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Silver 5m x 3m Log Cabin with Veranda

First Added - August 4 2022
Last Updated - August 4 2022 - 0 Data Points Updated - 44 Data Points Added
Reviewed & curated by a panel of garden building experts. Using methodology 1.1

Product ID: MPN: 2021-SILVER-5X3+V

Size: 16' x 13'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Waltons
£4,999.99
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83
Good Ranked in the Top 58% of Log Cabins.
Position 524 of 910 Log Cabins - Up 524 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 Silver 5m x 3m Log Cabin with Veranda

The Silver 5m x 3m Log Cabin with Veranda comes with an apex style roof and holds a 10 Years guarantee. The windows window used on this particular 16′ x 13′ use a glazing material (Thickness was not specified).

Base material: wood

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

5. A 16mm thick roof construction as thick as this is something our expert rate to be one of the best available on log cabins.

6. A floor that is 16mm thick is something our experts say is one of the best available for this kind of log cabin.

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 [1] 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 [2], as well as being used on 98% (87 of 89) of the top 10% of log cabins [3]. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 5 points below that of the average interlocking log clad 16′ x 13’s (they have an average Expert Score of 87), 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 81% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (100 in total) [4].

The walls are 28mm thick and we rate this one of the best thicknesses out of the 8 found on same-size log cabins [5]. It is used on 32% of all log cabins [6] and is also used across 7% of the top 10% of log cabins [7] we analysed. While you’ll find that the Expert Score of this log cabin is 2 points lower than the average for 16′ x 13’s that use 28mm thick cladding (82 vs the average of 84) [8], you can be sure it’s not due to the cladding thickness as this one of the highest scoring thicknesses available on 16′ x 13′ log cabins. 20% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (24 in total) use 28mm 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 [9]. This roofing material is used on 64% of all log cabins analysed, and 100% of the top 10% of log cabins. Even though the Expert Score of this particular log cabin is 5 points below the average of 87 for 16′ x 13’s using a tongue & groove roofing, with it being on 100% of the top 10%, you can be assured that this is a quality roof material. 84% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (103 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the roof.

A 16mm thick roof boarding was used on this log cabin which is the best thickness used for a roofing material out of 4 thicknesses identified on same-size log cabins [10]. It’s used on 3% 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 16′ x 13’s that use 16mm 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 16′ x 13′ log cabins. 6% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (7 in total) use a 16mm thick roof boarding.

Read full analysis for roofing.

Flooring

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

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 [11]. 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 5 points below the average of 87 for 16′ x 13’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. 83% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (102 in total) use tongue & groove construction for the floor.

A 16mm thick floor boarding is used here, this is the best floor board thickness according to our experts out of 5 found on same-size log cabins [12]. It’s found on 6% 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 5 points lower than that of the average for 16′ x 13’s floored with a 16mm material (82 vs the average of 87), you can be sure it’s not due to the flooring because this one of the highest scoring flooring thicknesses available on 16′ x 13′ log cabins. 10% of 16′ x 13′ log cabins (12 in total) use 16mm thick floor boarding.

Read full analysis for flooring.

Height

The height of this log cabin is 2230mm (7′) which is 2% more than the average 16′ x 13′ log cabin, giving you 41.0mm (0.1′) extra headroom.

Read full analysis for height.

You Might Also Consider

We found 123 16′ x 13′ log cabins with comparable specifications. The Silver 5m x 3m Log Cabin with Veranda has an Expert Score that is 6% lower than average and is £173 less expensive than average. If you are looking for the best value or highest expert scoring log cabins out of the 123 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 Laurel 6m x 3m Log Cabin. It is priced at £3,300, this is 10% more than this and has an Expert Score of 85, 2 points higher than the Silver 5m x 3m Log Cabin with Veranda.

Highest Expert Score – With an Expert Score of 95 vs 82 for this product, the Palmako Bret 5.1m x 3.9m Log Cabin Garden Room is the best 16′ x 13′ log cabin with comparable specifications, and is priced at £4,639, that’s £1,639 more than the Silver 5m x 3m Log Cabin with Veranda.

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.
Palmako Bret 5.1m x 3.9m Log Cabin Garden Room
Shire Azay 2 4.5m x 4.2m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Palmako Lea 4.8m x 3.6m Log Cabin Garden Room

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 Azay 2 4.5m x 4.2m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Shire Chaumont 4.2m x 5m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Forest Arley 6m x 3m Log Cabin

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.
Palmako Lea 4.8m x 3.6m Log Cabin Garden Room
Shire Chaumont 4.2m x 5m Log Cabin Summerhouse
Palmako Bret 5.1m x 3.9m Log Cabin Garden Room

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.
Palmako Bret 5.1m x 3.9m Log Cabin Garden Room
16’x14′ Procas | 44mm Log Cabin
16’x12′ Lakra | 44mm Log Cabin

Product Details

Building Type
Large Log Cabins, Log Cabins
Metric Size (Meters)
16' x 13'
Material
Wooden
Roof Style
Apex
Number of Windows
Has Windows
Cladding Type
Interlocking Log
Cladding Thickness
28mm
Treatment Type
Untreated
Guarantee
10 Years
Floor Material
Tongue & Groove
Floor Thickness (Imperial)
16mm
Floor Thickness (Metric)
16mm
Eaves Height (Imperial)
2230mm
Eaves Height (Metric)
2230mm
Persons To Assemble
2
Ridge Height (Imperial)
2870mm
Ridge Height (Metric)
2870mm
Depth At Base (Imperial)
15' 9"
Depth At Base (Metric)
4.81m
Roof Material
Tongue & Groove
Roof Thickness (Imperial)
16mm
Roof Thickness (Metric)
16mm
Internal Depth (Imperial)
9'
Internal Depth (Metric)
2.75m
Internal Width (Imperial)
15' 7"
Internal Width (Metric)
4.75m
Depth (Imperial)
12' 10"
Depth (Metric)
3.91m
Width (Imperial)
16' 10"
Width (Metric)
5.14m
Log Thickness
28mm
Building Type
Home Office Log Cabin
Metric Size (meters)
5 x 4
Double Door Width (Imperial)
4' 10"
Double Door Width (Metric)
1.49m
Double Door Height (Imperial)
6' 2"
Double Door Height (Metric)
1.89m
Window Size (Metric)
nan x nan

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Expert Score 8585858085
Price £3,299.99£3,499.00£5,620.00£1,864.00£3,964.00
Size 20' x 10'14' x 10'12' x 14'11' x 9'16' x 11'
Brand WaltonsShireShireAdleyAdley
Material WoodenWoodenWoodenWoodenWooden
Cladding Thickness 28mm28mm28mm19mm44mm
Guarantee 10 Years5 Years10 Years10 Years10 Years
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Joel Bird

Joel Bird

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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.

Waltons – 231 products checked, found 1 match.
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.
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. Cladding types identified: interlocking boards, interlocking log, tongue & groove 

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

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

5. 16′ x 13′ cladding data sourced from: 123 16′ x 13′ interlocking log log cabins 

6. Cladding thickness types identified: 28mm, 34mm, 40mm, 44mm, 45mm, 70mm 

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

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

9. 16′ x 13′ cladding thickness data sourced from: 24 16′ x 13′ 28mm log cabins 

10. Roof material types identified: tongue & groove 

11. Roof thickness types identified: 16mm, 18mm, 19mm 

12. Floor material types identified: tongue & groove 

13. Floor thickness types identified: 16mm, 18mm, 19mm, 28mm 

Product ID: MPN: 2021-SILVER-5X3+V

Size: 16' x 13'

Merchants Checked: 12

Available From: 1

Waltons
£4,999.99
See Deal

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