The Playhouse Company

Important

No New Commissions Until
December 2021 Read More

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Important

No New Commissions Until December 2021 Read More

The Playhouse Company Products are Built to Last.

We use only good quality materials and each stage of the design, build and finishing processes are carried out by hand by skilled craftsmen in our Herefordshire workshops.

We only use wood from fully accredited Forestry Stewardship Council suppliers.  Timber that is pressure treated is guaranteed against rot and insect attack for 3 years; All other timber is guaranteed against rot and insect attack for 3 years, and as long as the maintenance instructions, (click here for maintenance instructions), are adhered to.  We would expect our products to last substantially longer.

Playhouse with Activities

A Playhouse Company Product has the Following Guarantees

The product is guaranteed against structural and design defects for 3 years - This does not cover acts of vandalism, misuse or exceptional natural events.

Polycarbonate glazing sheet is guaranteed to be unbreakable for the life of the product.

Maintenance

Wooden products in an English climate will inevitably require a little maintenance to ensure that they remain in tip top condition, but provided the steps below are followed, we expect our wooden playhouses and treehouses to last for many years.

  • Ensure that an air gap is maintained under the base and around all sides; check on an annual basis to ensure that there is not a build-up of debris.
  • If decking becomes slippery in the wet this will be due to microscopic fungi on the surface and is easily washed off with a diluted bleach solution
  • If small mould growth appears on the inside of your play structure, this will be due to lack of ventilation and the solution is to wipe down with a diluted bleach solution as soon as visible. It would also be advisable to provide some ventilation from time to time by ensuring that a door or window in the playhouse remains open to ensure a “through flow” of air.
  • Regularly check edges and corners to ensure that knocks to the structure have not caused a splinter hazard, if that has occurred sand down with sandpaper and retreat the sanded area.
  • The wood preservative and/or paint will need recoating every so often (the same type of time scale as your house) this does depend on the prevailing weather conditions but would typically be 2 - 4 years.
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.

Thank you for your support