The health and safety of our Little House families (and especially our little Little Housers) is very important to us.
While we can’t eliminate all of the health and safety risks associated with children playing, and are not liable for the health and safety of your children during their playtime, we follow the relevant standards and guidance, (e.g. The Toy Safety Regulations 1995, BS EN 71, and RoSPA guidance) to build Little Houses that are safe by design.
Below we summarise the key features of our approach to health and safety:
- We follow the legal requirements for safe, domestic playhouse design and build, and will advise you of best practice during your design consultations. These include elements such as:
- Doors with no self-locking mechanisms;
- Recommended gaps between guard rails/door frames/stable-style doors/between ladder rungs;
- Acrylic windows;
- No protruding nails/screws;
- Sanding of accessible edges/surface to minimise likelihood of splinters;
- Strength of construction.
- The materials that we use (e.g. timber and fixings) are high-quality, and adhere to BS and EU safety standards.
- The accessories included in your design should be provided with accompanying safety specifications e.g. weight limits, that we recommend you read and adhere to. We do not recommend that you purchase any accessories without understanding the safety specifications/from any retailer who does not provide these, so if you purchase items second-hand we advise that you google the original manufacturer of the product to find the relevant safety specifications.
- At the end of every build, we complete a post-build health and safety check, to ensure that safety requirements are met.
- We advise that children are supervised at all times on our Little Houses, with children younger than 3 years requiring active, hands-on supervision.
- We can advise on the recommended number of children that should play on your Little House, at any one time.