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12×4 TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 27 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767730805.0

Size: 12'x4'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Good Ranked in the Top 22% of Garden Rooms.
Position 116 of 540 Garden Rooms - Up 25 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
Construction quality
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Value for money

See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse

The 12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse comes with a pent style roof, is fit with lockable double doors that use a lock and key + turn button locking system, and is treated using a tigerskin burnt orange (water based) process [1]. The 6 full length windows used on this particular 12’x4′ use a 3mm toughened glass material.

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 5 stand out features. A stand out feature is something found on over 70% of the top 10% of products in a particular category or is an exceptionally good feature as rated by our panel of experts.

1. When looking at cladding material used on the top 10% of all garden rooms, shiplap tongue & groove is used on 78% of them.

2. The tongue & groove construction used for the roof is the same kind you’ll find used across 89% of the top 10% of garden rooms.

3. The tongue & groove floor material is a great choice and is what we find being used by 100% of the top 10% of garden rooms.

4. The toughened glass window installation is known to be a great choice, and our data shows us that 78% of the top 10% of garden rooms make use of this kind of glazing.

5. The mineral felt roof covering found on this garden room is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this garden room fairs across the market.

Cladding

The shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for garden room walls out of the 2 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size garden rooms, that you’ll also see getting used on 43% (41 of 95) of all garden rooms analysed [3], as well as being used on 78% (7 of 9) of the top 10% of garden rooms [4]. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 67% of 12’x4′ garden rooms (6 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 12’x4′ garden rooms (84), the 12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 4 found on same-size garden rooms [6]. It is used on 44% of all garden rooms [7] and is also used across 44% of the top 10% of garden rooms [8] we analysed. 78% of 12’x4′ garden rooms (7 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 12’x4′ garden rooms (84), the 12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material out of the 2 types we’ve found on same-size garden rooms [10]. This roofing material is used on 48% of all garden rooms analysed, and 89% of the top 10% of garden rooms. 78% of 12’x4′ garden rooms (7 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 12’x4′ garden rooms (85), the 12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this garden room which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 3 thicknesses identified on same-size garden rooms [11]. It’s used on 29% of all garden rooms and 44% of the top 10% of garden rooms. 56% of 12’x4′ garden rooms (5 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 12’x4′ garden rooms (85), the 12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering. Our experts say it’s one of the best roof covering materials, and is also the only kind identified on same-size garden rooms [12]. It comes fitted on 32% of garden rooms and used on 56% of the top 10% of 12’x4′ garden rooms. 56% of 12’x4′ garden rooms (5 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 5% higher than the average.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this garden room chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction and is the only type found on this size of garden room [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 51% of all garden rooms we analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of those garden rooms. 89% of 12’x4′ garden rooms (8 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 12’x4′ garden rooms (85), the 12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 3 found on same-size garden rooms [14]. It’s found on 36% of all garden rooms and used on 56% of the top 10% of garden rooms. 56% of 12’x4′ garden rooms (5 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 12’x4′ garden rooms (85), the 12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Window

Toughened glass windows come installed on this garden room. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 3 glazing types found on 12’x4′ garden rooms [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 22% of all windowed garden rooms and 88% of the top 10% of garden rooms with windows we analysed. While you may not find a toughened glass of this kind on many of the 12’x4’s (only 22% use it), with it being on 88% of the top 10%, it’s quality can generally be assured, even though the Expert Score of this 12’x4′ is 1% lower when compared to the average 12’x4′ garden room that uses toughened glass windows.

The windows on this garden room use a 3mm thick glazing, we rate this an about average thickness for window glazing out of 3 different thicknesses found on same-size garden rooms [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 14% of all the windowed garden rooms we analysed and used on 50% of the top 10% of windowed garden rooms. Even though the Expert Score of this particular garden room is 1 point below the average of 88 for windowed 12’x4’s using 3mm windows, with it being on 50% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this glazing this thick is a quality option for this size of garden room. 22% of 12’x4′ garden rooms (2 in total) use 3mm thick glazing.

The 457mm x 1692mm windows on this garden room are 1% equal than the average 12’x4′ garden room.

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Height

The height of this garden room is 1850mm (6′) which is 2% less than the average 12’x4′ garden room, giving you 36.5mm (0.1′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,692.00mm (6′) tall which is 1% or 16.25mm (0.1′) shorter than the average 12’x4′.
The door width is 998.00mm (3′) wide which is 18% or 182.25mm (0.6′) narrower than the average 12’x4′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 9 12’x4′ garden rooms with comparable specifications. The 12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse has an Expert Score that is 2% higher than average and is £267 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden rooms out of the 9 with comparable specifications the following might be of interest.

Best value – If you are looking for something comparable that costs less, then you could save £95 with this 8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse. It is priced at £1,074, this is 9% less than this and has an Expert Score of 90, 2 points higher than the 12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 87 for this product, the 8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse is the best 12’x4′ garden room with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,074, that’s £95 less than the 12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a garden room with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 garden rooms that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
Shire 8x6ft Highclere Double Door Summerhouse Including Installation

Coastal Consideration – If you live in a particularly wet or harsher environment such as by the coast then you might want to consider something with a more robust pressure treatment or something made from metal or plastic, both materials that are particularly suited to such harsh environments. We’ve found at least 3 garden rooms that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Marlborough Insulated Buildings 7′ x 7′ Wooden Garden Room with 2 windows
8 x 6 FULLY INSULATED Apex Summerhouse 64mm Walls, Floor & Roof -12mm + 40mm Insulated EcoTherm + 12mm T&G)- LONG Double Glazed Safety Toughened Windows +EPDM Roof + FREE INSTALL
8 x 6 FULLY INSULATED Apex Summerhouse 64mm Walls, Floor and Roof -12mm + 40mm Insulated EcoTherm + 12mm T&G) Double Glazed Safety Toughened Windows + EPDM Roof + FREE INSTALL

Public-Facing – Extra security measures might be more of a concern if you’re placing your building in an area that is more public-facing than a garden. Features such as security windows or even having no windows at all, and the ability to lock all opening doors are usually much more important when you have something that is more public-facing. We found at least 3 garden rooms that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
Shire 8x6ft Highclere Double Door Summerhouse Including Installation

More Child Friendly – If you have children and you are looking for something that has that little extra in terms of durability then tougher glazing options might be a better option. Here we have at least 3 other options that will fill those needs.
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
Loxley 8′ x 8′ Chalford Summer House

Product Details

Building Type
Double Glazed Summer Houses, Garden Gym Rooms, Garden Rooms, Modern Garden Rooms, Modern Summer Houses, Summer House Workshops, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
12' x 4'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Pent
Number of Windows
6
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
TigerSkin Water Based
Locking System
Lock and Key + Turn Button
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Toughened Glass
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
3mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
3mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1850mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1850mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2030mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2030mm
Door Height (Imperial)
6'
Door Height (Metric)
1692mm
Door Width (Imperial)
3'
Door Width (Metric)
998mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Depth (Imperial)
139.29"
Depth (Metric)
3538mm
Width (Imperial)
45.28"
Width (Metric)
1150mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1.1" x 1.73"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mm x 44mm
Packaged Weight (Imperial)
528 lbs
Packaged Weight (Metric)
240 kgs
Window Size (Imperial)
457mm x 1692mm
Window Size (Metric)
457mm x 1692mm
Framing Style
Standard
Window Style
Full Length
Door Size (Imperial)
998mm x 1692mm
Door Size (Metric)
998mm x 1692mm
Base Size (Imperial)
139.29" x 45.28"
Base Size (Metric)
3538mm x 1150mm
Internal Size (Imperial)
135.83" x 41.81"
Internal Size (Metric)
3450mm x 1062mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
1972mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
1972mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1792mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1792mm
External Size Excluding Roof (Imperial)
140.24" x 46.22"
External Size Excluding Roof (Metric)
3562mm x 1174mm
External Size Including Roof (Imperial)
141.26" x 53.39"
External Size Including Roof (Metric)
3588mm x 1356mm

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Expert Score 8380758380
Price £2,329.00£8,199.00£10,639.00£1,074.00£3,095.99
Size 12' x 8'10' x 10'9' x 9'7' x 5'20'x8'
Brand ShireForest XtendHartwoodLoxleyTiger Sheds
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm12mm12mm
Guarantee 10 Years15 Years15 Years10 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Profile

Our resident shed building expert Joel was the 2014 winner of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year having beat over 10,000 applicants to win. He returned to the show the following year as a judge. He is also the author of The Book of Shed and has designed & built over 50 small bespoke garden builds. Joel has appeared on various TV or Radio shows include George Clarkes Amazing Spaces, Alan Titchmarsh Love your Garden, Chris Evans Breakfast Show and BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live.

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Sources

Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 1 contained information that we were able to use to compile the data used on this page.

The following merchants were checked on the 06 August, 2022 to see if they stocked this product.

Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 products checked, found no matches.
Wickes – 19576 products checked, found no matches.
B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found no matches.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 products checked, found no matches.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found no matches.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found no matches.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found no matches.


1. TigerSkin®: Is a solvent based wood treatment that is manufactured by AChem. Solvent based wood treatments are considered better than water based wood treatments. A solvent based treatment typically consists of 70% white spirit, this helps the treatment penetrate deeper into the wood. Water based treatments typically only consist of 10% white spirit, this reduces the penetration effectiveness of the treatment.

Achem claim the treatment acts against wood discolouring fungi (blue stain) as well as against wood boring insects. They say that the preservative requires 2-3 coats, and dries in 12 hours under normal conditions (20 °C / 65% rel. humidity). Low temperatures, increased humidity may increase drying time. The treatment is regulated under the European Biocides Regulation (EU BPR; EU 528/2012). 

2. Cladding types identified: shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All shiplap tongue & groove garden rooms 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 9 shiplap tongue & groove garden rooms 

5. 12’x4′ cladding data sourced from: 9 12’x4′ shiplap tongue & groove garden rooms 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 12mm, 44mm, 64mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm garden rooms 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 9 12mm garden rooms 

9. 12’x4′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 7 12’x4′ 12mm garden rooms 

10. Roof material types identified: plywood, tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm, 64mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt 

13. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm, 64mm 

15. Glazing material types identified: single glazed, styrene, toughened glass 

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 2mm, 3mm 

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767730805.0

Size: 12'x4'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Tiger Sheds
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