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Palmako Claudia 3.2m x 2.4m Log Cabin Summerhouse (28mm)

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 28 Data Points Updated - 2 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 101753

Size: 10' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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Good Ranked in the Top 11% of Log Cabins.
Position 99 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 Palmako Claudia 3.2m x 2.4m Log Cabin Summerhouse

The Palmako Claudia 3.2m x 2.4m Log Cabin Summerhouse comes with an apex style roof, holds a 5 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a cylinder locking system, and is treated using a pressure treated process [1]. The 4 windows used on this particular 10′ x 8′ use a single glazed glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Our experts say this has 7 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 tongue & groove construction used for the roof is the same kind you’ll find used across 100% 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 19mm thick floor boards are the same thickness we see being used on 88% of the top 10% of log cabins.

5. A 28mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this log cabin is one of the best rated by our experts.

6. A 19.0mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on log cabins.

7. A pressure treated treatment like the one used on this log cabin is one our experts are happy to say is one of the best around.

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

Cladding

Outstanding, 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 60% of 10′ x 8′ log cabins (59 in total) [5], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 10′ x 8′ log cabins (88), the Palmako Claudia 3.2m x 2.4m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.

The walls are 28mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 6 found on same-size log cabins [6]. It is used on 32% of all log cabins [7] and is also used across 7% of the top 10% of log cabins [8] we analysed. 38% of 10′ x 8′ log cabins (37 in total) use 28mm thick walls [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 10′ x 8′ log cabins (89), the Palmako Claudia 3.2m x 2.4m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.

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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 2 types we’ve found on same-size log cabins [10]. This roofing material is used on 64% of all log cabins analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of log cabins. 54% of 10′ x 8′ log cabins (53 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 10′ x 8′ log cabins (89), the Palmako Claudia 3.2m x 2.4m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.

A 19.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this log cabin which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 6 thicknesses identified on same-size log cabins [11]. It’s used on 7% of all log cabins and 20% of the top 10% of log cabins. Our data on all 10′ x 8′ log cabins shows us this is the only one to use a 19.0mm roofing solution.

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Flooring

Amazing, 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 out of 2 types found on same-size log cabins [12]. 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. 64% of 10′ x 8′ log cabins (63 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 10′ x 8′ log cabins (89), the Palmako Claudia 3.2m x 2.4m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 92.

A 19mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the best floor board thickness according to our experts out of 7 found on same-size log cabins [13]. It’s found on 39% of all log cabins and used on 88% of the top 10% of log cabins, and while you may not find a 19mm of this kind on many of the 10′ x 8’s (only 26% use it<), with it being on 88% of the top 10%, it’s quality can generally be assured, especially with the Expert Score of this 10′ x 8′ coming in 3% higher than the average 10′ x 8′ log cabin that use a 19mm flooring

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Window

Single glazed windows come installed on this log cabin. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 3 glazing types found on 10′ x 8′ log cabins [14]. This particular type of glazing is used on 14% of all windowed log cabins and 21% of the top 10% of log cabins with windows we analysed. 16% of 10′ x 8′ log cabins with windows (13 in total) use single glazed windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those single glazed 10′ x 8′ log cabins (92), the Palmako Claudia 3.2m x 2.4m Log Cabin Summerhouse is the same with an Expert Score of 92.

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Height

The height of this log cabin is 2050.0mm (7′) which is 1% less than the average 10′ x 8′ log cabin, giving you 29.0mm (0.1′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,810.00mm (6′) tall which is 1% or 3.29mm (0.0′) shorter than the average 10′ x 8′.
The door width is 740.00mm (2′) wide which is 5% or 37.57mm (0.1′) narrower than the average 10′ x 8′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 98 10′ x 8′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The Palmako Claudia 3.2m x 2.4m Log Cabin Summerhouse has an Expert Score that is 5% higher than average and is £58 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 98 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 £1,976 with this Optional extra – Add Assembly Service Barnsdale 19 mm Log Cabin 9′ x 9′ Assembly. It is priced at £743, this is 266% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 15 points less than the Palmako Claudia 3.2m x 2.4m Log Cabin Summerhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 92 for this product, the 10’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin is the best 10′ x 8′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £2,883, that’s £164 more than the Palmako Claudia 3.2m x 2.4m Log Cabin Summerhouse.

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.
10’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
Palmako Melanie 2.8m x 2.8m Corner Log Cabin Summer House
Palmako Melanie 2.8m x 2.8m Corner 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 Veronica 2.9m x 2.9m Log Cabin 2 Windows
Palmako Melanie 2.8m x 2.8m Corner Log Cabin Summerhouse
Palmako Veronica 2.9m x 2.9m 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.
10’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
Palmako Melanie 2.8m x 2.8m Corner Log Cabin Summer House
10’x8′ Martel | 44mm Log Cabin

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.
Palmako Melanie 2.8m x 2.8m Corner Log Cabin Summer House
Redlands 6′ x 14′ Cypress Log Cabin
Loxley 3m x 3m Adlington Corner Log Cabin

Product Details

Building Type
Double Glazed Summer Houses, Log Cabins, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
10' x 8'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
4
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Interlocking Log
Cladding Thickness
28mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
5 Years
Locking System
Cylinder
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Single Glazed
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
19.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
19.0mm
Construction Type
Interlocking Solid Logs
Eaves Height (Imperial)
2050.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
2050.0mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2490.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2490.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
8'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
2600.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
11'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
3400.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
8'
Depth At Base (Metric)
2400.0mm
Height At Highest Point (Imperial)
8'
Height At Highest Point (Metric)
2490.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1810.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1810.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
740.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
740.0mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
19.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
19.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
10'
Width At Base (Metric)
3200.0mm
Thickness (Imperial)
0.1'
Thickness (Metric)
28.0mm
Packaged Weight
1000kg
Log Cabin Depth
2400mm
Log Cabin Width
3200mm
Wall Log Thickness (Imperial)
0.1'
Wall Log Thickness (Metric)
28.0mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1810.0mm x 740.0mm
Height At Lowest Point (Imperial)
7'
Height At Lowest Point (Metric)
2050.0mm

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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

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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Sources

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.

Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
Shedstore – 1373 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.
Homebase – 35509 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.
Tiger Sheds – 635 products checked, found no matches.


1. Pressure Treated: Considered the most durable wood treatment, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), this is a unique combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients (it is the copper that gives the finished wood the slightly green colour). The wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank (the Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this) 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 BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) says “ penetration to either 6 mm (15 years) or 12mm (for 30 years) has to be achieved in any exposed surface in sawn material.”

It is also worth noting that if cross cutting, notching or boring treated timber during or after installation, ALWAYS apply an end grain solvent-based (or oil-based) wood preservative treatment to the freshly exposed areas, this will maintain the integrity of the protection. NEVER put cut ends in the ground, even if end grain coated. 

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. 10′ x 8′ cladding data sourced from: 98 10′ x 8′ interlocking log log cabins 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 19mm, 28mm, 34mm, 40mm, 44mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 28mm log cabins 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 89 28mm log cabins 

9. 10′ x 8′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 37 10′ x 8′ 28mm log cabins 

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

11. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm, 16mm, 18mm, 19mm 

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

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

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

Product ID: SKU: 101753

Size: 10' x 8'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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