Commercial Playgrounds – now is the time to plan

Bleakest mid winter and no-one is thinking about outdoor spaces and planning your playground. But this really is the time to start making those plans. Play equipment projects can take a remarkably long time to come to fruition, with several design alternatives and then pricing up each version. Then, once the order is placed, there […]

Safety Margins – Back Garden Play Equipment

It’s a question we often get asked when we are planning someone’s back garden play area. “How much space do we have to leave around the equipment ?” Well, the correct answer is what the standard (EN1171 if you are curious) lays down. And that is 2m all round. Now obviously its not as simple […]

Swings – yes or no ?

Shall we have a Swing on our Playground ? We’ve always thought this was one of the trickiest areas when designing a commercial playground for a client. When we go through the initial brief and discuss what the scope of the play area is to be, in 75% of cases a swing will be somewhere […]