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Maintaining Pressure Treated Climbing Frames

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Maintaining Pressure Treated Climbing Frames

 

 

If required you can download a copy of the instruction manual using the following link:

https://dunsterhouse.co.uk/customer-login-area/log-in

 

Maintenance is very important in order to keep your climbing frame safe, in good condition and prolong its life. We recommend that it is carried out seasonally. In this guide we will cover:

 

Removing mould / mildew

 

If there is mould on the timber it will need to be cleaned with a mild bleach solution or mould cleaner to kill the spores. Mildew can be dealt with using a mild detergent and warm water.

 

Treating the timber

 

Although your climbing frame has been pressure treated, we still recommend treating it periodically with a suitable water repellent treatment to minimise, but not completely remove the possibility of twisting, warping, cracking or other physical deformation caused by changing moisture content. We use Sovereign Clear Water Repellent Wood Treatment on our display models as this creates a barrier which repels water but still allows the wood to breathe. You should make sure that the timber is free from debris and surface moisture and that the treatment is applied as per the manufacturer's guidelines.

 

Base inspection

 

Check the ground is in good condition and that it has not subsided at all, check the levels to make sure that there are no problems. An un-level base will cause issues with the product and may make it unsafe. No timbers should be submerged in the ground as this will void the guarantee. You should keep the area weed free and any grass short so that timbers can dry out after any periods of wet weather.

 

Timber inspection

 

Check that all fixings are tightened and in good condition, replace any that have broken or sheared. Inspect the condition of the timbers and ensure that there are no broken parts, paying particular attention to structural components. Cracks and splits are normal and will be more evident in warm and dry weather, further cracks can be prevented by treating the timber as described above.

 

Guarantees

 

Please see the link below for details of our ten-year guarantee against fungal decay and insect infestation in pressure treated timbers, as well as corrosion in hot-dipped galvanised steel:

https://dunsterhouse.co.uk/guarantees

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