Why our trees work, key design points
Over 18 months of… designing, development and testing went into our Love Lock Trees.
Below are just a few design points, we want to tell to you about.
Made of steel, designed to hold a very large quantity of padlocks, in a relatively small space, without creating the possibility of distortion or deterioration to the structure.
COMPACT size designed to hold around 10,000 padlocks.
LARGE size designed to hold around 25,000 padlocks.
When introducing a Love Lock Tree into a public domain, it’s imperative that issues relating to health and safety are minimised.
Our standard trees are…
– Not easily climbed upon
– No overhead hanging areas
– No moving parts
– No easily removable parts
– No trip hazards
ACCESSIBLE BY ALL
Particular thought was given to ensuring access for wheeled devices, such as wheelchairs, pushchairs and prams, therefore the accessibility, size, entry widths were at the forefront of the designs.
When selecting a location for a tree, all ground terrain levels must receive careful consideration, to allow for safe/flat access for those using wheelchairs/pushchairs.
As mainly placed in an outdoor environment, care and attention has been given to the materials used, the finish applied to the materials, and therefore the structure’s ability to stand up to varying weather conditions.
In addition, with the use of the PVC cladding system, coated in hard wearing ‘Raptor’, resistance to minor impacts created by wheelchairs and pushchairs has also been minimised.
As a Love Lock Tree will be a brand new addition into any location, often urban and highly populated, it is important the structure’s take up a minimal footprint.
Owing to utility and infrastructure framework, that could be already present, especially in urban locations, both structure’s ground penetration has been kept to a minimum or none, depending upon base option chosen.
EASY TO TRANSPORT
Love lock padlocks are not only found in the UK, but all over the globe!
No individual parts are longer than 2.5 metres/8.20 feet on a large tree, so fitting into a shipping container, for transportation to their final destination by road, rail, sea or air, all over the world.
STANDS ALONE OR IN GROUPS
Love Lock Trees are effective on their own, or in multiples – creating a forest!
Trees can be permanently sited in their location, or the compact size tree can be supplied with a free standing base – should you need to move and change the trees location.
First and foremost each Love Lock Tree is a work of art in it’s own right, in fact they have been called, “interactive sculptures”.
Trees can be located and used in most urban, rural and coastal landscapes, all over the world, whilst still being practical, functional and safe.