The Playhouse Company

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Specifications

Choices you will love, specifications you can trust

When it comes to the quality of our Playhouses we don't care for compromise.  We use the highest quality of materials and every method we use to build a Playhouse is carried out to a high standard.  All they choices we offer to make your playhouse just right for you and your children are not at the expense of quality.

We have completed hundreds of made to measure playhouses, that are designed and built to match the inspiration of our customers (and their children!). Often customers take elements of more than one playhouse project they see on the site to create the ‘dream' playhouse. There are an infinite number of possibilities.

 

Precision building of our products

Options for your playhouse roof

We offer all of our playhouse designs in a choice of different roof options to suit your needs and budget.

Mineral Felt Roof

A standard finish, which is good at keeping out the weather but is not particularly the most attractive roof option.  Ideal if the roof is not seen

  • The roof bearers are fitted to span across the apex: the size would depend on the span but it would be a minimum of 75mm x 50mm, the timber would be good quality redwood, planned with swept edges
  • 12mm wbp external grade plywood is fitted to the top surface
  • A layer of BBA approved breathable membrane is fitted as an underfelt
  • A layer of 38kg mineral felt will be fitted as the top surface, this will be secured using galvanised staples.
  • In the case of a large roof, pressure treated batons are fitted perpendicular to the roof felt
  • The roof edges will be secured with a facia board, the top finished with a ridge board and trim is fitted along the bottom.
  • Guttering is always recommended and can either be fitted by us or retrospectively by you once installed.

Felt Shingled Roof

A similar product to mineral felt, with the same durability but a more attractive finish which resembles individual house tiles

  • The roof bearers are fitted to span across the apex: the size would depend on the span but it would be a minimum of 75mm x 50mm.  The timber would be good quality redwood, planned with swept edges
  • 12mm wbp external grade plywood is fitted to the top surface
  • A layer of BBA approved breathable membrane is fitted as an under felt
  • A layer of felt shingles will be fitted as the top surface, this will be secured using galvanised staples
  • The roof edges will be secured with a facia board, the top finished with a ridge board and trim fitted to the bottom.
  • Guttering is always recommended and can either be fitted by us or retrospectively by you once installed.

Cedar Shingled Roof

Natural Canadian cedar shingles fitted give a beautiful natural finish.  The shingles are initially a reddish brown colour, but within a year will naturally go a silver grey colour.  It is recommended that the roof pitch is at least 30degrees to avoid the shingles becoming waterlogged during wet periods of weather.

  • The roof bearers are fitted to span across the apex: the size would depend on the span but it would be a minimum of 75mm x 50mm.  The timber would be good quality redwood, planned with swept edges
  • 12mm wbp external grade plywood is fitted to the top surface
  • Two layers of BBA approved breathable membrane is fitted as an under felt
  • A layer of cedar shingles will be fitted as the top surface, this will be secured using galvanised staples
  • The roof edges will be secured with a facia board, the top finished with a ridge board and trim fitted to the bottom.
  • Guttering is always recommended and can either be fitted by us or retrospectively by you once installed.

Slate Effect Roof

Giving a more contemporary feel these are artificial slate tiles made by cembrite.  They are the same tiles as used on houses and look like natural slate.   They are a little more uniform than the natural alternative 

  • The roof bearers are fitted to span across the apex: the size would depend on the span but it would be a minimum of 75mm x 50mm.  The timber would be good quality redwood, planned with swept edges
  • 12mm wbp external grade plywood is fitted to the top surface
  • Two layers of BBA approved breathable membrane is fitted as an underfelt
  • A layer of slate effect tiles are fitted as the top surface, this will be secured using galvanised staples
  • The roof edges will be secured with a facia board, the top finished with a ridge board and trim fitted to the bottom.
  • Guttering is always recommended and can either be fitted by us or retrospectively by you once installed.

Castle Roof

This is a style of roof that is fitted where there is a requirement to walk on top of the roof.  Rain will flow through the decking boards and then travel off the roof to the back leaving the internal area dry.

  • Appropriate size roof bearers (minimum of 75mm x 50mm) with angle cut go front to back, these would be from a good quality redwood timber that is planned with swept edges
  • 12mm external grade plywood fitted
  • 2 layers of underfelt
  • Tanolised bearers fitted with same angle as the base bearers but reversed to bring the roof back to a flat surface
  • Tanolised decking boards fitted