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EnviroBuild complete primary outdoor performance space

Goat Lees Primary School chose HYPERION Decking to keep pupils safe at break time

Posted by Lucinda Reid | February 12, 2017 | Outdoors

Early in 2017, EnviroBuild’s HYPERION Decking product was used to complete an outdoor performance space at Goat Lees Primary School in Kent.

EnviroBuild is a nationwide supplier of sustainable landscaping and construction supplies. HYPERION wood-polymer composite decking and cladding products are made of 60% recycled FSC certified wood and 40% recycled High Density Polyethylene, environmentally gentle bonding agent, additives, and tint. The product was installed by Wildwood Installations at the primary school.

Simon Ritchie, director of Wildwood Installations, said:  “The installation at Goat Lees school was the first time that we had used EnviroBuild’s decking product, and we won’t look back! Being low-maintenance, durable and non-slip, it was the perfect choice for a primary school setting and the children will enjoy many years of performance on their new outdoor stage.”

The project used 50sqm of Slate coloured HYPERION Decking from the Frontier range. The decking was installed on 150mmx50mm tanalised treated timber bearers that were elevated over a subframe connected to 100x100mm tanalised treated posts, which are concreted into the ground.

The additional subframe was used to provide the extra strength required as the decking will be used as a stage for music and arts performances, and as a seating and play area for the children’s play time.  The safety barrier used to enclose the highest edge is stainless steel post and clamp glass, which complement the decking colour perfectly.

James Brueton, CEO of EnviroBuild, said: “It’s great to see EnviroBuild’s HYPERION Decking in an education setting that is committed to sustainable and eco-friendly construction. The product’s non-splinter, non-slip and low maintenance, qualities make it the perfect choice for schools and nurseries that want to maximise safety, and play time! I’m sure that the children at Goat Lees will be enjoying their new outdoor performance area for many years to come.”

Teresa Adams, Headteacher of Goat Lees Primary School, added: “We were looking for a very particular product to complete our outdoor performance space project and EnviroBuild’s HYPERION decking was the ideal solution. The area will be used by our students during lesson time and break time, and so it was crucial that we chose a product that was non-slip and non-splinter.”

“It was also important that the product was eco-friendly to fit in with the rest of the school buildings. Goat Lees Primary School was built to a high BREEAM spec in 2013 and has won a number of local and county awards for its sustainable design. EnviroBuild’s product is completely in-line with our ethos. Our brand new performance area will be officially opened with an event of music and dance on April 21st 2017 - we can’t wait!” concluded Teresa.

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