SHIRE™ DELIVERY: 7-14 days*

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Shire Croft 5'6"x5'6" Playhouse

The Croft Kids Playhouse with it's upstairs attic, makes a perfect first home... but without the mortgage! The Croft is 5'6"x5'6", is supplied compete with 1 opening and 2 fixed safety windows, internal platform with safety rail and ladder.
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Shire Croft Playhouse

The Croft Kids Playhouse with it’s upstairs attic, makes a perfect first home… but without the mortgage! The Croft is supplied compete with 2 opening and 1 (upper) fixed safety windows, however it is the internal platform with safety rail and ladder which is most appealing to children! The Croft comes pre-treated with a mould-resistant, anti-fungicidal basecoat, however to ensure a long life a weatherproofing preservative topcoat will be required. Mineral roofing felt and Perspex® safety windows are included as standard. The Shire Croft Playhouse has been manufactured using smooth planed white pine from sustainable forests, and is available in 1 size; 5’6″x5’6″. It has 12mm shiplap weatherboarding on the walls, 12mm t&g timber floor, 34x34mm framing, 11mm OSB roof, and an opening mortice & tenon window as standard. This playhouse has been manufactured to British Standard BS5665 EN71 for your child’s safety.


  • FREE delivery*
  • FREE anti-fungicidal mould-resistant basecoat (example painted for photo purposes only)
  • 3x Perspex windows (2x opening)
  • Manufacturers 10-year limited warranty
  • Large internal upstairs bunk with safety rail and ladder
  • Professional installation available
  • Factory applied preservative top-coat option
  • Mineral roofing felt
  • 12mm tongue and groove walls and floor
  • Criss-cross safety beading on windows
  • Modular construction
  • Straightforward DIY assembly

Quality Construction

The Shire Croft Little House or Playhouse is manufactured with 34 x 34mm framing. It comes with 12mm thick tongue & groove cladding on the walls and floor, with an 11mm solid sheet OSB roof, and a small roof overhang. Two opening & one fixed styrene windows are supplied as standard, and a complimentary diamond window is fitted in the door.


All buildings in the Shire garden building range are supplied pre-treated inside and out with a quality, water-based, non-toxic, anti-fungicidal base coat. This ensures that your garden building is ready to accept any preservative colour of your choice. A factory-applied preservative topcoat is also available, however this is not a decorative finish. The building show above has been painted for photographic purposes only.

Doors and Locking System

A single door 586mm wide is supplied with a black iron pull handle. A styrene glazed diamond is fitted in the door. No locking mechanism has been included.

Straight-forward Assembly

These buildings are supplied in a flat-pack modular design with smaller panels allowing for easy transportation through your house or garage!  Assembly is straight-forward for the competent DIY’er, and no professional experience is necessary. Normally 2 people can usually complete the job in 2-4 hours.

Professional Assembly Option

If you aren’t able to install this building yourself, we can arrange for a professional erecting team to build it for you. We require clear access and a suitably prepared, firm, level site to be ready when the installers arrive.

Optional Extras

This garden building is supplied as a full kit, complete with all necessary fixings, fastenings glazing and roofing materials. A window box is available as an optional extra for this model, professional assembly, and additional clear topcoat preservative.


Model Ref. No. Thick Size (mm) Height (mm) Door (mm) Windows
(mm) Width Depth Ridge Eaves Width Height Fixed Open
5’6″x5’6″ Croft SHRCROF5656 12 1600 1668 2350 1724 586 1310 1 2


Please contact us prior to purchase if you have any queries regarding the dimensions. Information shown above has been supplied by the manufacturer, and is as accurate as possible (errors and omissions excepted), however it is intended only as a guide. We recommend that you install the building on a solid, free-draining base, with at least 60cm free space all around for maintenance and to avoid splashback. You should treat all sections with a high quality, spirit-based preservative prior to assembly, and subsequently every year in accordance with the manufacturers instructions. Please ensure that regular general maintenance is carried out on all moving parts, and that the roofing felt is regularly inspected, and replaced if required.