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Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin

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

Product ID: SKU: VRUS45D54P2HDBUN

Size: 17' x 15'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

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Amazing! Ranked in the Top 19% of Log Cabins.
Position 172 of 910 Log Cabins - Up 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 Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin

The Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin comes with a reverse apex style roof, holds a 1 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable double doors that use a lock and key locking system, is treated using a pressure treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The 4 windows used on this particular 17′ x 15′ use a 4mm toughened safety glass material.

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 9 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. When looking at cladding material used on the top 10% of all log cabins, interlocking log is used on 98% of them.

2. The tongue & groove construction used for the roof is the same kind you’ll find used across 100% of the top 10% of log cabins.

3. The tongue & groove floor material is a great choice and is what we find being used by 94% of the top 10% of log cabins.

4. The 19mm thick floor boards are the same thickness we see being used on 88% of the top 10% of log cabins.

5. A 45mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this log cabin is one of the best rated by our experts.

6. A 19.0mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on log cabins.

7. The polyester felt roof covering found on this log cabin is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

8. This toughened safety glass glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed log cabins.

9. A pressure treated treatment like the one used on this log cabin is one our experts are happy to say is one of the best around.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this log cabin fairs across the market.

Cladding

Outstanding, our experts say most of the cladding options used are among the best.

The interlocking log cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for walls and is the only type [2] we’ve identified on same-size log cabins, that you’ll also see getting used on 72% (639 of 893) of all log cabins analysed [3], as well as being used on 98% (87 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins [4]. You’ll also find the interlocking log cladding showing up on 84% of 17′ x 15′ log cabins (47 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 17′ x 15′ log cabins (86), the Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

The walls are 45mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 8 found on same-size log cabins [6]. It is used on 3% of all log cabins [7] and is also used across 2% of the top 10% of log cabins [8] we analysed. 20% of 17′ x 15′ log cabins (11 in total) use 45mm thick walls [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 17′ x 15′ log cabins (88), the Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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 and is the only type we’ve found on same-size log cabins [10]. This roofing material is used on 64% of all log cabins analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of log cabins. 77% of 17′ x 15′ log cabins (43 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, with this product having an Expert Score 5% higher than the average in this regard.

A 19.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this log cabin which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 2 thicknesses identified on same-size log cabins [11]. It’s used on 7% of all log cabins and 20% of the top 10% of log cabins. 18% of 17′ x 15′ log cabins (10 in total) use a 19.0mm thick roof boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 5% higher than average.

Polyester felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size log cabins [12], is said to be the best roof covering material. It comes fitted on 5% of log cabins and used on 4% of the top 10% of 17′ x 15′ log cabins. 18% of 17′ x 15′ log cabins (10 in total) make use of a polyester felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 17′ x 15′ log cabins (88), the Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Flooring

Fantastic, our experts say most of the flooring options used are among the best.

The manufactures of this log cabin 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 log cabin [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 74% of all log cabins we analysed, and 94% of the top 10% of those log cabins. 84% of 17′ x 15′ log cabins (47 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 17′ x 15′ log cabins (86), the Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

A 19mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the best floor board thickness according to our experts out of 5 found on same-size log cabins [14]. It’s found on 39% of all log cabins and used on 88% of the top 10% of log cabins. 45% of 17′ x 15′ log cabins (25 in total) use 19mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 17′ x 15′ log cabins (88), the Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Window

Toughened safety glass windows come installed on this log cabin. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 3 glazing types found on 17′ x 15′ log cabins [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 6% of all windowed log cabins and 5% of the top 10% of log cabins with windows we analysed. 20% of 17′ x 15′ log cabins with windows (11 in total) use toughened safety glass windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those toughened safety glass 17′ x 15′ log cabins (88), the Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

The windows on this log cabin use a 4mm thick glazing, we rate this one of the best thicknesses for window glazing out of 5 different thicknesses found on same-size log cabins [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 15% of all the windowed log cabins we analysed and used on 42% of the top 10% of windowed log cabins. 34% of 17′ x 15′ log cabins (19 in total) use 4mm thick glazing, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 17′ x 15′ log cabins (89), the Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Height

The Height of this log cabin is 2470mm (8′) which sits right on the average height of all 17′ x 15′ log cabins.

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Doors

The door height is 1,730.00mm (6′) tall which is 9% or 157.62mm (0.5′) shorter than the average 17′ x 15′.
The door width is 1,400.00mm (5′) wide which is 12% or 174.12mm (0.6′) narrower than the average 17′ x 15′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 56 17′ x 15′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin has an Expert Score that is 4% higher than average and is £67 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 56 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 £1,504 with this Shire Clipstone 16 x 16ft Double Door Log Cabin. It is priced at £4,395, this is 34% less than this and has an Expert Score of 85, 5 points less than the Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 90 for this product, the Palmako Lea 5.4m x 3.9m Log Cabin Garden Office is the best 17′ x 15′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £5,729, that’s £170 less than the Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a log cabin with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 log cabins that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Palmako Lea 5.4m x 3.9m Log Cabin Garden Office
14’x18′ Shere | 44mm Log Cabin
18’x14′ Procas | 44mm Log Cabin

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 log cabins that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Forest Mendip 5m x 4m Log Cabin Garden Office
Forest Rushock 5m x 4m Log Cabin
BillyOh Cove Multiroom Log Cabin

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 log cabins that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
Palmako Lea 5.4m x 3.9m Log Cabin Garden Office
18’x14′ Procas | 44mm Log Cabin
14’x18′ Shere | 44mm Log Cabin

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.
14’x18′ Shere | 44mm Log Cabin
18’x14′ Procas | 44mm Log Cabin
Oren 5.6m x 4.4m Countess Log Cabin

Product Details

Building Type
Garden Gym Rooms, Garden Offices, Garden Rooms, Garden Snooker Rooms, Large Log Cabins, Log Cabin Garden Offices, Log Cabins, Modern Garden Rooms, Modern Log Cabins
Metric Size (Meters)
17' x 15'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Reverse Apex
Number of Windows
4
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Interlocking Log
Cladding Thickness
45mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
1 Years
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Toughened Safety Glass
Roof Covering
Polyester Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
19.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
19.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1730.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1730.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1400.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
1400.0mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
19.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
19.0mm
Opening Windows
4 Opening Windows
Height (Imperial)
2470mm
Height (Metric)
2470mm
Glazing Type
Double Glazed
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 5'
Door Size (Metric)
1730.0mm x 1400.0mm
Locking System
Lock and Key
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
4mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
4mm
Construction Type
Tongue and Groove
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
14'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
4340.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
17'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
5240.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
13'
Depth At Base (Metric)
4000.0mm
Height At Highest Point (Imperial)
8'
Height At Highest Point (Metric)
2470.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
16'
Width At Base (Metric)
5000.0mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
12'
Internal Depth (Metric)
3700.0mm
Internal Width (Imperial)
15'
Internal Width (Metric)
4700.0mm
Packaged Weight
3680kg

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Expert Score 8585888890
Price £13,135.07£11,047.50£10,150.83£13,306.51£9,331.89
Size 12' x 8'10' x 6'8' x 6'10' x 10'7' x 5'
Brand Marlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated Buildings
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm12mm12mm64mm12mm
Guarantee
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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.

Shedstore – 1373 products checked, found 2 matches.
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.
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. Pressure Treated: Considered the most durable wood treatment, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), this is a unique combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients (it is the copper that gives the finished wood the slightly green colour). The wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank (the Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this) 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 BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) says “ penetration to either 6 mm (15 years) or 12mm (for 30 years) has to be achieved in any exposed surface in sawn material.”

It is also worth noting that if cross cutting, notching or boring treated timber during or after installation, ALWAYS apply an end grain solvent-based (or oil-based) wood preservative treatment to the freshly exposed areas, this will maintain the integrity of the protection. NEVER put cut ends in the ground, even if end grain coated. 

2. Cladding types identified: interlocking log, tongue & groove 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All interlocking log log cabins 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 89 interlocking log log cabins 

5. 17′ x 15′ cladding data sourced from: 56 17′ x 15′ interlocking log log cabins 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 28mm, 34mm, 40mm, 44mm, 45mm, 70mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 45mm log cabins 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 89 45mm log cabins 

9. 17′ x 15′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 11 17′ x 15′ 45mm log cabins 

10. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 18mm, 19mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: epdm synthetic rubber, mineral felt, polyester felt 

13. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 16mm, 18mm, 19mm, 28mm 

15. Glazing material types identified: double glazed, horticultural glass, single glazed, toughened glass, toughened safety glass 

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 3mm, 4mm, 34mm, 35mm 

Product ID: SKU: VRUS45D54P2HDBUN

Size: 17' x 15'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Sheds.co.uk
£6,339.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£489.99
See Deal
ShedStore
£4,199.00
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£5,899.00
See Deal

Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.