Shire Balsam Arbour

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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.


Detailed Measurements

External Width (max) 1421mm  -  4' 8"
External Depth (max) 762mm  -  2' 6"
External Height (max) 2242mm  -  7' 4"
Footprint Width 1236mm  -  4' 1"
Footprint 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
FSC Certified Yes
Made in Britain Yes

Assembly & Care

Installation Self-assembly by customer
Persons to Assemble 2
Typical Assembly Time 2 to 4 Hours
Base Size Required 1.24 x 0.65m
Fits Through Door (78x30 inch) 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.



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 '3-7 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 BA, BN, BS, SO & SP 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, FY, GU, PR & PO. 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 '3-7 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)

If an installation option is chosen the product delivery period will increase by approximately 14 days, to accommodate additional labour scheduling. Therefore, a '14 Day' self-assembly delivery will become a '28 day' installed order.

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 (IV, 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 (BH,CH,DH,DL,DT,HR,LA,NP,SR,TA,TS) at £24.00 (except 28mm+ Log Cabins at £108.00)

Blue Zone (CA,CF,LD,NE,SY) at £36.00 (except 28mm+ Log Cabins at £168.00)

Green Zone (DG,EH,EX,KA,LL,ML,PL,PO30-41,SA1-18,TD,TQ) at £48.00 (except 28mm+ Log Cabins at £264.00)

Purple Zone (AB,DD,FK,G,KY,PA1-19,PH1-18,SA19-73,TR) at £72.00 (except 28mm+ Log Cabins at £360.00)

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.


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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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.


  • 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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Made in Britain
One Garden is proud to support British manufacturing. Products bearing this mark are directly sourced from official, genuine UK manufacturers.

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FSC Certified
The Forest Stewardship Council promote responsible forest management. The manufacturer will have used FSC certified timber from managed resources.

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

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


  • 4 out of 5   , Glos.

    Tuesday 09th June 2020

    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

    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

    Excellent product. Good service. Very pleased.

  • 5 out of 5   , Warwick .

    Friday 27th March 2020

    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

    Very nice looking. Good value. Easy to erect

  • 5 out of 5   , scunthorpe.

    Friday 12th July 2019

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Excellent quality. Easy to construct

  • 4 out of 5   , Maidstone.

    Saturday 01st September 2018

    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

    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

    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

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

  • 5 out of 5   , Gisburn.

    Sunday 17th June 2018

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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