Best Summer Houses Retailers

As voted for by WhatShed

WhatShed analysed over 928 summer houses from 36 brands sold by 12 retailers. Using our impartial Expert Score we worked out which brands made the best summer houses and which retailers sold them for the best prices. We then looked at the online reputation of the retailers over the last 12 months and combined that with the industry reputation of the retailer. We then ranked the 7 best in order of what will give you the best quality and value for money summer house.

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  • A solid core range of summer houses that are all built to a high standard. 

  • No substandard materials were found in the analysis.

Buy Sheds Direct
  • Large selection (one of largest online) of summer houses and is a also a manufacturer (Forest Garden).

  • Has a fantastic customer service reputation.

Shed Store
  • Owned by the same company as Buy Sheds Direct, comments for them are the same for this merchant.

  • Large selection of summer houses with some exclusive to the retailer.

  • Customer service issues are passed on to the manufacturers. This could lead to patchy responses.

  • Very competitive on price. 
  • Small range but they manufacture everything (not a reseller).

  • Often the lowest price for the products they sell.

  • Good quality range of materials used.
  • A popular site with some nice summer house designs.

  • The cheaper specification sold by this manufacturer tends to use materials that our analysis says are fairly basic.

  • Online reputation for quality at the cheaper end can be mixed with some users saying citing poor quality of materials.
Garden Buildings Direct
  • Owned by the same company as BillyOh, comments for them are the same for this merchant.