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Shire Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m Log Cabin Summerhouse

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 49 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: SKU: MAUV0909L19-1AA

Size: 9' x 11'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 5

Mano Mano
£1,678.56
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HomeBase
£2,260.00
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Sheds.co.uk
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ShedStore
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90
Amazing! Ranked in the Top 20% of Log Cabins.
Position 175 of 910 Log Cabins - Up 175 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 Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m Log Cabin Summerhouse

The Shire Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m Log Cabin Summerhouse comes with an apex style roof, holds a 1 Years guarantee, is fit with lockable single doors that use a lockable locking system, is treated using a pressure treated process [1], and makes use of certified sustainable materials. The windows window used on this particular 9′ x 11′ use a horticultural glass glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

Certifications this product meets:

FSC certified timber[2]

Our experts say this has 6 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.

6. A pressure treated treatment like the one used on this log cabin is one our experts are happy to say is one of the best around.

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

Cladding

Fantastic, 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 [3] 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 [4], as well as being used on 98% (87 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins [5]. You’ll also find the interlocking log cladding showing up on 68% of 9′ x 11′ log cabins (71 in total) [6], and when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 11′ log cabins (88), the Shire Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

The walls are 19mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 5 found on same-size log cabins [7]. It is used on 18% of all log cabins [8] and is also used across 3% of the top 10% of log cabins [9] we analysed. 25% of 9′ x 11′ log cabins (26 in total) use 19mm thick walls [10], and if we compare this item against those 26 we find it’s Expert Score is 6% higher than the average score for a 9′ x 11′ 19mm log cabin.

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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 [11]. This roofing material is used on 64% of all log cabins analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of log cabins. 59% of 9′ x 11′ log cabins (61 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 11′ log cabins (87), the Shire Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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 7 thicknesses identified on same-size log cabins [12]. It’s used on 2% of all log cabins and 2% of the top 10% of log cabins. Our data on all 9′ x 11′ log cabins shows us this is the only one to use a 12.0mm roofing solution.

Mineral felt is used as the roof covering, and out of 2 types identified on same-size log cabins [13], 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 9′ x 11′ log cabins. 68% of 9′ x 11′ log cabins (71 in total) make use of a mineral felt material as a roof covering, and when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 11′ log cabins (86), the Shire Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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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 [14]. 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. 61% of 9′ x 11′ log cabins (63 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor. Additionally when taking the average Expert Score of those 9′ x 11′ log cabins (87), the Shire Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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 log cabins [15]. It’s found on 10% of all log cabins and used on 3% of the top 10% of log cabins. 12% of 9′ x 11′ log cabins (12 in total) use 12mm thick floor boarding, with this product having an Expert Score 7% higher than average.

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Window

Horticultural glass 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 9′ x 11′ log cabins [16]. This particular type of glazing is used on 28% of all windowed log cabins and 17% of the top 10% of log cabins with windows we analysed. 42% of 9′ x 11′ log cabins with windows (37 in total) use horticultural glass windows, and when taking the average Expert Score of those horticultural glass 9′ x 11′ log cabins (87), the Shire Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m Log Cabin Summerhouse is just above the average with an Expert Score of 90.

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Height

The height of this log cabin is 2500mm (8′) which is 1% more than the average 9′ x 11′ log cabin, giving you 6.5mm (0.0′) extra headroom.

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You Might Also Consider

We found 104 9′ x 11′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The Shire Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m Log Cabin Summerhouse has an Expert Score that is 3% higher than average and is £129 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 104 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 £623 with this Optional extra – Add Assembly Service – Avesbury 19 mm Log Cabin 10′ x 10′ – Assembly. It is priced at £856, this is 73% less than this and has an Expert Score of 77, 12 points less than the Shire Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m Log Cabin Summerhouse.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 97 vs 90 for this product, the 10’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin is the best 9′ x 11′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £3,238, that’s £1,759 more than the Shire Maulden 2.7m x 3.5m 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.
12’x8′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
10’x10′ 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
Belgravia 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.
10’x10′ Blake | 44mm Log Cabin
12’x8′ 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, Summer Houses, Summer Houses With Veranda, Wooden Summer Houses
Metric Size (Meters)
9' x 11'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Door Type
Single Door
Cladding Type
Interlocking Log
Cladding Thickness
19mm
Treatment Type
Pressure Treated
Guarantee
1 Years
Width
1.9 cm
Environmental Certification
FSC
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan
Wood Species
Pine
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Glazing Material
Horticultural Glass
Roof Covering
Mineral Felt
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
1800.0mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
1800.0mm
Persons To Assemble
2 people
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
12.0mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
12.0mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
7' 10"
Internal Depth (Metric)
240cm
Internal Width (Imperial)
8' 10"
Internal Width (Metric)
269cm
Opening Windows
None
Height (Imperial)
2500mm
Height (Metric)
2500mm
Accreditations
Certified Sustainable
Locking System
Lockable
Assembly Time (estimated)
2 days
External Depth (Imperial)
12'
External Depth (Metric)
3540.0mm
External Width (Imperial)
9'
External Width (Metric)
2690.0mm
Finish
Planed (smooth)
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2340.0mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2340.0mm
Thickness (Imperial)
0.1'
Thickness (Metric)
19.0mm

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Expert Score 9085858888
Price £9,331.89£13,135.07£11,047.50£10,150.83£13,306.51
Size 7' x 5'12' x 8'10' x 6'8' x 6'10' x 10'
Brand Marlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated BuildingsMarlborough Insulated Buildings
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 12mm12mm12mm12mm64mm
Guarantee
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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 5 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.
Homebase – 35509 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.
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. Pressure Treated: Considered the most durable wood treatment, this is where the wood undergoes a process called tanalisation. This is where the timber is submerged in specialist wood preservatives (such as Tanalith E, this is actually the origin of the word ‘tanalisation’), this is a unique combination of copper and organic biocide ingredients (it is the copper that gives the finished wood the slightly green colour). The wood then goes into a high pressure vacuum tank (the Wood Protection Association has a good article/video on this) 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 BS 8417 code of practice (this advises on the choice of timber species and the use and application of wood preservatives) says “ penetration to either 6 mm (15 years) or 12mm (for 30 years) has to be achieved in any exposed surface in sawn material.”

It is also worth noting that if cross cutting, notching or boring treated timber during or after installation, ALWAYS apply an end grain solvent-based (or oil-based) wood preservative treatment to the freshly exposed areas, this will maintain the integrity of the protection. NEVER put cut ends in the ground, even if end grain coated. 

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 interlocking log log cabins 

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

6. 9′ x 11′ cladding data sourced from: 104 9′ x 11′ interlocking log log cabins 

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

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

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

10. 9′ x 11′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 26 9′ x 11′ 19mm log cabins 

11. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

12. Roof thickness types identified: 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 19mm 

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

14. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

15. Floor thickness types identified: 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 19mm 

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

Product ID: SKU: MAUV0909L19-1AA

Size: 9' x 11'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 5

Mano Mano
£1,678.56
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HomeBase
£2,260.00
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Sheds.co.uk
£1,439.00
See Deal
ShedStore
£1,719.00
See Deal
BuyShedsDirect
£1,479.00
See Deal

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