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Design & Build

Playground Design

LockWood Landscapes offer free design & integrated project management for all its playground design and build School & Nursery projects.

From the initial design and quotation through to build, your project is managed by one contact – reducing the stress for you; the client.

We offer complete tailor-made, bespoke designed playgrounds. Our designs take your specification and ideas into account and then we will develop and incorporate the many elements and different types of outdoor activity be it; play, education, thinking or quiet areas, storage, gardening and wildlife.

Successful play spaces.

  • Are designed for their site
  • Are well-located
  • Make use of natural elements
  • Provide a wide of play opportunities
  • Are accessible to both disabled and none- disabled children
  • Meet community needs
  • Can be used flexibly
  • Build in opportunities to experience risk and challenge
  • Are sustainable appropriately maintained
  • Allow for change and evolution

Playground Consultation

There are a number of key points to consider when planning a design for a playground which is why we provide a free consultation service. One of our friendly and experienced playground project managers will visit your setting to discuss your requirements and offer expert advice and opinion to support your project, requirements and budget.

The consultation will also provide us with an opportunity to analyse your proposed area, measuring the space available and advising on the best solutions to get the most out of your outdoor area. We will discuss any ideas you have and advise on the best solutions to meet your budget, educational requirements and space.

The initial site visit will include:

  • Consultation with all relevant parties to ascertain requirements and initial discussion of options
  • Measuring up and taking images
  • General survey of site and site logistics

Playground Design

Following the Play Ground Consultation, our Project Manager will begin working on your playground design, interpreting your ideas and using our expertise in play to design your fabulous new play scheme.

The completed design and proposal will be sent to you along with a detailed, itemised quotation. It is essential to us that you are completely satisfied with our input at this point and are happy to discuss any further questions you may have.

The proposal will include:

  • Design of the overall site and individual item drawings
  • Detailed costing
  • Schedule of Works
  • Health & Safety compliance
  • Terms and conditions (including guarantees, terms of payment & contracts)

Playground Installation

Our team of expert installers, (employed directly by us) are used to working in busy, live school environments. We do not use Sub Contractors unlike many Play Equipment companies and our competitors. We take the design and transform it to reality. A weekly progress meeting is normally carried out with you; the client, to ensure we are exceeding your expectations at every stage. The Install Team are approachable on a daily basis and normally forge close relationships with you and other parties involved. This connectivity ensures communication is proactive and regular so if an issue does arrive like a delivery being late, everyone is aware.

Our Operations Team in the office deal with the logistics of how we build the job and always plan ahead to ensure we cause as little disruption as possible.

Deliveries are normally accepted outside of School time or during an agreed, convenient window when Children are not present.

All our installations are carried out to meet the European Standards EN 1176 Play Equipment and EN 1177 Playground Surfacing.

Post Installation

We carry out independent post installation reports through the Play Inspection Company to audit our work and show complete transparency. The report is then forwarded to you to use in your risk assessments.