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Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 39 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-BCSKL710N

Size: 9' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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90
Amazing! Ranked in the Top 14% of Sheds.
Position 746 of 5459 Sheds - Up 746 places from previous update.
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Our verdict on the Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To

The Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To comes with a pent style roof, fit with double doors, and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The 3 windows used on this particular 9′ x 7′ use a single glazed glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: timber

Our experts say this has 7 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 tongue & groove cladding used on this shed is one the best available for sheds rated by our experts.

2. A 19mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this shed is one of the best rated by our experts.

3. The tongue & groove construction like the one used on the roof of this shed is rated one of the best by our panel of experts.

4. A 19mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on sheds.

5. The mineral felt roof covering found on this shed is rated to be one of the best by our experts.

6. Our experts say this the tongue & groove floor material used here is one of the best available on all sheds.

7. A floor that is 19mm thick is something our experts say is one of the best available for this kind of shed.

Below is a brief overview of how some of the key points of this shed fairs across the market.

Cladding

Fantastic, our experts say most of the cladding options used are among the best.

The tongue & groove cladding(walls) used here is the best form of construction for shed walls out of the 4 types [1] we’ve identified on same-size sheds, that you’ll also see getting used on 35% (1,543 of 4,360) of all sheds analysed [2], as well as being used on 21% (92 of 436) of the top 10% of sheds [3]. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 46% of 9′ x 7′ sheds (137 in total) [4], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 7′ sheds (87), the Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

The walls are 19mm thick and we rate this the best thickness out of the 12 found on same-size sheds [5]. It is used on 1% of all sheds [6] and is also used across 1% of the top 10% of sheds [7] we analysed. 1% of 9′ x 7′ sheds (4 in total) use 19mm thick walls [8], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 7′ sheds (90), the Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To is the same with an Expert Score of 90.

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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 3 types we’ve found on same-size sheds [9]. This roofing material is used on 34% of all sheds analysed, and 57% of the top 10% of sheds. 29% of 9′ x 7′ sheds (85 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 7′ sheds (89), the Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

A 19mm thick roof boarding was used on this shed which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 10 thicknesses identified on same-size sheds [10]. It’s used on 1% of all sheds and 2% of the top 10% of sheds. 1% of 9′ x 7′ sheds (4 in total) use a 19mm thick roof boarding, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 7′ sheds (90), the Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To is the same with an Expert Score of 90.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 3 types identified on same-size sheds [11], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 22% of sheds and used on 49% of the top 10% of 9′ x 7′ sheds. 24% of 9′ x 7′ sheds (70 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 7′ sheds (87), the Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Flooring

Fantastic, our experts say most of the flooring options used are among the best.

The manufactures of this shed chose tongue & groove for the floor construction, we rate this the best form of floor construction out of 3 types found on same-size sheds [12]. This type of floor construction is used on 36% of all sheds we analysed, and 59% of the top 10% of those sheds. 30% of 9′ x 7′ sheds (88 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 7′ sheds (89), the Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

A 19mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the best floor board thickness according to our experts out of 9 found on same-size sheds [13]. It’s found on 1% of all sheds and used on 1% of the top 10% of sheds. Even though the Expert Score of this shed is 1 point lower than that of the average for 9′ x 7’s floored with a 19mm material (90 vs the average of 91), you can be sure it’s not due to the flooring because this one of the highest scoring flooring thicknesses available on 9′ x 7′ sheds. 2% of 9′ x 7′ sheds (6 in total) use 19mm thick floor boarding.

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Window

Single glazed windows come installed on this shed. As a glazing option, we rate it an about average out of the 6 glazing types found on 9′ x 7′ sheds [14]. This particular type of glazing is used on 16% of all windowed sheds and 19% of the top 10% of sheds with windows we analysed. 24% of 9′ x 7′ sheds with windows (46 in total) use single glazed windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those single glazed 9′ x 7′ sheds (87), the Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Height

The height of this shed is 2700mm (9′) which is 33% more than the average 9′ x 7′ shed, giving you 676.0mm (2′) extra headroom.

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Doors

The door height is 1,875.00mm (6′) tall which is 19% or 305.54mm (1′) taller than the average 9′ x 7′.
The door width is 1,370.00mm (4′) wide which is 26% or 281.53mm (0.9′) wider than the average 9′ x 7′.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 264 9′ x 7′ sheds with comparable specifications. The Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To has an Expert Score that is 4% higher than average and is £1 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring sheds out of the 264 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 £1,698 with this Optional extra – Add top coat Sun Pent 10′ x 6′ Single Door with Eight Windows Dip Treated Wooden Garden Potting Shed Top Coat. It is priced at £181, this is 938% less than this and has an Expert Score of 85, 5 points less than the Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 90 for this product, the 8′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue And Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Corner Shed is the best 9′ x 7′ shed with comparable specifications, and is priced at £1,299, that’s £580 less than the Rowlinson 7′ x 7′ Skylight Shed With Lean-To.

High Wind Area – If you live in a particularly exposed or high wind area then having a shed with a thicker cladding and higher than average frame thickness can be preferable. We found at least 3 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
8′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue And Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Corner Shed
8’x8′ Tiger Shiplap Windowless Pent Shed Plus
8’x8′ Tiger Shiplap Windowless Apex Shed Plus

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 sheds that have a combination of features that can make them more suited to higher wind areas.
9’11 x 6’5 Yardmaster Balmoral 106WGL Metal Shed
8′ x 8′ Sapphire Apex Green Metal Shed
10′ x 6′ Lotus Heritage Green Apex Metal Shed

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 sheds that have options that you might find a better fit if this is a concern you have.
8′ x 8′ Sapphire Apex Green Metal Shed
8′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue And Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Corner Shed
8′ x 8′ Lotus Anthracite Grey Apex Metal 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.
8′ x 8′ Forest Premium Tongue And Groove Pressure Treated Wooden Corner Shed
10′ x 6′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Apex Shed
10′ x 6′ Forest Premium Tongue & Groove Pressure Treated Reverse Apex Shed

Product Details

Building Type
Cheap Sheds, Cheap Wooden Sheds, Double Door Sheds, Garden Sheds, Lean-To Sheds, Pent Sheds, Shed with Windows, Solid Sheds, Tongue and Groove Sheds, Wooden Sheds
Metric Size (Meters)
9' x 7'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Pent
Number of Windows
3
Door Type
Double Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
19mm
Treatment Type
Untreated
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Single Glazed
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
19mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
19mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1875mm
Door Height (Metric)
1875mm
Door Width (Imperial)
1370mm
Door Width (Metric)
1370mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
19mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
19mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
6' 6"
Internal Depth (Metric)
198cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
6' 9"
Internal Width (Metric)
206cm
Opening Windows
None
Height (Imperial)
2700mm
Height (Metric)
2700mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Door Size (Imperial)
6' x 4'
Door Size (Metric)
1875mm x 1370mm

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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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Merchants Checked

12 different sources were used to research information on this product, and 1 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.

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.
ManoMano UK – 922302 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. 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

3. Global cladding data sourced from: All tongue & groove sheds 

4. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 436 tongue & groove sheds 

5. 9′ x 7′ cladding data sourced from: 295 9′ x 7′ tongue & groove sheds 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm, 34mm 

7. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 19mm sheds 

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 436 19mm sheds 

9. 9′ x 7′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 4 9′ x 7′ 19mm sheds 

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

11. Roof thickness types identified: 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm 

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

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

14. Floor thickness types identified: 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 19mm 

15. Glazing material types identified: acrylic, horticultural glass, polyethylene, security windows, single glazed, styrene, toughened glass, toughened safety glass 

Product ID: SKU: BUNDLE-BCSKL710N

Size: 9' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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£1,879.00
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