Arrangement of the playground is impossible without a slide. But it is necessary to choose the design very carefully and take into account all the nuances. This is safety, and comfort, and simplicity of manufacture with your own hands.
Speaking about the types of children’s slides, you must first allocate two types: garden and placed in the house. Most often, homemade designs are put in the bedroom. You can make them from arbitrarily selected materials, even plywood or chipboard. It is unacceptable on the street – unfavorable meteorological impacts are too strong there. But the main approaches to the design of the design remain unchanged.
The difference may be related to the materials from which the slide is made. For her apply:
Plastic systems are recommended to use for children from 3 to 5 years. Their main advantages are considered:
- ease of assembly;
- minimum occupied territory;
- the possibility of obtaining a variety of forms;
- convenience and safety;
- Seasonal universality.
Plastic allows you to make rods in the form of a spiral, pipes or waves. The excellent heat capacity of the plastic slide allows it to not overheat in the summer, as well as save a comfortable temperature in winter. Works are performed very simple, you just need to collect details in accordance with the instructions. However, plastic is painful, especially if we talk about cheap chinese samples. It is not enough long.
Often on the site near the apartment buildings you can see the slides of the metal. They are very durable and serve for a long time. Even with active operation, the attraction will work enough for them to take advantage of several generations. You can make a design with different heights and with an unequal length of descent.
However, before choosing such a structure for your yard, it is necessary to take into account his weaknesses.
Metal is warm too well. In the heat he heats up greatly, and when the cold comes, rolling easily freeze. It can turn into poor health effects, even if they don’t notice them in the heat of the game. Still need to remember that the metal requires care. And if the slope is made of steel, it can be subject to corrosion.
Tree attractive for many reasons. It is safe in environmental and sanitation. Wooden designs are relatively easy and can be delivered in an arbitrary place. Weather conditions do not interfere with their use. But you need to understand that Even the best wood can be deformed from dampness and temperature drops.
Special processing is carried out to protect. However, it complicates and increases the cost of construction. In addition, it is necessary to carefully select the compositions for impregnation, since not all of them are safe enough. But the wooden slide can be easily renovated with their own hands. And at the construction stage, you will not need to use the welding machine.
A large area occupied by a slide (especially with the descent) requires to approach the organization of this element of the playground more thoughtfully. It is impossible to limit ourselves to choosing a suitable material. Often slide complements the house. He not only becomes another place for games, but also helps to hide from the rain in the summer months. And it is also worth mentioning that the types of slides differ in both the presence of a house and the size of the structure.
Drawings and sizes
To properly build a hill for children in the country area, it is necessary to make drawings and schemes. If the scat’s profile found on the Internet does not suit the slope, it is required to rotate it clockwise (to enlarge) or counterclockwise (to reduce) angle. The steeper tilt, the more nicer will be the children. In addition, such a design will take less space, which is especially important in the country.
But when the slope slope slide, more than 40 degrees need to be carefully calculated so that the portion for braking is not excessively long.
Usually profiles are drawn on a single scale, bottom up. At the same time try to match the distances between the initial points. After that, vertical sectional lines are prepared, between which the identical distance must also be. The angle of the skate is determined how much free space.
If there will be a wall, swimming pool, or other dangerous places in the yard of the house near the descent, you need to plan the most steep slide.
By drawing up the drawings, it is required to take into account not only the affordable territory, but also the age of children. So, if the design is calculated for a category of 3-7 years, you can make a gaming surface at a height of more than 2 m. But at the same time, they will have to make barriers from the metal, the height of which will be at least 0.7 m. If you take advantage of a slide, children of any age, the openings of fences can be a maximum of 0.5 m. At the same time, the height of the free fall must be limited to 2 m.
When it is likely to fall from the top platform, it is necessary when designing to provide the calculation of the absorbent coating blows. Figures often do not indicate supporting structures. And there may be no other bullion elements. The form should be as simple as possible because building a sophisticated configuration structure is hard. The drawing of the streets for the street should be made with such an orientation so that the descent is not directed towards the roadway.
At an early age, children’s imagination itself makes the main work. It can “paint” like an unpretentious element on the site, present it as a fabulous space. But it is quite appropriate to the intention of adults to help imagination, push it in a strictly defined side. And if the slot is difficult to diversify, then the lifting can be presented much more interesting than the simple staircase. Excellent solutions of this kind can be:
- slide in the form of a “tractor”;
- a house on a tree;
How to make it yourself?
On the Internet it is easy to find a lot of schemes for the arrangement of a children’s slide. But seriously pay attention is only on such drawings and drawings, where barriers are shown in detail. Children of all ages play selflessly and lose a sense of reality. Therefore, fences, and the railing should be necessarily. Separate attention should be paid to the materials from which the slide is constructed as a whole and even the secondary parts of it.
Basic requirements Two: sanitary security and minimum risk of fire. All wooden and metal structures need to be seized to minimize the danger of injuries. Thinking out the future structure and elaborating it, you need to exclude any slotted partitions and gaps. Playing, children do not follow where they stick your fingers and even heads. It is useful to imagine a hill through the eyes of a child, and then it will become clear where dangers can hide.
Step-by-step registration of sports projectile begins with the preparation of descent. It is made of boards coinciding in length and width. Tree is neatly grinding to ensure descent safety. For connecting boards, bars are applied to the bottom. Next step – Attachment to the descent of lateral parts of the design.
In order not to calculate the scrupulously all proportions, you can simply repeat the standard sizes of the factory slide. This is 1.3 m in height with a slope of 55 degrees. Boards of the side parts are selected and put so that the ends turn out to be at the top of the site. They perform the function of the handrails for which you can stay before the descent. The sidewalls are fixed from two sides to the screws so that they keep in the bottom of the descent.
IMPORTANT: Side parts should be thus processed. All sharp corners cut off and even grind out sandpaper. To spend less time and strength, you can simply take a grinder with a grinding disk. Next you need to mark up. At this point, the bur for garden work.
Recesses in the ground, obtained with it, are needed to install a bar. Note: from below this timber must be smeared by mastic. Now places where it was put, concrete. Only such a solution ensures reliability and stability of the design. It is recommended to knead the solution on the M500 cement in standard proportions.
In the upper part of the bars saw the dumps cut through. They need to put the strap straps. The connection of parts is made by self-draws. Planks solve 2 tasks at once: increase the rigidity and ensure the safety of children. Now you need to attach a pair of wooden crossbar to the frame.
They are fixed by the staircase on one side and prepared descent – on the other. When this work is performed, you need to build a wooden floor. When it is made, they laid the boards, attaching them with self-draws.
Important: Boards can not be placed close. The gaps should be such that the danger is excluded to get injured, but water loose.
If you need the maximum strength, the joints of the wooden parts are strengthened with steel corners. It is recommended to make a slide twice as long as height. Choosing a plot, you have to watch it not to be in the lowland. When the tightening rains go, “swamp” is formed there. All wooden and plastic parts should be impregnated with antipirens.
But the construction of a wooden slide can occur and otherwise. The alternative scheme implies that they will first remove all the soil and scatter the recess. It is necessary if there is a fertile land – then it will not be empty and will benefit somewhere else. Further, the site falls asleep with sand and after a while when it is falling, the whole territory is trambed. This time is not worth spending in vain, you can:
- blank wood;
- dry it;
- write according to the drawing;
- soak by protective components.
Steps, handrails, railing and boards, which will be needed for the construction of “tunnel”, twice stain with enamel. In the interval between staining they need to grind. This prepares stage ends. It is time to build a foundation: in the wells prepared using a garden bora, put reinforcement. It will certainly be convicted by the construction level.
When the armature is placed, it is immediately concreted, and the corners weld on top. Poles that will be delivered at the base should be cut in certain places. These notches will allow fixing the timber on the corners of self-drawing. Next, the pillars are connected with each other by Ukusin. The staircase is done like this: the boosters are fixed, and then stuffed on top of them.
But the staircase cannot be fine if it is not complemented by the starting area. When this work is completed, it is required to prepare the foundation of the descent (it is made from the bar). Put a steel curved profile for skate. Over the base under the skate, there is a plywood shield. This shield feed iron sheet.
The outer edges of the sheet bend and fix on the profile. Otherwise, injuries are inevitable. Now you can cut out the gaps in the boards and wrap the edge of the sheet. Under the skate prepares a boardwalk. The sidewalls are trimmed by plywood. Now you can:
- put on board;
- complement the railway staircase;
- Build a four-tight roof, cover it on top of plywood.
No finite scheme, however, cannot be considered the only correct. You can always retreat from it, if the situation requires. To make the scat itself, optionally use Fanoire. It can also be built from:
- plastic sheet;
- galvanized steel thickness 0.05 cm.
Laminate for skate to use it is impractical. Under constant load or simply when in contact with water it is easily deformed. And here are some more recommendations:
- You can increase the protection of the tree from moisture by polishing the wax;
- To cover the wooden slide, oil paint is much worse than acrylic compositions and varnish;
- It is impossible to put a slide near the poisonous plants and honeycomb;
- We must immediately look so that there are no pipes and electrical appliances nearby;
- Cannot orient the skate towards the roadway, fence or capital wall.
List the rules of the country of the hill and study the nuances for a long time. But it is much better to manifest the initiative and focus on ready-made formulative ideas. The photo below shows a simple light slide, built almost completely from the tree. Only the surface of the skate is lined with sheet gland. In this case, protective boards are completely wooden.Contrary to the fears of people, this decision does not look sad.
But you can make a multicolored colorful design, even augable rather long transition between lifting and descent. A pair of tent builds allows you to hide from not too heavy rain. There is an even easier option in which the entire surface is made of wood. Such a design should be chosen when only functionality is needed, and not a bright appearance.
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