The Playhouse Company


No New Commissions Until
December 2021 Read More

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No New Commissions Until December 2021 Read More


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Playhouse Maintenace

Playhouse in woodland

Playhouses often become a tad neglected during the colder months; with the excitement of Hallowe’en, Bonfire Night and, of course, Christmas coupled with unpredictable weather conditions it’s easy to see why the children don’t spend as much time playing in the garden as in the Summer.
 Some very simple steps can be taken to help prepare a playhouse for the prolonged dormant period of winter, when the Great British weather and variable outdoor conditions can take their toll on the condition of garden buildings.


Start with a thorough inspection, look for any signs of wear and tear and decide what repair work might need doing and get it done before it’s far too nasty to get out and do it.

1.            Check the roof from both the outside and in. Make sure there are no chipped or slipped tiles, and that the lining doesn’t have and holes that may let water in.

Playhouse guttering2.            Be vigilant for any signs of damp or mould. This will only get worse with the cold weather so gently remove any patches with a diluted bleach solution as soon as they’re spotted.


3.            Make sure the drainage, if you have it, is all connected properly, and that any rain water runoff will be directed away from the playhouse.


4.            Inspect the doors and windows; making sure the wood is in good condition, isn’t damaged, and that the seals are all intact with no gaps. Be sure to give any hinges and latches a good oiling too so you won’t be struggling with rusty locks when spring comes around.


5.            It’s vital to clear any debris, not just from the roof but from all around the playhouse, and to do this on a regular basis. Excess weight on the roof can cause damage, and a build-up of leaves around the base can cause unwelcome damp and rot, which isn’t nice. If you Cottage playhouse in snownotice the snow piling up on the roof, take a few minutes to clear it off with a broom or rake. Snow and ice can weigh down the roof of a playhouse, causing problems over time.


6.            Take the time to visit your playhouse – open the door on fair days to encourage fresh air to flow through. This will reduce the possibility of mould and ensure your playhouse doesn’t get too lonely through the winter.


Richard & Kay Frost


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.

Thank you for your support