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Redlands 6′ x 10′ Home Office Summer House

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 72 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-251008JS22

Size: 9' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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Average Ranked in the Top 83% of Garden Rooms.
Position 446 of 540 Garden Rooms - Up 446 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 Redlands 6′ x 10′ Home Office Summer House

The Redlands 6′ x 10′ Home Office Summer House comes with a pent style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a lock and key locking system, is treated using a dip treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The 14 fixed windows used on this particular 9′ x 5′ use a 2mm single glazed material.

Base material: timber

Our experts say this has 4 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 garden rooms, shiplap tongue & groove is used on 78% of them.

2. The tongue & groove construction used for the roof is the same kind you’ll find used across 89% of the top 10% of garden rooms.

3. The tongue & groove floor material is a great choice and is what we find being used by 100% of the top 10% of garden rooms.

4. The mineral felt roof covering found on this garden room 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 garden room fairs across the market.

Cladding

The shiplap tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is one of the best forms of construction for garden room walls out of the 2 types [2] we’ve identified on same-size garden rooms, that you’ll also see getting used on 43% (41 of 95) of all garden rooms analysed [3], as well as being used on 78% (7 of 9) of the top 10% of garden rooms [4]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular garden room is 12 points below that of the average shiplap tongue & groove clad 9′ x 5’s (they have an average Expert Score of 84), with it being on 78% 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 67% of 9′ x 5′ garden rooms (6 in total) [5].

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 4 found on same-size garden rooms [6]. It is used on 44% of all garden rooms [7] and is also used across 44% of the top 10% of garden rooms [8] we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this particular garden room is 12 points below the average 12mm clad 9′ x 5’s score of 84, the fact that 44% of the top 10% use a cladding this thick is reassuring as a sign of quality. 78% of 9′ x 5′ garden rooms (7 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 2 types we’ve found on same-size garden rooms [10]. This roofing material is used on 48% of all garden rooms analysed, and 89% of the top 10% of garden rooms. Even though the Expert Score of this particular garden room is 13 points below the average of 85 for 9′ x 5’s using a tongue & groove roofing, with it being on 89% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality roof material. 78% of 9′ x 5′ garden rooms (7 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 12mm thick roof boarding was used on this garden room which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 3 thicknesses identified on same-size garden rooms [11]. It’s used on 29% of all garden rooms and 44% of the top 10% of garden rooms. Even though the Expert Score of this particular garden room is 13 points below that of the average for 9′ x 5’s that use 12mm roofing (72 vs the average of 85), with it being on 44% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 56% of 9′ x 5′ garden rooms (5 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering. Our experts say it’s one of the best roof covering materials, and is also the only kind identified on same-size garden rooms [12]. It comes fitted on 32% of garden rooms and used on 56% of the top 10% of 9′ x 5′ garden rooms. Even though the Expert Score of this particular garden room is below the average 9′ x 5’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (72 vs the average of 83), with it being on 56% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 56% of 9′ x 5′ garden rooms (5 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.

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Flooring

The manufactures of this garden room 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 garden room [13]. This type of floor construction is used on 51% of all garden rooms we analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of those garden rooms. Even though the Expert Score of this particular garden room is 13 points below the average of 85 for 9′ x 5’s using a tongue & groove flooring, with it being on 100% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality flooring material. 89% of 9′ x 5′ garden rooms (8 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 3 found on same-size garden rooms [14]. It’s found on 36% of all garden rooms and used on 56% of the top 10% of garden rooms. Even though the Expert Score of this particular garden room is below the average 9′ x 5’s that use 12mm flooring (72 vs the average of 85), with it being on 56% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 56% of 9′ x 5′ garden rooms (5 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Single glazed windows come installed on this garden room. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 3 glazing types found on 9′ x 5′ garden rooms [15]. This particular type of glazing is used on 9% of all windowed garden rooms with a look at the top 10% of garden rooms showing us that none of them choose to install windows with this kind of glazing. Out of all windowed 9′ x 5′ garden rooms this is the only garden room to make use of single glazed windows.

The windows on this garden room use a 2mm thick glazing, we rate this one of the worst thicknesses for window glazing out of 3 different thicknesses found on same-size garden rooms [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 3% of all the windowed garden rooms we analysed and our analysis of the top 10% of garden rooms shows us that none of those 8 garden rooms that make up the top 10% come with a glazing this thick. Out of all windowed 9′ x 5′ garden rooms this is the only garden room to make use of 2mm windows.

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Height

The height of this garden room is 2041mm (7′) which is 5% less than the average 9′ x 5′ garden room, giving you 93.0mm (0.3′) less headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,692.00mm (6′) tall, which after analysing all 9′ x 5′ garden rooms, matches the average exactly.
The door width is 785.00mm (3′) wide, which when compared to all other 9′ x 5′ garden rooms is exactly average.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 9 9′ x 5′ garden rooms with comparable specifications. The Redlands 6′ x 10′ Home Office Summer House has an Expert Score that is 19% lower than average and is £264 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring garden rooms out of the 9 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 £105 with this 8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse. It is priced at £1,074, this is 10% less than this and has an Expert Score of 90, 17 points higher than the Redlands 6′ x 10′ Home Office Summer House.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 72 for this product, the 8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse is the best 9′ x 5′ garden room with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,074, that’s £105 less than the Redlands 6′ x 10′ Home Office Summer House.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a garden room with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 garden rooms that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
Shire 8x6ft Highclere Double Door Summerhouse Including Installation

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 garden rooms that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Marlborough Insulated Buildings 7′ x 7′ Wooden Garden Room with 2 windows
8 x 6 FULLY INSULATED Apex Summerhouse 64mm Walls, Floor & Roof -12mm + 40mm Insulated EcoTherm + 12mm T&G)- LONG Double Glazed Safety Toughened Windows +EPDM Roof + FREE INSTALL
8 x 6 FULLY INSULATED Apex Summerhouse 64mm Walls, Floor and Roof -12mm + 40mm Insulated EcoTherm + 12mm T&G) Double Glazed Safety Toughened Windows + EPDM Roof + FREE INSTALL

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 garden rooms that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
Shire 8x6ft Highclere Double Door Summerhouse Including Installation

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.
8’x6′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
12’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Pent Full Pane Summerhouse
Loxley 8′ x 8′ Chalford Summer House

Product Details

Building Type
Cedar Summer Houses, Garden Offices, Garden Rooms, Small Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
9' x 5'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Pent
Number of Windows
14
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Shiplap Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
12mm
Treatment Type
Dip Treated
Guarantee
10 Years
Locking System
Lock and Key
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Single Glazed
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
2mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
2mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1911mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1911mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
1997mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
1997mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1692mm
Door Height (Metric)
1692mm
Door Width (Imperial)
785mm
Door Width (Metric)
785mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Roof Thickness
12mm
Ridge Height
1997mm
Eaves Height
1867mm
Thickness
12 mm
Weight
219kgs
Depth
2950mm
Width
1750mm
Cladding Material
Shiplap
Door Size
785mm x 1692mm
Base Size
2950mm x 1750mm
Internal Size
2862mm x 1662mm
Treatment
Water Based Dip Treatment
Window Size (Imperial)
457mm x 610mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Internal Eaves
1767mm
Internal Ridge
1885mm
Framing Style
Standard
Floor Size
12mm
Window Style
Fixed
Ext Size Exc Roof
2974mm x 1774mm
Ext Size Inc Roof
3074mm x 1934mm
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 3'
Door Size (Metric)
1692mm x 785mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
1885mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
1885mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1767mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1767mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Internal Depth (Imperial)
5' 5"
Internal Depth (Metric)
166.2cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
9' 5"
Internal Width (Metric)
286.2cm
Opening Windows
None
Height (Imperial)
2041mm
Height (Metric)
2041mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 3/4" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
44mmx28mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable

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Expert Score 7570757578
Price £10,639.00£13,559.00£9,839.00£9,569.00£924.00
Size 9' x 9'13' x 11'8' x 9'8' x 9'5' x 5'
Brand HartwoodHartwoodHartwoodHartwoodRedlands
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm
Guarantee 15 Years15 Years15 Years15 Years10 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

Profile

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.

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 

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All shiplap tongue & groove garden rooms 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 9 shiplap tongue & groove garden rooms 

5. 9′ x 5′ cladding data sourced from: 9 9′ x 5′ shiplap tongue & groove garden rooms 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 12mm, 44mm, 64mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm garden rooms 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 9 12mm garden rooms 

9. 9′ x 5′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 7 9′ x 5′ 12mm garden rooms 

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

11. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm, 64mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt 

13. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm, 64mm 

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

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 2mm, 3mm 

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-251008JS22

Size: 9' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

Mano Mano
£1,179.99
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£1,149.00
See Deal

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