Sometimes you just want some space to hideaway from the rest of the world. To take the opportunity to breathe in fresh air, and get away from it all. So why not have wooden tree platform hidden away in the canopy?
The brief from the client was rustic, hidden and simple. Though the garden is extensive, we tucked the platform within the trees making it the ‘bolt hole’ they were looking for.
Our clients wanted it to be a place to explore and bring new life to the previously disused platform, which did bring a range of challenges.
The location chosen meant that we needed to carefully place the platform between a large number of trees. Amid head-scratching, measuring and re-measuring we formed a plan. We even took it further, adding play components that even the older kids would love.
To access the platform it’s either up the custom made rope ladder, which sways underneath you as your climb. Or if you want more challenge, the climbing wall will always test your hand-eye coordination to the max. A fireman’s pole creates a swift exit from the platform, but the kids won’t be departing that quick when they see the tree house. Perfect for outdoor sleepovers, weather tight and glazed exterior provides shelter against the worst of the elements. Whilst blending in seamlessly into it surroundings.
When we came to give our client a site visit, we realised just what scope of woodland they had. And although the thought had never crossed their mind, we knew that the kids would enjoy a zip wire too.
We selected two of the sturdiest trees, with a take off from the platform edge. The zip wire uses the increased height of the platform to its advantage for a thrilling ride. A 32 meter length across the woodland area, created the perfect combination between play and nature, as the kids could glide through the trees as they find their way back to the ground. And only ever using commercial graded trolleys and cables, this zip wire is game for the whole family.
One large platform renovation with house, climbing wall, fireman's pole, rope ladder, zip wire
4m x 6m
Six weeks to plan and order all materials. Two 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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for this build.
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