Zip wire supply & installation
We also provide fully installed zip wires throughout the UK from our sister company Mr Zip Wire.
For the adventure seeking tree house dwellers, zip wire rides are the extra thrill you’ve been looking for. We install everything from a basic home zip wire kit to commercial zip wires. Our zip wire installations can go from support poles on the ground, as found in adventure parks and playgrounds. Alternatively, we can build a zip wire running from your treehouse deck down to ground level, or across to another treehouse deck.
As you can imagine, a standard home zip wire is a much more reasonable choice for children to use with minimal supervision. We always recommend the use of helmets, harnesses and adult supervision when zip wiring. But we know, in reality, this isn’t always going to happen because it’s up to each property owner to enforce. So for most zipwire projects, it’s usually a good idea to keep the ride to reasonable speeds, at reasonable heights above the ground at the start and finish, and to make it as easy as possible for zip wire riders to hold on by using appropriate zip wire accessories such as handles and seats. Most standard zip lines are about 60-150 feet long and have weight ratings up to 120 Kg’s (17.5 Stones approx). These zipline rides typically cost approx £2000+ (excluding take off and landing platforms), depending on specification and your location. Another factor in the price is the kind of launching platform needed – sometimes you can start the zip wire ride from the ground, and other times a platform must be built in the trees with a ladder attached.
For more serious zip wire experiences, we can install a zip wire that moves at faster speeds, are higher above the ground, and/or are in the range of 200-500 feet long. Extra precautions are taken to ensure safety, and harnesses and helmets are strongly recommended. We will teach you about every piece of equipment and how to safely ride and facilitate your guests on your zip wire. Along with a zip wire ride comes a level of responsibility: to either inspect and maintain the zip wire yourself, or to hire us or another reputable zip wire company to inspect and maintain the project on a regular basis. They are a lot of fun, but can also be dangerous and therefore deserve respect.
An advanced zip wire
If an intermediate zip wire isn’t enough for you, then we need to make sure that you have tall & strong trees, the right environment and topography, and the right budget for this type of project. The most serious zip wires are primarily the domain of commercial operations such as adventure parks and tree top tours.
The first step is determining whether it’s going to be possible to have a zip wire where you want it. Most people can tell intuitively whether they have a good site for a standard zip wire in their proposed location. In those cases, we may contract with you over the phone depending on the length and location and show up the first time ready to install the zip wire. If you are in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex, Oxfordshire, Essex, Dorset, Wiltshire, Kent, London, or the South of the United Kingdom, we will be able to survey and install it quickly. However, most intermediate and advanced zip wires require a preliminary, site survey by a professional to determine whether a zip wire is possible in the desired location. You should expect to pay a nominal site survey fee for an on site, zip wire survey and quotation. You may prefer to collect measurements, and/or pictures to send to us before the first visit – this does not usually eliminate the need for a site survey, but it can help us give you a better range of budgetary costs before you commit to the cost of the first visit.
Whatever type of zip wire you have in mind, please call us on 01590 677449 / 07814 394232 or email us to get the conversation started.
Have a quick question? Contact us by phone on 01590 677449 / 07814 394232 or please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any of our treehouse services.