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long metal steps to get down to a garden:dangerous for children?

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vannah Thu 12-Feb-09 19:55:31

seen a lovely 2 bed flat in ideal location, ticks all the boxes except its a raised ground floor flat, and the garden is the rear section of a largish garden which you can access via a long metal staircase (with gaps)
would you buy it if you had a 1 yr old and a 3 yr old. Obviously all garden sessions would be supervised i wouldnt leave them out there alone, but just fear a nasty accident somewhere along the line.

any experience of this kind of thing?
thanks

lalalonglegs Thu 12-Feb-09 20:29:44

Why not replace staircase with something less steep/gappy if all the other boxes are ticked?

vannah Thu 12-Feb-09 22:06:53

hmm. didnt think of that...not steep but quite a long flight of steps so a fall could be nasty

lalalonglegs Fri 13-Feb-09 09:20:35

I know an architect who built his kids a slide down into the basement (where their bedrooms are)...

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