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Description

Let your little ones' creativity run wild in this wooden Snug playhouse! Packed with exciting play features, this playhouse has three traditional windows and an apex roof to create a country cottage feel.

Easily transform the playhouse to your own child's taste with a lick of paint - will it be a hobbit house, a princess paradise or a space station? Perfect for younger children, this petite garden playhouse will inspire imaginations while helping them fall in love with outdoor play. Built from high-quality shiplap tongue & groove, with solid sheet board roof and floor, this playhouse has a strong and long-lasting finish for everyday play.

Safety is the most important aspect of our design process, so all our playhouses have the following safety features:
- EN71 certified and CE marked
- 12mm safety gap to prevent trapped fingers
- Styrene windows, a safer alternative to glass
- Rounded timbers to prevent splinters
- Ventilation holes

For domestic use only. Suitable for 36 months +.
Please note: This playhouse will be delivered unpainted..

02CHY0404-V5-PEFC-INSTRUCTIONS.pdf Click here to view our easy to follow installation instructions

Important Information

Our dip treated playhouses, once installed, will need treating as soon as possible and on an annual basis in order to receive the 10 year anti rot guarantee*. The playhouse also includes a 1 year manufacturers guarantee* as standard.

Dip Treated Playhouses

All of our playhouses have been independently tested to be EN71 certified and CE marked as required by European law.

Our playhouses are supplied flat packed as DIY kits with full instructions.

It is the customer's responsibility to follow the product instructions and the information outlined within the Manufacturers recommendations.

All of our playhouses are delivered unpainted. The playhouses are dressed for display, we don't supply any accessories or shelves featured within the product images.

Our factory applied dip treatment may differ in shade between components as it is simply a basecoat.

Exact product dimensions are supplied on the listing as we do round off the main size of the building in the title in order to make it easier for customers to find, so please be sure to check the item's specific measurements carefully.

Delivery times highlighted with an asterisk (*) refer to working days.

10 Year Anti-Rot Guarantee

Our dip treated playhouses come with a 10 year anti rot guarantee. Anti-rot protection guards against fungal decay. The guarantee does not cover movement, twisting, warping or splitting of timber products over time.

during manufacture we apply a water based colourant for protection whilst in storage and transit. This treatment is not a preservative therefore the product will require a preservative and waterproofing top coat application as soon after construction as possible.

In order to keep your playhouse in tip top shape and maintain the 10 year anti rot guarantee, it will need re-treating at least annually. Only high quality timber preservatives should be used and applied in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations. This must be done at least annually to preserve the 10 year anti rot guarantee. For more information please refer to the Waltons T&C's.

1 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee

Subject to the conditions set out in the T&C's (Section 8) the Seller warrants that the Goods will correspond with their specification at the time of delivery and will be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 12 months.

Planning Permission

Whilst we work hard to design all of our garden buildings to adhere to planning permission guidelines, we cannot guarantee that planning permission will not be required. Therefore we advise that it is always best to check with your local authorities before erecting a garden building.

Aftercare

We want you and your children to enjoy the use of your new playhouse for many years. To ensure this, it is important your playhouse is protected at the start and maintained during its life. If you're planning a DIY project, please read our Self-Installation & How to Build a Shed advice pages before you start.

BASE

All long-lasting playhouses will have been built on a solid and level base, either concrete, slabs, a wooden frame or ground level bearers. A flat, level base is essential, for more information go to our How to Build a Shed Base guide.

If your playhouse is not level and square when built, it will twist and warp with the natural movement of the wood. The first signs of this are when the doors or windows stop opening and closing properly. You may get issues with the roof and potential gaps in the panels which will allow water in, there may be flex in the floor and probably creaking. Check your base is level in both directions and adjust prior to the build. It will be really difficult to adjust afterwards.

Glazing

Our styrene windows are protected using a clear film which will need to be removed after you've installed and treated the playhouse. This can be removed easily by scoring round the edge of the window and peeling back the plastic covering.

All Waltons playhouse windows are designed to fit well, but over time and with the movement of wood, small gaps can appear. Help to prevent this by sealing your windows with a silicone sealant. You can do this either when you build your playhouse, or add it to an existing one. We've created this video Protect Your Shed - Silicone Window Sealant for guidance.

We've also created these handy Maintenance Guides to help you make the most out of your playhouse, for years to come. Should you require any further advice, you can contact our Customer Service Team on 0800 029 1000 and select Option 3.

Specification

Please Note: Sizes are approximate only. For specific details, please consult our technical department.

Imperial Size (ft)4 x 4
People Req'd To Build2
Anti-Rot Guarantee10 Years
Cladding Material12mm Tongue and Groove
Roof Material9mm Solid Sheet Board
Floor Material9mm Solid Sheet Board
Roof TypeApex
Door StyleSingle
Playhouse TypeTraditional
Under 2.5m TallYes
ImperialMetric
Width 3' 11" 1.19m
Depth 3' 9" 1.14m
Eaves Height 3' 0" 0.91m
Ridge Height 4' 6" 1.37m
Door Width 2' 0" 0.61m
Door Height 2' 10" 0.86m
Internal Width 3' 8" 1.12m
Internal Depth 3' 6" 1.07m

Delivery Information

You can book the day of your choice for delivery when placing your order, alternatively you may place your order without selecting a delivery date and one of our team will contact you directly to arrange a suitable delivery date.

All our deliveries take place between 7am and 7pm. It is our preference that you or a friend/neighbour are present to receive the delivery to ensure you are happy with the item and can sign if required. In some cases we may be able to leave the item in a safe a location - If you require this please contact our delivery team prior to delivery to organise.

On the day of delivery, we will send you a text to confirm your estimated two hour delivery slot and a link to our delivery portal, where you'll be able to track the exact location of the driver and an accurate time of arrival.

Your item will be delivered by either a 3.5T, 7.5T or 18T flatbed vehicle. Please let us know prior to delivery if you believe there could be any difficulties accessing your property or the delivery location.

To save you waiting around all day, you can use our live tracking service within the delivery portal. This will give you the exact location of the driver and an accurate time of arrival, down to the minute!

Your item will be delivered by a flatbed vehicle to kerbside only, by one delivery driver. The delivery driver will unload the item piece by piece to prevent any damage, depending on the size of the item this may take a few hours. At no point will the delivery driver require assistance with unloading the item.

Your item will be delivered by a flatbed van to kerbside only, though at the driver's discretion they may be able to help you lift the building to a more suitable location outside your property. If you need to transport the building through your property, for example if you live in a terraced house, then please be mindful that you will have to make your own arrangements prior to delivery to do this, as our drivers are not insured to enter your property and will therefore only deliver to the front of your property.

For delivery areas and charges please see 'Delivery Charges Explained' next to the 'Add to Basket' button above.

Returns

We offer a 14 day money back guarantee on all of our items. The guarantee commences from the date which you receive your item and we offer a free collection service as part of this agreement.

The building must be returned in its original, untreated, resalable condition. Until the item is collected by our courier, it's the responsibility of the customer to ensure that the building remains in this condition.

As the buildings are sold as DIY kits, we cannot dismantle on your behalf and we cannot be held liable for any third party costs. Once the building has been received by our factory, a full refund will be issued within 1-3 working days.

Features

free delivery to most of the UK

Free Delivery

This garden building comes with FREE delivery to most UK postcodes. For more information check here.

waltons tongue and groove cladding illustration

12mm Tongue & Groove Cladding

This building is clad using 12mm thick interlocking tongue and groove board to prevent weather damage and provide maximum strength.

waltons solid sheet board illustration

Solid Sheet Materials Roof

This building is supplied with an OSB roof. Hardwearing, stable, excellent moisture resistance and no knots or voids to worry about.

Single Door

This garden building comes with a single door.

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Double Framed Corners

This garden building features double framed corners for added strength and stability.

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Round Edge Framing

Our internal framing is planed and rounded to avoid splinters to hands and also makes it more resistant to moisture

Floor Joists

This garden building uses planed timber in the floor joists to provide a sturdy support on your base.

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10 Year Anti Rot Guarantee

This Product carries the 10 year Anti Rot guarantee as long as the garden building is well maintained.

EN71 safety certificate certified logo

EN71 Safety Tested

Most of our playhouses have been tested by TUV to the EN71, the European safety standard for Toys.

Fixed Styrene Windows illustration

Styrene Glazing

This building comes with styrene glazed windows.

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Manufactured in Britain

This Product was manufactured in the UK. By purchasing this product you are supporting British manufacturing.


Found a cheaper Playhouse elsewhere?

Be careful not all playhouses are equal, ours are built to last and are packed with extra features to ensure that you and your child get the very best from the building.

Waltons Cheaper Alternatives
Strong OSB Board [Click for more info]

At Waltons we only use OSB board. It's tougher than particle board and will flex rather than snap if a little too much weight is applied.

Some suppliers use particle board which can be fragile and break under too much load, so be careful when assembling.

Walls 12mm T&G [Click for more info]

At Waltons we only use 12mm tongue and groove shiplap for our Playhouses. The traditional design benefits from a chamfered top of the board to improve water run-off and help protect the playhouse from moisture. Shiplap T&G is also stronger than 9mm economy board and will last for years to come.

Some competitors use 9mm matchboard for their cladding, which can be susceptible to warping and "cupping".

Pre Fitted Quality Window [Click for more info]

At Waltons we pre-fit the windows on many of our playhouses so you don't have to worry about assembly. Our styrene windows are fitted within a sash frame to give a much better finish and will keep the styrene firmly in place. Please note our Bramble, Bluebell & Rose playhouses do not have window framing.

Some companies don't frame their windows with a sash on the outside as well as the inside.

Fully Framed Doors [Click for more info]

At Waltons we fully frame the doors on most of our playhouses. This makes the door so much stronger and will help it to keep its shape, so it can stand up to more hours of play. Please note our Rose & Bluebell, the Snug do not have extra door framing

Some companies make doors for the playhouses that are simply braced. This method is fine for occasional use on a shed door. A playhouse door tends to be used more often.

Wide Decking Ladder Rungs [Click for more info]

At Waltons we use grooved material for grip. This gives a solid deeper tread to make sure climbing up and down for hours on end is easy and safe.

Some companies make steep ladder made from framing for their tower playhouse. These thin rungs can be trickier for some young children to climb.

Round Edge Timber [Click for more info]

At Waltons we only use rounded edge and planed timber for the framing in our playhouses. This is much smoother to the touch and can drastically reduce the threat of splinters.

Some companies use rough sawn timber as framing on their playhouses to keep the costs down. These can be very rough to the touch and may cause splinters.

Features

Free Delivery

This garden building comes with FREE delivery to most UK postcodes. For more information check here.

12mm Tongue & Groove Cladding

This building is clad using 12mm thick interlocking tongue and groove board to prevent weather damage and provide maximum strength.

Solid Sheet Materials Roof

This building is supplied with an OSB roof. Hardwearing, stable, excellent moisture resistance and no knots or voids to worry about.

Single Door

This garden building comes with a single door.

Double Framed Corners

This garden building features double framed corners for added strength and stability.

Round Edge Framing

Our internal framing is planed and rounded to avoid splinters to hands and also makes it more resistant to moisture

Floor Joists

This garden building uses planed timber in the floor joists to provide a sturdy support on your base.

10 Year Anti Rot Guarantee

This Product carries the 10 year Anti Rot guarantee as long as the garden building is well maintained.

EN71 Safety Tested

Most of our playhouses have been tested by TUV to the EN71, the European safety standard for Toys.

Styrene Glazing

This building comes with styrene glazed windows.

Manufactured in Britain

This Product was manufactured in the UK. By purchasing this product you are supporting British manufacturing.

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Playhouses Cladding Materials

Our CladdingMaterials

Scroll through to learn more about the different cladding styles that are available for our playhouses.

ShiplapCladding

We manufacture our shiplap cladding using thick, 12mm tongue and groove boards that lock together and are then nailed to vertical internal framing. Featuring a protective lip, this cladding protects your building from the weather with a tight seal. This type of construction is great for those looking to spend lots of time within the playhouse or for a more robust and strong storage solution.

Tongue &Groove Cladding

Although Tongue & Groove boards are generally used for the roof or floor, we do occasionally use this as cladding. This cladding is manufactured using 12mm tongue and groove boards that lock together and are then nailed to the vertical internalframing. This type of cladding is robust, strong and resistant to water ingress and draughts.

Playhouses Treatment

Dip Treatment

Our playhouses are dip treated during manufacture as standard. This is the process in which we apply a water based colourant for protection whilst in storage and transit. This is not a preservative therefore the building will require a preservative and waterproofing top coat application as soon after construction as possible. This is required to validate your 10 year anti-rot guarantee.

Timber is cut ready for treatment.

Timber is dipped into a cylider containing preservative.

Preservative is absorbed into the surface of the timber.

Timber is removed from cylinder containing preservative.

Timber is left to airdry.

Playhouses Roof and Floor Materials

Solid SheetBoard

Solid sheet board is an engineered wood formed by adding adhesive and then compressing layers of oriented strands of wood to form a strong and robust panel. This material is perfect for everyday use and will form a strong base or ceiling to your building.

Playhouses Glazing Styles

Styrene

Styrene is a lightweight product that offers a safe and shatterproof alternative to traditional glass glazing. Used as standard within our playhouse, summerhouse, playhouse and greenhouse ranges, styrene is ideal for those with busy gardens or young children.

Playhouses Roof Covering Options

Our RoofCovering Options

Scroll through to learn more about the different roof covering options for our playhouses.

MineralFelt

High quality mineral felt is supplied as standard across our range of playhouses, summerhouses, playhouses and log cabins. Mineral felt is a bitumen and fine mineral granule material that provides a weatherproof barrier between the elements & your building.

Superior DutyFelt

Superior duty felt is designed to protect your building against whatever the weather can throw. Our heavyweight felt is 50% thicker than standard felt, with a glass fibre and bitumen base. Ideal for buildings in an exposed area it provides a tough, durable and weatherproof membrane.

Natural Wood Characteristics

Natural Wood Characteristicts

As wood is a natural material it may be affected by the following:

Shrinkage & Warping

The timber used in the construction of your garden building will have retained some of its natural moisture content. The moisture content of the timber will vary, depending upon prevailing environmental conditions, which will result in the components either naturally expanding or contracting. As the components dry out shrinkage may occur. A good waterproofing treatment from the start is the best protection to minimise the effect of moisture loss/intake.

Damp & Mould

During the winter months, cold and damp conditions can result in an increased amount of moisture within your garden building, especially when used infrequently. Condensation can form on the timber and other items stored within your garden building. If left this moisture is likely to cause mould and mildew. To prevent the build-up of moisture, we recommend leaving the door or windows of your building open from time to time, to allow the fresh air to circulate. We also advise against storing wet or damp items in your garden building as this will also increase the level of moisture in the building. If mould or mildew does start to form within your building we recommend using an anti-mould cleaner to remove it and to prevent it spreading, which if left untreated could permanantly damage your garden building.

Splits, Cracks & Knots

Small splits and cracks in some components or holes may appear where knots shrink and fall out. This will not affect the structure of your garden building however if you wish to fill them this can be easily done using any good quality wood filler

Sap

Sap is naturally occurring in wood and may appear in some boards of your garden building. If you wish to remove the sap, we advise waiting until it is dry and then using a sharp knife to carefully remove it. If the removal of the sap causes a hole in the timber, we recommend using a good quality wood filler to fill it.

Please be aware that these are natural timber characteristics which in most cases will not impact the structure or function of the garden building, therefore are not considered as product defects (as outlined within our Terms & Conditions). If you require further advise or information please contact our friendly Customer Services Team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I choose a delivery slot?

We will contact you on the morning of your confirmed delivery date by email and/or SMS with a 2-hour delivery time slot. We aim to meet these delivery times but during busy periods, deliveries may take a little longer, however we always work hard to keep delays to a minimum.

What access is needed for my delivery?

Our drivers are only contracted to provide kerbside drop offs and deliveries. They will NOT bring any of our orders through your home. A driver may offer to take an order further; for instance a back garden but this is ONLY at their own discretion. If you have added our installation service to your order please be aware that they will require full access to your garden. Our installation team will not bring a building through your home as they are not covered by insurance to enter a customer's home. If you have any questions about access or you live in a restricted access zone please contact our sales team on 0800 029 1000. Our team will be able to provide you with more information and specific building information.

Will I need to help my delivery driver?

Our drivers DO NOT need your help during a delivery. They will not ask for your help and they can manage all the items themselves. We are not insured to cover any customer injuries and therefore we ask you NOT to help or try and help our drivers while they make a delivery.

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