Welcome to MatsGrids Blog, an area of the website dedicated to the improvement of knowledge understanding and information about the products we sell and how they can be used.
Our Blog contains a broad spectrum of information all of which aims to help our customers in their quest to improve they way they think about our products.
All pages are written to assist our customers with new ideas about they ways in which our customers can use ground reinforcement, grass protection and rubber grass items.
13/09/2017 - 12 comments
Golf courses are usually far busier during the summer months, because a sport, good weather is needed to have the perfect round of golf. Wind and rain do hinder your chances of putting in a good performance, but luckily for members at Glynhir Golf Club, Graham had been thinking ahead and began planning to install all weather tees for every hole on the course. So all year round there will be no problems at each tee off thanks to the fantastic work Graham and his team have put into the course this year. Read on to see what product Graham used and how the project turned out.
When taking on new jobs contractors can quickly become a customer, after discovering exactly what their client requires they may need to research the best product to solve their issue or even go and browse a builders merchant or two. Lots of contractors will use our products when their customers need a natural looking job completing such as matting a garden using Rubber Grass Mats or creating a car park using X-Grid®. In this case study, Richard is looking for a product to meet the needs of his new client. Read on to find out exactly what his client needs and what product he chose;
25/08/2017 - 2 comments
When setting out on your landscaping or DIY project, you should always be prepared for setbacks or additional jobs making themselves present once you begin working. In this case study, Martin's house was being extended when a project became available, changing his front garden to a driveway. A lot of planning went into this and still there were some unexpected twists and turns whilst creating his permeable driveway. This is something everyone should be prepared for and not let any setbacks get you down. Read on to see what Martin overcame to create his perfect driveway.
With safety the top priority for most parents it can be hard to decide what products would work best for you. With price, quality, ease of use and safety all points that need to be considered you could say it's almost impossible to decide what to use. Sameer in our latest case study was facing the same dilemma before he found our site, read on to see what product he chose and what he thought of it!
Returning customers and recomendations are a good indicator as to how well you and your products are performing. In this case study we have a customer who used our X-Grid® paving on their driveway a few years ago and have been so impressed by it that they decided to use it again but this time in their garden. Clare contacted us a few weeks ago to get herself another delivery of X-Grid®. To find out exactly what Clare did with the panels to transform her garden and what she thought of them the second time round then read on!
As your family grows older there may come a time where it feels like there are more cars than people in your home. This is what Tony in our case study was finding and since moving into his new home had his car scratched by passing cars when leaving his on the side of the road. To stop this from happening again he took matters into his own hands and decided to extend his driveway to allow all 3 cars space to fit on the drive without any moving around of current cars. Tony was looking for a quick solution to allow him to have a gravel driveway and this is when he found our X-Grid®, read on to find out more;
07/08/2017 - 1 comment
As many of us will have discovered, front gardens can sometimes be a nightmare to keep in tip top condition. Mick was looking for a way to transform his front garden before the end of summer, he was needing a product that could separate gravel and soil so he could plant flowers and stand flower pots. Although they can be a lot of effort, when done right can look amazing and last with little or no up keep. Read on to see which product of ours Mick used to transform his front garden into a spring magazine front cover.
When setting out on any project there are a number of things to be wary of, from the price of the project, to the difficulty of the project, the products required and how the project will affect the surrounding area. The latter is very important when replacing natural drainage such as turf and soil as this could lead to future flooding should a suitable replacement not be put in place. This project was very well thought out and the replacement for the turf was just as permeable as the turf. Resin bound and X-Grid® are both SuDS (Sustainable urban drainage system) complaint, meaning any rain water or excess water will be able to drain away naturally just as before.
Garden climbing frames and playgrounds are becoming an almost natural feature in gardens. However, when creating your play areas safety has to be the number one priority, this is where our Rubber Grass Mats become an essential when creating your own. With the 23mm mats having been tested by Rapra to 'BS EN 1177:1998' for 3.3 meters critical fall height you can be assured should anyone have a trip or a fall the mats will more than help lessen the impact. This was just one of the reasons why Carl and Ben used our rubber grass mats when building their own play areas for their children. Read on to see how they used our mats and what they thought of them!
X-Grid® can be used in a number of different ways. From being used for car parks, pathways to even campsites and equestrian zones. Receiving great feedback on our own manufactured product is a great feeling both knowing what we have created works but also makes the users happy. A couple got in touch with us as they were looking to pave their garden and were looking at other alternatives to concrete or loose gravel. This is when we pointed them towards X-Grid®. Read on to find out what product David and Sharon decided on and how the project ended!
With such a versatile product like our very own X-Grid® there are endless possibilities. Just when we think we have discovered everything our grid can be used for a customer will prove us very wrong. A great example that a past customer introduced us to a few years ago, Resin Bound paving, which like our X-Grid® prides its self on being a permeable solution. So with the two paired up, water has no chance of being able to sit on the surface! In this case study Mark got in touch with us when wanting to re-lay a customers driveway and needed X-Grid to lay under the resin bound. Read on to see how the project turned out.
With summer now in full swing, there is no better time to get your garden in order. Since the British heat never seems to last more than a month or two you should get moving with any projects you have in mind. This is what our customer in this blog did, having decided there was something needed in his garden, he acted quickly ordering Plastic Lawn Edging from us and installing it not long after receiving them. Read on to see how Brad decided to use our plastic lawn edging in his garden and his thoughts on the product and the project overall.
With some products there are never ending possibilities. Take our X-Grid® for example; it can be used for driveways, paths, access routes, large car parks and even under hot tubs and garden buildings. Yet some customers who buy our panels still find new ways to use our product that might have not even crossed our mind. This is why being a manufacturer and supplier is so rewarding, innovative customers constantly using your products in new and exciting ways! Rubber Grass Mats are another great example of this and we have created this blog to show off our customers amazing uses of our products.
When making changes in your garden there are a number of things that need to be taken into consideration. Firstly, if things are to removed or replaced such as a shed or a garage, then where will the old one be disposed of and what will be put in its place. Without the correct replacement your garden can be left looking a little lacklustre and in need of some livening up, this was the issue Trevor was having in this blog post. With his old garage being removed and a concrete base being left, he needed a new feature in his garden to take its place. Read on to see what Trevor decided.
With summer fast approaching we all have a long list of garden jobs which need to be completed before our relaxing and barbequing can begin. These jobs can vary from painting the shed, cutting the grass and hedges to sorting out your flower bed. You too can create the perfect outdoor relax zone with little effort and the correct products. This was the situation Jeanette found herself in just a few weeks ago. With warmer weather slowly creeping up on us, Jeanette got in touch with us to find out which product we would recommend for her to solve the issue she was facing.
25/05/2017 - 2 comments
We’ve all played Crazy Golf, a fast paced, fun round of putting a golf ball past a number of strange objects. However we never think of the ground around the course and how the constant tread from customers can wear away even the toughest of flooring. Gus had found that his grass was starting to show signs of wear around the crazy golf course so decided he would put a path around that would allow grass to grow but support the customers. Read on to see what he decided to use!
Structure and planning is incredibly important when starting any landscaping or DIY project, this is something that Sue in our case study found, she and her husband had a set plan for their garden project and as you will see in the blog it turned out fantastically well! Read on to see what sort of plan they came up with and how it helped them transform their garden whilst making the most of our products!
We've all at one point as a child fallen from a swing or a climbing frame and escaped with nothing but the slightest graze. Now imagine the people in charge of erecting those play areas hadn't even taken into account health and safety, no softer ground or mats for you to fall on. We would have all undoubtedly come off much worse, which is why we test and supply our products. To ensure that little falls stay little and never become anything more than a small pain that is quickly forgotten about. A company got in touch with us regarding an upcoming project where mats were needed under an adventure area, read on to see what product they decided on and how it performed.
If your driveway is looking aged or in need of some serious TLC, there are a number of options available to you. From relaying the concrete which is a very labour intensive or expensive job should you hire someone else to do it, to jetwashing brickwork every month or so just to keep it looking clean. These are two options but both require a large amount of effort. However, we have an alternative method which includes our X-Grid®, some ground preparation and bags of decorative gravel. Our method may not be as fast as jetwashing brick but does not require constant upkeep like brickwork and unlike, concrete our grid can be laid by practically anyone and allows for surface water to flow away naturally, helping reduce the risk of your drive flooding. Read on to see what Adam decided would be the best method to improve his driveway.
When it comes to gravel driveways, ease of access can become a problem for wheelchair users or pushchair users. In this case study Mike had a newly built house with a gravel driveway but the family moving in needed to be able to use a wheelchair on the surface. This is where we come in. With our X-Grid® used in conjunction with gravel, wheelchair access problems become a thing of the past. Made from 100% recycled plastic whilst also being incredibly strong, our grid is environmentally friendly, permeable and also cheaper and easier to lay than more traditional methods such as concrete or tarmac.