Hand Made Places: playground equipment made in the UK

Hand Made Places: playground equipment made in the UK
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Hand Made Places: playground equipment made in the UK

With more than 20 years of manufacturing experience, Hand Made Places is one of the UK’s leading playground equipment companies.
We celebrate the best of British craftmanship, transforming outdoor spaces into places of adventure, discovery and fun.
And because we make and distribute equipment from our base in North Staffordshire, we can tailor products to the needs of our clients without compromising on quality or safety.

Our purpose-built timber workshop

Hand Made Places workshop in North StaffordshireHand Made Places workshop in North Staffordshire

In 2020 we relocated all production from Hampshire to a new purpose built timber workshop at Broxap’s main factory in Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme.
The move cemented our place as part of the growing Broxap group of companies and brought operations across the businesses all under one roof.
The workshop has access to state-of-the-art five axis CNC machining, enabling us to build with precision and overcome the most complex technical challenges.
Our team of machinists and CNC operators work alongside our carpenters, woodworkers and joiners to ensure all of our products are manufactured to the highest standards.
We’ve taken on new apprentice woodworkers too, developing essential skills among a fresh generation of school leavers, and we are recruiting experienced craftspeople as well.

The playground equipment manufacturing process

Using laminated timber we achieve a strong, safe and long-lasting product by reducing the issues of splits, cracks and warping.
And because we manufacture to order we always cut, drill & sand timber sections before pressure treatment to increase durability.
Personal attention is paid to every order to maintain quality, consistency and customer satisfaction.
And the benefits of investing in a dedicated fabrication facility include greater control over the calibre of our raw materials and the flexibility to respond quickly to issues and requests.

Assurance through accreditation

Our commitment to technical excellence extends through design to production, installation and aftercare.
We aim to make every Hand Made Places journey a personal one for clients.
From traditional play towers to sensory experiences, we make equipment that offers play value, that’s fresh and exciting for users and which is inclusive, bringing young people of all ages and abilities together.
But we don’t expect our customers to just take our word for it.
We work hard to meet the standards of industry bodies such as the Association of Play Industries and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents so that our clients know we are a company they can trust.
Buying ‘made in the UK’ means being able to buy with confidence. We meet environmental, quality and health and safety guidelines set out in international standards covering manufacturing.
And all our playground equipment is certified to quality standard BS EN 1176.

Choose Hand Made Places 

Our website showcases the wide range of play equipment we offer, as well as playground furniture, outdoor fitness equipment and surfacing services.
Our advisers are happy to talk through your plans, sharing their knowledge and expertise, and a site visit can be arranged if needed.
Contact us today and make Hand Made Places your playground partner.

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