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Our mission: To build a castle / tree house for a customer's children who had a house adjoining Stoneligh Abbey,Warwickshire, a grade 1 listed building.
Background information: Travelled from our Herefordshire HQ to Warwick on a reccy and came up with our initial design which utilised a large sycamore tree in her garden.
Potential opposition: Because our castle design had a platform adjoining it which was over 30cm high planning permission was needed.
Battle engagement: The process was inevitably bureaucratic involving a number of meetings and a tree impact survey needed to be obtained. After a long 10 months planning permission was obtained for a design identical to the original, success!
Mission completed: We installed the castle and according to the customer, it was well worth the effort involved.
Features of the playhouse include:
- Castle with weather proof interior
- Platform wrapping around and within the existing tree
- Access to top of the castle
- Climbing wall
Debrief: According to our customer
'Delighted that it fits in so well, giving a good size play area without impacting at all on the garden'.