04 Dec 2018

Westfield’s Magical Bespoke Playspaces

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Engaged by Scentregroup to create bespoke elements for multiple playgrounds in Westfield Coomera, The Play Works came through with a range of structures that brought the client’s adventurous ideas to life. Working from a concept design by Playce Landscape Architects and the Westfield design team, The Play Works were commissioned to build custom creations to […]

04 Dec 2018

Making the Most of Water Play

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The Play Works has expanded their range of water play options by introducing a new member to the water pump family, along with a variety of other exciting water course accessories. The Play Works started manufacturing the classic style pump over 15 years ago and it remains their best seller today. The tall water pump […]

02 May 2016

Introducing the Joey Swing

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Any excuse!  Let’s face it, who can walk past a swing and not want to have a go? Any parent knows only too well how much kids love the magic of that sense of flying. How many times have you tried to sit on a swing and somehow hold your little one in your lap […]

01 Mar 2016

Our Love for Carved Play Art

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To carve is to make a cultural mark on the world – it doesn’t define a time or place, but carries the human moment of its creation.  Even when it draws on ancient forms, the sculptor gives it current meaning.  It speaks most to us when it is personal, unique and crafted with that human […]

29 Feb 2016

Brisbane City Childcare

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Exploration & Concept Brisbane City Child Care is a quality inner city childcare centre that occupies a four storey building in Brisbane’s Spring Hill The top floor rooftop of the center is an outdoor playspace that was definitely showing its age, the goal was to revitalize it with a holistic design incorporating natural play elements. After several […]

26 Feb 2016

Energy Made Fresh

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Since moving into our new manufacturing facility, we have wanted to get solar panels installed. We were scared that Ray & Evon, the Sun stealers would end up at our place like in those Origin Energy ads. After a few months, we had the panels installed by the boys from SAE Group. It has honestly been one of […]

25 Feb 2016

32 Years & Counting

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We have been learning to align the needs of our business with the needs of the communities around us Historically, business success has been easily defined: to make money. In reality, that is an incomplete definition. How companies make money is just as important. Over the last 3 decades, we have come to learn that a company’s profits […]

13 Jan 2016

What Playgrounds Look like Around the World

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We follow many artisans and teachers in the field of play, and we recently came across some amazing work by photographer James Mollison. His latest book Playground was published in April 2015 by Aperture Foundation- a series of composites of moments that happened during a single break time, a kind of time-lapse photography. What he captures is amazing and […]

12 Jan 2016

If You Build It… They Will Climb!

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  You can seldom pull together a playground without a few climbing structures. It goes without saying that play is synonymous with climbing. Children’s bodies develop rapidly in the early and middle childhood years and during this period their gross motor skills begin to emerge and develop. Children’s natural enjoyment of active play and their […]