Quality


As we are designing, building and installing each of our classrooms, playhouses, treehouses or play structures we are able to keep very tight control of the quality at all stages.

Each classroom, play house, tree house or play structure comes with its own manual.  This shows how many quality and safety checks we carry out on your playhouse during the build stage and when we install it on site together with information about the design and maintenace tips.

Many playhouses have over 100 safety and quality checks carried out on it.  The quality checks are all listed in the manual you will receive with your playhouse.

Every commercial structure will be risk assessed by RoSPA to ensure the structure is safe for kids.

Save the Planet

The timber we use to build our play houses, play frames, treehouses and play structures all comes from managed forests.

With a playhouse in your garden your children will love playing it, meaning fewer trips are needed to the park and thus cutting down your carbon footprint.


Legislation applying to different types of buildings, including schools classrooms


There is a substantial amount of other legislation that applies to all buildings, including schools. Of particular relevance here are:

● The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HSWA);

● The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, together with its Approved Code of Practice and Guidance (collectively – WRs);

● The Equality Act 2010 (EQA);

● The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRFO). 2.4 As with other building types, developments at schools are bound by normal planning controls. Similarly, construction work at schools is subject to approval under the Building Regulations 2010.


Legislation and recommendations applying to play structures

En1176 and En1177 play safety and surface safety requirements


What you should expect in your playhouse.

No Nails protrude

No Screws protrude

All edges are either sanded or machined with a radius or other form

No hard splinters protrude

All timbers used in manufacture are beyond the requirements of standard build regulations of conventional homes.

Doors and opening windows will have a safety gap around the compression shut for finger safety

No door will be lockable

All joints will be screwed and glued

All panels will be either nailed & glued or screwed and glued

All surfaces will be planed or glued

All external surfaces painted or treated will have 3x coats applied

All joints and mating surface will be tight

Details of internal lining, finishing detail and insulation will be identified to each tender

All roofs will be water tight other than a roof with branches or trunks coming through, where we will seal the tree to the house as best as possible but can not ensure the roof is leak proof at that point due to movement of the tree.

The Environment and wood

Wood expands and contracts. it also bends and twists in it's life cycle and therefore gaps can arrive to a greater or lesser degree durinf the seasons which can compound over the years. Generally this does not cause a structural problem but aesthetically may have impact. Such variation reduced with hard wood versus soft wood.





 

 

Comments