the dbd design process

Understanding your needs

The best place to start is with a meeting where we focus on your outcomes and educational needs. It is essential that we understand your goals for the redesigned area - is this increased physical activity or the creation of an outside space for learning and development?

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Design

Following the meeting, our design team will set to work. Guided by your outcomes and our Play Values, they will create a playground design to meet your specific developmental needs and budget. The design proposal will include a full cost breakdown and 3D design visualisation.
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Materials

The environment and the sustainability of our products and materials are an important part of our design process. You can read our Environmental Policy here. In recent years, we have made a commitment to reduce the amount of highly processed plastics in our product design and to source more natural alternatives. Our timber is FSC certified Radiata from managed forests in Scotland.
environmental policy
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Consultation

This is your playground, so consultation is key. We will listen to you and your pupils and transform your ideas into reality. We may need to have more than one meeting and you may want to make changes or tweaks to the design - this isn’t a problem. The most important thing is that the playground we design and build is exactly what you need and supports your school and the curriculum.
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Manufacture

Once an order is placed our Operations Department take over to ensure that everything we need to build your playground is manufactured and in stock. We have a team of in house product designers and carpenters who are constantly designing and building new items of playground equipment.
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Installation

It is important to us that we only use our own, trusted installation teams. This way, we can ensure that whoever is building your playground is properly qualified, DBS checked and understands how to work safely within a school/nursery environment.
Our installation team leaders have been building playgrounds for nearly 20 years and they love it. As a result, they are fountains of knowledge when it comes to safe playground construction.
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Care

Following your playground installation, you will receive a Care Guide with maintenance checks and advice to help to keep your new playground in tip top condition. However, we are always at the end of the phone should you have any questions or concerns.
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Guarantees

We hope that you will have many years of enjoyment from our playground equipment, and for peace of mind we have detailed below our guarantees in the downloadbable document below, which cover failure arising from material or manufacturing defects.
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