20 May 2022
Neptune Street Furniture has been making street furniture since the 1960s, pushing innovation, design and being at the forefront of trends. In 2016 the company started producing and manufacturing Buddy Benches, designed to give school children who are feeling low or are lacking friends to play with at break times a safe place to go to and find someone to talk to, whether this be other pupils, teachers or playground monitors.
The standard Buddy Bench is the Kingston seat, which is now available in two lengths - 1500 and 1800mm. These have above-ground seat ends, which are freestanding, but can also be attached to the ground for more stability.
The newly-launched Medlock Buddy Bench is a smaller design at 1350mm long. This choice in design was to allow the benches to be more suitable for smaller spaces and budgets, fitting in with the aesthetics and furniture of any play group or preschool.
The Medlock seat comes with a wide variety of customisation options, making each bench unique to the customer’s order. There is a choice of either wooden slats or recycled plastic lumber, which comes in two different colours and styles. A plain brown plastic is available giving the aesthetics of wood or, for customers seeking a bit more colour and style, there is a multi-coloured slat option, where customers can choose the placement and order of the slats.
These recycled plastic slats are not only great for the environment but are very durable, vandal-proof and maintenance-free with no need to stain or paint as the lovely bright colours go all the way through.
The Medlock Buddy Bench also has two slight variations in design options for the legs, allowing the customer to choose whether or not to have a backrest.
Most of Neptune’s furniture range has the option to be engraved on plastic or wood, with any wording the customer requires. If plastic slats are chosen and engraved, there is the additional option of having plastic infills, which again, come in a choice of colours.
The magnitude of design and colour choices available means that this range is suitable for virtually any business and establishment, not just those in the education sector, with choices that makes this product versatile and accommodates everyone’s needs and wants.
All Neptune Street Furnitures benches come pre-assembled and are delivered on a pallet by a courier, so they are quick and easy to locate and enjoy.