Dutch Barn Playhouse reviews

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+ This toy scores very high on educational value?. - It scores very poorly on design/build quality.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 45 reviews.
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Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Walls are typical of a 'normal' shed so no problems there
Bad points:
Floor base sheet is too thin and you can feel it bend when you stand on it. We are going to strengthen it because I can see it getting broken with any jumping around inside.

Fitting the roof joists was a bit puzzling to understand from the diagram
Overall rating 9.0
Appearance/Style 9.0
Storage space 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jul 2010

keith, chester

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good head height,
Bad points:
weak floor.
Overall rating 8.0
Appearance/Style 10.0
Storage space 4.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The finish on the inside and around the door is really good. We were concerned that our 18 month old may get splinters when playing but there are no rough edges we can see.

It was really easy to put together (I am hopeless at assembling anything and even I found it straight forward!)

We have used coloured woodstain to finish the playhouse and it looks great.
Bad points:
Only minor gripes are that the floor is not as substantial as it could be and the felt is not great. We are planning to get some felt shingles to finish the roof off so are not really too concerned.
Overall rating 10.0
Appearance/Style 10.0
Storage space 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Aug 2010

Susanna, Dorchester, Dorset Mum

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Great play value, both children have really enjoyed playing in their playhouse. Once we had painted it, it looked really good!
Bad points:
Floor very weak, we needed to strengthen it with extra wood. Also pre-drilled holes didn't always match up and the door has a gap around it, so it needs to be altered to make the playhouse rainproof.
Overall rating 7.0
Safety 7.0
Design/build quality 5.0
Educational value? 9.0
Entertainment value? 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Jul 2011

Confirmed purchaser Mum

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
The children love playing in their barnhouse - its spacious, light and airy. It has been a great addition to our garden, and is also big enough to hold a few of their toys.
Bad points:
The build quality is poor in places - we have had to reinforce the floor as it started to crack between the supporting joists ( the floor base is thin + weak). 2 windows have had to be re-nailed / screwed as the present screws have missed their target + so the window frames could be pushed out from the inside. There is also a large gap surrounding the door, it is obviously too small for the gap !. The children love it, but we have had to spend additional money to make things 'good' / right.
Overall rating 7.0
Safety 7.0
Design/build quality 5.0
Educational value? 8.0
Entertainment value? 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Apr 2011

Catherine, Hengoed

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
We are really pleased with this playhous as it is tall enough for adults to stand up in so can also double up as storage. It looks really nice and my children are very happy with it!
Bad points:
The only problem experienced is that the play house lets rain in around the base however, this was easily remedied with sealant
Overall rating 10.0
Appearance/Style 10.0
Storage space 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Aug 2010

Steve, Chesterfield

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Perfect size for four year old. Good appearance. Looks great now I have rectified the bad points and painted it.
Bad points:
Using nail guns in the manufacturing process is obviously done for speed, however, because the shiplap is only 12mm, there were quite a few boards split.
I had to put another floor in for strength as theirs was far too thin.
The door is a bit flimsy so had to strengthen that. It is not water tight around door, I had to put an inner frame in.
Overall rating 9.0
Appearance/Style 10.0
Storage space 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Aug 2010

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