One of the most important decisions you will need to make once you have chosen your new wooden playhouse is what type of base to provide for it to stand on.
Up to a point, the type of base you choose will depend on the size of the playhouse you have purchased. Smaller, more basic wooden playhouses may not need a purpose built base and may sit quite happily on a patch of grass or an already slabbed, concreted or tarmacadamed area in your garden. However, in the case of all but the very smallest models we would recommend that a proper base be provided.
The provision of a base has the key advantage of ensuring the stability of the playhouse. Apart from the obvious safety concerns, an unstable playhouse is unlikely to be fully wind and watertight leading to damage to the building and any items stored in it. This is because the walls, roof and floor may well line up incorrectly, leading to water ingress. Gaps in the structure can also be traps for little fingers and serious injury can occur.
In addition to stability, a proper base can reduce unwanted growth beneath the playhouse where it is sited on grass or bare ground.
Having decided, then, to provide a base for your wooden playhouse, the next step is to choose what type of base will be suitable.
Raised 2ft Platform