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4.5m x 4.5m Log Cabin (2077) – Double Glazing (34mm Wall Thickness)

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 16 Data Points Updated - 4 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 35196

Size: 14' x 14'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Good Ranked in the Top 80% of Log Cabins.
Position 723 of 910 Log Cabins - Down 365 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
Construction quality
Ease of construction
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 Abingdon 14′ x 14′ Wooden Log Cabin with 2 windows

The Abingdon 14′ x 14′ Wooden Log Cabin with 2 windows fit with double doors and is treated using a pressure treated process [1]. The 2 windows used on this particular 14′ x 14′ use a 34mm double glazed material.

Base material: wood

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 tongue & groove construction used for the roof is the same kind you’ll find used across 100% of the top 10% of log cabins.

2. The tongue & groove floor material is a great choice and is what we find being used by 94% of the top 10% of log cabins.

3. The tongue & groove cladding used on this log cabin is one the best available for log cabins rated by our experts.

4. A 34mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this log cabin is one of the best rated by our experts.

5. A 19mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on log cabins.

6. A floor that is 28mm thick is something our experts say is one of the best available for this kind of log cabin.

7. This double glazed glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed log cabins.

8. When asking our experts, they said a 34mm glazing material is on of the best you can have on a log cabin.

9. A pressure treated treatment like the one used on this log cabin 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 log cabin fairs across the market.

Cladding

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

The tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for log cabin walls out of the 2 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size log cabins, that you’ll also see getting used on 19% (172 of 893) of all log cabins analysed [3], as well as being used on 2% (2 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins [4]. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 19% of 14′ x 14′ log cabins (20 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 20 we find it’s Expert Score is 5% higher than the average score for a 14′ x 14′ tongue & groove log cabin.

The walls are 34mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 6 found on same-size log cabins [6]. It is used on 9% of all log cabins [7] and is also used across 8% of the top 10% of log cabins [8] we analysed. 12% of 14′ x 14′ log cabins (12 in total) use 34mm thick walls [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 14′ x 14′ log cabins (89), the Abingdon 14′ x 14′ Wooden Log Cabin with 2 windows is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.

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 and is the only type we’ve found on same-size log cabins [10]. This roofing material is used on 64% of all log cabins analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of log cabins. 81% of 14′ x 14′ log cabins (83 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, with this product having an Expert Score 6% higher than the average in this regard.

A 19mm thick roof boarding was used on this log cabin which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 4 thicknesses identified on same-size log cabins [11]. It’s used on 37% of all log cabins and 67% of the top 10% of log cabins. 52% of 14′ x 14′ log cabins (54 in total) use a 19mm thick roof boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 7% higher than average.

Read full analysis for roofing.

Flooring

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

The manufactures of this log cabin 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 log cabin [12]. This type of floor construction is used on 74% of all log cabins we analysed, and 94% of the top 10% of those log cabins. 83% of 14′ x 14′ log cabins (86 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor with this product having an Expert Score of 6% higher than the average.

A 28mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the best floor board thickness according to our experts out of 5 found on same-size log cabins [13]. It’s found on 5% of all log cabins with none of the 89 log cabins that make up the top 10% using a floor of this thickness. 9% of 14′ x 14′ log cabins (9 in total) use 28mm thick floor boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 11% higher than average.

Read full analysis for flooring.

Window

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

Double glazed windows come installed on this log cabin. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 3 glazing types found on 14′ x 14′ log cabins [14]. This particular type of glazing is used on 15% of all windowed log cabins and 2% of the top 10% of log cabins with windows we analysed. 12% of 14′ x 14′ log cabins with windows (12 in total) use double glazed windows, with this product having an Expert Score of 9% higher than the average.

The windows on this log cabin use a 34mm thick glazing, we rate this the best thickness for window glazing out of 5 different thicknesses found on same-size log cabins [15]. Glazing this thick is found on 3% of all the windowed log cabins we analysed and our analysis of the top 10% of log cabins shows us that none of those 81 log cabins that make up the top 10% come with a glazing this thick. 2% of 14′ x 14′ log cabins (2 in total) use 34mm thick glazing, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 14′ x 14′ log cabins (91), the Abingdon 14′ x 14′ Wooden Log Cabin with 2 windows is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 103 14′ x 14′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The Abingdon 14′ x 14′ Wooden Log Cabin with 2 windows has an Expert Score that is 6% higher than average and is £65 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 103 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 £10,742 with this Silver 5m x 3m Log Cabin with Veranda. It is priced at £3,000, this is 358% less than this and has an Expert Score of 82, 10 points less than the Abingdon 14′ x 14′ Wooden Log Cabin with 2 windows.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 92 for this product, the Forest Elmley 5m x 3m Log Cabin Garden Office is the best 14′ x 14′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £4,869, that’s £8,873 less than the Abingdon 14′ x 14′ Wooden Log Cabin with 2 windows.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a log cabin with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 log cabins that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Forest Elmley 5m x 3m Log Cabin Garden Office
Shire Azay 2 4.5m x 4.2m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Palmako Lea 4.8m x 3.6m Log Cabin Garden Room

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 log cabins that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Shire Azay 2 4.5m x 4.2m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Forest Elmley 5m x 3m Log Cabin Garden Office
Palmako Melanie 5.7m x 3m Corner Log Cabin Summerhouse

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 log cabins that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
Palmako Lea 4.8m x 3.6m Log Cabin Garden Room
Forest Elmley 5m x 3m Log Cabin Garden Office
Shire Azay 2 4.5m x 4.2m Log Cabin 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.
Forest Elmley 5m x 3m Log Cabin Garden Office
16’x12′ Procas | 44mm Log Cabin
18’x10′ Procas | 44mm Log Cabin

Product Details

Building Type
Large Log Cabins, Log Cabins, Modern Log Cabins
Metric Size (Meters)
14' x 14'
Material
Wooden
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
34mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Double Glazed
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
34mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
34mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
28mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
28mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
19mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
19mm
Thickness
19mm
Depth
15ft (4.5m)
Width
15ft (4.5m)
Bearers
For 34, & 44mm - 3' x 2'. For 70mm - 4' x 2'
1 X Double Door
1930mm x 1410mm
Measurements
The dimensions indicated represent the overall log length (i.e nib to nib. For internal measurement take of circa 10cm from each end)
Wall Height For 28mm & 34mm Thickness
2100mm
Ridge Height For 44mm & 70mm Thickness
2500mm - to meet building regulations.
Ridge Height For 28mm & 34mm Thickness
2500mm - to meet building regulations.
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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Expert Score 8380808073
Price £2,999.99£1,864.00£1,549.00£2,850.00£16,199.00
Size 16' x 13'11' x 9'9' x 9'9' x 8'26' x 16'
Brand WaltonsAdleyShireMerciaPalmako
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 28mm19mm19mm19mm70mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years1 Years10 Years5 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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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.

ManoMano UK – 922302 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.
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.
Tiger Sheds – 635 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. 

2. Cladding types identified: interlocking boards, interlocking log, tongue & groove 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All tongue & groove log cabins 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 89 tongue & groove log cabins 

5. 14′ x 14′ cladding data sourced from: 103 14′ x 14′ tongue & groove log cabins 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 28mm, 34mm, 40mm, 44mm, 45mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 34mm log cabins 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 89 34mm log cabins 

9. 14′ x 14′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 12 14′ x 14′ 34mm log cabins 

10. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 16mm, 18mm, 19mm 

12. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

13. Floor thickness types identified: 16mm, 18mm, 19mm, 28mm 

14. Glazing material types identified: double glazed, horticultural glass, single glazed, toughened glass, toughened safety glass 

15. Glazing thickness types identified: 3mm, 4mm, 34mm 

Product ID: SKU: 35196

Size: 14' x 14'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£7,011.20
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.