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6 x 4 (1.79m X 1.19m) – Jail House Playhouse – 12mm Tongue And Groove

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 14 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 37427

Size: 6' x 4'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£842.38
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75
Good Ranked in the Top 75% of Playhouses.
Position 140 of 188 Playhouses - Down 9 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
Construction quality
Ease of construction
Value for money

See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 6 x 4 Jail House Playhouse 12mm Tongue And Groove

The 6 x 4 Jail House Playhouse 12mm Tongue And Groove fit with stable doors. The 2 windows used on this particular 6′ x 4′ use a glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[1]

Our experts say this has 2 stand out features. A stand out feature is something found on over 70% of the top 10% of products in a particular category or is an exceptionally good feature as rated by our panel of experts.

1. The tongue & groove cladding used on this playhouse is one the best available for playhouses rated by our experts.

2. The tongue & groove construction like the one used on the roof of this playhouse is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this playhouse fairs across the market.

Cladding

The tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for playhouse walls out of the 3 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size playhouses, that you’ll also see getting used on 35% (61 of 175) of all playhouses analysed [3], as well as being used on 47% (8 of 17) of the top 10% of playhouses [4]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular playhouse is 1 point below that of the average tongue & groove clad 6′ x 4’s (they have an average Expert Score of 78), with it being on 47% of the top 10%, its use here is a reassuring sign of a high quality cladding. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 40% of 6′ x 4′ playhouses (10 in total) [5].

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Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material out of the 2 types we’ve found on same-size playhouses [6]. This roofing material is used on 26% of all playhouses analysed, and 12% of the top 10% of playhouses. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this playhouse is 1 point lower than the average for 6′ x 4’s that use tongue & groove roof material (77 vs the average of 78), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 6′ x 4′ playhouses. 32% of 6′ x 4′ playhouses (8 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this playhouse which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 7 thicknesses identified on same-size playhouses [7]. It’s used on 18% of all playhouses and 12% of the top 10% of playhouses. 20% of 6′ x 4′ playhouses (5 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 4′ playhouses (77), the 6 x 4 Jail House Playhouse 12mm Tongue And Groove is the same with an Expert Score of 77.

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Window

The 671mm x 549mm windows on this playhouse are 32% larger than the average 6′ x 4′ playhouse. The window height is 549.00mm (2′) tall which is 4% shorter than the average 6′ x 4′ with 23.33mm (0.1′) less height. The window width is 671.00mm (2′) wide which is 38% wider than the average 6′ x 4′ with 183.50mm (0.6′) wider width.

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Doors

The door height is 1,524.00mm (5′) tall which is 24% or 291.50mm (1.0′) taller than the average 6′ x 4′.
The door width is 549.00mm (2′) wide which is 3% or 18.50mm (0.1′) narrower than the average 6′ x 4′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 24 6′ x 4′ playhouses with comparable specifications. The 6 x 4 Jail House Playhouse 12mm Tongue And Groove has an Expert Score that is 3% higher than average and is £24 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring playhouses out of the 24 with comparable specifications the following might be of interest.

Best value – If you are looking for something comparable that costs less, then you could save £889 with this 5×5 Mercia Tulip Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse. It is priced at £430, this is 207% less than this and has an Expert Score of 82, 5 points higher than the 6 x 4 Jail House Playhouse 12mm Tongue And Groove.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 77 for this product, the 5 x 5 Shire Kitty Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse is the best 6′ x 4′ playhouse with comparable specifications, and is priced at £450, that’s £869 less than the 6 x 4 Jail House Playhouse 12mm Tongue And Groove.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a playhouse with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 playhouses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
5 x 5 Shire Kitty Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse
5×5 Mercia Tulip Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse
Palmako Felix 1.8m x 1.2m Childrens/Kids Cabin Luxury Outdoor Playhouse

Coastal Consideration – If you live in a particularly wet or harsher environment such as by the coast then you might want to consider something with a more robust pressure treatment or something made from metal or plastic, both materials that are particularly suited to such harsh environments. We’ve found at least 1 playhouses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
5 x 5 Eyrn Wooden Playhouse with Apex Roof, Single Door and Window.

Public-Facing – Extra security measures might be more of a concern if you’re placing your building in an area that is more public-facing than a garden. Features such as security windows or even having no windows at all, and the ability to lock all opening doors are usually much more important when you have something that is more public-facing. We found at least 3 playhouses that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
5 x 5 Shire Kitty Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse
Palmako Felix 1.8m x 1.2m Childrens/Kids Cabin Luxury Outdoor Playhouse
6′ x 4′ Shire Hobby Kids Wooden Playhouse

More Child Friendly – If you have children and you are looking for something that has that little extra in terms of durability then tougher glazing options might be a better option. Here we have at least 3 other options that will fill those needs.
5 x 5 Shire Kitty Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse
5×5 Mercia Tulip Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse
Mercia 5 x 5ft Wooden Poppy Playhouse with Assembly

Product Details

Building Type
Cheap Wooden Playhouses, Playhouses, Wendy Houses, Wooden Playhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
6' x 4'
Material
Wooden
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Stable
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Treatment Type
Treated
Door Height (Imperial)
1524mm
Door Height (Metric)
1524mm
Door Width (Imperial)
549mm
Door Width (Metric)
549mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Door Height
5'0"
Door Width
1'9"
Width
22.86 cm
Bearers
34mm x 34mm (not treated)
Environmental Certification
FSC
Window Size (Imperial)
671mm x 549mm
Window Size (Metric)
671mm x 549mm
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1524mm x 549mm

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Price £860.00£1,475.00£1,829.00£1,560.00£449.99
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

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Our resident shed building expert Joel was the 2014 winner of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year having beat over 10,000 applicants to win. He returned to the show the following year as a judge. He is also the author of The Book of Shed and has designed & built over 50 small bespoke garden builds. Joel has appeared on various TV or Radio shows include George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Alan Titchmarsh Love your Garden, Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

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Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 1 contained information that we were able to use to compile the data used on this page.

The following merchants were checked on the 06 August, 2022 to see if they stocked this product.

ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found no matches.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. FSC Certified Timber: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organisation that is “dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.” When you see the FSC certification it means the forest where this wood was sourced from is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity, while ensuring it sustains economic viability. FSC-certified forests are managed to strict environmental, social and economic standards. FSC certified timber is comparable to Certified Timber

2. Cladding types identified: shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove, wood 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All tongue & groove playhouses 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 17 tongue & groove playhouses 

5. 6′ x 4′ cladding data sourced from: 25 6′ x 4′ tongue & groove playhouses 

6. Roof material types identified: osb, tongue & groove 

7. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm 

Product ID: SKU: 37427

Size: 6' x 4'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£842.38
See Deal

Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.