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Choosing the right play system
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At Dunster House we appreciate that buying a play system is a sizable investment. That's why it's important for you to have all the information you need when choosing the right play system. 


So here are a few simple tips to bear in mind:


Make sure your garden measures up

Properly measure the space in your garden that you intend to fit the play system in - it's better than making a rough guess. You can then use the specifications of each of our frames to check which ones will fit. These can be found on the individual products.


We recommend keeping the frame at least 2 meters away from any solid structure, object or water feature. This is to ensure your children stay safe and get the most out of your play system, with plenty of room for 'swinging' space and enough area around the frame to run about and play.


Choose the right size frame


dunster house climbing frame in the garden

On our website, we divide our play systems by suitability for different aged children - 3-10 years and 3-14 years. The bigger or older children are, the more robust and challenging the play systems need to be. As we have lots of different size frames, there's bound to be one to fit your garden.


Our play systems are only suitable for use by children over 36 months, however you can purchase the optional babyseat which can be used for children between 18 months and 36 months.



Ensure there's a level playing field


metal ground anchors

We recommend that our play equipment is placed on a level surface. This doesn't mean your garden has to be completely flat - a few bumps and lumps or a slight slope will be OK, as long as the play system is level. To make sure all our play systems are super stable we also include ground anchors, where necessary, which you should use. These incorporate solid metal discs which are dug into the ground and can be concreted if required. These will stabilise the climbing frames in use. Some other companies sell plastic ground pegs, which are much less effective.


Make sure there's a soft landing

Our frames are designed to be placed on grass, not concrete, asphalt or any other hard surface. However, other possible options you could use are rubber mulch or play bark.


Play safely

Our unique designs are made for residential use, not commercial. All of our different systems are thoroughly tested to pass stringent, European safety standards. The testing on each play system is based on a maximum number of children at any one time and a maximum weight for each child of 50kg - see individual frames for details.


Please remember, if you modify your play system in any way it may adversely affect its tested functionality and safety. It will also void your guarantee.

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