Will I need planning permission for E.den designs?
It is rare that designs require planning permission, but on the rare occasions where this is a requirement (e.g. based on proximity to busy roads etc.) E.den will manage the entire process on your behalf. We will complete all necessary documentation and submit to the local authorities along with our designs. On the few occasions where this has been necessary in the past, we have had a 100% approval rating.
Do your designs fully consider inclusive play?
Our designs are developed to accommodate children of all ability and mobility. We have a proven track record of working with mainstream and special needs schools. We understand the importance of inclusive play, and that’s why, if requested, we ensure that our designs are wheelchair friendly – be that ramps to upper areas of structures, zip wires with chair harnesses, flat access platforms into sand play areas, or raised play areas to allow all children to play together. Every child deserves to get full enjoyment from your outdoors and our designs embrace that. For further information, please refer to the Inclusive Play section of this website.
Have you considered Health & Safety implications in your designs?
Health & Safety is at the forefront of everything we do. Our designs are fully Health & Safety compliant, as are our own work practices. Just as some examples: we ensure that all sandpits can be covered to prevent unwanted visitors encroaching when they’re unattended, all our water play areas are shallow and fully drainable, designs are developed to minimise blind-spots for supervising teachers. The safety of the children in your care is paramount to our designs.
Can I speak to people you’ve done work for to get their opinion of e.den?
We would be more than happy to put you in touch with the schools we have worked with. Please contact us and we can provide a list of people for you to speak to, or why not visit the Projects and Testimonials section of this website to see examples of our designs in action, and what people have to say about the work that e.den have done for them.