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Supporting Architects and Housing Developers with Outdoor Play Areas

Steve DanbyBlog posted on 13th September 2017 by Steve Danby

When planning any housing development, serious thought should be given to green space and outdoor facilities for the surrounding community.

At Playscheme, as well as schools, educational environments and visitor attractions, we also regularly design, create and install custom made play spaces for housing estates and residential developments.

Products and services tailored to suit your needs

We offer both a supply only service and a full installation and maintenance service. Whether it’s a one off piece of play equipment or a brand new state of the art play space that will sit at the heart of your community development, Playscheme can deliver the service and product to suit your needs.

Our product catalogue covers a range of equipment, seating and designs, all of which are available to download as 3D models in a variety of file formats such as DWG, DXF and 3DS. This will help you save valuable time and resources during the planning stage of your development.

Don’t see a product that matches what you require? Maybe you’re looking for a tailored play area or themed outdoor experience? If so, get in touch with our team. As a leading bespoke timber play equipment provider, we love a design challenge and we're pretty sure we've got what it takes to turn any design idea into reality. Go on, test us!

Kids Play Hobbit House from Walkway

Inspection and maintenance

Our knowledge and experience ensure your play area passes independent inspection reports without problems, allowing for quick and carefree completion.

In addition, our team of RPII qualified operational inspectors also provide an inspection and maintenance service to inspect other suppliers’ play equipment. We can source any replacement parts as necessary and also make recommendations on ageing equipment and safety surfacing.

Steve Inspecting 5

An experienced and trusted supplier

With over 20 years knowledge and experience in the play industry, we understand what it takes to design and deliver a first class play scheme that’s at the heart of housing developments.

Based in York and delivering nationwide, we offer free consultations, advice and quotes, along with extremely competitive pricing. Get in touch to begin designing your new play space!

Softening urban areas and complimenting rural settings

Our play areas can improve housing developments aesthetically and help make surrounding areas more pleasing on the eye. Allowing open space for green areas and play schemes can help add colour and break up urban developments such as residential blocks, flats and attached housing.

Similarly, a new play space can compliment rural settings, in particular timber products that add natural looking equipment to a previously unused open space. Through our range of fencing, seating and planting, we can ensure your play space is in keeping with its wider environment.


At the heart of communities

As part of an attractive family housing development, a secure play area and safe open space is an essential factor for many potential home owners. Many families don’t just want a home, they want an environment where their children can learn, develop and remain healthy - this stretches way beyond the four walls of their home. Such play spaces offer a much safer alternative to traditional street play, as well as helping to prevent associated anti-social behaviour.

For brand new developments, the play area might be the only public space or play area nearby. This makes it crucial as a meeting point and social space for all residents of the development, both young and old.

Often, these spaces will form part of a larger landscaped green area. In this case, the play area can be situated on the fringe of a development next to other potential natural play areas such as grass and trees. Alternatively, a play area can be positioned in a central location with leading pathways and fencing. This positioning may allow for houses to look on to the area, further reinstating the central feel, while also again helping to prevent anti-social behaviour.


Helping develop children of varying ages and abilities

We have a range of products to suit varying levels of abilities and ages. From junior swings to towers, adventure trails and multi-sport goals, there’s something for every child within our product catalogue.

Commonly, a number of different equipment can be found within one play space, further providing the opportunity for multiple age groups and abilities to stay active, build team work and boost social skills. Outdoor play is seen as key to a child’s development and learning, with valuable benefits including the development of physical, emotional and cognitive skills. 


We truly are your 'one-stop-shop' for all your outdoor equipment needs. We have a wealth of experience working with architects and housing developers, ensuring play areas are created, designed and delivered to meet your specific needs.

If you're looking for a play space to sit at the heart of your housing development, look no further than Playscheme. Get in touch today for advice and a free, no obligation quote. We'd love to be involved with your project!

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