7x5 Shire Avance Summer House - Timberdise

7×5 Shire Avance Summer House

£549.99 Inc VAT

Out of stock

Please see below for lead times on buildings:

Garden Rooms - 8 to 10 weeks
Economy Cabins - 4 to 8 weeks for most economy cabins but please contact us if you require a more exact lead time
Premium Cabins - Currently Unavailable
All other buildings - Currently Unavailable

Due to increased demand and supply delays some buildings remain 'out of stock' for the foreseeable future, for further information please contact us or send us an email to be placed on the priority waiting list!


The 7 x 5 Shire Avance Summerhouse is a fantastic example of a modern-style garden building at a fantastic price. Its compact size also makes it a perfect purchase for anyone looking to make the most out of limited garden space, giving you a wonderful new spot in which to spend your leisure time.

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 Avance Summerhouse

As a charming spot to spend your leisure time, it really is hard to beat a summerhouse. Adorned with a table and chairs, you have the perfect dining space for two. What could be better than relaxing with a glass of wine and a meal on a warm summer evening than in the attractive setting of your summerhouse against the background of the vibrant colours of your garden? With the double doors open, you can spill out into your garden on those extra sunny days, and time after time we hear how our customers have really increased their enjoyment of the outdoors with a summerhouse.  Alternatively, many find that the Avance is a perfect place for their hobbies. It could easily become a stylish and inspiring art studio or simply a quiet nook for your book collection in which you could relax and read the latest page turner. However you decide to make the most of your summerhouse, you can enjoy the best that the outdoors has to offer in considerable style with the Avance.

Why Others Tell us they Love the Avance

Lovers of a stylish, modern summerhouse look are often drawn to the Avance. With its simple yet eye-catching design complete with ¾ length glazed double doors, you are given a contemporary feel that so many of our customers love. Its slightly overhanging roof is another striking feature, adding extra charm to the summerhouse as well as a handy little bit of shelter or shade. The generous roof height and the glazed double doors provide an interior that feels airy and open, ensuring that spending your time relaxing in the Avance is a real pleasure. It is also hard to beat the attractive timber finish of a wooden garden building and there is no doubt you will notice the quality of your summerhouse as soon as you step inside. Our customers often like to add their own personal touch by painting their summerhouses and they look fantastic in any colour. 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 Avance look exactly how you want it while adding extra protection to the timber.


Shire products are known for their quality, and the Avance is no exception. The walls of the Avance Summerhouse are constructed from 12mm thick, shiplap tongue and groove cladding. This gives you a strong, sturdy building with an interior that is weather resistant and protected from the elements. Plus, the Avance has a stand out feature in its 12mm thick tongue and groove floor, a high quality specification you will struggle to find on alternative summerhouses in this price bracket. This also ensures a high load capacity, meaning you can adorn your summerhouse with the furniture of your choice without worrying if the floor will be up to the task. Robust 34mm x 34mm framing adds to the sturdiness of the summerhouse and supports an 8mm oriented strand board (OSB) roof that makes sure the interior is well protected. Mineral felt is also included for extra weather resistance and protection against damp and rot. This is all protected by a 10 year anti-rot guarantee, so you can purchase your summerhouse in the knowledge you will be buying a high quality garden building that will last. Featuring wide opening double doors with high quality joinery that are glazed in environmentally friendly styrene, a safer alternative to traditional glass, you have a summerhouse package that is sure to impress for a price that will not break the bank. 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 summerhouse and construct it yourself.

About the Timber

You will be impressed by Shire’s use of natural products and their environmental credentials. A high quality timber summerhouse starts with high quality timber, so it is important to know exactly what timber is being used. The most commonly used timber for garden buildings is pine (pinus) as this is widely available for a very cheap price, however all of Shire’s garden buildings are constructed using high quality spruce (picea) and is sourced from Siberia and Scandinavia under strict FSC guidance. Spruce is more durable than pine and provides a higher quality finish. This timber is slow grown unlike fast grown British and Eastern Europe’s timber, being slow grown timber means a tighter grain, less sap and with far fewer knots. The timber used on Shire’s products is therefore a more durable timber that will last much longer than other timbers. Spruce is therefore the timber of choice for companies such as Shire who always look to produce the best garden building.

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 garden buildings in the UK.

Full Specification

Please note: all 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 5 (2.05m x 1.55m) Shire Avance Summerhouse
Footprint (Depth x Width): 2.048m x 1.550m (6’9″ x 5’1″)
Height to Ridge: 2.11m (7’0″)
Height to Eaves: 1.748m (5’7′)
Walls: 12mm Tongue and Groove
Framing: 34mm x 34mm (11/3” x 11/3“)
Door: Double
Door Opening (Height x Width): 1.71m x 1.36m (5’7″ x 4’6″)
Door Lock: Gate Latch
Roof Type: Apex
Roof: 8mm oriented strand board (OSB)
Roofing Felt: Green Mineral
Floor: 12mm Tongue and Groove
Floor Joists: 34mm x 34mm (11/3” x 11/3“)
Floor Joists Direction: Front to back
Window(s): No
Window / Wall Panels: N/A
Window Glazing Material: Styrene
Windowless Option Available: N/A
Treatment: Dip treated
Portabases Available: Yes
Manufacturer’s Guarantee: 10 Year Anti-Rot Guarantee
FSC Certified: Yes
Free Delivery: Yes*

Key Features

  • FREE Delivery to the UK Mainland*.
  • 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).
  • Double doors for easy access of larger items and located in the 7ft front width.
  • Supplied dip-treated in a golden brown finish.
  • 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.



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.

Anti-Rot Guarantee

All of the wooden garden buildings at Timberdise come with an anti-rot guarantee for peace of mind that your new garden building will be around long after we have supplied it. All buildings come with a 10 year anti-rot guarantee apart from the pressure treated range as these come with a 15 year anti-rot guarantee.

Most of the wooden garden buildings we supply come with a pre-coat of treatment that we like to call transportation protection. This protects the buildings from the elements as we deliver them to you and also gives you a small period of time from installation to actually getting the building treated yourself so that the building is not exposed during this crucial stage of its life (this does not include log cabins and garden rooms). Log cabins and garden rooms come without any treatment so make sure you treat these buildings within the first week of them being installed.

We at Timberdise will always advise you to treat your new wooden garden building as soon as you possibly can and ask that you continue to treat the building at least every 12 months there after. This is to ensure you get the maximum life span out of the building and prevent any premature rotting. We also advise you that to keep your guarantee valid you do have to treat both inside and outside of the buildings as most buildings don’t come with any damp protection.

Please have a look at the aftercare details we have available on this site by clicking here Aftercare for Sheds, Summerhouses & Playhouses and Aftercare for Log Cabins for further information.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.


At Timberdise we offer a 14 day money back guarantee on all of our items. The guarantee commences from the date which you receive your item and we even offer a free collection service as part of this agreement.

The building must be returned in its original, untreated, resalable condition. Until the item is collected by our courier, it’s the responsibility of the customer to ensure that the building remains in this condition.

We will not however dismantle on your behalf and we cannot be held liable for any third party costs. Once the building has been received by our factory and checked, a full refund will be issued within 7 working days providing all of the above conditions are met.

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