Building Info & Safety
Where should I set up the Wickey climbing frame?
We advise to assemble your Wickey frame on a level surface. Peat or sand surface with enough remaining space around the frame is very suitable. We recommend to place safety tiles if you have a durable floor.
How do I secure the climbing frame to the ground?
Even when your climbing frame seems to be stable and secure : to ensure your children’s security, we advise to fix every climbing frame firmly in the ground. This anchoring improves the stability of the tower or the swing. Generally, you can choose between the different ground anchors. All ground anchors are with screws attached to the beams of the climbing frame. Which ground anchor combines the best with each frame and with what ground? You will find the information about how many ground anchors you need in each product description. Below you find an example where to attach the ground anchors.
Ground anchorsSafety anchorsAngle anchors
Square beams/slanted ladders
Loose, sand-like ground (always fix in concrete)
Firm, stony ground
Assembly tipsEasiest assembly
Twist in or fix in concreteEasy assembly
Fix in concrete
Tip: mount on the inside.
Ground anchor is not visible from the outside
Safe and secure
How many ground anchors do I need for my playset?
In general, we advise to secure each post leading to the ground with ground anchors. Ladders and climbing walls should also be secured with 2 ground anchors. All necessary information about e.g. the number of ground anchors is in the product description. Below you can see an example of where to attach the ground anchors.
How to fix the ground anchors of a playset in concrete?
Fixing the ground anchors in concrete is for the stability of the playset and is therefore advised by us. This picture shows what is meant:
How many safety tiles do I need and where to put them?
To reduce the risk of injury we recommend safety tiles. It is always better if the ground beneath a playset is soft and breaks your fall. Our safety tiles measure 50x50cm. We recommend a surface of at least:
• 4 pieces for each climbing wall/ladder
• 2 pieces for each slide
• 6 pieces underneath each swingseat
• 4 pieces underneath each climbing rope/net
• 4 pieces underneath each rope ladder
Is it easy to assemble Wickey playsets?
Unlike most do-it-yourself kits, Wickey playsets are already pre-sawn. All necessary screws including safety caps are included. For optimal installation you only need these five items:
Can I assemble the playset in a different configuration as mentioned in the instruction manual?
With the detailed assembly instructions supplied and a little craftsmanship, assembly should be possible. The main components, like the body of the playset, should be assembled according to the instruction manual. Our playsets are designed to be safe, solid and secure. Any change in this construction is at your own risk and may seriously affect your warranty claim. All playsets can be assembled mirrored. All indications are recommendations, without warranty.