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7 x 5 Shire Lumley Superior Wooden Garden Summerhouse

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 74 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: LUML0705DSL-1AA

Size: 7' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

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ShedStore
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Amazing! Ranked in the Top 17% of Garden Rooms.
Position 90 of 540 Garden Rooms - Up 90 places from previous update.
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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 5 Shire Lumley Superior Wooden Garden Summerhouse

The 7 x 5 Shire Lumley Superior Wooden Garden Summerhouse comes with an apex style roof; holds a 10 Years guarantee; is fit with lockable double doors that use a latch locking system; is treated using a dip treated process [1]; and makes use of made in the uk, certified sustainable materials. The windows window used on this particular 7′ x 5′ use a 3mm horticultural glass material.

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[2]

Our experts say this has 3 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 floor material is a great choice and is what we find being used by 100% of the top 10% of garden rooms.

2. The tongue & groove cladding used on this garden room is one the best available for garden rooms rated by our experts.

3. The mineral felt roof covering found on this garden room 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 garden room fairs across the market.

Cladding

The tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for garden room walls out of the 2 types [3] we’ve identified on same-size garden rooms, that you’ll also see getting used on 36% (34 of 95) of all garden rooms analysed [4], as well as being used on 22% (2 of 9) of the top 10% of garden rooms [5]. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 38% of 7′ x 5′ garden rooms (3 in total) [6], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ garden rooms (90), the 7 x 5 Shire Lumley Superior Wooden Garden Summerhouse is the same with an Expert Score of 90.

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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 3 types we’ve found on same-size garden rooms [7]. This roofing material is used on 1% of all garden rooms analysed, and 11% of the top 10% of garden rooms. Out of all 7′ x 5′ garden rooms we find this is actually the only one to use an osb roofing.

A 11.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this garden room which is an about average thickness used for a roofing material out of 3 thicknesses identified on same-size garden rooms [8]. It’s used on 1% of all garden rooms and 11% of the top 10% of garden rooms. Our data on all 7′ x 5′ garden rooms shows us this is the only one to use a 11.0mm roofing solution.

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 garden rooms [9]. It comes fitted on 32% of garden rooms and used on 56% of the top 10% of 7′ x 5′ garden rooms. 63% of 7′ x 5′ garden rooms (5 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 7% higher than the average.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this garden room 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 garden room [10]. This type of floor construction is used on 51% of all garden rooms we analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of those garden rooms. 88% of 7′ x 5′ garden rooms (7 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor with this product having an Expert Score of 5% higher than the average.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 2 found on same-size garden rooms [11]. It’s found on 36% of all garden rooms and used on 56% of the top 10% of garden rooms. 63% of 7′ x 5′ garden rooms (5 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ garden rooms (86), the 7 x 5 Shire Lumley Superior Wooden Garden Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Window

Horticultural glass windows come installed on this garden room. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 3 glazing types found on 7′ x 5′ garden rooms [12]. This particular type of glazing is used on 1% of all windowed garden rooms with a look at the top 10% of garden rooms showing us that none of them choose to install windows with this kind of glazing. Out of all windowed 7′ x 5′ garden rooms this is the only garden room to make use of horticultural glass windows.

The windows on this garden room use a 3mm thick glazing, we rate this an about average thickness for window glazing out of 3 different thicknesses found on same-size garden rooms [13]. Glazing this thick is found on 14% of all the windowed garden rooms we analysed and used on 50% of the top 10% of windowed garden rooms. 29% of 7′ x 5′ garden rooms (2 in total) use 3mm thick glazing, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ garden rooms (90), the 7 x 5 Shire Lumley Superior Wooden Garden Summerhouse is the same with an Expert Score of 90.

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Height

The Height of this garden room is 2112mm (7′) which sits right on the average height of all 7′ x 5′ garden rooms.

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Doors

The door height is 1,700.00mm (6′) tall which is 1% or 0.33mm (0.0′) shorter than the average 7′ x 5′.
The door width is 1,360.00mm (4′) wide which is 10% or 119.00mm (0.4′) wider than the average 7′ x 5′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 8 7′ x 5′ garden rooms with comparable specifications. The 7 x 5 Shire Lumley Superior Wooden Garden Summerhouse has an Expert Score that is 3% higher than average and is £416 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden rooms out of the 8 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 with this Mumley 7′ x 5′ Pressure Treated Double Door Summerhouse. It is priced at £774, this is 31% more than this and has an Expert Score of 97, 7 points higher than the 7 x 5 Shire Lumley Superior Wooden Garden Summerhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 90 for this product, the Mumley 7′ x 5′ Pressure Treated Double Door Summerhouse is the best 7′ x 5′ garden room with comparable specifications, and is priced at £774, that’s £184 more than the 7 x 5 Shire Lumley Superior Wooden Garden Summerhouse.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a garden room with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 garden rooms that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
8’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
Loxley 8′ x 6′ Chalford Summer House
Shire Lumley Summerhouse (incl. installation) 7x5ft

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 garden rooms that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Mumley 7′ x 5′ Pressure Treated Double Door Summerhouse
7 x 5 FULLY INSULATED Apex Summerhouse 64mm Walls, Floor and Roof -12mm + 40mm Insulated EcoTherm + 12mm T&G) Double Glazed Safety Toughened Windows + EPDM Roof + FREE INSTALL
7 x 5 FULLY INSULATED Apex Summerhouse 64mm Walls, Floor & Roof -12mm + 40mm Insulated EcoTherm + 12mm T&G)- LONG Double Glazed Safety Toughened Windows +EPDM Roof + FREE INSTALL

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 garden rooms that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
8’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
7 x 5 Shire Lumley Superior Wooden Garden Summerhouse
Shire Lumley Summerhouse (incl. installation) 7x5ft

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.
8’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
Loxley 8′ x 6′ Chalford Summer House
Shire Lumley Summerhouse (incl. installation) 7x5ft

Product Details

Building Type
Garden Offices, Garden Rooms, Small Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 5'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
External Dimensions
H)2100 x (W)2050 x (D)1930 mm
Internal Dimensions
(H)1750 x (W)1980 x (D)1480mm
Industry Standards Certification
FSC Certified wood
Additional Information
This item is delivered flat packed
Product Dimensions
7x5ft
Assembly Options
Self Assembly Required
Locking System
Latch
Number Of Doors
2
Effects And Finish
Natural Wood Light Brown
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Base Included
Not Included
Glazing Material
Horticultural Glass
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Shed Construction Type
Shiplap
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1750.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1750.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1700.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1700.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1360.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
1360.0mm
Roof Material
OSB
Internal Depth (Imperial)
4' 10"
Internal Depth (Metric)
148cm
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, Certified Sustainable
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1700.0mm x 1360.0mm
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
3mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
3mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Construction Type
Tongue and Groove
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2100.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2100.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
6'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
1930.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
7'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
2200.0mm
Framing Size
34x34mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
5'
Depth At Base (Metric)
1550.0mm
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
11.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
11.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
7'
Width At Base (Metric)
2050.0mm
Packaged Weight
175kgs
Overall Depth (Imperial)
6'
Overall Depth (Metric)
1930.0mm
Overall Height (Imperial)
7'
Overall Height (Metric)
2100.0mm
Overall Width (Imperial)
7'
Overall Width (Metric)
2200.0mm

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Guarantee 15 Years15 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 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. 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

3. Cladding types identified: shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

4. Global cladding data sourced from: All tongue & groove garden rooms 

5. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 9 tongue & groove garden rooms 

6. 7′ x 5′ cladding data sourced from: 8 7′ x 5′ tongue & groove garden rooms 

7. Roof material types identified: osb, plywood, tongue & groove 

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

9. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt 

10. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

11. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm 

12. Glazing material types identified: horticultural glass, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass 

13. Glazing thickness types identified: 2mm, 3mm 

Product ID: SKU: LUML0705DSL-1AA

Size: 7' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

HomeBase
£684.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£584.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£589.99
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£589.99
See Deal

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