Structures that offer shade are growing in their popularity.
They have become an essential piece of playground equipment this summer during the incredibly hot weather. There are many different options available for shading playgrounds, picnic areas and outdoor learning spaces.
As carers for children it is our responsibility to limit their UV exposure. Some exposure is needed, but over exposure can be very dangerous. Shade structures, such as those available from us, offer huge protection against over exposure. This allows children to enjoy their outside playing space without being in the direct sun.
Direct sun exposure can be corrosive to your playground equipment. This can be seen in fading and breaking down of plastic equipment and wooden parts. Providing shade over such equipment will elongate its lifespan. Therefore, your play equipment will last longer and look much better.
If there are metal elements on your playground, they are likely to get incredibly hot during the heat. Direct sun can make metal too hot to touch. This means the possibility that children could suffer harm or injury. Having shade over your outdoor playground equipment will prevent metal parts from overheating.
Consideration of the sun is important. However, it is also vital to consider the opposite end of the spectrum. If a shade is installed over your playground, this space can still be used during times of rain and hail. This allows full use of the equipment and safe for all seasons.
These images show a couple of playground shading projects that we have completed recently. These schools felt it absolutely necessary to install sun canopies for their play areas. This meant that the children could make full use of the spaces during the heat.
Furthermore, it offered peace of mind that their children were safe during time of play. Call today to enquire on 0800 975 5648.
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"It was a delight to have the very professional ' Playground Company' design and complete a truly wonderful trim trail for Lower Peover Primary School. The children absolutely love using the new equipment. I recommend the company unreservedly to anyone who requires a new play area."
"Great product, installed by really friendly and helpful installers who ensured that the site was left clean and tidy. The office staff were exceptionally helpful from start to finish. We have used The Playground Company a number of times now, and would have no hesitation in using them again in the future."
"This is the first time we used 'The Playground Company' after they had been recommended to us. The process of ordering and installation went very smoothly from start to finish. We were kept fully informed all the way through with the progress of our order right up until our installation. The installers fitted the equipment well, first time and consulted me fully when the equipment did not quite fit as originally planned. We were also very impressed with the quality of equipment. We will gladly recommend "The Playground Company" to other schools."
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"The Playground Company have carried out some fantastic new developments for us over the last few years. Great service from quotation through to installation and the after service is second to none. We would always use and recommend The Playground Company to anyone who is looking to develop their outdoor spaces."
"As nursery manager, I was more than impressed with the quality of service provided by The Playground Company. Nothing was too much to ask and after the job was finished, the work was completely checked and phone calls were always made to ensure we were happy with everything. I couldn't recommend a better childrens outdoor play company."