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Oren 20′ x 4′ Shiplap Long-Room Summer House

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 47 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-204PASH

Size: 20' x 4'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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Good Ranked in the Top 32% of Summer Houses.
Position 370 of 1188 Summer Houses - Up 370 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 Oren 20′ x 4′ Shiplap Long-Room Summer House

The Oren 20′ x 4′ Shiplap Long-Room 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, certified sustainable materials. The 10 windows used on this particular 20′ x 4′ use a toughened glass glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: timber

Our experts say this has 9 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 construction used for the roof is the same kind you’ll find used across 81% of the top 10% of summer houses.

3. The 12mm thick roof construction is as thick as the roofing used on 81% of the top 10% of summer houses.

4. 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.

5. The 12mm thick floor boards are the same thickness we see being used on 82% of the top 10% of summer houses.

6. The toughened glass window installation is known to be a great choice, and our data shows us that 93% of the top 10% of summer houses make use of this kind of glazing.

7. 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.

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

9. The polyester 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 tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is the best form 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 38% (278 of 741) of all summer houses analysed [3], as well as being used on 51% (38 of 74) of the top 10% of summer houses [4]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 3 points below that of the average tongue & groove clad 20′ x 4’s (they have an average Expert Score of 85), with it being on 51% of the top 10%, its use here is a reassuring sign of a high quality cladding. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 42% of 20′ x 4′ summer houses (53 in total) [5].

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 2 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 2 points below the average 12mm clad 20′ x 4’s score of 84, the fact that 92% of the top 10% use a cladding this thick is reassuring as a sign of quality. 88% of 20′ x 4′ summer houses (112 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9].

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Roofing

Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material out of the 3 types we’ve found on same-size summer houses [10]. This roofing material is used on 69% of all summer houses analysed, and 81% of the top 10% of summer houses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 2 points below the average of 84 for 20′ x 4’s using a tongue & groove roofing, with it being on 81% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality roof material. 83% of 20′ x 4′ summer houses (106 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this summer house which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 4 thicknesses identified on same-size summer houses [11]. It’s used on 66% of all summer houses and 81% of the top 10% of summer houses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 2 points below that of the average for 20′ x 4’s that use 12mm roofing (82 vs the average of 84), with it being on 81% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 80% of 20′ x 4′ summer houses (101 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding.

Polyester felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 4 types identified on same-size summer houses [12], is said to be the best roof covering material. It comes fitted on 7% of summer houses and used on 36% of the top 10% of 20′ x 4′ summer houses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is below the average 20′ x 4’s cover their roofs with polyester felt (82 vs the average of 86), with it being on 36% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 8% of 20′ x 4′ summer houses (10 in total) make use of a polyester felt material as a roof covering.

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Flooring

Fantastic, 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 [13]. 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 1 point below the average of 83 for 20′ x 4’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. 91% of 20′ x 4′ summer houses (116 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.

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 [14]. It’s found on 72% of all summer houses and used on 82% of the top 10% of summer houses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is below the average 20′ x 4’s that use 12mm flooring (82 vs the average of 84), with it being on 82% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 84% of 20′ x 4′ summer houses (107 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Toughened glass windows come installed on this summer house. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 3 glazing types found on 20′ x 4′ summer houses [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 20% of all windowed summer houses and 93% of the top 10% of summer houses with windows we analysed. While you may not find a toughened glass of this kind on many of the 20′ x 4’s (only 14% use it), with it being on 93% of the top 10%, it’s quality can generally be assured, even though the Expert Score of this 20′ x 4′ is 5% lower when compared to the average 20′ x 4′ summer house that uses toughened glass windows.

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Height

The height of this summer house is 2147mm (7′) which is 4% less than the average 20′ x 4′ summer house, giving you 81.0mm (0.3′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,628.00mm (5′) tall which is 5% or 87.59mm (0.3′) shorter than the average 20′ x 4′.
The door width is 1,034.00mm (3′) wide which is 4% or 46.43mm (0.2′) narrower than the average 20′ x 4′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 10 20′ x 4′ summer houses with comparable specifications. The Oren 20′ x 4′ Shiplap Long-Room Summer House has an Expert Score that is 5% lower than average and is £13 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring summer houses out of the 10 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 £460 with this Oren 12′ x 6′ Shiplap Contemporary Poolside Summer House. It is priced at £1,534, this is 30% less than this and has an Expert Score of 87, 5 points higher than the Oren 20′ x 4′ Shiplap Long-Room Summer House.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 82 for this product, the Oren 10′ x 8′ Shiplap Poolside Summer House is the best 20′ x 4′ summer house with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,709, that’s £285 less than the Oren 20′ x 4′ Shiplap Long-Room 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 10′ x 8′ Shiplap Poolside Summer House
Shire Sandringham 10 x 8ft Double Door Apex Summer House with Bay Window
14’x6′ Tiger Pent Retreat 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 summer houses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
8′ x 10′ Forest Oakley Double Door Apex Summer House
13 x 6 Pressure Treated Tongue And Groove Apex Summerhouse Potting Shed Bench + Safety Toughened Glass + RIM Lock with Key + SUPER STRENGTH FRAMING
13 x 6 PENT Pressure Treated Tongue & Groove Pent Summerhouse with Higher Eaves and Ridge Height Toughened Safety Glass + Euro Lock with Key

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.
14’x6′ Tiger Pent Retreat Summerhouse
12’x6′ Tiger Retreat Contemporary Summerhouse
12’x6′ Tiger Pent Retreat 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.
Oren 10′ x 8′ Shiplap Poolside Summer House
Shire Sandringham 10 x 8ft Double Door Apex Summer House with Bay Window
12’x6′ Tiger Pent Retreat Summerhouse

Product Details

Building Type
Modern Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
20' x 4'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
10
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Depth
6.038 m
Width
179 cm
Roof Style
Apex
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Toughened Glass
Roof Covering
Polyester Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1869mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1869mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1628mm
Door Height (Metric)
1628mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1034mm
Door Width (Metric)
1034mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
3' 7"
Internal Depth (Metric)
110.2cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
19' 6"
Internal Width (Metric)
595cm
Opening Windows
None
Height (Imperial)
2147mm
Height (Metric)
2147mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 3/4" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
44mmx28mm
Glazing Type
Single Glazed
Accreditations
Made in the UK, Certified Sustainable
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 3'
Door Size (Metric)
1628mm x 1034mm

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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 2 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.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 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.
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. Cladding types identified: shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove, wood 

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

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

5. 20′ x 4′ cladding data sourced from: 127 20′ x 4′ tongue & groove summer houses 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 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. 20′ x 4′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 112 20′ x 4′ 12mm summer houses 

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

11. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 12mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt, osb, polyester felt, sand felt 

13. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm 

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

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-204PASH

Size: 20' x 4'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

Mano Mano
£1,920.60
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Sheds.co.uk
£1,889.00
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