Questions About Playground Equipment

We have listed some of the more common questions asked by our clients. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need to ask anything else or would like to discuss your ideas with us. Thank you!

MacVenture can undertake safety and maintenance surveys, and quote for replacement of damaged or unsafe equipment. We can also arrange third party inspections on your behalf.

Yes, we have done many such installations, and can also take care of the landscaping and safety surfacing if you wish.

Yes. All of our residential products comply with BS EN71 and all commercial products comply with BS EN1176. All safety surfacing products when used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions will comply with BS EN1177.

Most fixed play equipment in public playgrounds with a fall height of above 600mm will require safety surfacing. For supervised and garden play it is advisable but not absolutely necessary. For further details on different products please consult our safety advice notes. Our individual grass mats (RC70080) form an ideal protection at home under swing seats and slide exits.

Generally no, as they are not considered to be permanent structures and the pitched roof heights are below 4m. However, you may need consult your local authority if:
• You live in a conservation area.
• The equipment will take over more than 50% of your garden.
• You wish to site it in your front garden or a field, which causes a change of use.
It is obviously common sense also to consult with your neighbours also to avoid upsetting them.

Yes. We use steel reinforced 16mm playground ropes available in a variety of colours and can manufacture any size net, rope ladder or replacement ropes. We will need to know detailed sizes of the net or ropes you require and also the size of timber it is being fixed to. We can supply only, or supply and install. Please use our contact form to request a quotation.

This question often crops up, and the key is in your word, “our”. What’s best for one school may not always be the best for another. A number of factors must be considered, for example: the ages and abilities of your pupils; the space you have available; outcomes you want to achieve; and not least – your budget. We are experienced in building bespoke play layouts to suit your specific requirements. Just call us to discuss.

Of course we can. In fact, we never impose our own pre-conceived ideas. After we have discussed your requirements in depth we will come up with a proposal that is, effectually, your design.

Both materials are excellent for playground equipment, and you may even decide on a mix of the two. As a general rule, timber is becoming increasingly popular as it emphasises the natural look and feel, and will blend in discreetly with natural surroundings. Where exceptional durability is required for high usage or vandal-prone layouts then metal is still the material of choice.

Yes, a huge range of equipment for outdoor play is available on our components website:

Yes we have a brochure with information about our products and services.
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