Shed of the year 2017 – Finalists announced – Look at these sheds! also #NotAShed

Britain’s Got Shed Loads of Talent 32 shed-hot finalists from around the UK set to battle for top honour of Shed of the Year Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year competition has announced the long-awaited shortlist for 2017 highlighting this year’s most eccentric, exceptional, and extraordinary sheds Public voting is now open to decide on the…

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Allotment artist Chris Cyprus – A Coloured North

I have been a fan of Chris’s work for a long time and he’s got a new exhibition coming up soon. Allotment artist Chris Cyprus has always had a thing about sheds. “They’re the last man cave aren’t they?” he says.”Sheds are dens for grown men. We’re never more at play and more connected with…

Have some shed-scapism – Shed of the year is now global

  As you know we have always loved the world of sheds and the sheddies (more than Ten years of shedlove in fact!)  but we are now officially welcoming all the world’s sheddies to join us – with an International category – enter now for Shed of the year 2017 STRESSED? BUILD YOURSELF A SHED-SANCTUARY  …

How #StormDoris had an effect on the #sheds of the UK

Seeing a few sheds that were having some issues from the ongoing Storm Doris – I decided to try and track the storm shed wise and it’s quite sad to see what damage it has done – but a lot of people took it in their stride. So next storm make sure your shed is…

Cool Things You Can Do When You Power Up Your Shed!   

Thanks to Richard from WhatShed.co.uk for this guest post about cool things you can do when you add power to your shed. Ok so the title may make you think that we are talking about putting guns on the roof, zombie proof shutters on the windows and so on. But actually what we are talking…

Boat Roofed Shed – winning Shed of the year changed my life

Nice little update from Alex Holland him of the upturned boat shed. I was fortunate enough to be the overall winner of the 2013 Shed Of The Year competition with my ‘Boat Roofed Shed‘. Doing so has changed my life for the better! It is like being the President of the United States in that…

Some interesting videos of shed builds

When the sheddies add their sheds for Shed of the year some of them also add videos, so you and us judges can have a good look at their builds – so here are a collection of great ones, some with jaunty tunes! – be great to see your shed in video form – contact…

Guest post :  A woolly hat for your shed

Thanks to Andy from Workshopshed.com for this guest post about insultation your shed roof. Everyone knows when it’s cold you put a hat on to keep warm and every house has loft insulation. But when building a shed we typically only have a layer of board topped with felt to keep us warm. My shed was…

The Toolshed Journal and Colouring Book by John Lee Phillips

You may have remembered the brilliant John Lee Phillips’s project to draw all the items in his grandad’s shed – well he has a book coming out that highlights some of excellent work. A photo posted by @leejohnphillips on Feb 4, 2015 at 1:18pm PST I look forward to looking at them in more details…

The Shed of the year 2016 is the …. West Wing

ECCENTRIC ECO SHED CROWNED 2016 SHED OF THE YEAR Remarkable ‘West Wing’ in Berkshire crowned overall winner of the highly coveted Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition 2016 Thousands of Brits across the nation tuned in to watch George Clarke announce the winner during the final episode of hit Channel 4’s ‘Amazing Spaces Shed of…

Shed of the year 2016: Workshop and Pub shed winners announced

WW1 WORKSHOP AND WOODLAND PUB: SECOND WAVE OF CUPRINOL SHED OF THE YEAR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED A World War I inspired workshop, equipped with a traditional coke fired forge and a cosy woodland shed furnished with a fully stocked bar have been announced as the second round of winners in Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year 2016…

Shed of the year 2016: Eco and Unexpected categories

As part of Cuprinol’s annual celebration which honours Britain’s most spectacular sheds, the first leg of the competition pulled in a record 12,292 public votes and crowned the two spaces winners of the Eco and Unexpected Categories. Taking home the prize for Best Eco Shed, The West Wing, boasts a spacious loft with an area…

Shed of the year 2016: Historic & Unique shed winners announced

The first two sheds that will fight to be Shed of the year 2016 have been decided by the public vote. Impressive outdoor spaces announced as first two category winners in Cuprinol-sponsored competition Category winners are being revealed each week on Channel 4’s four-part series ‘Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year’ Two winners will now…

Watch the trailer for Shed of the year 2016

By now you will probably have seen the great advert for this year’s Shed of the year on Channel4. The dates & details for the show are here, and the finalists are here. I will be live tweeting the show on Friday over here, make sure you use the #shedoftheyear hashtag. Massive thanks to Shed…

What day and time is Shed of the year 2016 on Channel 4?

YES it’s back – Shed of the year 2016 competition will be broadcasted on Channel 4 starting on Fri 29 Jul, 8pm Ep 1 is Unique and Historic Ep 2 is Eco and Unexpected Ep 3 is Pub/entertainment and workshop/studio Ep 4 is Budget and Cabin/summerhouse & Final Join George Clarke, Will Hardie, Laura Clark, Max…

All the world loves a shed

The past week I have been delighted that the word of the sheds and the brilliant shed of the year finalists have been covered in traditional media but also the quirky side of the web. Here is a selection of the coverage we have got – a massive thanks should go of course to the…

Shed of the year 2016 shortlist – all the sheds announced

The UK’s most outrageously spectacular sheds battle it out for top honour of Shed of the Year. Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year has announced the highly anticipated shortlist for 2016 showcasing this year’s most wacky, wonderful and extravagant sheds. Voting is now open for the public to decide on the eight category winners . Finalists…

Some of the most pinned sheds on Pinterest

Pinterest is a great way for you sheddies to get inspiration for your shed builds or ideas how you want to decorate your spaces. Here are some of the most pinned sheds that have been entered over the years for Shed of the year – as you can see Pub sheds are popular but also…

Some amazing beach huts not by the sea

I love a shed by the sea or beach huts as you normal people call them. Here are some great examples of the genre by our fabulous sheddies – the majority of them seem to be owned and created by lady sheddies showing once again that the ladies are on top shed form. So get…

Up cycled, innovative or just plain amazing sheds

Here are a selection of entries new and old that have taken my personal interest over the last few weeks. Of course you will have to wait for the long list to see what myself and the other judges think are in the running this year and as you can tell we like all different…

Shed Heaven – Drop Shed Gorgeous

So we are cover stars Sheddies – Cardiff Entertainment title Buzz Magazine has Sheds on the cover and an interview with me – who they proclaim as King of the sheddies – just call me Duke of sheds 😉

For all your giant ball on shed needs

Helen Highley noted that I may be interested in this photo and yes she was right Spiegelei at The Tetley Brewery on #5×50 day 5 #leeds #loveforyorkshire #shed #powerwalking #yorkshiregirl A photo posted by Helen Highley (@criadera) on Mar 30, 2016 at 11:22pm PDT You can see it yourself it’s called Spiegelei at thetetley To…

Shed of the year 2016 – why not take a “shedcation”

To launch the annual Shed of the Year competition, sponsors Cuprinol are giving Brits the chance to book their very own ‘shedcation’ at some of the UK’s most spectacular sheds, by joining forces with alternative accommodation site, Airbnb. The shed ‘wishlist’, which has been curated by founder of Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year, Uncle Wilco,…

Shed of the year 2016 entry is NOW OPEN

Shed of the year 2016 entry Channel 4’s ‘Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year’ is back for a third series in 2016, once again bringing you the most incredible and eccentric sheds from around the country. As we open the competition for new entries here on readersheds.co.uk, our panel of judges cannot wait to find…

Pallet projects are popular this year!

Pinterest have published their list of what the world is pinning. In the USA Pallet Projects are in the list, of course you sheddies have been using pallets for years. anyway here are some of my favourite pallet ideas from their list Follow unclewilco’s board Pallet Stuff on Pinterest. In the UK – there is…

The best shed books to get some inspiration for 2016

This years must have shed book is not quite that, well it has some sheds in but it’s mostly a coffee table book looking at wonderful quiet places the brilliant book of the blog Cabin Porn   If you are looking for some inspiration then these two books are a sure bet – from Shed…

Great photos of shedlike Glasgow pigeon lofts Dookits

Photographer Stephen McLaren has a book about Dookits – yes I was none the wiser as well – but thanks to ShutterHub I now know that They are pigeon lofts which appear in the landscape of the Eastend of Glasgow. And can all seen as part of a larger exhibition called Document Scotland

Good Woodworking’s 300th issue – features ALL the sheds

I recently did an interview about Shed of the year with Good Woodworking magazine and you will be soon be able to read it along with 17 pages! of photos of sheds and sheddies who took part in Shed of the year 2015 – it’s like us sheddies are taking over the woodworking world 🙂…

Win 1 of 2 Sugru Home Hacks Made Easy – Starter Kit

Our friends at Sugru have given us two of their Starter Kits so you can find out what the heck it does (you will want to use it for all your fixing/making needs after you have tried it) Intrigued by Sugru but not sure how to get started? This kit answers all your questions: a…

Win two tins of Cuprinol Garden Shades

Our Shed of the year sponsors Cuprinol are giving you the opportunity to win Two tins of Cuprinol Garden Shades (any two shades) so that you can give your shed a bit of last minute winter spruce up and protection. It’s simple if you are in the UK then you need to do the following…

Important Announcement for Shed of the year 2016

So entry for Shed of the year 2016 is going to be open very soon but in the meantime here is some important information about next years competition. For Shed of the year 2016 entry Terms & Conditions of entry are here , please read before submitting your entry. The Garden Office category will be merged…

Some of the amazing cinema sheds entered for Shed of the year

Over the years we have had some great cinema sheds entered for #shedoftheyear and the last couple of year two have made it to the final. and with the “news” that film/movie/cinema sheds are the new in thing Thought garden sheds were just for tools? Think again http://t.co/KvEnriuP2s pic.twitter.com/2piZGb6CaB — Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) August 12,…

There are some enchanting things going on in the shed

Longtime sheddie and supporter Andy from Workshop shed – has recently won a trip to the fabled MAKER Faire in America – by turning a Alpine Weather Chalet into an Internet of things Weather Forecaster. As part of the Connected World series, Element14 challenged electronics designers from around the globe to add “enchantment” to everyday…

What is it about Space and you sheddies

We had a normal looking shed on the outside but amazing inside – Shedservatory as a finalist in this years Shed of the year. Shedservatory and now the Telegraph reports on Radio ham talks to space station from garden shed http://t.co/QwdYbHFfuR pic.twitter.com/Td1viO9TXi — Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) August 6, 2015 of course we also saw this…

Shed of the year winner 2014 Joel Bird exhibits art made in his shed

If you are up in Liverpool this weekend pop along to visit 2014 Shed of the year Winner Joel Bird’s Art which is on display at the Reader Gallery (no relation to Reader Sheds) in Calderstones Park is filled with sculptures, paintings and inks. The subjects include figurative paintings, crows and allotments?! Joel is a…

SHED.TV : Down the shed by Men with Ven

We love a good song about sheds – our fav being this ode to joy from the Punks not dad and of course the sublime Nick Drake but this one from shed age approriate London songsters Men with Ven is starting to get into our ear DOWN THE SHED – MEN WITH VEN from MEN…

Sheddie hopes to draw every item from his Grandfather’s shed

Artist Lee John Phillips has got a task in hand but it’s looking amazing so far. I am currently cataloguing the entire contents of my late grandfather’s tool shed. I estimate the project to take around 5 years and will involve me illustrating in excess of 100,000 items. Follow his work on twitter or instagram…

The Winner of Shed of the year 2015 is …..

You would have seen the tense Shed of the year final on Channel 4 and know that the winner is the Inshriach Distillery, Pub Shed from A farmyard in the Scottish Highlands A massive congratulations to Walter Micklethwait and everyone who has worked on this award winning shed. also lots of thanks to the runner…