, and the ravages of time on our precious natural landscapes. Poly Up’s journey…

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Guest Blog: Eibe Play

Memorial Park – A play oasis eibe Play was tasked to create a natural-looking play space that provided the local children with fun and challenging play equipment with an all-accessible surface. All of these, eibe Play specialise in, so we jumped at the chance of submitting our design proposal. The first process was to identify the equipment we would like to include. It was necessary at this point to have the right amount of play equipment that caters for the broadest age group possible. Also, with this in mind, it was essential to include the right amount of play value. Which…

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Exhibitor Focus: Simpson Strong-Tie

Introducing the Mission Collection®, a complete line of decorative wood connectors and fasteners from Simpson Strong-Tie® that bring both design elegance and structural strength to outdoor living areas. Part of our Design Series range of outdoor living solutions, these connectors feature arched profiles and a weather resistant powder coating that add a touch of vintage flair for years to come. Accommodating a variety of popular timber sizes, they give the flexibility you need to design and build custom outdoor structures with ease. Structurally tested for strength, longevity, and a connection you can trust. ZMAX® galvanised steel with an additional black powder…

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Exhibitor Focus: Upson Mowers

Upson Mowers, a family business that has become synonymous with excellence in providing professional machinery for landscapers, contractors, councils, and anyone entrusted with managing green spaces. With a legacy spanning 2 generations, has cultivated a reputation as the go-to destination for premium quality equipment. Whether it’s a state-of-the-art new mower or a meticulously reconditioned machine, Upson Mowers pride themselves on offering a diverse range of options to cater to the unique needs of their clientele. Landscapers rely on Upson Mowers to deliver cutting-edge solutions that enhance efficiency and precision in their work. Councils entrust their green spaces to the reliable equipment…

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Exhibitor Focus: Foxwood Chippers

Best in Class Here at Foxwood we make the fastest, most efficient compact wood chippers available, their innovative design and intelligent engineering make them virtually impervious to blockages. The secret lies in our patented supercharged drum system that efficiently pulls branches into the machine and processes them without interruption. In a competitive industry where every hour counts, Foxwood Chippers stand out as the ultimate money-making machines. Their unmatched speed, efficiency, and blockage-free operation give owners a competitive edge, allowing them to take on more projects and increase their bottom line. Buying a Foxwood Chipper is not just a purchase; it’s an…

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