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Redlands 4′ x 8′ Macaw Summer House

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 73 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-8X4FAVIS

Size: 3' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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Good Ranked in the Top 24% of Summer Houses.
Position 280 of 1188 Summer Houses - Up 280 places from previous update.
Quality of materials
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Our verdict on the Redlands 4′ x 8′ Macaw Summer House

The Redlands 4′ x 8′ Macaw Summer House comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a lock and key + turn button locking system, is treated using a dip treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The 8 full length windows used on this particular 3′ x 7′ use a 3mm toughened glass material.

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

9. The heavy duty mineral 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 shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for walls and is the only type [2] we’ve identified on same-size summer houses, that you’ll also see getting used on 50% (368 of 741) of all summer houses analysed [3], as well as being used on 49% (36 of 74) of the top 10% of summer houses [4]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 2 points below that of the average shiplap tongue & groove clad 3′ x 7’s (they have an average Expert Score of 87), with it being on 49% 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 100% of 3′ x 7′ summer houses (6 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 3′ x 7’s score of 87, the fact that 92% of the top 10% use a cladding this thick is reassuring as a sign of quality. 100% of 3′ x 7′ summer houses (6 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 and is the only type 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 87 for 3′ x 7’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. 100% of 3′ x 7′ summer houses (6 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 2 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 3′ x 7’s that use 12mm roofing (85 vs the average of 87), with it being on 81% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 100% of 3′ x 7′ summer houses (6 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding.

Heavy duty mineral felt is used as the roof covering. Our experts say it’s the best roof covering material, and is also the only kind identified on same-size summer houses [12]. It comes fitted on 4% of summer houses and used on 16% of the top 10% of 3′ x 7′ summer houses. While the Expert Score of the average heavy duty mineral felt covered 3′ x 7′ summer house is 2 points higher than this item (85 vs the average of 87), you can be sure it’s not the roof covering bring the score down as this one of the highest scoring roof coverings found on 3′ x 7′ summer houses. 100% of 3′ x 7′ summer houses (6 in total) make use of a heavy duty mineral 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 2 points below the average of 87 for 3′ x 7’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. 100% of 3′ x 7′ summer houses (6 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 3′ x 7’s that use 12mm flooring (85 vs the average of 87), with it being on 82% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 100% of 3′ x 7′ summer houses (6 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 glazing types and is also the only type found on 3′ x 7′ 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. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 2 points below the average of 87 for windowed 3′ x 7’s use toughened glass windows, with it being on 93% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this summer house is using a quality glazing type. 100% of 3′ x 7′ summer houses with windows (6 in total) use toughened glass windows.

The windows on this summer house use a 3mm thick glazing, we rate this an about average thickness for window glazing out of 2 different thicknesses found on same-size summer houses [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 12% of all the windowed summer houses we analysed and used on 45% of the top 10% of windowed summer houses. Even though the Expert Score of this particular summer house is 2 points below the average of 87 for windowed 3′ x 7’s using 3mm windows, with it being on 45% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this glazing this thick is a quality option for this size of summer house. 100% of 3′ x 7′ summer houses (6 in total) use 3mm thick glazing.

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Height

The height of this summer house is 2192mm (7′) which is 4% more than the average 3′ x 7′ summer house, giving you 81.0mm (0.3′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,692.00mm (6′) tall, which after analysing all 3′ x 7′ summer houses, matches the average exactly.
The door width is 998.00mm (3′) wide which is 21% or 170.40mm (0.6′) wider than the average 3′ x 7′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 6 3′ x 7′ summer houses with comparable specifications. The Redlands 4′ x 8′ Macaw Summer House has an Expert Score that is 3% lower than average and is £17 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring summer houses out of the 6 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 £255 with this Redlands 4′ x 6′ Skylark Summer House. It is priced at £649, this is 39% less than this and has an Expert Score of 90, 5 points higher than the Redlands 4′ x 8′ Macaw Summer House.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 92 vs 85 for this product, the Redlands 4′ x 8′ Magpie Summer House is the best 3′ x 7′ summer house with comparable specifications, and is priced at £904, that’s £1 equal than the Redlands 4′ x 8′ Macaw 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.
Redlands 4′ x 8′ Magpie Summer House
Redlands 4′ x 6′ Skylark Summer House
Redlands 4′ x 6′ Raven Summer House

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.
Redlands 4′ x 8′ Magpie Summer House
Redlands 4′ x 6′ Skylark Summer House
Redlands 4′ x 6′ Raven Summer House

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 4′ x 8′ Magpie Summer House
Redlands 4′ x 6′ Skylark Summer House
Redlands 4′ x 6′ Raven Summer House

Product Details

Building Type
Small Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
3' x 7'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
8
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Locking System
Lock and Key + Turn Button
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Toughened Glass
Roof Covering
Heavy Duty Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
3mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
3mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1850mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1850mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2192mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2192mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1692mm
Door Height (Metric)
1692mm
Door Width (Imperial)
998mm
Door Width (Metric)
998mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Roof Thickness
12mm
Ridge Height
2192mm
Eaves Height
1850mm
Thickness
12 mm
Weight
185kgs
Depth
2388mm
Width
1150mm
Cladding Material
Shiplap
Door Size
998mm x 1692mm
Roof Style
Apex
Base Size
2388mm x 1150mm
Internal Size
2300mm x 1062mm
Treatment
Water Based Dip Treatment
Window Size (Imperial)
457mm x 1692mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Internal Eaves
1792mm
Internal Ridge
2124mm
Framing Style
Standard
Floor Size
12mm
Window Style
Full Length
Ext Size Exc Roof
2412mm x 1174mm
Ext Size Inc Roof
2438mm x 1237mm
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 3'
Door Size (Metric)
1692mm x 998mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
2124mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
2124mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1792mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1792mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Internal Depth (Imperial)
7' 7"
Internal Depth (Metric)
230cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
3' 6"
Internal Width (Metric)
106.2cm
Opening Windows
None
Height (Imperial)
2192mm
Height (Metric)
2192mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 3/4" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
44mmx28mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable

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Expert Score 8390839085
Price £2,329.00£4,734.00£1,074.00£9,331.89£13,135.07
Size 12' x 8'11' x 7'7' x 5'7' x 5'12' x 8'
Brand ShireRedlandsLoxleyMarlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated Buildings
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm16mm12mm12mm12mm
Guarantee 10 Years15 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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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 

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

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

5. 3′ x 7′ cladding data sourced from: 6 3′ x 7′ shiplap 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. 3′ x 7′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 6 3′ x 7′ 12mm summer houses 

10. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: heavy duty mineral felt 

13. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm 

15. Glazing material types identified: toughened glass 

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 3mm 

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-8X4FAVIS

Size: 3' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

Mano Mano
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Sheds.co.uk
£934.00
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