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Redlands 8′ x 6′ Contemporary 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-220313RM01

Size: 7' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

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Good Ranked in the Top 15% of Summer Houses.
Position 176 of 1188 Summer Houses - Up 176 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 8′ x 6′ Contemporary Summer House

The Redlands 8′ x 6′ Contemporary Summer House comes with an apex style roof, holds a 10 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable double 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 4 full length windows used on this particular 7′ x 5′ 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 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

Outstanding, 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 summer house walls out of the 4 types [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]. You’ll also find the shiplap tongue & groove cladding showing up on 53% of 7′ x 5′ summer houses (33 in total) [5], and if we compare this item against those 33 we find it’s Expert Score is 6% higher than the average score for a 7′ x 5′ shiplap tongue & groove summer house.

The walls are 12mm thick and we rate this an about average thickness out of the 6 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. 52% of 7′ x 5′ summer houses (32 in total) use 12mm thick walls [9], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ summer houses (85), the Redlands 8′ x 6′ Contemporary Summer House is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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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 summer houses [10]. This roofing material is used on 69% of all summer houses analysed, and 81% of the top 10% of summer houses. 40% of 7′ x 5′ summer houses (25 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ summer houses (86), the Redlands 8′ x 6′ Contemporary Summer House is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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 6 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. 40% of 7′ x 5′ summer houses (25 in total) use a 12mm thick roof boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ summer houses (86), the Redlands 8′ x 6′ Contemporary Summer House is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 4 types identified on same-size summer houses [12], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 26% of summer houses and used on 43% of the top 10% of 7′ x 5′ summer houses. 37% of 7′ x 5′ summer houses (23 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, with this product having an Expert Score of 7% higher than the average.

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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 out of 2 types found on same-size summer houses [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. 55% of 7′ x 5′ summer houses (34 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ summer houses (86), the Redlands 8′ x 6′ Contemporary Summer House is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

A 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 7 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. 45% of 7′ x 5′ summer houses (28 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ summer houses (86), the Redlands 8′ x 6′ Contemporary Summer House is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Window

Toughened glass windows come installed on this summer house. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 5 glazing types found on 7′ x 5′ 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 1 point below the average of 88 for windowed 7′ x 5’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. 38% of 7′ x 5′ summer houses with windows (18 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 5 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. 33% of 7′ x 5′ summer houses (16 in total) use 3mm thick glazing, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 7′ x 5′ summer houses (86), the Redlands 8′ x 6′ Contemporary Summer House is just above the average with an Expert Score of 87.

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Height

The height of this summer house is 2437mm (8′) which is 12% more than the average 7′ x 5′ summer house, giving you 269.5mm (0.9′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,792.00mm (6′) tall which is 9% or 142.04mm (0.5′) taller than the average 7′ x 5′.
The door width is 1,092.00mm (4′) wide which is 4% or 42.71mm (0.1′) wider than the average 7′ x 5′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 12 7′ x 5′ summer houses with comparable specifications. The Redlands 8′ x 6′ Contemporary Summer House has an Expert Score that is 3% higher than average and is £35 more expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring summer houses out of the 12 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 £675 with this Redlands 6′ x 8′ Raven Summer House. It is priced at £889, this is 76% less than this and has an Expert Score of 82, 5 points less than the Redlands 8′ x 6′ Contemporary Summer House.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 87 for this product, the Redlands 4′ x 12′ Magpie Summer House is the best 7′ x 5′ summer house with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,174, that’s £390 less than the Redlands 8′ x 6′ Contemporary 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.
Shire Haddon 7 x 5ft Double Door Apex Dip Treated Summer House
Oren 4′ x 8′ Shiplap Alcester Summer House
Oren 8′ x 4′ Shiplap Binton Summer House

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 summer houses that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
Redlands 8′ x 6′ Pressure Treated Octagonal Summer House
Redlands 8′ x 6′ Pressure Treated Octagonal Full Pane Summer House
6′ x 6′ Forest Oakley Double Door Apex 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 8′ x 6′ Pressure Treated Octagonal Full Pane Summer House
Redlands 8′ x 6′ Pressure Treated Octagonal Summer House
8’x4′ TigerFlex® Shiplap Apex Full Pane Summerhouse

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 Haddon 7 x 5ft Double Door Apex Dip Treated Summer House
Oren 4′ x 8′ Shiplap Alcester Summer House
Oren 8′ x 4′ Shiplap Henley Summer House

Product Details

Building Type
Cedar Summer Houses, Modern Summer Houses, Small Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 5'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
4
Door Type
Double 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
Toughened Glass
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
3mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
3mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1867mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1867mm
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2325mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2325mm
Door Height (Imperial)
1792mm
Door Height (Metric)
1792mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1092mm
Door Width (Metric)
1092mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12mm
Roof Thickness
12mm
Ridge Height
2325mm
Eaves Height
1867mm
Thickness
3 mm
Weight
250kgs
Depth
1750mm
Width
2350mm
Cladding Material
Shiplap
Door Size
1092mm x 1792mm
Roof Style
Flat
Base Size
1750mm x 2350mm
Internal Size
1662mm x 2262mm
Treatment
Water Based Dip Treatment
Window Size (Imperial)
1605mm x 457mm
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Internal Eaves
1811mm
Internal Ridge
2465mm
Framing Style
Standard
Floor Size
12mm
Window Style
Full Length
Ext Size Exc Roof
1774mm x 2374mm
Ext Size Inc Roof
1874mm x 2534mm
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1792mm x 1092mm
Internal Ridge (Imperial)
2465mm
Internal Ridge (Metric)
2465mm
Internal Eaves (Imperial)
1811mm
Internal Eaves (Metric)
1811mm
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)
7' 5"
Internal Width (Metric)
226.2cm
Opening Windows
None
Height (Imperial)
2437mm
Height (Metric)
2437mm
Framing Size (Imperial)
1 3/4" x 1 1/8"
Framing Size (Metric)
44mmx28mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable

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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: overlap board, shiplap tongue & groove, tongue & groove, wood 

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. 7′ x 5′ cladding data sourced from: 62 7′ x 5′ shiplap tongue & groove summer houses 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 12mm, 16mm, 34mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 12mm summer houses 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 74 12mm summer houses 

9. 7′ x 5′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 32 7′ x 5′ 12mm summer houses 

10. Roof material types identified: glass, osb, tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 2mm, 8mm, 11mm, 12mm 

12. Roof covering types identified: heavy duty mineral felt, mineral felt, osb, polyester felt, sand felt 

13. Floor material types identified: osb, tongue & groove 

14. Floor thickness types identified: 8mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm 

15. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, horticultural glass, shatter-resistant acrylic, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass 

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 2.5mm, 2mm, 3mm 

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-220313RM01

Size: 7' x 5'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 2

Mano Mano
£1,648.99
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Sheds.co.uk
£1,604.00
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