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Shire Bucknells 10 x 10ft Log Cabin

First Added - February 27 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 10 Data Points Updated - 3 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: 119016

Size: 10' x 10'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

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£2,455.00
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78
Good Ranked in the Top 46% of Log Cabins.
Position 416 of 910 Log Cabins - Down 145 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 Bucknells 10 x 10ft Log Cabin

The Shire Bucknells 10 x 10ft Log Cabin comes with an apex style roof and makes use of fsc® certified materials. The 2 windows used on this particular 10′ x 10′ use a toughened glass glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: pine

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[1]

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. The tongue & groove cladding used on this log cabin is one the best available for log cabins rated by our experts.

2. A 28mm thick cladding like the one used on walls of this log cabin is one of the best rated by our experts.

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

4. This toughened glass glazing material is one that our experts say is one of the best available for windowed log cabins.

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

Cladding

Outstanding, 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 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 19% (172 of 893) of all log cabins analysed [3], as well as being used on 2% (2 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins [4]. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this log cabin is 3 points lower than the average for tongue & groove clad 10′ x 10’s (85 vs the average of 88) [5], you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding as this one of the highest scoring materials found on 10′ x 10′ log cabins. You’ll also find the tongue & groove cladding showing up on 18% of 10′ x 10′ log cabins (21 in total).

The walls are 28mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 5 found on same-size log cabins [6]. It is used on 32% of all log cabins [7] and is also used across 7% of the top 10% of log cabins [8] we analysed. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this log cabin is 1 point lower than the average for 10′ x 10’s that use 28mm thick cladding (85 vs the average of 86) [9], you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 10′ x 10′ log cabins. 45% of 10′ x 10′ log cabins (51 in total) use 28mm thick walls.

Read full analysis for cladding.

Roofing

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 2 types identified on same-size log cabins [10], is said to be one of the best roof covering materials. It comes fitted on 57% of log cabins and used on 58% of the top 10% of 10′ x 10′ log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is below the average 10′ x 10’s cover their roofs with mineral felt (85 vs the average of 86), with it being on 58% of the top 10%, this should give you confidence in its quality. 67% of 10′ x 10′ log cabins (76 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering.

Read full analysis for roofing.

Window

Toughened glass windows come installed on this log cabin. As a glazing option, we rate it the best out of the 3 glazing types found on 10′ x 10′ log cabins [11]. This particular type of glazing is used on 23% of all windowed log cabins and 54% of the top 10% of log cabins with windows we analysed. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 2 points below the average of 87 for windowed 10′ x 10’s use toughened glass windows, with it being on 54% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this log cabin is using a quality glazing type. 23% of 10′ x 10′ log cabins with windows (22 in total) use toughened glass windows.

Read full analysis for window.

Height

The height of this log cabin is 2500.0mm (8′) which is 1% more than the average 10′ x 10′ log cabin, giving you 13.0mm (0.0′) extra headroom.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 8 10′ x 10′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The Shire Bucknells 10 x 10ft Log Cabin has an Expert Score that is 2% lower than average and is £38 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 8 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 with this Shire Bucknells 12 x 8ft Log Cabin. It is priced at £2,480, this is 1% more than this and has an Expert Score of 82, 2 points less than the Shire Bucknells 10 x 10ft Log Cabin.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 90 vs 85 for this product, the Shire Gisburn 10 x 10ft Double Door Log Cabin is the best 10′ x 10′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £2,705, that’s £250 more than the Shire Bucknells 10 x 10ft Log Cabin.

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.
10’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
12’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
Redlands 3.6m x 3m Erin Log Cabin

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 Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Shire Montford 3.2m x 3.2m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Marlborough 28 mm Log Cabin 10′ x 10′

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.
12’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
10’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
12’x8′ Capetus | 44mm Log Cabin

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.
12’x8′ Aura | 44mm Log Cabin
Shire Barnsdale 10 x 10ft Double Door Log Cabin with Assembly
Shire Gisburn 12 x 8ft Double Door Log Cabin

Product Details

Building Type
Log Cabins
Metric Size (Meters)
10' x 10'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
2
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Tongue & Groove
Cladding Thickness
28mm
Treatment Type
Untreated
Number Of Doors
1
Glazing Material
Toughened Glass
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Finish
Unpainted
Depth (Imperial)
9"
Depth (Metric)
2990.0mm
Height (Imperial)
2500.0mm
Height (Metric)
2500.0mm
Width (Imperial)
9"
Width (Metric)
2990.0mm
Weight
420 kg
Assembly Service Required
No
Accreditations
FSC® Certified
Building Type
Log cabin
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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Expert Score 8380808073
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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.

Wickes – 19576 products checked, found 1 match.
Waltons – 231 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.
sheds.co.uk – 1999 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

2. 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

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

4. Global cladding data sourced from: All tongue & groove log cabins 

5. Top cladding data sourced from: Top 89 tongue & groove log cabins 

6. 10′ x 10′ cladding data sourced from: 114 10′ x 10′ tongue & groove log cabins 

7. Cladding thickness types identified: 19mm, 28mm, 34mm, 44mm 

8. Global cladding thickness data sourced from: All 28mm log cabins 

9. Top cladding thickness data sourced from: Top 89 28mm log cabins 

10. 10′ x 10′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 51 10′ x 10′ 28mm log cabins 

11. Roof covering types identified: heavy duty mineral felt, mineral felt 

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

Product ID: SKU: 119016

Size: 10' x 10'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Wickes
£2,455.00
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Support WhatShed: by making a purchase after clicking a link above, a portion of the sale supports this site.