8 x 6 Shire Loft Playhouse

Detailed Specification

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

 Product Name: 8 x 6 (2.40m x 1.76m) Shire Loft Playhouse
Footprint (Front Width x Depth): 2400mm x 1760mm (7 ft 10' x 5 ft 9')
Height to Ridge: 2300mm (7 ft 6').
Height to Eaves: 1760mm (5 ft 9')
Walls: 12mm Shiplap Tongue and Groove cladding
Door: Single Door with styrene safety glazing
Door(s) Height x Width: TBC
Roof: Tongue and Groove
Floor: 12mm Tongue and Groove Floor
Windows(s): 2 Opening and 2 Fixed with styrene safety glazing and 2 Window Boxes
Framing: Rounded edges 34mm x 34mm
CE Certified: Complies with BS5665 EN71
EAN Number: 5060437982169
Manufacturer: Shire




The ever popular 2 storey playhouse is guaranteed to provide lots of fun for your children or grandchildren. The interior offers an abundance of natural light, plenty of play space and features a high quality finish.

This really is one of the best value two storey playhouses available.

Shire aim to always provide the very best playhouses made from a high grade ship-lap tongue and groove construction. It is distinguished from fast grown type timber used on cheaper playhouses from other manufacturers. The tongue and groove construction means this playhouse is better sealed from the elements. The timber used is a continental slow grown timber. Slower grown timber means tighter grain, extra strength and longer life.

Playhouse Framework: A robust planed 34 x 34mm (1 1/2' x 1 1/2') framework (walls and floor) that gives the building strength and rounded edges for extra safety

Floor: The playhouse floor is manufactured from high quality tongue and groove matching pattern boarding.

Roof: The roof is constructed from tongue and groove boards and included roofing felt.

Walls: The playhouse walls are constructed using high quality softwood planed tongue and groove shiplap pattern boarding.

Treatment: Playhouse is supplied pre-treated with a base coat on both sides in a honey brown water based industrial product.

Windows: Styrene for extra safety.

Treatment: All Shire playhouses are supplied pre-treated with a base coat to both sides in a golden brown water based industrial product (colour can vary from the picture shown). Shire the manufacturer recommends that you apply a water based top coat of your choice. This will protect the timber from weathering on your shed making it last longer and will need to be repeated accordingly in relation to the manufacturer's instructions.

Supplied flat packed for ease of handling and assembly. All fittings and felt are included in the price with clear easy to follow instructions.

About Shire

Established in 1945 Shire are the UK's leading and one of the oldest established manufacturer of garden buildings. Shire benefit 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, 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.

Please Note: Picture shows how the playhouse would like if painted this product is not supplied painted.

Key Features

  • 4 Opening Criss Cross Windows, of which 2 open
  • Includes 2 Window Boxes as standard
  • Door has diamond shaped window feature
  • The upstairs comes complete with ballustrade ladder
  • Quality Shiplap 12mm Cladding
  • Tongue and Groove Floor
  • Safe Styrene Glazed Window and Door for safety
  • Safety hinges to prevent trapped little fingers
  • FSC Timber
  • Optional window boxes
  • Supplied with factory applied base coat treatment
  • Free Delivery to most parts of the UK



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.

Upon Delivery

Delivery of this item is typically made by a 7.5 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 may be either hand-balled off by the driver and some may be craned off if the vehicle delivering has a hi-ab. We cannot guarantee which type of vehicle will deliver to you.

Booking Delivery

After placing an order you will be contacted within 1-2 working days 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 booking website which you will be requested to go on to book your delivery date.

Installation option

If you are choosing the installation option after placing your order you’ll be contacted within 1-2 working days 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 15-20  working days. This may take longer during seasonal periods. Please be aware that the installation team will require full access to your garden. Our Installation team will not bring a building through your home as they are not covered by insurance to enter a customer’s home.

Customer Questions

From Mrs S-
I was wondering if you could supply the measurement for the Windows please?


Elbec Response-
The window measurement for the Loft Playhouse is 506mm square

Customer Reviews

"So pleased , my grandchildren are also over the moon !!"
Star Rating 5
"Great service: Really great service cannot fault it at all."
Star Rating 5
" Great playhouse: The play house arrived on time. The instructions were hard to follow (very basic) and it took 2 men a day and a half for it to be built and painted. Seems sturdy and the children (age 1 and 4) love it!

Hannah Corbett"
Star Rating 4

8 x 6 (2.40m x 1.76m) Shire Loft Playhouse

Product code - 10017044

Our Price Was £549.99 Now £499.88
rrp £599.99
you save £100.11


One of the most popular two storey wooden playhouses that children just love to play in

  • Upstairs play area with internal ladder
  • Includes 4 criss cross windows, 2 of which open
  • 2 window boxes included as standard
  • Tongue and groove floor
  • Safety hinges to prevent trapped little fingers

Free Delivery exceptions may apply

Usually delivered within: 3-7 Working Days.

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

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Additional options:
Window Box
Window Box£24.99

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  • Shire Loft Playhouse 8 x 6ft (Front Width x Depth)£499.88