8 x 6 Shire Highclere Summerhouse

Detailed Specification

Please note: all imperial measurements are approximate and the Shire Highclere Summerhouse is made from metric measurements.

Product Name: 8 x 6 (2.3m x 1.8m) Shire Highclere Summerhouse 
Footprint (Front Width x Depth): 2.299m x 1.790m (7'7" x 5'10")
Height at Front: 2.194m (7'2')
Height at Rear: 1.888m (6'2')
Walls: 12mm Tongue and Groove
Door: Double (Styrene Glazed)
Door(s) Height x Width: 1.710m x 1.360m (5'7" x 4'6")
Roof: Plywood
Roofing Felt Supplied: Green Mineral
Floor: 12mm Tongue and Groove
Windows: 3 x Fixed Styrene
Framing: 44 x 44mm (1¾" x 1¾")
Bearers Direction: Side to Side
Portabase Available: No
Eco Bases Available: N/A
Number Required: N/A
FSC Certified:: Yes
Free Delivery: Yes*
Assembly: Optional
EAN Number: 5060490131290
Manufacturer: Shire






The 8 x 6 Highclere Summerhouse from Shire is a stunning summerhouse that provides you with a great space to spend your leisure time. An attractive, contemporary design with an open and bright interior, the Highclere is certain to bring your garden to life.  

At elbec, we are confident that our summerhouses are a great way to make the most of your unused garden space and provide a fantastic spot to relax with family and friends.

Ways to Enjoy your Highclere Summerhouse

There are so many ways to make the most of a Highclere Summerhouse. As a way to bring your garden to life and improve your enjoyment of the outdoors, it really is hard to beat a summerhouse. Giving you the perfect backdrop to a gathering of friends and family or a lively summer BBQ, the Highclere is certain to become a talking point among guests. As it gets colder in the evening, your summerhouse gives you the ideal place to continue the festivities away from the chill of the evening. With some comfortable furniture adorning your summerhouse, it could also provide an lovely, quiet spot in the calming outdoor setting of your garden simply to relax with a good book or just enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Alternatively, why not set it up as a place to pursue your hobbies? It could be just the extra space you have been looking for to practice a musical instrument or do some sewing in the attractive surroundings of your garden. With so many possibilities, and with larger sizes available in the range, you’re sure to love spending your leisure time in the Highclere Summerhouse however you decide to use it.

Why Others Tell us they Love the Highclere

The Highclere is a stunning example of a stylish and contemporary summerhouse that has made it popular with lovers of modern design. With a full length window and full length double doors on the front, buckets of light floods into your summerhouse and you are given fantastic, wide open views of your garden when looking out. When you add the two additional full length side windows into the package, the open and bright feel of the Highclere is even further enhanced, as are the wonderful views that you are given when inside. With generous headroom added to this, you are provided with an open, airy and spacious interior in which spending your time is a real pleasure. The Highclere also features a pent roof, a design choice that is very popular on contemporary garden buildings and we hear so often that our customers love this characteristic. The summerhouse is completed by the tongue and groove timber walls and floor, giving a classic wood finish that is hard to beat. Our customers often like to personalise their summerhouses by painting them. Shire recommends that you use Protek paint, available from elbec in a wide variety of colours. By using Protek Royal Exterior, you can make the Highclere look exactly how you want it while adding important extra protection to the timber. Whether you prefer a classic, wooden finish, for which their range of ‘natural’ colours would be appropriate, or a more colourful, modern look, Protek have a colour to suit any taste.


The Shire Highclere Summerhouse includes a number of key features as standard that show its quality. The robust 34mm x 34mm framework of the walls and floor ensures a robust, sturdy construction. The walls and floor are also constructed using 12mm thick shiplap tongue and groove boarding, giving you a summerhouse that is not only durable but is also nicely sealed away from the elements. This design closes together each panel tightly to make sure your summerhouse is weatherproof. Together with its curved profile which promotes the run off of water, you can be confident your summerhouse will stand up to the British weather. The windows and double doors are glazed with styrene, an environmentally friendly choice that is a safer alternative to traditional glass. You can also choose to upgrade the two fixed side windows to opening windows to make controlling the temperature of your summerhouse even easier all year round. With a roof constructed from high uniform strength plywood and with quality floor joists that give the summerhouse an impressive load capacity, the Highclere is certain to stand up to the test of time. We’re pleased to offer the option of booking our dedicated professionals who will assemble your summerhouse quickly and correctly. However, you can choose to use the comprehensive instructions included with the Highclere and construct it yourself.

Additional Details about your Order

If you think that a Shire Highclere 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 log cabin 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.

All our summerhouses are supplied pre-treated with a base coat to both sides in a golden brown water based industrial product (colour can vary from the picture shown) for protection during manufacture and transit. You must apply a water based top coat of your choice in order to receive the full 10-year anti-rot guarantee. Shire, the manufacturer, recommends Protek wood treatment, available from elbec in a wide variety of different colours. This will protect the timber from weathering, making it last longer. The timber treatment will need to be repeated periodically in line with the manufacturer's instructions.

Key Features

  • Stylish Contemporary Design
  • 8ft wide summerhouse
  • 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
  • Robust 12mm Tongue and Groove Shiplap Wall Construction. 
  • Tongue and Groove Floor
  • Strong rounded framework ie no sharp edges
  • Plywood Roof 
  • FSC Certified
  • 3 Fixed Full Length Styrene Windows 
  • Option to change the side windows to opening windows
  • Full glazed Double Doors for easy access
  • All fixtures, fittings and roofing felt included



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.

Upon Delivery

Delivery of this item is typically made by a 7.5 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 may be either hand-balled off by the driver and some may be craned off if the vehicle delivering has a hi-ab. We cannot guarantee which type of vehicle will deliver to you.

Booking Delivery

After placing an order you will be contacted within 1-2 working days 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 booking website which you will be requested to go on to book your delivery date.

Installation option

If you are choosing the installation option after placing your order you’ll be contacted within 1-2 working days 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 15-20  working days. This may take longer during seasonal periods. Please be aware that the installation team will require full access to your garden. Our Installation team will not bring a building through your home as they are not covered by insurance to enter a customer’s home.

8 x 6 (2.3m x 1.8m) Shire Highclere Summerhouse

Product code - 10040093

Our Price £569.99

The 8 x 6 Shire Highclere Summerhouse is a stunning, contemporary summerhouse with an open and bright interior that will really bring your garden to life. The key features of this fantastic package include:

  • Tongue and groove timber walls and floor providing a sturdy, robust construction

  • Features 3 full length windows and full length double doors allowing in plenty of natural light and wide open garden views

  • Option to upgrade to opening side windows to make the inside temperature easy to control

  • Quality construction you can rely on from a Shire product with a 10 year anti-rot guarantee

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Usually delivered within: 14-21 Working Days.

Note: Currently not available for delivery to Offshore Post Codes.

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