If your playhouse has a maximum eaves height under 2.5 meters and doesn't take up more than half of your garden, it will not require planning permission.
This will be determined by your garden space and the number of children using it. 6x6 playhouses are large enough for 4 children when empty or 2-3 children when fully furnished. While 8x8 designs are large enough for 6-8 kids when furnished.
Count your kids; make sure your playhouse has enough space to accommodate whoever will be using it. Ensure it's tall enough for your children's growth spurt. And triple-check your chosen design is small enough to avoid planning permission.
We recommend placing your playhouse on a firm, level base, like timber decking, paving slabs or concrete. This will keep your playhouse (and your little ones) safe and stop it from sinking.
No, playhouses do not need foundations, just a solid, level base. This can be made from paving slabs, timber decking or concrete.
No, a playhouse should be arranged on a solid, level base, like paving slabs or concrete. However, you can decorate the base with bark after installing your playhouse. Top tip: Leave a gap near any ground-level doors so they can easily swing open.