Detailed Specification

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

Product Name: 7 x 5 (2.08m x 1.45m) Mercia Double Storey Playhouse
Footprint (Front Width x Depth): 2.08m x 1.45m (6'10" x 4'9")
External Dimensions (Includes Roof Overhang): 2.31m x 1.83m (7'7" x 6'0")
Eaves Height: 1.68m (5'6")
Ridge Height: 2.02m (6'7")
Walls: 12mm shiplap tongue and groove cladding
Door: Single door with butterfly motif
Door(s) Height x Width: 1.4m x 0.5m (4'7" x 1'8")
Roof: 9mm solid sheet
Floor: 9mm solid Sheet
Window(s): 3 Fixed styrene glazed windows
Framing: 28mm x 28mm
Treatment: Golden brown base coat dip treatment
Recommended Treatment: Full Protek range (please click here)**
Assemby Available: Yes
CE Certified: Complies with BS5665 EN71
EAN Number: 5029442075808
Manufacturer's Guarantee: 10 year anti-rot guarantee
Manufacturer: Mercia



Children love to play in a miniature house where their imagination can be set free, and a high-quality playhouse such as the 7 x 5 Mercia Snowdrop Apex Wooden Playhouse with a Loft offers the excellent construction quality needed to last a full childhood. It is little surprise that this playhouse is a favourite among our customers and frequent bestseller, with a series of highly original features that we hope to outline below.



The two floors of this playhouse give it a fun verticality that is rare to find in playhouses of this price range and allows children to play on two levels, with a mezzanine-style partial floor that can be accessed by a short ladder. This layout is accounted for by the asymmetrical apex roof that ensures there is plenty of space to play. Other fun details that are immediately apparent when using this playhouse are the windows, which have decorative wooden shutters that produce a charming impression alongside plant displays that can be created under both front-facing windows.

When it comes to any of this playhouse's features, safety is prioritised. For example, the windows in this playhouse are glazed with a tough and shatterproof styrene that is perfect in case of any potential accidents. Meanwhile, the loft space features a wooden railing to make playing safer. A minimum 12mm gap is also included around the single door. Thanks to these features, the 7 x 5 Mercia Snowdrop Apex Wooden Playhouse has an EN71 safety rating in line with European toy standards. 

While it is less immediately noticeable than some of the other details in the design of this playhouse, the construction quality of the 7 x 5 Mercia Snowdrop Apex Wooden Playhouse is stellar. The 12mm timber cladding used in each wall is as well-built and durable as high-end workshops or sheds, using horizontal boards that interlock to form a seal against the elements. Elsewhere, in both the roof and floor, a rugged solid sheet board that has brilliant water resistance is used. Roofing felt is also included as standard. The overall effect of this construction is a playhouse that is sure to stand for many years if properly treated with a wood preservative. Those looking for a good treatment for their timber might enjoy the range of fantastic colours offered by Protek's products, available to order from elbec today. 


Additional Information

Please note that the images displayed above show an example of the playhouse that is painted, and the base colour of your product will differ. The playhouse is supplied pre-treated, with a golden brown finish that is easy to change with further application of paint or wood stain.

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. 

The 7 x 5 Mercia Snowdrop Apex Wooden Playhouse with Loft floor is suited to children ages 3 and up, and is intended for domestic use in home 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. 

Key Features

  • Free UK mainland delivery with 'pick a day' delivery option 
  • Certified by European toy safety standards (EN71)
  • Play on two floors thanks to the mezzanine-style 'loft'
  • Rounded timbers, finger gaps around the single door, railings, and wide ladder rungs all benefit children's safety while playing
  • Shatterproof styrene glazing used in each window
  • 12mm shiplap tongue and groove cladding, using dip-treated timber with FSC certification (sourced from sustainable forests)
  • Rugged 8mm solid sheet board used in floor and apex roof
  • 10-year anti-rot guarantee from manufacturer Mercia, with care instructions provided so that you know how to ensure the guarantee remains valid for a full decade of ownership
  • Fixed decorative shutters and room under sill to plant flowers and create a unique look for your playhouse
  • Roofing felt included
  • Protect and personalise with water-resistant wood treatment from Protek (available for order from our website)
  • Suitable for domestic use in garden homes



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.

7 x 5 (2.08m x 1.45m) Mercia Double Storey Playhouse

rrp £568.99
save £69.00

Product code - 20017092


Description Information

This 7 x 5 Mercia Snowdrop Apex Wooden Playhouse with a loft floor is a double-storey playhouse for those aged 3 and up. Some of its many features include:

  • Fun design, with windows that have decorative shutters and a mezzanine style loft space
  • A safe construction in accordance with the EN71 rating of European toy standards, thanks to thoughtful features like a gap for fingers around the single door and shatterproof windows
  • 10 years of coverage against rot in the form of a manufacturer's guarantee, assuming the basic care instructions are followed
  • High-quality shiplap, tongue and groove cladding using FSC certified timber


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