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…

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Shed of the year FAQ what is a shed?

In preparation for Sunday’s Third episode a bit of info about #shedoftheyear 🙂 #shedoftheyear #FAQ The competition started in 2007 – and the first ever winner was a Roman Temple shed http://t.co/gRA7wRRbfz — Andrew Wilcox (@unclewilco) June 21, 2015 #shedoftheyear #FAQ A Sheddie is someone who loves sheds – either designing & building their own…

Fancy visiting a #shedoftheyear shed? #opensheds

A few sheddies are having open days at their sheds to celebrate Shed of the year – be a great way of learning something new or just visit these amazing sheds Want to tour the shed and have a go at rammed earth? Special #shedoftheyear tours on Saturday 4th & 11th info here http://t.co/aqLwI6M6PB —…

Play #shedoftheyear Buzzword Bingo

If you are watching this years Shed of the year on Channel 4, why not join in and play Buzzword bingo – each time one of the presenters mentions one of these words – mark them off on the card – (or if your in your pub shed then maybe sip something medicinal)- when you…

Shed of the year or Top Gear?

With Shed of the year starting this Sunday on Channel 4 and the last episode of the Clarkson Era Top Gear on the 28th June (the same time as SOTY episode two) – thought would have this fun little poll What will you be watching – Shed of the year or Top Gear

Great deals on Cuprinol Shed colours

As you know Cuprinol are the sponsors of Shed of the year and I thank them for their continued support so if you are in the market for some of their great colours then a few of the DIY stores have offers on at the moment. B & Q and Homebase another bargain @BandQ are…

What does it take to become Shed of the year?

As we await the final of Shed of the year – I thought I would look back at a few former winners of the competition – before the lovely TV people thought the rest of the world deserved a look – it was mostly me indulging my passion for sheds 🙂 The first one is…

Some bank holiday tunes from Songs from the Shed

Shed of the year winner from 2011 Jon Earl and his Songs from the Shed – “Acoustic shed sessions from our garden shed . From local musicians to world reknowned acts” Jon has created a spotify list of nearly all the artists that have appeared in his shed enjoy – pop pickers @folkstock @KarouselMusic @unclewilco…

Garden Office category is live for #shedoftheyear

After some consideration we have now included the Garden Office category in this year’s final of Shed of the year. We thought we did not have enough unique entries this year however after looking thoroughly through the category we have decided that it would be such a shame to lose it and so it will…

The continuing rise of She Sheds – Lady Sheddies Rule

Sheds in the eyes of the media have always been a male dominated area, here in our little shed world we have always supported the lady sheddies. Now on the internet after the big “new things” of Pub Sheds it’s now the lady sheds that are becoming popular or SHE SHEDS – it’s great that…

Win a Cuprinol Spray & Brush to cheer up your garden & shed

Our Shed of the year sponsors Cuprinol have given us some of their new product Spray & Brush to give away. At Cuprinol we believe that beautiful, colourful wood can transform any garden into a brighter, more inviting place to be. And spring is the perfect time to do just that. That’s why we’ve developed…

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces gets a British Academy Television Awards nomination

Amazing news today – George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces has received a Bafta Television Awards nomination Grand Designs, The Great British Bake Off and Long Lost Family demonstrate their enduring appeal with nominations in the Features category. In its third series, George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces receives its first nomination, completing the Features line-up. Of course I’m…

Shed of the year 2015 entry extended

Due to amazing response to Shed of the year we have decided to extend entry until 1st May 2015 – Get your shed onto readersheds.co.uk NOW! It will also give sheddies a chance to do some last minute pimping of their sheds now the sun is out.

What one feature do you wish your shed had?

Just a quick poll to find out what’s missing (or not) from your shed. What one feature do you wish your shed had? Some great examples of sheds that have these features already Solar Power THE SHACK POWER SHANTY Green Roof ALLOTMENT ROOF SHED ECO BIKE HØØSE Bar   THE OOTBACK INN SHENANIGANS   Tv/Games/…

The Americans have finally GOT what you do – plus Pub Sheds

We have loved sheds for years and years but it’s great that our American cousins have finally started to realise that a garden shed is not just for storing stuff but for enhancing your whole life. A few sites have picked up on the Pub Sheds – as if they are a NEW thing –…

View the latest sheds photos added for Shed of the year

Even if you have not entered shed of the year 2015 yet (Why not!) You can view the latest photos added to the sheddies shed pages by following @readersheds on twitter – every time new photos are added the power of shedautomation posts a new tweet (using the excellent @ifttt)   Some recent examples Sheddie…

I love the sugru little videos

I’m a big fan of the super rubber thing Sugru but their little videos show what it can do in a few seconds. In the bathroom small changes can make a big difference and help to transform the whole room! http://t.co/FgM37F2xJs pic.twitter.com/1ebsHF8aJE — Sugru (@sugru) February 11, 2015 Kitchens are where your #culinary magic comes…

5th Feb More amazing #randomsheds

Been a quiet shed few weeks for me due to non shed things so here are a few random sheds you should look at. #randomshed Domi's Shed, Garden Office from Garden in the New Forest #shedoftheyear http://t.co/zFTh9KfMs1: http://t.co/ntfOtKdc9E — Andrew Wilcox (@unclewilco) January 26, 2015 #randomshed Aladdin's Cave, Wildlife Garden #shedoftheyear http://t.co/QwqFT2Ar52 — Andrew Wilcox…

Q & A with author of Shed Decor: Sally Coulthard

A brief Q & A with Author and sheddie Sally Coulthard , who’s new book Shed Decor: How to Decorate and Furnish Your Favorite Garden Room is out on the 19th of Feb. Q) Shed decor is the 2nd book on sheds you have written – are you as obsessed about sheds as we are?…

Some brilliant #randomshed this week

Here is the round-up of this weeks Random sheds – wish I could do a theme but the power of random is just that. #randomshed Fred's Shed, Unique from Warwick #shedoftheyear http://t.co/qG62EEGdP1 — Andrew Wilcox (@unclewilco) January 22, 2015 #randomshed The Outside Inn, Pub Shed from Weymouth, Dorset #shedoftheyear http://t.co/bNGbBPvqvx — Andrew Wilcox (@unclewilco) January…

Eight people in a shed singing Man needs a shed

This is delightful, Police Dog Hogan sing in Shed of the year 2011 – Songs from the shed – lovely harmonies. Police Dog Hogan are a British band whose music combines elements of country, folk and bluegrass. The band has been active since 2008 and released two albums, the most recent of which, From the…

The most amazing #randomsheds you will see this month

I tweet random sheds every other day if I remember – but it’s not me picking them it’s the random shed picking algorithm over at readersheds.co.uk/random Here are a selection that this secret shed picking machine has chosen the past few months, enjoy #randomshed Eve, Unique from Errington, BC, Canada #shedoftheyear http://t.co/zFTh9KfMs1 http://t.co/M8K5Mg5tm1 — Andrew…

Welcome to our shed world the SolarWorkshop

I get asked every week “how can I get some lighting in my shed”, “how can I charge my phone in my shed” – and I tend to point them to Kevin Holland of the Solar Shed as that’s what he knows. But Kevin asked me late last year if I fancied helping him out…

Some American Sheds that will take your breath away

Yes Shed of the year and the humble shed is mainly a British thing. (if anyone wants to licence it for elsewhere talk to me 😉 ) But it’s great to see the innovation happening overseas in the USA – I have always been in awe of their Tiny Houses but now looks like our cousins…

UK Architecture graduate win competition to design French Bike Sheds

I can’t see something like this happening in the UK – sheds for all I say! Taken from Loire & Loges In 2005, the French National Federation of the Building industry (FFB) approached the Touraine association of young architects, the Girafe for the construction of a new age vineyard cabin. Big sister of the cabin…

Do you love sheds? do you love Wine then this shed is perfect for you

We love a unique shed on readersheds.co.uk but this one recently added is very unique indeed. This former wine keg is now suitable for approx. 4 people who can comfortably enjoy it’s interior with it’s cellar and also it’s attic where they can all sleep. We have built in a seating area inside with a…

My 13 highlights of a shed year 2014 – lots of sheds

Yes it’s one of those highlights of the year posts – I could of course just list 13 sheds and be done with it – oh wait yes that’s what Ive done – but sheds are the the point of this blog so have a happy new year and make 2015 be the year you…

Sheds that don’t look like traditional sheds on the outside

We love strange and innovate sheds for Shed of the year – but of course some purists will say that’s not a shed – I say does the sheddie love it like a shed? YES well it’s a shed in my book 😉 But here are some sheds that definitely don’t look like your traditional…

Take part in the Shed of the year – end of the year Quiz

It;s been a roller-coaster of a year what with Shed of the year making it onto the small screen – or large screen if you are sheddie Paul 😉 So here is a quiz to see what you know about sheds, sheddies and the Shed of the year judges – it’s not difficult and there…

Ten things you don’t expect to see in a garden shed

Traditionally you would not expect to find any of these things inside a garden shed, but our sheddies always have to be different and we salute them. 1) Hot Tub HOLS 2) Roman sun dial THE ROMAN TEMPLE 3) Brewery THE HAMMERSMITH BREWERY AND ALEHOUSE 4) Live Music SONGS FROM THE SHED 5) Telescope SHEDSERVATORY…

The amazing hats of Mr William Hardie

With the current series of Amazing Spaces coming to an end I thought I could do a recap on the amazing builds we have seen but I decided that there were to many to do and their were all brilliant so decided to write up about the hats of a certain man. William Hardie of…

5 gifts that would make a Sheddie’s Shedmas

With the festive season approaching here are five gifts that should spread some joy amongst the sheddies of the UK. 1) Read all about Sheds You are spoilt for choice this year – what with the 50shedsofgrey trilogy the amazing spaces & cool sheds books and of course everyone favourite book about shedworking – there is…