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Treehouses will always sway a little, that’s just the way it is in the tree, especially in the wind. But it can also happen that the construction starts to sway without the tree moving in the wind.

What’s stupid about that?

  • It can feel uncomfortable / unsafe.
  • The individual fasteners (tree screws, wooden joints, …) are permanently stressed by this. (Alternating load, bending, shearing, tension, pressure).

 

Find out the cause – why is it tilting / swaying?

Lateral tilting:

    • Wide cantilevered platform or parts of the platform.
    • Wooden beams too small in size – beams spring and bend.

Rotation / swaying:

    • Triangular construction rotates around axis of tree trunk
    • Rotation when people walk and brake
    • Use of suspension bridge, swing or similar.

Measures:

Once you have observed and understood where the tipping / swaying is coming from, there are simple methods to counteract it – make sure you use compression and tension elements correctly:

    • Attach struts from below (predominantly pressure, little tension)
    • Attach rope suspension from above (only tension!)
    • Insert additional short wooden struts / brackets.
    • Set the ladder element / stair firmly in concrete
    • Set additional support in concrete
    • Reinforce the wooden beams

 

The basic rule for stiffening is important in all of this:

Square passes – Triangle persists

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Hi treehouse friends!

We will be happy to help you!  Please check our FAQ section first!

There we have already answered the most common questions for you.

In order to be able to advise you optimally, we need:

  1. Sketches (scripted by hand is ok)
  2. Position and height of the platform
  3. Position and size of the treehouse
  4. Photos of the trees
  5. Tree diameter ø at the height of the platform
  6. Tree species
  7. Distance between trees (if more than one)
  8. Use of the treehouse (many people, public, …)
  9. Particularly stormy or snowy region?

“The more concrete your idea, the better I can help you!”

Vitus Wahlländer – Shop Manager

+49 17623339648

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Dürnbachstraße 16a, 83727 Schliersee,  Germany

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Gerne helfen wir euch weiter!  Bitte checkt vorher unseren FAQ-Bereich!

Dort haben wir die gängigsten Fragen bereits für euch beantwortet.

Um euch optimal beraten zu können benötigen wir:

  1. Skizzen (gerne von Hand gekrizzelt)
  2. Lage und Höhe der Plattform
  3. Position und Größe des Baumhauses
  4. Fotos von den Bäumen
  5. Baumdurchmesser ø auf Höhe der Plattform
  6. Baumart
  7. Abstand der Bäume (falls mehrere)
  8. Nutzen vom Baumhaus (viele Personen, öffentlich, ...)
  9. Besonders Sturm oder Schneereiche Region?

 

"Je konkreter eure Idee, desto besser kann ich euch weiterhelfen!"

Vitus Wahlländer - Chef 

+49 17623339648

thetreehouse.shop

Dürnbachstraße 16a, 83727 Schliersee,  Germany

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