Detailed Specification

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

Product Name: 8 x 4 (2.4m x 1.2m) Forest Basil Duo Playhouse Pressure Treated
Footprint (Front Width x Depth): 2440mm  x 1280mm  (8'0" x 4'2")
Eaves Height: 1230mm (4'0")
Ridge Height: 1750mm (5'9")
Walls: 12mm Shiplap tongue and groove cladding
Door: Single door (stable door)
Door(s) Height x Width: 1130mm  x 490mm (3'8" x 1'7") - Aperture
Roof: 12mm Solid tongue and groove
Floor: 12mm Solid tongue and groove
Window(s): 3 Fixed windows
Glazing: Styrene glazing
Framing: 44x44mm
CE Certified: Complies with BS5665 EN71
EAN Number: 5013053156216
Manufacturer's Guarantee: 15 year anti-rot guarantee
Manufacturer: Forest



There’s so much to love about the Forest Basil Duo Playhouse! Its two-in-one design make this a brilliant option for personalisation, allowing kids to turn it into their own personal outdoor den or customise it for their favourite role playing games. Whether it's a pirate ship, a restaurant, or a stable, let their imaginations run wild with the Basil Duo.

A 4x4ft playhouse with an adjoining 4x4ft covered decking area, the Basil Duo allows plenty of space for multiple children to play together, and its extra height means the kids can keep enjoying it for years to come. Included in the design is a hatch and shelf for role playing, a stable door and multiple windows to allow in plenty of air and light, plus a sturdy bench for resting on or for using as a picnic area when relaxing after all that play.

Forest know that safety is incredibly important, especially when it comes to children, so the Basil Duo comes with some great safety features as standard. Special door hinges are included to protect little fingers, the smoothly rounded framework means there are no sharp edges, and the single glazed window is fitted with shatter resistant styrene, a safer alternative to glass.

The Basil Duo Playhouse is supplied pressure treated with a 15 year anti-rot guarantee, so you don't need to treat the wood yourself. But since the playhouse is delivered unpainted, if you choose to personalise it with some colour, we offer a range of Protek Royal Exterior Wood Finish treatments in a number of natural stains and colours, ideal for adding an extra layer of protection to your playhouse.

Straightforward to assemble, the Basil Duo comes with a full set of clear instructions and all the necessary fittings.

About Forest

Forest Garden Ltd recognises that leadership in its industry carries a responsibility to the environment, and in particular a responsibility to the world's forests. Every product it sells and every business operation it undertakes has an impact on the environment. It is impossible to eliminate that impact, but it is possible to reduce it by modifying the way the business is run. The key environmental issues are waste minimization, the prevention of pollution, energy management, and the use of raw materials. Their working practices from harvesting to distribution will use methodology incorporating continual improvement. All current legislation is complied with and the monitoring of forthcoming legislation ensures further compliance. Forest also monitor the environmental performance, health and safety standards and worker welfare issues of its suppliers.

Key Features

  • 4x4ft playhouse with adjoining 4x4ft covered decking area
  • Includes open hatch area, integral bench, and quirky stable doors
  • Extra high 174cm (5ft 8inch) ridge allows comfortable play for children up to 10 years old
  • Comes with special hinges to keep little fingers safe
  • Window is glazed with shatter resistant styrene
  • 12mm solid wood boarded roof and floor
  • Pressure treated wood with a 15 year Anti-rot Guarantee
  • Manufactured from FSC certified timber from sustainable sources
  • Easy to assemble with full instructions and all the necessary fittings provided



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

To protect both you and our drivers, we request that you remain within your property while they complete the delivery.

Booking Delivery

Your order will be dispatched by the manufacturer Forest Gardens. If you have ordered more than one item, they may arrive at different times.

With our Forest products upon placing your order you will be contacted towards the end of the delivery timescale with a delivery date if this is not convenient you can reply to the message to book a more convenient delivery date. The delivery timescales are as stated on the product page.

Our teams are working hard to ensure your order is delivered within the timescale indicated on the product page. Please note lead times are counted in working days (Monday – Friday) excluding Bank Holidays.

Please note that neither elbec nor Forest will be able to supply any further information on your order during this timescale.

Customers in the following postal code areas: AB, DD, DG, EH, FK, G, IV, KA, KW1-4, KY, ML, PA, PH and TD will be contacted by an external carrier and advised of a delivery date. The delivery timescales to these may be extended.

We do not offer delivery or delivery/assembly service to these postal code areas: BT, GY, HS, IM, IV41-51, IV55-56, JE, KA27-28, KW15+, PA41+, PH41-44, PO31-41, ZE.

Please Note: 
Any Forest product which has a delivery timescale of 30 Working Days and above for delivery will now be delivered in the New Year.  Please see above for the delivery timescale for this product.

Prior to Delivery

Once you have a confirmed delivery date if you provide us with a mobile number, we can confirm the day before delivery if your delivery will be morning or afternoon.;

Upon Delivery

Your order will be delivered kerbside or on your driveway. Due to health and safety, and insurance liabilities, the driver will not be able to take your goods to the back of your property but – upon request – may place the product at the side of the house if there are no access issues. This is to avoid risking damage to your property while delivering to an unsafe location. We will not be able to go through your property.

We recommend against arranging for a third party to install the product before its delivery and checking that all parts are present, and we cannot be held liable for any third-party costs caused by delays.


If you have selected the installation option your product and installation of your product will be on different days.  Once you have been given a delivery date by Forest's delivery team you will then be contacted by their installation team to confirm your installation date and the process. Installation is usually within 3 weeks from your confirmed delivery date. Please note: the installation team will require a minimum of 18” clearance all the way round.

8 x 4 (2.4m x 1.2m) Forest Basil Duo Playhouse Pressure Treated

rrp £548.99
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Product code - 90017001


Description Information

A brilliant playhouse of two halves, the Basil Duo from Forest is ideal for encouraging exciting role playing games both indoors and outdoors with its adjoining undercover deck area. Key features include:

  • 4x4ft playhouse with adjoining 4x4ft covered decking
  • Open hatch area, integral bench, and quirky stable doors
  • Extra high ridge allows comfortable play for older children
  • Pressure treated wood with a 15 year Anti-rot Guarantee

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