Detailed Specification

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

Product Name: Shire Stork Playhouse
Footprint (Front Width x Depth): 1790mm x (1190mm + 600mm canopy) (5'10" x 3'10" + 2ft canopy)
Eaves Height: 1160mm (3'8")
Ridge Height: 1550mm (5'1")
Walls: 12mm Shiplap tongue and groove cladding
Door: Single Door with styrene safety glazing
Door(s) Height x Width: 1020 (3'4") x 520mm (20.5")
Roof: OSB solid sheet
Floor: 12mm Tongue and Groove Floor (Porch Floor Not Included)
Window(s): Single Opening with styrene safety glazing
Framing: 34mm x 34mm with rounded edges
CE Certified: Complies with BS5665 EN71
EAN Number: 5060437987317
Manufacturer: Shire


Optional Upgrades for your 6 x 4 Shire Stork Playhouse

Top Coat Treatment: Whilst as standard this playhouse is supplied with a dip-treated base coat you will still need to treat the building either prior to or immediately after assembly. With the Top Coat Treatment option this is done for you and you will then just need to treat the building annually with a water based treatment or in accordance with the instructions supplied.

Assembly: This is an excellent option if you want your playhouse put up quick and hassle free. Just make sure you have a solid level base ready and that sufficient access is provided to allow the contractors to deliver and install your shed. Please note that the assembly option will increase your delivery timescale.


With its simplistic, classic design the Shire Stork Playhouse is the perfect place for young children to play in the garden. Its quaint, cottage-like appearance creates a sense of magic. The four paned windows have the ability to open, creating an airy open space. Alongside this is the built-in veranda, which will provide shade and cover throughout all seasons. 

The Shire Stork Playhouse prioritises safety with environmentally-friendly shatter-resistant styrene window glazing, a safer alternative to glass, as well as safety hinges to prevent trapped fingers. The Shire Stork Playhouse is made from a high-quality planed softwood in a sturdy tongue and groove shiplap construction, meaning it is better sealed from the elements, as well as making it aesthetically pleasing. The floor is also constructed from tongue and groove boarding for a more water-resistant, longer-lasting build, and the roof is made from Oriented Strand Board (OSB). You can easily personalise the playhouse, as it comes pre-prepared with a base coat that will help paint last, along with an optional water-based topcoat. We offer a range of Protek Royal Exterior Wood Finish treatments, available in a number of natural stains and colours, which is ideal for protecting your playhouse.

The Shire Stork 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, and the 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.


Please note: some images may show the Shire Stork Playhouse decorated either painted or with accessories/furnishings. This is for display purposes only. Your order will not be delivered painted or with any of the accessories/furnishings shown.  Also, note the floor on the verandah part only is not supplied with this playhouse.

Key Features

  • More compact than its sister playhouse, the Pixie 
  • Built-in veranda, perfect to provide shade on a hot day
  • Cottage like appearance that evokes a sense of magic
  • Two opening four-pane windows with matching door
  • Shatterproof styrene glazing as a safer alternative to glass 
  • Robust tongue and groove flooring 
  • Easy to customise with paint 
  • FSC Timber
  • Playhouse Supplied with factory applied base coat treatment
  • Free Delivery to most areas



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.

6 x 4 Shire Stork Playhouse

Was £518.99 Now £406.99

Product code - 10017100


Description Information

The Shire Stork Playhouse offers a light and airy space for your child to play in the garden. Key features include:

  • More compact than its sister playhouse, the Pixie
  • Built-in veranda, perfect to provide shade on a hot day
  • Cottage like appearance that evokes a sense of magic
  • Two opening four-pane windows with matching door

View full specification Delivery

Usually delivered: Use Pick A Day below for your earliest delivery date

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

excludes installation option

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