Our bespoke Climbing and Bouldering Walls offer a chance to teach children new skills, build their confidence and encourage perseverance. Built to height, they typically ‘wrap’ around our treehouse designs, or are twisted and shaped around existing trees. Designed to give both easy and challenging options, the wall provides a number of ways to climb up into your treehouse, using the coloured resin ‘holds’ that are set into the eased edge timbers.
Available as a ‘stand-alone’ product for schools, Adventure Parks and recreation areas, we can also provide relevant ground surfacing solutions for safe play.
Treehouse Life always designs specifically for the use intended and is sensitive to both RoSPA guidelines and education authority specialists.
“Everybody likes a climbing and bouldering challenge, but do you think you have what it takes to use your head and your strength to keep both feet off the ground?”
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Climbing & Bouldering Walls are the perfect addition to any family or adventure experience. Build your own wish-list today and our team will prepare some great ideas for you.
Our Bouldering walls, also known as Traverse walls are an adventure all by themselves. Requiring physical strength, concentration and quick thinking, the challenge is to find a route using the colour coded climbing holds and complete the journey without ever touching the ground.
Whether incorporated into our treehouse designs or built as a ‘stand-alone’ product for adventurous play in schools and recreation areas.
“The possibilities are endless, and the options are all there for you to explore”.
For Schools, Resorts and Adventure Parks
- Walls must be fit for purpose.
- There are three European standards applicable to climbing wall construction: EN 12572 (part 1, part 2 and part 3).
- Manufacturers should provide the wall with an Operators Manual.
- Walls and all PPE equipment must be maintained and inspected.
- Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions for inspection type and frequency.The HSE provides practical guidance on how to apply relevant legislation (including WAHR, LOLER, PUWER).
- Additional guidance is available in the Association of British Climbing Walls Guidelines.
- All users must be made aware of and accept risks before using the wall.
- Users must be given the appropriate information to give informed consent.
- The BMC participation statement is a general statement that climbing is inherently risky, though in many cases the user will require more specific information.
- The operator must have risk assessments for all activities.
- If the wall employs more than five people, the risk assessment and a corresponding health and safety policy must be written.
- The HSE provides further guidance on risk assessments. Amongst other things, the risk assessment should cover all climbing activities, instruction and work at height, first aid requirements and child/vulnerable adult protection.
- Only competent users should use roped walls unsupervised. Novice climbers must be supervised by a competent person.
- There are different methods for ascertaining competency to climb unsupervised, but in all cases, this should be documented.
- Novice boulderers must receive a safety induction or be supervised by a competent person.
- Due to the higher risk of injury from bouldering, the Association of British Climbing Walls recommends a safety induction for any novice boulderer wishing to boulder unsupervised.
- All bouldering walls must have impact surface fit for purpose.
- Walls built to EN 12572 must have appropriate impact flooring.
- All work at height, including setting, instructing and maintenance of the walls, must have emergency procedures and employ safe working practices at all times.
- This is a legal requirement under WAHR and LOLER. The HSE provide additional guidance on employer responsibilities.
- Instruction must be carried out by an appropriately qualified instructor.
- There are national qualifications available through Mountain Training UK.
- Qualification through experience is recognised by the HSE as is site-specific training.
- Operators must take steps to ensure that the general use of the wall and the points above must be monitored and reviewed regularly.
EN1176 and EN1177 - Playground Equipment Standard...
A variety of materials are allowed, for example, rubber tiles, mats, wet-pour, loose-fills, grass re-inforcement mats etc. Others may be developed. BS EN 1177 now refers only to methods of test, other requirements are in Part 1 of BS EN 1176.
No area requirement under 600mm, although some form of protective surface should be provided.
Grass may be used up to a fall height of 1.5m providing the risk assessment includes the following:
- A depth test of 150mm indicates few stones or hard objects.
- Areas of wear are strengthened.
- The use of grass surface is monitored.
- A good surface is maintained (surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots).
- No impact area requirement for under 600mm height of fall
- From 600mm to 1.5m height of fall = surface distance of 1.5m
- Over 1.5m height of fall – Take height of fall number, subtract 1.5m, multiply result by 0.667 and add 1.5m, answer is the surface distance, to a maximum of 2.5m.
Example – 2.7m height of fall, surface distance is (2.7 – 1.5) x (0.667) + 1.5 = 2.3m
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Many thanks to the whole team for creating such a fun, safe area for our grandchildren to play in and explore - it has truly brought another dimension to our lives.
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"Paul really took time to understand what I was looking for. I wanted something very special, magical and unique. I had a specific idea in mind with a treehouse that was all crooked and artistic. He got it straightaway and worked with me all the way through to ensure I was completely happy with it. His team of builders were professional and the job was completed on time. I couldn't recommend him more highly and I will certainly be using him again on other projects."
"Could not be happier! Paul & team did an incredible job helping me bring my idea to life. It is safe to say the Treehouse is a hit. In the end we decided to go for a hybrid between a summer house and a Treehouse to keep the space versatile for adults and older children to use - The team were super creative and helpful in making sure I create something that’s both practical for my garden and exciting for the kids. They also added some of their own design touches which work really well."
"It was a delight and a breath of fresh air to work with Paul and his team. They are not the typical builders/contractors. They did what they said and stayed on schedule. The Rope Bridge is a work of art and everyone who sees it admires the structure. We are very pleased to have asked Treehouse Life Ltd to construct the bridge for us."
"We would not hesitate in working with Treehouse Life again and wholeheartedly recommending their services. Thank you!"
“Outstanding service from Paul and his team with an outcome of the most amazing adventure area for the kids. The initial meeting with Paul was us outlining what we wanted, then he came up with a plan that was spot on for our budget and requirements. The guys were on site within weeks and constructed within days."
“We really enjoyed working with Paul and his delightful team. They totally got our brief and were very flexible with little tweaks as we went along. We are thrilled with the result. It is very in keeping with the environment, but totally engaging for both children and adults alike. Thank you.”
"Treehouse Life are superb! They completely understand the value of risk taking play and balancing wild fun with beautiful structures."
"Very professional, timely delivery, outstanding service. Treehouse Life built a Treehouse for our children and delivered beyond our expectations. A pleasure to work with!"
"Paul Cameron at Treehouse Life Ltd. has created a number of projects for me including a Treehouse, Castle with remote control and solar powered Drawbridge, fantastic Zip Wire and a beautiful Nest Swing, with outdoors cushions on a really long swinging line between trees. All are inspired, beautifully installed and great fun for the whole family and friends."
"We hired Paul and his team to build a Rope Bridge in the Seychelles on the site of a Spa we are constructing for a 5 star resort. We are very pleased with the efficient quality service we were provided with and the end result looks fantastic."
"Paul and his team did a fabulous job creating the most wonderful play area for our children. It was a very streamlined process with very little input required from us. They know what works and have a brilliant design. The finished product is great quality. Snagging was done quickly and without any fuss and we're so happy with the end result."
"Paul is a consummate professional who's enthusiasm and excitement for building treehouses is just infectious. The treehouses he has built are utterly amazing but always remain true to nature, the environment and of course the safety of the inhabitants."
"From start to the end, Paul and his team were a pleasure to deal with. Paul has a personable, positive, expertise about him which gives great confidence that the project is in safe hands. The end product is a brilliant and the whole family loves it!"
"We wanted to create a woodland play area for our children and their friends which would take them outside and away from the daily distractions of technology and TV! After searching online we came across Treehouse Life and started the process of dialogue with Paul Cameron. The team on site were excellent including Paul’s son and their attention to detail and skills has helped to design and build a truly unique and magical facility."
“Treehouse Life Ltd created a stunning Treehouse and Rope Bridge for our garden project in Lancashire, The Old Vicarage. The structure is a timeless addition to the garden and is loved by the family. As a garden feature, a destination and a source of play it is just perfect."
"Paul helped us to add some very special finishing touches to a garden project I designed. Paul and his team supplied and installed a fabulous Rope Bridge to go over a pond. The client was so pleased that Paul was soon back to add a Zip Line!"
"Our kids LOVE their Treehouse and turned it into a home-from-home almost immediately. I know they will get many happy years playing there. We cannot thank Paul enough for this remarkable and unique addition to our home."
"A true creative, a true craftsman and absolutely a true professional. I will continue to use and recommend him wherever I can so we can all sample some of his truly imaginative tree escapes.”
"We cannot recommend them highly enough to anyone wishing to create a magical play area in their garden or a large adventure area for kids and adults alike. Many, many thanks to the whole team for creating such a fun, safe area for our grandchildren to play in and explore - it has truly brought another dimension to our lives. Who knew babysitting and child-minding could reach this level of fun?”
"Paul and his team built a Tree House with Rope Bridge at a scheme where we designed and built the garden. The house was in keeping with the space, fitting perfectly into the landscape of the garden and adding to it. The Tree House is now a beautiful feature of the space as well as a magical place for our clients grandchildren to play, it makes us wish we were young again!"
"Paul and his team designed the perfect Treehouse for my daughter that fits seamlessly into the aesthetic of our garden. They were timely, collaborate, clean, and professional for the entire job. Some of the best builders I've ever worked with."
"They built the original treehouse 15 years ago and now it needed some repairs and an extension - both children AND grandchildren are now using it!"
"Paul, Charlie and the team did a fantastic job for our home treehouse installation. Super efficient, professional and a real pleasure to have around. Delighted with the finished product, my son loves it and anyone who visits thinks the work done is fantastic. It was also built in the most ridiculous wind and rain conditions, but still built ahead of schedule. Thank you Paul and team, we will be using you again!"
"Excellent build and amazing service. Would highly recommend Paul and his team."
"Preceded by full understanding and appreciation for what I wanted to be achieved, Paul was able to design, build and model the project around my budget and creative desires. Detailed analysis on the longer term commercial objectives and the need for safety and low maintenance was all accounted for, cleverly designed and built into the project."
"Paul Cameron's enthusiasm towards the challenge and the professional approach he adopted throughout the process made the complete design and build process transparent and easy for us."
"Whilst the design was fantastic, the final result is absolutely everything we hoped for and yet in so many ways has exceeded our expectations."
"I purchased a Nest Swing from Treehouse Life. The swing is absolutely gorgeous, big enough for the whole family and we have spent the entire weekend in it following installation...I couldn't be happier."
"I would highly recommend Treehouse Life. Their design of a play area for my children was well thought out and fitted perfectly into the space we had. They were quick to install and the quality of the materials and the overall build is exceptional. My children love playing there, so in short it was well worth it."
"Paul and his crew were 100% brilliant from the start to finish. Throughout the project Paul has demonstrated exceptional problem solving skills and patience. He was particularly helpful in the initial design stage and the finish is like something straight out of fairytale. The play area looks absolutely stunning yet blends in with the nature and provides fantastic and safe environment for children to play. The workmanship and materials are of the highest quality and the pricing has been very transparent throughout the entire project."
"The kids (plus the bigger kids) absolutely delighted with their new adventure treehouse that Paul and team at Treehouse Life have magically created for them. Years of fun to be had with this and haven’t seen the kids since we’ve had it installed. Seamless and very friendly/professional service, would highly recommend. Thank you!"
"The children are so happy with the play area, when they can persuade the adults to leave it alone. Well done Paul and team, great job.”
"Paul and his team at Treehouse Life have been very professional at all times, right from showcasing their products to rate negotiations to helping out in the shipping and delivery. Bearing in mind that our project (a large residential complex with a sizeable landscaped segment) was half the globe away, this was no small achievement. The installation and fixing proceeded like clockwork even through these Covid times and we and our customers couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome!"
"I can't thank you enough Paul, I will certainly be recommending Treehouse Life to all my friends!"
"If you are thinking of having a treehouse then this is the company to use."
"I can’t recommend Treehouse Life highly enough and look forward to working with Paul and his team on future projects."
"Can't recommend Treehouse Life highly enough and they have delivered a fantastic play experience for our kids and seemingly all their friends! We are the officially the #1 go-to place for play dates!"
"Paul and his team were excellent and very professional from start to finish. The project was a Treehouse in Mumbai, India, which was customised for the site requirements. Despite the distance, everything was coordinated brilliantly and Paul and his team finished the job before time. The Treehouse itself was stunning, and the centrepiece for the larger development. We would highly recommend working with Paul."
"Paul and his team of sons and colleagues are a pleasure to have on site. Apart from being extremely professional and skilful, they are polite and clearly enjoy their work."
"We are thrilled with our Treehouse and Nest Swing and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Treehouse Life."
"Paul was really great to work with. He and his team built us a great treehouse. They were on time and budget. They were very accommodating to having children and dogs running around the garden whilst they worked. I would highly recommend Treehouse Life."
"We have had many enquiries and admiring comments regarding the Treehouse and the project was a finalist at the Northern Design Awards in 2015. We would highly recommend Paul and his team to any client and hope very much to join forces in the near future.”
"Thanks for a great job!"
"It was a delight to work with Paul and his team. Our project was continually evolving throughout the build process and nothing was too much trouble. All members of the team were professional and respectful of policies and procedures within the school grounds. We are 100% happy with our Tree Top Walkway and Zip Wire and would definitely recommend Treehouse Life Ltd. for any Treehouse type project you may have."
"Paul not only had fine knowledge in helping me decide what the best wood is for my decking and terrace fencing, he also has extremely good skills and an eye for detail. Nothing in my house is straight or aligned but he managed to make it look unbelievably fantastic! Everyone who has visited has commented on how lovely the terrace looks now."
“Paul Cameron and his company Treehouse Life are the providers of memories, fabulous family times spent playing together on a perfectly constructed and thoughout stage in the form of a Treehouse."
"Paul and his team have built us a beautiful Rope Bridge and Big Chunky 4-sided Rope Ladder. We are absolutely delighted with it and the children are playing on it for hours every day."
"Treehouse Life provide exceptional customer service from start to finish. He was extremely patient with our multiple requests for additional quotes and was very keen to ensure we ended up with a product that fully suited our family needs."
"Paul and the team at Treehouse Life have delivered an outstanding product for us including a Treehouse, Zip Wire and Treetop Walkway. The quality of the product is first class - huge attention to detail, first class workmanship and a brilliant team who worked efficiently and considerately."
"Paul and the Treehouse Life team have been outstanding in they service and professionalism. I would recommend the company to anyone who wants top quality in outdoor equipment."
"Brilliant in his creativity to ensure safe fun whilst giving the whole family a place to become where ever their imagination takes them. He has unlocked the child in us all and has provided the setting for us to enjoy."
"I can’t praise everyone involved with Treehouse Life enough. We’ve enjoyed our fantastic treehouse over the summer holidays and it’s been a massive hit with all our visitors. The build itself was thoroughly professional with really lovely people that were a pleasure to have around. They worked alongside my bouncy Labrador, provided off cuts for my kids to transform into works of art and at the same time built an incredible treehouse on time and addressed any concerns and queries immediately."
“I would highly recommend Treehouse Life. Their design for a play area for my children was well thought out and fitted perfectly into the space we had. They were quick to install and the quality of the materials and the overall build is exceptional. My children love playing there, so in short it was well worth it.”
"Clear and speedy communication (nothing worse than having to wait forever for someone to reply to you), followed up by quick action, planning in of dates and completing the mission. Best toy ever. I have actually never left a review on a platform for anything before but Treehouse Life deserves it since they have consistently delivered quality in all aspects of their work."
"Treehouse Life are entirely "Client-Centric", and each project is completely unique. This is because they go to endless trouble to fulfil each Clients dreams. I am building a Tree House in my big Oak Tree in Normandy and can't wait to see it !"
"Pleasure to have them around! Would highly recommend using Paul & team."
"Paul is delightful to deal with and his colleague did a fantastic job installing it, taking a lot of care to make sure it was safe and had plenty of room to swing. They also followed up after completion with suggestions of how to secure the swing and links to useful accessories."
"Working with Paul and the team from Treehouse Life has been an amazing seamless experience from the start of the quote to the finish of the installation. Their attention to detail and sense of pride in their work shines through and is second to none. The new Rope Bridge looks wonderful, it is very well built, and has already been a fantastic hit with our visitors aged 2 to 96yrs!"