Shingle and Shake

  • Design and planning: 12 weeks
  • Build: 5 weeks
  • Cost guideline: £50k


A tree house scheme designed especially for the children’s woodland garden.


With a complete redesign and relandscape, this client’s garden designers had been asked to create a magical children’s adventure area within a small woodland. We were invited to work alongside them and design an adventurous and attractive tree house that would be the central feature of the area. It needed to be enticing for children of varying ages and also dramatic in its appearance: it should have a natural affinity with its surroundings.

A thoroughly professional job completed by an extremely helpful team

Design and Build

A glorious tree house project to design – it gave us the opportunity to create a whole new feel to this woodland area: from scrubland to magical natural outdoor play, with our tree house complementing the other features introduced by the garden designer – willow tunnels, wild meadows and natural pathways. A strong element of adventure here, the tree house scheme includes several different levels and points of access, rope walkways and ladder, zipwire
and climbing net and a tree house large enough to sleep a huddle of children at one time. The external tree house walls are skillfully clad in oak shakes -a dramatic effect – and the roof in cedar shingles.