Deposit for a 2019 playhouse
I can only make playhouses in the Spring and early Summer when freshly cut willow is available. I have now come to the end of the 2018 season and, once my current orders are fulfilled, I won't be able to make any more until January 2019. I only make 10-20 playhouses per year so, if you want to be sure of getting one in 2019, you have the option of paying a £150 deposit to secure a slot in my order book for next season.
I will start making in early January and I will make playhouses in the order that I have received deposits so, the earlier you order, the earlier you will get your playhouse. If you want it to arrive to coincide with a birthday or other special event please let me know and I will try to arrange that.
Once you've paid a deposit please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me what sort of playhouse you want and if there are special requirements about timings. I will reply, telling you an approximate date that I expect your playhouse to be ready.
Please note that the deposit is non-refundable and that I will invoice you for the remainder of the playhouse price plus delivery once the playhouse is ready. If you are in the South of England I usually charge about £150 for delivery and will bring it to you myself. If further afield I will use a courier. They can charge up to £600 for a delivery in England, £1,200 for Europe and £2,000+ outside Europe inc. the USA. Please ask if you would like a delivery quotation. Alternatively you are welcome to collect your playhouse from my studio in Surrey, England.
Please do check that wherever you plan to put the playhouse is easily accessible. Any delivery quotation will exclude the cost of craning the playhouse over your house if that's the only way to get it into your garden!!
If you can't wait until 2019, try talking to Architectural Plants in Sussex. They have one large onion den and one Dreaming Spires playhouse outside their cafe which you may be able to persuade them to part with!