It is now more important than ever to buy local products made from local materials. Timber Creations uses recycled Australian timber to create stunning natural playspaces that are equipped for the Australian climate. Take a look at what can be done with this fantastic material.
Timber is an incredible medium for playground equipment. Aside from the aesthetic and tactile advantages, the timber used by Andrew Smith Timber Creations is hard-wearing, long-lasting and resistant to fire and pests.
The majority of play equipment in Australia comes from overseas, with many timber products being imported from cold-climate timbers that are ill-adapted to the Australian environment. This gives timber playgrounds a bad name, as they crack and deteriorate quickly in the Australian sun. But Australian timber from Timber Creations is grown in the sun and will outlast other playground materials!
A common misconception is that timbers in general do not last as long as plastic and metal play equipment. All playground materials do eventually break down, and while plastic will split and metal will rust, creating laceration risks, timber will deteriorate softly and gradually, meaning the equipment is still safe to use while repairs are organised. With an annual checkup, timber play equipment is extremely long-lasting.
A recent study comparing different elements of parks and playgrounds, their ongoing costs of servicing and maintenance, and their durability, found that play equipment made from Australian timbers outperformed all other play equipment for ongoing costs and longevity.
While timber needs servicing annually for best results, this annual service keeps it going for at least 10 years, without ever having to shut the playground down. Metal and plastic may not need servicing for the first few years, but once servicing is needed the whole playground is often required to close and costs of repairs can be huge. Timber Creations’ Nature Play offers an annual maintenance service to make sure your playground is never out of action!
Timber is the most cost-effective and environmentally-responsible material. Timber Creations uses sustainably sourced and recycled Australian timbers, rescued and collected to give playgrounds in Australia the absolute best.
Contact Timber Creations via the links below to get started on creating your natural, Australian timber playspace.