A large structure constructed using second-hand items to keep the costs down to a sensible level. In addition to the main play frame a Fire Station was added to provide interactive play in a more controllable space. The main structure includes the following;
The ground floor level is relatively open (as is the building but it works!), with a view to adding more equipment when budget permits.
The frame is approx' 14m long x 8.5m wide x 5m high and will hold 60-70 children at any one time.
The cost for this unit in second-hand materials would be approx £55000. This would show a saving of at least £30000 on an all new identical structure.
Second-hand structures make a lot of economic sense with major cash flow benfits to any new business. It's rather like your new car. You drive it off the forecourt and lose a huge amount off its value and the play frames are no different. So why not go for a re-conditioned frame that for all intents and purposes provides the same activities as the new one, but with the cost saving advantages?