7 x 5 (2.08m x 1.45m) Mercia Snowdrop Playhouse

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7 x 5 Mercia Snowdrop Double Storey Playhouse - in situ, door open
  • 7 x 5 Mercia Snowdrop Double Storey Playhouse - in situ, door open
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7 x 5 (2.08m x 1.45m) Mercia Snowdrop Playhouse

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  • 7 x 5 (2.08m x 1.45m) Mercia Snowdrop Playhouse£657.89


            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.

            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.


            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.

            Treating your Playhouse

            All Mercia Playhouses are pre-treated with Aquatan, a water-based treatment which results in a golden-brown finish. Our factory applied dip treatment may differ in shade between components as it is simply a basecoat. This treatment only helps to prevent discolouration of the building while in storage and during transit. To validate your guarantee and ensure the longevity of the product, it is essential that the building is treated with a high quality, water-based, timber preservative prior to or shortly after construction. Annual re-treatment is required to maintain your building and the 10 year anti-rot guarantee.

            Safety and Suitability

            The Mercia Snowdrop Playhouse is only suitable for children aged 36 months or above and must be sited outdoors. The playhouse has been awarded an EN71 Safety Certificate, highlighting the product’s quality and providing assurance as to its safety for this age group. 

            Please note: The Mercia Snowdrop Playhouse is supplied unpainted. Some images may show the product painted and/or decorated with accessories/furnishings. This is for display purposes only. Your order will not be delivered with any of the accessories/furnishings shown. Also please note that this playhouse is now supplied with 3 ladder rungs.


            ALL DELIVERIES ARE DELIVERED TO KERBSIDE OR DRIVEWAY. All of our Mercia products are delivered flat packed other than fence panels (which are delivered fully constructed), direct to your home, and are supplied with a set of instructions to support assembly.

            Booking Delivery

            You will be required to book your delivery date at the time of placing your order (except for Metal Shed). 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 postcode 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

            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) together with a link to the manufacturer delivery portal where you'll be able to track your order.

            Please note: Mercia Metal 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. The estimated delivery lead time for Mercia's Metal sheds is identified on the product for the metal shed. Lead times are on 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 either a 3.5T, 7.5T or 18T Lorry. 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 unsafe 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.


            Orders with Assembly 

            The lead time for our installation option is around 7 Weeks from the date of order. With the installation option, the majority of orders will have their delivery and installation on separate days; there will be a small number of orders which will have delivery and installation on the same day. You will be advised by the manufacturer's installation team which category your order falls into.

            Depending on the installation option for your order, you will be contacted within the delivery timescale and given a date for either delivery/assembly on the same date or a separate date for delivery and assembly.


            Please note: all imperial measurements are approximate, and the Mercia Playhouses are made from metric measurements. We would recommend that the base is at least 50mm bigger in each direction.

            Product Name:
            7 x 5 (2.08m x 1.45m) Mercia Snowdrop Playhouse
            Footprint Depth:
            1.45m (4'9")
            Footprint Width:
            2.08m (6'10")
            Ridge Height:
            2.02m (6'7")
            Eaves Height:
            1.68m (5'6")
            Shiplap Tongue and Groove
            Cladding Thickness:
            Treatment Type:
            Dip Treated
            Recommended Treatment:
            Protek Range (please click here)
            Manufacturer's Guarantee:
            10-year anti-rot
            Framing Size:
            28mm x 28mm (11 /10" x 11 /10")
            Roof Type:
            Roof Material:
            Solid Sheet
            Roof Thickness:
            Roofing Felt:
            Green mineral felt
            Floor Material:
            Solid Sheet
            Floor Thickness:
            Floor Joists:
            Left to right
            Floor Joist Direction:
            28mm x 28mm (11 /10" x 11 /10")
            Door Type:
            Single door with butterfly motif
            Door Height:
            1.4m (4'7")
            Door Width:
            0.5m (1'8")
            Door Lock System:
            Number of Window(s):
            3 x Fixed windows
            Window Material:
            Styrene glazing
            Window/Door Panel(s) Interchangeable:
            Self assembly
            Optional Assembly:
            FSC Certified:
            Free Delivery*:
            Optional Wooden Base:
            Manufacturer's Product Code:
            EAN Number:
            Mercia Garden Products LTD
            Country of Origin:
            United Kingdom


            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


            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