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Shire Loft Playhouse

Product Code: ONE6040

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  • 12mm Tongue & groove shiplap exterior cladding
  • Constructed using 34x34mm standard framing
  • Solid sheet roof with T&G floor
  • Interior raised platform accessed by ladder
  • Styrene safety glazed windows
  • Heavy-duty green mineralized roofing felt
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Shire Loft Playhouse

Home delivery 35 days (estimate)

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2. Installation (for Loft Playhouse)

Shire Assembly Service - Loft Playhouse
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Shire Loft Playhouse



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Total Price: £744.99
inc VAT & FREE delivery*


Detailed Measurements

Extreme Width (max) 2544mm  -  8' 4"
Extreme Depth (max) 1920mm  -  6' 4"
Extreme Height (max) 2310mm  -  7' 7"
Footprint/ground Width 2400mm  -  7' 10"
Footprint/ground Depth 1668mm  -  5' 6"
Internal Width (min) 2332mm  -  7' 8"
Internal Depth (min) 1600mm  -  5' 3"
Internal Height (min) 2214mm  -  7' 3"
Ridge Height 2310mm  -  7' 7"
Eaves Height 1756mm  -  5' 9"
Door Height 1325mm  -  4' 4"
Door Width 600mm  -  2' 0"
Door Opening Height 1325mm  -  4' 4"
Door Opening Width 600mm  -  2' 0"
Framing Width 34mm  -  0' 1"
Framing Depth 34mm  -  0' 1"

Note: All imperial sizes stated are approximate, rounded to the nearest inch.


Material Wood
Cladding Shiplap
Finish Planed
Colour Honey Brown
Treatment Dip-treated
Door Position In gable end
Orientation 2.544m Gables / 1.920m sides (max)
Door Type Hinged single
Door Catch Roller catch
Roof Type Apex
Roof Covering Mineralized felt
Roof Material 9mm Solid sheet board
Wall Material 12mm Shiplap tongue & groove
Cladding Material Tongue & Groove
Floor Material 12mm Tongue & Groove
Floor Joist Direction Side to side
Fixed Windows 2
Opening Windows 2
Window Dimensions 506x506mm
Glazing Material Styrene
Sustainable Timber Yes
Made in Britain Yes

Assembly & Care

Installation Self-assembly by customer
Persons to Assemble (min) 2
Estimated Assembly Time 4 to 6 Hours
Base Size Required 2.40 x 1.67m
Parts Fit Through Door (78x30") No
Interchangeable Sides No
Annual Treatment Yes by customer

Useful To Know

Warranty 12 Months parts
Suitable for Age 5+ Years
Adult Supervision Recommended
Recommended Use Garden play for children
Includes A floor, felt, 2 window boxes, full instructions and fixings
Excludes Assembly

Our product specifications are given in good faith but can be subject to manufacturer change without notice. Should an attribute be of essense to your purchase, please feel free to contact us first for confirmation.


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Made in the UK
One Garden is proud to support UK-based manufacturing. Products with this mark are directly sourced from official manufacturers in the UK.

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Sustainably Sourced Timber
The timber used for this product was obtained from a managed resource, where responsible forest management and re-planting are employed.

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Professional Installation (optional)
Where offered, for an extra charge, professionals will come to install the product. Customer to provide an an appropriately sized, firm and level base.

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Dipped Treatment
The process where a timber component is exposed to a preservative by immersion in an open tank or by deluge spray booth.

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Shiplap Tongue & Groove
A tongue & groove boarding offering a smooth planed finish. Each upper face is shaped with a shallow curve to offer a shiplap, overlapping appearance.

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OSB (Oriented Strand Board)
Oriented Strand Board also known as OSB. Layers of wood flakes set within a glue-like resin, compressed into a solid sheet. Common in sheds. 

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Mineralized Roofing Felt
A garden building roofing felt in its commonest form. Coated externally with small stone flakes or grit to deter the effects of weathering.

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Styrene, Polycarbonate and Acrylic are all terms for tough, single sheet plastic glazing. Styrene will not shatter like glass, so it is ideal for playhouses.

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Roller Catch
A simple, push-to-close door retaining catch. Often used on wooden playhouses as a non-locking safety feature. Style and design may vary by product.


The Shire Loft Playhouse is a large playhouse with asymmetric roof, allowing for an internal raised platform on one side of the building. The mezzanine platform is accessible via a ladder at the far end and has a safety railing to prevent accidents.

The Loft Playhouse is made from smooth finished tongue and groove to the walls and floor, with a solid sheet OSB roof. Safety hinges are provided to prevent little fingers from becoming trapped.

The glazing provided is made from a safety styrene, a tough plastic that does not shatter like glass when broken. Two window boxes are supplied as standard (the primary image shows 4 but has been painted and embellished for photography purposes) Mineralized felt is provided to cover the roof.

Full instructions will be supplied upon delivery, along with all the fixtures and fittings needed to install this wooden playhouse.



The Shire Loft Playhouse is delivered from central UK stocks by the manufacturer. Shire's own experienced personnel undertake delivery to ensure your goods arrive in a perfect condition.


Shire operate mostly small, flat-bed trucks. If a dustbin lorry can reach your property, Shire should too. Limited access? Please call us prior to ordering to avoid a costly abortive delivery.


Unloading will take place at the kerb-side or your adjacent driveway. Vehicles will not leave the public highway. The driver, at their discretion, may be willing to carry the goods to your garden. Shire will not carry goods through or into your home, therefore you may wish to arrange some extra help privately.

Free Delivery

Shire offer a free delivery service within Central and Southern England, as indicated by their red zone on the map below. The above postcode checker will confirm this for you.

Pick A Day Delivery

For products on '7-14 days' delivery located within the majority of Shire's free red zone, during the checkout process you will be offered a calendar which allows you to select a preferred delivery date. Shire will endeavour to deliver on the date you have chosen. You will be promptly notified in the rare event that an alternative date is necessary for logistical reasons. As some distant red zone locations (such as BA postcodes) are serviced on a 2-day (overnight) run, the actual delivery day may vary by +/- 1 day of the date chosen. The following red zone locations are excluded from the Pick A Day service; BB, BD, BH, BL, BS, DH, DL, DT, FY, GU, HG, HR, L, PO, PR, SO, SP, SR, TA, TS and WN. Note: When an installation option has been chosen, a Pick-A-Day selection will not be offered; due to additional, post-order labour scheduling.  

Delivery Period

Delivery will typically occur within the period quoted on this product. For those products outside the '7-14 days' offer, you will be given the opportunity to chose your delivery date via Shire's online booking portal; a link will be sent by text or email a day or so after order. If a date is not chosen, Shire will notify you in advance by either telephone, text or email to confirm their date of delivery.

Extended Delivery

Less frequently serviced locations such as those outside Shire's red zone, may be subject to an extended period of up to an additional 7-14 days. These distant locations include North and South-West England, Wales and Scotland.

Installation (Extended Delivery)

When an installation service is chosen the product delivery period will increase by approximately 14-28 days, to accommodate additional labour scheduling. Therefore, a '14 Day' self-assembly delivery will become a '28-42 day' installed order. Once placed, Shire will issue an installation pack by email to explain the standard of supporting base required (concrete, paving etc), to enable installation to proceed. Installation scheduling will only commence once the customer returns the base and access information Shire request, including images of their existing base. A prompt return is advisable to avoid delay.

Offshore Delivery

The only offshore location Shire deliver to is the Isle of Wight; PO30-41. A green zone delivery charge applies to this island.

Excluded Locations

Shire does not service the following distant onshore locations; Northern Ireland (BT) and Scottish Highlands (IV4+, KW, PA20-78 and PH19-44). These form the yellow zone as shown upon the lower map. All offshore locations are excluded too, examples being; Guernsey (GY), Western Isles (HS), Isle of Man (IM), Jersey (JE), Orkney (KW), Shetland (ZE) and Scottish Islands (PA & PH).

Distant Surcharge

Due to additional Shire zone fees, certain distant locations can only be serviced at a surcharge (at cost). The above post code checker can confirm if a surcharge will apply.

These locations include:

Orange Zone (CF,CH,LA,NP) at £56.00 (except 19mm Log Cabins at £72.00 and 28mm+ Log Cabins at £210.00)

Blue Zone (CA,EX,LD,NE,SY) at £60.00 (except 19mm Log Cabins at £78.00 and 28mm+ Log Cabins at £240.00)

Green Zone (DG,EH,G,KA,LL,ML,PL,PO30-41,SA1-18,TD,TQ) at £72.00 (except 19mm Log Cabins at £84.00 and 28mm+ Log Cabins at £360.00)

Purple Zone (AB,DD,FK,IV1-3,KY,PA1-19,PH1-18,SA19-73,TR) at £108.00 (except 19mm Log Cabins at £120.00 and 28mm+ Log Cabins at £480.00)

This map offers a visual impression of the four surcharge zones. Delivery is free within the central red zone. No delivery service is available to the yellow zone.

Shire Delivery Zones

Notes & Information

Image Notes

Some images show the product painted and dressed for photography only. The product is supplied with a base coat treatment only.

4 window boxes shown in main image but only 2 window boxes are provided as standard.

One Tip

The manufacturer recommends that you should treat the exposed wooden parts with a quality wood preservative, prior to installation. Do allow sufficient drying time before you then install though, otherwise things may get a little messy!

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Brand Information

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Shire have been producing garden buildings since 1981. Initially we utilised the skill our workforce possessed when we stopped producing Yachts and started to make Garden Buildings. We have consistently expanded over the years, skills have been passed on and our factories and warehouses now occupy some 20 acres. We have invested in the best equipment and have facilities that include a planing mill, self-contained joinery production, undercover timber store and large warehouses that can hold some 20,000 buildings in stock.

Reviews (10)

  • 5 out of 5   , St Albans.

    Friday 19th April 2019 Verified Purchase

    The information, service and delivery were fine. Everything went well and the playhouse is good quality.

  • 5 out of 5   , Wolverhampton .

    Tuesday 01st January 2019 Verified Purchase

    Purchased this for our 4 year old granddaughter and she loves it. Very pleased with the quality and found this to be the best priced play house on the internet. Delivery was a little later than stated by a couple of hours but would definitely recommend one garden to family and friends.

  • 4 out of 5   , wellingborough.

    Monday 12th November 2018 Verified Purchase

    The quality is very good. Instructions are pretty poor.

  • 5 out of 5   , Weymouth.

    Tuesday 07th August 2018 Verified Purchase

    This house is a dream! My little girl is over the moon. My husband and his dad put it up in half a day and it’s so so lovely. We painted it inside and out and we couldnt ask for a nicer house. We are all over the moon. Would recommend this house and company to anyone. A must!

  • 3 out of 5   , London.

    Wednesday 16th May 2018 Verified Purchase

    It's a great playhouse, but some warnings about putting it up. Firstly, the design is slightly different to that advertised here. The roof is now built with shiplap timber and the entire structure comes in six large panels that you screw together. The largest of these panels are the front and back walls - they are both 225cm x 240cm, so check that you have sufficient clearance to get them into your garden. The playhouse is easy enough for two careful people to put together but the structure does need a little shoring up - I added some cross bracing with 34mm timber on the side panels to eliminate any "wobble". A couple of extra beams across the roof have also helped. The quality of the boards was largely OK, though some minor repairs using filler and nails were needed before painting. I would recommend Googling "Assembly of FP Loft 2015" to find and download the current instructions - these will give you some insight into what you're letting yourself in for. Overall, I'm pleased with the result, though may not have purchased if I knew that I'd need a side return to get it into the garden...

  • 2 out of 5   , Gloucestershire.

    Thursday 01st March 2018 Verified Purchase

    2 stars only because now it's in place the kids love it. One panel damaged. Another sent, took another week to arrive. Replacement also damaged. Would take another week for another replacement. Husband then spent our own money and time building a panel himself so the house was in place for birthdays. (ONE GARDEN COMMENT: Please accept our sincere apologies for any accidental panel transit damage. We are now in contact with both you and the manufacturer to investigate, as we were unaware of the full history due to your direct dealings with the manufacturer. We are though pleased that your children are now enjoying their playhouse.)

  • 5 out of 5   , Hastings.

    Sunday 19th November 2017 Verified Purchase

    Great product, amazing price! Spacious and beautiful. Easy enough to assemble. Bought as a Christmas present and I cannot wait for them to see it! Highly recommended!

  • 4 out of 5   , .

    Friday 12th August 2016

    A mixed review, delivery was not complete and driver just shrugged when I informed him of this, but customer services was efficient and the missing parts were sent promptly. Unfortunately there were still bits missing, plastic for diamond in door and one of the walls had the top protective layer of wood missing, even though the playhouse is lovely and was quite straight froward to construct. Good value for money and my little one is pleased.

  • 5 out of 5   , .

    Monday 01st August 2016

    Excellent! 3 year old loves it! Easy to assemble and seems very strong! Recommended.

  • 5 out of 5   , .

    Tuesday 22nd March 2016

    Very pleased with the playhouse, excellent value for money. The delivery was spot on and the driver was very courtious, great chap put everything neat and tidy. I would recommend this product to friends if they thinking of getting a playhouse for there children or in our case granddaughter.

Click here to read all 10 reviews.

We encourage every purchaser of this product to submit a review. Customers are invited (by post-delivery email) to a web page where their genuine review can be placed.


Q:  Can the roof be changed so the ridge is offset to the right?

A:  No, as the offset front and rear gable panels cannot be reversed. The handed roof layout must be as shown.

Q:  Can I move the door and window positions in the front?

A:  As the front gable panel is factory pre-formed, the door and windows are positoned in the fixed positions as shown.

Q:  Is this product supplied painted (decorated) as shown?

A:  No, undecorated only. It will be supplied in a standard factory-treated basecoat finish.

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