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INSTALLED 2.2m x 2.2m Budget Apex Log Cabin (219) – Single Glazing (28mm Wall Thickness)

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 14 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 40609

Size: 7' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£5,786.38
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75
Good Ranked in the Top 77% of Log Cabins.
Position 697 of 910 Log Cabins - Down 329 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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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 INSTALLED 2.2m x 2.2m Budget Apex Log Cabin Single Glazing

The INSTALLED 2.2m x 2.2m Budget Apex Log Cabin Single Glazing comes with an apex style roof, fit with single doors, and is treated using a pressure treated process [1]. The 2 windows used on this particular 7′ x 7′ use a double glazed glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 8 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 100% of the top 10% of log cabins.

2. 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.

3. The tongue & groove cladding used on this log cabin is one the best available for log cabins rated by our experts.

4. A 28mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this log cabin is one of the best rated by our experts.

5. A 18mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on log cabins.

6. A floor that is 18mm thick is something our experts say is one of the best available for this kind of log cabin.

7. This double glazed glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed log cabins.

8. 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

Great, 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 log cabin walls out of the 2 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size log cabins, that you’ll also see getting used on 19% (172 of 893) of all log cabins analysed [3], as well as being used on 2% (2 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins [4]. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 11% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (4 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 7′ log cabins (92), the INSTALLED 2.2m x 2.2m Budget Apex Log Cabin Single Glazing is the same with an Expert Score of 92.

The walls are 28mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 2 found on same-size log cabins [6]. It is used on 32% of all log cabins [7] and is also used across 7% of the top 10% of log cabins [8] we analysed. 14% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (5 in total) use 28mm thick walls [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 7′ log cabins (91), the INSTALLED 2.2m x 2.2m Budget Apex Log Cabin Single Glazing is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.

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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, and even though this material may not be popular among 7′ x 7′ log cabins (only 28% use it), the fact 100% of the top 10% use this roof cladding this should assure you of it’s quality, , especially with the Expert Score of this 7′ x 7′ coming 5% higher the average tongue & groove roofed log cabin.

A 18mm thick roof boarding was used on this log cabin which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 4 thicknesses identified on same-size log cabins [11]. It’s used on 8% of all log cabins and 1% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 1 point below that of the average for 7′ x 7’s that use 18mm roofing (92 vs the average of 93), you can be sure it’s not due to the roof thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 7′ x 7′ log cabins. 6% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (2 in total) use a 18mm thick roof boarding.

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Flooring

Great, 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 [12]. 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. 58% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (21 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 7′ log cabins (90), the INSTALLED 2.2m x 2.2m Budget Apex Log Cabin Single Glazing is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.

A 18mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the best floor board thickness according to our experts out of 4 found on same-size log cabins [13]. It’s found on 8% of all log cabins and used on 1% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this log cabin is 1 point lower than that of the average for 7′ x 7’s floored with a 18mm material (92 vs the average of 93), you can be sure it’s not due to the flooring because this one of the highest scoring flooring thicknesses available on 7′ x 7′ log cabins. 6% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (2 in total) use 18mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Double glazed windows come installed on this log cabin. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 3 glazing types found on 7′ x 7′ log cabins [14]. This particular type of glazing is used on 15% of all windowed log cabins and 2% of the top 10% of log cabins with windows we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this log cabin is 1 point lower than that of the average for double glazed glazed 7′ x 7’s (92 vs the average of 93), you can be sure it’s not due to the material of the windows because this one of the highest scoring available on 7′ x 7′ log cabins. 7% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins with windows (2 in total) use double glazed windows.

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Height

The height of this log cabin is 2000mm (7′) which is 5% less than the average 7′ x 7′ log cabin, giving you 100.0mm (0.3′) less headroom.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 36 7′ x 7′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The INSTALLED 2.2m x 2.2m Budget Apex Log Cabin Single Glazing has an Expert Score that is 7% higher than average and is £301 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 36 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 £10,561 with this Optional extra – Add Assembly Service Barnsdale 19 mm Log Cabin 7′ x 7′ Assembly. It is priced at £780, this is 1354% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 15 points less than the INSTALLED 2.2m x 2.2m Budget Apex Log Cabin Single Glazing.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 92 for this product, the 2.4m x 2.4m Premier Apex Log Cabin With Double Doors + Side Window + Free Floor & Felt is the best 7′ x 7′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £2,745, that’s £8,596 less than the INSTALLED 2.2m x 2.2m Budget Apex Log Cabin Single Glazing.

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.
Shire Barnsdale 7 x 7ft Double Door Log Cabin with Assembly
Shire Avesbury 2.5m x 1.8m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Shire Danbury 2.2m x 2.1m Log Cabin 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 log cabins that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Shire Camelot 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Shed
2.4m x 2.4m Premier Apex Log Cabin With Double Doors + Free Floor & Felt
2.4m x 2.4m Premier Apex Log Cabin With Double Doors + Side Window + Free Floor & Felt

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.
Shire Danbury 2.2m x 2.1m Log Cabin Shed
Shire Avesbury 2.5m x 1.8m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Shire Camelot 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin 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.
Shire Barnsdale 7 x 7ft Double Door Log Cabin with Assembly
Shire Barnsdale 7 x 7ft Double Door Log Cabin
8’x6′ Zora | 19mm TigerFlex Log Cabin

Product Details

Building Type
Log Cabins, Modern Log Cabins, Small Log Cabins
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 7'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
28mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Double Glazed
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
18mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
18mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1125mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1125mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2500mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2500mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
18mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
18mm
Height (Imperial)
2000mm
Height (Metric)
2000mm
Ridge Height
2.5m
Eaves Height
3.69ft (1.124m)
Thickness
28 mm
Depth
10ft (3.0m)
Height
2 m
Width
11ft (3.5m)
Roof Style
Apex
Bearers
4' x 2'
Measurements
The dimensions indicated represent the overall log length (i.e nib to nib. For internal measurement take of circa 10cm from each end)
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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Expert Score 8080807380
Price £1,864.00£1,549.00£2,850.00£16,199.00£4,844.00
Size 11' x 9'9' x 9'9' x 8'26' x 16'13' x 9'
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Guarantee 10 Years1 Years10 Years5 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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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. 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 boards, interlocking log, tongue & groove, wood 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All tongue & groove log cabins 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 89 tongue & groove log cabins 

5. 7′ x 7′ cladding data sourced from: 36 7′ x 7′ tongue & groove log cabins 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 19mm, 28mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 28mm log cabins 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 89 28mm log cabins 

9. 7′ x 7′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 5 7′ x 7′ 28mm log cabins 

10. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm, 18mm, 19mm 

12. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

13. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm, 18mm, 19mm 

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

Product ID: SKU: 40609

Size: 7' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£5,786.38
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.