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Loxley 7′ x 7′ Grasmere Summer House

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 41 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-HOUG0707DSL-1AA

Size: 6' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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88
Good Ranked in the Top 17% of Summer Houses.
Position 201 of 1188 Summer Houses - Up 201 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 Loxley 7′ x 7′ Grasmere Summer House

The Loxley 7′ x 7′ Grasmere Summer House comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, fit with double doors, is treated using a dip treated process [1], and makes use of made in the uk materials. The 2 windows used on this particular 6′ x 7′ use a acrylic glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: pine

Our experts say this has 5 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 floor material is a great choice and is what we find being used by 86% of the top 10% of summer houses.

3. 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.

4. The shiplap tongue & groove cladding used on this summer house is one the best available for summer houses rated by our experts.

5. 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

Fantastic, 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 3 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 38% of 6′ x 7′ summer houses (8 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 7′ summer houses (85), the Loxley 7′ x 7′ Grasmere Summer House is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 3 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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 1 point below the average 12mm clad 6′ x 7’s score of 88, the fact that 92% of the top 10% use a cladding this thick is reassuring as a sign of quality. 90% of 6′ x 7′ summer houses (19 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 2 types we’ve found on same-size summer houses [10]. This roofing material is used on 5% of all summer houses analysed, and 1% of the top 10% of summer houses. 24% of 6′ x 7′ summer houses (5 in total) use osb construction for the roof, with this product having an Expert Score 12% higher than the average in this regard.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size summer houses [11], 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 6′ x 7′ summer houses. 19% of 6′ x 7′ summer houses (4 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 6′ x 7′ summer houses (85), the Loxley 7′ x 7′ Grasmere Summer House is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Flooring

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 [12]. 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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 2 points below the average of 89 for 6′ x 7’s using a tongue & groove flooring, with it being on 86% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality flooring material. 81% of 6′ x 7′ summer houses (17 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.

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Window

Acrylic windows come installed on this summer house. As a glazing option, we rate it one of the worst out of the 4 glazing types found on 6′ x 7′ summer houses [13]. This particular type of glazing is used on 1% of all windowed summer houses and 1% of the top 10% of summer houses with windows we analysed. 10% of 6′ x 7′ summer houses with windows (2 in total) use acrylic windows, with this product having an Expert Score of 9% higher than the average.

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Height

The height of this summer house is 2100mm (7′) which is 11% less than the average 6′ x 7′ summer house, giving you 235.0mm (0.8′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,712.00mm (6′) tall which is 1% or 21.71mm (0.1′) taller than the average 6′ x 7′.
The door width is 940.00mm (3′) wide which is 12% or 109.43mm (0.4′) narrower than the average 6′ x 7′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 21 6′ x 7′ summer houses with comparable specifications. The Loxley 7′ x 7′ Grasmere Summer House has an Expert Score that is 1% higher than average and is £270 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring summer houses out of the 21 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 Loxley 7′ x 6′ Bibury Summer House. It is priced at £834, this is 20% more than this and has an Expert Score of 75, 12 points less than the Loxley 7′ x 7′ Grasmere Summer House.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 92 vs 87 for this product, the Oren 6′ x 8′ Shiplap Binton Summer House is the best 6′ x 7′ summer house with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,309, that’s £615 more than the Loxley 7′ x 7′ Grasmere Summer House.

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.
Oren 6′ x 8′ Shiplap Binton Summer House
Oren 10′ x 4′ Shiplap Poolside Summer House
Oren 10′ x 4′ Shiplap Contemporary Poolside 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.
8 x 5 Pressure Treated Tongue And Groove Apex Summerhouse + LONG WINDOWS + Overhang + Safety Toughened Glass + Euro Lock with Key + SUPER STRENGTH FRAMING
9 x 5 Pressure Treated Tongue And Groove Apex Summerhouse + LONG WINDOWS + Overhang + Safety Toughened Glass + Euro Lock with Key + SUPER STRENGTH FRAMING
Hartwood 7′ x 7′ Sutton Summer House

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 x 5 Pressure Treated Tongue And Groove Pent Summerhouse Potting Shed Bench + Safety Toughened Glass + RIM Lock with Key + SUPER STRENGTH FRAMING
9 x 5 Pressure Treated Tongue And Groove Pent Summerhouse Potting Shed Bench + Safety Toughened Glass + RIM Lock with Key + SUPER STRENGTH FRAMING

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.
Oren 10′ x 4′ Shiplap Poolside Summer House
Oren 6′ x 8′ Shiplap Binton Summer House
Oren 10′ x 4′ Shiplap Contemporary Poolside Summer House

Product Details

Building Type
Small Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Summer Houses With Veranda, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
6' x 7'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Acrylic
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1750mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1750mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1712mm
Door Height (Metric)
1712mm
Door Width (Imperial)
940mm
Door Width (Metric)
940mm
Roof Material
OSB
Internal Depth (Imperial)
4' 10"
Internal Depth (Metric)
148cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
6' 6"
Internal Width (Metric)
198cm
Opening Windows
None
Height (Imperial)
2100mm
Height (Metric)
2100mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 5/16"
Framing Size (Metric)
34mm
Accreditations
Made in the UK
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Veranda Depth (Imperial)
2' 1"
Veranda Depth (Metric)
63cm
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 3'
Door Size (Metric)
1712mm x 940mm

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Expert Score 8393908385
Price £2,329.00£5,474.00£4,734.00£1,074.00£13,135.07
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Author

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.

sheds.co.uk – 1999 products checked, found 1 match.
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B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
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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. Cladding types identified: overlap board, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove 

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. 6′ x 7′ cladding data sourced from: 21 6′ x 7′ shiplap tongue & groove summer houses 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 12mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm summer houses 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 74 12mm summer houses 

9. 6′ x 7′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 19 6′ x 7′ 12mm summer houses 

10. Roof material types identified: osb, tongue & groove 

11. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt, polyester felt, sand felt 

12. Floor material types identified: osb, tongue & groove 

13. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass 

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-HOUG0707DSL-1AA

Size: 6' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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£774.00
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