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Who are Caledonia Play?

We are a family run business, based in central Scotland, with a background in the timber industry that stretches back 35 years. We have been designing, building and installing quality play equipment for over 15 years.

Committed to safety

As members of RoSPA we take playground safety seriously. However, we also believe it is important for children to experience challenges and evaluate risk. We are continually encouraged by the movement toward risk benefit assessment and will ensure we balance the benefits of risk when creating or developing a playground or outdoor classroom. All our equipment is designed and manufactured to meet (and often exceed) the requirements of European Safety Standard EN 1176. Where appropriate, equipment is independently tested and carries TUV certification for compliance with EN 1176 and EN 1177.

Outdoor play experts

We have an in-depth knowledge of how children play which we combine with our experience in the sector ensuring we advise and inform with confidence.

Scottish manufacturing and International outlook

Working from our base in Scotland we have a team that designs, manufactures and installs nationwide and internationally. Our logistics department is able to ensure a fast and efficient means of delivering products.

Experienced in working with educational and commercial organisations

As a company that started out building domestic play equipment, we have expanded our range of products in new and innovative ways. We have supplied play equipment to over 1000 educational establishments making us one of the leading timber outdoor play equipment specialists in Scotland. We have a thorough understanding of the procedures required to install play equipment for this sector and work alongside the various organisations to make it all happen smoothly. We have also supplied equipment for over 500 public parks, hotel grounds and pub gardens, caravan parks and camp sites, leisure facilities, tourist destinations and self catering accommodation.

Flexible in our approach

We prefer working with timber however we understand that, on occasion, metal products are more suited to the brief. We therefore also supply a range of metal playpark equipment which is as vandal proof as possible ensuring the best solution for the situation.

We care about the environment

We only use timbers from sustainably managed sources and all products carry FSC or PEFC Chain of Custody Certification. Timber is a renewable resource, recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable.

Accredited playground inspectors

We have registered and certificated RPII inspectors as part of our team who are able to carry out maintenance checks if required.

Experienced installation engineers

We have our own team of Installation Engineers with up-to-date training in the requirements of EN 1176 who also ensure bespoke designs meet all the regulatory standards. All installations are carried out in accordance with Association of Playground Industries (API) guidelines. We will leave the site clean and tidy and at school installations take into account the safety of children in the area during the school day.

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Basket Swing Swing Frames Tower Units Towers - Bespoke Installations Flying Fox and Seesaw Agility Equipment - Log Maze Stacks Agility Trails Agility Trail Components Educational and Imaginative Play Park Furniture, Seating and Bins Robinia Play Equipment Natural Play MagPost Shelters and Communal Areas Ball and Wheel Items Metal Playpark Equipment Fencing Surfacing Information

The beauty and benefits of using timber Timber is a natural material made from many different species with a variety of qualities, durability, strength and flexibility. These qualities can be affected by the way the timber is sawn and processed, handled and stored. In short, wood is not timber. At Caledonia Play we use our experience and knowledge of timber to ensure that the products we design and manufacture are aesthetically pleasing and well constructed. All the timbers that we use are sourced specifically for the individual qualities of each species ensuring our products require minimal future maintenance and management. Our objective is to build our products not only for strength and durability but also to retain the natural beauty of the timber, making the play equipment more attractive and tactile. To extend the life and durability of the timber and to reduce the possibility of rot, timbers which are positioned in the ground are fitted with galvanised metal extension feet. These hold the timber

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clear of the ground eliminating the effect of ground moisture. On larger sections of timber, a heat sealed bitumen sleeve is applied before concreting into position. Douglas fir, an orange/red wood, is strong and durable without any chemical treatment. Machine rounded Norway spruce is supplied by our partners’ production line in Central Europe and is slow grown and dense. Machine rounded timber is approximately 50% stronger than square sawn timber. Redwood machine rounded poles are quarter sawn to limit splitting of timber. Sawn and dressed timbers are pressure treated and stress graded to C24. Robinia timber retains the natural shape and taper of the tree, so forming a more natural structure.

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Swings Swings have stood the test of time for many decades both in play value and durability and we recognise that even though playground equipment is continually changing with time - some traditional items such as swings are still firm favourites with children of all ages. Swings are also frequently used in therapy by many cultures around the world.

Basket Swing Basket Swing

CP-BS Size: 3.5 x 2.4 x 2.3m Safety Area 3.5 x 8.0m The heavy duty basket is constructed of a galvanised steel ring and herculean net rope and the supporting timber frame is reinforced with large washer plates. The standard basket diameter is 1.2m however optional sizes of 0.9m, 1.5m and different mesh sizes are available. Safety chains are fitted as standard. The Basket Swing has been designed to take several young children, or a couple of adults, and is ideally suited for children and adults with special needs. It is also popular with parents of smaller children as they can accompany them on the swing. The Basket Swing encourages social and interactive play.

Junior Basket Swing

CP-JBS Size: 2.0 x 1.0 x 2.2m Safety Area 2.0 x 6.0m

The Junior Basket Swing has been specifically designed for smaller children to enjoy with the basket set lower to the ground allowing them to climb on and off without any assistance. The basket is suspended on stainless steel chains that are supported by universal swing points fitted into angled support timbers. The frame is constructed of two large quarter sawn timbers that are set into the ground with concrete to ensure they are secure. The simple design also looks good particularly in woodland or rural settings.

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Swing Frames The range of Caledonia Play timber swing frames are available in two different heights - Junior and Standard. Each can be supplied as a single or double bay frame.

Each of the swing frames can have either flat swing seats or cradle swing seats fitted, which are supported with stainless steel chains and swing points.

All the frames are constructed with quarter sawn machine rounded timber that have a sanded finish and are secured with stainless steel fittings limiting rust and corrosion. The timber legs are fitted with hot dipped galvanized metal extensions preventing ground moisture affecting the timbers.

These frames are ideal for public or commercial organisations such as camp sites, caravan parks, hotel grounds and diversifying farm parks as the timber frame is durable and robust but in keeping with the rural setting. (Sizes shown are L x W x H )

Midi Single Junior Swing Frame with flat seat

Standard Double Swing Frame with toddler cradle swing seats

Midi Single Junior Swing Frame

Standard Single Swing Frame

Midi Double Junior Swing Frame

Standard Double Swing Frame

K-13S MIDI Size: 2.5 x 1.9 x 2.1m Safety Area 2.5 x 7.0m

K-13D MIDI Size: 3.5 x 1.9 x 2.1m Safety Area 3.5 x 7.0m

K-13S Size: 2.5 x 2.3 x 2.5m Safety Area 2.5 x 8.0m

K-13D Size: 4.0 x 2.3 x 2.5m Safety Area 4.0 x 8.0m

Swing Seats The swing seats are independently certificated to EN 1176 for public play use and can be fitted on any of the swing frames.

Flat Swing Seat

The flat swing seat is made of rubber and is reinforced with an aluminium plate. The toddler cradle swing seat provides plenty of support to make the child feel secure as it swings.

Toddler Cradle Swing Seat

The inclusive swing seat has a five point harness.

Inclusive Swing Seat

RT-FSS

RT-CSS

CP-ISS

Hammock Swing The Hammock Swing offers an unusual group swing and is constructed with herculean rope woven into a net. It is suspended between hardwood stretchers and is supported at either end by individual machine rounded poles that are angled to provide better support.

Hammock Swing

CP-HS Size: 4.0 x 1.2 x 1.4m

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Tower Units The range of Caledonia Play activity towers are constructed in 2 standard sizes. The Junior Tower Range units are 0.9 x 0.9m square with a deck height of 0.9m and the Standard Tower Range units are 1.2 x 1.2m square with a deck height of 1.5m. Both of the activity tower ranges are designed to be modular allowing the towers to be configured in any design layout with a mix of access points and interconnecting bridges. This allows the tower combinations to be designed specifically for clients to suit the space available and users’ needs incorporating the required activity elements and connecting bridges. All the towers are constructed with materials that are durable and robust ensuring that they need minimal future maintenance, while still retaining the natural beauty of the timber and integrating well into rural settings. The timbers are Ÿ sawn machine rounded poles with a sanded finish and pressure treated. All timber legs are fitted with hot dipped galvanised metal extension legs to prevent ground moisture affecting them. All fixing bolts are stainless steel limiting any rust and corrosion. All metalwork is galvanised prior to applying electro powder-coated paint as a finish. As standard the towers are fitted with a moulded fibre glass slide. A stainless steel slide can be supplied on request.

Junior Single A standard single tower unit with roof has a climbing ramp, robust 6-step access and a 2.5m straight slide. Towers can accommodate children with different abilities by carefully considering the location of the access and exit points. This ensures that children who might require a little extra support from parents

and carers are still able to access at least one of the towers and exit it comfortably. Size Safety area Max. fall height Age group

3.2 x 2.4 x 2.7m 6.7 x 5.4m 0.95m 3-8 6.7m 6700

5383

5.4m

Junior Single Tower Unit (L-shaped) K-7 MIDI

Plan of typical tower with safety area dimensions

The junior single tower unit has been created to suit the size and ability of very young children. It has been scaled down to ensure that they are able to manage it all safely. The tower can be designed in any configuration accommodating different access points and the space available on the site.

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Tower Units Junior Double The junior double tower is of similar construction to the junior single tower with the slide, access steps and ramp all designed with the smaller child in mind. The double tower has a connecting bridge made of rope with connectors and end fixings all made to the highest specifications to ensure durability and safety. A variety of optional access points, bridges and exit points are available as required. Pictures of these can be seen on the following pages. Our sales staff will be happy to advise on the best combination for your play area. The junior range of towers is specifically designed for younger children age range 3 to 8 years and for smaller spaces.

Junior Double Tower Unit

Size Safety area Max. fall height Age group

K-7 MIDI-2

The standard design has a double tower unit with V bridge, solid steps, climbing ramp, 2.5m slide and climbing wall however there are many configurations possible.

3.6 x 2.7 x 2.7m 6.6 x 6.2m 0.95m 3-8

6.2m

6170

6.6m

Plan of typical tower with safety area dimensions

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Tower Units Standard Single

Standard Single Tower K-71

A typical single tower has a slide, steps, ramp, cargo net and bench seat however any configuration can be created as required. Constructed from robust treated timbers with stainless steel fixings the tower unit is based on a tower 1.2 x 1.2m square with a platform height of 1.5m. The ends of the legs are protected with stainless steel coverings to ensure durability preventing timber

rot. The large 3.0m slide is made from strong UV protected fibre glass that will not fade easily in the sun. The cargo net constructed from timber and rope with stainless steel fixings offers an additional more challenging access point. Size Safety area Max. fall height Age group

5.9 x 1.2 x 3.3m 9.4 x 5.6m 1.47m 5 - 14

9.4m 9388

5607

5.6m

Plan of typical tower with safety area dimensions

Access Points

Climbing Ramp

Vertical Ladder

K-123

K-134

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Vertical Climbing Wall with Cut Holes K-133

Vertical Climbing Wall with Rock Grips K-140

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Tower Units Standard Double

Standard Double Tower K-72

Typical double towers have a selection of connecting bridges, climbing elements, base dens, balustrades and timber roofs. Configurations can be designed to suit the available space and activities required. All our access and exit points fit our standard towers. Further example of a double tower can be seen on p 37. Size Safety area Max. fall height Age group

Designed to suit children aged 5 to 14, our double towers offer more scope than the single tower where there is a little more space available. Constructed from robust treated timbers with stainless steel fixings the tower units are based on two 1.24 x 1.24m square towers with a platform height of 1.5m and comes with a large UV protected fibre glass slide as standard. The ends of the legs are protected with stainless steel coverings to ensure durability and to prevent timber rot.

7.2 x 3.0 x 3.4m 10.7 x 5.7m 1.47m 5 - 14

10.7m

10730

5968

5.7m

Plan of typical tower with safety area dimensions

Bridges

Solid Steps

Open Cargo Net

Wobble Stairs

Half Barrel Bridge

K-135

K-124

K-136

K-139

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Tower Units Standard Triple

Standard Triple Tower K-73

Designed to suit children ages 5 to 14, the triple tower is available in a variety of configurations to suit and can be in-line or L-shaped whichever makes the best use of the space allocated.

Size Safety area Max. fall height Age group

7.2 x 6.2 x 3.4m 10.7 x 9.2m 1.47m 5 - 14

9208

10.7m 10730

9.2m

We offer a flexible approach to allowing clients to choose their own configurations of tower units, bridges, access and exit points. However we can also supply any of the towers exactly as pictured in this brochure or on our website.

Plan of typical tower with safety area dimensions

Wobble Suspension Bridge K-137

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Arch Bridge K-118

Supported Suspension Bridge K-138

Barrel Tunnel Bridge K-117

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Tower Units Standard Quadruple and Multi

Standard Quadruple Tower K-74

Four tower combination - this unit is often supplied as a quadrant and can be created with a variety of access points, exit points and bridges as required. The standard bridge size is 1.5m long. Units with more than 4 towers can be supplied as required. Size Safety area Max. fall height Age group

11.4 x 5.3 x 3.4m 11.9 x 8.3m 1.47m 5 - 14

Hexagonal Tower

8300

K-84 A multi functional tower with a variety of access points and an extremely fun spiral slide. 8.3m

1500 11.9m

Plan of typical tower with safety area dimensions

Exit Points

V Shaped Rope Bridge

Stainless Steel Slide

Size Safety area (m) Max. fall height Age group

4.7 x 2.4 x 3.3m 8.8 x 6.2m 2.1m 8 - 14

K-23

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Bespoke Installations We work carefully with our clients to create bespoke play areas starting with site visits, leading on to preliminary sketches, then proposal plans, through to the manufacture and installation of the products. Additional play features such as scramble nets, rope bridges and stainless steel ladders can be added at the design stage. We select suitable mature trees and features in the landscape to incorporate in the design and where possible, design with recycling and re-using in mind. Large tower structures often form the basis on which to build the play area by combining a varied selection of access points, exit points and bridges. The bespoke structure developed will inevitably enhance the site and be a long-term asset. We have created bespoke units for farm shops, zoos, activity centres and historic houses. On occasion we have been asked to create wet weather alternative indoor play areas and our towers have worked well in large sheds and barns.

Gorgie City Farm -Edinburgh Proposed Bespoke Play Area front elevation

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Bespoke Installations Designed to stimulate physical development in a fun yet challenging way - these bespoke towers are perfect for encouraging imaginative and active play. The high and low level units require minimal supervision and improve co-ordination, strength, stamina and agility in all levels of ability. Group play is also encouraged with different areas creating a variety of zones to enhance role play and stimulate social interaction.

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Flying Fox and Seesaw

Flying Foxes are dynamic and fun play items and are great for large open play areas. Our flying foxes are available in a range of lengths from 20 to 40m. We build a starting ramp for level sites and a compression spring system at the finish to ensure a safe, controlled ride to the end. Constructed from timber, these units blend well into the rural environment and we can work with specific trees if required. If there is space - put two together for that competitive edge.

One of the oldest traditional play park products is the seesaw. Our seesaws have durable rubber seats and stainless steel grip handles limiting future maintenance. Can be supplied as a 2 or 4 person unit.

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Flying Fox System K-18 Sizes vary

2 or 4 Person Seesaw K-65-2 K-65-4 Size: 4.0 (L) x 0.4m (W) Safety Area: 7.0 x 3.5m

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Agility Equipment - Log Maze Stacks Crisscrossing timbers and ropes on these climbers encourage children to climb through, over and under. A range of configurations offer different degrees of challenge and the combination of timber logs and angled beams create a challenging and fun piece of play equipment. These units help to build social skills, along with physical, creative and interactive play. In particular, they improve the child’s spatial awareness and develop gross motor skills. We supply a range of sizes and configurations - the smaller units are more compact so will fit where space is restricted. They have a basic construction with net and high level wires for support. The larger models include rock climbing wall units, outlook towers and slides. With no start and no finish and no set direction these units offer great play value. We can provide a log maze stack to suit your budget and play space.

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Agility Trails An agility trail is a combination of smaller play elements designed to encourage children to climb over, under and through at their own pace and in line with their own ability level. These can be created to suit the space available whether in a woodland setting or a school playground. The agility trails encourage school children to be active at playtime and can increase footfall to commercial and tourist destinations such as farm shops and caravan parks.

Stepping Logs and Balance Beam combination as part of a large agility trail.

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Our agility trail elements are designed to create circuits and courses of all sizes and challenges. Create your own configuration using different elements, but we have found, through experience, that a mixture of balancing, climbing and traversing will result in a more exciting trail. We create scale drawings of all our agility trails specifically to fit your proposed area to make sure we make best use of the available space.

Many combinations and variations are possible - children being children will use the equipment in their own unique way. Our list of trim trail components is ever growing - a small sample is shown in this brochure - see our website for the complete range. We suggest laying mats, if on grass, at key footfall points to reduce ground erosion, and are happy to advise on this.

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Agility Trail Components Stepping and Balance Consider the age group of the children intending to use it. Younger children may prefer more play orientated activities at lower levels rather than the sporty elements requiring strength and coordination. These items will help to develop the child’s gross motor skills and spatial awareness. Careful consideration of the space between items ensures a flow as children progress along the trail.

Stepping Log Columns

Climbing Hold Stilts

Striding Stilts

Stepping logs are ideal for improving coordination and balance for younger children. They can be used for sitting on outside and are often placed at the start and finish of an activity trail.

A variation on the traversing wall, these climbing hold stilts are popular with children of all ages and abilities and are well suited to play areas where space is limited.

Vertical timber logs with two smaller stepping logs beside each one. Positioned in a line a stretch apart to encourage balancing and traversing skills.

CP-SS

CP-CHS

CP-TS

Static Balance Beam

Traversing Wall with Posts

Our balance beam is ideal for encouraging children to develop their balance, traversing and coordination skills. Children use their concentration and perseverance as they traverse along the beam. Also useful for linking several activity trail items together or use several balance beams to make zig zag configurations. Provided in different lengths.

Hand-eye co-ordination, agility and overall balance come into play with this popular piece of equipment. Suitable for individuals or groups of climbers working together to help each other. The risk of injury is low making the product suitable for more nervous children. Also available mounted onto an existing wall. Sizes vary according to individual requirements.

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CP-SBB

CP-TVW


Agility Trail Components Traversing Units

Hanging Ropes Traverse

Rolling Log

Traversing Net

Suspended upper and lower wires develop upper body strength and balancing skills.

A low level rolling log between two upright timbers with high rope handrail.

Sturdy net suspended between two upright timbers.

Floating Steps

Hanging Log Traverse

Monkey Ladder Rings

A series of small suspended blocks of timber on a low chain system.

Four short sections of logs suspended to create a traverse of medium challenge.

A series of high quality stainless steel rings suspended from a solid timber structure. Excellent for developing upper body strength. Suitable for older children and adults.

CP-HRT

CP-FTS

CP-RL

CP-TN

CP-HLS

CP-MBR

Agility Cube CP-BOX

By combining elements of our traversing units we can create a cube that will fit into a smaller area if required.

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Agility Trail Components Bridge Units A stand-alone unit that can also be combined with other elements to form a trim trail - the Timber Clatter Bridge allows children to experiment with balance and enjoy the fun element of walking along unsteady surfaces.

Horizontal Ladder

Timber Clatter Bridge

K-131

CP-TCB

Rising timber ladder - a popular choice in agility trails.

Wobble Board

V Rope Bridge

Horizontal Net

Wobble Step Bridge

A solid timber plank suspended from four posts.

Two timber structures with a rope bridge in between.

Large scramble net suspended between two poles.

A bridge with suspended round timber slats.

Somersault Bars

Parallel Bars

Low Up and Over

Combining finished stainless steel bars with timber. The bars are staggered at three different heights making them suitable for children of all ages.

Two finished stainless steel parallel bars mounted on four vertical timber supports. Excellent for developing upper body strength.

A timber ramp and rope combined with a mini scramble net. Constructed from high quality timber and steel cored multi-strand nylon ropes for durability.

CP-WB

CP-BRB

CP-HNS

K-113

Standalone Units

K-45 Safety Area 3.0 x 5.0m

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K-4 Safety Area 4.5 x 4.0m

CP-SFN Safety Area 4.5 x 4.0m

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Educational and Imaginative Play Children need to play. Imaginative and physical play is significant for their development, health and wellness. When engaged in imaginative play a child has control over what happens, what is used and what the outcome may be. Pretend and imaginative play is done knowingly and intentionally and allows a child to practise decision-making skills without judgement or assessment. Playing is deliberate and pretending and imagining is a mental state that allows children to explore, expand and question. Where more than one child is involved, imaginative play encourages social communication.

Imaginative Play Zone By combining various interesting elements we can help create an exciting outdoor play area to extend their imaginary worlds.

Tree Deck / Observation Tower Children enjoy going up to a higher level and seeing the world they inhabit from a new perspective. We can create a deck or observation tower around an existing tree, or on its own, in a place with an interesting outlook. Various optional access and exit points can be added - the steps, climbing ramp and the slide combination shown is a popular configuration with children of all ages.

Carved Animals and Birds Carved wooden sculptures add an identity and fun to any public area, either as single units, or as part of a sculpture trail. This makes it a more memorable experience particularly for younger children. We supply bespoke sculptures to suit your theme or organisation. These distinctive outdoor sculptures are carved from wood containing naturally protective resins which have incredibly durable properties and so will last for many years. The sculptures are also coated in a UV light resistant waterproof protective resin.

From top: Imaginative play zone fro nursery play area, tree deck, sculptures: bear, duck, sea monster and robin.

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Educational and Imaginative Play These products are suitable for schools and nurseries to encourage outdoor play or for hotels and guest houses to add an interesting outside play element to the recreational space.

Imaginative Den

Boat

Tractor

K-77C Size: 1.2 x 0.6 x 1.0m

Trailer for Tractor

CP-BT

This product has an unusual shape with no prescribed use thus stimulating imaginative role play. The robust timber structure is constructed from pressure treated and waxed timber and has no trap points.

The timber cruiser pictured is one of a selection of boats which is equally popular with younger children for role play as with older children as a gathering place. Minimal maintenance is required and it does not need to be fixed to the ground as it is extremely heavy. Our timber boats are constructed in our workshop and delivered in one piece.

The tractor is a popular product for younger age groups and is particularly suitable for diversifying farms.

The trailer can be added on to the tractor to enhance the play value allowing more children to participate at the same time. Place a bale of hay on the trailer or let the children sit on it. This product is particularly popular with little toddlers who love tractors and farms.

Log Train Engine

Wagon Carriage

Seat Carriage

Log Carriage

The log train is a favourite product with younger age groups and as a suggestion can be placed beside outdoor eating areas so that children can play as parents enjoy some refreshments. Add a selection of carriages as required.

The wagon carriage is fun for children as they can load it up with whatever they choose. It is also large enough for them to sit in and enjoy the ride.

The seat carriage can seat 2 children at a time facing each other encouraging imaginative play and social interaction.

The log carriage is a firm favourite for children to climb onto and also ride on. This product is available in different lengths.

CP-TID Size: 2.5 x 2.2m

K-77 Size: 1.2 x 0.6 x 0.7m

K-77W Size: 1.2 x 0.6 x 0.5m

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K-77S

CP-TRL

K-77L

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Park Furniture, Seating and Bins

8 Seater Circular Picnic Table

Rustic Log Bench

Sleeper Bench

Sleeper Bench Maze

Throne Planter

Mushroom Set

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CP-PB Robust, solid and heavy - this product is made from pine and is underscored to prevent cupping. Also available with back rests.

CP-SB This solid handcrafted sleeper bench is pressure treated and can be supplied in different lengths.

CP-THP Seating and planter combination - ideal for sensory gardens or as a focal point. Can be made to any shape and size.

CP-RLB This unique and individual bench is cut from a single Douglas Fir log and has a sanded finish.

CP-SBM By combining several Sleeper Benches it is possible to create a bespoke seating and play area.

CP-MS Individually hand carved timber mushroom stools and table create a unique and imaginative seating area.


Park Furniture, Seating and Bins

Timber Clad Waste Bin K-70B Attractive and robust design.

Timber Park Bench

K-20 Simple and comfortable.

Hexagonal Tree Bench

K-108 Timber circular tree bench set.

Timber and Metal Bench K-103 Elegantly designed benches.

A selection of the products we can supply and install is shown. Contact the office or see the website for more product information.

Bespoke Planters

Bespoke Planter with Wheelchair Access

These bespoke planters can be used to create lovely willow archways for children to walk under and enjoy.

Nice and simple design that encourages gardening for all.

Sleeper Seating Area Outdoor timber seating with planters constructed from heart sawn sleepers. These units are bespoke and designed to suit individual sizes and requirements with options to incorporate benches, planters, blackboards and shade canopies.

Perfect for: School playgrounds as outdoor classrooms Village parks as picnic areas Outdoor centres as teaching areas Nurseries as sensory gardens Camp sites as a meeting and BBQ place Hotel grounds for quiet outdoor areas Sleeper Seating Areas CP-BSC

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Robinia Play Equipment Robinia Towers, Tree Decks and Play Houses

What is Robinia? Robinia is a hard wood, with a greater density than oak, and therefore requires no pressure treatment making it ideal for producing playground equipment. Robinia wood offers the following additional benefits: Natural shape The timber retains the natural shape of the tree, so it blends well with the natural environment.

Unique Every piece of equipment created from Robinia wood is individual.

Vandal-proof The dense nature of the wood makes it difficult to cut or burn.

Not chemically treated This makes it suitable for sites with a high water table as the timber contains no preservative chemicals.

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Robinia Play Equipment Robinia towers offer a combination of beauty and longevity each one being completely unique. A selection of standard of towers are available from single and double towers to units that also incorporate swing extensions. Children love to climb and naturally enjoy being up high in order to see things from a different perspective. Tree decks are an excellent way for them to gain height safely and in different ways. Tree decks can be placed in or amongst trees for maximum effect. Opposite page: Robinia towers with stainless steel slide and fibreglass slides, robinia play house, robinia balustrade.

Robinia timber can be also used to create an impressive range of bespoke play towers. Due to the nature of Robinia timbers being irregular, skilled craftmanship is required. We have created several play areas incorporating bespoke towers using Robinia timbers. Please take a look at our website for further examples of these projects.

This page: View from tree deck, bespoke tower configurations, robinia den.

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The selection of swings frames are individually made and come in a variety of different sizes to suit. All the frames are able to be fitted with flat seats or cradle seats which are supported by stainless steel chains. See the website for more products we offer. This page: Seesaw, balance beams in zigzag formation, hammock swing, double bay swing with flat seats. Opposite page: Hexagonal climbing frame, climbing stilts, basket swing, triple swing frame with flat seats, hammock swing.

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Natural Play Natural Play We design and create environments that allow children to learn through their own experience, interacting and experimenting with natural elements. We aim to encourage children to explore and connect with the natural world and use their imagination to invent new experiences. No two natural elements are alike and natural outdoor spaces will change and vary according to the weather.

What we can do for you By using various elements we are able to create landscapes rich in form, texture and colour. Our objective is to discover and utilise natural pieces that already exist on site and give them a new purpose.

Water Cascade

Bespoke Sandpit We can help you create a large bespoke sandpit within the play area. In a commercial setting large areas of sand play allow younger children to potter while the older children are physically more active.

The water cascade is designed with a pulley and pump system feeding a set of trays, pipes, steps and buckets. It encourages team work and cooperative play, allowing children to learn through experience. This product can be designed to suit individual spaces.

Natural Logs Rustic Log Seating Large log stumps placed in a circle or any other formation. Can be supplied singly or as many as required.

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By using large tree logs to create unique climbing features, different elements can be added to enhance the activities and experience.

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MagPost The MagPost is a scientific quality 5x magnifying glass mounted on a hardwood post. It allows children to explore the natural world by examining objects in detail. Designed to be a permanent outdoor fixture, it will withstand all weathers and is a popular product to give as a prize to a school or organisation. Children will enjoy collecting creepy crawlies and natural objects and taking a closer look at them under this chunky, durable magnifying post. The MagPost is able to turn any outdoor area into a learning zone.

The MagPost will: Encourage observational skills Inspire curiosity Allow free time exploration Promote self study Encourage active exploration Allow areas of study set by child interest Be suitable for individual investigations MagPost 0.5m CP-MP08

MagPost 0.8m CP-MP13

Portable MagPost CP-MP03

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Shelters and Communal Areas Gazebos Timber gazebos are a visually appealing addition to any outdoor space. They offer a private and secluded place which is sheltered from the rain but still completely outside. Available in different sizes as required. See website for more details. The large hexagonal and octagonal park gazebos are suitable as outdoor classrooms with benches allowing for group activity. The small square gazebo is ideal as an outdoor meeting point for having lunch or playing games. Add planters to create an attractive combined seating and growing area.

Hexagonal Gazebo Shelter

Square Gazebo Shelter

K-3 Size 3.5x 3.0 x 3.2m

K-1 Size 1.8 x 1.8 x 2.9m

Large hexagonal gazebo with timber sides, an open doorway and bench seats on five sides.

Square gazebo shelter suitable for smaller spaces. Contains two bench seats facing each other.

Hobbit House

Hobbit House CP-HHK

The hobbit house is a unique space and a firm favourite with nursery children either at a school nursery or in day care. These outdoor shelters are also popular with camp sites to use for glamping or as barbecue shelters. In a school setting they are outdoor classrooms that allow children to be outside all year round regardless of the weather.

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Ball and Wheel Items Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) Multi use games areas are a versatile way of generating the most play value out of one space. By creating goal ends for many sports in one place, and by marking the ground accordingly, children are able to play any game they choose or as part of an organised sports class if at school. All the products listed in this section are available in a variety of sizes, colours and configurations. Other products not listed here can be sourced, delivered and installed as required.

Goal & Basketball Hoop

Fun Ball Multi Shoot

Bicycle Stand

Bicycle Shelter

Two items combined. Constructed from galvanised steel.

Popular product with people of all ages and abilities. Throw the ball in the top and see where it comes out. A fun alternative to basketball.

Easy-to-use robust and simple bicycle stand to encourage bike use.

This unit provides a strong framework to keep bicycles secure as well as keeping them protected from the elements.

Table Tennis

Skate Park Ramps

In-line Skate Ramp Table Tennis Unit The table tennis unit is constructed with a table top made of reinforced plexi-glass and metal net. Plexi-glass is weatherproof and has a smooth finish.

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In-line skating is a hugely popular sport across the globe. A large selection of In-line skate ramps are available to suit public play parks, camp sites and community play areas.

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Metal Playpark Equipment Caledonia Play is aware that timber as a material does not suit all environments or customer requirements. To supply this expanding customer base, we have a range of metal products that maintain the robust and durable standards set within our timber range.

Swings Inclusive Swing Frame This product is designed to enable wheelchair users to safely enjoy the freedom of swinging without having to leave their wheelchair. The platform is easily accessed facilitating integrated and independent play. Constructed from powder coated galvanised stainless steel.

Double Bay Swings

T Shaped Swing

Strong and robust - this double bay swing set will last many years and is vandal proof. It can be supplied with flat seats or cradle seats supported with stainless steel chains.

This unique style of swing is made from durable galvanised steel, has two sets of swing points and can take a variety of swing seat attachments.

Springers The springer basket offers an alternative fun element to the playground. Springer units are a firm favourite in any playground and are available with a single or double panel. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Take a look at our website for more ideas or get in touch and we will help you find the best springer design for your area.

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Springer Basket CP-BSB Size: 1.2m diameter

Springer Unit Bee

Springer Unit Car

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Metal Playpark Equipment Metal Activity Towers

Low maintenance and highly durable, metal activity towers and swings are suitable particularly for urban playgrounds, where they are more prone to vandalism. Constructed primarily from maintenance-free powder coated galvanised steel - various colour choices available.

Climbers, Rotary and Trampolines

Rope Net Pyramid

Cone Climber

Roundabout

Rotary Spider

These products are robust and sturdy enough to accommodate a large group of children playing at once. The Rope Net Pyramid and Cone Climbers use steel cored multi strand nylon ropes that are designed specifically for the playground and leisure environment. Our Roundabout is set into the ground and is fully accessible for wheelchair users. The Rotary Spider develops upper body strength and is available in different sizes and configurations. Our trampolines are designed to be sunk into the ground for easy access and are available in different sizes.

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Fencing and Gates At Caledonia Play we understand that every site is different. We can offer fencing and gating solutions to meet the individual requirements of specific sites. Here are a few examples of the styles we can provide utilising a variety of timber types or metal.

Half-round Palisade

Post and Rail

Waney Edge Fence

Constructed from half-round timbers these fences blend particularly well with our range of timber play equipment.

Suitable for larger areas and rural settings to mark boundaries - simple but effective design.

The irregular nature of the boards create an attractive and robust fence. Constructed using robinia timber.

Timber Gate

Bow Top Metal Fencing

Pedestrian Gate

The robust and attractive timber gate can be supplied in a broad range of sizes or be custom made. Supplied with Douglas Fir posts which are dressed and finished as required. Suits rural environments and enhances a natural area.

The bow top metal fencing has been designed to meet the requirements of BS EN 1176 Playground Equipment Specification with gaps not exceeding 89mm and free from any neck entrapments.

The hydraulic self-closing gate is manufactured to comply with BS EN 1176 for playground equipment, making it free from finger traps, crush points and shear actions that could cause injury. The gate is impossible to slam shut and will not bounce back when pushed hard. Available in two heights: 1.0 or 1.2m high

The polyester powder coating is available in a range of colours.

Standard colour is yellow but other colours are available.

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Surfacing There is no legal requirement for protective surfacing to be provided on children’s playgrounds. It is, however, recommended by safety organisations such as RoSPA, BSI, NPFA and CAPT.

We can advise the best surfacing based on the play equipment, location, safety regulations and personal preference of our clients in order to comply with European Safety Standards EN 1176 and EN 1177.

It is not necessary to provide a protective surfacing immediately for older equipment but it is recommended to have a planned programme of improvement as part of a Play Policy.

The Department of the Environment, Department of Culture, Media and Sport and The Health and Safety Executive also all highly recommend it.

Surfacing is available in a variety of different forms from natural grass and loose fill wood chippings to rubber wetpour.

All new equipment should be provided with an appropriate surface. However equipment less than 600mm high does not need an impact absorbing surface.

Grass Safety Mats

Woodchip / Bark

Bonded Mulch

Particularly attractive in woodland play areas - the natural properties of bark blend well with our timber play products.

Durable and long lasting - these little granules can make attractive pathways through grass.

Wetpour

Markings

Artificial Grass

Often favoured by school nurseries and council-run play areas, rubber wetpour offers a colourful safety play surface while reducing the chance of injury should children fall. Available in many colours.

Enhance the play value of safety surfacing by adding shapes and elements to spark the imagination.

A super-tough surface that will withstand everything children and pets can throw at it, and provides a safe surface that is comfortable to sit, lie or play on.

CP-PSM Size 1.5 x 1.0m To prevent ground erosion and to provide an impact absorbing surface with a 2.5m critical fall height (CFH) simply lay our grass safety mats. The grass will grow through and can be cut in the normal way.

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Information Surfacing

Children may fall from even the safest piece of equipment when playing in any play area. The purpose of safety surfacing is to cushion the impact and reduce the severity of an injury resulting from an accidental fall. We offer a range of playground safety surfacing to suit your particular site, including grass safety mats, rubber wetpour, synthetic grass and various types of loose fill. All our products meet the requirements of EN 1176 and EN 1177 for public use play areas.

Areas/Space

We will work with you to ensure you make the most of your outdoor space by creating plans and drawings which show the products in the space available.

Environmental Policy

Alongside our belief that every child has a right to play, we are committed to doing our part to ensure the future of our planet. We only use timbers from sustainably managed sources and many products carry FSC or PEFC Chain of Custody Certification. Timber is a renewable resource, recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable.

Safety

As members of RoSPA we take playground safety seriously. However, we also believe it is important for children to experience challenges and evaluate risk. We are encouraged by the movement toward risk benefit assessment and will take into account the principles, ensuring a balance when creating or developing a playground. All our equipment is designed and manufactured to meet (and often exceed) the requirements of European Safety Standard EN 1176. Where appropriate equipment is independently tested and carries TUV certification for compliance with EN 1176 and EN 1177.

Installation

We have our own team of installation engineers all of whom are Disclosure checked and have up-to-date training in the requirements of EN 1176. All installations are carried out in accordance with Association of Playground Industries (API) guidelines. We will leave the site clean and tidy and take into account the safety of children during the school day.

Metal Work: footings / hand rails We use galvanised or powder coated stainless steel.

Spare parts

Spare parts are available on request. Please contact the office on 01577 840570 or email us on logistics@caledoniaplay.com for more information.

Warranty

All our timbers carry a seven year warranty against rot. Metal products are either galvanised or powder coated stainless steel and carry a one year warranty. Our steel cored multi strand nylon ropes are specifically designed for the playground and leisure environment and carry a one year warranty. Normal wear and tear applies - acts of vandalism and accidental damage are excluded from our warranty.

Postsaver Sleeves and Metal Feet

Timber posts have a tendency to rot at the point where they enter the ground – the ground line section. This is now preventable by fitting a postsaver sleeve to the vulnerable part. This will keep the causes of ground rot out and the preservative in, ensuring that the new piece of equipment will last for many years. Metal feet can also be attached to ensure the timber is preserved and to prevent against vandalism to some degree. We use postsaver sleeves or metal feet as standard on all the products that are sunk into the ground.

Postsaver sleeve

Metal feet

Ropes and Nets

We use steel cored multi strand nylon ropes designed specifically for the playground and leisure environment.

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DISCLAIMER: Please note that the information contained herein is believed to be correct but is not guaranteed. This brochure is a guide only and does not constitute an offer or contract. While we take care to ensure the product descriptions, drawings, photographs, information and prices are accurate we do not accept liability for any inaccuracies, errors or omissions.


Experts in timber Committed to safety Knowledgeable in outdoor play Scottish manufacturer with an international outlook Experienced in working with educational and commercial organisations Committed to quality and the environment Accredited playground inspectors Skilled installation engineers Experienced at bespoke work and custom design

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