Playground Railings | Bowtop Play | RoSPA Compliant | Zaun

01 BowTop Play

Zaun‘s BowTop Playground Railings are an attractive system often used around play areas. Zaun’s BowTop Playground Fencing is manufactured to RoSPA guidelines and BS 1722 part 9 compliant to make it as safe as possible.

The nature of the BowTop playground railings system means that parents have an unhindered view of their children in the play area, and the system itself means that children can play safely. All of the bars and ‘bows’ are spaced to minimise the chance of wrist or neck trap occurring.

The vertical bars are tough for children to climb and help ensure they stay in the play area.

Available in standard panels from stock or bespoke panels can be manufactured to non-standard length and raked and radiused to suit individual requirements.

Available in two heights, 1.0m and 1.2m. Each railing is supplied with panels, posts, stepping cleats and security fixings. Supplied hot-dip galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461 and optional Polyester Powder Coated.

Matching Bow Top gate or slow-closing safety gate also available.


Hot-dip galvanised to ISO1461 & optional polyester powder coated, after stringent cleaning & treatment to give a well-adhered coating with a minimum of 60 microns.

All Zaun posts/panels/gates and painted auxiliary components (for example, clamp-bars, slide bolts etc.) benefit from a protective zinc layer and electrostatically applied polyester powder coating to BS1722 p16. Care is taken with pre-treatment to ensure sound adhesion between the zinc and paint layers. In a UK C1 environment, as defined in ISO 12944 p2, this should ensure a useful life expectancy of the fence of at least 15-20 years. Life expectancy in all environments can be extended by maintaining the fencing with regular washing. Useful life will be reduced if the fencing is damaged. Any coating damage should be repaired to reduce the effect on useful life.

Enhanced painting systems such as marine coatings are also available for improved life expectancy in C2-C5M environments.

For a full list of colours, click here

Playground Railings Posts & Fixings

The Bowtop Play railing system features a post and stepping cleat configuration, providing a simple and easy installation method. Supplied with Cup Square Bolts & Shear Nuts and installed using either power or hand tools.

Playground Railings Installed on Sloping Ground

Panels can be stepped as required on the post. Where gradients exceed 1:16, it is recommended that the stepping cleats are adjusted to suit the gradient as required. Panels can also be sloped to the following gradients, within the tolerance of the post section:

0 to 16mm / 56mm / 56 to 72mm

Bowtop Play Railings Variations

Posts are available in different lengths to accommodate panel heights and ground conditions. Additional variations are also available:

  • Wall fixing, cranked posts or base plated.
  • Bespoke panels can be manufactured to be raked and radiused

Playground Gates

Pedestrian gates are single leaf 1.2m wide (or width to suit), framed in a 50mm x 50mm RHS with Bowtop Play style panels within the gate frame, with slide latch and slow closer. Gate supplied with 2 x suitable gate posts.

Vehicle access gates are double leaf (single leaf vehicle gates available) 3.0m wide (or width to suit), framed in 50mm x 50mm RHS, with Bowtop Play style panels within the gate frame, with drop bolts and slide latch. Gate supplied with 2 x suitable gate posts.

Note: Slow closing RoSPA compliant playground gates also available


Features and Benefits
  • RoSPA compliant making them ideal for Play Areas
  • Compliant with BS 1722 Pt. 9
  • Security Fixings
  • Slotted cleats allow panels to be installed either on the flat or stepped as desired
  • Mid panel feet to support the panel to prevent sagging
  • Hot Dip Galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461
  • Polyester Powder Coated option
  • Attractive appearance
  • Vandal resistant
  • Strong
  • Available either bolt down, in ground or on wall
  • High visibility
Download To download our Bow Top fencing datasheets, please click on the link below; To download our standard colour list, please click on the link below; To download our brochures, please click on the link below;
Fence Height 1000mm / 1200mm  Note: Additional heights are available upon request
Panel Width 2700mm
Bar Diameter 12mm / 16mm
Bar Centres 101mm
Post Size 50mm x 50mm
Post Centres 2760mm
Horizontal Bar 40 x 8mm
Bow Over Sail 80mm
Support Legs 1 x per bay to prevent sag
Fixings Cup Square Bolts & Shear Nuts

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