Detailed Specification

Please note: all imperial measurements are approximate and the Shire log Cabin is made from metric measurements.  We would recommend that the base is at least 100mm bigger in each direction.

Product Name: 8G x 12 (2.39m x 3.59m) Shire Walsoken Log Cabin with Side Shed (19mm Logs)
Footprint External Depth: 2.39m (7'10")
Footprint External Width: 3.59m (11'9")
Footprint Internal Depth: 2.15m (7'1")
Footprint Internal Width:

Cabin area: 2.14m (7')
Side storage: 1.19m (3'11")

Height to Ridge:
2.15m (7'1")
Height to Eaves: 1.89m (6'2")
Walls: 19mm Single Tongue and Groove
Floor: 12mm Single Tongue and Groove
Floor Bearers: 34mm x 62mm (1" x 2")
Floor Bearer Direction: Front to back
Roof Thickness:
12mm Single Tongue and Groove
Roof Joists: 44mm x 70mm (2" x 3")
Door: 1 x Double door
1 x Single door (Side shed)
Door Height: 1.71m (5'7")
Door Width:

Double door: 1.36m (4'6")
Single door: 0.68m (2'3")

Number of Windows:

1 x Top opening side window

Window Glazing: Acrylic
Window Height: 1.62m (5'4")
Window Width: 0.63m (2'1")
Positioning of Window Hinges: Top of window
Roofing Felt: Mineral felt 
Roofing Felt Tiles (Black, Green or Red): N/A
Installation: Optional
Treatment: Untreated timber
Recommended Treatment: Protek Royal Exterior Wood Treatment
Manufacturer's Guarantee:
10-year anti-rot
FSC Certified: Yes
Free Delivery: Yes*
EAN Number:
Country of Origin: United Kingdom



The 8 x 12 Walsoken Log Cabin with side shed from Shire combines style with practicality, providing a new space for either an office or summerhouse and with an extra storage area. At elbec, we are confident that our log cabins are the perfect way to make the most of your unused garden space and provide a wonderful spot to relax or work in comfort all year round.

Ways to Make the Most of Your Walsoken Log Cabin

The Walsoken is the ideal outdoor summer room to relax or work, a key feature of this cabin is its side shed which brings a seamless touche to your garden and no need to purchase a separate shed.  This combination is suitable where you may be struggling for space to accommodate two separate buildings.


A Shire Log Cabin is built to last, and the Walsoken is no exception. Shire uses four-way corner joints and interlocking logs of the highest quality as standard. Boasting excellent eco-credentials, the Cabin is constructed from high grade, slow grown Spruce under strict FSC guidance. This timber, grown in the colder climates of Scandinavia has a tight grain, less sap and far fewer knots. This gives it extra strength, a much longer life and superior build quality. A high-quality timber log cabin starts with high-quality timber, so it is important to know exactly what timber is being used for your log cabin.

Both the log cabin's summerhouse and side shed are lockable (key included) you can feel safe leaving items overnight in your log cabin. The handcrafted joinery on the windows and doors is a real sign of quality, and you will struggle to find this feature on any log cabin that Shire doesn’t produce. You can also purchase and construct your log cabin in the confidence that all Shire Log Cabins can be dismantled and rebuilt should you ever decide to move. We’re pleased to offer the option of having our dedicated professionals assemble your log cabin quickly and correctly. However, you can choose to use the comprehensive instructions included and construct it yourself.


We recommend that log cabins are sited on pre-laid, level, solid and dry ground, with a foundation of hardcore, compacted, and concrete to give a stable and even footing for your cabin to sit on. You can request 'Guidelines for Preparing a Concrete Base' through our 'Contact Us' Section. This log cabin is supplied with comprehensive fitting instructions and fixings provided. Two people are required to build.

Optional Assembly Service

We’re pleased to offer the option of booking our dedicated professionals who will assemble your log cabin quickly and correctly. However, you can choose to use the comprehensive instructions included with the log cabin and construct it yourself. 

Creating a stylish log cabin with our Protek Paints

All Shire Log Cabins are supplied untreated. You must apply a wood treatment to the exterior. Shire recommends Protek Royal Exterior wood treatment, available from elbec in many different colours.  You can add your personal touch by painting your log cabin in many of the fantastic colours. This will protect the timber from weathering, making it last longer. The timber treatment will need to be repeated per the manufacturer's instructions.  Protek Royal paint is available from elbec in a wide variety of colours. By using Protek Royal Exterior, you can make the Walsoken look exactly how you want while adding extra protection to the timber. Whether you love bold, bright colours or a more natural wood finish, Protek has a colour to suit any taste. Take a look at the Protek range.

About Shire

Established in 1945 Shire are the country's leading and one of the oldest established manufacturer 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.

About your Log Cabin Order

The Log Cabin is supplied with heavy duty roofing felt, and all fixtures necessary to complete assembly.  Timber sizes stated are the actual size of the timber after planing and machining.

Please note:  All Shire products are supplied unpainted. Some images may show the product painted and/or decorated with accessories/furnishings. This is for display purposes only. Your order will not be delivered with any of the accessories/furnishings shown.

Key Features

  •  Sourced from the finest Scandinavian timber and manufactured with the latest machines in the UK for a strong and beautiful finish
  •  High quality 19mm thick interlocking logs to keep the bad weather out
  •  Summerhouse and side shed in one
  • One side opening window to let the good weather in
  •  Full-glazed double doors allow extra sunlight in while also enhancing the cabin's eye-catching exterior
  •  Both doors are lockable and keys are provided
  •  Thick tongue and groove timber roof and floor weatherproof the log cabin while also adding a beautiful finish to the interior



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.

Walsoken FAQs

What size log cabin do I need?
We would always recommend that your decision making is based on the biggest log cabin you can afford. It will of course need to fit in the space you have allocated without any restrictions. You will find that just like a house, you will always find use for the space. Of course size and space will come down to what you will potentially use the Log Cabin for ie Garden Office, Games Room, Hobby Room or for Dining. We also have Log Cabins with multi rooms. We offer a made to measure and design service where you can dictate your own log cabin size and design.

What should I consider when choosing a location for my log cabin?
Unlike some Log Cabins with Shire Log Cabins you actually build the cabin from the inside but you will need enough room to be able to assemble the roof and treat the external walls. We would therefore recommend that your log cabin should ideally have a clear space of at least 18" wide on all sides, if possible. We know that this can sometimes be an issue and therefore a reduced clearance is often possible on one or two sides. When considering your space around your log cabin (particularly where there are space constraints) remember to allow for any roof overhang. You should also clear the area of any nearby shrubs and trees and remember to allow for future growth. If possible a sheltered position is better.

Do Shire Import their Log Cabins?
Shire Log Cabins are not imported they are machined logged here in the UK. There are many advantages to this notwithstanding the logs will fit together first time which is not always the case for imported log cabins. First of all in the unlikely event of needing parts these are readily available and you would not have to wait weeks for replacement parts as you would if the log cabin was imported. Secondly as they are built in the UK any technical advice you may need is also readily available.

What is the best way to prepare a base for my Log Cabin?
All log cabins require a well prepared, solid, flat, level concrete base to ensure a long lasting and stable installation. It should have a very slight fall to prevent water laying on it. We do not recommend slab and / or shingle bases as an uneven base or subsequent settling will cause excessive strain and may damage your building. Guidelines for preparing a base are issued subsequent to placing an order and are also available upon request.

What tools do I need to build my Log Cabin?
Good quality DIY hand tools, such as: Drills, Hammer, Pozidrive Screwdriver (Electric), Rubber Mallet, Sand Paper, Cutting Knife, Tape Measure, Step Ladder, Pencil, Saw, Damp Proof Strip, Silcone Sealant, Oil for Lock, Level and Ball of String (to check the diagonals).
Please Note: The only cutting which is required on a Shire Log Cabin is the final roof, floorboards, eaves edgings, skirting boards (where applicable), felt and where applicable the verandah posts.

Does the Log Cabin need to be treated?
Log Cabins are supplied untreated. We explain in the section below the reasons for this. However as it is untreated it will enable you to decorate and finish your log cabin to your own individual style and taste. Please Note: the bearers are pre-treated with pressure treatment therefore any wood that comes into contact with the ground is powerfully treated to prevent against decay and insect infestation. It is advised that you treat your log cabin when it has been constructed with a suitable external wood treatment (there are some parts which will need treating prior to assembly which are detailed in the instructions) and treat the external walls periodically after that in order to maintain and prolong the life and beauty of your log cabin. We would also recommend the maintenance of doors and window hinges that you regularly oil these to ensure a continued smooth operation.

Why don't you pre-treat Log Cabins?
Log cabin timber is kiln dried, a process that reduces moisture content. This drying ensures that all wood is reasonably sized and capable of locking together tightly and securely. If timber was to be pre-treated for customers, the rigidly sized pieces of wood would have to be coated with preservative at this stage of production. Each piece would absorb varying amounts of treatment and drying times would be inconsistent. This process would expand to different sizes and this movement would prevent the interlocking log walls from fitting together tightly and securely, if at all.

Why don't all your log sizes come with double tongue and groove?
Using double tongue and groove on log sizes smaller than 44mm would cause the tongues to be very thin and liable to breaking off. This could jeopardise the bond making it very weak. We ensure that our 28mm and 34mm single tongue and groove logs and our 44 and 70mm double tongue and groove logs keep you nice and snug in your log cabin without jeopardising the sturdiness of the building.

Do you offer an Installation Service?
Yes. We offer an installation service throughout the majority of the UK mainland*. Installation by one of Shire's experienced assembly teams. If this is not displayed as an option on the product page, please call our Sales Team on 0115 965 9900 for a quote. Due to Seasonal fluctuation when choosing this option Installation may take up to 6 weeks.

How is the delivery of my log cabin arranged?
You will be contacted by Shire the manufacturer of your log cabin within 1-3 working days via a text message to the telephone number you have provided either a mobile or landline to inform you of how to book your delivery date. This will involve visiting their booking website. You will then either be able to book your delivery date online, or be advised that Shire will call you once a date is available. If having assembly of your log cabin you will still be sent a text message to go on to the booking website to accept the terms and conditions for assembly you will then be contacted at a later date by the delivery team with an assembly date for your log cabin.

How easy are Shire Log Cabins to assemble?
You will not need to be a DIY professional to put up a Shire log cabin. Comprehensive, accurate and extremely easy to follow assembly instructions are supplied. They show exactly where every component fits and the majority of individual components are coded to match the instructions.   You are also supplied with spares for some parts just in case. However, if you feel that you need a little advice or just have a couple of questions to ask, you can call Shire's Technical Team on: 01945 465 295 who will be happy to help.

Can I insulate my log cabin?
The floor and roof of our log cabins can be easily insulated (We do not recommend insulating the walls of the log cabin as they need to be able to move slightly with the changes in weather). There are many insulated sheets on the market suitable for insulating your cabin. We recommend using batons on the wall with a slot at one end to allow for expansion and contraction of the wood. We also offer optional 11mm thick double glazing. On many of our log cabins we have the option to increase the log thickness

Can I have electricity in my log cabin?
Although providing an electricity supply to a log cabin is normally a straightforward task, for safety reasons we recommend that you consult an approved electrician first.

8G x 12 (2.39m x 3.59m) Shire Walsoken Log Cabin with Side Shed (19mm Logs)

Was £1999.99 Now £1,699.99
NEW - Guarantee - 10 year - gold

Product code - 10050068-8Gx12


Description Information

This contemporary two in one 8x12 Walsoken Log Cabin with side shed makes a great space for either a home office or a place to retreat to, coupled with a storage area to provide a seamless solution to your outdoor space.  The key features include:

  • Garden room and side shed
  • Constructed using 19mm logs
  • Wide-opening double doors and large opening side window allows for fresh air
  • No need to buy a separate shed

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