Manufacture and Guarantees

Here at Wicksteed, we take pride in the quality of the design and build of our playground equipment and other products – this pride extends to the manufacturing processes and we encourage both our customers and the end-users (i.e. the children who will play in the playground) to come on a tour of our manufacturing facilities in Kettering Northamptonshire and see how things are done.

Watch the YouTube video of Stuart Wetherell, our Sales Director, giving an insight into our Factory and where it all started in 1876.  

EN 1176 Certification TUVKitemark
Children's safety is Wicksteed's first priority and our products are independently tested to the appropriate European and British Safety Standards.  Take our advice, ask to see test certificates before your purchase.

BSI Quality Control RegistrationBS 9001
As a BS EN ISO 9001:2000 registered company, Wicksteed has a total quality control management system which ensures the highest standard of raw materials, manufacture and installation of our playground and sports equipment.

Paint FinishZinc
Our metal equipment is treated with a zinc metal thermal spray, which extends the life of the paintwork and helps to reduce maintenance costs.  A lead and cadmium-free polyester powder paint is then applied electrostratically, creating a corrosion resistant finish.  This metal finishing system enables us to confidently provide our customers with extensive guarantees.

Guarantees                                                                                                                                                                                    We give extensive guarantees and, having been in business since 1876, have the proven ability to honour them!

25 year25-year metalwork guarantee against structural failure

15 year Timber15-year timber guarantee against rotting

5 year paint7-year paintwork guarantee against corrosion

5 year Wet Pour5-year guarantee on Playscape Wet Pour Surfacing

5 year Tiles5-year guarantee on Playscape Surfacing Tiles

5 year Safety Grass5-year guarantee on Playscape Safety Grass

EcoTumble 2 yr2-year guarantee on Eco-Tumble Surfacing

Our guarantees exclude normal wear and tear, accidental damage and the results of vandalism.

To see our certificate of guarantee and specific terms and conditions please click here