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Oakhams 7′ x 5′ Wooden Shed with 2 windows

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: 37207

Size: 7' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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£1,315.60
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80
Good Ranked in the Top 93% of Sheds.
Position 5031 of 5459 Sheds - Up 5,031 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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Ease of construction
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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 Oakhams 7′ x 5′ Wooden Shed with 2 windows

The Oakhams 7′ x 5′ Wooden Shed with 2 windows comes with an apex style roof and is fit with lockable single doors that use a pad bolt locking system. The 2 windows used on this particular 7′ x 5′ use a single glazed glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[1]

Our experts say this has 2 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 shiplap tongue & groove cladding used on this shed is one the best available for sheds rated by our experts.

2. A 12mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.

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

Cladding

Amazing, 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 shed walls out of the 4 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 31% (1,373 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [3], as well as being used on 42% (185 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [4]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 10 points below that of the average shiplap tongue & groove clad 7′ x 5’s (they have an average Expert Score of 90), with it being on 42% of the top 10%, its use here is a reassuring sign of a high quality cladding. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 36% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (135 in total) [5].

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 10 found on same-size sheds [6]. It is used on 54% of all sheds [7] and is also used across 58% of the top 10% of sheds [8] we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this particular shed is 11 points below the average 12mm clad 7′ x 5’s score of 91, the fact that 58% of the top 10% use a cladding this thick is reassuring as a sign of quality. 58% of 7′ x 5′ sheds (219 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9].

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Window

Single glazed windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 7 glazing types found on 7′ x 5′ sheds [10]. This particular type of glazing is used on 16% of all windowed sheds and 19% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 19% of 7′ x 5′ sheds with windows (47 in total) use single glazed windows.

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Height

The height of this shed is 1737mm (6′) which is 7% less than the average 7′ x 5′ shed, giving you 125.0mm (0.4′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 762.00mm (2′) tall which is 112% or 854.10mm (3′) shorter than the average 7′ x 5′.
The door width is 1,615.00mm (5′) wide which is 95% or 786.98mm (3′) wider than the average 7′ x 5′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 5 7′ x 5′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Oakhams 7′ x 5′ Wooden Shed with 2 windows has an Expert Score that is 1% higher than average and is £20 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 5 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 £1,353 with this Lewis Handmade Garden Shed Approx 7 x 5 Feet. It is priced at £707, this is 191% less than this and has an Expert Score of 82, 2 points higher than the Oakhams 7′ x 5′ Wooden Shed with 2 windows.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 82 vs 80 for this product, the Lewis Handmade Garden Shed Approx 7 x 5 Feet is the best 7′ x 5′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £707, that’s £1,353 less than the Oakhams 7′ x 5′ Wooden Shed with 2 windows.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a shed with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Oren 8′ x 5′ Shiplap Pent Bike Shed
Redlands 6′ x 8′ Shiplap Modular Pent Bike Shed
5’x7′ Tiger Bike 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 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
6’8 x 6’6′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 66GEYZ
6′ x 6′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 6′ Sapphire Apex Green Metal Shed

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 sheds that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
6′ x 6′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal Shed
6′ x 6′ Sapphire Apex Green Metal Shed
6’8 x 6’6′ Yardmaster Green Metal Shed 66GEYZ

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.
Redlands 6′ x 8′ Double Door Shiplap Modular Apex Shed
Oren 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Modular Custom Pent Shed
Oren 7′ x 5′ Shiplap Modular Custom Apex Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Apex Sheds, Garden Sheds, Shed with Windows, Shiplap Sheds, Wooden Sheds, Workshop Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 5'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Untreated
Locking System
Pad Bolt
Glazing Material
Single Glazed
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1737mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1737mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
1951mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
1951mm
Door Height (Imperial)
2'
Door Height (Metric)
762mm
Door Width (Imperial)
5'
Door Width (Metric)
1615mm
Ridge Height
6'5"
Eaves Height
5'8"
Width
5.08 cm
Door Size
5'4" x 2'6"
Roof Style
Apex
Bearers
34mm x 34mm
Internal Size
6'10" x 4'10"
External Size
7'2" x 5'4"
Wall Floor & Roof Thickness
12mm shiplap tongue and groove
Felt
Mineral
Bearers Direction
Front to Back
Fsc Certified
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified timber is used throughout to produce an environmentally friendly garden building
Environmental Certification
FSC
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
1615mm x 762mm
Door Size (Metric)
1615mm x 762mm

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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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Sources

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. Untreated: Any wooden structure that is left untreated will have its lifespan dramatically shortened. This is especially the case with Douglas fir or European softwoods such as Whitewood (spruce) or Redwood (Pine), most garden buildings sold in the UK are made from such wood.

The Wood Protection Association says that “the risk of attack increases significantly if the moisture content of wood, for any reason, rises above 20%” they also talk about how more lower durability cuts of wood (known as sapwood) are getting used to build with than in years gone by. They also say that “sapwood on the other hand is a source of food for many species of fungi and insects and is always vulnerable to attack.” This risk is particularly prevalent with European softwoods.

The BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) and BS EN 350:2016 (this advises on methods for determining and classifying the durability of wood and wood-based materials against biological wood-destroying agents) says the natural durability class of such European softwoods is between 3 and 5. With class 3 listed as moderately durable, class 4 listed as slightly durable and class 5 listed as not durable. All three classes have a service life of less than 15 years in a frequently wet environment (such as a UK garden). Yet the application of a preservative treatment or modification of lower durability species is designed according to BS8605 part1 (this is the British standards specifications for external timber cladding) to extend service life to 15/30 years or more.

Having a wooden garden structure supplied as untreated is relatively rare. The vast majority of wooden buildings are supplied with some form of basic treatment, usually a short term water based dip treatment. If you buy an untreated wooden building/structure then we strongly advise that you treat it annually with a solvent-based wood treatment. For full penetration it requires 2-3 coats. It is also recommended that you treat the inside of the structure as well.

If you are wanting something that will require much less maintenance throughout the products life cycle then we would strongly suggest looking at something that is pressure treated also known as tanalised timber.

By correctly treating timber you can take a sub 15 year service life for a not very durable European softwood and extend its service life to 15/30 years or more according to the Timber Decking and Cladding Association

2. 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. Global cladding data sourced from: All shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

5. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

6. 7′ x 5′ cladding data sourced from: 378 7′ x 5′ shiplap tongue & groove sheds 

7. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 12mm, 16mm, 34mm 

8. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm sheds 

9. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 12mm sheds 

10. 7′ x 5′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 219 7′ x 5′ 12mm sheds 

11. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, horticultural glass, polycarbonate, polyethylene, security windows, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass, toughened safety glass 

Product ID: SKU: 37207

Size: 7' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Mano Mano
£1,315.60
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.