The Ranch Playhouse
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Product Code: EPPHC160221

From £4,230 ex. VAT

The inclusion of a veranda on this playhouse adds a certain panache and creates a small sheltered outdoor area and a style all of its own.  It is available in three sizes and most suitable for Key Stage 2 and upwards.

The front of the playhouse has standard door with diamond shape and a non-opening rectangular either side of it.  

The roof extends on the right hand side of the ranch playhouse and creates a sheltered veranda area.  There is an additional door here again with diamond shape cut out and another non-opening window on this side.  On the left hand side there are a further two windows (three on the largest version); All these windows allows plenty of natural light to get inside the playhouse.

The front of the veranda is defined by a low level balustrade rails.

Having an additional access point into the ranch house increases the potential for circuits to be made which in turn increases the potential for imaginative play.

Available with 3 different roof options and then finished off with a straight facia and ridge board. 

This playhouse is a wonderful playground addition and can also be used as a focal point for outdoor learning.

As with all our standard playhouses there are no moving parts other than the doors, these have piano hinges on and door knobs on both sides 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.

Enquire Now Spec Sheet Technical Drawings
  • Pricing
    i Mineral Felti Felt Shinglesi Cedar Shingles
    2.4m X 1.8m (7ft 10in x 5ft 10in) i£4,455£4,625
    2.4m x 2.1m (7ft 10in x 6ft 10in) i£4,540£4,800£4,995
    3m x 2.4m (9ft 8in x 7ft 9in) i£4,850£5,145£5,370

    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
    Footprint Size Width x Depth Veranda Size Height on Left Hand Side Height on Right Hand Side Maximum Height
    2.4m x 1.8m (7ft 10in x 5ft 10in) 0.6m (2ft) 1.2m (1.2m) 1.5m (5ft) 1.8m (5ft 10in)
    2.4m x 2.1m (7ft 10in x 6ft 10in) 0.6m (2ft) 1.5m (5ft) 1.8m (5ft 10in) 2.1m (6ft 10in)
    3m x 2.4m (9ft 10in x 7ft 10in) 0.9 (3ft) 1.5m (5ft) 2.m (6ft 6in) 2.4m (7ft 10in)
  • Specification
    Doors
    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. 
    Floor
    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.

    Roof
    Mineral Felt

    A standard finish, good at keeping out the weather but not the most aesthetically pleasing of our roof options.  

    • 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 breathable membrane is fitted as an underfelt
    • A layer of 38kg mineral felt is fitted as the top surface and secured using galvanised staples.
    • In the case of a large roof, pressure treated batons are fitted perpendicular to the roof felt
    • The roof edges will be secured with a facia board, the top finished with a ridge board and trim is fitted to the bottom.
    • Guttering is always recommended and can either be fitted by us or retrospectively by you once installed.
    Walls
    Playhouse walls

    Our playhouses walls are strong and sturdy incorporating plywood lining and a waterproof breathable 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 waterproof 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 waterproof membrane), it is pinned with galvanised pins 38mm.
    • The outside face is finished with a preservative to suit.
    Windows
    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.

    Colours

    Walls finished in Deep Sea Blue (Discontinued). Doors and windows finished in Opal White.

    Deep Sea Blue (Discontinued) - No longer available
    Opal White

    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.

    Translucent

    Smokey Blue
    Red
    Woodruff
    Opal White
    Chicago Grey
    Black
    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 2 years - this does not cover acts of vandalism, misuse or exceptional natural events

    Walls and general construction

    • Timber that is pressure treated is guaranteed against rot and insect attack for 5 years.
    • All other timber is guaranteed against rot and insect attack for 2 years.
    • Polycarbonate glazing sheet is guaranteed unbreakable for the life of the product.

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

    Roofs

    • Mineral felt and felt shingle roof finishes are guaranteed for 5 years.
    • Cedar shingle roof finish is guaranteed for 10 years.

    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.