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Shed Week: Shed of the year 2008 Announced

Shed of the year 2010 Finalists announced

Shed of the year 2009

I am very pleased to announce that this years Shed of the year 2008 is wonderful Pub Shed “The rugby pub” owned by Tim from Sudbury in Suffolk

To view more great images of Tim’s Shed click here.

Designed and built by owner,with eight roof lights in octagonal roof, pair of double doors opening as one entrance in fine weather, 15′ fully fitted bar with additional door behind and storage under including 3 fridges, blinds to windows and roof lights, ceiling fan, sink with cold running water, comfortably furnished with sea grass matting floor, Hammock. No phone, no TV ,no interruptions ,no shortage of liquid refreshment

It’s the perfect Man shed but he does let the wife and his friends in for a drink.

What our judges said.

“what a inspiring bunch of sheds this year, congratulations to the winner, let me know when England are playing next” Sarah Beeny

This looks like great fun, and those trapezoidal windows in the roof! not an easy thing to do, and the builder provided the best description. Great job, I want to have a drink there. – Lloyd Alter (treehugger)

Like the ceiling fan idea. If I had a shed like this with a bar in it I’d never leave. – Tony (Last years shed of the year winner)

“Pubs and sheds. It feels like there’s a natural link between them, two of the world’s greatest building concepts which are far more than the bricks and mortar (or timber and felt) from which they’re constructed. As soon as you step inside a great shed, you immediately have a warm and comfortable sensation, and that’s exactly how you should feel in a great pub too. Bring the two together and – BINGO! – you’ve got a very worthy winner indeed.” – Alex from Shedworking

I would like to thanks everyone involved this year for Shed of the year 2008, the judges, the main sponsors – Garden Buildings Direct, our other sponsors – the “cheese shed” and “Make mine a builders tea” and of course the biggest thanks go to all the sheddies who took part, without you readersheds.co.uk is nothing.

It was a close vote in the end with the following wonderful sheds behind Tim

The Plot Thickens
Gar-Den

then closely followed by
Green Gables

all the finalists are here.

Look out for the international shed of the year and our photo competition winners later in the week.

Press: you can find hi-res images of the sheds here, and contact me here.

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