Why wood is the best material for children’s playgrounds

and why you should buy your playground timber from Stamco
Although there are alternative materials that can be used for playground equipment such as plastic and metal, we consider wood is by far the best material. Steel playgrounds are durable but are subject to rust and even contact burns whereas plastic can have sharp edges and are often the most expensive option.
Wooden is a natural product and looks more attractive than metal or plastic and fits into natural surroundings. Wood will compliment stones, sand and wood chip trails. Although wood needs maintenance, fixing a broken section often means replacing just a single board or post.

Why use Stamco Timber for playgrounds?

We have many years of experience in supplying the right timber solutions for children’s playgrounds. You can choose from a competitive range of both solid and laminated playground specification timber, available either clean or green treated to your requirements.
Our solid four corner eased redwood stocks are offered, ex stock in either 5th, sawfalling or unsorted qualities. Solid sections are available as detailed in the table below. As these are produced in redwood, we have the capacity to tanlith E treat these products, onsite to UC4, UC3 or UC4, depending on your playground specification.
All our laminated redwood sections are available in four corner eased and are FSC or PEFC certified. They are clear of defects and large knots - with no splits or shakes which can turn into finger traps for children over time - and therefore conform to playground specification.

PAR Four Corners Eased Redwood

Nominal Thickness Nominal Width
38mm 50mm 75mm 100mm 150mm 225mm
25mm *
38mm * *
50mm *
75mm * *
100mm
=  Available ex stock
* =  Available to order

PAR Laminated Finger Jointed PU Glued Redwood

Finished Size Thickness Finished Size Width
95mm 116mm 219mm
34mm
45mm
70mm
95mm
116mm
=  Available ex stock

Stamco Timber

Highfield Drive,
St Leonards on Sea,
East Sussex
TN38 9TG

Tel: 01424 856856
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Mon – Fri:  8am – 5.30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

Stamco Timber

Highfield Drive,
St Leonards on Sea,
East Sussex
TN38 9TG
Mon – Fri: 8am – 5.30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

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