The Playhouse Company

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Is my garden suitable?

A question often asked of us here at The Playhouse Company is “is my garden suitable for a playhouse?”
The answer is almost always YES – our playhouses are custom built to your specific requirements; so, whether you’ve got a steep slope, an ancient tree, or the tiniest of tiny spaces available, we can usually build the perfect playhouse for your space.

Play castle on a steep bank

 

Steep Inclines

We can build on almost any gradient thanks to the use of platforms and stilts – a playhouse or activity platform can be elevated above the slope and exciting additional features added; such as rope ladder, climbing wall or secret entrance.

 

 

 

 

Small Spaces

It can be a challenge to make small spaces feel exciting, but a purpose-built playhouse could be the answer!
There are ways around everything, and we love to solve a riddle – just look at our playhouse/dog kennel project to keep both family and pet happy. Building up, rather than out, was the answer to all the family’s space problems.
We can also build single storey playhouses as small as small can be.

Small patio garden playhousePlay castle with dog kennel
 

Woods and Trees

Working around trees is lots of fun and allows us to get creative with our playhouses. Treehouses are traditionally built in trees of course, and we’re always excited to take on a new challenge.Castle with platform around trees 

Awkward Spaces

We know that not all gardens have a nice square corner to tuck a playhouse into or a huge expanse of perfect patio for one to sit on; we can build a playhouse to fit most shapes and sizes of space.

Accessibility

Got a narrow entryway or awkward corner approaching the playhouse site? Great!

Because we build all our playhouses from scratch, not from premade kits, we’re able to adapt to anything your accessibility issues can send our way. Up hills, down dales, around corners, through houses…even across lakes! Our experienced team of installers have seen it all and dealt with the challenges of urban, rural and even mountainside living.

The Playhouse Company has been custom making beautiful playhouses for children for 25 years, set us a challenge – we love a conundrum!

Richard & Kay Frost

Important

We Are Unable To Accept New Commissions Presently

We are a small company, set up and run by Richard and Kay and supported by a skilled team of 4 who help build and deliver our projects.

Richard has recently had a health scare, and during the next few months of his recuperation we have decided, reluctantly, to limit the number of projects we take on and have decided to stop taking new commissions until December 2021.

Richard does all the design and manages the build and installation, and Kay is the voice you will speak to and help with advice and then making sure your project runs smoothly from inception to the children enjoying it in your garden. Over the past 30 years we have completed well over 1,000 projects, all to a greater or lesser extent custom designed. It is a great privilege to design and build playhouse and treehouses, and for us almost as much fun to design and build as the children have pleasure thereafter. We firmly believe that in order to design and build a great playhouse project you must love it just as much. We do love what we do and this makes it all the more difficult for us to pause enquiries, but health is paramount so makes this the only decision.

We assure all existing customers that your delivery obligations will be met in full and are always available for any queries about existing products.

If you would like to register an interest for a project in 2022, please just send us an email or give us a call and we will re-connect at the end of the year by which time Richard will be fully charged and ready to enjoy exciting new projects.

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