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12×8 Tiger Heavyweight Workshop Shed | Special Log Board Cladding

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 26 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767733981.0

Size: 12'x8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Good Ranked in the Top 23% of Sheds.
Position 1235 of 5459 Sheds - Down 1,133 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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Our verdict on the 12’x8′ Tiger Heavyweight Workshop Shed | Special Log Board Cladding

The 12’x8′ Tiger Heavyweight Workshop Shed | Special Log Board Cladding is fit with lockable double doors that use a lock and key locking system and is treated using a tigerskin burnt orange (water based) process [1]. The 6 fixed windows used on this particular 12’x8′ use a 3mm single glazed material.

Base material: european softwood

Our experts say this has 4 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. A 15mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.

2. The tongue & groove construction like the one used on the roof of this shed is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

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

4. Our experts say this the tongue & groove floor material used here is one of the best available on all sheds.

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

Cladding

The interlocking boards cladding(walls) used here is an about average form of construction for shed walls out of the 4 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 1% (4 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [3], and sadly not present at all on any of the 436 sheds that make up the top 10% of sheds [4]. In fact this is the only 12’x8′ shed you’ll find that uses an interlocking boards wall [5].

The walls are 15mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 10 found on same-size sheds [6]. It is used on 1% of all sheds [7] and after analysing the top 436 products that make up the top 10% of sheds [8], we don’t find this thickness present on any of them. Further analysis shows us that out of all 12’x8′ sheds this is the only one to use 15mm thick walls [9].

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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 3 types we’ve found on same-size sheds [10]. This roofing material is used on 34% of all sheds analysed, and 57% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 7 points below the average of 89 for 12’x8’s using a tongue & groove roofing, with it being on 57% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality roof material. 35% of 12’x8′ sheds (96 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 12 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 29% of all sheds and 48% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 6 points below that of the average for 12’x8’s that use 12mm roofing (82 vs the average of 88), with it being on 48% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 25% of 12’x8′ sheds (69 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 4 types identified on same-size sheds [12], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 22% of sheds and used on 49% of the top 10% of 12’x8′ sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is below the average 12’x8’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (82 vs the average of 87), with it being on 49% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 22% of 12’x8′ sheds (61 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this shed chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 3 types found on same-size sheds [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 36% of all sheds we analysed, and 59% of the top 10% of those sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 7 points below the average of 89 for 12’x8’s using a tongue & groove flooring, with it being on 59% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality flooring material. 35% of 12’x8′ sheds (97 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 11 found on same-size sheds [14]. It’s found on 31% of all sheds and used on 54% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is below the average 12’x8’s that use 12mm flooring (82 vs the average of 89), with it being on 54% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 32% of 12’x8′ sheds (89 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Single glazed windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 6 glazing types found on 12’x8′ sheds [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 16% of all windowed sheds and 19% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 16% of 12’x8′ sheds with windows (29 in total) use single glazed windows.

The windows on this shed use a 3mm thick glazing, we rate this an about average thickness for window glazing out of 6 different thicknesses found on same-size sheds [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 10% of all the windowed sheds we analysed and used on 35% of the top 10% of windowed sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 4 points below the average of 86 for windowed 12’x8’s using 3mm windows, with it being on 35% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this glazing this thick is a quality option for this size of shed. 8% of 12’x8′ sheds (14 in total) use 3mm thick glazing.

The 457mm x 610mm windows on this shed are 7% smaller than the average 12’x8′ shed. The window height is 610.00mm (2′) tall which is 6% taller than the average 12’x8′ with 36.16mm (0.1′) extra height. The window width is 457.00mm (2′) wide which is 2% narrower than the average 12’x8′ with 7.23mm (0.0′) narrower width.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1985mm (6′) which is 4% more than the average 12’x8′ shed, giving you 72.0mm (0.2′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,800.00mm (6′) tall which is 9% or 151.91mm (0.5′) taller than the average 12’x8′.
The door width is 1,132.00mm (4′) wide which is 4% or 44.59mm (0.1′) narrower than the average 12’x8′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 226 12’x8′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 12’x8′ Tiger Heavyweight Workshop Shed | Special Log Board Cladding has an Expert Score that is 4% lower than average and is £62 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 226 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 £1,422 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Jersey 7′ x 13′ Dip Treated Shed Double Door with Three Opening Windows Top Coat. It is priced at £228, this is 625% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 5 points higher than the 12’x8′ Tiger Heavyweight Workshop Shed | Special Log Board Cladding.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 82 for this product, the 13′ x 7′ Shire Jersey Premium Pressure Treated Double Door Wooden Garden Shed is the best 12’x8′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,399, that’s £251 less than the 12’x8′ Tiger Heavyweight Workshop Shed | Special Log Board Cladding.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a shed with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
13′ x 7′ Shire Jersey Premium Pressure Treated Double Door Wooden Garden Shed
12’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio
12′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Double Door Apex Shed

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 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
10′ x 10′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 1010GEYZ
13′ x 7′ Shire Jersey Premium Pressure Treated Double Door Wooden Garden Shed
10′ x 10′ Sapphire Apex Green Metal Shed

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 sheds that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
10′ x 10′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 1010GEYZ
13′ x 7′ Shire Jersey Premium Pressure Treated Double Door Wooden Garden Shed
9’10 x 5′ Absco Space Saver Pent Double Door Metal Shed Grey

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.
12′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Double Door Apex Shed
11′ x 9′ Palram Canopia Yukon Dark Grey Skylight Plastic Shed
12′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Double Door Combination Apex Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Large Shed Workshops, Shed with Windows, Solid Sheds, Wooden Sheds, Workshop Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
12' x 8'
Material
Wooden
Number of Windows
6
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Interlocking Boards
Cladding Thickness
15mm
Treatment Type
TigerSkin Water Based
Locking System
Lock and Key
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Single Glazed
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
3mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
3mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1985mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1985mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2545mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2545mm
Door Height (Imperial)
6'
Door Height (Metric)
1800mm
Door Width (Imperial)
4'
Door Width (Metric)
1132mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Depth (Imperial)
139.76"
Depth (Metric)
3550mm
Width (Imperial)
92.52"
Width (Metric)
2350mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1.1" x 1.73"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mm x 44mm
Packaged Weight (Imperial)
763 lbs
Packaged Weight (Metric)
347 kgs
Window Size (Imperial)
457mm x 610mm
Window Size (Metric)
457mm x 610mm
Framing Style
Standard
Window Style
Fixed
Door Size (Imperial)
1132mm x 1800mm
Door Size (Metric)
1132mm x 1800mm
Base Size (Imperial)
139.76" x 92.52"
Base Size (Metric)
3550mm x 2350mm
Internal Size (Imperial)
136.3" x 89.05"
Internal Size (Metric)
3462mm x 2262mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
2433mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
2433mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1929mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1929mm
External Size Excluding Roof (Imperial)
140.71" x 93.46"
External Size Excluding Roof (Metric)
3574mm x 2374mm
External Size Including Roof (Imperial)
144.88" x 100"
External Size Including Roof (Metric)
3680mm x 2540mm

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Guarantee 10 Years3 Years10 Years10 Years3 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Author

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). 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All interlocking boards sheds 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 interlocking boards sheds 

5. 12’x8′ cladding data sourced from: 275 12’x8′ interlocking boards sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 12mm, 15mm, 16mm, 28mm, 44mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 15mm sheds 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 15mm sheds 

9. 12’x8′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 1 12’x8′ 15mm sheds 

10. Roof material types identified: osb, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: epdm synthetic rubber, mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt 

13. Floor material types identified: osb, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 19mm 

15. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, double glazed, horticultural glass, polyethylene, security windows, single glazed, styrene, toughened double glazed, toughened glass, toughened safety glass 

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 0.75mm, 2mm, 3mm, 4mm 

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767733981.0

Size: 12'x8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Tiger Sheds
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