We love sheds we adore quirky sheds and really rate those eccentric sheddies – but it must be the British sense of humor – that comes up with the funny, sometimes a bit rude or just downright odd names for their back garden retreats.
Here are some of my favorite sheds with those sorts of names – it’s not surprising that a lot of them are Pub sheds – why not post your favourites in the comments.
All been quite on the shed front for a while – but then this one was added to readersheds and it inspired me to post this blog – and I think it would even inspire new shed of the year judge George Clarke.
The shed was made from reclaimed materials, timber milled on site, and mud.
The total cost for the build was roughly $200.
The geodesic dome is constructed from pallet wood with a 5 sided cedar shingle roof added on top.
The dome surface was created by wrapping green vine maple, harvested from the forest, around the outside to create a lathe. Then an earth/lime plaster was applied. The inside of the dome was first covered with reclaimed peg board, and then earthen plastered.
The dome is insulated with a mixture of reclaimed rigid foam, sheep wool & ‘slip chip’ (which is a mixture of wood shavings and clay slip)
The husband and wife duo behind the fashion house, Eley Kishimoto, have taken time out of their busy schedule to brighten up Britain’s gardens with Cuprinol’s new range of garden paint
Shed of the Year sponsors, Cuprinol, scoured the nation to find the UK’s oldest and most dilapidated shed and commissioned the fashion duo to renovate it by adding their style along with some colour.
After finding more than one shed that could do with a make-over, Cuprinol is now opening a nationwide competition searching for the shed most in need of love, giving the winning shed a total transformation by Eley Kishimoto. The dynamic duo will redesign the nations saddest shed using Cuprinol’s colourful garden shades range and turn it into something they believe to be the ultimate garden sanctuary.
The bespoke shed took Eley Kishimoto three months to create from design stage to completion and can now be dubbed the UK’s most fashionable shed after being given a new lease of life.
Mark Eley of Eley Kishimoto said, “I spent many days of my childhood in my grandfathers shed. A shed is a real British institution and it was great to bring in our team to put our own specialised print on this sad shed and add some personality and colour. Our pattern combined with some of the new colours in the Cuprinol Garden Shades range makes for a perfect fashionable shed”
The Posy Ivy print, which covers this shed, was originally designed by Eley Kishimoto for their Spring Summer 2012 Collection.
Kate Wilson was given the shed by a 94 year old friend with neither owner knowing when it was built, or even who built it.
Kate said, “The roof was leaking, the walls rotting and the slightest breeze would send the whole structure shaking. I am delighted that my dilapidated shed was chosen as one of the ‘UK’s worst sheds’ and that it has been given a new lease of life. I look forward to seeing whether someone else can trump me with their own shed!”
On the new design of her shed Kate said, “The new colours from Cuprinol that Eley Kishimoto chose are absolutely terrific – you certainly can’t miss it. I can’t wait to invite my friends down to my allotment to show off my shed.”
Cuprinol Marketing Manager, Kathryn Ledson said: “Sheds are becoming more and more popular as places where people can get away from the world for some ‘me time’. Commissioning Eley Kishimoto to create this amazing sanctuary has been fantastic, and really proves that Cuprinol colours can help you bring out the best in your garden, even with arguably the UK’s worst shed. Hopefully this will inspire Brits to cheer up their gardens.”
To enter your shed to be designed by Eley Kishimoto, visit the Cuprinol Facebook page www.Facebook.com/Cuprinol for further details on how to enter, or email [email protected] with images of your shed that is need of some love, along with your name, location and a brief explanation of why you should win
* Entries for Shed of the Year 2013 are open now and can be submitted at www.readersheds.co.uk
* Entries for Shed of the Year 2013 will close on 3rd May 2013. This will be followed by a public vote
* Winners will be announced during National Shed Week (which starts on the 1st July 2013)
* The Shed of the Year 2013 judging panel includes: Sarah Beeny , Alex Johnson from shedworking, Shed of the year 2012 Winner John Plumridge and Shed of the Year founder Uncle Wilco
* Cuprinol is a leader in the garden wood care sector and has been protecting and preserving wood for over 75 years offering a quick and easy way to inject colour and personality in any space
* For products to treat, protect and add colour to your sheds, fences, decking, garden furniture and other garden wood visit www.cuprinol.co.uk
Saw this on gumtree (yes I get alerts for beach huts and sheds!) but you could own a lovely beach hut from Budleigh Salterton – just the hut for £200 and alas not the plot at the lovely sleepy seaside town that has a great collection of beach huts.
This is our beloved Beach Hut at Budleigh Salterton which we are selling because we are changing model ! Could do with some TLC – odd bits of wood replacing possibly and a few new hinges but essentially is ready to go.
Buyer will need to collect mid October and any arrangement now will require the buyer to make some small deposit. Alternatively can be collected sooner.
N.B. PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE THE SITE
Looks like a bargain but of course shed by the sea buyer beware.
Of course in the past when International Talk Like A Pirate Day happened there would be only one sheddie we would need to turn to, the scurvy sea dog – Captain Reg Miller of the Lady Sarah out of Worthing
but this year Reg has some competition on the high seas me thinks.
The lovely shed working or just chilling Tetra Shed has made it to the Home gadget of the year finalists at the T3 awards
A modular office system for your garden? It sounds too good to be true and looks too cool to be real but the Tetra Shed uses the kind of genius design tech that makes you blink, rub your eyes and look again.
The Tetra Shed is a piece of wooden origami that, when closed, repels the elements and stands tall, like a mini volcano. A single Tetra Shed can hold two people in a office environment with ease and the triangular windows open like gull wings of a sports car.
The makers of Tetra Shed have grand plans too – they suggest that Tetra Sheds can form a classroom as there’s no limit on the amount that can be stuck together.
You can chose from any colour should you want camo for your den or a stand-out work of art so you can imagine you’re in an episode of Grand Designs.
More and more people are choosing to work from home, so in response to this growing trend, the tetra shed® garden office is a stylish and contemporary alternative to the standard cuboid garden offices currently on the market. tetra shed® is also a response to another growing trend, that of the increasing acceptance and adoption of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), namely modular construction as the most viable means of meeting more stringent performance targets to tighter project time and cost constraints.
Comprising a structural timber core externally clad in rubber, finished in any RAL colour or a choice of either copper, zinc, cor-ten steel or marine plywood cladding and either plywood or plasterboard internal lining, the tetra shed® modular building system provides an innovative yet practical, adaptable, customisable, expandable and affordable building system suitable for a host of uses.
The basic office (which has a footprint of approx. 10m and is approx. 3.6m in height) will be launched in the UK in early/mid September 2012