Detailed Specification

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

Product Name: 5 x 5 (1.72m x 1.54m) Mercia Tulip Playhouse
Footprint (Front Width x Depth): 1.72m x 1.28m (5' 7" x 4'2") + verandah 0.26m (0'10")
Eaves Height: 1.04m (3'5")
Ridge Height: 1.54m (5'1")
Walls: 12mm Shiplap tongue and groove
Door: Single with flower motif
Door(s) Height x Width: 1.0m (3'4") x 0.59m (1'7")
Roof: Solid Sheet
Floor: Solid Sheet
Window(s): 1 Fixed window
Glazing: Styrene glazing
Framing: 28 x 28mm
CE Certified: Complies with BS5665 EN71
Treatment: Factory basecoat applied
EAN Number: 5029442075709
Manufacturer: Mercia


A playhouse gives children a safe place to take part in fun imaginary games, and a playhouse in their own garden is sure to cause unparalleled excitement. This is why it is important to find a high-quality playhouse that will last the coming years, such as this 5 x 5 Mercia Tulip Playhouse built with a robust timber construction. Those who are concerned for their children's well-being will be pleased to know that this playhouse, like all those available from elbec, meets the European Toy Safety Standards (EN71) thanks to thoughtful features like styrene glazing and a gap around the door frame.


Within this petite exterior are many features that distinguish the 5 x 5 Mercia Tulip Playhouse from inferior playhouses. Decorative flourishes like the wavy bargeboard along the roof's edge and the miniature veranda are an early indication of the attention to detail found throughout the Tulip. The single door has a circular 'porthole' window with a flower decoration from which the Tulip receives its title, and is comfortable for small hands to use due to the rounded handle and finger gap around the door frame.

Similarly concern for comfort and safety is found elsewhere in the design of this playhouse. For example, the glazing used for the front window is a styrene material that is transparent and virtually shatterproof. This makes it a safe alternative to traditional glass. It is these features that help to allow this playhouse to meet the EN71 European Toy Safety Standard.

As the best playhouses are loved by children for many years, the Mercia Tulip ensures longevity through the robust and water-resistant solid sheet board that is used for both the roof and floor. This strength and durability is backed up by an internal framing that uses 28mm x 28mm timber.

For its stunning timber walls, Mercia uses premium horizontal interlocking timber boards in a high-quality tongue and groove construction. This cladding matches the excellent quality found in full-sized sheds and helps give the playhouse that sense of realism and quality. It also functions as a wonderful canvas for applying bright paint colours and giving your playhouse a personalising look. Protek is a manufacturer that produces high-quality wood paints and stains, with over 60 shades available to order through elbec with your playhouse. Treating your playhouse with elbec will ensure your timber is protected from the elements, and helps you to follow the care instructions that mean your 10-year anti-rot guarantee remains valid.


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.

Treating your Playhouse

All Mercia Playhouses are pre-treated with Aquatan, a water-based treatment which results in a golden-brown finish. Our factory applied dip treatment may differ in shade between components as it is simply a basecoat. This treatment only helps to prevent discolouration of the building while in storage and during transit. To validate your guarantee and ensure the longevity of the product, it is essential that the building is treated with a high quality, water-based, timber preservative prior to or shortly after construction. Annual re-treatment is required to maintain your building and the 10 year anti-rot guarantee.

Safety and Suitability

The Mercia Tulip Playhouse is only suitable for children aged 36 months or above and must be sited outdoors. The playhouse has been awarded an EN71 Safety Certificate, highlighting the product’s quality and providing assurance as to its safety for this age group. We strongly recommend that children always use this tower playhouse or any raised play structure under adult supervision.

Please note: The Mercia Tulip Playhouse is supplied unpainted. Some images may show the product painted and/or decorated with accessories/furnishings. This is for display purposes only. Your order will not be delivered with any of the accessories/furnishings shown.

Key Features

  • Free UK mainland delivery

  • Certified by European toy safety standards (EN71)

  • Single door with rounded handle and flower porthole window

  • Mini veranda and canopy

  • One safe styrene window that are shatterproof

  • Weatherproof 12mm shiplap cladding with tongue and groove construction

  • Decorative roof with wavy bargeboard and finial 

  • 10-year anti-rot guarantee (re-apply treatment on an annual basis to keep guarantee valid)

  • FSC certified and dip-treated timber

  • Mineral roofing felt included


ALL DELIVERIES ARE DELIVERED TO KERBSIDE OR DRIVEWAY. All of our Mercia products are delivered flat packed other than fence panels (which are delivered fully constructed), direct to your home, and are supplied with a set of instructions to support assembly.

Booking Delivery

You will be required to book your delivery date at the time of placing your order (except for Metal Shed). 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 postcode 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.

Prior to Delivery

On the morning of your delivery date, you'll be sent an update by text with an estimated 2-hour delivery slot (this update can only be provided where a mobile number has been supplied on the billing address section at the time of checkout) together with a link to the manufacturer delivery portal where you'll be able to track your order.

Please note: Mercia Metal 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. The estimated delivery lead time for Mercia's Metal sheds is identified on the product for the metal shed. Lead times are on working days (Monday - Friday) excludes Bank Holidays. These estimated lead times are provided by the manufacturer. Some remote areas will take a little longer.

Upon Delivery

Your order is delivered either kerbside or driveway and will be delivered on either a 3.5T, 7.5T or 18T Lorry. 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 unsafe 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.


Orders with Assembly 

The lead time for our installation option is around 12 weeks from the date of order. With the installation option, the majority of orders will have their delivery and installation on separate days; there will be a small number of orders which will have delivery and installation on the same day. You will be advised by the manufacturer's installation team which category your order falls into.

Depending on the installation option for your order, you will be contacted within the delivery timescale and given a date for either delivery/assembly on the same date or a separate date for delivery and assembly.

5 x 5 (1.60m x 1.1m) Mercia Tulip Playhouse


Product code - 20017085


Description Information

The 5 x 5 Mercia Tulip Playhouse gives young children their own miniature house in their garden, with many details included to create a sense of realism that makes playing games more exciting. Some key features include:

  • Small veranda and canopy included
  • One fixed window with a safe styrene glazing (entire product meets European Toy Safety Standards)
  • Tongue and groove cladding creates an impressive timber finish
  • Adorable flower porthole window in the door


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Note: Currently not available for delivery to Offshore Post Codes.

excludes installation option

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