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6×8 Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 26 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767734605.0

Size: 6'x8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Good Ranked in the Top 13% of Summer Houses.
Position 146 of 1188 Summer Houses - Down 97 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 6’x8′ Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse

The 6’x8′ Tiger Contemporary 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 full length windows used on this particular 6’x8′ use a 3mm toughened glass material.

Base material: european softwood

Our experts say this has 8 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 toughened glass window installation is known to be a great choice, and our data shows us that 93% of the top 10% of summer houses make use of this kind of glazing.

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

8. 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

Outstanding, 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 4 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 42% of 6’x8′ summer houses (45 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 45 we find it’s Expert Score is 6% higher than the average score for a 6’x8′ shiplap tongue & groove summer house.

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. 60% of 6’x8′ summer houses (64 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6’x8′ summer houses (85), the 6’x8′ Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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 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. 41% of 6’x8′ summer houses (44 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6’x8′ summer houses (87), the 6’x8′ Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse is the same with an Expert Score of 87.

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. 38% of 6’x8′ summer houses (41 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6’x8′ summer houses (87), the 6’x8′ Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse is the same with an Expert Score of 87.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 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 6’x8′ summer houses. 39% of 6’x8′ 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

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 out of 2 types found on same-size summer houses [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. 53% of 6’x8′ summer houses (57 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 6’x8′ summer houses (85), the 6’x8′ Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 3 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. 51% of 6’x8′ summer houses (55 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6’x8′ summer houses (85), the 6’x8′ Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Window

Toughened glass windows come installed on this summer house. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 5 glazing types found on 6’x8′ summer houses [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 20% of all windowed summer houses and 93% of the top 10% of summer houses with windows we analysed. While you may not find a toughened glass of this kind on many of the 6’x8’s (only 23% use it), with it being on 93% of the top 10%, it’s quality can generally be assured, even though the Expert Score of this 6’x8′ is 2% lower when compared to the average 6’x8′ summer house that uses toughened glass windows.

The windows on this summer house use a 3mm thick glazing, we rate this an about average thickness for window glazing out of 5 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. 12% of 6’x8′ summer houses (10 in total) use 3mm thick glazing, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6’x8′ summer houses (86), the 6’x8′ Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

The 1605mm x 457mm windows on this summer house are 10% larger than the average 6’x8′ summer house. The window height is 457.00mm (2′) tall which is 33% shorter than the average 6’x8′ with 152.33mm (0.5′) less height. The window width is 1,605.00mm (5′) wide which is 114% wider than the average 6’x8′ with 855.00mm (3′) wider width.

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Height

The height of this summer house is 1867mm (6′) which is 1% less than the average 6’x8′ summer house, giving you 2.0mm (0.0′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,792.00mm (6′) tall which is 11% or 182.39mm (0.6′) taller than the average 6’x8′.
The door width is 1,092.00mm (4′) wide which is 9% or 102.37mm (0.3′) narrower than the average 6’x8′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 6 6’x8′ summer houses with comparable specifications. The 6’x8′ Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse has an Expert Score that is 1% higher than average and is £15 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 £452 with this 8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Full Pane Summerhouse. It is priced at £1,074, this is 42% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 0 points equal than the 6’x8′ Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse.

The 6’x8′ Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse is the best scoring summer house available out of all 6 6’x8′ summer houses we analysed.

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
Double Glazed Summer Houses, Modern Summer Houses, Small Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
6' 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
Toughened Glass
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
3mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
3mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1867mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1867mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2437mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2437mm
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)
68.9"
Depth (Metric)
1750mm
Width (Imperial)
92.52"
Width (Metric)
2350mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1.1" x 1.73"
Framing Size (Metric)
28mm x 44mm
Packaged Weight (Imperial)
550 lbs
Packaged Weight (Metric)
250 kgs
Window Size (Imperial)
1605mm x 457mm
Window Size (Metric)
1605mm x 457mm
Framing Style
Standard
Window Style
Full Length
Door Size (Imperial)
1092mm x 1792mm
Door Size (Metric)
1092mm x 1792mm
Base Size (Imperial)
68.9" x 92.52"
Base Size (Metric)
1750mm x 2350mm
Internal Size (Imperial)
65.43" x 89.05"
Internal Size (Metric)
1662mm x 2262mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
2465mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
2465mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1811mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1811mm
External Size Excluding Roof (Imperial)
69.84" x 93.46"
External Size Excluding Roof (Metric)
1774mm x 2374mm
External Size Including Roof (Imperial)
73.78" x 99.76"
External Size Including Roof (Metric)
1874mm x 2534mm

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Expert Score 8383808383
Price £2,329.00£1,074.00£3,095.99£13,135.00£6,429.00
Size 12' x 8'7' x 5'20'x8'12' x 8'19' x 7'
Brand ShireLoxleyTiger ShedsMarlborough Insulated BuildingsRedlands
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm12mm12mm12mm16mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years15 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. 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. 6’x8′ cladding data sourced from: 107 6’x8′ shiplap tongue & groove summer houses 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 12mm, 19mm, 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. 6’x8′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 64 6’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, osb, polyester felt 

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

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

15. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, shatter-resistant acrylic, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass 

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 2.5mm, 2mm, 3mm 

Product ID: GTIN: 5060767734605.0

Size: 6'x8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Tiger Sheds
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