Shed of the Year

  1. Our favourite Shed of the Year 2016 entries

    Our favourite Shed of the Year 2016 entries

    After Shed of the Year 2016 saw a record-breaking 2,825 entries submitted the judges must have had a really difficult job narrowing down each category to just 4 submissions each for the shortlist. We took a look at the shortlisted entries and chose our favourites from each of the categories to give you an idea of the sheds being entered and who the potential winner could be!

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  2. Shed of the Year 2015: The Third Episode

    Last night saw the third installment of the current TV series, Amazing Spaces: Shed of the year. Halfway through the competition, we saw 8 more sheds to add to the 16 we have already seen and this week’s categories were Pub Sheds and Budget Sheds. The two winners of this episode will join the previous 4 winners from the first two episodes. Who will win the title of Britain’s best shed?

    Episode 3

    Pub Sheds

    The first category this week was Pub sheds and we were shown Walter’s creation, a converted chicken shed to now a gin distillery. At £650 and two years of hard work he transformed the chicken shed using junk he has acquired over the years to create his own 400 sq. ft. saloon distillery. Walter used off-cut timbers to clad the saloon and this gives it the rustic Wild West charm that it boasts. The polycarbonate roof allows in an abundance of light a

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  3. Shed of the Year 2015: The second episode

    Last night saw the second episode of the fantastic “Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year” and wasn’t it a great one! This week was the “Unique and Historical” category and saw some really amazing outside spaces. The winners of this week will join the Owl House and the Maid of Dekkin from last week’s episode, all in for the chance to win and take the crown for 2015’s shed of the year.

    Episode 2 contenders

    The “Unique” Category

    The first shed we saw this week from the unique category was the stunning Japanese tea house shed that overlooked the Koi pond. It really did look like you had stepped into ancient Japan. Linda and Derek were inspired to create the Japanese tea house without even being to Japan but they have done an amazing job. Inside the tea house was a Kill Bill inspired finish using improvisations from Charity Shops and other deals he found. What was even more impressive was the cost

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  4. Shed of the Year 2013

    a small blue shed with a door and window

    With two thirds of adults in the UK owning a garden shed, it was only a matter of time before there was a prize for the best! It's that time again, 1904 people have already entered their sheds into the 'Shed of the Year' competition and so could you.

    There are several categories to enter into from standard to eco as well as office, summerhouse and workshop. In addition, there are categories for unique, pub or even Tardis-style sheds.

    To enter, you simply have to fill in the entry form on the Readers Sheds page by the 3 May 2013. The first prize is £1000 and the winner will announced during National Shed Week, from

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  5. Shed of the Year 2015: The first episode

    Last night saw the first episode of channel 4’s “Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year”, a show that explores Britain’s greatest sheds. The show will, excuse the pun, shed light on some of the wackiest and craziest sheds that will inspire and provide ideas on how you can transform your very own shed. This week's episode showed the finalists from the Normal and Eco-Shed categories

    From the "Normal" category

    The first shed that was displayed was Roy’s “Dream City Railway” which houses a huge indoor electric train network that has taken 20 years to build. The contents inside are worth more than his actual house and it really is a marvellous construction. Roy achieved the space by adding more and more sheds as his railway system increased. He even has his own control room!

    The second shed explored was Ben’s “

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  6. Shed of the Year 2015: the finalists

    It may have begun many months ago but now, with less than a week until the public vote closes, the 2015 Shed of the Year competition is drawing to an end. Along the way, we’ve been treated to a host of weird and wonderful creations that demonstrate that the UK’s relationship with the humble garden shed is nothing if not unique.

    More than 2,500 hopefuls entered this year’s competition, all dreaming of winning 2015’s Shed of the Year title. The shed maker that ultimately comes out on top will also receive £1,000 from sponsors Cuprinol, £100 of Cuprinol products and most importantly, a giant crown for their shed.
    The initial vote has now concluded, leaving just four finalists in each of the eight categories. However the public can still have their say on the competition, as the voting for category winners is open until midday 29 May.

    Followers of the competition can vote to determine their favourites in the Eco, Normal, Pub, Workshop & Studio, Unique, Cabin &a

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  7. Shed of the Year 2015: an update

    We’re just days away from the Shed of the Year Competition closing for entries for 2015 and the entries just keep pouring in. The competition is a fascinating chance to see how innovative and exceptional a garden shed can be and how it’s much more than a convenient outhouse for chucking your tools and gardening paraphernalia into.

    With just days until the competition closes on May 1st, there have been thousands of entries, showing some truly innovative and creative designs from across the country. The UK’s reputation as a nation of ‘Sheddies’ is only further enhanced with this competition which celebrates fun and imagination as well as true design and engineering prowess.

    Here we’re taking a look at all eight categories of shed in the competition and some of the best entries in the Eco Shed, Cabin and Summerhouses, Workshops and Studios and finally Pub Sheds categories.

    The categories

    Eco Sheds

    With a focus on environmental factors and off

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  8. Shed of the Year 2012

    Shed in a garden Voting has officially ended for shed of the year. The individual category winners and overall winner for this annual garden sheds competition will be announced during shed week, which begins on the 2nd July 2012.

    This year the competition has been very diverse, we're enjoyed seeing all the possible configurations of the humble garden shed.

    This years judges include Sarah Beeny, 'Uncle Wilco,' Neil Gaiman, Alex (Shedworking) and Jon Earl.

    Most notable entrants

    The Solar Shed

    First, is the Solar Shed by Kevin Ho

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  9. Shed of the Year 2015: The Winner Has Been Crowned

    Last night we saw the Grand Final of the Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year. The episode looked at three categories in total as well as a summary of all the winners so far in the competition.

    Winners of the categories

    Cabins and Summerhouses

    Cabins and Summerhouses was the first category that we were shown which was full of impressive creations.

    The first cabin that we were shown was Rebecca and John’s tribute to everything American. Instead of a holiday to USA this year they put the cash into creating their own cabin, using American materials that have all been recycled or repurposed and inside gives you a true American feel. Using it as an escape from the day to day hassles, the cabin cost them around £15,000 and has proven a worthwhile investment.

    The next cabin we were shown was a

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  10. Shed of the Year 2016: Episode Four

    Shed of the Year 2016: Episode Four

    After weeks of anticipation and shed loads of breathtaking, inspirational and ingenious sheds, at last, it’s time for the grand final!

    So far we’ve seen six category winning sheds make it to the final and there are still two more places up for grabs. Before we see who was crowned the winner of Shed of the Year 2016, let’s meet the amazing sheds in the final two categories…

    What happened in episode 4?

    The Budget shed category finalists:

    This is the thriftiest category ever as the sheds in this category cost no more than £300! This just shows that even with the tiniest of budgets and the biggest imagination, you will be amazed at what can be achieved and we certainly found this out with our first entry…

    Peter Sedo relied on his creative flare to design his dream workshop with a tiny budget in rura

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