We create the ultimate Nest Swing experience by installing on a luxuriously long pendulum…
It is typical to place a Nest Swing in an ‘A’ frame or from a beam (we do this too, as an optional ‘add-on’ to our treehouse projects) but for a really awesome experience and just the best “swinging through the air” sensation we can create a luxuriously long pendulum from a structural line between two trees at tree-canopy height.
One of the strongest childhood memories and perhaps the most endearing feeling that takes you straight back to your younger years is often that of playing on a swing. The “whooshing” noise as you whizz through the air; trying to swing your legs to make you go higher; that reassuring relationship with grown-ups or an older sibling as they push you faster – but always trusting they will be there to slow you down.
“For kids it’s all about learning to imagine; for grown-ups it’s all about recapturing their youth; for grandparents it’s all about reminding us what childhood should really be about.”
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Big-size Nest Swings for the whole family
How often are ‘play’ items a solo activity, something that you do on your own…?
We love how ‘play’ can be a together thing, a group activity and something that you do as a whole family.
Our beautifully crafted Nest Swings are available in a number of different sizes, colours and materials, each one offering the chance to experience that childhood excitement and so much more. They truly are “a world away from just an everyday swing” and the perfect addition to an adventure treehouse, your garden and an outdoors life, whether you are young in years or just young at heart.
More about Nest Swings
All too often ‘play’ items are a solo activity, but that’s not really how it should be. We believe ‘play’ should be a together thing; a group or family activity, and the more people who take part the merrier. The following options are available:
- 1.0m diameter – for one-person – Available colours in black, blue/red or ‘natural’ hemp colour.
- 1.2m diameter – for two-persons – Available colours in black, blue with red, green or blue or ‘natural’ hemp colour.
- 1.45m diameter – for the whole family or group-play – Available in black or blue/red.
- ‘soft-touch’ Nest Swing with a “really-safe/no-injury” low HIC-value of less than 50g.
- All our Nest Swings are tested and approved according to EN1176-1:2008 and EN1176-2:2008 by TÜV SÜD.
- The stainless steel ring is covered with a cushioning membrane and four strong ropes in USACORD Long-Life 16mm.
Our Nest Swing installation is suspended between branches and boughs with a luxuriously large pendulum that provides a stunning swing for kids play – and, with the fabulous outside cushion options available, a beautiful ‘grown-up‘ relaxation time too. We offer the following world-class installation:
- Anchor points from branches or between two treehouse with a pendulum as high as the highest branches.
- Attachment to trees using tested and certificated green duplex polyester webbing sling, proof load safety factor 7:1, safe working load 2000kg.
- 3.25T blue pin fed spec alloy screw pin bow shackles, proof load 6.5 tonne, safe working load 3.25 tonne and 20mm galvanised eye/eye tubular bodied rigging screws, one for each line [each is independent], c/w lock nuts, proof load 3 tonnes, safe working load 1.5 tonnes.
- Steel cables with attachment to Nest Swing in 10mm steel cables – 7 strands, 19 wires per strand, tensile strength of wire 1770N/mm2, load at which sample breaks 6.42 tonnes, safe working load 1.28 tonnes, factor of safety 5:1, standard – EN12385-4:2002.
- One-day installation.
- Fully qualified, using certified equipment.
- Treehouse Life Ltd. have Employers, Public Liability and Product Insurance, we can provide copies of certificates and written details of cover.
- Treehouse Life Ltd. are fully qualified and certificated with all climbing work, also fully certified with ITC Awarded 16-hours Outdoors First Aid Course.
- We can supply and install a ‘soft-touch’ Nest Swing at 1.2m diameter in black/red colours for use with small children with a low HIC-value of less than 50g.
- This is a great bit of kit, perfect in commercial playgrounds and in particular for private garden clients where often there can be a big range of child ages, not only of your own children, but when they have all their friends over and ‘bigger’ kids are romping around with ‘smaller’ kids, naturally all wanting to play together.
- The awesome size of the Nest Swing means that it can be all about imaginative group play – which, of course, is a big wish in your garden – particularly when installed by us with a luxuriously long pendulum from a high, tree-canopy, suspension point on a cable or rope between two trees. With the excitement and thrill of such a “wow-factor” play and relaxation swing within the garden, it seems a sensible idea to install one of our ‘soft-touch’ Nest Swings for a parental ‘feel-good’ in your own garden space.
- We have done research to explain what ‘a low HIC-value of less than 50g’ means, we love digging a little deeper and knowing that we can offer a greater and more informed benefit to our clients, as an option. There is lots of research across all areas of possible head injury, but the following notes give a brief summary.
- All existing playground safety standards throughout the world limit the maximum impact caused by a fall to a deceleration of 200g and/or a Head Injury Criteria (HIC) of 1000. At a HIC of 1000, there is an 18% probability of a severe head injury, a 55% probability of a serious injury and a 90% probability of a moderate head injury to the average adult.
- The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) introduced an anatomically-based coding system to classify and describe the severity of specific individual injuries. AIS codes range from 0 (no injury) to 6 (fatal injury). 50g has an AIS level of zero and an injury description of ‘no injury’.
Installation of a Nest Swing and Swing Seats
- No all rigid suspension members, for example – solid bar from top to bottom.
- Design of swing is principally for seated children.
- Two seats per bay maximum.
- Single-point swings [such as a single-point Nest Swing, a button-seat or Tyre Swing] should not twist round each other.
- Minimum ground clearance at rest of 300mm [400mm for single-point swings and tyre swings].
- BS 5696-1:1997 [Play Equipment Intended for Permanent Installation Outdoors] – superseded/withdrawn, replaced by BS EN 1176 recommends a maximum height of 635mm for both cradle and flat seats.
- Distance between seat and swing frame – 20% of swing suspension length + 200mm.
- Distance between seats – 20% of swing suspension length + 300mm.
- Seperation of seat suspension lines at the suporting crossbar – width between seat fixings + 5% of swing suspension length.
- Swing seats for young children should be seperated from those for older children and located to avoid cross traffic.
- Any enclosures [barriers or fences] should be at least 1.5m from the swing seat edge.
Free height of fall is calculated from the centre of the stationary seat surface at 60° [half swing suspension length + height of swing at rest].
Surfacing distances for swings [forward and back]:
- Synthetic surface – 0.867 x length of suspension ropes/chains + 1.75m
- Losse-fill surface – 0.867 x length of suspension ropes/chains + 2.25m
For example, a swing beam coming horizontally from a treehouse at a height of 2.7m:
Suspension ropes = distance from pivot points to seat surface at 635mm from ground = 2.065m
For a loose-fill surface = 0.867 x 2.065 + 2.25 = 4.04m of surfacing requirement forward and back.
Surfacing side width:
- Seat width not greater than 500mm = 1.75m minimum [875mm each way from seat centre – 50% each side from seat centre].
- Seat width greater than 500mm = 1.75m minimum + difference between seat width and 500mm [50% each side of seat centre].
- Areas for two seats in one bay may overlap providing the distance between seats is 20% of the swing suspension length + 300mm.
- Surfacing side width for single-point swings should be a circular area with a radius equal to the Forward and Backward figure described above.
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"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."
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