Slides for treehouses, decks and platforms…
Our range of fabricated stainless steel Slides will give you a chance to experience all the thrills and joys that a great slide can offer. Whether taking you from deck to deck or from your treetop treehouse all the way down to the ground, our Slides are all made to measure and also available in double-width for more than twice the fun and group or whole family play.
The possibilities are endless and the options are all there for you to explore. Our approach to including a Slide within a treehouse build project is to design both the journey to the Slide and all that happens after whizzing down. Often to get to the Slide, kids and grown-ups have already adventured across decks and platforms within the trees, across a rope bridge ravine and to a place in the adventure where escaping to the woodland or garden is all part of the make-believe, imagination and playscape.
“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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Slides 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.
Big-size Slides 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 stainless steel Slides are available in a number of different sizes, each one offering the chance to experience that childhood excitement and so much more. They truly are “a world away from just an everyday slide” 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 our Slides...
Our Slides are produced in stainless steel, for special order we can also supply in marine-grade stainless steel.
- Stainless steel, AISI 304
- Sheet materials – 2.5mm
- Handrail 38x2mm
- Security bar 38mm
Our slides are available in standard 500mm width and ‘double-width‘ 1m wide slides. The larger width takes the slide to a new level of fun, making it a group rather than a solo activity.
In our world of Treehouse Life kids play, it’s all about Adventure, Make-Believe, Fantasy and Fun – the games and imaginations that children can create is so much more fun when it is a group, togetherness, activity – with space on the slide for the whole family.
We can supply and install slides [both single width and double-width for the following platform/deck heights:
All our slides have legs which give some contingency on platform height and ground conditions/elevation – we can sink the legs into the ground, set the legs on the ground or even design and build a decking platform for the Slide to come sit on at the run-out.
Distance away from deck platform:
- Deck height of 1.0m = Slide ‘run-out‘ of 2,080mm from base of platform.
- Deck height of 1.4m = Slide ‘run-out‘ of 2,610mm from base of platform.
- Deck height of 1.5m = Slide ‘run-out‘ of 2,610mm from base of platform.
- Deck height of 1.8m = Slide ‘run-out‘ of 3,320mm from base of platform.
- Deck height of 2.0m = Slide ‘run-out‘ of 3,320mm from base of platform.
- Deck height of 2.5m = Slide ‘run-out‘ of 4,030mm from base of platform.
- 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.
For Schools, Resorts and Adventure Parks...
- Slide – a slope that contains and guides the user.
- Embankment Slide – a Slide where the majority of the chute follows the land contours.
- Attachment Slide – a Slide that has access from other items (i.e. a platform).
- Starting section – the section where the child gets onto the Slide.
- Sliding section – where there is forced movement.
- Run-out – section where the speed is reduced.
- Guarding section – protection against falls from the starting section.
- Free-standing Slides – the maximum vertical height which a stairway can reach without a 90 degrees change of direction is 2.5m.
- Starting section at the top of each chute – length 350mm minimum, zero to 5 degrees downwards at the centre line. Note – this can be the platform for attachment Slides.
- If the starting section is over 400mm long, barrier requirements apply.
- From a platform, the opening to the Slide is the same width as the starting or guarding section.
- For attachment slides over 1m free fall height there should be a guarding section if the starting section protrudes beyond the platform with a height of at least 500mm at one point.
- For attachment Slides over 1m free fall height there should be a guardrail across the entrance to the Slide at a height of between 600 – 900mm.
- Free standing Slide starting section should have a guarding section equivalent to barrier requirements.
- On free-standing Slides over 2m easily accessible requirements apply.
- Maximum angle – 60 degrees at any point and an average overall of 40 degrees.
- Angle changes over 15 degrees should be radiused (curved). For the first 2m in height the radius is 450mm and for the remainder the radius is over 1000mm.
- The width of open and straight Slides over 1500mm long should be less than 700mm or greater than 950mm.
- Spiral or curved Slides should have a width less than 700mm.
- Jointed Slides should not allow entry of sharp objects between sections.
Run-outs of at least 300mm are required if the sliding section is under 1.5m long. Additional requirements if over 1.5m long:
- Type 1 – Short run-out Slide – Over 1.5m and under 7.5m – equal or greater than 500mm with a radiused end of 50mm. Over 7.5m – greater than 1500mm with a radiused end of 50mm.
- Type 2 – Long run-out Slide (all lengths over 1.5m) – The run-out is a minimum of 0.3 x sliding length.
Average angle of run-outs:
- Type 1 – Short run-out Slide – 10 degrees (downwards).
- Type 2 – Long run-out Slide – 5 degrees (downwards).
Height of run-out
- Less than 1.5m sliding length: maximum 200mm.
- Greater than 1.5m sliding length: maximum 350mm.
- There is no minimum run-out height.
Maximum side angle from Slide bed:
- 30 degrees.
Tops of sides should be rounded or radiused to at least 3mm.
- Tunnel slides should be a minimum 750mm high and 750mm wide (or circular with a minimum diameter of 750mm).
- Tunnels should start on or at the end of the starting section and be continuous over the sliding section but not over the run-out.
1m radius centred on the mid-point of the slide.
NOTE – Think about the shape of a tin can, this can is held at right-angle to the surface and moved down to give the free space.
Normal distances except for the run-out should be:
- Type 1 – Short run-out Slide – 1m each side and 2m beyond.
- Type 2 – Long run-out Slide – 1m each side and 1m beyond.
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"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."
"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 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."
"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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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!"
"Excellent build and amazing service. Would highly recommend Paul and his team."
"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."
"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."
"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!"
“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.”
"I can’t recommend Treehouse Life highly enough and look forward to working with Paul and his team on future projects."
"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."
"Whilst the design was fantastic, the final result is absolutely everything we hoped for and yet in so many ways has exceeded our expectations."
"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."
“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 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."
"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 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 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."
"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."
"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."
"Pleasure to have them around! Would highly recommend using Paul & team."
"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 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!"
"Treehouse Life are superb! They completely understand the value of risk taking play and balancing wild fun with beautiful structures."
"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 !"
"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."
“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, 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!"
"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."
"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.”
"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."
"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."
"We would not hesitate in working with Treehouse Life again and wholeheartedly recommending their services. Thank you!"
"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."
"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 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."
"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."
"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."
"If you are thinking of having a treehouse then this is the company to use."
"Very professional, timely delivery, outstanding service. Treehouse Life built a Treehouse for our children and delivered beyond our expectations. A pleasure to work with!"
"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.”
“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."
"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."
"Thanks for a great job!"
"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 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."
“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.”
"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."
"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!"
"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.”
"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."
"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!"
"I can't thank you enough Paul, I will certainly be recommending Treehouse Life to all my friends!"
"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."
"We are thrilled with our Treehouse and Nest Swing and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Treehouse Life."