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Play Time with Sadolin

Sampling Sadolin SuperdecA playground which offers youngsters the chance to have their very own adventure has been refurbished using Sadolin Superdec. Hart Hill Adventure Playground in Luton, run by charity Children’s Links, was in need of a protective wood treatment that was both child friendly and environmentally sound.

Sadolin Superdec was chosen to protect the large wooden structures at the playground, which include slides, climbing frames and a zip wire.

Sharon Fortune, senior playworker at Hart Hill, said: “We offer young people the chance to explore ‘risky’ play and have adventures. It’s not just swings here.

Children are able to take ownership of the playground and don’t have to conform to the adult idea of what play should be.
“It’s incredibly important, particularly for some of the children who visit us, to understand that there are places in their environment where they can be in control of what happens to them.”

Kirsty Fountain, business development co-ordinator at Hart Hill, said: “The playground is an incredibly valuable asset to the community.

“The structures were in need of a spruce up – we wanted something that would make the equipment look better but also something that would protect and preserve the wood for a long time.”

“We are a charity, so we had to get the absolute best value for our budget. I’m delighted with the results.”

Sadolin Superdec contracts and expands with the wood dependent on the weather, alleviating flaking and peeling. It is also self-priming and undercoating. It also requires little preparation and can be applied over previously decorated surfaces. Once applied the product offers a solid, paint-like finish.

Martin Rix Building Services took on the contract to paint the playground, which is leased to Children’s Links by Luton Borough Council and receives support from London Luton Airport.

Play Time with Sadolin
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