Studies have shown that exposure to nature for children leads to an increase in health and wellbeing. Check out this stunning video from Timber Creations that shows how their rescued timber structures create natural playspaces that feed the imagination.
An Australian owned company, Andrew Smith Timber Creations is a nationwide expert in nature play, using local timber to create unique shapes that replicate natural environments.
So why nature and timber? Multiple studies demonstrate that exposure to natural elements for young people leads to an increase in attention span and focus, reduced stress levels, and increased physical and emotional wellbeing. Timber Creations’ playgrounds are designed with unique and natural shapes that help with problem solving and creativity. The uneven textures develop fine and major motor skills as children are encouraged to adapt to different surfaces.
Natural timber also provides a sense of adventure and mystery with lots of nooks and crannies that kids can explore. Conventional plastic and steel playgrounds provide smooth, perfect surfaces that can stunt children’s physical growth and adapting abilities.
"Environmental responsibly and climate change are some of the most important issues of our time,” says Andrew Smith, founder and CEO of Timber Creations. “Creating timber playgrounds not only holds the potential for a positive environmental message but will also contribute to positive environmental outcomes. Using timber is energy efficient, with handmade pieces not requiring a large energy load, trees reduce carbon dioxide and timber products store the carbon for life. Timber is also renewable, providing further carbon storage, oxygen generation and habitats for animals.”
Timber Creations offers a complete service from concept to creation. The team inspects your site and considers existing elements and the site’s natural surrounds to factor into the planning and design phase. They then work with you to design a truly unique natural playspace from trees.
“We create the play equipment in our factory and it is delivered and installed by our team of experts,” says Andrew Smith. “Our play structures are highly durable, come with a warranty and, most importantly, are engineered for safety with all designs pre-certified.
Timber Creations would love to help you create a truly unique and iconic playspace. Contact the team via the links to the left or on 02 4372 1170.