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5m x 4m Reverse Log Cabin + Integral Veranda – 44mm Wall Thickness **Includes Free Shingles**

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 11 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 38107

Size: 16' x 13'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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£22,166.46
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Average Ranked in the Top 92% of Log Cabins.
Position 837 of 910 Log Cabins - Down 356 places from previous update.
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Our verdict on the 5m x 4m Reverse Log Cabin + Integral Veranda 44mm Wall Thickness Includes Free Shingles

The 5m x 4m Reverse Log Cabin + Integral Veranda 44mm Wall Thickness Includes Free Shingles fit with double doors and is treated using a pressure treated process [1]. The 3 windows used on this particular 16′ x 13′ use a double glazed glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

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. When looking at cladding material used on the top 10% of all log cabins, interlocking log is used on 98% of them.

2. The 44mm thick cladding used is as thick as the walls found on 80% of the top 10% of log cabins.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

The interlocking log 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 72% (639 of 893) of all log cabins analysed [3], as well as being used on 98% (87 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins [4]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 7 points below that of the average interlocking log clad 16′ x 13’s (they have an average Expert Score of 87), with it being on 98% of the top 10%, its use here is a reassuring sign of a high quality cladding. You’ll also find the interlocking log cladding showing up on 81% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (100 in total) [5].

The walls are 44mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 8 found on same-size log cabins [6]. It is used on 34% of all log cabins [7] and is also used across 80% of the top 10% of log cabins [8] we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 7 points below the average 44mm clad 16′ x 13’s score of 87, the fact that 80% of the top 10% use a cladding this thick is reassuring as a sign of quality. 63% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (78 in total) use 44mm 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 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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 7 points below the average of 87 for 16′ x 13’s using a tongue & groove roofing, with it being on 100% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality roof material. 84% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (103 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 7 points below that of the average for 16′ x 13’s that use 19mm roofing (80 vs the average of 87), with it being on 67% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 58% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (71 in total) use a 19mm thick roof boarding.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size log cabins [12], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 57% of log cabins and used on 58% of the top 10% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is below the average 16′ x 13’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (80 vs the average of 86), with it being on 58% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 57% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (70 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.

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Flooring

Amazing, 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 [13]. 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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 7 points below the average of 87 for 16′ x 13’s using a tongue & groove flooring, with it being on 94% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality flooring material. 83% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (102 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.

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 [14]. 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. Even though the Expert Score of this log cabin is 3 points lower than that of the average for 16′ x 13’s floored with a 28mm material (80 vs the average of 83), you can be sure it’s not due to the flooring because this one of the highest scoring flooring thicknesses available on 16′ x 13′ log cabins. 8% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (10 in total) use 28mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

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 16′ x 13′ log cabins [15]. 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. Even though the Expert Score of this log cabin is 5 points lower than that of the average for double glazed glazed 16′ x 13’s (80 vs the average of 85), you can be sure it’s not due to the material of the windows because this one of the highest scoring available on 16′ x 13′ log cabins. 11% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins with windows (13 in total) use double glazed windows.

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Height

The height of this log cabin is 2042mm (7′) which is 7% less than the average 16′ x 13′ log cabin, giving you 147.0mm (0.5′) less headroom.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 123 16′ x 13′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The 5m x 4m Reverse Log Cabin + Integral Veranda 44mm Wall Thickness Includes Free Shingles has an Expert Score that is 9% lower than average and is £431 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 123 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 £40,446 with this Silver 5m x 3m Log Cabin with Veranda. It is priced at £3,000, this is 1348% less than this and has an Expert Score of 82, 2 points higher than the 5m x 4m Reverse Log Cabin + Integral Veranda 44mm Wall Thickness Includes Free Shingles.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 80 for this product, the Palmako Bret 5.1m x 3.9m Log Cabin Garden Room is the best 16′ x 13′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £4,639, that’s £38,807 less than the 5m x 4m Reverse Log Cabin + Integral Veranda 44mm Wall Thickness Includes Free Shingles.

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.
Palmako Bret 5.1m x 3.9m Log Cabin Garden Room
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
Shire Chaumont 4.2m x 5m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Forest Arley 6m x 3m Log Cabin

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
Shire Chaumont 4.2m x 5m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Palmako Bret 5.1m x 3.9m Log Cabin Garden Room

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.
Palmako Bret 5.1m x 3.9m Log Cabin Garden Room
16’x14′ Procas | 44mm Log Cabin
16’x12′ Lakra | 44mm Log Cabin

Product Details

Building Type
Large Log Cabins, Log Cabins
Metric Size (Meters)
16' x 13'
Material
Wooden
Number of Windows
6
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Interlocking Log
Cladding Thickness
44mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Double Glazed
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
28mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
28mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
2042mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
2042mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
19mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
19mm
Eaves Height
6'8" (2025mm)
Depth
5 m
Width
400 cm
Footprint
5.0 x 4.0m
Overall Size
2.54 x 5.0 x 4.0m
Treatment
Untreated
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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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.
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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 interlocking log log cabins 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 89 interlocking log log cabins 

5. 16′ x 13′ cladding data sourced from: 123 16′ x 13′ interlocking log log cabins 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 28mm, 34mm, 40mm, 44mm, 45mm, 70mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 44mm log cabins 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 89 44mm log cabins 

9. 16′ x 13′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 78 16′ x 13′ 44mm log cabins 

10. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

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

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

13. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

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

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

Product ID: SKU: 38107

Size: 16' x 13'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£22,166.46
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