June 28th, 2012
A wooden climbing frame needs to be taken care of. You will enjoy your climbing frames for years if you follow some basic steps, when caring for the wood.
In the factory, the wood is treated with a priming coat. This coat gives the frame its lovely colour and will protect it for a few months once it has been built outside.
Every summer, if you sand down and treat your frame with a waterproof stain, you will protect it again ready for the coming winter and it will last years. In order to fulfil the guarantee, you must take good care of your frame.
The stain that is applied in the factory is water-based and child-friendly. When you treat your frame, you can choose to use either a water-based or an oil-based stain. If you opt for an oil-based stain, you cannot then use a water-based stain the next time. You’ll find wood-staining products in your local DIY store.
Make sure you regularly check the fixings of your frame. Over time, they may loosen and will need to be retightened.
If you follow this advice, your frame will outlast your child’s childhood!
Tags: climbing frame, maintanance, sandpaper, stain, winter, woodstain
June 25th, 2012
We understand that choosing a climbing frame is a big investment, so you need to be about the one you choose. After all, it’s going to be standing in your garden for a good few years!
A climbing frame is a big structure so you will need to make some decisions before you settle on your perfect frame!
First of all, it is very important to measure your garden. It may sound silly, but you will be surprised at just how much space a frame will take up! We also recommend a safety perimeter around the frame of 1.8m (6ft) – it is vital you measure out enough space!
Secondly, you’re going to have to decide which features your children will enjoy! All of our climbing frames come with swings but there are different types of slides, swing beams, play deck heights, lower playhouses and baby seats. You can find many posts in our blog archive about the different features available which will help you make a decision!
While browsing our extensive range of frames, have a think about the roof type you prefer. There are two different types of roof – a fully wooden roof or a tarpaulin roof. Both rooves look lovely but each has its own ‘pros’ and ‘cons’. Wooden rooves are very strong and will last longer. They can stay outside all year but they are not colourful. Tarpaulin rooves are colourful but will need to be taken down during the winter so they are not damaged by bad weather.
Our climbing frame range is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 11. However, some frames are better suited to younger children and others are perfect for older kids. Another consideration to make: What ages are your children?!
Last but not least, if you have a budget in mind, finding a climbing frame that is right for you, will be much easier. There is a large choice and if you can narrow down your search by sticking to your budget, then finding a climbing frame will be much easier!
Tags: ages, budget, climbing frame, features, playset, roof, slides, swings, tarpaulin, wooden
June 15th, 2012
If you’re looking for a climbing frame with tons of features at an extra low price we suggest you take full advantage of this weekend’s special the Arlington climbing frame. The Arlington not only looks fantastic but also offers children hours and hours of play. This playset is made from premium cedar wood and looks great amongst the natural colours of the garden. The flashes of colour on the slide, awning and professional style moulded rocks add just enough excitement to this stylish frame.
So what great features does the Arlington Climbing Frame include?
Fully wooden roof with dormer window.
A fully functioning flower box
Spacious upper play deck and sun deck area.
Solid rock wall
Straight wavy slide
Monkey bars – Our innovative monkey bar swing combo beam.
Two belt swings
Serving hatch and counter
Two stools to attach to serving counter.
Flat step entrance ladder
1.5m high play deck
To take full advantage of this fantastic price click here
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