Palmako Ella 2 3.2m x 3.2m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Product ID: SKU: 101543
Size: 10' x 10'
Merchants Checked: 12
Our verdict on the Palmako Ella 2 3.2m x 3.2m Log Cabin Summerhouse
The Palmako Ella 2 3.2m x 3.2m Log Cabin Summerhouse comes with a pent style roof, holds a 5 Years guarantee, and is fit with lockable double doors that use a cylinder locking system. The windows window used on this particular 10′ x 10′ use a single glazed glazing material (Thickness was not specified).
Base material: wood
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 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.
Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this log cabin fairs across the market.
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  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 , as well as being used on 98% (87 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins . Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 3 points below that of the average interlocking log clad 10′ x 10’s (they have an average Expert Score of 88), with it being on 98% of the top 10%, its use here is a reassuring sign of a high quality cladding. You’ll also find the interlocking log cladding showing up on 68% of 10′ x 10′ log cabins (77 in total) .
The walls are 28mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 5 found on same-size log cabins . It is used on 32% of all log cabins  and is also used across 7% of the top 10% of log cabins  we analysed. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this log cabin is 1 point lower than the average for 10′ x 10’s that use 28mm thick cladding (85 vs the average of 86) , you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 10′ x 10′ log cabins. 45% of 10′ x 10′ log cabins (51 in total) use 28mm thick walls.
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Tongue & groove is the cladding used for the roofing, our experts rate this the best form of roof material and is the only type we’ve found on same-size log cabins . This roofing material is used on 64% of all log cabins analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 2 points below the average of 87 for 10′ x 10’s using a tongue & groove roofing, with it being on 100% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality roof material. 55% of 10′ x 10′ log cabins (63 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.
A 19.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this log cabin which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 7 thicknesses identified on same-size log cabins . It’s used on 7% of all log cabins and 20% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 4 points below that of the average for 10′ x 10’s that use 19.0mm roofing (85 vs the average of 89), you can be sure it’s not due to the roof thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 10′ x 10′ log cabins. 3% of 10′ x 10′ log cabins (3 in total) use a 19.0mm thick roof boarding.
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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 and is the only type found on this size of log cabin . 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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 2 points below the average of 87 for 10′ x 10’s using a tongue & groove flooring, with it being on 94% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality flooring material. 59% of 10′ x 10′ log cabins (67 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.
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 . It’s found on 39% of all log cabins and used on 88% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is below the average 10′ x 10’s that use 19mm flooring (85 vs the average of 87), with it being on 88% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 34% of 10′ x 10′ log cabins (39 in total) use 19mm thick floor boarding.
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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 10′ log cabins . 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. 7% of 10′ x 10′ log cabins with windows (7 in total) use single glazed windows.
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The height of this log cabin is 1990.0mm (6′) which is 4% less than the average 10′ x 10′ log cabin, giving you 89.0mm (0.3′) less headroom.
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The door height is 1,750.00mm (6′) tall which is 6% or 105.15mm (0.3′) shorter than the average 10′ x 10′.
The door width is 1,510.00mm (5′) wide which is 3% or 46.59mm (0.2′) wider than the average 10′ x 10′.
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We found 114 10′ x 10′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The Palmako Ella 2 3.2m x 3.2m Log Cabin Summerhouse has an Expert Score that is 2% lower than average and is £19 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 114 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 £1,943 with this Optional extra – Add Assembly Service – Camelot 19 mm Log Cabin 10′ x 10′ – Assembly. It is priced at £856, this is 227% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 7 points less than the Palmako Ella 2 3.2m x 3.2m Log Cabin Summerhouse.
Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 85 for this product, the 12’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin is the best 10′ x 10′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £3,178, that’s £379 more than the Palmako Ella 2 3.2m x 3.2m 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’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
12’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
Redlands 3.6m x 3m Erin Log Cabin
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.
Shire Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Shire Montford 3.2m x 3.2m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Marlborough 28 mm Log Cabin 10′ x 10′
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.
12’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
10’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
12’x8′ Capetus | 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.
12’x8′ Aura | 44mm Log Cabin
Shire Barnsdale 10 x 10ft Double Door Log Cabin with Assembly
Shire Gisburn 12 x 8ft Double Door Log Cabin
Comparisons of Similar Sheds
|Size||12' x 8'||10' x 10'||11' x 7'||7' x 5'||10' x 6'|
|Brand||Shire||Forest Xtend||Redlands||Loxley||Marlborough Insulated Buildings|
|Guarantee||10 Years||15 Years||15 Years||10 Years|
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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.
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B&Q – 78905 products checked, found no matches.
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Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
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Garden Buildings Direct – 1284 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. ↩
10. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove ↩
11. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 19mm ↩
12. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove ↩
13. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 19mm ↩
14. Glazing material types identified: double glazed, horticultural glass, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass ↩