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Looking for a high quality wood-chip surface to complete your playground surface? TopChip is an engineered wood chip made from untreated recycled timber, designed for use as a playground safety surface. It can be an amazing way to bring a natural element into your space and with a fall safety rating of up to 3 metres, TopChip meets the latest New Zealand Safety Standards (NZS 5828:2015).

We recommend an annual top up to maintain Critical Fall Height, and a full replacement every 3 years to keep things looking fresh.


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Designed out of 100% recycled untreated timber:

This makes the wood chips biodegradable and the surface environmentally friendly, keeping kids and the ecosystem around the playground safe from unnecessary chemicals.

Air dried to eliminate dust:

Air drying the wood chips ensures that dust is kept at bay, preventing the irritating particles from affecting those using the playground.

Meets safety standards:

TopChip has a fall safety rating of up to 3 metres and meets the latest New Zealand Safety Standards. We recommend you top up the surface frequently to maintain the critical fall height.

Free draining and quick drying

It’s important that wood chip surfaces can dry quickly and can drain effectively to keep the wood from rotting and creating a big mess. TopChip is designed to be free draining and quick drying, keeping the playground surface looking great and fresh.

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