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Palmako Harry 2.1m x 1.5m Childrens/Kids Cabin Luxury Outdoor Playhouse (16mm)

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 46 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 101109

Size: 7' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

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Average Ranked in the Top 44% of Playhouses.
Position 82 of 188 Playhouses - Up 82 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the Palmako Harry 2.1m x 1.5m Childrens/Kids Cabin Luxury Outdoor Playhouse

The Palmako Harry 2.1m x 1.5m Childrens/Kids Cabin Luxury Outdoor Playhouse comes with a pent style roof, holds a 5 Years guarantee, and is fit with lockable single doors that use a cylinder locking system. The windows window used on this particular 7′ x 5′ use a single glazed glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 6 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. A 16mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this playhouse is one of the best rated by our experts.

3. 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.

4. A 16.0mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on playhouses.

5. Our experts say this the tongue & groove floor material used here is one of the best available on all playhouses.

6. A floor that is 16mm thick is something our experts say is one of the best available for this kind of playhouse.

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

Cladding

Great, our experts say most of the cladding options used are among the best.

The tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for playhouse walls out of the 2 types [1] we’ve identified on same-size playhouses, that you’ll also see getting used on 35% (61 of 175) of all playhouses analysed [2], as well as being used on 47% (8 of 17) of the top 10% of playhouses [3]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular playhouse is 6 points below that of the average tongue & groove clad 7′ x 5’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 47% of 7′ x 5′ playhouses (17 in total) [4].

The walls are 16mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 4 found on same-size playhouses [5]. It is used on 1% of all playhouses [6] and after analysing the top 17 products that make up the top 10% of playhouses [7], we don’t find this thickness present on any of them. Further analysis shows us that out of all 7′ x 5′ playhouses this is the only one to use 16mm thick walls [8].

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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 [9]. 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 3 points lower than the average for 7′ x 5’s that use tongue & groove roof material (72 vs the average of 75), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 7′ x 5′ playhouses. 36% of 7′ x 5′ playhouses (13 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 16.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this playhouse which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 6 thicknesses identified on same-size playhouses [10]. It’s used on 1% of all playhouses with a further analysis of the top 10% of playhouses (17 in total) showing us that none of them use a roof of this thickness. Our data on all 7′ x 5′ playhouses shows us this is the only one to use a 16.0mm roofing solution.

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Flooring

Fantastic, our experts say most of the flooring options used are among the best.

The manufactures of this playhouse chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size playhouses [11]. This type of floor construction is used on 41% of all playhouses we analysed, and 24% of the top 10% of those playhouses. Even though the Expert Score of this playhouse is 1 point lower than that of the average for 7′ x 5’s floored with a tongue & groove material (72 vs the average of 73), you can be sure it’s not due to the flooring because this one of the highest scoring flooring materials available on 7′ x 5′ playhouses. 50% of 7′ x 5′ playhouses (18 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.

A 16mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the best floor board thickness according to our experts out of 8 found on same-size playhouses [12]. It’s found on 1% of all playhouses with none of the 17 playhouses that make up the top 10% using a floor of this thickness. Out of all 7′ x 5′ playhouses it turns out that this is the only one to use a 16mm flooring.

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Window

Single glazed windows come installed on this playhouse. As a glazing option, we rate it one of the worst out of the 2 glazing types found on 7′ x 5′ playhouses [13]. This particular type of glazing is used on 3% of all windowed playhouses with a look at the top 10% of playhouses showing us that none of them choose to install windows with this kind of glazing. Out of all windowed 7′ x 5′ playhouses this is the only playhouse to make use of single glazed windows.

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Height

The height of this playhouse is 1530.0mm (5′) which is 16% more than the average 7′ x 5′ playhouse, giving you 214.0mm (0.7′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,410.00mm (5′) tall which is 22% or 253.06mm (0.8′) taller than the average 7′ x 5′.
The door width is 560.00mm (2′) wide which is 7% or 41.57mm (0.1′) narrower than the average 7′ x 5′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 34 7′ x 5′ playhouses with comparable specifications. The Palmako Harry 2.1m x 1.5m Childrens/Kids Cabin Luxury Outdoor Playhouse has an Expert Score that is 5% lower than average and is £18 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring playhouses out of the 34 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 £574 with this 6×6 Mercia Honeysuckle Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse. It is priced at £565, this is 102% less than this and has an Expert Score of 90, 17 points higher than the Palmako Harry 2.1m x 1.5m Childrens/Kids Cabin Luxury Outdoor Playhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 72 for this product, the 6×6 Mercia Honeysuckle Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse is the best 7′ x 5′ playhouse with comparable specifications, and is priced at £565, that’s £574 less than the Palmako Harry 2.1m x 1.5m Childrens/Kids Cabin Luxury Outdoor Playhouse.

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.
6×6 Mercia Honeysuckle Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse
6×6 Mercia Dutch Barn Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse
6’x6′ Tigercub Funhouse | 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 3 playhouses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
BillyOh Gingerbread Junior Tower Playhouse
6’6″ x 6′ 2″ Lookout Playhouse
6 x 6 Platform Playhouse

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.
6’x6′ Tigercub Funhouse | Playhouse
4’x8′ Tigercub Magic Mansion | Playhouse
6’x6′ Tigercub Magic Mansion | 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.
6×6 Mercia Honeysuckle Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse
6×6 Mercia Dutch Barn Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse
5×7 Mercia Snowdrop Cottage Childrens/ Kids Wooden Garden Playhouse

Product Details

Building Type
Luxury Playhouses, Playhouses, Wendy Houses, Wooden Playhouses
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 5'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Pent
Number of Windows
1
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
16mm
Treatment Type
Untreated
Guarantee
5 Years
Locking System
Cylinder
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Single Glazed
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
16.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
16.0mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1530.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1530.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 people
Ridge Height (Imperial)
1850.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
1850.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
5'
Depth At Base (Metric)
1630.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1410.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1410.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
560.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
560.0mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
16.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
16.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
6'
Width At Base (Metric)
1990.0mm
Thickness (Imperial)
0.1'
Thickness (Metric)
16.0mm
Packaged Weight
457kgs
Wall Log Thickness (Imperial)
0.1'
Wall Log Thickness (Metric)
16.0mm
Log Thickness (Imperial)
0.1'
Log Thickness (Metric)
16.0mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1410.0mm x 560.0mm

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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Author

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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Sources

Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 2 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.

Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
Shedstore – 1373 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.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 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.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Untreated: Any wooden structure that is left untreated will have its lifespan dramatically shortened. This is especially the case with Douglas fir or European softwoods such as Whitewood (spruce) or Redwood (Pine), most garden buildings sold in the UK are made from such wood.

The Wood Protection Association says that “the risk of attack increases significantly if the moisture content of wood, for any reason, rises above 20%” they also talk about how more lower durability cuts of wood (known as sapwood) are getting used to build with than in years gone by. They also say that “sapwood on the other hand is a source of food for many species of fungi and insects and is always vulnerable to attack.” This risk is particularly prevalent with European softwoods.

The BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) and BS EN 350:2016 (this advises on methods for determining and classifying the durability of wood and wood-based materials against biological wood-destroying agents) says the natural durability class of such European softwoods is between 3 and 5. With class 3 listed as moderately durable, class 4 listed as slightly durable and class 5 listed as not durable. All three classes have a service life of less than 15 years in a frequently wet environment (such as a UK garden). Yet the application of a preservative treatment or modification of lower durability species is designed according to BS8605 part1 (this is the British standards specifications for external timber cladding) to extend service life to 15/30 years or more.

Having a wooden garden structure supplied as untreated is relatively rare. The vast majority of wooden buildings are supplied with some form of basic treatment, usually a short term water based dip treatment. If you buy an untreated wooden building/structure then we strongly advise that you treat it annually with a solvent-based wood treatment. For full penetration it requires 2-3 coats. It is also recommended that you treat the inside of the structure as well.

If you are wanting something that will require much less maintenance throughout the products life cycle then we would strongly suggest looking at something that is pressure treated also known as tanalised timber.

By correctly treating timber you can take a sub 15 year service life for a not very durable European softwood and extend its service life to 15/30 years or more according to the Timber Decking and Cladding Association

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

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

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

5. 7′ x 5′ cladding data sourced from: 36 7′ x 5′ tongue & groove playhouses 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 12mm, 16mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 16mm playhouses 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 17 16mm playhouses 

9. 7′ x 5′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 1 7′ x 5′ 16mm playhouses 

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

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

12. Floor material types identified: osb, tongue & groove 

13. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm 

14. Glazing material types identified: single glazed, styrene 

Product ID: SKU: 101109

Size: 7' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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