Triclimb doesn’t actually have an age range. Children as young as 9 months could start to enjoy climbing the frame and babies younger than this could enjoy lying under the frame – why not hang some toys from the rungs and let your baby lie under it? Triclimb does however have an upper weight limit which is 100 kg. Age really depends on the child, their ability and how you feel as a parent. As an open-ended toy different children will use it in different ways. Triclimb is to be used under adult supervision.
- What age is Triclimb for?
- What is the weight limit of Triclimb?
100Kg (over 15st)
- Are there accessories for Triclimb such as a slide?
We’re working really hard on designing and building a range of modular design accessories to use with Triclimb. These will be awesome and It will be worth the wait!
- What is Triclimb made from?
Triclimb is made from solid timber and high-quality birch core engineered wood which is sustainably sourced, meaning all our wood is from managed forests – FSC or equivalent certified, such as the PEFC (the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.) As far as is possible, we aim to source our materials and packaging as locally as possible in a bid to support local businesses whilst limiting our carbon footprint.
- Is Triclimb strong?
Made from a combination of solid timber and ply wood to ensure long lasting strength that won’t suffer warping or movement. Triclimb boasts an upper weight limit of 100Kg (over 15st) which is testament to the strength of the frame design.
- How much does Triclimb weigh?
When open the Triclimb frames stands 65cm high yet only weighs 5Kg. The unique design combined with choice of materials allows for a slim profile reducing the overall weight. When folded Triclimb has an ultra thin profile of just 10cm.
- Triclimb is 'self supporting' what does that mean?
An innovative and unique hinge joint means that once open Triclimb supports itself and doesn’t rely on screws for strength. The purpose of the thumb screws on the sides is to lock the frame in place preventing small children from opening or closing it themselves. Triclimb is just as strong and stable without the thumb screws in place. All the work of bearing the load of the child’s weight is done by the increased surface area of the unique interlocking wooden joint.
- Why does Triclimb have two top rungs rather than one?
When young children first learn to climb to the top of Triclimb it can be a daunting prospect to then traverse over to the other side. The two rungs at the top provide a mini platform for little ones to pause, asses and rotate, building self confidence through their own actions. With no top rung your child has two immediate points of contact to aid them over the top. For those children who have mastered the Triclimb but enjoy the height it offers the top rungs can be used as a seat. There’s another clever reason why Triclimb has two top rungs but we can’t reveal it just yet.
- Is Triclimb durable?
Wood endures and if looked after Triclimb should last for a generation or more. It is connected together in a way which allows the frame to be opened and closed without creating wear and tear as there is no direct screw to wood method.
- What is engineered wood?
Wood is a product of nature and nature is unpredictable – it can be beautiful and maddening at the same time. It moves, twists, swells, and scratches with humidity. You can end up with twists, bows and cups where there was perfection. And then there are the natural flaws, colouring, changes in grain direction and knots to consider. There is a raw charm surrounding a good solid piece of timber. BUT using solid wood is expensive to our planet – it’s a resource that is on the decline. We’re on a journey of commitment to becoming as environmentally responsible as possible and responding to changes and advances. For us we questioned – was there a need to use solid timber for the main construction, and if not, what could we use? Our answer – PLYWOOD, designed and built to take a beating so nature doesn’t have to.
Plywood is a re-formed wood product. It’s an incredibly efficient use for fast-growing wood that is renewable and produces very little waste. It is generally made when a log is hewn, and a carpet-like roll of very thin wood is produced. It is then sliced into sheets and each layer is layered at 90 degrees to the previous. The result is a product that is affordable, durable, strong and stable and most crucially not affected by the central heating in our modern homes. Many of our precious trees are wasted in producing the ‘right’ cut for the production of solid timber, coupled with the time taken to grow hardwood trees. Using plywood in our designs gives you one of the strongest materials around. We ensure all products manufactured within our product line come from sustainably managed forests and are FSC or PEFC certified and are engineered to meet the lowest VOC compliant emission requirements. We aim to combine beauty, performance, and environmental friendliness. In a bid to ever become more resource efficient we do use all of the plywood boards, otherwise we would be contributing to wasteful manufacturing. So you will find natural flaws, colouring, changes in grain direction and knots. These are only cosmetic and part of this naturally occurring living product.
- How is Triclimb finished?
Our stains and paints use the latest developments in waterborne technology and are safe, light-fast, tough, durable, non-toxic, environmental and child friendly – BS 5665-EN 71/3 Toy Safety Regulations 1995 certified. Products are then sealed with an eco-friendly water-bourne finish, which gives a ‘just visible grain’ look and feel to the finish. The product is designed to have a slight roughness to it; this helps to ensure your little Triclimber has enough grip for their adventuring.
- Is Triclimb environmentally friendly?
Made from wood Triclimb is visibly part of nature, tactile and beautiful. All the wood used is FSC and PEFC which means the wood is from sustainable managed forests. The stain and lacquers used to finish Triclimb are non toxic, environmentally friendly and water based which allow the natural features of the wood to shine through. If looked after after Triclimb will last for generations and when its use is finally over it will soon return to the earth peacefully without any negative impact.
- Is Triclimb fully CE certified?
Yes, testing is an extremely important aspect of our research, design and manufacturing; it’s not just about creating a beautiful open-ended product. Our products need to be safe and we have gone over and above with safety standard requirements. The Triclimb and its accessories are CE certified and have been independently laboratory tested and comply with EN 71 parts 1,2,3 and 8 regulations (Safety of Toys).
- Can Triclimb be used outside?
Triclimb has been manufactured as an indoor toy but it can be used outside with care. Just be mindful that the finish is an indoor finish and being left out in the elements will damage the properties of the materials.
- Can I get replacement thumbscrews?
If you’ve lost your locking thumbscrews just get in touch and we’ll get replacement sent out for you.
- How do I clean my Triclimb?
Caring for your Tri Climb is not only essential for improving safety but will also add years to its life for your children to play on and enjoy it as they grow. To clean, wipe with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Dry immediately. Leaving water or cleaning agent on the surface may damage the finish. Do not use abrasive cleansers.
- My frame wobbles, is this a problem?
Yes, we don’t want your frame to wobble, but it’s an easy fix and can happen when the frame is not fully open, when it has been opened on an uneven surface or when it has been opened from one side. To fix – just simply open the frame, insert the thumb screws, place your hands on the top of the two joints and push down. You might need to alternate your weight between the two joints. This should fix any rocking.
- Where is Triclimb made?
Designed and built in Wales, United Kingdom. We’re proud that Triclimb utilises the carpentry and design skills of local businesses and people.
- Is Triclimb beautiful
Slim, strong and natural. Triclimb suits any home environment and décor. Available in various colour options to suit your own family style. A minimal design which is beautiful to look at adding an aesthetic expression to the rest of the room.