About A&H Wendy Houses

We take pride in our work and products and use only the best materials available (19 mm kiln-dried SA Pine that we plane down and then cut to a perfect fit tongue and groove). This process produces a 15 mm tongue and groove plank that is superior to most similar products on the market.

Our Wendy houses are treated with A & H Wood sealant that protects it against the elements. We recommend that your Wendy house be treated with our sealant within three weeks after installation and thereafter on an annual basis. This is also a requirement for the 10yr warranty against collapse.  T & C’s apply.

Different uses for our Wendy houses


Terrain Preparation & construction

Before the erection of the Wendy House can take place:

  • We need at least 500 mm of working space around the Wendy House.
  • The client may supply his/her own bricks on condition that the bricks must be on site upon the arrival of the construction team. We can supply bricks if needed at an extra cost.
  • On the specific site where the Wendy must be erected, the ground surface must be reasonably flat and compacted.
  • A & H Wendy Houses will not accept responsibility if the Wendy House does not fit into the terrain appointed by the client nor will we accept responsibilty if the terrain is not suitable for the erection of the Wendy ordered.
  • The terrain identified for erection of the Wendy must be unobstructed.
  • For the large size Wendy houses either a concrete slab or a stilted base is necessary.
  • The position where the Wendy should be erected must be within Municipal regulations. This is, however, entirely the responsibility of the client (owner of the property).


  • All Wendy sizes are nominal and measured on the dimension(s) of the roof.
  • No ceiling and sisolation will be installed in the veranda.
  • ND sized windows - installed in Wendy houses with 2.1 m side walls.
  • NE sized windows - installed in Wendy houses with 1.8 m side walls.
  • Roof overhang
    •   1.8 m equals 150 mm
    •   2.4 m equals 180 mm
    •   3.0 m equals 220 mm
  • Window sizes
    •   NE1 equals  Width  475 mm x Height 575 mm
    •   NE2 equals  Width 920 mm x Height 575 mm
    •   NE3 equals  Width 1 360 mm x Height 575 mm
    •   ND2 equals  Width 920 mm x Height 810 mm
  • Sliding door
    •   1.8 m x 1.95 m

The Warranty

In order to qualify for the 10yr warranty against collapse.  T & C’s apply:

  • All Wendy Houses must be treated with our special wood sealant (A & H Wood sealant).
  • This treatment should be applied to the wooden structure no longer than three weeks after erection of said structure.
  • This treatment must be repeated annually.
  • The doors must be treated on both sides.
  • All roofs must be painted with two (2) coats of ROOF SEAL paint and repeated at regular intervals.
  • The swelling of doors and windows are not covered.

The Guarantee

Our Wendy houses carries a ten year construction guarantee against collapse; subject to the maintenance of the Wendy, e.g. proper treatment of your structure within three weeks of installation and thereafter a yearly treatment, as specified, with A & H Woodsealant.


Why a Tongue and Groove Wendy House?

Seals completely.

More sturdy structure.


The Tongue & Groove Wendy

This is a wendy manufactured frrom wood that is tongued & grooved , the one side of the plank has a groove into which the tongue on the other sides slots in righly. The tongue and groove is acheived by machining the pine with a cutter machine that planes the wood on the top & bottom & simultaneously cutting the tongue on the one side and the groove on the other.

This is the HIGHEST quality Wendy as the planks merely overlap but creates a perfect seal as if it is a solid pannel. The planks run vertical (from top to bottom ). Be aware that some tongue & groove wendys are made of ceiling material , although it is tongue & groove the wood is only +- 8mm thick.

A quality tongue and groove wendy is made from graded S5 dried pine that is machined to a +- 15mm tongue & groove plank. Make sure of the thickness of the planks and the guarantee 

The Louvre Wendy 

The planks usually run horizontal and overlap each other. This wendy can be sturdy should the manufacturer use quality wood and especially a sturdy frame on to which the horizontal planks are fixed. The problem with this construction is that once corrected it is extremely difficult to take apart and move should you wish to move the wendy.

A lot of manufacturers use crating or pallet wood that is sub standard and very thin frames that tends to let these wendys start leaning over after a short period. Make sure of the thickness and quality of wood   ( is it graded material ) and of the frame wood and check your guarantee 

The Log Profile Wendy 

This wendy is manufactured by splitting ( or taking of the edges ) of a round pole which creates a half round plank. This is then also nailed to a frame. In this case some manufacturers split a round pole in half , this is truly a log profile, others only take of the very edge of the side and use this plank which is very thin on its edges and only +- 15mm thick in the middle of the profile. Make sure of the thickness of the profile in the middle of the plank & the thickness of the framing wood used and once again the guarantee.


​1. In all thee cases make sure that quality nails are used on the pannels ( like ringshank ) that do not pull out like ordinary wire nails.

2. A corrugated  iron roof lasts longer than fibre cement roof.

3. Make sure that the installer lifts the wendy off the ground with a base or bricks to prevent water damage from the bottom.

4. Treat your wendy annually with woodsealer to protect it against elements.

Enjoy your quality extra space!