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Mercia 12ft x 6ft Premium Clover Summerhouse Including Installation

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 11 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 633151

Size: 0' x 0'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Good Ranked in the Top 48% of Summer Houses.
Position 564 of 1188 Summer Houses - Down 205 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 Mercia 12ft x 6ft Premium Clover Summerhouse Including Installation

The Mercia 12ft x 6ft Premium Clover Summerhouse Including Installation comes with a hipped style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable double doors that use a press lock locking system, and is treated using a dip treated process [1]. The 2 windows used on this particular 0′ x 0′ use a styrene [2] glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[3]

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 tongue & groove floor material is a great choice and is what we find being used by 86% of the top 10% of summer houses.

2. The 12mm thick floor boards are the same thickness we see being used on 82% 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

The shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for walls and is the only type [4] 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 [5], as well as being used on 49% (36 of 74) of the top 10% of summer houses [6]. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 100% of 0′ x 0′ summer houses (6 in total) [7], and if we compare this item against those 6 we find it’s Expert Score is 8% higher than the average score for a 0′ x 0′ shiplap tongue & groove summer house.

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Roofing

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering. Our experts say it’s one of the best roof covering materials, and is also the only kind identified on same-size summer houses [8]. It comes fitted on 26% of summer houses and used on 43% of the top 10% of 0′ x 0′ summer houses. 83% of 0′ x 0′ summer houses (5 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 12% higher than the average.

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Flooring

Outstanding, 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 and is the only type found on this size of summer house [9]. 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. 83% of 0′ x 0′ summer houses (5 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor with this product having an Expert Score of 12% higher than the average.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 2 found on same-size summer houses [10]. It’s found on 72% of all summer houses and used on 82% of the top 10% of summer houses. Out of all 0′ x 0′ summer houses it turns out that this is the only one to use a 12mm flooring.

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Window

Styrene windows come installed on this summer house. As a glazing option, we rate it the worst glazing types and is also the only type found on 0′ x 0′ summer houses [11]. This particular type of glazing is used on 15% of all windowed summer houses and 1% of the top 10% of summer houses with windows we analysed. 100% of 0′ x 0′ summer houses with windows (5 in total) use styrene windows, with this product having an Expert Score of 12% higher than the average.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 6 0′ x 0′ summer houses with comparable specifications. The Mercia 12ft x 6ft Premium Clover Summerhouse Including Installation has an Expert Score that is 8% higher than average and is £12 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring summer houses out of the 6 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 £700 with this Shire 7xft7 Alnwick Summerhouse Including Installation. It is priced at £1,550, this is 45% less than this and has an Expert Score of 90, 7 points higher than the Mercia 12ft x 6ft Premium Clover Summerhouse Including Installation.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 82 for this product, the Shire 7xft7 Alnwick Summerhouse Including Installation is the best 0′ x 0′ summer house with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,550, that’s £700 less than the Mercia 12ft x 6ft Premium Clover Summerhouse Including Installation.

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 1 summer houses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Shire 7xft7 Alnwick Summerhouse Including Installation

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.
Mercia 12ft x 6ft Premium Clover Summerhouse Including Installation
Country Living Premium Hatton 10ft x 8ft Contemporary Summerhouse Painted + Installation Aurora Green
Country Living Premium Hatton 10ft x 8ft Contemporary Summerhouse Painted + Installation Thorpe Tower Grey

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.
Mercia 12ft x 6ft Premium Clover Summerhouse Including Installation
Country Living Premium Hatton 10ft x 8ft Contemporary Summerhouse Painted + Installation Aurora Green
Country Living Premium Hatton 10ft x 8ft Contemporary Summerhouse Painted + Installation Thorpe Tower Grey

Product Details

Building Type
Small Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
0' x 0'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Hipped
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Range
Summerhouses
External Dimensions
(2764mm) x (3690mm) x (1867mm)
Product Contains
Floor, Felt, Fixings, Instructions
Internal Dimensions
(2348mm) x 3530mm) x (1707mm)
Industry Standards Certification
FSC Certified Timber
Additional Information
This product must be treated with a wood preservative and waterproof top coat once installed and annually thereafter.
Additional Assembly Information
Installation included. This installation service is supplied by Mercia Garden Products. The team will be in contact to ensure a successful and smooth installation process. Please note that prior to the delivery and installation of your building you must prepare a suitable base. We recommend a base that is firm, solid, level and no smaller than the size of your chosen product. We also recommend that a 2-foot clearance gap is left around all sides of the building for maintaining the upkeep of the timbers. This installation service is not available in Ireland. This product must be treated with a wood preservative and waterproof top coat once installed and annually thereafter.
Product Dimensions
12ft x 6ft
Assembly Options
Installation Service Included
Model Number
SI-003-001-0083
Model Name
Mercia 12 x 6 Clover Summerhouse Instal
Locking System
Press Lock
Weight Of Product (kg)
311
Number Of Doors
2
Effects And Finish
Dip Treated
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Base Included
Not Included
Glazing Material
Styrene
Additional Delivery Information
2 Man Installation Service Provided by Mercia.
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Shed Construction Type
Shiplap
Slide Included
No
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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Expert Score 8383858588
Price £2,329.00£1,074.00£13,135.07£11,047.50£10,150.83
Size 12' x 8'7' x 5'12' x 8'10' x 6'8' x 6'
Brand ShireLoxleyMarlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated Buildings
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm12mm12mm12mm12mm
Guarantee 10 Years10 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

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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.

Homebase – 35509 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.
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. 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. Styrene (Polystyrene (High Impact) HIPS): Styrene as it is commonly known or High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) is a very versatile form of plastic. It has a very wide range of uses but for garden buildings styrene is typically used as a budget option for windows.

Styrene is a shatter-resistant material, which is why it is ideal for situations where safety needs to be considered, such as playhouses. This benefit can be offset by a few other drawbacks, unfortunately styrene has a tendency to yellow over time (the technical term is Photoyellowing and it is caused by prolonged exposure to UV Light), the degradation of its polymers over time also causes it to become more brittle.

Another drawback of styrene is its thermal coefficient of expansion (it is 80 x 10-6), this is higher than most other glazing options. This means that as the material heats up and cools it can contract and expand more than other glazing options. This cycle can lead to a loose fit of windows over time.

According to data from the British Plastics Fedaration the physical properties of Styrene (Polystyrene (High Impact) are that it is not very good when exposed to high heat with a maximum continuous use temperature of between 60 to 80 °C. This is coupled with the fairly low range the Notched Impact Strength data shows of 10.0 – 20.0 Kj/m². 

3. 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. Cladding types identified: shiplap tongue & groove 

5. Global cladding data sourced from: All shiplap tongue & groove summer houses 

6. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 74 shiplap tongue & groove summer houses 

7. 0′ x 0′ cladding data sourced from: 6 0′ x 0′ shiplap tongue & groove summer houses 

8. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt 

9. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

10. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm 

11. Glazing material types identified: styrene 

Product ID: SKU: 633151

Size: 0' x 0'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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