7 x 7 (1.98m x 2.05m) Shire Kensington Summerhouse

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7 x 7 (1.98m x 2.05m) Shire Kensington Summerhouse
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7 x 7 (1.98m x 2.05m) Shire Kensington Summerhouse

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  • Shire Kensington Summerhouse 7 x 7ft approx£639.00


            The 7 x 7 Kensington Summerhouse from Shire is a classic example of a traditional style summerhouse. It blends harmoniously in a range of garden styles, but of course will look most at home in a traditional garden. If you can picture yourself enjoying a drink or two in the summer months in the beauty of your garden, or perhaps you see yourself painting, drawing or reading in a picturesque setting, then the Kensington could be just the place for it.

            The almost entirely glazed front, including ¾ length glazed double doors, and a large opening side window ensure that buckets of light can flood the interior of the Kensington. This makes spending time inside a real pleasure and makes it feel bright, airy and spacious. Plus, you can throw the window and doors open on an extra-sunny day to spill out into your garden or let in a cool breeze. Customers who purchase the Kensington are usually lovers of the traditional. With its elegant, Georgian-style windows, proper joinery doors, a traditional apex roof and a charming, scalloped facia, it is easy to see where the Kensington’s classic appeal comes from. You can add an optional veranda too if you want to add a beautiful finishing touch to the Kensington's classic good looks.


            The Kensington is built to the same high standard that you will find from any Shire Summerhouse. Shire summerhouses also include a number of quality features that you might not expect given their affordability. The windows and doors have proper, handcrafted joinery, instead of the glued-on glazing bars that you often find on inferior summerhouses. They are properly morticed and tenoned and the window also has a unique profiled “lip” that covers the aperture of the opening in the panel, making it extra weather resistant. Casement stays have 2 levels of opening. The glazing is 3mm horticultural glass which can be relied upon to keep its clarity. This is often preferred to plastic glazing materials like polycarbonate or styrene, which often dull over time. The Kensington features a tongue and groove roof and floor, a premium option compared with alternatives which can be a bit of an eyesore. Whereas many garden buildings will use uglier and often weaker alternatives like OSB, using tongue and groove gives a more durable floor and a more weather-resistant roof.

            The Kensington has shiplap tongue and groove cladding. This means the individual boards close together tightly to act as a great barrier to the elements. The shiplap profile gives a slight, overlapping “lip” which aids water run-off and increases the summerhouse’s weather protection. The framework on the Kensington, which really gives the building its strength, is a robust 34mm x 34mm, which is as much as 20% thicker than the framing you will find on many alternative garden buildings in this price bracket. The timber used is a continental slow grown timber. Slower grown timber means a tighter grain, extra strength and a longer life.

            The Kensington is supplied with detailed instructions and all the fixings needed, including roofing felt, to complete assembly. Alternatively, an assembly service is available if you would like your summerhouse built for you quickly and professionally.


            This Kensington Summerhouse is dip treated. This means it has been pre-treated with a base coat to protect the timber during manufacture and transit (colour can vary from the picture shown). Dip treated buildings have a 10-year guarantee against rot, but you must follow all the manufacturer’s care guidelines to ensure the guarantee remains valid. This includes using an appropriate product to treat your building after construction and carrying out periodic re-treatment. Shire recommends Protek Paint, available to purchase from elbec for a fantastic price. Protek have an excellent range of colours and stains while providing probably the best timber protection you can buy.

            About Shire

            Established in 1945, Shire are the country's leading, and one of the oldest established, manufacturers of garden buildings. Shire benefit from being adjacent to the Port of Wisbech, through which Shire discharge timber into their warehouses. Shire is the proud manufacturer of the largest timber garden building range produced in the UK. At peak times they produce thousands of buildings a week. Their range includes Garden Sheds, Log Cabins, Eco Homes, Home Offices, Sheds, Workshops, Summerhouses, Playhouses, Arbours, Storage units and Pet houses. Their production facilities cover some 23 acres and include huge undercover stock holding facilities for many of their ranges, an advanced high-speed timber planing mill, modern well equipped joinery production facility and semi-automated production lines. All Shire garden buildings are manufactured in the UK using the finest spruce timber, imported directly and machined through the most up to date machines to ensure the best quality and best value for money log cabins in the UK.

            Additional Details About your Order

            If you think that a Shire Kensington Summerhouse would be perfect for you, take a look at our delivery information. If you would like any extra details, feel free to email us to discuss your order and our full range of product options, or better still, give us a call so we can find the perfect summerhouse to suit your needs.

            Alternatively, why not visit us at our Brookfields Garden Centre showsite near Nottingham? One of our helpful advisors will be on hand to show you around or to help guide you through your order in person. Though if there is a particular garden building you would like to see, we recommend contacting us in advance to find out if we have it, or one similar, on site.

            Please note: Some pictures show the Kensington summerhouse with an optional veranda or painted for display purposes. Your purchase will be, as standard, without a veranda and will not be painted.



            FREE delivery is offered to the majority of mainland UK postcodes but some areas may incur a surcharge and some postcode areas are not covered at all. Please check your postcode in the ‘Delivery cost checker’ above to confirm availability and any possible surcharges.

            Delivery Leadtimes
            The estimated delivery lead time for this product is identified on the product page above. Lead times are in working days (Monday - Friday) excludes Bank Holidays. These estimated lead times are provided by the manufacturers and are not guaranteed - due to fluctuation in demand - but are provided in good faith and are representative of delivery at that time. Some remote areas will take a little longer.

            Booking Delivery
            By entering your postal code in the ‘Pick a delivery day. ENTER POSTCODE’ Box above you can select a delivery date. The evening before this delivery date you will be sent a text message (where a mobile has been provided) with an estimated delivery window.  This update can only be provided where a mobile number has been supplied on the billing address section at the time of checkout.

            Upon Delivery
            Delivery is made by Shire the manufacturer. Delivery of this item is typically made by a 17 ton flat-bed (similar size to a council refuse lorry). Delivery is typically between 7am and 7pm. The delivery drivers are only insured to deliver to kerb side or driveway. We would not risk damaging your property whilst delivering a product. Unfortunately we will not be able to go through your property. Deliveries are hand-balled off by the driver.

            We would recommend against arranging for a third party to install the building before it's been delivered and checked that all parts are present, as we cannot be held liable for any third-party costs.

            Installation option
            If you are choosing the installation option after placing your order you’ll be contacted within 5 working days by Shire the manufacturer either by a text message or automated telephone message (the latter if a mobile number is not supplied). This message will supply you with the name of the website to go on to where you will be required to accept the terms and conditions for assembly. Any delay in accepting these terms and conditions may affect your timescale. Once you have accepted these terms and conditions you will be contacted during the timescale with a date for the delivery/assembly of your order. The installation option will extend your lead time by up to 15-25 working days. This may take longer during seasonal periods. Please be aware that the installation team will require full access to your garden, 18" clearance all around the building and a firm and level base. Shire's installation team will not bring a building through your home as they are not covered by insurance to enter a customer’s home.


            Please note: all imperial measurements are approximate, and the Shire Summerhouses are made from metric measurements. We would recommend that the base is at least 50mm bigger in each direction.

            Product Name:
            7 x 7 (1.98m x 2.05m) Shire Kensington Summerhouse
            Footprint Depth:
            2.048m (6'8")
            Footprint Width:
            1.98m (6'6")
            Ridge Height:
            2.13m (7'0")
            Eaves Height:
            1.76m (5'9")
            Tongue and Groove
            Cladding Thickness:
            Treatment Type:
            Golden Brown Base Coat Dip Treatment
            Recommended Treatment:
            Protek Range (please click here)
            Manufacturer's Guarantee:
            10 Year Anti-Rot Guarantee
            Framing Size:
            35mm x 35mm (11 /3" x 11 /3")
            Roof Type:
            Roof Material:
            Tongue and Groove
            Roof Thickness:
            Roofing Felt:
            Sand Felt
            Floor Material:
            Tongue and Groove
            Floor Thickness:
            Floor Joists:
            34mm x 34mm (11 /3" x 11 /3")
            Floor Joist Direction:
            Front to Back
            Door Type:
            Half Glazed Double Doors
            Door Height:
            1.61m (5'3")
            Door Width:
            0.90m (2'11")
            Door Lock System:
            Gate Latch
            Number of Window(s):
            1 Opening Extended Window
            Window Material:
            3mm Horticultural Glass
            Window/Door Panel(s) Interchangeable:
            Optional Assembly:
            FSC Certified:
            Free Delivery*:
            Optional Wooden Base:
            Manufacturer's Product Code:
            EAN Number:
            Shire Garden Buildings Ltd
            Country of Origin:
            United Kingdom


            The 7 x 7 Shire Kensington Summerhouse is a beautiful, traditional style garden building. Whether you want it as the backdrop to your next garden gathering or a space for your favourite hobby, the Kensington is certain to help you to make the most of your garden. Key features include:

            • Elegant, traditional look thanks to its apex roof, Georgian-style window and scalloped facia - veranda optional
            • Double doors provide easy access and can be thrown open on a sunny day
            • Almost entirely glazed front and large opening window to the side allow in plenty of light
            • Sturdy shiplap tongue and grove construction

            Key Features

            •  FREE Delivery to the UK Mainland*.
            • 12mm tongue and groove floor and Roof included which is unusual for a summerhouses in this price range.
            • 12mm robust shiplap tongue and groove wall construction provides an impressive finish while also aiding water run-off.
            • 34mm x 34mm strong rounded framework (no sharpe edges).
            • 1 Opening proper joinery windows (can be fitted to either side length side).
            • Glass is used so you can rely on the clarity of your windows for years to come.
            • Double doors for easy access of larger items and located in the 7ft front.
            • Attractive front roof overhang.
            • 10 Year Manufacturer's Anti Rot Guarantee for peace of mind.
            • High grade slow grown timber means a tight grain giving extra strength, a much longer life and superior build quality that looks attractive in the garden.
            • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Certified timber is used throughout to produce an environmentally friendly garden building.
            • This summerhouse is supplied with felt, fixings & comprehensive instructions.
            • Optional Top Coat Treatment so you do not have to treat the building initially.
            • Optional building base eliminates the need for a concrete or slab base.
            • Optional assembly available.