Oak Playground Equipment
Our oak range is made from large section sawn oak beams. These are more geometrical in appearance than our robinia playground equipment however the nature of the oak with the grain of the wood and size of the beams creates a tactile organic feel. We design and build all of our oak playground equipment at our workshop in West Sussex meaning we can adjust our designs to your needs. Within our range we have climbing frames, climbing nets, hammocks, play huts, swings, trim trails and more. If you don’t see something you are after in our range let us know and we can design and build it for you.
Oak is a naturally durable European hardwood with a life span between 15 and 25 years in ground contact and as such does not require chemical treatment. We use high-quality QPA and QP1 structural oak beams to manufacture our oak playground equipment. Each beam is checked for ring shake, knots, wood worm, rot and excessive sapwood. Any beam that fails to meet our exacting standards is rejected. We offer a 15 year warranty against oak in ground contact and a 20 year warranty for oak out of ground contact.
Each beam is checked for ring shake, knots, wood worm, rot and excessive sapwood. Any beam that fails to meet our exacting standards is rejected. The beams are sanded smooth and treated with UV protective oil.
Larger section oak beams contain the boxed-heart of the wood and so there is a chance they may split to some extent. To reduce the extent of splitting, we cross bolt all of the ends of our poles with stainless steel bolts.
We recommend the use of steel footings when installing oak playground equipment. The main factor determining the life span of oak playground equipment is the oak beams rotting at the point where they meet the ground. Although oak is naturally durable by using steel footings and lifting the timber out of ground contact you can significantly increase the longevity of the playground equipment. We offer 20 year guarantees on robinia and oak uprights on steel footings. We have a range of steel footings including designs that can be fitted directly on to podiums.
We use high-quality stainless steel fixings for all of our robinia playground equipment. We use stainless steel domed nuts instead of plastic nut caps as these are more durable and attractive.
Slides & Steel Parts
Our slides and steel parts are made from stainless steel for the longevity, low maintenance and aesthetics. We offer 30 year warranties on all our stainless steel parts.
Ropes & Nets
We manufacture all of our ropes and nets in house using wire reinforced polypropylene rope, aluminium ferrules, stainless steel clips, stainless steel chain and stainless steel connections. Ropes and nets can be expected to last 5 years or more but they will be the fastest wearing part of a piece of playground equipment and so will require maintenance and replacement. Our nets are designed to last but are also quick and easy to remove and replace.
Our movable metal parts are made from stainless steel. We use self lubricating sealed bearings where possible. Although they can be expected to last 5 years or more this depends on use and the bushings will need replacing. Our movable parts are designed to last but are also quick and easy to remove and replace.