Detailed Specification

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

Product Name: 6 x 6 (1.79m x 1.79m) Shire Stork Playhouse inc platform
Footprint (Front Width x Depth): 1790mm x (1190mm + 600mm canopy) (5' 10" x 3' 10" + 2' canopy)
Eaves Height: 1160mm (3' 8")
Ridge Height: 1550mm (5' 1")
NB: Platform included adds an extra 1m (3') to the height
Walls: 12mm Shiplap tongue and groove cladding
Door: Single Door with styrene safety glazing
Door(s) Height x Width: 1006mm x 509mm (3' 3" x 1' 8")
Roof: OSB solid sheet
Floor: 12mm Tongue and Groove Floor
Window(s): Single Opening with styrene safety glazing
Framing: 34mm x 34mm with rounded edges
CE Certified: Complies with BS5665 EN71
EAN Number: 5060437982145
Manufacturer: Shire


The Stork Tower Playhouse is a large, versatile playhouse offering hours of fun for primary school aged children, the elevated platform giving kids the feeling of having their own den away from parents and above the rest of the garden.

Coming with two opening criss-cross windows and a matching door, the Stork is a bright and airy model. It is also fitted with environmentally-friendly shatter resistant styrene window glazing, a safer alternative to glass, as well as safety hinges to prevent trapped fingers, for added peace of mind. The large 2ft veranda gives the playhouse character, a neat decorative feature that also offers shade in the summer and shelter at other times of year. The Stork Tower is built on robust stilts, with a safety barrier surrounding the veranda with interchangable panels, allowing the ladder to be positioned either at the front or side of the platform.

Ideas for personalising the Stork Playhouse are as wide-ranging as children's personalities. For a sporty kid, you could kit it out with beanbags, posters and a storage box for play equipment for a great place to relax after their latest match. Add a table or easel and paintbox to encourage an arty child's talents. Or even fill it with boardgames and puzzles to keep enquiring minds active. The possibilities are endless! Don't forget you can also personalise the outside of your playhouse to suit any child - use their favourite colours, paint their favourite animals, or even get them to help decorate it themselves!

The Shire Stork Tower 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).

This Shire playhouse is supplied with a dip-treated base coat as standard, with a top coat available as an option for a stronger and golden brown finish. The Stork Playhouse 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 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.

Key Features

  • Large Tower Playhouse
  • Two opening criss cross windows with matching door
  • The ladder can be positioned at the front or either side of the platform
  • Stork Playhouse delivered with all fittings and fittings for assembly
  • Quality Tongue and Groove 12mm Shiplap Wall Panels
  • Tongue and Groove Floor
  • Styrene Glazed Window and door for safety
  • Safety hinges to prevent trapped little fingers
  • 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 6 (1.79m x 1.79m) Shire Stork Playhouse inc platform


Product code - 10017047


Description Information

An elevated version of the popular Stork from Shire, this Tower Playhouse is a great option for a den for primary school aged children, and comes with a safety ladder that can be positioned wherever preferred on the platform. Key features include:

  • Two opening criss-cross windows with matching door
  • Veranda included for shade and aesthetics
  • Robust stilts with tongue and groove platform
  • Styrene glazing for a safer alternative to glass

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Usually delivered: Use Pick A Day Delivery below for the first available delivery date for your Post Code

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

excludes installation option

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