Two Storey Playhouses
- How much does it cost to build a two-storey playhouse?
- What kind of paint do you use on a playhouse?
- How to build a two-storey playhouse
- Does a two-storey playhouse need a base?
- What are your best two-storey playhouses?
- How long do two-storey playhouses last?
- Do you need planning permission for a two-storey playhouse?
- Can you put a two-storey playhouse on grass?
If you have some time on your hands and access to tools, you might be thinking about building your own playhouse. What you won’t get, however, is any guarantee that materials will be in stock or of the same high-quality European sourced timber that we use in all our BillyOh playhouses. For more on whether it’s cheaper to build or buy a playhouse, check out this post we wrote about just that.
We recommend that you use EN71-compliant (or water-based) paint for your playhouse interior. We also offer both trim and wall colour options on our BillyOh two-storey playhouses.
Our BillyOh wooden playhouses are delivered as ready-to-assemble tongue and groove panels. Simply follow the instructions provided with your order and, with the help of a friend and some basic tools, you can have your wooden playhouse up in no time!
To see how other customers built their wooden playhouses, check out our customer stories.
We suggest following this step for all garden buildings - be it a shed or a kid’s playhouse. Building any outdoor building straight onto the ground isn’t advised!
You’ll end up with an uneven frame that puts pressure on your playhouse and maybe even causes damp and rot. So you’ll want to build a base. Start by levelling and checking your ground level with string lines.
You can then either use pavers, a timber sub-frame, a gravel-filled plastic foundation base, or you can pour a small concrete slab. You can always dig out the four corners of your proposed site and sink paving stones in builder’s sand. This will allow you to raise your corner’s up or lower them as necessary.
Once your shed site is level, you can figure out how to build a shed base. For a children’s playhouse, you should be fine with building a timber sub-floor. As there won’t be much weight in your playhouse, building a concrete slab might be overkill. Just remember to raise your playhouse floor off the ground to avoid damp!
Our BillyOh wooden playhouses all feature the same high-quality European sourced timber and sturdy interlocking tongue and groove panels. But if we had to pick some of our favourite two-storey playhouses, they’d be:
With its large 6x7 size and the additional bunk option, the Peardrop Extra is the biggest playhouse in its range. Treat your kids to a fun and creative experience in the comfort of their own garden.
A traditional cottage style playhouse with a large internal space for your child to play and is available with or without an internal bunk. Designed with a stable door, cottage style windows and flower boxes to complete the traditional feel.
This two storey cottage playhouse will be sure to let your kids imagination run wild. With it's strong Tongue & Groove construction and the additional bunk, platform and picket fence options you can personalise the building to your liking.
The Annex Log Cabin Playhouse creates the perfect play space for you children, with a Multi-floor open area and a snug on the first floor, it gives your kids a safe place to make their own. EN 71 approved for your peace of mind.
Our BillyOh playhouses are built to last. Made from high-quality European sourced timber, we can offer our 10-year guarantee against rot, decay, and insect infestation. Regular treatment and maintenance may allow you to extend your wooden playhouse’s life beyond this point.
Playhouses aren’t generally considered to be permanent structures no matter their height. So you shouldn’t need planning permission. However, as rules vary county-to-country, it’s worth checking and running it by neighbours. All our BillyOh two-storey playhouses fall under the requirements for garden building height so should fall under ‘permitted development’ and not require planning permission.
Check out this resource for more information on planning permission UK.
We’d advise against building any outdoor structure (no matter how small) straight onto grass. Building on unlevel ground can put uneven pressure on your garden building causing a whole host of problems including cracked timber and pressure on windows. Instead, level the proposed site of your wooden playhouse and build either a small concrete base or a foundation from gravel, a timber sub-floor, or level pavers.