Before starting to build the climbing frame or module, please take out the instructions manual from the box and read the information on safety, and check that all the items are present.
It is also recommended to lay out the packs received and keep the piles as they are to make it easy to see the letters on the timber (see point 14)
1. We would recommend a couple of "Quick Grip clamps" to help you build your climbing frame as these can hold the boards/beams in place as you fit them and means you can do much of the build on your own. 2 x 12" clamps, very useful!! If not, have a helpful pair of hands to build it with you.
2. An electric drill as well as a battery powered drill. The electric drill will have more power than a battery powered drill to drive in the large construction bolts. Use the battery drill for driving the screws.
3. A saw, although we cut the timber to length according to the cutting list there will be one or two bits that need cutting during the build process.
4. When building, if on a slightly uneven site construct the tower first and then position and level by removing the soil from under the boards, until the frame is level. This saves in a lot of work trying to get the whole site completely level.
5. If you are putting down a play surface, place the membrane down first then the frame and finally the safer surface. If you drop things into the surface while building the frame they can be a nightmare to find.
6. If building the frame on grass, mow the grass short before you build on it as again it can be a nightmare to find things in long grass if you drop them.
7. Concreting the ground anchors into the ground: We recommend using Post Fix or Postcrete, found in any building yard or DIY store. Once you make the hole about 1 spade deep and wide, pour water in, and then add 1/4 of the Post Fix bag in each hole. It doesn't require mixing, it is instant. That should be it!!
8. If you are building towers with modules, always read the module instructions before building the tower, to see how the module connect to that particular tower. This will save you time as you might not need to build the tower completely. THIS IS A MODULAR SYSTEM. When ordering combinations of towers and modules, you won't receive instructions on how to fit that exact combination. You will need to read the tower and modules instructions and combine them as explained in each set of instructions. It is always handy to have a photo or a plan of your final combination.
9. Make sure you have the correct amount of space and that you build the towers in the final location as they will become heavy and difficult to move.
10. Do not over tighten the fixings.
11.To increase the critical fall height of the grass, you can use our Rubber Grass mats.
12. We know it might be difficult, but try to keep children away from the area you are building the climbing frame, it will speed up the process a lot!
These Tips are speaking from experience and we hope you enjoy building your Climbing Frame and your children get years of fun from them!
13. We recommend to use a ready mix to concrete the ground anchors into the ground. There are several on the market: Postmix, Postcrete, Postfix, and can be purchased at any DIY stores. Please see below a rough guide.
14- We send out the timber in packs. We pack the timber with the same lengths together and we mark the top piece of timber, not all of them. When building separate towers, please be careful with the letters on the pieces as they might belong to other towers/modules. We try to mark them with the initials of each tower, but it is recommended that you check the dimensions on the cutting list provided at the beginning of the instructions manual.
15- If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us while building the play equipment.