Our new website is still snagging unfortunately but hopefully will be live very soon - we're better at creating and installing playhouses, see bottom paragraph! Well, the busy season is fast approaching and our order books are now full until mid-April.
This was an incredibly exciting project which we finished last week – something for the truly adventurous.
The structure incorporates a playhouse, a castle, a decking area and multiple activities which provide exciting areas for children of all ages to play with and enjoy (not to mention adults!). The awesome specification includes – a playhouse, a castle over a river, staircase to the river bank, rope bridge, fireman’s pole, swing seat, horse swing and climbing wall – for a child the play potentials here are endless!
After spending an afternoon in the garden last weekend it was great to see the first signs of spring - the snow drops are out and the daffodils are starting to show, plus there’s even a little more daylight in the afternoons. It won’t be too long before we're outside and filling our lungs with fresh air after a long winter. It’s approaching The Playhouse Company’s busiest time of the year in about 7/8 weeks, so if you are thinking of getting a playhouse for the start of the season, we’d recommend getting in touch.
It is difficult to say when the first official children’s playhouse existed yet I do know that children are incredibly inventive and as soon as they are left to play will create their own space – whether it’s a sheet over the sofa or an old door leaning up against a tree. Historically, humans have always created recreational spaces from plants and trees. The Egyptians and Assyrians grew vines over trellis structures to create shaded areas and protect them from the sun. Little is known about how and when tree shelters first became popular.
A child’s world is an adult’s envy: adventures, creativity, innocence, imagination and not forgetting the mischief. These are things oblivious to children but precious to parents and need to be encouraged – and where better for children to learn and create than in their own space? A space they can turn into their very own spaceship, racing car or jungle adventure, whether it is a cardboard box or an old shed, a child’s creativity is endless. A playhouse is the perfect way to give your children this space complete with independence, fresh air and all within the safety of your own garden.
We’re just about to start building a large and exciting playhouse for Longleat Safari Park to go in their adventure play area. This turned our thoughts to safe play and particularly in the garden – something we know a lot about!
Christmas may be over but we are all still working flat out as our new product range is being launched in February! Luckily our new wood burning stove was recently delivered so we are all toasty warm while we build the playhouses - plus it’s also rather clever and runs entirely on our waste timber and sawdust.
Can you please pass on my gratitude to the gentleman who installed the playhouse for my Grandson. He arrived home from school and was over the moon! The customer service has been excellent, the pricing is fair and reasonable for a top quality product. The installation was done within the time scales set and by a gentleman who was extremely courteous. Thank you
Mr & Mrs B - From London
I love how our playhouse integrates into our garden
Mr G - From London
As the girls are still quite young they like us to be in the garden with them when playing on it but we are not allowed inside - kids space only!! It is all very safe and cleverly thought out so we have no worries about letting them play on their own and they can not wait until they are a bit older so they can camp in it with daddy! The girls have older cousins and together they play for hours so I can't wait to see them develop with the playhouse as they get older'
Mr & Mrs J - Herefordshire
Excellent service from start to finish, really well thought through
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We are working at reduced capacity in order to maintain the strictest of safety standards in line
with Government guidelines (more on how we are adapting to COVID here).
Please do get in touch via phone or email to discuss new orders or progress on existing.
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.