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): 3 Fixed windows
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 three windows 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.

Additional Information

The 5 x 5 Mercia Tulip 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.

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

  • Three safe styrene windows 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



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.

Prior to Delivery

You'll be contacted 48 hours prior to your selected delivery date with confirmation of your 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.

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.  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 is currently around 4-6 weeks from the date of order.  With the installation option, the vast majority of orders are delivered and installed on the same day.  You will be notified by Mercia's installation team if your delivery and installation are on different days.

Within 3-5 working days of placing your order, you will be sent an installation questionnaire to complete and subsequently contacted with an installation date.

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

rrp £398.99
save £59.00
NEW - OOS Until March 2021

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
  • Three fixed windows 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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