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Shire Balsam Arbour

Product Code: ONE4012

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  • Pressure treated timbers throughout
  • 12mm Tongue & groove exterior cladding
  • Enclosed, solid side panels for added privacy
  • Freestanding structure but can be placed against a wall
  • Easy to build
  • Fixings and instructions included
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Shire Balsam Arbour

Home delivery 7 days (estimate)

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Total Price: £279.99
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Detailed Measurements

Extreme Width (max) 1421mm  -  4' 8"
Extreme Depth (max) 762mm  -  2' 6"
Extreme Height (max) 2242mm  -  7' 4"
Footprint/ground Width 1236mm  -  4' 1"
Footprint/ground Depth 654mm  -  2' 2"
Internal Width (min) 1168mm  -  3' 10"
Internal Depth (min) 586mm  -  1' 11"
Internal Height (min) 2082mm  -  6' 10"
Ridge Height 2242mm  -  7' 4"
Eaves Height 1461mm  -  4' 10"
Framing Width 34mm  -  0' 1"
Framing Depth 34mm  -  0' 1"

Note: All imperial sizes stated are approximate, rounded to the nearest inch.


Material Wood
Cladding Shiplap
Finish Planed
Colour Green Tint
Treatment Pressure treated
Orientation 1.421m Gables / 0.762m sides (max)
Roof Type Apex
Roof Material 12mm Tongue & groove
Wall Material 12mm Shiplap tongue & groove
Cladding Material Tongue & Groove
Sustainable Timber Yes
Made in Britain Yes

Assembly & Care

Installation Self-assembly by customer
Persons to Assemble (min) 2
Estimated Assembly Time 2 to 4 Hours
Base Size Required 1.24 x 0.65m
Parts Fit Through Door (78x30") Yes
Interchangeable Sides No
Annual Treatment Not required

Useful To Know

Warranty 12 Months parts
Recommended Use Relaxation & garden feature
Includes Full instructions and fixings
Excludes Assembly

Our product specifications are given in good faith but can be subject to manufacturer change without notice. Should an attribute be of essense to your purchase, please feel free to contact us first for confirmation.


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Made in the UK
One Garden is proud to support UK-based manufacturing. Products with this mark are directly sourced from official manufacturers in the UK.

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Sustainably Sourced Timber
The timber used for this product was obtained from a managed resource, where responsible forest management and re-planting are employed.

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Pressure Treatment
Wood is placed into an airtight tank, by vacuum the air is replaced with preservative. This superior process extends lifespan allowing in-ground use.

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Shiplap Tongue & Groove
A tongue & groove boarding offering a smooth planed finish. Each upper face is shaped with a shallow curve to offer a shiplap, overlapping appearance.


The Shire Balsam Arbour is an attractive bench-seated arbour featuring a gothic style roof, enclosed rear and side panels. The structure is freestanding but can also be placed against a wall or fence if chosen.

The main panels and roof of the arbour are made from tongue and groove boards on a 34x34mm framing for added strength. Full instructions will be supplied upon delivery, along with all the fixtures and fittings needed to install the arbour.



The Shire Balsam Arbour is delivered from central UK stocks by the manufacturer. Shire's own experienced personnel undertake delivery to ensure your goods arrive in a perfect condition.


Shire operate mostly small, flat-bed trucks. If a dustbin lorry can reach your property, Shire should too. Limited access? Please call us prior to ordering to avoid a costly abortive delivery.


Unloading will take place at the kerb-side or your adjacent driveway. Vehicles will not leave the public highway. The driver, at their discretion, may be willing to carry the goods to your garden. Shire will not carry goods through or into your home, therefore you may wish to arrange some extra help privately.

Free Delivery

Shire offer a free delivery service within Central and Southern England, as indicated by their red zone on the map below. The above postcode checker will confirm this for you.

Pick A Day Delivery

For products on '7-14 days' delivery located within the majority of Shire's free red zone, during the checkout process you will be offered a calendar which allows you to select a preferred delivery date. Shire will endeavour to deliver on the date you have chosen. You will be promptly notified in the rare event that an alternative date is necessary for logistical reasons. As some distant red zone locations (such as BA postcodes) are serviced on a 2-day (overnight) run, the actual delivery day may vary by +/- 1 day of the date chosen. The following red zone locations are excluded from the Pick A Day service; BB, BD, BH, BL, BS, DH, DL, DT, FY, GU, HG, HR, L, PO, PR, SO, SP, SR, TA, TS and WN. Note: When an installation option has been chosen, a Pick-A-Day selection will not be offered; due to additional, post-order labour scheduling.  

Delivery Period

Delivery will typically occur within the period quoted on this product. For those products outside the '7-14 days' offer, you will be given the opportunity to chose your delivery date via Shire's online booking portal; a link will be sent by text or email a day or so after order. If a date is not chosen, Shire will notify you in advance by either telephone, text or email to confirm their date of delivery.

Extended Delivery

Less frequently serviced locations such as those outside Shire's red zone, may be subject to an extended period of up to an additional 7-14 days. These distant locations include North and South-West England, Wales and Scotland.

Installation (Extended Delivery)

When an installation service is chosen the product delivery period will increase by approximately 14-28 days, to accommodate additional labour scheduling. Therefore, a '14 Day' self-assembly delivery will become a '28-42 day' installed order. Once placed, Shire will issue an installation pack by email to explain the standard of supporting base required (concrete, paving etc), to enable installation to proceed. Installation scheduling will only commence once the customer returns the base and access information Shire request, including images of their existing base. A prompt return is advisable to avoid delay.

Offshore Delivery

The only offshore location Shire deliver to is the Isle of Wight; PO30-41. A green zone delivery charge applies to this island.

Excluded Locations

Shire does not service the following distant onshore locations; Northern Ireland (BT) and Scottish Highlands (IV4+, KW, PA20-78 and PH19-44). These form the yellow zone as shown upon the lower map. All offshore locations are excluded too, examples being; Guernsey (GY), Western Isles (HS), Isle of Man (IM), Jersey (JE), Orkney (KW), Shetland (ZE) and Scottish Islands (PA & PH).

Distant Surcharge

Due to additional Shire zone fees, certain distant locations can only be serviced at a surcharge (at cost). The above post code checker can confirm if a surcharge will apply.

These locations include:

Orange Zone (CF,CH,LA,NP) at £56.00 (except 19mm Log Cabins at £72.00 and 28mm+ Log Cabins at £210.00)

Blue Zone (CA,EX,LD,NE,SY) at £60.00 (except 19mm Log Cabins at £78.00 and 28mm+ Log Cabins at £240.00)

Green Zone (DG,EH,G,KA,LL,ML,PL,PO30-41,SA1-18,TD,TQ) at £72.00 (except 19mm Log Cabins at £84.00 and 28mm+ Log Cabins at £360.00)

Purple Zone (AB,DD,FK,IV1-3,KY,PA1-19,PH1-18,SA19-73,TR) at £108.00 (except 19mm Log Cabins at £120.00 and 28mm+ Log Cabins at £480.00)

This map offers a visual impression of the four surcharge zones. Delivery is free within the central red zone. No delivery service is available to the yellow zone.

Shire Delivery Zones

Notes & Information

Image Notes

The images show the product painted and dressed for photography only.

One Tip

This pressure treated seated arbour will naturally fade to a silver-grey in time. For an alternative colour, simply apply one of the many decorative preservatives available today.

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Brand Information

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Shire have been producing garden buildings since 1981. Initially we utilised the skill our workforce possessed when we stopped producing Yachts and started to make Garden Buildings. We have consistently expanded over the years, skills have been passed on and our factories and warehouses now occupy some 20 acres. We have invested in the best equipment and have facilities that include a planing mill, self-contained joinery production, undercover timber store and large warehouses that can hold some 20,000 buildings in stock.

Reviews (35)

  • 5 out of 5   , Shropshire .

    Tuesday 06th February 2024 Verified Purchase

    Good response with a excellent friendly service great quality product, very pleased with the garden Arbour. Would definitely recommend. Thank you.
    Regards Spencer.

  • 2 out of 5   , Somerset .

    Saturday 28th August 2021 Verified Purchase

    This is very much a kit for making an Arbour. I needed a skilled friend to assist with building the Arbour, but it still took about 3 hours. Noticed some minor quality issues as it was put together. It needs to be treated which will take at least an hour per coat and will need 2 coats with a minimum 3 hours between coats. The construction will therefore take a large chunk out of a weekend. If you have a busy life this may not be the right choice for you. As it sat in bits in my garage I regretted buying it. I would have preferred to have bought a pre-constructed Arbour locally. A proper review can of course only be given after assessing the durabilty of the Arbour over a period of years. A lot will depend on how well it is treated. I used Cuprinol which required 2 coats, then another in 3 months and then annually.

  • 5 out of 5   , GOSPORT.

    Thursday 05th August 2021 Verified Purchase

    Was really impressed with the communication from purchase to delivery date. Very helpful delivery driver. Now the Arbor is built and is more than I could have hoped for at a very fair price. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Thank you

  • 4 out of 5   , Kent.

    Saturday 31st July 2021 Verified Purchase

    Nice sturdy product, easy to assemble

  • 5 out of 5   , Hull.

    Sunday 25th July 2021 Verified Purchase

    Very pleased with the Shire Balsam Arbour fitted the inside with coloured solar lights looks really nice .

  • 3 out of 5   , Dunmow.

    Saturday 24th July 2021 Verified Purchase

    A good product but some of the wood was split

  • 4 out of 5   , Cadnam.

    Sunday 28th March 2021 Verified Purchase

    The Arbour looks really good, very pleased with it and nice and solid for the price. Only a couple of gripes, having to drill your own holes was annoying, pre-drilled holes would have made it easier and the instructions being printed out so small you needed a magnifying glass. Also the roof sits behind the back wall without actually joining it which is a little odd but with a small modification we managed to bring it forward so it sat on top of the back panel eliminating the gap.

  • 4 out of 5   , Stockport .

    Sunday 28th March 2021 Verified Purchase

    Great quality product delivered on date. 2 parts missing but replaced when I called customer services with next day delivery so canít fault that. Instructions could be simpler as quite complicated but managed to get there! Thanks

  • 5 out of 5   , Ashbourne .

    Friday 26th March 2021 Verified Purchase

    Excellent arbour, fairly easy to build with 2 people. Good quality construction. I painted it before building as recommended and this was certainly easier.

  • 5 out of 5   , Northampton .

    Thursday 25th March 2021 Verified Purchase

    Straightforward build, clear instructions and looks great in our garden. Very solid and good value for money. Delivered fine and driver pleasant.

  • 5 out of 5   , Somerset.

    Tuesday 24th November 2020 Verified Purchase

    Delivery was perfect and efficient. The driver was helpful with the unloading too. The arbour is well made and great quality - we have painted it and partly put it together with no problems and will be putting it in position little later in the year. Looks good!! Thank you.

  • 5 out of 5   , North West.

    Tuesday 10th November 2020 Verified Purchase

    Absolutely love this. It fits perfectly where it is situated in my garden and is just a beautiful sight. My grandchildren love climbing up and reading books I leave in there for them. Itís a solid piece of garden furniture and Iím really happy with it.

  • 4 out of 5   , Glos.

    Tuesday 09th June 2020 Verified Purchase

    Was ideal product for what I wanted. Was easy to erect and appears solid and sturdy.

  • 4 out of 5   , Glos.

    Tuesday 09th June 2020 Verified Purchase

    Was ideal product for what I wanted. Was easy to erect and appears solid and sturdy.

  • 5 out of 5   , Burnley.

    Wednesday 29th April 2020 Verified Purchase

    Excellent product. Good service. Very pleased.

  • 5 out of 5   , Warwick .

    Friday 27th March 2020 Verified Purchase

    Excellent product. Looks great. Only issue is that the holes are not pre drilled however was pretty easy to erect. Needs 2 people.

  • 5 out of 5   , Kent.

    Tuesday 06th August 2019 Verified Purchase

    Very nice looking. Good value. Easy to erect

  • 5 out of 5   , scunthorpe.

    Friday 12th July 2019 Verified Purchase

    Excellent product and it was delivered on time. Would definitely recommend One Garden to my friends.

  • 5 out of 5   , Milton Keynes.

    Friday 26th April 2019 Verified Purchase

    Quick Delivery, assembled myself in couple hours, all parts and fixings to hand, very sturdy and looks great in my garden once painted with colour shades wood preserver

  • 4 out of 5   , West yorkshire.

    Sunday 17th February 2019 Verified Purchase

    Very good sturdy product. Took a while to follow instructions to erect. Not used much yet due to weather.

  • 4 out of 5   , Rothley, Leicester.

    Monday 05th November 2018 Verified Purchase

    Finally got it erected yesterday - shame you don't drill the pilot holes! 1st delivery date was cancelled so it was a day after my wife's birthday. Looks good and looking forward to a sunny day to test it out. A few knots in the wood but I guess that's natural. The manual was in very small print - should be a4 size.

  • 5 out of 5   , Feering.

    Saturday 22nd September 2018 Verified Purchase

    Excellent quality. Easy to construct

  • 4 out of 5   , Maidstone.

    Saturday 01st September 2018 Verified Purchase

    Pleased with the arbour. Good value for money and clear and easy to follow instructions. Have since painted arbour willow green and edged with ivory. Works well.

  • 5 out of 5   , Manchester.

    Tuesday 21st August 2018 Verified Purchase

    This is a very good quality and well made piece of garden furniture at an excellent price. All the wood was straight split free and dry when delivered, unlike similar items I have purchased previously from DIY shed outlets. It all fitted together very well with the different parts well matched. The delivery was very quick from the time of order, especially given where I live in comparison to the company base and the delivery driver was polite and helpful.

  • 4 out of 5   , Deal Kent .

    Wednesday 25th July 2018 Verified Purchase

    I am delighted with my arbour. It is very robust. It was very easy to paint. It looks lovely in two tone blue. My partner is not a handyman and we thought that it would be difficult to assemble ...seeing as there were no screw holes. If there had been screw holes I would have rated it 5 star .. 2 friends put it together and needed to make minor adjustments. It is a very attractive addition to my garden and good value

  • 5 out of 5   , Birmingham.

    Monday 16th July 2018 Verified Purchase

    Easy to follow assembly instructions, feels really solid and good value.

  • 5 out of 5   , Gisburn.

    Sunday 17th June 2018 Verified Purchase

    This is a fantastic arbour at a fantastic price. It is sturdy and solid, however, it does take two to put it together. It adds a wonderful countryside feel to the garden; I've painted mine in two contrasting shades; willow grass and country cream. Everyone who comes around loves it.

  • 4 out of 5   , Highworth.

    Monday 21st May 2018 Verified Purchase

    The kit was easy to put together apart from having to fit the seat supports after erecting the back and sides. It is simpler to fit them before joing anything together.

  • 4 out of 5   , Essex.

    Wednesday 09th May 2018 Verified Purchase

    Quite pleased with the arbour, though not that easy to put together and planks at the back as you look at it don't line up, so it doesn't look quite right and there is a few visible screw holes. But over all it looks nice.

  • 4 out of 5   , North Wwales.

    Tuesday 12th December 2017 Verified Purchase

    At this time of year, the arbour has not been used. Assembly instructions were very clear; careful measurement & drilling pays off. Good strong structure, final assembly should be in intended location.

  • 5 out of 5   , Wallington, Surrey.

    Friday 03rd November 2017 Verified Purchase

    This arbour was so easy to put together and also very robust. I'm very pleased with it and I am sure it will last for many years to come. Delivery was exactly when it was due and the driver was very helpful.

  • 5 out of 5   , Scunthorpe.

    Friday 22nd September 2017 Verified Purchase

    This arbour is superb, now painted and standing beautifully in the garden. The only thing that went wrong was the delivery. It didn't arrive on the day allocated and the next available delivery was 3 days later when it did arrive.

  • 5 out of 5   , west yorkshire.

    Wednesday 07th June 2017 Verified Purchase

    Delighted with the arbour now painted blue/cream. Reasonably easy to assemble & at one point required 2 people. My wife being shorter than myself found the depth of the seat too much to achieve a comfortable seating position, I therefor altered the seat by removing a couple of slats at the front and this has solved the problem. An added benefit is that after any rain the seat stays drier than it did previously. Thanks again.

  • 5 out of 5   , Pathhead, Midlothian.

    Wednesday 10th May 2017 Verified Purchase

    Very happy with this garden arbour. Provides shade and privacy from neighbours. Looks good and is comfortable. Took one person about an hour to assemble. Good customer service when arranging delivery time.

  • 5 out of 5   , Stroud Gloucestershire .

    Wednesday 12th April 2017 Verified Purchase

    Excellent garden arbour, quick delivery, very good value, so pleased will be ordering from here again.

Click here to read all 35 reviews.

We encourage every purchaser of this product to submit a review. Customers are invited (by post-delivery email) to a web page where their genuine review can be placed.


Q:  Is this product supplied painted (decorated) as shown?

A:  No, undecorated only. It will be supplied in a standard factory-treated finish.

Q:  Are both the sides solid, as one looks like a window?

A:  Yes, both side panels are solid, so fully boarded.

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