Our climbing frames are made with non-toxic pressure treated timber. This has passed testing to EN71 part 8 which is a test for toxic substances, should a child try to chew the toy.
A climbing frame is an outdoor product meaning it will constantly be exposed to the elements. This is why the wood needs to be treated, to ensure it will last and remain safe for your children to enjoy for years. There are different levels of treatment, including painting, staining and dip treating, which only coat the exterior surface. At Dunster House, we use an intensive process called 'pressure treating'. This method gives high levels of protection, durability and low maintenance, because it forces preservative deep into the timber as moisture is removed. Pressure treating ensures that the wood is fully protected against rot and insect infestation, and comes with a genuine 10 year guarantee.
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