Play Equipment and Rubber Soft Fall

NT Shade installed the Shade Structures, 800 sqm of Rubber Softfall and the Play Equipment at Bicentennial Park,

The Esplanade!

NT Shade can install all your Playground needs IN-HOUSE.

Every child deserves a great playground. Let's get more kids and parents outdoors playing UP!

New way with URBAN PLAY

We have joined forces with Urban Play!

We are very excited to say we are the local agents for Kompan Playgrounds.


Kompan Playgrounds

The Playground Equipment NT Shade supply and install is Kompan. Its equipment is the leader in design! Much of the knowledge of the products built on comes from the Kompan Play Institute. Which is an international network of play and child specialists who monitor how different trends in society influence children’s development and play patterns.

Kompan has been around for more than 45 years, so we know it’s a brand you can trust and rely upon. With this trust comes their warranty. Most of the parts supplied come with a Life Time Warranty (HPL Floors/Posts/HDPE Panels).

  • HDPE Panels are 19mm in thickness – the thickest panels on the market. Kompan panels are made of vandal resistant HD polyethylene plastic.
  • Black core 100% recycled material
  • Durable in all weather conditions
  • Does not contain harmful additives or materials
  • Heat resistant up to very high temperatures
  • UV stabilised to reduce fading
  • Coloured through outer layers
  • Lifetime warranty

Kompan’s Playground Equipment comes with Independent Engineered Certified documents. All playgrounds that are installed in the Territory is engineered for our Cyclonic Conditions. Please see attached example of an Independent Engineer Certificate.

NO OTHER playground company can offer Kompans Warranty or quality. No other company comes close to the Life time warranty.

Did you know:

  • Kompan is the largest playground supplier in the world
  • 15 minutes of exercise a day improves children’s learning potential

Rubber Softfall

Why do we need a softfall? The Australian Standards for Playground Equipment state that an impact absorbing surface is required under all playground surfaces over 60cm.  Softfall in the Territory can be Rubber Softfall or Sand. The thickness of the softfall is determined by a number of elements, with the main being the "Critical Fall Height, CFH." At the completion of all Softfall Rubber jobs NT Shade will issue you with a Certificate of Compliance.

Rubber Softfall has three components.

Sub Base

This is  a critical layer for longevity of the rubber. A hard, compacted sub base required.

Shock Pads

Pads get laid underneath the rubber top coat. These are critical to the fall height of the equipment; NT Shade uses A1 Aero Shock Pad system, which comes with a “Certificate of Compliance.” The system is independently factory tested for compliance with the current Australian Standard.

Rubber Topcoat

A top layer is troweled over the shock pads and there are a variety of products to choose from. In Australia there are 2 most commonly used types of rubber, a new manufactured rubber or a recycled one.

EDPM - stands for Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. There are a number of companies who supply this. The important factor in choosing an EDPM is quality and knowing where the product was manufactured.

CSBR - stands for coloured styrene-butadiene rubber. A1 Rubber recycle Australian Car Tyres to produce this product. A1 are number one In Rubber Upcycling! A1 Rubber is lessening the impact on the environment, reducing landfill and producing more economically responsible products. Using their state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, A1 Rubber uses stripped rubber from old tyres to form new Australian made rubber flooring products.