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BalconyFort Climbing Tower

Approx. W1.5m x D3.5m / W5'6" x D12'

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  • 10 Year guarantee on pressure treated timbers
  • Steering wheel and telescope included
  • FREE ground anchors!
  • EN71 safety tested

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BalconyFort Climbing Tower Overview

Who’s going to be the first to make it to the top of this BalconyFort climbing tower?
Be the first to climb your way to the top with the climbing ladder. Maybe your child is avoiding the crocodiles below or defending their tower, either way you can be sure that this climbing tower will provide endless fun.

Key Features

  • Only 25% deposit required
  • Heavy duty timber, built to last!
  • Designed with the DIYer in mind for quicker install

With all of our climbing frames, we’ve put your child’s safety first our climbing frame range is independently tested to EN71 toy safety standards and UKCA rated. Deliberately compact in its design, this BalconyFort climbing tower is ideal for any garden space and particularly if space is of a premium.

All of our climbing frames are built from high-quality slow-grown Spruce and are pressure treated to protect them against rot and infestation. All of our pressure-treated timbers come with a 10-year guarantee.

Additional Information

To ensure the very best quality, we only use slow-grown White Spruce Timber, which is harvested in cold climates to ensure solid, dense log rings. This gives the wood superior strength and longevity, and also a much more consistent colour than the likes of Pine.

Despite the care we take in selecting the very best Timber available, it’s not like predictable brick or cold steel, this natural material has characteristics and quirks unique to every log.

Because our timber logs once fed water and nutrients back and forth from its roots to its leaves, its very nature is to be porous and swell up when it gets wet. Any wooden product will do this throughout its life, but there are a few things you can do to help limit this movement.

These include:

1. A great design!

  • Don’t worry, we’ve got this one covered. We’re experts when it comes to all things timber, so we have designed our products from the ground up with its natural properties in mind.

2. Water Repellent Treatment.

  • How you customise and decorate your product is up to you, however we would recommend that you use an appropriate water repellent treatment. This really helps minimise the amount of moisture that the timber can absorb. Therefore minimising the risk of any major movement.
  • (Please note: water repellent treatment is not the same as pressure treatment, which protects against rot and insect infestation, and which we guarantee for 10 Years!)
  • On pressure-treated timbers, you may notice some subtle striation marks. These marks sometimes appear during the drying process of timbers. Fear not! In time, the marks will begin to fade as the sun starts to lighten the wood.

Timber with Striation marks

3. Ventilation.

  • Keeping your timber building ventilated is no less important than keeping your house well ventilated. This is especially true if you plan to cover up your floorboards with something (double check with an expert, that the material is suitable to do so), as moisture can become trapped between layers of non-breathable materials and build-up, leading to floors becoming rotten.

4. Regular Seasonal Maintenance.

  • Whether you opt to build your product yourself, don’t be afraid to tighten the odd bolt here and there. Your product is a life improving investment, so it’s only right to give it some love and care from time to time. Make sure that it’s properly treated before the rainy months, and you make adjustments to doors and window frames, when needed.

Natural Timber Properties

After building your timber product, this natural construction will begin to ‘settle’. This means that you will likely see some natural timber imperfections appear. These types of natural imperfections can include:

Cracks

Cracked climbing frame timbers

Splits

Split Timbers

Shakes

Timber Shakes

Warping / Twisting

Expansion and Contraction

Please be aware that, as these are natural timber properties they are not considered as defects under our Terms & Conditions (for more information, check out our Terms and Conditions. However, in most cases, these imperfections will not impact the integrity or function of your timber product, and/or can easily be rectified. For advice on how to rectify these and for more support, please get in touch with our Customer Services Team on [email protected].

Unlike our competitors, we only use high-quality spruce timber on our wooden products rather than cheap pine or mixed timber. Why do we use slow grown spruce rather than the much cheaper knotty pine alternatives?

Spruce is considered more stable as it expands and contracts less than pine. This stability means that the spruce timbers in our garden buildings minimise splits from appearing as the timber changes along with the weather.  We responsibly source all our timber, where it grows slowly in the cold northern regions. We all know the old adage of counting the rings to see how old a tree is, well our timber grows slower and takes longer to get to size meaning it has more rings in it. This means it has a tighter grain, and each ring helps prevent cracks and shakes from appearing in the densely packed timber.

Our wooden garden buildings and climbing frames really are built to last therefore we use only the highest quality, slow-grown spruce.  Spruce is much more resilient to warps and splits compared to its cheaper alternative pine. Being a whitewood, it doesn’t discolour anywhere near as much as pine so it is also much more aesthetically pleasing for a garden structure. Considered more stable, less knotty and resinous than pine, spruce will also produce a lot less sap. It is also less dense meaning it is not as susceptible to mould and rot.

Outdoor Living Slow Grown Spruce

Outdoor Living Slow Grown Spruce II

The safety of your children is of the utmost importance to us, therefore our climbing frames and play systems are put through rigorous independent tests to ensure that they are as safe as possible. We thoroughly check each and every feature to ensure that the climbing frame will not buckle, there is no chance of any little heads or feet becoming trapped and that there’s no snags to rip clothes or catch their skin. Add this to our strong long lasting synthetic ropes, clamp style hooks and rounded safety caps all coming as standard on our play systems and climbing frames.

Our climbing frames are independently tested to comply with EN71 / Toy European Safety Standards. They are also UKCA rated. This testing includes hanging weights culminating in 200kg, 10x the average weight of a six year old, to the swing hooks where they are left for hours. They also add 100kg weights to the platforms to ensure they are strong and sturdy. To make sure your kids don’t catch their clothes or trap their feet when playing, they use gauges and toggles to assess all gaps. We’ve also tested our treated timber to ensure that the chemicals are safe to use on children’s products. Safety really is our top priority. Why would you look anywhere else?

EN71 Safety tested wooden Garden climbing frames EN71 Safety tested wooden Garden climbing frames

All of the timber in this garden building has been responsibly sourced and pressure-treated to ensure it lasts. Pressure treatment forces the wood preservative into the timber rather than simply dip treating (essentially just covering the exterior) like many companies still do.

Unlike some competition, we can offer a genuine 10-year guarantee against wood-eating fungal and insect infestation on pressure-treated timber.

All our Pressure Treated timber is for Use Class 3.

10 Year Guarantee on Pressure Treated Timber

We know that your children will run, jump and climb enthusiastically over the climbing frame which is why you need to ensure your climbing frame is secure. Unlike the flimsy plastic pegs, some other companies offer, we supply you with sturdy 530mm long galvanised metal ground anchors. These anchors feature large metal disks which you bury deep within the ground to stabilise your climbing frame. This means, that unless the ground is overly soft, you won’t have to concrete your climbing frame to the ground.

Unlike many manufacturers, we supply our ground anchors completely free of charge.

metal ground anchor for climbing frames kids safety metal pegs for climbing frames kids safety

We include a pair of handgrips, a steering wheel and a telescope with this climbing frame to let their imagination run wild! Become a champion racing car driver with the fully movable steering wheel, search for the Lost Island of Awesome Treasure as a pirate with the telescope, or why not conquer Mount Olympus by climbing up with the extra handgrips?

Steering wheel, telescope and hand grips included as standard with your climbing frame

Many of our competitors offer slides that are not only made from thin plastic but many of them need to be built, usually arriving in three separate pieces. Our wavy slides are made from a mix of 4mm and 5mm thick plastic to create a strong rigid slide, which arrives to you in one solid piece. This eliminates the fear of a weak joint causing the slide to break while your child plays on it.

Our solid slides also feature deep sides which help to prevent your little ones sliding off of the edge.

Thick slide for climbing frame plastic slide

All our climbing frames come with pre-drilled bolt holes as standard. These are precisely drilled holes to ensure all your bolts will fit in safely and securely. Please note that we do not pre-drill screw holes in the climbing frame, this will be required during the assembly.

pre drilled climbing frame timber pre drilled climbing frame timber

Our climbing stones make scaling our climbing wall easy. The climbing stones are made from professional grade materials rather than cheap plastic as this can crack, become sharp and your children can catch their skin on them. By using the same materials like those used on professional climbing walls, you can be confident that your children will be safe while they play.

professional climbing stones on climbing wall professional climbing stones on climbing wall

There is nothing more annoying than being in the middle of building something and finding that you don’t have the right fixings to continue. We include all of the screws, nails and fixings that you will need to put your garden building together – not many of our competitors are that thoughtful. This eliminates the need to worry about the type of screws or the length of nails you might need to get started – it’ll all be with your delivery.

Fixings Included

As your Climbing Frame is going to be used for years to come, we want to make sure you have a strong structure. We use multiple brace points throughout the climbing frame for added strength. We also prefer to use bolts, rather than screws, at key stress points and even pre-drill these holes to help you get the positioning exactly right and save you time.

heavy duty fully pressure treated climbing frame timber sturdy fully pressure treated climbing frame timber

All the nuts and bolts used in this play system are safely covered up with our plastic caps (supplied as standard). This gives added protection to your child against knocks, bumps and prevents their clothes from catching.

Safety caps for climbing frames

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We offer a genuine 10-year guarantee against rot and insect infestation on all pressure treated timber.

 

No, we do not have any showrooms or display sites. All business is completed online and via our website. If you do have any queries that haven’t been answered with the information provided online, please feel free to call our sales team on 01234 272445.

Often, an additional cost is buried within the price when offering finance, thus making your purchase higher priced. This is the reason we do not offer finance and feel that it would not be beneficial for our customers or us. However, we have come up with an alternative method for you where you can use a 0% interest-free credit card to pay off your purchase. For more information, see this article: Do we offer finance?

We do not currently offer installation. All our garden buildings have been designed on the basis that any competent DIY customer will have no problem installing a product themselves in a short amount of time.

You do not have to be an expert at DIY to build a Dunster House garden building, as we do provide you with comprehensive pictorial instructions. Also, if you prefer video tutorials, we do have a selection of videos on YouTube which will support you in building your product.

We totally understand that DIY is not for everyone and it can be very overwhelming to start building your own garden product. Therefore, you may want to consider getting in touch with a local carpenter or handyman to install it for you.

If you do take on the challenge to put your garden building together, we are always here to help. Do not hesitate to contact us at any stage of putting your product together and we can provide you with all the assistance you may need. Contact our customer service team via email at [email protected].

3 - 14 Years Old

2 Maximum at one time

No, the screw holes are not pre-drilled, only the bolt holes are pre-drilled on our climbing frames. You will be required to drill any holes to fit any of your screws yourself.

Yes, all bolt holes are pre-drilled meaning you just need to slot the bolts in safely and securely as stated in the instructions. Please note that screw holes are not pre-drilled on our climbing frames.

This Climbing Frame has been designed to be placed on flat and level areas, such as grass, rubber mulch or play bark, as we incorporate ground anchors which will need to be dug into the ground to keep the Climbing Frame from rocking during swing use.

All Dunster House Climbing Frames come with ground anchors as standard.

This Climbing Frame is pressure treated so will not need to be painted or treated for up to 10 years. However, you may wish to treat with water repellant for timber maintenance. We do have a selection of paints for you to choose from if you wish to make your climbing frame unique and extra special by adding a splash of colour!

This Climbing Frame is independently tested to comply with the European safety standard EN71 / Toy Safety Regulations and is UKCA rated.

Dunster House commit to continuously improve the sustainability level of our sourcing, by favouring stricter more credible certification and verification standards, and sourcing requirements. We are committed to avoiding sourcing from unknown or unsustainable sources.

Where possible, Dunster House are committed to procuring wood products that have been certified against credible, internationally recognised standards for good forest management, to ensure that material originates from well managed forests.
In line with this, we preference products certified to the standards of FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification).

What about illegal timber?

Dunster House are committed to sourcing only material that is produced, processed and traded according to applicable legislation.

What is your Environmental Responsibility policy?
Dunster House are committed to promoting responsible stewardship of the environment and its natural resources. We are committed to lessening the impact on the environment caused by our own activities, and those of our suppliers.

Do you have a Supply Chain Management policy?
Dunster House will ensure that information about suppliers and material is gathered as part of the RPP. We will ensure regular engagement with our suppliers to ensure compliance with UKTR requirements, working with them to ensure continuous improvements. We will also specify that, wherever possible, that material sourced is covered by FSC and PEFC, to ensure responsible forest management.

Yes, we do! Some postcode restrictions do apply however we are pleased to be able to deliver to many parts of Scotland.

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Balconyfort climbing frame
  • Approx. DIY Assembly Time: 2 Days*
  • Guarantee: 10 Years on Pressure Treated Timber against Rot and Insect Infestation
  • Please Note: All sizes quoted are nominal
  • External Width: 1.67m (5' 5")
  • External Depth: 3.70m (12' 1")
  • Overall Height: 2.84m (9' 3")
  • Platform Width: 1.62m (5' 3")
  • Platform Depth: 0.92m (3' 0")
  • Platform Height from ground: 1.20m (3' 11")
  • Number of Children: 2 Maximum at one time
  • Number of Children on Platform: 2 Maximum at one time
  • Weight of Children: 50kg Maximum
  • Maximum Combined User Weight: 100kg
  • Suitable Age Range: 3 - 14 Years Old
  • Main Timber Uprights: 70mm x 70mm
  • Independently Tested Safety Standard: EN71
  • Safety Ground Anchors: 4 included
  • Safety Ground Anchor Material: Galvanised Steel
  • Safety Ground Anchor Length: 530mm
  • Slide: Suitable for climbing frames with 1.2m high platforms
  • Slide Construction: One Piece durable plastic
  • Climbing Wall: Climbing Ladder
  • Ladder: Included
  • Balcony: Included
  • Telescope: Included
  • Steering Wheel: Included
  • 2 x Handgrips: Included
  • Use: Domestic Only (With Adult Supervision)
  • Screws and Fixings: Included
  • Pictorial Assembly Instructions: Included
  • Important must read!: *This is an approximate time only, based on 2 people. Assembly time may vary depending on season/weather conditions, foundation type, ability of those constructing, etc.
  • All Sizes are Approximate: All wood is strong pre-cut for quick and strong easy construction
  • *Please note material colour may vary
  • Warning: Only for outdoor domestic use
  • Timber: Pressure Treated

Warning:

  • Maximum combined user weight 100kg.
  • Only for outdoor domestic use.
  • Not suitable for children under 36 months. Children under this age may fall off and not be able to sufficiently support themselves.
  • Not suitable for children under 36 months. Small parts.
  • Do not position the play system over concrete, asphalt or any other hard surface or near to any water hazards.
  • It is recommended that you place the play system on a level surface at least 2m from any structure or obstruction such as a fence, garage, house, overhanging branches, laundry lines or electrical wires.
  • Do not overtighten nuts and screws as this may cause them to shear and potentially cause structural failure.
  • Do not modify your play system as this may adversely affect its function and will also void your warranty.
  • Only to be used under adult supervision.

BalconyFort Climbing Tower Ratings

Clive

Glad we chose Dunster

Our fort was delivered on time and everything was there. The instructions were clear and we are very pleased with the finished product.

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Customer

Great quality product

Great quality product! Clear instructions, good quality wood, very pleased with the end product, heavily used now by my 3 year old!

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WILKS

All in all pretty good

All in all pretty good. Happy with the product which was a climbing frame for my grandson. Delivery was on the day but vague with eta which ended up way off. All the timber was cut to size but would have been good for the odd pilot holes to be drilled.. It is a real shame that they dont let you come to view the displays at the Bedford site anymore, which they did in the past. Still my grandson is happy ????

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S

Great service from start to finish. I even sent a DM and it was answered pretty much immediately which was great. My daughter loves her tree house as she calls it. Thank you, will definitely recommend to friends.

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Delivery Information

* Free delivery on orders over £200.

We deliver our products to mainland United Kingdom (England, Wales and most of Scotland). Some exceptions apply; these are illustrated on the map below.

Postcodes affected include:

  • TR
  • TQ6, 7, 8, 9
  • EX19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 38, 39
  • LD
  • PL10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
  • SA
  • KW
  • HS
  • ZE
  • KA27, 28
  • IV1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 63
  • PA20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80
  • PH32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44

Dunster House delivery map

Green – Free Assisted Delivery

Red – We are unable to deliver to these areas.

Purple – For orders to Ireland & Northern Ireland, please visit our Distributor in Ireland here.

Delivery Service

All of our products are delivered using our own fleet of vehicles, not sub-contractors. We have a large number of vehicles dedicated to delivering our quality products so we can guarantee maximum care is taken during the delivery process.

Our deliveries take place Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.

When the delivery vehicle is unloaded, it is important that you check to make sure all of the items and instructions have arrived and are correct. You will also receive a component list to check your items against. If anything is missing or damaged, it is essential that you note this on your paper work when you hand it back to the delivery driver.

Prices for our delivery services can be found on individual products.

Please note that goods will be delivered to the first point of contact at the front of your property e.g. on your driveway. This must be within 20m from the delivery vehicle (Safely Parked at Kerbside). Our team will be responsible for assessing the risk of carrying out delivery upon arrival at the property.

Should you require further information on our assisted delivery services, please click here to read our Terms and Conditions, alternatively you can contact a member of our Sales Team.

See the locations we deliver from.

Q: Where can I find more information?

A: If you have any questions regarding your delivery, you can telephone our Dispatch Team. Contact details for the Dispatch Team of your nearest branch can be found on your order confirmation. If you need to track your delivery or access your manuals in advance of your delivery, you can visit the Customer Log-In Area of our website /customer-login-area

Thank you for taking the time to read about our terms and advice during this period. We hope you can enjoy your Dunster House garden product for many years to come.

Why Buy From Us?

Buy with confidence! Established for over 30 years, you can rest assured of our knowledge and experience as industry leaders.

On pressure treated timbers*. We don’t dip-treat our timber unlike some competitors. Dip treatment isn’t as effective at protecting against rot and infestation!

All products are uniquely designed and of high quality with many industry leading features you will struggle to find anywhere else!

A UK company and family run business. Our products are designed  and distributed from our 11 UK distribution centres.

Many have bought from us over the last 30+ years due to our superior specification and the fact that our products are designed with the DIY market in mind.

Free delivery on most products*. Delivered to you by our own fleet of vehicles and dedicated drivers.

Inspiration/Customer Stories

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BalconyFort Climbing Tower

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