All children love a really good playground. Even though play is increasingly being moved to screens and phones today, a trip to the child’s favourite playground is one of the highlights of the week. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that all children have the right to play in a stimulating, safe and appropriate environment.
Building a fully equipped playground can be a big project that deters many, but it does not have to be difficult or time-consuming. However, it does require you to think carefully about some issues before you begin!
AT HOME OR PUBLIC PLACE?
If you are going to build a public playground that everyone can take part in, there are a lot of rules to take into account. You can read about all the rules that must be followed in the BS EN 1176 & 1177, which deals mainly with safety requirements and accessibility for people with disabilities.
If you are going to build a playground at home in the garden, you naturally have more freedom. Even if you do not have to comply with the same rules as at a public playground, it is always a good idea to check with the local authority if a building permit is required. It is unlikely that such a permit is required if you own the plot yourself, but there are other rules that you must keep in mind. For example, there are rules for how close to the plot boundary you may build and, also, the height of the playground.
TIME AND BUDGET
Time and money are two aspects that always affect a construction project. When it comes to playgrounds, there are endless possibilities to build parts completely from the ground up. This usually requires more time, but can be cheaper in the long run. If you have sufficient financial resources but less time available, you can choose to assemble your playground by buying ready-made equipment from a supplier. No matter what you choose, there are plenty of skilled suppliers of both bespoke and ready-made equipment that allow you to build exactly the type of playground you want.
ALL PLAYGROUNDS REQUIRE A STABLE GROUND
What is the most important thing in a playground? In addition to the children having fun and being able to play together, safety should be the main priority. By anchoring the apparatus on your playground with a ground screw, you give the entire playground a stable foundation and a safer playground for the children. This apparatus must withstand both children playing on it and the weather and wind, so a well-established foundation is a pre-requisite for a good and safe place to play.
With ground screws from Stop Digging, it’s cheaper and easier to anchor your playground. The end result with our ground screws is at least as stable as alternative foundations, and much easier to assemble.
Stop Digging installs ground screws for all different purposes and the work is performed by our certified installers who are located all over the UK. Assembly is quick and easy and provides the best conditions for your construction project.