The Playhouse Company


No New Commissions Until
December 2021 Read More

01544 387 100


No New Commissions Until December 2021 Read More

A Family Business with a Love for what we do

A Personal Introduction from Richard Frost, CEO.

We are a family business with a genuine love for and belief in what we do.

As the son of a maker of wooden toys and a childhood spent covered in sawdust, there was always a certain inevitability that I would follow in my father’s footsteps and develop a business centred on wood.

The catalyst came when my wife Kay and I realised that our young children would not only love a playhouse; just as I had as a child, but that it would provide them with an opportunity to explore the world and express their imaginations from the safety of our back garden.  We were so disappointed to find that most of the products described as ‘playhouses' bore more resemblance to sheds. There was only one solution, to build our own. Our playhouse was a magnet for our children’s friends and drew admiring comments from parents and so The Playhouse Company was born.

Family Business

Company History

Over the past two decades we have enjoyed sharing the journey with parents following the same path; a desire to provide a special place for their children to escape to and enjoy. Most of the hundreds of projects you will see on our site began as inspiration provided by you and your children. They all share our commitment to producing playhouses built to the same standards we wanted for our own children.

We are now a team of about 25 based in our workshops in rural Herefordshire, and both Richard and Kay are still very hands on.

The Playhouse Company has now delivered numerous hand built, bespoke playhouses throughout the UK (and more recently to Europe as well) in different shapes, colours, sizes and designs but all built to rigorous safety standards.

In an age where children can spend more time with computers than friends, we are more committed than ever to extending the opportunity for healthy and imaginative enjoyment playhouses can provide.

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