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7′ x 13′ Shire Westminster Summer House

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 56 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: WEST1307DSL-1AABUN

Size: 13' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 6

Mano Mano
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HomeBase
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Sheds.co.uk
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ShedStore
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Good Ranked in the Top 31% of Summer Houses.
Position 366 of 1188 Summer Houses - Up 366 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 7′ x 13′ Shire Westminster Summer House

The 7′ x 13′ Shire Westminster Summer House comes with an apex style roof; holds a 10 Years guarantee; fit with double doors; and makes use of made in the uk, certified sustainable materials. The 5 windows used on this particular 13′ x 7′ use a glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[1]

Our experts say this has 7 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 81% of the top 10% of summer houses.

2. The 12mm thick roof construction is as thick as the roofing used on 81% of the top 10% of summer houses.

3. 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.

4. The 12mm thick floor boards are the same thickness we see being used on 82% of the top 10% of summer houses.

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

6. A 19mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this summer house is one of the best rated by our experts.

7. 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 2 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 47% of 13′ x 7′ summer houses (65 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 13′ x 7′ summer houses (79), the 7′ x 13′ Shire Westminster Summer House is just above the average with an Expert Score of 82.

The walls are 19mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 3 found on same-size summer houses [6]. It is used on 1% of all summer houses [7] and after analysing the top 74 products that make up the top 10% of summer houses [8], we don’t find this thickness present on any of them. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this summer house is 1 point lower than the average for 13′ x 7’s that use 19mm thick cladding (82 vs the average of 83) [9], you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 13′ x 7′ summer houses. 1% of 13′ x 7′ summer houses (2 in total) use 19mm thick walls.

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 summer houses [10]. This roofing material is used on 69% of all summer houses analysed, and 81% of the top 10% of summer houses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 1 point below the average of 83 for 13′ x 7’s using a tongue & groove roofing, with it being on 81% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality roof material. 73% of 13′ x 7′ summer houses (100 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

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 4 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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 1 point below that of the average for 13′ x 7’s that use 12mm roofing (82 vs the average of 83), with it being on 81% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 71% of 13′ x 7′ summer houses (97 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering. Our experts say it’s one of the best roof covering materials, and is also the only kind identified on same-size summer houses [12]. It comes fitted on 26% of summer houses and used on 43% of the top 10% of 13′ x 7′ summer houses. 18% of 13′ x 7′ summer houses (24 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 5% higher than the average.

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Flooring

Great, 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. 79% of 13′ x 7′ summer houses (108 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 13′ x 7′ summer houses (82), the 7′ x 13′ Shire Westminster Summer House is the same with an Expert Score of 82.

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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is below the average 13′ x 7’s that use 12mm flooring (82 vs the average of 83), with it being on 82% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 74% of 13′ x 7′ summer houses (102 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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Height

The height of this summer house is 2109mm (7′) which is 2% less than the average 13′ x 7′ summer house, giving you 50.0mm (0.2′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,710.00mm (6′) tall which is 4% or 65.91mm (0.2′) taller than the average 13′ x 7′.
The door width is 910.00mm (3′) wide which is 28% or 257.13mm (0.8′) narrower than the average 13′ x 7′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 137 13′ x 7′ summer houses with comparable specifications. The 7′ x 13′ Shire Westminster Summer House has an Expert Score that is 2% higher than average and is £207 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring summer houses out of the 137 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 £1,159 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Barclay 10′ x 10′ Double Door with Two Fixed Windows Summerhouse Top Coat. It is priced at £190, this is 609% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 5 points less than the 7′ x 13′ Shire Westminster Summer House.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 82 for this product, the Oren 14′ x 8′ Shiplap Contemporary Long-Room Summer House is the best 13′ x 7′ summer house with comparable specifications, and is priced at £2,114, that’s £765 more than the 7′ x 13′ Shire Westminster Summer House.

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.
Oren 14′ x 8′ Shiplap Contemporary Long-Room Summer House
Shire Hampton 10 x 10ft Double Door Corner Summer House
14’x6′ Tiger Pent Retreat Summerhouse

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.
8′ x 12′ Forest Oakley Double Door Apex Summer House
14 x 7 PENT Pressure Treated Tongue & Groove Pent Summerhouse with Higher Eaves and Ridge Height Toughened Safety Glass + Euro Lock with Key
7 x 12 REVERSE Pressure Treated Tongue & Groove Apex Summerhouse + LONG WINDOWS with Higher Eaves and Ridge Height + Toughened Safety Glass + Euro Lock with Key + SUPER STRENGTH FRAMING

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.
14’x6′ Tiger Pent Retreat Summerhouse
12’x8′ Tiger Pent Retreat Summerhouse
12’x8′ Tiger Retreat Contemporary 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.
Oren 14′ x 8′ Shiplap Contemporary Long-Room Summer House
Shire Hampton 10 x 10ft Double Door Corner Summer House
12’x8′ Tiger Pent Retreat Summerhouse

Product Details

Building Type
Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
13' x 7'
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
5
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
19mm
Treatment Type
Untreated
Guarantee
10 Years
Width
3.4 cm
Environmental Certification
FSC
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Wood Species
Pine
Surface Exterior
34 m²
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1756.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1756.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1710.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1710.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
910.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
910.0mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
12' 8"
Internal Depth (Metric)
386cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
6' 6"
Internal Width (Metric)
198cm
Opening Windows
2 Opening Windows
Height (Imperial)
2109mm
Height (Metric)
2109mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 5/16"
Framing Size (Metric)
34mm
Glazing Type
Single Glazed
Accreditations
Made in the UK, Certified Sustainable
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 3'
Door Size (Metric)
1710.0mm x 910.0mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2104.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2104.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
14'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
4296.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
13'
Depth At Base (Metric)
3960.0mm
Packaged Weight
461kg
Width At Base
2048mm
Width Including Overhang
2175mm

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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

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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 5 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.

Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found 2 matches.
ManoMano UK – 922302 products checked, found 1 match.
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.
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.
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. FSC Certified Timber: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organisation that is “dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.” When you see the FSC certification it means the forest where this wood was sourced from is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity, while ensuring it sustains economic viability. FSC-certified forests are managed to strict environmental, social and economic standards. FSC certified timber is comparable to Certified Timber

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

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. 13′ x 7′ cladding data sourced from: 137 13′ x 7′ shiplap tongue & groove summer houses 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 12mm, 19mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 19mm summer houses 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 74 19mm summer houses 

9. 13′ x 7′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 2 13′ x 7′ 19mm summer houses 

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

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

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt 

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

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

Product ID: SKU: WEST1307DSL-1AABUN

Size: 13' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 6

Mano Mano
£1,531.92
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HomeBase
£1,776.50
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Sheds.co.uk
£1,199.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£250.99
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ShedStore
£1,589.00
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£1,349.00
See Deal

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