Who we are

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 large growth since its inception in 2000. Here we started life in a garage with one man designing, making and building everything almost single-handedly.

Hand Made Places Building

The Present Day

We’re proud to say we’ve maintained our ethos throughout our growth over the years; we work hard to uphold a friendly, personal service providing high-quality products.

Today, the Hand Made Places home is a 30,000 sq ft building that contains our workshop and offices. This is where our carpenters and design experts combine traditional techniques with a modern approach.

Having firmly established ourselves as a trusted supplier to the education sector, we’ve since also completed many projects for town & parish councils, national attractions & parks, and various other sites.

We’re Part of Broxap

Hand Made Places is a division of Broxap Ltd which specialises in manufacturing high-quality playground equipment manufactured from FSC timber.

Being a division of Broxap enables us to provide a one-stop solution for street furniture, shelters and sports equipment in addition to our playground equipment.

Our Products

Our talented designers have developed a vast range of products which offer valuable learning opportunities and exceptional play value. They are constantly seeking out ideas which captivate children’s imaginations and nurture their social and physical development.

Furthermore, we offer a product design service; many of our products actually began life as a bespoke item. Sometimes an idea may come from a teacher’s creative vision or even a child’s ‘dream playground’ project.

Our Experts

The process starts with you; why not browse our recent projects, or view our product range and build a quote bag? Then, as soon as you contact one of our friendly experts, your playground project begins.

Our team of consultants are on hand to offer inspiration and free advice whilst we work together on your new venture. We encourage you to make the most of this service by booking a free site visit. Furthermore, we use installation teams with hundreds of years of cumulative experience.

However, the expert knowledge at Hand Made Places isn’t limited to the people you’ll meet along your ‘hand made’ journey. Every step of the design and creation process is led by exceptional professionals. That’s why our clients know that the playground equipment we produce is guaranteed to be long-lasting and safe.

You can view all of our accreditations here. This includes our membership of both the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Association of Play Industries (API).