How Green Really is Timber ?

Not such a strange question. We don’t mean green the colour, of course, but the ecological impact using timber has compared with the other materials available. Debates are raging on the damage we do to the planet with the things we do – air travel, “fast” fashion, cars and a host of other things have […]

Add a Look Out Platform

Here’s a great way to add an exciting accessory to your Jungle (or Mountain) clubhouse without taking up lots more room. A Look Out deck extends just a few feet from the standard clubhouse but transforms the look and play value. It creates an “inside/outside” feel and allows you to add even more climbing accesories. […]

What Will Happen to Safety Standards after Brexit ?

We have been asked this a couple of times; so we thought we’d put our thoughts on the matter down here. Firstly, there are a couple of myths about playground standards. You can read more about the main ones which apply to play equipment elsewhere on our site, but essentially there are 3 which concern […]

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 on that list. And you can see why – […]

Commercial Playgrounds – now is the time to plan

Plan your Commercial Playground Bleakest mid winter and no-one is thinking about outdoor spaces and planning playgrounds. 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 […]

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 […]