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20×8 Tiger Garden Studio Plus

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 29 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767735534.0

Size: 20'x8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Average Ranked in the Top 17% of Sheds.
Position 926 of 5459 Sheds - Up places from previous update.
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See how our panel of industry experts helped create the impartial judging criteria used to calculate the Expert Score.

Our verdict on the 20’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio Plus

The 20’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio Plus comes with an apex style roof, is fit with lockable double doors that use a 3 lever lock locking system, and is treated using a pressure treated process [1]. The 6 full length windows used on this particular 20’x8′ use a 4mm toughened double glazed material.

Base material: european softwood

Our experts say this has 9 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 shiplap tongue & groove cladding used on this shed is one the best available for sheds rated by our experts.

2. A 16mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.

3. 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.

4. A 16mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on sheds.

5. The epdm synthetic rubber roof covering found on this shed is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

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

7. A floor that is 16mm thick is something our experts say is one of the best available for this kind of shed.

8. This toughened double glazed glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed sheds.

9. A pressure treated treatment like the one used on this shed is one our experts are happy to say is one of the best around.

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

Cladding

Great, 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 shed walls out of the 4 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 31% (1,373 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [3], as well as being used on 42% (185 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [4]. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 46% of 20’x8′ sheds (87 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 20’x8′ sheds (86), the 20’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio Plus is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

The walls are 16mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 9 found on same-size sheds [6]. It is used on 2% of all sheds [7] and is also used across 3% of the top 10% of sheds [8] we analysed. 6% of 20’x8′ sheds (12 in total) use 16mm thick walls [9], and if we compare this item against those 12 we find it’s Expert Score is 9% higher than the average score for a 20’x8′ 16mm shed.

Read full analysis for cladding.

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 sheds [10]. This roofing material is used on 34% of all sheds analysed, and 57% of the top 10% of sheds. 60% of 20’x8′ sheds (114 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 20’x8′ sheds (87), the 20’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio Plus is the same with an Expert Score of 87.

A 16mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 7 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 1% of all sheds and 3% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 1 point below that of the average for 20’x8’s that use 16mm roofing (87 vs the average of 88), you can be sure it’s not due to the roof thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 20’x8′ sheds. 2% of 20’x8′ sheds (3 in total) use a 16mm thick roof boarding.

Epdm synthetic rubber is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds [12], is said to be the best roof covering material. It comes fitted on 1% of sheds and used on 1% of the top 10% of 20’x8′ sheds. 6% of 20’x8′ sheds (12 in total) make use of an epdm synthetic rubber material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 13% higher than the average.

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Flooring

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

The manufactures of this shed chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 2 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. 58% of 20’x8′ sheds (110 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 20’x8′ sheds (87), the 20’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio Plus is the same with an Expert Score of 87.

A 16mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the best floor board thickness according to our experts out of 7 found on same-size sheds [14]. It’s found on 3% of all sheds and used on 3% of the top 10% of sheds. 8% of 20’x8′ sheds (16 in total) use 16mm thick floor boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 9% higher than average.

Read full analysis for flooring.

Window

Toughened double glazed windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 5 glazing types found on 20’x8′ sheds [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 1% of all windowed sheds and 1% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this shed is 1 point lower than that of the average for toughened double glazed glazed 20’x8’s (87 vs the average of 88), you can be sure it’s not due to the material of the windows because this one of the highest scoring available on 20’x8′ sheds. 2% of 20’x8′ sheds with windows (2 in total) use toughened double glazed windows.

The windows on this shed use a 4mm thick glazing, we rate this one of the best thicknesses for window glazing out of 6 different thicknesses found on same-size sheds [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 17% of all the windowed sheds we analysed and used on 11% of the top 10% of windowed sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this shed is 1 point lower than that of the average for 4mm glazed 20’x8’s (87 vs the average of 88), you can be sure it’s not due to the thickness of the windows because this one of the highest scoring available on 20’x8′ sheds. 33% of 20’x8′ sheds (40 in total) use 4mm thick glazing.

The 645mm x 1880mm windows on this shed are 106% larger than the average 20’x8′ shed. The window height is 1,880.00mm (6′) tall which is 69% taller than the average 20’x8′ with 766.00mm (2′) extra height. The window width is 645.00mm (2′) wide which is 29% wider than the average 20’x8′ with 146.22mm (0.5′) wider width.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2154mm (7′) which is 919% less than the average 20’x8′ shed, giving you 19,792.0mm (65′) less headroom.

Read full analysis for height.

Doors

The door height is 1,880.00mm (6′) tall which is 5% or 87.80mm (0.3′) taller than the average 20’x8′.
The door width is 1,520.00mm (5′) wide which is 2% or 26.39mm (0.1′) wider than the average 20’x8′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 152 20’x8′ sheds with comparable specifications. The 20’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio Plus has an Expert Score that is 2% higher than average and is £16 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 152 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 £5,701 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Workspace Shiplap 10′ x 15′ Dip Treated Shed Double Door with Three Opening Windows Top Coat. It is priced at £368, this is 1548% less than this and has an Expert Score of 92, 5 points higher than the 20’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio Plus.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 87 for this product, the 17′ x 10’5 Palmako Jari Premium Multi-room Shed is the best 20’x8′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £3,729, that’s £2,340 less than the 20’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio Plus.

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.
17′ x 10’5 Palmako Jari Premium Multi-room Shed
18’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio Plus
16′ x 10′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Rev Apex Workshop Double Door

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 15′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Double Door Metal Workshop
10′ x 15′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Double Door Metal Garage
18’x8′ Tiger Garden Studio Plus

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.
17′ x 10’5 Palmako Jari Premium Multi-room Shed
10′ x 15′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Double Door Metal Workshop
10′ x 15′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Double Door Metal Garage

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.
16′ x 10′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Rev Apex Workshop Double Door
16′ x 10′ Shed Republic Ultimate heavy-duty Workshop Double Door
Palmako Ly 3.3m x 4.5m Garden Room Garden House

Product Details

Building Type
Double Glazed Summer Houses, Garden Office Studios, Garden Offices, Garden Rooms, Garden Studios, Modern Garden Rooms, Modern Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
20' x 8'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
6
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
16mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Locking System
3 Lever Lock
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Toughened Double Glazed
Roof Covering
EPDM Synthetic Rubber
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
4mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
4mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
16mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
16mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
2154mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
2154mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2422mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2422mm
Door Height (Imperial)
6'
Door Height (Metric)
1880mm
Door Width (Imperial)
5'
Door Width (Metric)
1520mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
16mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
16mm
Depth (Imperial)
234.25"
Depth (Metric)
5950mm
Width (Imperial)
92.52"
Width (Metric)
2350mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
2.28" x 1.73"
Framing Size (Metric)
58mm x 44mm
Packaged Weight (Imperial)
2480 lbs
Packaged Weight (Metric)
1127 kgs
Window Size (Imperial)
645mm x 1880mm
Window Size (Metric)
645mm x 1880mm
Framing Style
Tanalised Heavy Duty
Window Style
Full Length
Door Size (Imperial)
1520mm x 1880mm
Door Size (Metric)
1520mm x 1880mm
Base Size (Imperial)
234.25" x 92.52"
Base Size (Metric)
5950mm x 2350mm
Internal Size (Imperial)
230.79" x 89.05"
Internal Size (Metric)
5862mm x 2262mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
2213mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
2213mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
2023mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
2023mm
External Size Excluding Roof (Imperial)
235.2" x 93.46"
External Size Excluding Roof (Metric)
5974mm x 2374mm
External Size Including Roof (Imperial)
240.71" x 124.09"
External Size Including Roof (Metric)
6114mm x 3152mm

Comparisons of Similar Sheds

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Expert Score 7070686868
Price £13,559.00£13,289.00£3,530.00£2,245.00£3,530.00
Size 13' x 11'17' x 30'9' x 9'8' x 8'9' x 9'
Brand HartwoodRedlandsCountry LivingCountry LivingCountry Living
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 44mm
Guarantee 15 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years10 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. Pressure Treated: Considered the most durable wood treatment, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), this is a unique combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients (it is the copper that gives the finished wood the slightly green colour). The wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank (the Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this) to draw out excess moisture and air and force in the preservatives.

This deep penetration of the exterior wood protects it from the elements and all forms of insect attack. Wood treated this way can last many years without being re-treated. The BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) says “ penetration to either 6 mm (15 years) or 12mm (for 30 years) has to be achieved in any exposed surface in sawn material.”

It is also worth noting that if cross cutting, notching or boring treated timber during or after installation, ALWAYS apply an end grain solvent-based (or oil-based) wood preservative treatment to the freshly exposed areas, this will maintain the integrity of the protection. NEVER put cut ends in the ground, even if end grain coated. 

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

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

5. 20’x8′ cladding data sourced from: 189 20’x8′ shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 12mm, 16mm, 28mm, 34mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 16mm sheds 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 16mm sheds 

9. 20’x8′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 12 20’x8′ 16mm sheds 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767735534.0

Size: 20'x8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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