Choosing the right playsystem

Climbing Frames Lil Lodge from Dunster House


At Dunster House we appreciate that buying a playsystem is a sizable investment. That’s why it’s important for you to have all the information you need to make the right decision.

So here are a few simple tips to bear in mind:


Playsystem Dunster House




Make sure your garden measures up

It’s better than making a rough guess. Remember to keep the climbing frame at least 2 metres away from any solid structure, object or water feature and also to leave plenty of room for “swinging” space and for children to run about and play.



Choose the right size frame

We divide our playsystems by suitability for different aged kids: Explorers (3-10 years) and Adventurers (3-14 years). The bigger or older the kids are the more robust and challenging the climbing frame needs to be. As we have lots of different size frames, there’s bound to be one to fit your garden. Remember that our playsystems are only suitable for use by children over 36 months.

Ensure there’s a level playing field

All our playsystems must be placed on a level surface. This doesn’t mean your garden has to be completely flat – a few bumps and lumps will be OK, as long as the playsystem is level. We also include Ground Anchors which screw securely into the ground to hold the frames firm and stable when kids are swinging and climbing.


Make sure there’s a soft landing

Our frames are designed to be placed on grass, not concrete, asphalt or any other hard surface. However other possible options you could use are rubber mulch or play bark.


Play Safely

Our unique designs are made for residential use, not commercial. All of our playsystems are thoroughly and independently tested to pass stringent European safety standards (EN71 and CE rated). The testing on each playsystem is based on a maximum number of children at any one time and a maximum weight for each child of 50 kg. We also test all apertures and gaps to make sure there is no chance of feet and head entrapment.


Playsystem Dunster House




Please remember if you modify your playsytem in any way it may adversely affect its tested functionality and safety. It will also void your warranty.



July 19, 2013

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