Hints & Tips for SlidesAlan
Hints & Tips for Slides
Since opening for business in 2003, we have displayed, shipped and installed hundreds of Slides for use in domestic and commercial play areas. Here are some tips based on our experience…
Residential slides are available in four designs – straight, wavy, spiral and tube.
- Domestic (light use in a home garden) = domestic specification slides (EN71)
- Commercial (potentially heavy use by the public in a playground) = commercial specification slides (EN1177)
The platform height determines the slide length that you need. Assuming flat ground, the slide body needs to be as close to 2 x your platform height as practical.
The most common platform heights and our associated slides are listed below;
This is a common problem with plastic slides due to the large amount of friction.
Some actions can reduce the build up of static; avoid synthetic clothes, regularly clean the slide surface with soapy water, add an earthing strap.