After the poor reviews I didn't expect much from this rescue set, but i was pleasantly surprised. My son is nearly four and was very pleased with it. Yes, the house is narrow - it is a cross section, but it doesn't fall over on our carpet and the sections which drop down etc are well hinged.
From the reviews on here I expected it to be made of flimsy card, but it is made from strong plastic - the same as all the other Fireman Sam, Postman Pat, Peppa toys of this type. I got it reduced in the sale, which made it better value.
I was quite impressed with the slide out flames at the windows and the oven/sink unit, which also has flames. There is also a plastic tree, which you can attach a ladder to and Lion the cat sits in the tree.
Good fun for your little fireman/woman!