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7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 32 Data Points Updated - 2 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: CHAT0707DSL-1AA

Size: 7' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

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85
Good Ranked in the Top 25% of Summer Houses.
Position 288 of 1188 Summer Houses - Down 145 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
Construction quality
Ease of construction
Value for money

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Our verdict on the 7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse

The 7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a latch locking system, is treated using a dip treated process [1], and makes use of made in the uk materials. The 2 windows used on this particular 7′ x 7′ use a 3mm single glazed material.

Base material: wood

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 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 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. 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.

6. The shiplap tongue & groove cladding used on this summer house is one the best available for summer houses 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

Great, 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 7′ x 7′ summer houses (45 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 7′ summer houses (82), the 7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 85.

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 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 7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse is the same with an Expert Score of 85.

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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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 2 points below the average of 87 for 7′ 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. 41% of 7′ x 7′ summer houses (44 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

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, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 7′ summer houses (83), the 7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 85.

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 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, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 7′ summer houses (82), the 7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 85.

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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 7′ x 7′ summer houses (57 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 7′ summer houses (85), the 7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse is the same with an Expert Score of 85.

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 7′ x 7′ summer houses (55 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 7′ summer houses (85), the 7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse is the same with an Expert Score of 85.

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Window

Single glazed windows come installed on this summer house. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 5 glazing types found on 7′ x 7′ summer houses [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 4% of all windowed summer houses and 4% of the top 10% of summer houses with windows we analysed. 9% of 7′ x 7′ summer houses with windows (8 in total) use single glazed windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those single glazed 7′ x 7′ summer houses (84), the 7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 85.

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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 1 point below the average of 86 for windowed 7′ x 7’s using 3mm windows, with it being on 45% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this glazing this thick is a quality option for this size of summer house. 12% of 7′ x 7′ summer houses (10 in total) use 3mm thick glazing.

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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 1,610.00mm (5′) tall which is 36% or 424.75mm (1′) taller than the average 7′ x 7′.
The door width is 670.00mm (2′) wide which is 75% or 503.00mm (2′) narrower than the average 7′ x 7′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 100 7′ x 7′ summer houses with comparable specifications. The 7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse has an Expert Score that is 4% higher than average and is £132 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring summer houses out of the 100 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 £718 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Barclay 7′ x 7′ Double Door with Two Fixed Windows Summerhouse Top Coat. It is priced at £142, this is 506% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 7 points less than the 7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 85 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 £20 less than the 7’1 x 7’11 Shire Chatsworth Wooden Summerhouse.

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, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 7'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Single Glazed
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1749mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1749mm
Persons To Assemble
2 people
Door Height (Imperial)
1610.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1610.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
670.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
670.0mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Internal Depth (Imperial)
6'
Internal Depth (Metric)
1912.0mm
Internal Width (Imperial)
6'
Internal Width (Metric)
1980.0mm
Opening Windows
2 windows
Height (Imperial)
2112mm
Height (Metric)
2112mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 5/16"
Framing Size (Metric)
34mm
Accreditations
Made in the UK
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1610.0mm x 670.0mm
Locking System
Latch
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
3mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
3mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Assembly Time (estimated)
4 hours
External Depth (Imperial)
6'
External Depth (Metric)
1980.0mm
External Width (Imperial)
7'
External Width (Metric)
2048.0mm
Finish
Smooth
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2112.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2112.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
8'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
2433.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
7'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
2160.0mm
Framing Size
34 x 34
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Frame Type
34mm sq timber
Thickness (Imperial)
0.0'
Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Packaged Weight
212Kg
Floor Joist Direction
34 x 34

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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 3 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.

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.
Homebase – 35509 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. 

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. 7′ x 7′ cladding data sourced from: 107 7′ x 7′ 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. 7′ x 7′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 64 7′ x 7′ 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: SKU: CHAT0707DSL-1AA

Size: 7' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 3

Sheds.co.uk
£784.00
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ShedStore
£779.99
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BuyShedsDirect
£859.99
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