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28 Withleigh Rd, Knowle, Bristol BS4 2LQ

t: 07779 568394 e: w:

Welcome to Monkey Business Design Ltd – Crafting Beautiful Timber Structures & Spaces for Play & Wildlife



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Whether you’re envisioning a vibrant addition to a local park, an educational play area for a school, or a unique feature for your own backyard, our team is ready to bring your vision to life. We work closely with clients to create custom playgrounds that meet specific needs and exceed expectations.


From the initial design to the final touches, our landscaping services are tailored to meet your specific desires and the unique challenges of your space. Whether it’s a serene garden retreat, a vibrant floral display, or a functional outdoor living area, we handle all aspects of landscaping with care and precision:


Why Choose Us?

Did you know we're proud members of CIEEM (Chartered Institue of Ecology and Environmental Management) and Learning through Landscapes - a recognised school initiative for nature based learning? Monkey Business Design has over 8 years of experience and a dedicated team. Beyond that, we hold £10m public and product liability insurance for complete peace of mind.

Our commitment to reducing environmental costs and maximising ecological opportunities in our work is central to our design process.

Our small size and love mean we can usually offer a great deal more for your money than our larger competitors.

All our design and build work is in house and we have full control of your project from start to finish.


Our Approach

Our journey begins with the environment in mind. We prioritize sustainable practices, building handsome structures in untreated yet durable timber – much of it locally grown, and other lower impact materials. We reuse what we can, seek alternatives to cement and minimise waste.

In design and build we also maximise opportunities to create niches for wildlife, the growing of food, beautiful colourful landscapes, opportunities for play, entertaining and relaxation and accessibility. A clever design can bring benefits across all these areas. Find out more


Our quality
Experienced and Skilled Team
  • The success of Monkey Business Design is anchored in its team of passionate professionals, including Managing Director and Designer Chris Swinburn, who brings years of expertise in landscaping, gardening, and wood construction.
Versatile Project Scope
  • Whether it’s designing a charming playhouse for a private garden or developing large-scale community parks and school playgrounds, Monkey Business Design is adept at handling projects of varying sizes and complexities, catering to a diverse range of clients.
Commitment to Ecological Restoration
  • Beyond play equipment, the company is also deeply involved in ecological restoration and wildlife recovery, demonstrating a commitment to environmental conservation and sustainable development.


Our Clients

We work with Primary Schools and Early Years Nurseries, LAs, Businesses, Public & Private Parks & Visitor Attractions and residential customers, mostly based in the SW of England & S Wales.

‚ÄčOur original designs and use of sustainably sourced materials make us a refreshing alternative in the industry. From playhouses for your own children to community parks and developments for schools, we’re happy to work with a wide range of clients on projects big and small.

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