The lifespan of a safety surface should be a landscape architect's top priority. Of course, the specified product has to fit the client's budget. But beyond that and safety specs, client satisfaction will come from how durable the surface is and how long it lasts.
Rosehill TPV® is the recognised brand for the ultimate coloured rubber granule produced by Rosehill Polymers. Made from premium virgin polymers, and combined with the highest possible UV stabilised pigments to keep its colour under the harsh Australian sun, Rosehill TPV® looks better and lasts longer.
Does it live up to the hype? Let's travel to the Northern Territory where NT Sports & Playground Surfacing has been installing Rosehill TPV® for the past 8 years. Director Ronnie Van Wanrooij understandably requires the most robust, hard-wearing soft-fall rubber that will also keep its colour and withstand extreme temperatures.
"We have seen many contractors come unstuck by using cheap, inferior surfaces," Ronnie says. "With Rosehill TPV® we have had zero warranty claims. Now the Department of Education and local councils are specifying TPV with no substitutions. Why? Because it stands the test of time." That's just one example.
Below is a sample of Rosehill TPV® taken from Livvi's Place at Timbrell Park, Five Dock, in Sydney (installed approximately 7 years ago) compared with a new piece of rubber.