Frequently Asked Questions

Take a look at our frequently asked questions to find the answers to your questions.


We use the finest quality timber we can and so all timber used is a high quality slow-grown European softwood originating from Pine or Spruce.


We are very conscious of our Environmental Impact and so Tiger Sheds is FSC certified under Chain of Custody Number: TT-CW-005298

The company is certified to produce ‘FSC mix’ status material which means we operate a credit account whereby all material must be certified as legal and sustainable and any volume proportion that is brought in as FSC certified is then added to our credit account volume of material that we may then sell out as FSC certified.

Any product that we sell out as FSC Mix certified is documented and its volume removed from our credit account and the receiving party, should they be part of the FSC programme, can add the full 100% volume of this product to their own FSC account.

Garden Sheds and most garden buildings are delivered on a vehicle up to the size of a 7.5 Tonne Flatbed, in single panels and unloaded by hand on arrival. The largest panel size we deliver is 10ft in length.

Log Cabins are delivered on an 18 Tonne Hiab so you will need to ensure that you have sufficient space for the building to be craned off the back of the vehicle. The largest Log Cabin pack size we deliver is 20ft in length.

Rules governing outbuildings apply to sheds, greenhouses and garages as well as other ancillary garden buildings such as swimming pools, ponds, sauna cabins, kennels, enclosures (including tennis courts) and many other kinds of structure for a purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwellinghouse.

Other rules relate to the installation of a satellite dish, the erection of a new dwelling or the erection or provision of fuel storage tanks.

Under new regulations that came into effect on 1 October 2008 outbuildings are considered to be permitted development, not needing planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:

No outbuilding on land forward of a wall forming the principal elevation.

Outbuildings and garages to be single storey with maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and maximum overall height of four metres with a dual pitched roof or three metres for any other roof.

Maximum height of 2.5 metres in the case of a building, enclosure or container  within two metres of a boundary of the curtilage of the dwellinghouse.

No verandas, balconies or raised platforms.

No more than half the area of land around the "original house"* would be covered by additions or other buildings.

In National Parks, the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Sites the maximum area to be covered by buildings, enclosures, containers and pools more than 20 metres from house to be limited to 10 square metres.

On designated land* buildings, enclosures, containers and pools at the side of properties will require planning permission.

Within the curtilage of listed buildings any outbuilding will require planning permission.

For more in-depth information, please consult the online Planning Portal


*The term "original house" means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948 (if it was built before that date). Although you may not have built an extension to the house, a previous owner may have done so.

*Designated land includes national parks and the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conservation areas and World Heritage Sites.

Sheds, Summerhouses, and Playhouses

We currently manufacture garden sheds with the following 4 cladding variations;

Overlapping board ex 12x125mm (finished thickness 9mm)

Tongue and Groove Shiplap ex 16x125mm (finished thickness 12mm)

Tongue and Groove Loglap Cladding ex 19x125mm (finished thickness 15mm at thickest point)

Tongue and Groove Pressure Treated Shiplap ex 19x125mm (finished thickness 16mm)

We currently stock sheds with the following 2 framework variations;

Standard Framework ex 32x50mm, which finishes at 28x44mm

Heavy Duty Framework ex 63x50mm, which finishes at 58x44mm

Our current garden shed range uses the following roof and floor construction;

Overlap Range - roof and floor ex 12x120mm butt-jointed timber boards (finished thickness 9mm)

Shiplap and Loglap Range - roof and floor ex 16x125mm tongue and groove boards (finished thickness 12mm)

Pressure Treated Range - roof and floor ex 19x125mm tongue and groove board (finished thickness 16mm)

The majority of our wooden sheds are dip treated with a temporary water-based treatment, which is red cedar in colour. This is the red/orange colour of the Sheds you will see online. We can supply the standard Sheds without any treatment but this would invalidate the timber guarantee.

We have a Pressure Treated Range of buildings, which are treated with Tanalith-E. These have a pale green tint to the timber as the treatment is a copper-based product designed to limit the chance of rot. The only buildings we supply untreated as a standard are the Log Cabins.

You can order a completely untreated Tiger Shed but this would invalidate the Timber Guarantee we offer.

We do advise that you need to treat any wooden building inside and out with a waterproofing treatment as soon as possible after delivery and annually thereafter. We do offer our own Tiger Sheds Preserver as an optional extra.

Overlap cladding is a rough-cut board with a finished cut thickness of 9mm. The cladding boards in the walls of an Overlap Shed will overlap each other and generally, the Overlap Sheds will include a roof and floor constructed using 9mm butt-jointed timber boards.

Shiplap cladding is a type of tongue and groove but there is a slight profile to each board to aid water run-off. Our Shiplap cladding is a smooth-planed board with a finished cut thickness of 12mm.  Apart from the Tiger Wooden Garage (which has no floor at all), the Shiplap Sheds include a 12mm tongue and groove roof and floor. Our range of Pressure Treated Sheds are also made of Shiplap cladding but the boards have a thicker cut finish at 16mm and a 16mm tongue and groove roof and floor.

Available as an upgrade on most of our Shiplap Shed range, Loglap cladding is still tongue and groove but rather than a flat finish to each cladding board, each board has a curved finish. The loglap boards are planed to 15mm at the thickest point. As with the Shiplap Sheds, our Loglap buildings will generally include a 12mm tongue and groove roof and floor.

Coming Soon


The innovative modular design of the TigerFlex range lets you put the door and windows where you want! And soon it will be even easier, with so many more options! With the easy to use configurator, it'll be so simple to style your ideal shed.

Just mix and match the panels as you want. If you want windows on every side, sure thing! Want full pane windows on one side, and thiner security windows on the other for more privacy, no problem! Whatever you decide, just drag and drop your choice into each slot to suit your specific shed needs.

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Design your perfect space with the TigerFlex - coming soon! TigerFlex Shed Configurator

Log Cabins

Our current range of Log Cabins features buildings constructed with either 19mm (single tongue and groove), 28mm (single tongue and groove), or 44mm (double tongue and groove) interlocking log.


All Tiger Log Cabins are supplied completely untreated as a standard.

The Logs are cut to be such a precise and tight fit that if we were to treat the Logs prior to assembly, a build up of treatment or swelling of the logs with absorption of treatment may result in the Logs not fitting together correctly.

You will need to treat the Cabin thoroughly inside and out as soon as possible after assembly to validate the Timber Guarantee and prevent any absorption or ingress of water into the Log Cabin.

We offer the Tiger Sheds Preserver which would be suitable for this. However, any good quality waterproofing wood treatment will suffice.


Yes you can!

We've just launched our brand new TV advert, which features two of our products and introduces our new mascot Eric.

The Optima 44m Log Cabin
Tiger Heavyweight Workshop Shed

Be sure to check the new adverts out. You can also catch them across the ITV network during the spring/summer in 2022.

We had great fun shooting our brand new TV ads. We've captured some of the moments and hightlight from behind the scenes so you can see how it all came together.

You can catch the new TV ads across the ITV network over the spring/summer in 2022, or you can watch them on our TV page.

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