From important safety considerations, to wood sustainability of Garden Games products, collated the answers to some of the popular questions posed to the Garden Street team. If you have any questions that are not covered specific to the Garden Games range of outdoor play equipment, contact our expert team on 0333 577 1926.
The leading manufacturer of garden play equipment in the UK, Garden Games have been established for nearly 20 years and offer a diverse range of garden toys and playhouses to keep your children entertained! They also offer a range of sandpits and climbing frames aimed at younger members of the family. Their products are fun, exciting, and engaging and can suit all budgets.
The leading manufacturer of garden play equipment in the UK, Garden Games have been established for nearly 20 years and offer a diverse range of garden toys and playhouses to keep your children entertained! Their products are fun, exciting, and engaging and can suit all budgets.
Safety is incredibly important to Garden Games, all components used in the equipment; from the timber itself, to the accessories and fixings, meet the stringent EN71 regulations for children’s play equipment. All Garden Games products; from play houses, to sandpits and giant chess carry the CE mark. They not only meet but exceed all British and European toy safety standards.
The wood used in most Garden Games structures is pressure treated to protect it against rot and insects and so is weatherproof. The specifications for individual products on our site will show if the wood has been painted or fully protected. Fixings and fastenings are either galvanised or stainless steel for durability.
However we strongly recommend checking fixings and fastenings on products such as playhouses at least once a year, to ensure they are secure and in good condition.
All of the wood used in Garden Games products is sustainably sourced from forests approved and managed under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification scheme (PEFC). These forests are managed to ensure both the environment as well as the social rights of the local communities and workers are respected. Garden Games uses wood wherever possible in its designs and limits the use of manmade materials in the products.
Timber is subject to natural movement and weathering during the seasons. Small splits may appear from drying and warping, this is when the timber is allowed to dry too rapidly. More common in round section timber, Garden Games has minimised the likelihood of cracks by machining the timber into rectangular sections where applicable
The splits are a natural occurrence and will likely reduce when the humidity rises. They will not weaken the structural integrity of the equipment and as a natural occurrence cracks are not considered a fault.
Most playhouses can be constructed in around 30 minutes to one hour. All holes are pre-drilled for easy assembly. The instructions are included in the kits and will detail exactly what tools you will need for specific products. Generally it will be useful to have a 13mm/17mm socket spanner, cordless drill, Phillips screwdriver, spirit level and tape measure.