The Retreat Shelter
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Product Code: SH100711

From £3,290 ex. VAT

This attractive and practical corner playground shelter creates a flexible and adaptable outdoor learning and play space.

Available in three sizes this shelter provides a school with a versatile and open space that can be used as a location for outdoor lessons and/or role play as well as a super spot for playing and catching up with friends at break times

A large entrance under a raised apex with a small octagonal window creates a very spacious feel with plenty of headroom for adults and lots of space to minimise congestion and provide ease of access for all agilities.

At the rear of the shelter there is a solid wall with three non-opening glazed windows. The windows are set at differing heights providing protection, look out points and decorative interest. 

The sides have low panel walls that provide some protection against the elements while still ensuring that the shelter is a lovely open space where children will get plenty of fresh air.

The seating can be provided as an optional extra in all sizes of this shelter but would incur extra cost. 

Seating in the smallest size of this retreat shelter would accommodate an average of 11 children with the others providing seating for an average of 13 and 16 children.

Enquire Now Spec Sheet
  • Pricing
    i Mineral Felti Felt Shinglesi Cost of seating
    1.8m x 1.8m (5ft 9in x 5ft 9in) i£3,460£290
    2.1m x 2.1m (6ft 9in x 6ft 9in) i£3,790£4,010£310
    2.4m x 2.4m (7ft 9in x 7ft 9in) i£4,545£4,840£375

    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 Wall Height Height to Eaves Maximum Height
    1.8m (5ft 9in) 1.8m (5ft 9in) 0.66m (25in) 1.6m (5ft 3in) 2.2m (7ft 2in)
    2.1m (6ft 9in) 2.1m (6ft 9in) 0.66m (25in) 1.6m (5ft 3in) 2.2m (7ft 2in)
    2.4m (7ft 9in) 2.4m (7ft 9in) 0.66m (25in) 1.6m (5ft 3in) 2.2m (7ft 2in)
  • Specification

    Open doorways are normally used on our castles or open structures, providing a great access route to all areas

    • Made from good quality redwood, planed with swept edges
    • Fits snugly within the wall of the structure to give a neat doorway/entrance
    • Fully treated in your choice of colour from our standard range
    Decking - Ground level
    • The decking boards are good quality 38mm x 125mm grooved redwood boards that are pressure treated. 
    • The deck boards are screwed to the pressure treated timber bearers
    • A weed prevention membrane is fitted below the decking to ensure that there is no plant growth up through the boards. 

    For an additional cost the decking can be painted with an anti slip paint, please ask for details.

    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.
    • We ensure that all of the external walls of our shelters are built to with stand all weather conditions.
    • The framework is built using a good quality, 38mm x 50mm profile redwood timber planed 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 preservative to suit.
    • If the top edge is exposed an edge trim is fitted.
    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 Deep Olive (Discontinued). Windows and trim finished in Opal White.

    Deep Olive (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.


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

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

  • Guarantee

    Our Playground shelters are guaranteed against structural and design defect for 3 years - this does not cover acts of vandalism, misuse or exceptional natural events.

    Walls and general construction

    • 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

    Maintenance that is required

    • 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
    • The wood preservative paint 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.
  • Delivery & Installation
    • We are happy to deliver throughout the United Kingdom and Europe
    • Our products are delivered by our team or occasionally in the case of small items, by a trusted courier.
    • Please contact us for delivery prices
    • FREE delivery for all Mainland UK orders over £1,000 *

    All prices shown are excluding VAT unless otherwise stated.
    *Anything above Edinburgh/Glasgow will incur an additional cost, please contact us for details.