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Product Name: 4 x 4 (1.40m x 1.30m) Mercia Snug Playhouse
Footprint (Front Width x Depth): 1.40m x 1.30m (4'5" x 4'1")
Eaves Height: 1.01 (3'4')
Ridge Height: 1.40 (4'6")
Walls: 12mm Shiplap Tongue and Groove
Door: Single with Flower Motif and Porthole window
Door(s) Height x Width: 0.9m x 0.5m  (2'11" x 1'8")
Roof: Solid Sheet
Floor: Solid Sheet
Window(s): 3 Fixed with styrene glazing
Framing: 28 x 28mm
CE Certified: Yes
EAN Number: 5029442075914
Manufacturer: Mercia

Description

For any young children, passing the hours in a miniature house within their own garden will become a favourite way to play with friends. Opting for a high-quality playhouse such as the 4 x 4 Mercia Snug Apex Wooden Playhouse will make sure they have a functional and fun space to play until they are old enough to move on to other things. With a flower window frame and windows that evoke the four-panel windows of real houses, the Snug Playhouse will soon charm any who hope to find a new place to play. 

Features

In order to produce the ideal playhouse possible, Mercia have included a range of features within this tiny building for children that distinguish it from cheaper and lower-quality alternatives. At first glance, this is obvious in details like the wavy bargeboards at the front of the apex roof, the several windows, and the signature flower-porthole window in the door. 

The safety of children playing in the Snug Playhouse is the utmost concern of parents and the manufacturer alike, which is why many steps are taken to ensure this playhouse is safe to use. All glazing for the windows makes use of a styrene material; not only is this transparent and therefore allows light to flood into the interior, but it's a safer option than traditional glass due to its almost shatterproof qualities. It is features like these that allow this playhouse to receive the EN71 safety rating of European toy safety standards. 

For its walls, Mercia utilises the excellent 12mm shiplap tongue and groove found in the best of its full-sized garden buildings, which is highly durable and adept at protecting the interior from the elements. Horizontal timber boards are tightly interlocked for maximum strength, and the curved shiplap profile helps to divert rainfall away from any potential vulnerable points in the cladding. Aside from its inherent strength, this cladding looks impressive both from outside and within. It becomes a fantastic canvas for decoration with paint in your child's favourite colours. If you would like to do so, while protecting the timber and keeping your 10-year anti-rot guarantee valid, elbec recommends using the excellent Protek range of wood preservatives. 

Elsewhere, construction ensures longevity and stability through other techniques and materials, such as 28mm x 28mm internal timber framing and an OSB floor and roof. 

 

Additional Information

The 4 x 4 Mercia Snug Apex Wooden Playhouse is suitable for children aged 3 and up, and is intended for use in domestic gardens. All timber used in the 12mm shiplap cladding of this playhouse has been dip-treated for the necessary level of protection against rot and other damage from the elements while in transit and during assembly. However, elbec advises applying further treatment soon after to get the best out of the wood and keep your 10-year anti-rot guarantee valid. A high-quality wood preservative can be found in Protek, a paint manufacturer with an excellent range of colours that can be ordered through elbec. Many parents like to ask their children what colour they would like to have for their playhouse prior to purchase, a fun way to put their own stamp on the playhouse. 

This product will be delivered flat-packed and ready for home assembly, with all the parts and fixtures needed to do so along with an easy-to-follow instruction manual. It will take two adults to build, so elbec recommends enlisting the help of a friend. Experience of putting together similar projects will help to do so more quickly, but it is reasonable to expect the building of this playhouse to take one or two days. 

Please note that the images displayed above show an example of the playhouse that is painted, and the base colour of your product will differ. The playhouse is supplied pre-treated, with a golden brown finish that is easy to change with further application of paint or wood stain.

 

Key Features

  • Free UK mainland delivery with 'pick a day' delivery option
  • Charming miniature design with a 4 x 4 footprint
  • An affordable yet high-quality timber playhouse for young children
  • EN71 safety certification in accordance with European toy safety standards
  • Shatterproof styrene windows make playing inside more comfortable and safe
  • Tongue and groove cladding will many the playhouse feel like a real home
  • 10-year anti-rot guarantee, assuming straightforward care guide is followed
  • Mineral roofing felt for extra protection from the elements
  • Sturdy 8mm solid sheet board used for the roof and floor is robust and resistant to water damage

Delivery

ALL DELIVERIES ARE DELIVERED TO KERBSIDE OR DRIVEWAY AND ARE FLAT PACKED READY FOR ASSEMBLY

Booking Delivery

You will be required to book your delivery date at the time of placing your order. Our 'Request a Delivery Date' service is available to the majority of areas and you'll find that the majority of the UK postcodes are FREE but some areas may incur a delivery surcharge and some postcodes are not covered at all. Select a 'requested delivery date' by entering your post code in the 'Request a delivery date' section above. You will also be notified at this time if your area incurs a surcharge or delivery is not covered in your area.

You'll be contacted on the morning of your delivery date either by text or email with a 2 hour delivery slot. You will also be contacted by the driver 30 minutes before the delivery location.

Please note: for Mercia Metal and Mercia Plastic Sheds ONLY - your order is delivered by a courier you will not be notified prior to the delivery. If you are not in on the day of the delivery you will be carded and asked to contact the courier to arrange a new mutual delivery date.

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 manufacturer 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.

Upon Delivery

Your order is delivered either kerbside or driveway and will be delivered on a 17 ton lorry (the size of a Refuse Cart). Unfortunately due to health and safety and insurance liabilities the driver will not be able to take your goods around to the back of your property but may upon request place the product at the side of the house if there are no access or restriction issues. We would not risk damaging your property whilst delivering a product to an un-safe location. Unfortunately we will not be able to go through your property.

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

The leadtime for our installation option around 8 weeks.  With the installation option, some orders will have delivery and installation on different days, and some orders will have installation and delivery on the same day.  You will be advised by the manufacturer's installation team which category your order falls in to.

Within 3 working days of placing your order, you will be sent an installation questionnaire to complete and subsequently contacted with an installation date.

Customer Reviews

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"Very happy with it all. From price to helpful delivery driver. This product is made well and had very easy instructions to follow. Took my husband 2.5 hours to build on his own. We are painting it and it looks great. Our little girl loves it. Would purchase from this company again."
Star Rating 5
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"Definitely buy from Elbec again
Helpful staff quick delivery and good quality product
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Star Rating 5

4 x 4 (1.40m x 1.30m) Mercia Snug Playhouse

£252.99
rrp £272.99
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Product code - 20017102

Description Information

Give your child a first playhouse they will cherish with the charming 4 x 4 Mercia Snug Apex Wooden Playhouse. Some of our favourite details of this playhouse include:

  • Safe and shatterproof styrene windows create a light and homely play area for children's games
  • Single door with a rounded handle and flower porthole window 
  • 12mm shiplap tongue and groove cladding creates an impressive look to this playhouse and makes it feel like miniature home for children
  • A safe and fun place to play, with an EN71 safety rating (in accordance with European toy safety standards)

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