The Playhouse Company


No New Commissions Until
December 2021 Read More

01544 387 100


No New Commissions Until December 2021 Read More


Colours and finishing

We use sadolin timber protection to finish your playhouse, play castle or tree house.  This is available in two different finish effects: superdec opaque timber protection, this is a solid paint and you do not see the grain of the wood through it or classic timber protection, which is a stain that allows the grain of the wood to show through.  Both are available in a wide range of colours for you to choose from.

Castle with Platform

Sadolin Classic translucent timber protection

This classic wood stain is easily absorbed into the surface giving a coloured translucent finish providing a tough protection and excellent durability.

Satin Lilac
Celery Leaf
La Marne
Saucy Green
Chicago Grey
Smoky Blue
Concord Grape
Leaf green
Smoky Mountain
Deep Blue
Light Oak
Smoky Olive
Deep Green
African Violet
Dover Grey
Volcanic Ash
Northern Pike
White Birch
Opal White
Autumn Leaf
Faded Denim
Ponderosa Pine
Zodiac Blue
Gossamer Blue
Burma Teak
Grass Green

Sadolin opaque timber protection

This unique product gives a solid, paint-like finish that won't flake or peel.

Antler Brown
Berberis Blue
Bleached Oak
Bleached Rose
Blue Peter
Burnt Plum
California Gold
Chalky Blue
Clover Leaf
Concord Grape
Dark Dusty Rose
Dusty Rose
Eryngium Blue
Fali Straw
Green Umber
Grey Umber
Hosta Green
Light Green Umber
Mid Green
Ripple Grey
Rose Smoke
Rust Red
Stephanotis Cream
Whisper Grey
Wild Grape
Zinnia Red

A note about colour accuracy

Colours are representative and may vary depending on your screen or printer calibration. Over the years we have used a large number of the available colours, do please get in touch if you would like the benefit of our experience. The photos on the web site are all as they have been taken and so give an excellent impression of how the finished product will look.

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