Natural play frame

We recently finished this natural play frame for a primary school. Our client requested a frame with the bark left on to create a very natural feel for the children, I think it works well.

Natural play frame with platform

Play frame platform


Climbing frame with fairy doors

Climbing frame complete with fairy house


Natural play frame, forest schools

Finished play frame


Primary school play frame

Complete with children

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Greenway Community Garden

I just received this lovely testimonial

“The balance beams are fantastic and a wonderful addition to our community garden! We’ve placed them next to a woodland area and are well used for sitting on, walking along and generally having fun on – by all generations.”

Karen Esson Friends of Greenway Community Garden

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Water play area

The water play area in Nuneaton is coming on well. We will carve channels in the stone paving once it is grouted and set.

Water play pumps, chutes and splash puddles

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Crazy paving

I just came across this picture of a patio we built a few years ago in Herefordshire. The stone is from a local small scale quarry and is set out then cut to make neat, tight joints. The stone bench is cantilevered out of the wall.

Natural stone patio, paving

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Clay lined lake

This is what I love about running Copper Beech, we get asked to do some wonderful projects from beautiful garden shelters to fantastic play areas and then a huge clay lined pond. All using natural and or reclaimed materials.

This natural clay works by forming a water proof gel like layer when wet. The liner needs to stay compressed so is covered with soil before the pond is filled.

We only finished this at the end of March so I need to pop back and get a photo of it full, the client has said it looks great.

Clay lined pond / lake

    The liner in place ready to cover

Clay lined pond lake Herefordshire

The liner is anchored in a trench around the edge before covering

Clay lined pond lake in Herefordshire

The liner nearly covered with soil

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Water Play Project

Getting ready to start work on a water play area at a school in Nuneaton. Setting out the ‘pitching’ in the yard, this will be the surface for the play area. Once set level the surface is smoothed and sculpted to channel the water.

We have several hand pumps and timber chutes for the children to pump and channel water with.

School Water Play area

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Shelter at Biblins Lodge

We recently finished this shelter at Biblins Lodge, Symonds Yat.

It has been a real pleasure working for our clients Steve and Julie and in such beautiful surroundings.

The frame is made of locally grown coppice chestnut and uses Cedar shingles on the roof that will go a lovely silvery colour over time.

Garden Building

Garden buildings

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Natural play fort

Natural play fort

Fort board walk


Natural play tunnels

One of the fort tunnels

Natural play scramble net

One of the fort scramble nets and tight ropes

Here are a few photos of the fort we have been building in Swindon. The playground fort has two tunnels, scramble net and tight ropes.

It has been great to see the children playing on the fort for the first time, using every inch of it. First exploring it, running, climbing and balancing.



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Natural play house

Again in the nursery garden in Swindon we have been fitting out what was an existing simple open sided slide platform.

Natural play house

Play house refurbishment

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Nursery garden trees

We are currently working at a school in Swindon, creating a new nursery garden.

I’ve had the pleasure of making up some trees for swings, den building and to some extent climbing. Several of the trees have extra branches morticed into them.

The photo below is of work in progress as of today, great fun!

Natural play

Natural play

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Cobble path

Below is a photo of a cobble path we laid a few years ago. I have just finished another small section of this paving and was reminded how effective it is.

Made from stone from the Black mountains on the Welsh boarder, the stone is cut into strips and laid on edge.

Landscaping Hereford


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