Suspension Rope Bridges are created between two fixed points over distances greater than around 5.7m.
Structured on two 12mm 7/19 core galvanised steel cables and 4.75 tonne [safe working load] bow shackles, each with a 22mm eye-to-eye rigging screw tensioner to future-proof maintenance and cable swaging with stainless steel ferrules.
Dressed with 24mm polyhemp ropes on the outsides of the structural steel cables so that the deck board 'slats' are each supported and fixed by 4 lines.
Balustrades consist each consist of two independent lines of 24mm polyhemp rope and then a friction hand-weave of four independent patterns of 12mm polyhemp rope.
Round balustrade timbers, spacer beams and structural angles of glulam timbers [3 heart-woods], scalloped and fixed with stainless steel M16 coach bolts.
Deck board 'slats' can be in a range of timbers, either smooth wide boards of treated timber [45mm x 225mm] or ribbed deck boards in treated timber. We also achieve stunning looks using reclaimed timbers, typically resourced and with full provenance from Ashwells Timber.
Suspended Rope Bridge garden walkway
Suspended Rope Bridge over a Canyon
Suspended Rope Bridge, Climbing Wall and Slide
…as part of a woodland adventure, created alongside a creative Tree Surgeon who brought an over-crowded, dark and over-grown woodland back to life, allowing for lots of sunlight and woodland flowers to thrive. We added ‘treehouse’ decks, Scramble Nets, a Zip Wire, huge pendulum Nest Swing, Tree-top Walkway and an awesome tree-to-tree suspended Rope Ladder leading to a Climbing and Bouldering Wall, Fireman’s Pole, Monkey Bars and huge Slide.
Suspended Rope Bridge play adventure
…a commercial project for Groombridge Place creating a suspended Rope Bridge link from the Crusoe’s World play adventure park to a Pirates Ship on a small river island.
Suspended Rope Bridge, Rope Ladders and Tree Walkway
Suspended Rope Bridge, landscaped steps and gardens
…blending seamlessly into the landscaped gardens, we worked closely with the client and their landscaper in a very steep garden to continue the journey down the stairs into a magical play-space with a suspended Rope Bridge leading to a treehouse.
Family garden Rope Bridge and palm tree
…within a landscaped garden. The palm tree was added after we had completed the Rope Bridge, treehouse and Zip Wire to create a real sense of ‘Indiana Jones’ and a magical jungle for the kids.
River Rope Bridge and craftsmen
…completing a commercial project for the National Trust at Ilam Park, Peak District. Suspended 20m across a river on a public pathway, created to replace an old and rotten beam bridge.
Rope Bridge rope work through the trees
Rope Bridge entrance to a Pirates Ship
…leading directly from Crusoe’s World at Groombridge Place to an island Pirates Ship, a suspended Rope Bridge in beautiful timbers and natural coloured ropes that are soft to the hands.
Suspended Rope Bridge aerial view
River Rope Bridge
…at Ilam Park, a commercial project for the National Trust, 20m across the river in the site of an old and rotted beam bridge on the path of an ancient public pathway.
Suspended Rope Bridge leading to a platform
…from a treehouse, the adventure journey is across a suspended Rope Bridge to a woodland deck platform with access to a Slide and Climbing ‘n Bouldering Wall.
Rope Bridge leading to a treehouse and slide
…with platforms and play decks, a sunken Sand-Pit with lid within the deck and an awesome stainless steel Slide with steps to the play-garden.
Suspended Rope Bridge and 4-sided Rope Ladder
Woodland Rope Bridge
…spanning between woodland platforms, showing a lovely blend of Rope Bridge timbers and ropes against the backdrop of a beautiful woodland.
Rope Bridge rope-work
…in natural coloured polyhemp, soft and kind to the hands whilst also being resistant to UV and rotting. Hand-weaved through the length of the Rope Bridge using 24mm balustrade ropes and 12mm friction weave dressing.
Canyon Rope Bridge across a lake
…in a landscaped garden project, suspended rock-to-rock across a small lake, to create an adventure and play Rope Bridge and “wow-factor” within the garden.