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6’6 x 7’1 Shire Alnwick Garden Summerhouse & Veranda

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 63 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: ALNW0707DSL-1AA

Size: 7' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

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Good Ranked in the Top 19% of Summer Houses.
Position 215 of 1188 Summer Houses - Up 215 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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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 6’6 x 7’1 Shire Alnwick Garden Summerhouse & Veranda

The 6’6 x 7’1 Shire Alnwick Garden Summerhouse & Veranda comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable double doors that use a lockable locking system, is treated using a dip treated process [1], and makes use of made in the uk materials. The windows window used on this particular 7′ x 7′ use a horticultural glass glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

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. The 12mm thick cladding used is as thick as the walls found on 92% of the top 10% of summer houses.

2. A dip treated treatment process lets us know that this summer house should be expected to last for a good few years, and is used on 70% of the top 10% of summer houses.

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

4. 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

Amazing, 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 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 38% (278 of 741) of all summer houses analysed [3], as well as being used on 51% (38 of 74) of the top 10% of summer houses [4]. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 30% of 7′ x 7′ summer houses (32 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 7′ summer houses (87), the 6’6 x 7’1 Shire Alnwick Garden Summerhouse & Veranda is the same with an Expert Score of 87.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 2 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. 60% of 7′ x 7′ summer houses (64 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 7′ summer houses (85), the 6’6 x 7’1 Shire Alnwick Garden Summerhouse & Veranda is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Roofing

Osb is the of construction method used for the roofing, our experts rate this one of the best forms of roof material out of the 2 types we’ve found on same-size summer houses [10]. This roofing material is used on 5% of all summer houses analysed, and 1% of the top 10% of summer houses. 10% of 7′ x 7′ summer houses (11 in total) use osb construction for the roof, with this product having an Expert Score 9% higher than the average in this regard.

A 12.0mm 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 2% of all summer houses with a further analysis of the top 10% of summer houses (74 in total) showing us that none of them use a roof of this thickness. 5% of 7′ x 7′ summer houses (5 in total) use a 12.0mm thick roof boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 5% higher than average.

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 7′ x 7′ summer houses. 39% of 7′ x 7′ summer houses (42 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 6% higher than the average.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this summer house chose osb for the floor construction, we rate this an about average form of floor construction out of 2 types found on same-size summer houses [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 4% of all summer houses we analysed, with none of the top 74 summer houses making use of this kind of floor material. 8% of 7′ x 7′ summer houses (9 in total) use osb construction for the floor with this product having an Expert Score of 13% higher than the average.

A 11mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is an about average floor board thickness according to our experts out of 4 found on same-size summer houses [14]. It’s found on 1% of all summer houses with none of the 74 summer houses that make up the top 10% using a floor of this thickness. Out of all 7′ x 7′ summer houses it turns out that this is the only one to use a 11mm flooring.

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Window

Horticultural glass 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 7′ x 7′ summer houses [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 1% of all windowed summer houses with a look at the top 10% of summer houses showing us that none of them choose to install windows with this kind of glazing. 3% of 7′ x 7′ summer houses with windows (3 in total) use horticultural glass windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those horticultural glass 7′ x 7′ summer houses (85), the 6’6 x 7’1 Shire Alnwick Garden Summerhouse & Veranda is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Height

The height of this summer house is 2112mm (7′) which is 4% less than the average 7′ x 7′ summer house, giving you 83.0mm (0.3′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,630.00mm (5′) tall which is 1% or 20.39mm (0.1′) taller than the average 7′ x 7′.
The door width is 940.00mm (3′) wide which is 27% or 254.37mm (0.8′) narrower than the average 7′ x 7′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 107 7′ x 7′ summer houses with comparable specifications. The 6’6 x 7’1 Shire Alnwick Garden Summerhouse & Veranda has an Expert Score that is 6% higher than average and is £174 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring summer houses out of the 107 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 £558 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Highclere 8′ x 6′ Double Door with Three Windows Summerhouse Top Coat. It is priced at £142, this is 393% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 10 points less than the 6’6 x 7’1 Shire Alnwick Garden Summerhouse & Veranda.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 87 for this product, the Shire Houghton 7 x 7ft Double Door Apex Dip Treated Summer House with Veranda is the best 7′ x 7′ summer house with comparable specifications, and is priced at £840, that’s £140 more than the 6’6 x 7’1 Shire Alnwick Garden Summerhouse & Veranda.

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.
Shire Houghton 7 x 7ft Double Door Apex Dip Treated Summer House with Veranda
Oren 6′ x 8′ Shiplap Alcester Summer House
Oren 8′ x 6′ Shiplap Binton Summer House

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.
Shire 7x7ft Buckingham Double Door Summerhouse Including Installation
Shire 7x7ft Buckingham Double Door Summerhouse
8′ x 6′ Forest Oakley Wooden Garden 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 summer houses that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
Redlands 6′ x 10′ Contemporary Summer House
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Full Pane Summerhouse
7’x7′ Tiger Vista Corner 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.
Shire Houghton 7 x 7ft Double Door Apex Dip Treated Summer House with Veranda
Oren 6′ x 8′ Shiplap Alcester Summer House
Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Eaton Summer House

Product Details

Building Type
Small Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Summer Houses With Veranda
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 7'
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Range
Shire
External Dimensions
210x205x226cm
Industry Standards Certification
Yes
Additional Information
Imperial dimensions are approximate to the nearest foot; please refer to the exact metric dimensions in the data given.
Additional Assembly Information
Before you assemble your building, you will need a base which is flat and level to a sufficient size. Grass, soil or gravel are not sufficient as they will move with the weight of a building.
Product Dimensions
210x205x226cm
Assembly Options
Self Assembly Required
Model Number
ALNW0707DSL-1AA
Base Included
Not Included
Additional Delivery Information
Following your order, you will be given a link to select a delivery day and you will be given base information too. On the morning of delivery day you will also receive live tracking information.
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Floor Material
OSB
Glazing Material
Horticultural Glass
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1750.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1750.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 people
Door Height (Imperial)
1630.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1630.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
940.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
940.0mm
Roof Material
OSB
Internal Depth (Imperial)
4' 10"
Internal Depth (Metric)
148.2cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
6' 6"
Internal Width (Metric)
198cm
Height (Imperial)
2112mm
Height (Metric)
2112mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 5/16"
Framing Size (Metric)
34mm
Accreditations
Made in the UK
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 3'
Door Size (Metric)
1630.0mm x 940.0mm
Locking System
Lockable
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
11.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
11.0mm
Assembly Time (estimated)
2-4 hours
External Depth (Imperial)
7'
External Depth (Metric)
2160.0mm
External Width (Imperial)
6'
External Width (Metric)
1980.0mm
Finish
Planed (smooth)
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2140.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2140.0mm
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Thickness (Imperial)
0.0'
Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm

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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 4 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.

Homebase – 35509 products checked, found 1 match.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found 1 match.
Shedstore – 1373 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.
BillyOh – 1244 products checked, found no matches.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Dip Treated: Dip treating is a temporary protective base coat treatment that is mainly designed to help protect the building during transit and for around one month after it is assembled. This water-based treatment is the least time-consuming and cheapest type of wood treatment. It involves dipping the wood in a protective water-based preservative and then leaving it to dry. The action of dipping is where ‘dip treatment’ comes from.

A dip-treated garden building is not considered fully treated with wood preservatives; it’s vital to re-treat your dip-treated building, preferably with a solvent-based (or oil-based) wood treatment. Then re-treat it on an annual basis using a solvent-based (or oil-based) wood treatment.

If you don’t want to treat something on an annual basis then a pressure treated wooden building might be a better option, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation (pressure treatment) during production. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), the wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank 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 Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this. 

2. Cladding types identified: overlap board, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All tongue & groove summer houses 

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

5. 7′ x 7′ cladding data sourced from: 107 7′ x 7′ tongue & groove summer houses 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 12mm 

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

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

9. 7′ x 7′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 64 7′ x 7′ 12mm summer houses 

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

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

12. Roof covering types identified: heavy duty mineral felt, mineral felt 

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

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

15. Glazing material types identified: horticultural glass, shatter-resistant acrylic, toughened glass 

Product ID: SKU: ALNW0707DSL-1AA

Size: 7' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

HomeBase
£862.75
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Sheds.co.uk
£689.00
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ShedStore
£699.99
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BuyShedsDirect
£699.99
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