Detailed Specification

Please note: all imperial measurements are approximate and all our playhouses are made from metric measurements.

Product Name: 4 x 4 (1.12m x 1.19m) Shire Playhut Playhouse
Footprint (Front Width x Depth): 1190mm x 1190mm (3'11" x 3'11")
Eaves Height: 1080mm (3'6")
Ridge Height: 1420mm (4'7")
Walls: 12mm Shiplap tongue and groove cladding
Door: Single door
Door(s) Height x Width: 952mm x 510mm (3'1" x 1'9")
Roof: 8mm oriented strand board (OSB)
Floor: 10mm oriented strand board (OSB)
Window(s): 1 Opening window with styrene safety glazing
Framing: 34 x 34mm Rounded framework
CE Certified: Complies with BS5665 EN71
EAN Number: 5060490130286
Manufacturer: Shire


An ideal first playhouse to start their journey in the world of make-believe, this Shire Playhut's smart and simple modern design is a great first step towards independent play. And with safety features included as standard at a wonderfully low price, the kids aren't the only ones who love it.

Unlike other playhouses in this price bracket, the Playhut comes with a floor included, providing stability and extra insulation for your convenience. There's no compromising on the window either, as it opens and has joinery-style Georgian bars and a window stay for just the right temperature. Both the window and door openwith piano hinges, a great safety feature to protect little fingers. There's also environmentally-friendlystyrene window panes, shatter resistant and safer than traditional glass, for extra peace of mind.

The Shire Playhut Playhouseis made from a high-grade shiplap pine in a sturdy tongue and groove construction, meaning it is better sealed from the elements, as well as making it more aesthetically pleasing. The floor and roof are constructed from solid sheet. Oriented Strand Board (OSB).

This Shire playhouse is suppliedwith a dip-treated base coat as standard, with a top coat available as an option for a stronger andgolden brown finish. The Playhut does not come pre-painted, giving you a blank canvas to tailor to the children's desires. The manufacturer recommends applying a water-based top coat of your choice, preventing the timber from weathering and therefore making the playhouse last longer. We offer a range ofProtek Royal Exterior Wood Finishtreatments, available in a number of natural stains and colours, which is ideal for protecting your playhouse.

The Shire Playhut Playhouse is supplied flat-packed for ease of handling and assembly. All fittings and felt are included in the price, with clear, easy-to-follow instructions, though you can choose to add assembly if desired.

About Shire

Established in 1945, Shire is one of the oldest established manufacturers of garden buildings, andthe UK's leading brand in the industry. Shire benefits from being adjacent to the Port of Wisbech through which Shire discharge timber into their warehouses. Shire is the proud manufacturer of the largest timber garden building range produced in the UK. Their range includes Garden Sheds, Log Cabins, Eco Homes, Home Offices, Sheds, Workshops, Summerhouses, Playhouses, Arbours, Storage units and Pet houses.

Their UK production facilities cover some 23 acres and include huge undercover stock holding facilities, an advanced high-speed timber planing mill, a modern well-equipped joinery production facility, and semi-automated production lines. All Shire garden buildings are manufactured in the UK using the finest spruce timber, imported directly and machined through the most up-to-date machines to ensure the best quality and best value for money garden sheds in the UK.

Key Features

  • Includes a floor.
  • 1 Opening joinery window.
  • Safety styrene glazed window.
  • Quality shiplap 12mm cladding.
  • Solid sheet OSB floor.
  • Solid Sheet OSB Roof
  • Safety hinge to prevent trapped little fingers.
  • FSC Timber.
  • Delivered with all Fittings and Fittings for Self Assembly.



FREE delivery is offered to the majority of mainland UK postcodes but some areas may incur a surcharge and some postcode areas are not covered at all. Please check your postcode in the ‘Delivery cost checker’ above to confirm availability and any possible surcharges.

Delivery Leadtimes
The estimated delivery lead time for this product is identified on the product page above. Lead times are in working days (Monday - Friday) excludes Bank Holidays. These estimated lead times are provided by the manufacturers and are not guaranteed - due to fluctuation in demand - but are provided in good faith and are representative of delivery at that time. Some remote areas will take a little longer.

Booking Delivery
By entering your postal code in the ‘Pick a delivery day. ENTER POSTCODE’ Box above you can select a delivery date. The evening before this delivery date you will be sent a text message (where a mobile has been provided) with an estimated delivery window.  This update can only be provided where a mobile number has been supplied on the billing address section at the time of checkout.

Upon Delivery
Delivery is made by Shire the manufacturer. Delivery of this item is typically made by a 17 ton flat-bed (similar size to a council refuse lorry). Delivery is typically between 7am and 7pm. The delivery drivers are only insured to deliver to kerb side or driveway. We would not risk damaging your property whilst delivering a product. Unfortunately we will not be able to go through your property. Deliveries are hand-balled off by the driver.

We would recommend against arranging for a third party to install the building before it's been delivered and checked that all parts are present, as we cannot be held liable for any third-party costs.

Installation option
If you are choosing the installation option after placing your order you’ll be contacted within 5 working days by Shire the manufacturer either by a text message or automated telephone message (the latter if a mobile number is not supplied). This message will supply you with the name of the website to go on to where you will be required to accept the terms and conditions for assembly. Any delay in accepting these terms and conditions may affect your timescale. Once you have accepted these terms and conditions you will be contacted during the timescale with a date for the delivery/assembly of your order. The installation option will extend your lead time by up to 15-25 working days. This may take longer during seasonal periods. Please be aware that the installation team will require full access to your garden, 18" clearance all around the building and a firm and level base. Shire's installation team will not bring a building through your home as they are not covered by insurance to enter a customer’s home.

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4 x 4 (1.12m x 1.19m) Shire Playhut Playhouse

Was £300.99 Now £249.99

Product code - 10017101

Description Information

The smart and simple wooden Playhut from Shire incorporates quality and value. Ideal as a first playhouse.

  • Includes Floor
  • Opening window with safety styrene glazing
  • Piano hinges to prevent trapped little fingers
  • Quality tongue and groove pine shiplap cladding

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