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7 x 7 (2.05m x 1.98m) – Stowe Tongue & Groove – Apex Garden Shed / Workshop – 1 Window – Single Door – 12mm Tongue and Groove Floor

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 16 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 37490

Size: 7' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Position 4692 of 5459 Sheds - Down 599 places from previous update.
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Our verdict on the Oakham Workshops 7′ x 7′ Wooden Shed with 1 windows and floored with 12mmmm Tongue & Groove

The Oakham Workshops 7′ x 7′ Wooden Shed with 1 windows and floored with 12mmmm Tongue & Groove comes with an apex style roof and is fit with lockable single doors that use a hasp and staple locking system. The windows window used on this particular 7′ x 7′ use a single glazed glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[1]

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 cladding used on this shed is one the best available for sheds rated by our experts.

2. A 12mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.

3. Our experts say this the tongue & groove floor material used here is one of the best available on all sheds.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this shed 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 shed walls out of the 4 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 35% (1,543 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [3], as well as being used on 21% (92 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [4]. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 6 points lower than the average for tongue & groove clad 7′ x 7’s (82 vs the average of 88) [5], you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 7′ x 7′ sheds. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 33% of 7′ x 7′ sheds (154 in total).

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 13 found on same-size sheds [6]. It is used on 54% of all sheds [7] and is also used across 58% of the top 10% of sheds [8] we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 7 points below the average 12mm clad 7′ x 7’s score of 89, the fact that 58% of the top 10% use a cladding this thick is reassuring as a sign of quality. 53% of 7′ x 7′ sheds (247 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9].

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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 sheds [10]. This roofing material is used on 18% of all sheds analysed, and 8% of the top 10% of sheds. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this shed is 8 points lower than the average for 7′ x 7’s that use osb roof material (82 vs the average of 90), you can be sure it’s not due to the roofing as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 7′ x 7′ sheds. 21% of 7′ x 7′ sheds (100 in total) use osb construction for the roof.

A 11mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is an about average thickness used for a roofing material out of 13 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [11]. It’s used on 5% of all sheds with a further analysis of the top 10% of sheds (436 in total) showing us that none of them use a roof of this thickness. 4% of 7′ x 7′ sheds (20 in total) use a 11mm thick roof boarding.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this shed chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 3 types found on same-size sheds [12]. This type of floor construction is used on 36% of all sheds we analysed, and 59% of the top 10% of those sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 7 points below the average of 89 for 7′ x 7’s using a tongue & groove flooring, with it being on 59% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality flooring material. 33% of 7′ x 7′ sheds (156 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 13 found on same-size sheds [13]. It’s found on 31% of all sheds and used on 54% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is below the average 7′ x 7’s that use 12mm flooring (82 vs the average of 89), with it being on 54% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 28% of 7′ x 7′ sheds (131 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Single glazed windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 6 glazing types found on 7′ x 7′ sheds [14]. This particular type of glazing is used on 16% of all windowed sheds and 19% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 18% of 7′ x 7′ sheds with windows (53 in total) use single glazed windows.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2120mm (7′) which is 5% more than the average 7′ x 7′ shed, giving you 100.0mm (0.3′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,610.00mm (5′) tall which is 1% or 18.61mm (0.1′) shorter than the average 7′ x 7′.
The door width is 760.00mm (2′) wide which is 9% or 66.64mm (0.2′) narrower than the average 7′ x 7′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 399 7′ x 7′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Oakham Workshops 7′ x 7′ Wooden Shed with 1 windows and floored with 12mmmm Tongue & Groove has an Expert Score that is 5% lower than average and is £70 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 399 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 £2,245 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Barn 7′ x 7′ Dip Treated Shed Double Door with One Opening Window Top Coat. It is priced at £151, this is 1484% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 5 points higher than the Oakham Workshops 7′ x 7′ Wooden Shed with 1 windows and floored with 12mmmm Tongue & Groove.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 100 vs 82 for this product, the Oren 10′ x 6′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed is the best 7′ x 7′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £864, that’s £1,532 less than the Oakham Workshops 7′ x 7′ Wooden Shed with 1 windows and floored with 12mmmm Tongue & Groove.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a shed with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Oren 10′ x 6′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Windowless Double Door Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Windowless Double Door Shed

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 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
8′ x 6’6 Yardmaster 86TBSL Shiplap Metal Shed
6′ x 8′ Lotus Heritage Green Apex Metal Shed
8′ x 6’5 Yardmaster Glencoe 86WGL Metal Shed

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 sheds that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
8′ x 6’5 Yardmaster Glencoe 86WGL Metal Shed
8′ x 6’6 Yardmaster 86TBSL Shiplap Metal Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Windowless Double Door Shed

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.
7′ x 7′ Forest Premium Tongue And Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Corner Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Double Door Shed
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Security Double Door Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Garden Sheds, Shed with Windows, Shiplap Sheds, Small Sheds, Tongue and Groove Sheds, Wooden Sheds, Workshop Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 7'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
1
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Untreated
Locking System
Hasp and Staple
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Single Glazed
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1760mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1760mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2120mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2120mm
Door Height (Imperial)
5'
Door Height (Metric)
1610mm
Door Width (Imperial)
2'
Door Width (Metric)
760mm
Roof Material
OSB
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
11mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
11mm
Height (Imperial)
2120mm
Height (Metric)
2120mm
Ridge Height
2.12m
Eaves Height
1.76m
Thickness
12 mm
Depth
2.05m (7')
Height
2.12 m
Width
1.98m (7')
Door Size
0.76m x 1.61m
Roof Style
Apex
Bearers
34mm x 34mm
Base Size
2.05m (7') x 1.98m (7')
Felt
Mineral
Fsc Certified
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified timber is used throughout to produce an environmentally friendly garden building
Environmental Certification
FSC
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
760mm x 1610mm
Door Size (Metric)
760mm x 1610mm

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Expert Score 7373737073
Price £339.00£329.99£955.00£439.99£13,489.00
Size 4' x 5'6' x 4'0' x 0'8' x 6'17' x 12'
Brand AdleyForest GardenMercia Garden ProductsForest GardenAdley
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 8mm7mm7mm16mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years10 Years10 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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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.

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.
Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 products checked, found no matches.
Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found no matches.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Untreated: Any wooden structure that is left untreated will have its lifespan dramatically shortened. This is especially the case with Douglas fir or European softwoods such as Whitewood (spruce) or Redwood (Pine), most garden buildings sold in the UK are made from such wood.

The Wood Protection Association says that “the risk of attack increases significantly if the moisture content of wood, for any reason, rises above 20%” they also talk about how more lower durability cuts of wood (known as sapwood) are getting used to build with than in years gone by. They also say that “sapwood on the other hand is a source of food for many species of fungi and insects and is always vulnerable to attack.” This risk is particularly prevalent with European softwoods.

The BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) and BS EN 350:2016 (this advises on methods for determining and classifying the durability of wood and wood-based materials against biological wood-destroying agents) says the natural durability class of such European softwoods is between 3 and 5. With class 3 listed as moderately durable, class 4 listed as slightly durable and class 5 listed as not durable. All three classes have a service life of less than 15 years in a frequently wet environment (such as a UK garden). Yet the application of a preservative treatment or modification of lower durability species is designed according to BS8605 part1 (this is the British standards specifications for external timber cladding) to extend service life to 15/30 years or more.

Having a wooden garden structure supplied as untreated is relatively rare. The vast majority of wooden buildings are supplied with some form of basic treatment, usually a short term water based dip treatment. If you buy an untreated wooden building/structure then we strongly advise that you treat it annually with a solvent-based wood treatment. For full penetration it requires 2-3 coats. It is also recommended that you treat the inside of the structure as well.

If you are wanting something that will require much less maintenance throughout the products life cycle then we would strongly suggest looking at something that is pressure treated also known as tanalised timber.

By correctly treating timber you can take a sub 15 year service life for a not very durable European softwood and extend its service life to 15/30 years or more according to the Timber Decking and Cladding Association

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

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

5. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 tongue & groove sheds 

6. 7′ x 7′ cladding data sourced from: 467 7′ x 7′ tongue & groove sheds 

7. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 34mm, 44mm 

8. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm sheds 

9. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 12mm sheds 

10. 7′ x 7′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 247 7′ x 7′ 12mm sheds 

11. Roof material types identified: glass, osb, sand felt, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

12. Roof thickness types identified: 2mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm 

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

14. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 19mm 

15. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, horticultural glass, polyethylene, security windows, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass, toughened safety glass 

Product ID: SKU: 37490

Size: 7' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£1,530.88
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