Our BillyOh wooden playhouses are delivered as ready-to-assemble tongue and groove panels. Simply follow the instructions provided with your order and, with the help of a friend and some basic tools, you can have your wooden playhouse up in no time!
To see how other customers built their wooden playhouses, check out our customer stories.
Our wooden playhouses are sturdy and durable and are not necessarily meant to be dismantled unless you feel comfortable doing so. That being said, whilst they are heavy-duty enough to withstand harsh weather, you could check out this post on how to move a garden building.
We suggest following this step for all garden buildings - be it a shed or a kid’s playhouse. Building any outdoor building straight onto the ground isn’t advised!
You’ll end up with an uneven frame that puts pressure on your playhouse and maybe even causes damp and rot. So you’ll want to build a base. Start by levelling and checking your ground level with string lines.
You can then either use pavers, a timber sub-frame, a gravel-filled plastic foundation base, or you can pour a small concrete slab. You can always dig out the four corners of your proposed site and sink paving stones in builder’s sand. This will allow you to raise your corner’s up or lower them as necessary.
Once your shed site is level, you can figure out how to build a shed base. For a children’s playhouse, you should be fine with building a timber sub-floor. As there won’t be much weight in your playhouse, building a concrete slab might be overkill. Just remember to raise your playhouse floor off the ground to avoid damp!
Our BillyOh wooden playhouses all feature the same high-quality European sourced timber and sturdy interlocking tongue and groove panels. But if we had to pick some of our favourite wooden playhouses to get the ball rolling, they’d be:
The Annex log cabin wooden playhouse creates the perfect play space for you children, with a multi-floor open area and a snug on the first floor, it gives your kids a safe place to make their own. EN71-approved for your peace of mind.
This two storey wooden cottage-style playhouse will be sure to let your kids imagination run wild. With it's strong tongue & groove construction and the additional bunk, platform and picket fence options you can personalise the building to your liking.
An upgrade to the classic apex style playhouse, 19mm or 28mm interlocking logs give this wooden playhouse both a beautiful rustic look and rugged, hard wearing construction - perfect for play.
The Lollipop wooden tower playhouse provides a fantastic space for children to play in. Optional extras such as the slide further enhance its appeal. With its tongue and groove construction, it’s guaranteed to be enjoyed for many years to come!
Our BillyOh playhouses are built to last. Made from high-quality European sourced timber (with the option for pressure-treatment), we can offer our 10-year guarantee against rot, decay, and insect infestation. Regular treatment and maintenance may allow you to extend your wooden playhouse’s life beyond this point.
Playhouses aren’t generally considered to be permanent structures no matter their height. So you shouldn’t need planning permission. However, as rules vary county-to-country, it’s worth checking and running it by neighbours.
Check out this resource for more information on planning permission UK.
We’d advise against building any outdoor structure (no matter how small) straight onto grass. Building on unlevel ground can put uneven pressure on your garden building causing a whole host of problems including cracked timber and pressure on windows. Instead, level the proposed site of your wooden playhouse and build either a small concrete base or a foundation from gravel, a timber sub-floor, or level pavers.
To see what other people built their playhouse on, check out our customer stories.