A family business with a love for what we do
"As the son of a maker of wooden toys there was a certain inevitability I too would follow in his footsteps to a business centred on wood. The catalyst was when my wife Kay and I decided our young children would love a playhouse, just as I had enjoyed my own at the bottom of the garden. We were so disappointed to find that most of the products described as ‘playhouses' bore more resemblance to sheds. There was only one solution, to build our own. Our playhouse was a magnet for friends and drew admiring comments from parents - so began The Playhouse Company.
Over the past two decades we have enjoyed sharing the inspiration of parents following the same path, a desire to provide a special place for their children to escape to and enjoy. Most of the hundreds of projects you will see on our site began as inspiration provided by you and your children. They all share our commitment to producing playhouses built to the same standards we wanted for our own children.
We are now a team of 19 based in our workshops in rural Herefordshire. Kay is still the first voice you might hear; I may well be there to deliver and install your playhouse giving me the great satisfaction of seeing the smiles on your children's faces.
The Playhouse Company has now delivered some 1,500 or so hand built, bespoke playhouses throughout the UK (and more recently to Europe as well) in different shapes, colours, sizes and designs but all built to rigorous safety standards.
In an age where children can spend more time with computers than friends we are more committed than ever to extending the opportunity for healthy and imaginative enjoyment playhouses can provide."