3 reasons to consider rubber chippings when landscaping your garden

20mm rubber chippings in border
If like us, you are a fan of ITV’s Love Your Garden show you will see how multifunctional your garden needs to be.
 
Being involved in an episode on series 2 of the show gave us a real insight into how complex a modern garden can be.

Recycled Rubber Crumb featured on ITV’s Love Your Garden

 
Today’s garden need to act as a play space, an outdoor kitchen and an extra room for entertaining!
 
This blog looks at 3 reasons why recycled rubber chipping is worth considering.
20mm rubber chippings

rubber chippings are good for the environment

At the heart of everything we do, we are recyclers. Our business ethos is all about taking waste materials and revaluing them. On a typical day, approximately 100,000 tyres come to the end of their working life. These tyres will go for incineration abroad, or even to landfill. For us, this is not the best way to dispose of this waste material. We recycle and separate the waste tyres into wire, fines and rubber chippings.
The 20mm rubber chippings are then sealed and coloured, creating a useful product. The rubber chippings are fantastic for landscaping and playgrounds.
Rather than burn the waste tyres we reuse, revalue and repurpose them.
 

Rubber chippings are good for safety

Using the rubber chippings as a safety surface for your play area and pathway is simple! We recommend using a good quality weed suppressant membrane to cover the area. You then lay the chippings on top to your desired depth and hey presto, you are good to go!
Our entire rubber chipping range is critical fall height certified to BS1177:2008. You can rest assured that this is a safe and long-lasting material.
Our range can also be bound together with resin binder – giving you a permanent safety surface.

Rubber chippings are good for your wallet

When considering safety for play areas and pathways, people tend to think of wood chip. Wood chip is a biodegradable product so will rot down in due course. This means that you will have to top up your area often. Our rubber chippings have some amazing qualities:
  • They do not rot
  • The chippings will last for years
  • Being rubber they keep some of the suns heat
  • Our rubber chippings do not fade
  • Being made by recycling tyres they do not blow away
  • The chippings are polyurethane coloured so keep their colour
  • They are inert and non-toxic (that is why chicken keepers love them for their coops)
Even when your children have grown out of their play area, you can reuse the chippings on your borders.
 
We sell the chippings in handy 20kg bags, in larger bulk bags and even in bulk loads via tipper trucks. Whatever area you need to cover, we have a solution that meets all your needs. You can check out our range here.
play are with recycled rubber chippings
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