The Gingerbread House
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Product Code: EPPHC160226

From £2,625 ex. VAT

Our Gingerbread playhouses enable children to have a fairy tale cottage in their own playgrounds.  Available in three sizes these playhouses are suitable for both Key Stage 1 & 2.

To the front of our Gingerbread houses there is a central standard door with diamond shape cut out and a non-opening window sits on either side of the door.

The quirky scalloped facia and ridge board add a lovely decorative detail to this fairy tale playhouse.

The Gingerbread playhouse is an asset to any playground; providing a great prompt for imaginative play as well as a popular playtime destination or focal point for outdoor learning.

As with all our standard playhouses there are no moving parts other than the door which has a piano hinge and door knobs on both sides of the door for safety.

The glazing is polycarbonate and the internal finish is a smooth plywood lining. 

A soft floor is also fitted which can be easily removed and cleaned.

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  • Pricing
    i Mineral Felti Felt Shinglesi Cedar Shingles
    1.8m x 1.2m (5ft 10in x 3ft 11in) i£2,625£2,735£2,820
    2.1m x 1.5m (6ft 10in x 4ft 11in) i£3,135£3,300
    2.4m X 1.8m (7ft 10in x 5ft 10in) i£3,670£3,890£4,060

    The price highlighted above is the price for the build spec featured in the main project image.
    All prices shown are excluding VAT unless otherwise stated.

  • Dimensions
    Width Depth Height to Eaves Maximum Height
    1.98m (6ft) 1.2m (4ft) 1.06m (3ft 6in) 1.98m (6ft)
    2.1m (7ft) 1.52m (5ft) 1.2m (4ft) 2.1m (7ft)
    2.4m (8ft) 1.98m (6ft) 1.3m (4ft 6in) 2.1m (7ft)
  • Specification
    Playhouse with cut out

    All our doors are built with safety as a paramount concern. All are a special non-trap design, using a piano hinge down the whole length of the door, and then a rebate on the inside of the hinged side. 

    • When the door is in the closed position there is a taper between the door and frame, so should little fingers be left in the way they will not be pinched.
    • The doors are held closed with heavy duty magnets; this prevents a child getting locked in accidentally. 
    • The doors have a knob inside and out
    • The cut out window is glazed with unbreakable 2mm polycarbonate sheet. 
    Playhouse - Ground level

    A good quality wooden floor with the added benefit of a waterproof membrane

    • 25mm x 50mm pressure treated timber bearers are fitted at ground level
    • BBA approved waterproof membrane fitted, this membrane wraps around the edge and fits under the wall panels
    • Top surface of 18mm exterior grade plywood  

    A soft floor is fitted to the ground floor of the playhouse once finished - this floor can be removed easily for cleaning.

    Cedar Shingles

    Natural Canadian cedar shingles give a beautiful natural finish.  The shingles are initially a reddish brown colour, but within a year will naturally go a silver grey colour.  It is recommended that the roof pitch is at least 30° to avoid the shingles becoming waterlogged during wet periods of weather.

    • The roof bearers are fitted to span across the apex: the size would depend on the span but it would be a minimum of 75mm x 50mm.  The timber would be good quality redwood, planed with swept edges.
    • 12mm wbp external grade plywood is fitted to the top surface.
    • A layer of BBA approved weatherproof membrane is fitted on top of the plywood.
    • A layer of cedar shingles is fitted as the top surface and secured using galvanised staples.
    • The roof edges are secured with a facia board, the top finished with a ridge board and trim fitted to the bottom.
    • Guttering is always recommended and can either be fitted by us or retrospectively by you once installed.
    Playhouse walls

    Our playhouses walls are strong and sturdy incorporating plywood lining and a waterproof membrane.

    • The framework is built using top quality 38mm x 50mm profile redwood timber, planed 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 BBA approved breathable membrane is fitted on top of the plywood. (
    • 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 membrane), it is pinned with galvanised pins 38mm.
    • The outside face is finished with a preservative to suit.
    Non opening glazed
    • The windows are built as separate units; once they have been sanded and treated they are glazed with 2mm polycarbonate sheet.  They are then fitted and sealed using clear silicon into the wall.
    • The polycarbonate used is completely clear and will not fade or become brittle with time; it is 200 times the strength of glass making it virtually shatter proof.


    Walls finished in Lancelot Blue. Door, window frames & facia finished in Red.

    Lancelot Blue

    Colours are representative and may vary depending on your screen or printer calibration.

    All our products are built to fully comply with EN1176-1 playground regulations

  • Colours/Finishes

    This product is available in the following colours.


    Smokey Blue
    Opal White
    Chicago Grey
    Grass Green
    Mais Yellow
    African Violet
    Lancelot Blue
    Classic Brown (Discontinued)
    Deep Sea Blue (Discontinued)
    Deep Olive (Discontinued)

    Colours are representative and may vary depending on your screen or printer calibration.

  • Guarantee
    • The product is guaranteed against structural and design defect for 3 years - this does not cover acts of vandalism, misuse or exceptional natural events

     As long as the maintenance instructions are adhered to, the product will last substantially longer.

    Maintenance Required

    • Ensure that an air gap is maintained under the base and around all sides; check on an regular basis to ensure that there is no build-up of debris.
    • Check edges and corners regularly to ensure that knocks to the structure have not caused a splinter hazard, if that has occurred sand down with sandpaper and re-treat the sanded area.
    • The wood preservative  will need re-coating 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.

    Be aware

    • If decking becomes slippery in the wet this is due to microscopic fungi on the surface, wash off with a diluted bleach solution.
    • If small mould growths appear on the inside this is due to lack of air circulation, wipe down with a diluted bleach solution as soon as visible.
  • Delivery & Installation
    • Delivery and installation to the UK mainland (with the exception of anything above Edinburgh/Glasgow) is included in the price of this product.

      We are happy to deliver throughout the United Kingdom and Europe but this would incur an additional cost, please contact us for details.