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: 1325mm x 590mm (4'4" x 1'11")
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 two-storey Shire Loft Playhouse is a spacious build guaranteed to provide plenty of fun for the kids. The interior offers an abundance of natural light, plenty of play space, and safety features as standard, so adults love it too.

This playhouse has a beautifully traditional single door, with a diamond porthole window and classic fixings, four large windows, and two window boxes as standard, with the option to add more. The playhouse is fitted with safety hinges on its door and windows, meaning little fingers are protected, and all the windows are glazed with environmentally-friendly shatter resistant styrene, a safer alternative to glass.

Shire always aim to provide the very best quality playhouses. The Loft is made from a high-grade shiplap pine in a sturdy tongue and groove construction, making it better sealed from the elements and giving it an attractive look. The floor is also constructed from tongue and groove cladding for a more water resistant, longer-lasting build. The timber used is a continental slow-grown timber, distinguished from the fast-grown type used on cheaper playhouses from other manufacturers by its tighter grain, extra strength and longer life. This really is one of the best value two storey playhouses available.

This Shire playhouse is supplied with a dip-treated base coat as standard, with a top coat available as an option for a stronger and golden brown finish. The Loft Playhouse does not come pre-painted, giving you a blank canvas to tailor to the children's desires. The manufacturer recommends applying a water-based top coat of your choice, preventing the timber from weathering and therefore making the playhouse last longer. We offer a range of Protek Royal Exterior Wood Finish treatments, available in a number of natural stains and colours, which is ideal for protecting your playhouse.

The Shire Loft Playhouse is supplied flat-packed for ease of handling and assembly. All fittings and felt are included in the price, with clear, easy-to-follow instructions, though you can choose to add assembly if desired.

About Shire

Established in 1945, Shire is one of the oldest established manufacturers of garden buildings, and the UK's leading brand in the industry. Shire benefits 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, a 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.

Key Features

  • 4 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.

Booking Delivery
By entering your postal code in the ‘Pick a delivery day. ENTER POSTCODE’ Box above you can select a delivery date. The evening before this delivery date you will be sent a text message (where a mobile has been provided) with an estimated delivery window.  This update can only be provided where a mobile number has been supplied on the billing address section at the time of checkout.

Upon Delivery
Delivery is made by Shire the manufacturer. Delivery of this item is typically made by a 17 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 are hand-balled off by the driver.

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
If you are choosing the installation option after placing your order you’ll be contacted within 5 working days by Shire the manufacturer 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 15-25 working days. This may take longer during seasonal periods. Please be aware that the installation team will require full access to your garden, 18" clearance all around the building and a firm and level base. Shire's 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

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"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

Was £1088.99 Now £895.99

Product code - 10017044

Description Information

A neat, fun and popular model, this two storey wooden playhouse is an exciting building that children just love to play in. Key features include:

  • Upstairs play area with internal ladder for an extra level of fun
  • Two window boxes as standard
  • Safety hinges on windows and door to protect little fingers
  • Quality tongue and groove pine shiplap cladding

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

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