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Exporting outside of the UK


Exporting outside of the UK is not a problem for Soft Brick - we've completed builds all over the World, from China to California and Kuwait to the Congo (yes, even the Congo!)

In 2014 The Soft Brick Company was awarded the prestigious TUV accreditation, recognised throughout Europe as a mark of quality. As well as completing some of the largest play facilities anywhere in the world, including China, Kuwait and Europe - we are also proud to have supplied schools, cafes, hotels and private individuals in more than a dozen countries, across three Continents.

Our customers recognise that British engineering and manufacturing is of the highest quality and that Soft Brick is the best Britain has to offer!

The biggest differentiating factor when installing a play area overseas versus the UK, is the shipping time - unfortunately, this is somewhat out of our control. Shipping times to places like China are between 30-45 days so it is vital that your project is managed professionally and efficiently by our team. As our customer, you will have key dates and deadlines which you are working to and in turn we will endeavour to complete the installation on time and as cost effectively as possible.

Our design process is essentially the same as a project in the UK and typically starts with our team of designers working to a brief or set of plans sent by the customer. We can produce some preliminary plans (a Building Layout) whilst arranging for an accurate site survey (if required) to be carried out by your allocated Project Manager / Engineer. With the design and quotation agreed, we have various options with regards to installation. For our recent build in Shenzhen, China, our team went in a more supervisory role - to oversee local labour on the more menial tasks (like fitting decks and netting) and then we installed the more specialist product where our expertise was required. This worked very well in Shenzhen and meant we could pass further savings on to the customer.

Exporting Soft Play Outside UK Departures

We have been exporting our product since 2001 and have a broad range of experience with the complexities and logistics involved. Other than the obvious cultural differences, language barriers and dealing with time-zones, there are many other things we will take care of when exporting outside of the EU / UK, for example:

  • Dealing with freight companies - air, sea and road freight - and dealing with the specific pallet / container requirements that go with them.
  • Dealing with Export / Import agencies, including consignees, customs paperwork, inspections etc.
  • Ensuring the products arrive on site in the same perfect condition they leave our factory. The product should arrive on site ready for our in-house installation teams to get started!
  • Paperwork! We ensure that all required paperwork for calculating Import Duty is accurate and includes the correct and relevant Commodity Codes and Packing Lists.
  • Installation - Our in-house installation teams are very experienced in working abroad and liaising with the Project Manager back in the UK.

When it comes to exporting Soft Brick's product, you can be sure your project will be managed professionally and efficiently by our team!

Exporting Soft Play Structures Outside UK

Contact our sales team via our Contact Us form or on +44(0)1925 837733 - we look forward to discussing your project!