Who we are

Based in Bordon on the edge of the South Downs National Park in the heart of Hampshire, Hand Made Places has seen a large growth since its inception in 2000 where it started life in a garage with one man designing, making and building everything almost single handedly.

Today, the Hand Made Places home is now a 30,000 sq ft building that contains our traditional yet modern workshop and offices. Having firmly established ourselves as a trusted supplier to schools, nurseries and children’s centres all over the UK, we have also worked on many projects for town and parish councils, national attractions and parks and more.

HMP Building

Hand Made Places is a division of Broxap Ltd which specialise in manufacturing high quality playground equipment manufactured from FSC timber. Being a division of Broxap enables us to provide a one-stop solution for not only playground equipment, but also street furnitureshelters and sports equipment.

At Hand Made Places we have maintained our ethos throughout our growth, for friendly, personal service and high quality products. Our range has developed over the years. Many of our products began life as a bespoke item. Sometimes an idea may come from a teacher’s sketch; their vision of their desired playground, or a drawing that a child may have done as part of a dream playground project. Whatever the inspiration, our talented designers can develop playgrounds which offer both learning and play value.

If you do not have any ideas, do not worry – we are here to help you design a playground to suit your requirements. Our team of consultants are on hand to offer inspiration and free advice while planning your outdoor development. You can book a free site visit online or contact one of our friendly team and begin your playground project.