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Mercia 4m x 3m Home Office Log Cabin 44mm

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 10 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 633175

Size: 13' x 9'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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Amazing! Ranked in the Top 53% of Log Cabins.
Position 478 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 Mercia 4m x 3m Home Office Log Cabin 44mm

The Mercia 4m x 3m Home Office Log Cabin 44mm comes with a reverse apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, and is fit with doors that are lockable through the sash lock locking system. The 2 windows used on this particular 13′ x 9′ use a double glazed glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[1]

Our experts say this has 6 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 44mm thick cladding used is as thick as the walls found on 80% 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 mineral felt roof covering found on this log cabin is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

5. A floor that is 16mm thick is something our experts say is one of the best available for this kind of log cabin.

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

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

Cladding

Fantastic, 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 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 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 68% of 13′ x 9′ log cabins (99 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 99 we find it’s Expert Score is 5% higher than the average score for a 13′ x 9′ interlocking log log cabin.

The walls are 44mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 5 found on same-size log cabins [6]. It is used on 34% of all log cabins [7] and is also used across 80% of the top 10% of log cabins [8] we analysed, and even though this thickness may not be popular among 13′ x 9′ log cabins (only 24% use it) [9], the fact that 80% of the top 10% also have walls this thick should assure you of it’s quality, , especially with the Expert Score of this 13′ x 9′ coming 3% higher the average 44mm clad log cabin.

Read full analysis for cladding.

Roofing

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size log cabins [10], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 57% of log cabins and used on 58% of the top 10% of 13′ x 9′ log cabins. 62% of 13′ x 9′ log cabins (90 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 7% higher than the average.

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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 [11]. 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. 79% of 13′ x 9′ log cabins (116 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor with this product having an Expert Score of 5% higher than the average.

A 16mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the best floor board thickness according to our experts out of 8 found on same-size log cabins [12]. It’s found on 6% of all log cabins and used on 3% of the top 10% of log cabins. 5% of 13′ x 9′ log cabins (7 in total) use 16mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 13′ x 9′ log cabins (91), the Mercia 4m x 3m Home Office Log Cabin 44mm is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.

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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 4 glazing types found on 13′ x 9′ log cabins [13]. 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. 28% of 13′ x 9′ log cabins with windows (37 in total) use double glazed windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those double glazed 13′ x 9′ log cabins (90), the Mercia 4m x 3m Home Office Log Cabin 44mm is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 146 13′ x 9′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The Mercia 4m x 3m Home Office Log Cabin 44mm has an Expert Score that is 6% higher than average and is £55 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 146 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 £4,386 with this Optional extra – Add Assembly Service Berryfield 19 mm Log Cabin 11′ x 10′ Assembly. It is priced at £869, this is 505% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 15 points less than the Mercia 4m x 3m Home Office Log Cabin 44mm.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 92 for this product, the 12’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin is the best 13′ x 9′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £3,578, that’s £1,677 less than the Mercia 4m x 3m Home Office Log Cabin 44mm.

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.
12’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
14’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
Palmako Sally 3.2m x 3.8m Log Cabin Summerhouse

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.
Palmako Sally 3.2m x 3.8m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Palmako Melanie 3.5m x 3.5m Corner Log Cabin Summerhouse
Palmako Veronica 3.4m x 3.4m Log Cabin 4 Windows

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.
14’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
12’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
Palmako Melanie 3.5m x 3.5m Corner Log Cabin 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.
12’x10′ Kerr | 44mm Log Cabin
Oren 3.8m x 3.2m Countess Log Cabin
Oren 3.8m x 3.2m Duchess Log Cabin

Product Details

Building Type
Garden Gym Rooms, Garden Offices, Garden Rooms, Log Cabin Garden Offices, Log Cabins
Metric Size (Meters)
13' x 9'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Reverse Apex
Number of Windows
2
Cladding Type
Interlocking Log
Cladding Thickness
44mm
Treatment Type
Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Range
Log Cabins
External Dimensions
(2601mm) x (4036mm) x (3144mm)
Product Contains
Floor, Felt, Fixings, Instructions
Internal Dimensions
(2398mm) 3730mm) m (2726mm)
Industry Standards Certification
FSC Certified Timber
Additional Information
Product must be treated with wood preservative once installed and finished with a wood protection top coat annually
Additional Assembly Information
Installation Not Included. 2 person Installation recommended. Assembly Instructions included.
Product Dimensions
4m x 3m
Assembly Options
Self Assembly Required
Model Number
SI-006-004-0085
Model Name
Mercia 4m x 3m Home Office 44mm Dbl Glze
Locking System
Sash Lock
Weight Of Product (kg)
771
Number Of Doors
2
Effects And Finish
Natural (No Treatment)
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Base Included
Not Included
Glazing Material
Double Glazed
Additional Delivery Information
1 man kerbside delivery service. Mercia GP will contact to arrange delivery
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Shed Construction Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Slide Included
No
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
16mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
16mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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Price £5,474.00£4,734.00£10,150.83£13,306.51£9,331.89
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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. 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

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

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

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

5. 13′ x 9′ cladding data sourced from: 146 13′ x 9′ interlocking log log cabins 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 19mm, 28mm, 34mm, 44mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 44mm log cabins 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 89 44mm log cabins 

9. 13′ x 9′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 35 13′ x 9′ 44mm log cabins 

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

11. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

12. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 19mm, 28mm 

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

Product ID: SKU: 633175

Size: 13' x 9'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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