Detailed Specification

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

Product Name: 6 x 6 (1.90m x 1.80m) Mercia Dutch Barn Playhouse
Footprint (Front Width x Depth): 1.90m x 1.80m (6'3" x 5'11")
Eaves Height: 1.19m (3'11")
Ridge Height: 1.90m (6'2")
Walls: 12mm Shiplap Tongue and Groove
Door: Single Door
Door(s) Height x Width: 1.05m x 0.60m (3'5' x 2'0')
Roof: Solid Sheet
Floor: Solid Sheet
Window(s): Styrene
Framing: 28mm x 28mm
CE Certified: EN71 approved.
EAN Number: 5029442075747
Manufacturer: Mercia


When it comes to choosing a playhouse for a young child in the family, it is fun to find an option that stands out among the crowd. With its classic roof design that even adults will appreciate, the 6 x 6 Mercia Dutch Barn Wooden Playhouse will soon become a standout feature of any family garden. The playhouse features plenty of fun details and boasts an excellent build quality that reflects Mercia's long-standing reputation as a master of garden buildings.

It is easy to transform your 6 x 6 Mercia Dutch Barn Wooden Playhouse with a tin or two of Protek wood preservative, available for order through elbec. The wide range of colours that feature in this collection will be able to offer something unique to everyone when it comes to creating a fun colour scheme that young children will enjoy. This has the added bonus of protecting the timber used in the playhouse in the future, a step that is essential in ensuring your 10-year anti-rot guarantee from Mercia stays valid for the duration of the coverage.


To help create the most enjoyable time playing inside the playhouse, a range of features are packed under the classic Dutch barn roof of this product. The rounded roof itself, for example, does a good job of diverting rainfall away from the interior. Pretend 'shutters' made with dip-treated timber help produce the feeling of realism that helps children get lost in roleplaying games, as do the segmented windows and a rounded door handle.

Safety of any young children playing in the playhouse is taken as an absolute priority, as is reflected by details like the 12mm finger gap around the single door, and rounded timbers that will not spring any nasty surprises on small hands. In addition to this, the five fixed windows spread out across the playhouse feature styrene glazing that is shatterproof and far safer than many types of glass. It is the thoughtful inclusion of details like these that have led to this playhouse meeting the EN71 European safety standard for toys.

Much like many of Mercia's fully fledged garden sheds, the 6 x 6 Mercia Dutch Barn Wooden Playhouse features 12mm wall cladding using high-quality timber. Each timber is cut so that it can interlock in a 'tongue and groove' structure that creates a tight seal, ideal for protecting against the outdoors. This helps ensure that the playhouse will continue to be a clean and comfortable space for children to play long after purchasing. 8mm oriented strand board is strong and water resistant, making it the perfect choice for both the roof and floor of this playhouse.

Additional Information

The 6 x 6 Mercia Dutch Barn Wooden Playhouse is suitable for children aged 3 and over, and is designed for domestic use in home gardens. All timber used in this shiplap cladding is dip-treated for a good level of initial protection against rot and insect infestation while in transit and during assembly. However, elbec recommends improving the durability of your playhouse with a high-end wood preservative from a reputable supplier such as Protek, available for order with your playhouse. The Protek collection gives owners an impressive range of possible colours; perhaps your child can pick out their own and enjoy a colour scheme that reflects their tastes. This will help you follow the care instructions provided by Mercia to ensure you can get the most out of the 10-year anti-rot guarantee offered with this playhouse. Annual re-treatment will be required to maintain the building and get the most out of the timber.

Your playhouse will be delivered in parts, ready for assembly at home. The playhouse will take two adults to build, and prior experience of similar DIY projects will help you in completing the playhouse. Fortunately Mercia includes a detailed instruction manual to follow and it is likely that you will be able to use the playhouse only one or two days after you begin the assembly process.

Please note that the images above show an example of the playhouse that has been stained to preserve the timber, and the base colour of your product may differ. The playhouse is supplied pre-treated with a golden brown finish that is easy to change with further application of paint. 

Key Features

  • Free UK mainland delivery
  • Charming traditional Dutch barn roof is highly original for a children's playhouse
  • Shatterproof styrene windows are a safer option than many types of glass if damaged
  • Certified by European toy standard EN71
  • High-quality 12mm shiplap tongue and groove cladding
  • 8mm oriented strand board roof and floor material with plenty of strength and resistance to damp
  • 10-year anti-rot guarantee from manufacturer Mercia, to ensure your playhouse will be fun to play inside throughout a child's young childhood
  • Mineral roofing felt included as standard, providing additional protection
  • Dip-treated and FSC certified timber
  • Interior height of 4' at eaves and 6'3" at ridge



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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"A great experience with a company that goes the extra mile. There were a couple of small snags on delivery but it took just one e-mail to sort the problem. Overall very happy and the product is simply superb. Well done guys. "
Star Rating 5
"A great experience with a company that goes the extra mile. There were a couple of small snags on delivery but it took just one e-mail to sort the problem. Overall very happy and the product is simply superb. Well done guys. "
Star Rating 5
"this is a lovely barn playhouse for our grandson. Easily assembled and lovely addition to garden. Excellent service from Elbec garden buildings,would definately recommend."
Star Rating 5
"Lovely building for my grandchildren.
What I like about this Dutch Barn is the height. Inside it is over 6 feet at the apex which means that an adult can stand up in it with plenty of room. The grandchildren have loved playing in this barn and after it was painted it looked really pretty in my garden.
Star Rating 5
"THANK YOU: We received the replacement hinge.
Thank you for your rapid and efficient response.
Excellent service - much appreciated.
E Readman"
Star Rating 5

6 x 6 (1.90m x 1.80m) Mercia Dutch Barn Playhouse

rrp £520.99
save £61.00

Product code - 20017089

Description Information

If you know a young child who loves to be lost in imaginary worlds with their friends, the 6 x 6 Mercia Dutch Barn Wooden Playhouse might be an exciting new feature for their garden. Some of our favourite details in this high-quality children's playhouse are as follow:

  • Charming look of a traditional rounded barn roof in the Dutch style
  • Excellent 12mm shiplap wall cladding is very durable and helps keep the elements at bay
  • Five fixed windows use shatterproof styrene glazing that is safer than glass, helping the playhouse achieve its EN71 European safety standard
  • Single door with minimum 12mm finger gap for extra safety

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