About Martell Play and Leisure. Here at Martell Play and Lesiure our mission is to provide a safe, educational and fun environment for children to play. With our extensive range of playground equipment we can cater for every need and to-date we have installed our equipment at many schools and nurseries, some of which can be viewed at our online gallery.
The popularity of timber play and outdoor curriculum equipment has dramatically increased over recent years, due mainly to it’s visually appealing nature and the way in which it blends naturally with the surrounding environment, wherever it may be located.
Unlike many traditional steel structures, timber is a natural product, appealing to the senses of smell and touch to both adults and children
The timbers we use in the construction of our products are specifically selected to the highest quality standards, mostly Scandinavian 5ths kiln dried redwood, which is heart free, hence significantly reducing the risk of shaking ie splitting and poor finish quality following machining.
During the machining process, the timber is planed all-round and radius corners are put on all edges, providing an enhanced finish which is smooth to the touch, thereby reducing the risks and hazards associated with splinters
The timbers are then pressure treated with Tanalith® E*, a chrome and arsenic free timber preservative which is the latest in timber treatment technology, providing a desired service life of 15 – 30 years.
Main Timber Features
- Chrome and arsenic free
- Protects against fungal decay and insect / termite infestation
- When impregnated into the timber, the chemical components become fixed within the wood structure and are therefore leach resistant
- Tanalith® E* is specified for use in Leisure and ground contact timbers
- Treated timbers have an even green colouration
- All treated timbers are Maintenance Free
* Tanalith® E conforms to the efficacy requirements of EN 599-1:1997, and is treated in accordance with the penetration and retention guidance given in BS EN 335-1:1996. To provide a desired service life in the selected hazard class as defined in BS EN 335-1:1992 .. next