School Outdoor Seating and Tables - School Playground Equipment
The Buddy Bench is a great design with a social initiative that is at home in every playground.
The horseshoe shape encourages community and friendship, which is the main aim of the bench.
The seat is intended for a child to go and sit to chat about problems with an older pupil who has adopted the buddy role.
The idea that 'buddying' should exist within schools is a concept the NSPCC and ‘Learning Through Landscapes' are strongly encouraging.
The Buddy Bench is handcrafted from sustainable, long-lasting redwood. This is an ideal timber for children as it is not prone to splinters like hardwoods.
This product comes with the option of being installed with extended legs that can be concreted to the ground.
Due to Environmental reasons we choose to use European Redwood. This is one of the hardest softwoods available and is suitable for exterior usage. It has a natural resilience, and the introduction of the preservative Tanalith E helps this timber have a greater life span than some hardwoods - without the negative environmental impact associated with exotic hardwoods.
Redwood timber is fully grown in 50 years. It is also harvested and replanted in 50% of the time that it takes a hardwood tree to reach maturity. All redwood used by Pendlewood is harvested from sustainable forests.
Tanalith E Pressure Treated Timber
The treated timber that Pendlewood supply is pressure treated Tanalith E.
Tanalith E conforms to the efficacy requirements of BS EN 599-1:19997, and is treated in accordance with the penetration and retention guidance given in BS EN 351-1:1996 to give a desired service life in the selected hazard class as defined in BS EN 335-1:11992.
· Low maintenance
· No varnishing or further treatments required
· Long life product
· Eco friendly preservative
· A truly sustainable timber
· All edges rounded for safety
· All surfaces smooth to touch
· No copper chromic arsenic trace elements
Length: 900mm (per section)
- Learning Outside the Classroom
- Natural School Playgrounds
- School Active Play
- School Outdoor Seating and Tables
- School Planters and Sandpits
- School Playground Climbing