Design of playground equipment presents a number of challenges. It needs to be designed to be robust and durable in an outdoor environment, to adhere to European play safety standards, to be aesthetically pleasing and above all to be challenging and fun.
Design of playground equipment presents several challenges. It needs to be designed to be robust and durable in an outdoor environment, to adhere to European play safety standards, to be aesthetically pleasing and above all to be challenging and fun.
We try not to be too prescriptive with our designs, we want children to be free to play as they want on our playground equipment and not be limited by bright synthetic one dimensional play equipment. We can help you with the design process. If you are an architect, we can check your designs to ensure they are EN 1176 compliant. We can produce detailed construction drawings and if you want suggestions on how to add play value. We can design your play space from initial conception through to detailed construction drawings and engineering calculations through to it being inspected by an independent play inspector.
We have years of experience designing and building playgrounds. We have our own in-house design team who have spent time on site building playground equipment, so they understand the issues involved in terms of engineering, play safety standards and durability. We are conversant with most CAD software and can provide you with detailed drawings and advise on EN 1176 compliance. Wherever possible we aim to use traditional timber framing techniques as these allow for the natural movement of timber in the outdoor environment. This not only improves the durability of the equipment but also prevents gaps appearing in the wrong place as the timber dries. We are more than happy to either create a design for you or look at the designs you have created and provide expert feedback in terms of possible construction techniques and play safety standards compliance.