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About Us

A dedicated and professional team, we install playground markings and equipment across the entire UK.

first4playgrounds are a North East based company specialising in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of playground markings and playground equipment to schools and Local Authorities throughout the UK.

Since 2013 the company have completed several hundred playground markings and playground equipment installs throughout the UK from our base in the North East of England. We work closely with schools and Local Authorities on the design phase of each project to ensure that we fully understand the needs and aims before preparing detailed computer generated plans of the install. Once approved we then meticulously plan dates and times of the install to make sure we don’t impact upon the daily routines of the school or facility.

The playground markings are manufactured on our own fully computerised large format cutting machine to get highly detailed, crisp and accurately fitting graphic shapes out of thermoplastic base sheets. We only use the highest quality preformed thermoplastics for our playground markings. Manufactured to exceed ISO 9002, these thermoplastic markings are hard wearing, non toxic, environmentally friendly and can last up to 10 times longer than traditional painted products… plus, most important of all, they look great!

Adding playground markings are an exciting, colourful and cost effective way for schools and Local Authorities to brighten up plain tarmac areas. Our vibrant designs improve children’s play time with firm favourites such as Hopscotch and Snakes and Ladders which can also provide useful teaching aids for numeracy and literacy.


Our markings are manufactured using our in-house state of the art GlobalMax 1508 high pressure water jet at our North-East based factory. Our markings are non-fade, made from high quality durable thermoplastic and come with a three year guarantee*.

* Depending upon the age and condition of the tarmac

Our state of the art high pressure water jet system (click for video)

What our customers are saying...

We are extremely pleased with the service and outcome! The children were amazed to see your colourful designs and it has really breathed a new lease of life into a ‘tired’ playground.
Lindsey SoultarSt Mary’s Primary SchoolStanley, County Durham

For more information call us on 0191 487 3036 or email