Consciously Created Statement
Our Castle & Cubby Ethos
Consciously made play spaces for every imagination. We mean what we say and love what we do! We believe in giving, creating and educating - giving children the gift of play in safe environmentally friendly play spaces.
We are passionate about educating our clients on the best methods to ensure longevity of our natural materials in an outdoor environment. We are always open to discussion, feedback and ideas on how we can improve our business and product to better serve our customers and the planet. Every detail down to our freight packaging is considered.
Our products contain no preservatives and no chemicals. Just the way we like our world! We ONLY source our new timbers, including hardwood timber, from FSC certified suppliers. FSC is an internationally recognised forest certification network that provides recognition of regional and national standards ensuring they meet their criteria for sustainable forest management.
For ground contact timber we prefer to use cypress pine, a naturally water and termite resistant timber. To ensure preservation of the timber we recommend a 10cm minimum layer of crushed rock to provide a water free barrier, tarring if positioning in a wet area and if requested we can use treated pine feet also.
For in-ground timber, we also use cypress pine and we tar the section of the timber which will be underground. We dig holes and lay 10cm of crushed rock at the bottom filled with concrete tapered off above ground to ensure water flows away from the timber. To ensure longevity of our products we provide a care and maintenance guide for all products which outlines the best and most natural ways to ensure your timber products stand the test of time.
We believe with the right methods of installation and care you can avoid using treated timber and subsequently prevent a raft of chemicals being produced and introduced into the environment. Plus you get the reassurance that little fingers that touch eyes and mouths are safe as houses.
The BIG kids at Castle and Cubby