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Shire Avesbury 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Summerhouse

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 31 Data Points Updated - 2 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: AVES0707L19-1AA

Size: 7' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Mano Mano
£1,198.08
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Sheds.co.uk
£1,029.00
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ShedStore
£1,139.00
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£1,049.00
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Good Ranked in the Top 57% of Log Cabins.
Position 516 of 910 Log Cabins - Up 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 Shire Avesbury 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Summerhouse

The Shire Avesbury 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Summerhouse comes with an apex style roof, holds a 1 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a lock and key locking system, and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The windows window used on this particular 7′ x 7′ use a 3mm single glazed material.

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[1]

Our experts say this has 5 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. A 19mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this log cabin is one of the best rated by our experts.

5. The mineral felt roof covering found on this log cabin 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 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 [2] 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 [3], as well as being used on 98% (87 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins [4]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 7 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) [5].

The walls are 19mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 2 found on same-size log cabins [6]. It is used on 18% of all log cabins [7] and is also used across 3% of the top 10% of log cabins [8] we analysed. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this log cabin is 3 points lower than the average for 7′ x 7’s that use 19mm thick cladding (82 vs the average of 85) [9], 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. 81% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (29 in total) use 19mm thick walls.

Read full analysis for cladding.

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 [10]. 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 7% lower when compared to the average tongue & groove roofed log cabin.

A 12.0mm thick roof boarding was used on this log cabin which is one of the best thicknesses used for a roofing material out of 4 thicknesses identified on same-size log cabins [11]. It’s used on 2% of all log cabins and 2% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 3 points below that of the average for 7′ x 7’s that use 12.0mm roofing (82 vs the average of 85), you can be sure it’s not due to the roof thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 7′ x 7′ log cabins. 8% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (3 in total) use a 12.0mm 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 log cabins [12]. It comes fitted on 57% of log cabins and used on 58% of the top 10% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is below the average 7′ x 7’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (82 vs the average of 88), with it being on 58% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 47% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (17 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.

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Flooring

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 [13]. 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 8 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 12mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is one of the best floor board thicknesses according to our experts out of 4 found on same-size log cabins [14]. It’s found on 10% of all log cabins and used on 3% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this log cabin is 7 points lower than that of the average for 7′ x 7’s floored with a 12mm material (82 vs the average of 89), you can be sure it’s not due to the flooring because this one of the highest scoring flooring thicknesses available on 7′ x 7′ log cabins. 44% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (16 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding.

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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 [15]. 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.

The windows on this log cabin use a 3mm thick glazing, we rate this an about average thickness for window glazing out of 4 different thicknesses found on same-size log cabins [16]. Glazing this thick is found on 28% of all the windowed log cabins we analysed and used on 15% of the top 10% of windowed log cabins. 36% of 7′ x 7′ log cabins (10 in total) use 3mm thick glazing.

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Height

The height of this log cabin is 2200mm (7′) which is 5% more than the average 7′ x 7′ log cabin, giving you 100.0mm (0.3′) extra headroom.

Read full analysis for height.

Doors

The door height is 1,625.00mm (5′) tall which is 2% or 30.44mm (0.1′) taller than the average 7′ x 7′.
The door width is 705.00mm (2′) wide which is 12% or 81.89mm (0.3′) 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 Shire Avesbury 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Summerhouse has an Expert Score that is 5% lower than average and is £170 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 £269 with this Optional extra – Add Assembly Service Barnsdale 19 mm Log Cabin 7′ x 7′ Assembly. It is priced at £780, this is 34% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 5 points less than the Shire Avesbury 2.1m x 2.1m Log Cabin Summerhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 92 vs 82 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 £891 more than the Shire Avesbury 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
Log Cabins, Small Log Cabins, Small Summer Houses, Summer Houses, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
7' x 7'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Interlocking Log
Cladding Thickness
19mm
Treatment Type
Treated
Guarantee
1 Years
Height (Imperial)
2200mm
Height (Metric)
2200mm
Depth
2.09 m
Height
2.2 m
Roof Style
Flat
Environmental Certification
FSC
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Wood Species
Pine
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Single Glazed
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Glazing Thickness (Imperial)
3mm
Glazing Thickness (Metric)
3mm
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1910.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1910.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 Persons Recommended
Door Height (Imperial)
1625mm
Door Height (Metric)
1625mm
Door Width (Imperial)
705.0mm
Door Width (Metric)
705.0mm
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
6' 1"
Internal Depth (Metric)
185.2cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
6' 1"
Internal Width (Metric)
185.2cm
Opening Windows
1 Opening Window
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Door Size (Imperial)
5' x 2'
Door Size (Metric)
1625mm x 676mm
Locking System
Lock and Key
Construction Type
Tongue and Groove
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2140.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2140.0mm
Depth Including Overhang (Imperial)
7'
Depth Including Overhang (Metric)
2220.0mm
Width Including Overhang (Imperial)
7'
Width Including Overhang (Metric)
2220.0mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
7'
Depth At Base (Metric)
2090.0mm
Width At Base (Imperial)
7'
Width At Base (Metric)
2090.0mm
Log Cabin Depth
2090mm
Log Cabin Width
2090mm
Wall Log Thickness (Imperial)
0.1'
Wall Log Thickness (Metric)
19.0mm

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Expert Score 8383888085
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Guarantee 10 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 4 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.
Buy Sheds Direct – 1635 products checked, found 1 match.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 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.
Wilko.com – 21232 products checked, found no matches.
Homebase – 35509 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. FSC Certified Timber: The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organisation that is “dedicated to promoting responsible management of the world’s forests.” When you see the FSC certification it means the forest where this wood was sourced from is being managed in a way that preserves biological diversity, while ensuring it sustains economic viability. FSC-certified forests are managed to strict environmental, social and economic standards. FSC certified timber is comparable to Certified Timber

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

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

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

5. 7′ x 7′ cladding data sourced from: 36 7′ x 7′ interlocking log log cabins 

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

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

8. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 89 19mm log cabins 

9. 7′ x 7′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 29 7′ x 7′ 19mm log cabins 

10. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

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

12. Roof covering types identified: mineral felt 

13. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

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

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

16. Glazing thickness types identified: 3mm, 4mm 

Product ID: SKU: AVES0707L19-1AA

Size: 7' x 7'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 4

Mano Mano
£1,198.08
See Deal
Sheds.co.uk
£1,029.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£1,139.00
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£1,049.00
See Deal

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