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Palmako Vivian 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Summerhouse (28mm)

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 45 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 101314

Size: 7' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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Good Ranked in the Top 29% of Log Cabins.
Position 257 of 910 Log Cabins - Up 257 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 Vivian 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Summerhouse

The Palmako Vivian 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Summerhouse comes with an apex style roof, holds a 5 Years guarantee, and is fit with lockable single doors that use a cylinder locking system. The windows window used on this particular 7′ x 7′ 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.

Cladding

Amazing, 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 [1] 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 [2], as well as being used on 98% (87 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins [3]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 2 points below that of the average interlocking log clad 7′ x 7’s (they have an average Expert Score of 89), 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 61% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (22 in total) [4].

The walls are 28mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 2 found on same-size log cabins [5]. It is used on 32% of all log cabins [6] and is also used across 7% of the top 10% of log cabins [7] we analysed. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this log cabin is 4 points lower than the average for 7′ x 7’s that use 28mm thick cladding (87 vs the average of 91) [8], you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 7′ x 7′ log cabins. 14% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (5 in total) use 28mm thick walls.

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Roofing

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 [9]. This roofing material is used on 64% of all log cabins analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of log cabins, and even though this material may not be popular among 7′ x 7′ log cabins (only 28% use it), the fact 100% of the top 10% use this roof cladding this should assure you of it’s quality, , even though the Expert Score of this 7′ x 7′ is 1% lower when compared to the average tongue & groove roofed log cabin.

A 19.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this log cabin which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 4 thicknesses identified on same-size log cabins [10]. It’s used on 7% of all log cabins and 20% of the top 10% of log cabins. Our data on all 7′ x 7′ log cabins shows us this is the only one to use a 19.0mm roofing solution.

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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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 3 points below the average of 90 for 7′ x 7’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. 58% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (21 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 4 found on same-size log cabins [12]. 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 7′ x 7’s (only 8% use it<), with it being on 88% of the top 10%, it’s quality can generally be assured, even though the Expert Score of this 7′ x 7′ is 3% lower when compared to the average 7′ x 7′ log cabin that uses 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 7′ x 7′ log cabins [13]. 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. 11% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins with windows (3 in total) use single glazed windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those single glazed 7′ x 7′ log cabins (84), the Palmako Vivian 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Height

The Height of this log cabin is 1900.0mm (6′) which sits right on the average height of all 7′ x 7′ log cabins.

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Doors

The door height is 1,750.00mm (6′) tall which is 10% or 155.44mm (0.5′) taller than the average 7′ x 7′.
The door width is 730.00mm (2′) wide which is 8% or 56.89mm (0.2′) narrower than the average 7′ x 7′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 36 7′ x 7′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The Palmako Vivian 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Summerhouse has an Expert Score that is 1% higher than average and is £70 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 36 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 £889 with this Optional extra – Add Assembly Service Barnsdale 19 mm Log Cabin 7′ x 7′ Assembly. It is priced at £780, this is 114% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 10 points less than the Palmako Vivian 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Summerhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 92 vs 87 for this product, the Shire Barnsdale 7 x 7ft Double Door Log Cabin with Assembly is the best 7′ x 7′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,940, that’s £271 more than the Palmako Vivian 2.1m x 2.1m 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.
Shire Barnsdale 7 x 7ft Double Door Log Cabin with Assembly
Shire Avesbury 2.5m x 1.8m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Shire Danbury 2.2m x 2.1m Log Cabin 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 log cabins that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Shire Camelot 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Shed
2.4m x 2.4m Premier Apex Log Cabin With Double Doors + Free Floor & Felt
2.4m x 2.4m Premier Apex Log Cabin With Double Doors + Side Window + Free Floor & Felt

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.
Shire Danbury 2.2m x 2.1m Log Cabin Shed
Shire Avesbury 2.5m x 1.8m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Shire Camelot 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Shed

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.
Shire Barnsdale 7 x 7ft Double Door Log Cabin with Assembly
Shire Barnsdale 7 x 7ft Double Door Log Cabin
8’x6′ Zora | 19mm TigerFlex Log Cabin

Product Details

Building Type
Double Glazed Summer Houses, Garden Office Pods, Garden Offices, Garden Rooms, Log Cabin Garden Offices, Log Cabins, Small Garden Offices, Small Garden Rooms, Small Log Cabins, Small Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 7'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Interlocking Log
Cladding Thickness
28mm
Treatment Type
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 Logs
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1900.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1900.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 people
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2220.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2220.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
7'
Depth At Base (Metric)
2000.0mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1750.0mm
Door Height (Metric)
1750.0mm
Door Width (Imperial)
730.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
730.0mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
19.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
19.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
7'
Width At Base (Metric)
2000.0mm
Packaged Weight
423kgs
Wall Log Thickness (Imperial)
0.1'
Wall Log Thickness (Metric)
28.0mm
Log Thickness (Imperial)
0.1'
Log Thickness (Metric)
28.0mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1750.0mm x 730.0mm

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

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

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

4. 7′ x 7′ cladding data sourced from: 36 7′ x 7′ interlocking log log cabins 

5. Cladding thickness types identified: 19mm, 28mm 

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

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

8. 7′ x 7′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 5 7′ x 7′ 28mm log cabins 

9. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

10. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm, 18mm, 19mm 

11. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

12. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm, 18mm, 19mm 

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

Product ID: SKU: 101314

Size: 7' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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