10 years and counting!

Climbing Frame Dunster House

For those of you who haven’t visited our show garden here in Bedford may not know this but we actually have a Climbing Frame in our garden that is over a decade old and is still in fantastic condition. You may think it’s because we don’t let kids climb on our display Climbing Frames, which is true, but this one has been climbed on – a lot! In fact, we bought the Climbing Frame back from a customer who‘d had it in her garden for 10 years until her kids had outgrown it. This isn’t something we make a hobby of doing but thought it’d be the ideal way to show you just how strong and protected our Climbing Frames are thanks to the protection that our pressure treatment gives it.

You’d think, getting the Climbing Frame back after 10 years of use, it’d need a lot of work. However we found that all it needed was to be cleaned up and have a few bolts replacing for it to be completely useable again. We like to think that, after 20 + years in the business that we know our products and timber is no different. Slow grown Spruce is a permeable material, which means it is absorbent so we cut our timber before it’s put into the treatment chamber. This ensures that the non toxic, arsenic free, copper chrome treatment covers the entirety of the timber, rather than leaving the ends exposed where they can soak up water and cause the timber to rot from the inside. This treatments means you don’t have to annually treat your timber to retain its quality, you can use it as soon as it’s built.

I went downstairs and took some pictures of the Climbing Frame so you can see just how fantastically our treatment has protected the timber – no cracks, rot or breaks!

Climbing Frame Dunster House

The deep tongue and groove in our timber makes for a seamless fit. After 10 years, the timber is still looking as good as the day it was installed.

Climbing Frame Dunster House

No splits, cracks or breaks. Just a solid piece of Slow Grown Spruce – exactly what you want on a supporting beam!

Climbing Frame Dunster House

We replaced a few bolts that were damaged in transport but still looks as strong as the day it was built!

Climbing Frame Dunster House

The solid structure doesn’t look over 10 years old! I was tempted to have a go on the slide.

The treatment we use on our Climbing Frames is the same as we use on any of products that feature pressure treated timber including, although in no way limited too, Pressure treated Log Cabins, Atlas Gazebos, Greenhouses and our Pet Houses.  Looking at these pictures, you can be confident that our 10 year guarantee is valid and not full of T’s & C’s like many of our competitors – you do not need to treat your product for 10 years. To learn more about our pressure treating process,read ‘Why is pressure treating timber such a good thing?

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