I have just recently completed a custom built play area for some very luck kids!!!!
One of the advantages of making something custom made is you can decide exactly what you want. The size, scale, design, materials and finishes. I will work with you the create the perfect space for all ages.
One of the things that I feel makes a good play area is something that has lots of different uses for lots of different ages and the only restriction is your imagination. Nobody wants something in the bottom corner of the garden that the family don't use and the kids give up on once they get over 4ft. Nobody wants to be wondering what to do with the bleached ten year old plastic hutch that the storms keep blowing around. Build something beautiful, something you can incorporate into the garden. Bring it into the area of the garden you use not the back corner under the hedge. You can sit on your patio and relax as the kids run back and forth on their adventures. Aunt Mary can be persuaded she will fit on the slide and Uncle Tom can get a coffee from the shop!! (These characters may or may not be based on real life people!!!)
I like to also build my play areas that they will grow with the kids and family....and the garden of course. They are build to last and not fall apart after the kids tenth birthday!!!
This particular design has a house section which has a roof 2m at its lowest (this allows it to be used in the future by teenagers as a sulking area or dads and moms shed) The swings could be removed and turned into a pergola for climbing plants and the bark area returned to lawn. (There is plans a foot for the rest of the garden so I'll keep you posted)
Some of the key design features of this play area are. All pressure treated wood used and all fixings are outdoor grade. Everything is screwed and bolted together. The floor of the house area is paved for ease of cleaning and durability. The house itself has a few different openings. A hatch like area that serves as a shop or cafe or whatever you can dream up. A second secret door allows access outside to a lower deck. Once here you can explore outside. Up the climbing ramp or into the covered sand box. Up the ramp leads to a top balcony with look out capabilities and slide access. Once down the slide its onto the fantastic swings for a good game of who can get the highest. The whole area is covered in 120mm of bark mulch.
Contact us today to see what we can come up with...the kids are worth it!!!