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Since 1918, Wicksteed has been a leading designer and supplier of children's play equipment. Our playgrounds are not just somewhere for children to play but an environment in which to learn and grow key skills. Whatever your brief is; from start to finish we can work with you to create fantastic playground equipment.
Wicksteed has been working alongside local authorities, town, parish and community councils, schools, landscape architects, major builders, clubs and other organisations throughout the UK for over 90 years to supply exciting and innovative playground and sports equipment.
We can design and install a complete playscape for our customers from scratch, or we can simple supply and fit a stand-along item of play or sports equipment.
We also endeavour to supply spares for equipment which is at least 20 years old.
Our services include:
Our in-house design facility is the most advanced in the industry and we are able to provide virtual reality-style design presentations for local authority projects, together with animated presentations for certain projects.
Playground landscaping and the incorporation of natural features and planting is an important part of Wicksteed’s playground designs. Wicksteed’s own landscape designers – part of the 7-strong design team – will ensure that natural forms are incorporated into the play area design and existing ones are enhanced.
Wicksteed is keenly aware of the vital role public consultation plays when considering the design, landscaping and installation of a new play area. Finding out exactly what the local community wants and expects from play provision is fundamental to creating the ideal playground. If the people for whom it is being provided are happy, the play area will be well used and appreciated. Therefore, engaging with the locals and encouraging direct involvement in the early stages of the project is of huge value.
To help customers with this all-important task, Wicksteed has a dedicated public consultation section on this website. This micro site can also be linked to customers’ own websites for joint participation. Each public consultation exercise and questionnaire can be individually drafted, making it completely unique to the individual project. The information can be collated and results accessed by participants and voting is possible online.
Quality of manufacture & guarantees
As Wicksteed manufactures its own equipment under its BS EN ISO 9001:2000 quality registration, the company is able to strictly monitor and control quality and costs, as well as giving our customers the ability to choose their own colour schemes and request adjustments to standard designs.
Wicksteed has 5 Contract Managers, headed by an Installation Manager. These personnel have all been fully trained in Health and Safety, CDM Regulations, etc. and will project manage all installations to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
Extensive after sales service
Wicksteed provides an extensive after sales customer care programme including inspection, maintenance and long-term technical support and advice.
We endeavour to supply spares for equipment which is at least 20 years old.
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Wicksteed's in-house design facility is probably the most advanced in the industry, but it's the experience and creativity of our innovative play area designers that guarantee the ideal solution. Our design and sales teams are not only trained in all...
Wicksteed prides itself in its design creativity in order to produce inspirational outdoor playground equipment, whilst always ensuring their conformance to the European Safety Standard for Playground Equipment - EN1176. Bespoke Service Wicksteed designs and manufactures in the UK,...
Meet The Team
We wouldn’t be Wicksteed without our amazing bunch of Playground Area Sales Managers! From Lands’ End to John O’Groats, these guys have it covered. Our Wicksteed Sales Team members are committed to providing innovative playground ideas and concepts, personally tailored...
Playground equipment is only as safe as its installation. We have a nationwide installation service using experienced personnel trained in the appropriate British and European safety standards. Wicksteed has accreditation to CHAS, CONSTRUCTIONLINE, EXOR AND SMAS WORKSAFE and is also...
Wicksteed employs Inspection Engineers throughout the UK who are members of the Register of Play Inspectors International Limited (RPII). One of these Inspectors will check all your playground equipment and submit a written report with recommendations for any necessary maintenance...
Parts & Accessories
Parts that are subject to constant movement will eventually show signs of wear over time, or determined vandals will unfortunately cause damage, and although all our products are designed to give long service, inevitably spares will be required. It is...
Wicksteed manufactures to order and has a colour choice of Black, Light Blue, Grey, Brown, Light Green, Dark Green, Red and Yellow for all our steelwork. Wicksteed also offers a unique bespoke "Special Palette" service, which allows customers to select a colour-coordinated playground...
No-one but Wicksteed offers you all this. Safety testing Children's safety is Wicksteed's first priority and we have always led the industry in the independent testing of playground equipment to the EN 1176 Safety Standard. Don't rely on assurance of...
Wet Pour Rubber Safety Surfacing is suitable for all playground installations where impact absorbent playground surfacing is a requirement, up to the appropriate Maximum Free Fall Height. It can be used around complex configurations of playground equipment and ground contours....