Often one of the main things we get asked is how we can make the most of slopes, levels and other topographical features. Add a large mature tree into the mix and it raises even more of a challenge. However our clients’ girls were crying out for a space in this garden they could call their own, where they could play to their hearts’ content, releasing both physical and creative energy.
To avoid disturbing the view from the house, we positioned the platform so that the apex of the roof faced towards the house, and the ‘tree house’ was below it at ground level. So the line of sight passes through the build and the view of the surrounding gardens remains.
Underneath is a beautiful house, styled like a ranch. With cladding around three sides of the platform, and door access to a decked verandah. We created an impressive open space for the children to play in.
The sturdy timber bridge leads the way up the garden to where a mature Ash tree sits proudly in the middle of a second platform. Although smaller, this platform connects the top of the garden to the bottom and allows a lofty walkway at about seven feet above the ground. Once you get there, there’s a tube slide full of twists and turns to spin you out, dizzy, at ground level.
Another unique feature of this garden is the rock outcrop on the far side. Our client wanted us to include this in the build and to make the most of it.
So we added a long clatter bridge across the garden to the top of the rock outcrop. Let the trials commence: a jetty connects the clatter bridge to a large cargo net, sitting full length against the rock outcrop. There’s also a five metre long custom made steel slide with wavy wooden handrails. Scramble up the net, and then experience an adrenaline-fuelled ride as you return to terra firma. This build offers an amazing, action packed, creative, condensed, fun-filled, barnstorming space for the family.
Play tower with base den, tree platform, bridge, 3 swings, fireman's pole, ladder, separate swing frame with 2 swings, tube slide, clatter bride, ramp, cargo net with jetty, stainless steel slide with wooden hand rails
12.6m x 10m
6 weeks from order to install. 3 weeks to install.
All our timber is sourced from sustainable suppliers, is pre-treated softwood primed for outdoor use and guaranteed for 10 years. This climbing frame is constructed with Round timber.
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Thank you so much for turning an unloved tree house into an adventurous play area for our children. We got fantastic advice and had a lovely considerate build team. We are delighted and our children love it.- A. Freeland
The younger of our two grandsons had his 8th birthday party. The tree house had a thorough test by 16 children between aged 7 and 11. It has survived with no ill effects, being agreed to be ‘cool’ and a good thing.- D. Potter
Thanks for an amazing job.- S. Kirk
Great job building our climbing frame – friendly people, easy to deal with and flexible on the design. Highly recommend!- B. Mitchell
It looks fantastic and we are really pleased. The boys spent the whole day on it yesterday and refused to stop even for the rain. The big question now is whether we can ever persuade them to leave the garden to do something else.- P. Crofts
That looks amazing!- The Daughter of R Slade
Thank you for making the most of our small, sloping garden. The design makes the most of the space available, is great for all kinds of play, we even use it for homework now!- F. Haig
The climbing frame and swings are great and we are really pleased with it. It is getting good use already.- C. Evans
Thanks for a great, professional job. The kids are delighted. We’re very pleased, thank you.- J. Jaggard