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How We Rate It
Ease of assembly7.4/10
Quality of construction7.1/10
Longevity of material6.9/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Keter Rancho Plastic Playhouse – Our first impressions
It’s easy to put together as it slots in place and it’s brightly coloured. You are supplied with all the tools so no need to worry about assembling it. With a cute half door and arch shaped windows and a green apex roof this is an affordable choice which will last for years. This comes home delivered. It comes in Brown, Red, White or Pink.
Keter Rancho Plastic Playhouse: How safe is it?
Overall we have to give credit to the team that designed the keter playhouse range. Keter have a lot of experience in designing and manufacturing plastic playhouses. As such and as you can imagine they have done their best to make safety their highest priority. According to the instruction manual this range of playhouses are sold in over 16 different countries. As such you can imagine the different number of safety regulators that they need to satisfy in order to get safety approvals for a playhouse suitable for two year olds and up.
Our overall impressions where we looked more closely at this were the fact that we found no sharp corners where a child could hurt itself. We were also fairly impressed with the chunky windows and doors that were nice and rounded at the edges. Unfortunately little fingers have a habit of getting trapped. This keter playhouse has done its best to try to minimise the possibility of these little fingers getting trapped. Due to the light chunky construction you would have to try particularly hard to cause an accidental injury. Having said that if you have an older brother that is intent on making a younger sibling cry we can’t promise it will not cause harm. So overall for safety we feel we can give this a big thumbs up, it’s one safe playhouse.
Keter Rancho Plastic Playhouse: How easy to build?
If only most things you build in your garden were as easy and fast to assemble as this. Seriously this is one easy to assemble playhouse. As with all the keter playhouse range, this one consists of a series on interlocking plastic parts that are held tight with thick plastic bolt like screws.
You only need to assemble six main bits (the four walls and two roof sections). This could easily be assembled by one adult. To help you see how easy it is to assemble we thought we would give you a link to the official instructions for the Keter Rancho Plastic Playhouse.
Keter Rancho Plastic Playhouse: What is the overall quality like?
To be absolutely honest we have never had an issue with any Keter products. Overall they are very sturdy and very very robust! The Rancho Playhouse is no exception. The plastic is made of thick material that gives it a very very solid feel, let’s put it this way your little monkeys will feel very safe clambering over this and you should feel very confident it will not bend, brake or deform.
Keter Rancho Plastic Playhouse: Technical Information
Age range: This playhouse is designed for children two and up
Size of playhouse packed: W = 122cm D = 104cm H = 18.5cm
Size of play house assembled: W = 99cm D = 118cm D = 117cm
Keter Rancho Plastic Playhouse: Our final thoughts
Overall we think this is fantastic value for money. You will easily get years of fun out of this playhouse and as its plastic its maintenance free. You can easily store it in the garden over winder and then just wash it off ready for the summer. Without a doubt this gets our unanimous thumbs up!