Materials Specification


Laminated Timber Poles

Timber Poles 01All high quality, round timber poles on Playdale equipment are produced from extremely slow grown pine from totally sustainable, managed forests with FSC or PEFC accreditation. Laminated timber vastly reduces the natural effect of fibre separation that causes splits in the poles – giving high strength, highly engineered timber poles. Laminated timber (Glulam) sections are produced according to EN386:2001. Extremely smooth, high quality machined finish in 140mm, 130mm, 120mm, 112mm, 100mm, 88mm and 70mm diameters. The glued joint is even stronger than the timber itself. Strict quality control ensures consistency through continual tests during the production process. All protruding edges are finished with a machined radius to give a smooth and splinter free finish in accordance with EN 1176. Following the final stage of machining, all timber poles are pressure treated in accordance with EN 351-1 and EN 335-2 with Chronium and Arsenic free preservative in accordance with the latest EU directive.Covered by a 20 year guarantee against structural failure due to rot or infestation when above ground level (i.e. all horizontals and vertical timbers used in conjunction with Playdale’s steel ground fixing brackets).
Covered by 15 year guarantee against structural failure due to rot or infestation when timbers in the ground.


Steel Ground Fixings

steel ground fixingsManufactured from steel sections and plate produced to the relevant European standards. Hot dip galvanised in accordance with ISO 1461.
Covered by a 20 year guarantee against structural failure.

 

 

 


Structural Stainless Steel

climbing wall-py-park-wetpour-01All structural stainless steel frames constructed from pipe and box section with 3mm wall thickness, 304 grade stainless steel.
Covered by 25 year guarantee against failure.

 

 

 


Sawn Timber

sawn timberSawn timber is from high quality European Redwood giving a good, smooth, splinter free finish. All sawn timber used is from totally sustainable managed forests with FSC or PEFC accreditation. Many of our sawn timber components are manufactured  from specially designed profiles of timber i.e. treads, floor trims and barrier infills. Following the final stage of machining, all sawn timbers are pressure treated in accordance with EN 351-1 and EN 335-2 with Chronium and Arsenic free preservative in accordance with latest EU directive.
Covered by a 15 year guarantee against structural failure due to rot or infestation.

 


Galvanised Steel Frames

steel frames 1Steel frames are from strong corrosion resistant galvanised steel for floors and brackets.
Covered by 15 year guarantee against structural failure.

 

 

 


Painted Stainless Steelwork

painted stainless steelworkPrimed with an etching primer and then sprayed with 2 coats of polyurethane paint.
Covered by 5 year guarantee.

 

 

 


Painted Steelwork

painted steelworkShot blasted in-house to ensure greater quality control and then primed with a corrosion inhibiting zinc based epoxy primer. The components are then sprayed with two coats of specially formulated twin pack polyurethane paint to give a tough, durable finish. All paints are lead free in accordance with the Toy Directive EN 71.
Our spray finish is covered by a surface corrosion guarantee of 5 years.

 


Platforms and Floors

CGL FloorsPlatforms and floors on towers, playhouses and rotating units are made from 13mm thick Compact Grade Laminate with a textured grip pattern. This material is extremely tough, vandal resistant, wear resistant, chemical resistant, fire resistant and will not rust.
Covered by a 5 year guarantee.

 

 


Coloured Panels, Play Panels and Roofs

coloured panels 1Coloured Panels are produced from 12mm thick Compact Grade Laminate. This material is extremely tough, vandal resistant, wear resistant, chemical resistant, UV protected, fire resistant and will not rust.

Covered by a 5 year guarantee.

 

 


Stainless Steel Slides & Tunnels

SLIDESConstructed from 2mm stainless steel sheet on standard chute slides and 1.5mm on Tube Slides & Tunnels. Continuous welds on all seams. All slides fully comply with EN 1176-3.

Covered by a 10 year guarantee.

 

 


Plastic Slides & Tunnels

IMG_1213-207Constructed from Polyethylene moulded sections with bolted joints.

Covered by a 5 year guarantee.

 

 

 


Rope Nets, Rope Ladders, Suspension Bridges and Pull-up Ropes

nets rope etcManufactured from vandal resistant steel core rope. End terminals are hydraulically pressed steel or aluminium ferrules with stainless steel (A2) bolts. Net joints and rope ladder rungs are from heavy duty custom moulded coloured plastic components. Hydraulically pressed aluminium net joints are used in high strength applications.

Covered by a 2 year guarantee.

 


Chains

CHAINSHigh grade (316L) stainless steel chain manufactured in accordance with ISO 1834. The chain is calibrated to give an internal width of less than 8.6mm to comply with the requirements of EN 1176.

Covered by a 3 year guarantee.

 

 


Swing and Button Seats

swing seats 13Bumper, Cradle & Button seats moulded from high quality rubber encasing inner aluminium / steel frames. Team Swing seat is constructed from moulded Polyethylene with stainless steel outer ring encased with high quality rubber impact trim. All seats are impact tested in full compliance with EN 1176-2.

Covered by a 3 year guarantee.

 


Bearings

Standard Junior and Cradle swing bearings consist of a high wearing, self lubricating oilite bronze bushes and stainless steel machined shackle pin. Team swing bearings consist of self lubricating polymer bushes with stainless steel machined shackle pins. Anti-wrap swing bearings consist of custom design self lubricating Acetal bushes with outer stainless steel strap. Other bearings are high quality sealed bearings.

Covered by a 2 year guarantee.


Bolts

BOLTSBolts are from high corrosion resistant treated, high tensile steel or grade 304 stainless steel. On stainless steel products all bolts are from grade 304 stainless steel. Heavy duty security coach screws are from stainless steel. All nuts are nylock nuts of grade 304 stainless steel.

All structural bolts are covered by a 10 year guarantee against structural failure. All other fixings and bolts are covered by a 5 year guarantee against structural failure.


Plastic Caps

F601B_1Custom made, durable plastic caps cover all standard nuts and bolts throughout the range to give a smooth and tamper resistant fixing point. Made from tough, UV stabalised plastics designed to prevent vandals but allow future maintenance of the equipment. Custom made plastic spacers are used between timber pole joints to give increased support, improved appearance, and remove any risk of children trapping fingers.

Covered by a 5 year guarantee.


Security Fixings

security fixingsMade from stainless steel (grade A2) for strength and corrosion resistance.

Covered by a 10 year guarantee against structural failure.

 

 

 


Plastic Components

F501(P)_1Plastic components are from UV stabilised Nylon, High Density Polyethylene or PVC.

Covered by 5 year guarantee.

 

 


Scramble Net, Rope Climb Ground Anchors and Moulded Seats

Ground Anchor mat spec pic copyMoulded from polyurethane and impact tested in full compliance with EN 1176 and EN 1177.

Covered by 3 year guarantee.

 

 


Suspension Joints

Rosta Suspension UnitConstructed of a painted steel outer and inner section with a high quality natural rubber suspension.

Covered by 2 year guarantee.

 

 


Springs

Ledon SpringManufactured from 18mm or 19mm diameter high quality spring steel. After coiling, the spring is phosphorised and then coated with a tough, durable polyester paint.

Covered by 5 year guarantee.

 

 


Aerial Runway Platform

aerial runway platformTough, fibred synthetic grass is used to give excellent grip and ensure the sand fill is held in place. Shock pads are used beneath the grass to give the required critical fall height for the Aerial Runway ramp in full accordance with EN 1176 and EN 1177.

Covered by a 3 year guarantee.

 


Cross Grips

Cross grips 01Used on some Adventure Trail items, this machined grip pattern gives a slip resistant surface in all conditions.

 

 

 


Product Labels

Prod Tag 2008Stainless Steel or Anodised Aluminium tags with all required information in accordance with EN 1176 are fixed to each piece of equipment before despatch. The product reference and year of supply are type pressed into the surface of each tag to ensure the required information is still in place for years to come.

 

 


Springers Material Specification

All Springers have been independently tested by TUV as proof of compliance to BS EN 1176.

All springers are covered by a 5 year guarantee.

The information and guarantees in this section apply to the Springers on pages 56-61

Springs

Ledon SpringAll springs are manufactured from 18mm diameter high quality spring steel. After coiling, the spring is phosphorised and then coated with a tough, durable polyester paint.

 

 

 


Coloured Body Panels

Ledon Body Panels15mm thick solid coloured polyethylene board. This specially formulated material requires little or no maintenance, can be 100% recycled, is UV stabilised with a 5 year guarantee against fading and is non toxic in accordance with the Toy Directive EN 71.

 

 


Seats

Ledon SeatsAll seats and standing surfaces are manufactured from 15mm polyethylene with a slip resistant 3mm surface.

 

 

 


Steel Brackets

Ledon Steel bracketsPressed steel plates with galvanised finish.

 

 

 

 


Moulded Parts

Ledon Moulded PartsCustom made from tough, durable nylon in a range of colours.

 

 

 

 


Caps

Ledon capsAll nuts and bolts are covered with custom made plastic caps to give a smooth, safe and tamper resistant fixing point.

 

 

 


Bolts

Ledon BoltsAll bolts are stainless steel (grade A2) or corrosion resistant treated steel bolts.

All springers are covered by a 5 year guarantee.

 

 

 


Guarantees

Note 1

All guarantees cover failure arising from material or manufacturing defects. General wear and tear through use, damage caused by vandalism or defects resulting from work carried out by a third party are not covered by our guarantees.

Note 2

Guarantees cover the full cost of the faulty parts. Additional fitting and associated surfacing cost are excluded.

In accordance with our policy of continuous product development we reserve the right to make modification in design and specification.