on 8 January 2013
This swing came with one very large bag of assorted sized screws and instructions which said things like use 4 x 28mm screws for part A and 6 x 26mm screws for part B. While some of the screws were very short eg 8mm and some 54mm and therefore easy to tell apart, the bulk of them had to be measured very accurately as there was only a couple of mm difference. I spent about 4 hours doing this and still got it wrong on one occasion much to my husband annoyance. My husband is an engineer and it took him the best part of 2 full afternoons to build this product, would it really have been so much more expensive to package this multitude of screws in bags labelled with the size on them. The product requires a lot of pieces to be assembled and it is important to check you have the right amount of screws before you start. We were exactly 4 short although the company were excellent about sending the 4 missing ones very quickly. Once assembled the product seems to be very good especially for a three year old, although i will be surprised if he is still using it much beyond the age of 7 as it is quite small compared to some other swings, but very suitable for a small garden.
on 11 August 2012
The nuts and screws are not labelled so out of 25 different types of these 200 screws hard to guess what goes where, instructions are hard to follow too... Took me two days including journey to local hardware store to buy screws which can fit ... Durable but not DIY friendly at all.