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

Specifications

Choices you will love, specifications you can trust

When it comes to the quality of our Playhouses we don't care for compromise.  We use the highest quality of materials and every method we use to build a Playhouse is carried out to a high standard.  All they choices we offer to make your playhouse just right for you and your children are not at the expense of quality.

We have completed hundreds of made to measure playhouses, that are designed and built to match the inspiration of our customers (and their children!). Often customers take elements of more than one playhouse project they see on the site to create the ‘dream' playhouse. There are an infinite number of possibilities.

 

Precision building of our products

3 Options for your play structure walls

We offer all playhouse designs in a choice of two different build options to suit your needs and budget, a third build level is available for our playframes that are open to the elements.

Playframe

  • Our playframes have an external grade wall used on buildings and parts of projects where the weather will have full access to the inside as well as the outside.
  • The framework is built using a good quality, 38mm x 50mm profile redwood timber planned and sanded with swept edges.
  • The framework is fixed together using  zinc yellow screws
  • 12mm Redwood cladding is fitted to the outside of the framework, this is glued as well as pinned with 38mm galvanised pins 
  • The wall is finished inside and out with paint/preservative to suit 
  • If the top edge is exposed a tanolised edge trim is fitted.

 

Plywood Lined Walls (option 2 build)

  • A good quality wall build incorporating plywood lining and a waterproof breathable membrane.
  • The framework is built using a good quality 38mm x 50mm profile redwood timber, planned and sanded with swept edges.
  • The framework is fixed using  zinc yellow screws
  • External grade WBP far eastern 6mm plywood is fitted to the outside face of the framework
  • A breathable waterproof membrane is fitted on top of the plywood, this is BBA approved
  • Waterproof tape is fitted at base of each panel
  • 12 mm Redwood cladding is fitted to the outside of the framework (over the plywood and waterproof membrane), it is pinned with galvanised pins 38mm
  • The outside face is finished with a paint/stain to suit

 

Insulated and Plywood Lined Walls (option 3 build)

  • The top of the range specification incorporating insulation and plywood lining, it is ideal if the building is to be heated and used extensively in the colder weather.
  • The framework is built using 38mm x 50mm profile redwood timber planned and sanded with swept edges.
  • The framework is fixed using zinc yellow screws
  • A breathable waterproof membrane is fitted on top of the framework this is BBA approved
  • Waterproof tape is fitted at the base of each panel
  • 12 mm Redwood cladding is fitted to the outside of the framework, it is pinned with galvanised pins 38mm
  • 20mm insulation panels are fitted within the frame work
  • 6mm external grade WBP far eastern plywood is fitted to the inside face with skirting and architrave fitted around the windows and doors
  • The outside face is finished with a paint/stain to suit

 

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