Alpha Rail had been appointed by the Governors of Westhouses Primary School, near Alfreton, Derbyshire to manufacture and install PlaySpec bow top metal railings for a school playground.
Westhouses Primary School is a small village school which provides primary education to seventy children aged between 4 to 11. The school building is over 110 years old but is spacious and very well maintained. The present accommodation consists of a hall, three classrooms, library area, office, staff-room and a school meals kitchen.
There are two main playgrounds with an enclosed infant play area and two grassed areas. There is also a large recreation ground next to the school, which is used for sports and games which require a larger space.
Alpha Rail was appointed to provide metal railings to section off an area of the playground to enable reception class children free access in and out of their classroom to their designated outdoor play area. We also had to work alongside other contractors who were installing play equipment and soft play surfaces, as well as builders who were carrying out alterations to the school wall to provide an access doorway from the classroom.
In total, Alpha Rail has supplied 50 metres of PlaySpec bow top metal railings and two double leaf access gates. The metalwork was supplied galvanised and polyester powder coated black to ensure longevity and protection against rust. The railings were securely rooted into concrete foundations into the tarmac playground or into grassed areas.
The installation of PlaySpec bow top metal railings has provided a safe boundary for children using industry recognised railings that prevent small heads and hands from becoming trapped in between the infill bars.
Commenting, Jonathan Lynch, Headmaster said, “Alpha Rail has an excellent reputation for providing school railings and gates. The website showed many other similar installations and we have been delighted with the work they have completed. Their visits to survey our grounds showed they fully understood our needs. The installation ran smoothly and the project was completed exactly as we had hoped.”
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