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12×8 Tiger Mayflower Summerhouse

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 25 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767734926.0

Size: 12'x8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Average Ranked in the Top 36% of Summer Houses.
Position 419 of 1188 Summer Houses - Down 327 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’x8′ Tiger Mayflower Summerhouse

The 12’x8′ Tiger Mayflower Summerhouse 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 4 georgian windows used on this particular 12’x8′ use a 3mm single glazed material.

Base material: european softwood

Our experts say this has 7 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. The 12mm thick cladding used is as thick as the walls found on 92% of the top 10% of summer houses.

2. The tongue & groove construction used for the roof is the same kind you’ll find used across 81% of the top 10% of summer houses.

3. The 12mm thick roof construction is as thick as the roofing used on 81% of the top 10% of summer houses.

4. The tongue & groove floor material is a great choice and is what we find being used by 86% of the top 10% of summer houses.

5. The 12mm thick floor boards are the same thickness we see being used on 82% of the top 10% of summer houses.

6. The shiplap tongue & groove cladding used on this summer house is one the best available for summer houses rated by our experts.

7. The mineral felt roof covering found on this summer house 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 summer house fairs across the market.

Cladding

Fantastic, our experts say most of the cladding options used are among the best.

The shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for summer house walls out of the 3 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size summer houses, that you’ll also see getting used on 50% (368 of 741) of all summer houses analysed [3], as well as being used on 49% (36 of 74) of the top 10% of summer houses [4]. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 48% of 12’x8′ summer houses (63 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 12’x8′ summer houses (79), the 12’x8′ Tiger Mayflower Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 80.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 5 found on same-size summer houses [6]. It is used on 78% of all summer houses [7] and is also used across 92% of the top 10% of summer houses [8] we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 3 points below the average 12mm clad 12’x8’s score of 83, the fact that 92% of the top 10% use a cladding this thick is reassuring as a sign of quality. 80% of 12’x8′ summer houses (105 in total) use 12mm 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 summer houses [10]. This roofing material is used on 69% of all summer houses analysed, and 81% of the top 10% of summer houses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 4 points below the average of 84 for 12’x8’s using a tongue & groove roofing, with it being on 81% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality roof material. 72% of 12’x8′ summer houses (95 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this summer house which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 5 thicknesses identified on same-size summer houses [11]. It’s used on 66% of all summer houses and 81% of the top 10% of summer houses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 4 points below that of the average for 12’x8’s that use 12mm roofing (80 vs the average of 84), with it being on 81% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 70% of 12’x8′ summer houses (92 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 2 types identified on same-size summer houses [12], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 26% of summer houses and used on 43% of the top 10% of 12’x8′ summer houses. 17% of 12’x8′ summer houses (23 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 12’x8′ summer houses (78), the 12’x8′ Tiger Mayflower Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 80.

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Flooring

Fantastic, our experts say most of the flooring options used are among the best.

The manufactures of this summer house 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 summer house [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 78% of all summer houses we analysed, and 86% of the top 10% of those summer houses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 2 points below the average of 82 for 12’x8’s using a tongue & groove flooring, with it being on 86% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality flooring material. 78% of 12’x8′ summer houses (103 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 4 found on same-size summer houses [14]. It’s found on 72% of all summer houses and used on 82% of the top 10% of summer houses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is below the average 12’x8’s that use 12mm flooring (80 vs the average of 83), with it being on 82% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 73% of 12’x8′ summer houses (97 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Single glazed windows come installed on this summer house. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 3 glazing types found on 12’x8′ summer houses [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 4% of all windowed summer houses and 4% of the top 10% of summer houses with windows we analysed. 2% of 12’x8′ summer houses with windows (2 in total) use single glazed windows.

The windows on this summer house use a 3mm thick glazing, we rate this an about average thickness for window glazing out of 2 different thicknesses found on same-size summer houses [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 12% of all the windowed summer houses we analysed and used on 45% of the top 10% of windowed summer houses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 5 points below the average of 85 for windowed 12’x8’s using 3mm windows, with it being on 45% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this glazing this thick is a quality option for this size of summer house. 5% of 12’x8′ summer houses (6 in total) use 3mm thick glazing.

The 610mm x 914mm windows on this summer house are 17% smaller than the average 12’x8′ summer house. The window height is 914.00mm (3′) tall which is 21% shorter than the average 12’x8′ with 193.17mm (0.6′) less height. The window width is 610.00mm (2′) wide which is 23% narrower than the average 12’x8′ with 140.00mm (0.5′) narrower width.

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Height

The height of this summer house is 1985mm (6′) which is 5% more than the average 12’x8′ summer house, giving you 95.0mm (0.3′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,792.00mm (6′) tall which is 9% or 153.56mm (0.5′) taller than the average 12’x8′.
The door width is 1,092.00mm (4′) wide which is 9% or 100.11mm (0.3′) narrower than the average 12’x8′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 6 12’x8′ summer houses with comparable specifications. The 12’x8′ Tiger Mayflower Summerhouse has an Expert Score that is 6% lower than average and is £19 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring summer houses out of the 6 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 £707 with this 12’x8′ Tiger Retreat Contemporary Summerhouse. It is priced at £1,770, this is 40% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 7 points higher than the 12’x8′ Tiger Mayflower Summerhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 87 vs 80 for this product, the 12’x8′ Tiger Retreat Contemporary Summerhouse is the best 12’x8′ summer house with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,770, that’s £707 less than the 12’x8′ Tiger Mayflower Summerhouse.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a summer house with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 summer houses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Oren 14′ x 8′ Shiplap Contemporary Long-Room Summer House
Shire Hampton 10 x 10ft Double Door Corner Summer House
12’x8′ Tiger Retreat Contemporary Summerhouse

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 summer houses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
8′ x 12′ Forest Oakley Double Door Apex Summer House
8 x 13 REVERSE Pressure Treated Tongue & Groove Apex Summerhouse + LONG WINDOWS with Higher Eaves and Ridge Height + Toughened Safety Glass + Euro Lock with Key + SUPER STRENGTH FRAMING
8 x 13 Pressure Treated Tongue And Groove Apex Summerhouse + LONG WINDOWS + Overhang + Safety Toughened Glass + Euro Lock with Key + SUPER STRENGTH FRAMING

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 summer houses that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
12’x8′ Tiger Retreat Contemporary Summerhouse
12’x8′ Tiger Pent Retreat Summerhouse
16’x6′ Tiger Pent Retreat Summerhouse

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.
Oren 14′ x 8′ Shiplap Contemporary Long-Room Summer House
Shire Hampton 10 x 10ft Double Door Corner Summer House
12’x8′ Tiger Pent Retreat Summerhouse

Product Details

Building Type
Double Glazed Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
12' x 8'
Material
Wooden
Number of Windows
4
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
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)
1792mm
Door Width (Imperial)
4'
Door Width (Metric)
1092mm
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)
871 lbs
Packaged Weight (Metric)
396 kgs
Window Size (Imperial)
610mm x 914mm
Window Size (Metric)
610mm x 914mm
Framing Style
Standard
Window Style
Georgian
Door Size (Imperial)
1092mm x 1792mm
Door Size (Metric)
1092mm x 1792mm
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)
1885mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1885mm
External Size Excluding Roof (Imperial)
140.71" x 93.46"
External Size Excluding Roof (Metric)
3574mm x 2374mm
External Size Including Roof (Imperial)
147.01" x 99.76"
External Size Including Roof (Metric)
3734mm x 2534mm

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Expert Score 7875737375
Price £924.00£3,189.00£1,179.00£1,009.00£9,764.00
Size 5' x 5'11' x 9'9' x 5'7' x 5'19' x 15'
Brand RedlandsLoxleyRedlandsRedlandsRedlands
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm12mm12mm12mm44mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years
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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 shiplap tongue & groove summer houses 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 74 shiplap tongue & groove summer houses 

5. 12’x8′ cladding data sourced from: 132 12’x8′ shiplap tongue & groove summer houses 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 12mm, 19mm, 20mm, 34mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm summer houses 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 74 12mm summer houses 

9. 12’x8′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 105 12’x8′ 12mm summer houses 

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

11. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 11mm, 12mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt, polyester felt 

13. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm, 16mm 

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

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 3mm 

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767734926.0

Size: 12'x8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Tiger Sheds
£2,971.99
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