Shed Photo of the Year update

You may have remembered that Andrew Culture won our Shed Week Photo Comp with his great B & W shot of an allotment shed. Well I have finally been able to track him down, so over to him! This is me in my own shed (just after I had built it) The inspiration behind my…

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Everybody Wants To View … the Punks not Dad

Everyone’s favorite middle aged punk band Punks not dad with a shed leaning and of course the blokes who come up with the shed anthem & official song for shed week, that is “In Me Shed” may have hit the 14000000000000 (Fourteen thousand) views mark on youtube by the time you read this, if not…

Shed Week 2009 interviews: Secrets-of-shed-building

This is the last of the Shed Week guest posts from my favorite sheddies, hope you enjoyed them? You can View all the Shed Week Interviews here. Structures and how they are built have always interested me. As a Structural Engineer I spend most of my working life in an office designing buildings, calculating what…

Shedworking – the book – the cover

On this great Shed Week, Alex over at shedworking has reveled what his book on shedworking will look like. Here’s what it’s probably going to look like, give or take some tweaks. Just to remind you, it’s out in June 2010 with Frances Lincoln at £16.99 (there will be a special offer on this price…

International Shed of the year 2009

If you think your shed is as good as their’s[theres] then please Share your Shed As you know Shed Week/Shed of the year started out as a National Shed week in the UK after getting so many great sheds on readersheds.co.uk, we had to have an outlet to celebrate them. But as the international entries…

Shed of the year 2009 Read all about it.

We have got some good coverage initially online (Twitter was the one of the biggest traffic drivers, thanks #shedweek) The funniest mention so far about shed week is from SkySports on the Ashes in Cardiff 14.03:”A nice little partnership developing between Pietersen and Collingwood. There were good starts for Strauss Cook and Bopara – but…

Shed Week 2009 interviews: Workshop Shed

This guest post is from sheddie Andy who runs the blog http://www.workshopshed.com/, Andy was a finalist in this year competition, and has always been an active member of our forums, giving great advice to the novice sheddie, you can follow him on twitter, where he always gives good tweet. Prior to having a shed, any…

Shed Week 2009 interviews: Lloyd Alter

The last guest post for today, Lloyd Alter has been an architect, developer, inventor, and builder of prefab housing. He now writes for TreeHugger, is an Associate Professor at Ryerson University teaching sustainable design, and now he’s judging a shed competition via email, anyway over to Lloyd. There isn’t much of a shed culture yet…

Shed Week 2009 interviews: @RicoDaniels

This shed week guest post comes from Shed Judge Rico Daniels, I came in contact with Rico a few years back through his son Ciqala, who tipped me off his dad was doing a show on the telly that may interest the sheddies. The TV show was the successful Salvager and rest is history, Rico…

The most secure shed in Wales, maybe Britain?

The trumpet of truth reports on a unique “shed” in a coppers back garden. WORLD War II history buff Robin Mellor came up with a rather drastic solution when he discovered a wartime pillbox was under threat from a modern housing development – he moved it to his back garden. Policeman Robin, 32, was on…

Shed of the Year 2009 and the winner is …. The Kite Cabin

After thousands of public votes the shed judges have made their decision. The Winner of Shed of the Year 2009 is the wonderful The Kite Cabin – created by sheddie Steven Harwood from West Wales. At 5 metres square,I designed it in my head and built it myself. Because it is on a very steep…

Shed Week 2009 interviews: Alex Johnson

This guest post is from Alex the mastermind behind the wonderful Shedworking.co.uk, I am aspiring to be a shedworker and Alex advice and wossnames are always worth a read! Myself and Alex have been in contact for a few years (4 I think!) but we have never meet, each shed year we are supposed to…

Shed Week 2009 interviews: Michael Janzen

This Guest Post from Tiny House Guru Michael Janzen you can also follow Michael on Twitter. I know this will sound a bit hippie dippie but for me sheds represent real freedom, not the cliche they spout on television. You see somehow most of us got sold on the idea that bigger is better. Unfortunately…

Shed Week 2009 interviews: Tim Mcneil The Mystery Of Shed

Third in a small series for shedweek, Last years winner Tim sums up the The Mystery Of Shed!. The Shed, a living, breathing embodiment of all that a sheddie wants, needs and is. ; a place to express oneself and an expression of one’s self ; a place to be totally alone and a place…

Shed Week 2009 interviews : Arfur Daley

This is the second in my Shed Week series of guest posts, this one is a drinking acquaintance of mine (we don’t meet up enough but he invites me to festivals.., more Arfur please!) He’s not a sheddie but he knows about something that is very close to my heart (after sheds) Real ale, Welsh…

Shed judge Chris Evans in disco shed furor?

Well Alex thinks so.. 😉 I did an interview for my local (national) Welsh Sunday newspaper the other day, and gave them a few quotes from the judges about the sheds this year…. but only some of the quote made it in. Here is the full quote I got from Chris about the Disco Shed…

Just Sheds – Which is your favourite from our Flickr group?

I spent yesterday afternoon going through our Just Sheds Flickr group to find a photo that summed up #Shedweek but could not pick one photo, so here are five and its up to you! please vote. The Winner will get a Flickr Pro account/or extension to their pro account (or £15 quid from me) [poll…

Shed Week 2009 interviews: Debra Prinzing

This is the first in a series of guest posts from my favorite sheddies or shed experts (that is the same thing really!), the brief was “Sheds and how they effect you” thinking back it was a pompous question, but anyway the sheddie came back with their own view on their shed worlds. I will…

Punks not dad – blew the roof from the shed

I went to the launch gig of the official band of shedweek “Punks not dad” new CD “We are the dads” last night in a pub in Cardiff for their Dadstock event, and they were brilliant, middle aged (as advertised) funny, shedlike and loud..(see I am getting old as well) It was great to meet…

Just Sheds : Flickr Competition are you in it to win it?

This Sunday (5th July) is the closing date to add your shed photos to our Just Sheds Flickr group. Then next week I will pick a selection of my favorites and get the sheddies on shedblog.co.uk to vote for their favorites The winner will then get a Flickr pro account (or extension) or amazon voucher…

Shed Week 2009 Interviews

I have been lucky enough to get some great guest posts on the state of the Shedosphere and will be publishing them for shed week (starting Monday 6th July!) They include post from such experts and shed lovers as Debra PrinzingA Writer who knows her Posh & stylish Sheds @dkprinzing View Post here. Alex Johnston…

Shed of the year 2009 : The Finalists announced

The winner has been announced and its the Kite Cabin……… You voted in your thousands and me and the sheddies thank you. Well here are the sheds that made it to the final list, now its up to our judges to vote on their favorites and they winner will be announced during shed week 2009!…

Shed sourcing for Shed Week #shedweek

This is my 1498th Post! on the shedblog! update in fact it was 1499th! If you are on Twitter you may be familiar with hastags so I was thinking we should have something to celebrate shed week and get input from the shed twitter community, a bit like crowd sourcing but with a sheddie angle…

Offical Punk song for Shed Week watch the Video & Live Show

The punks not dad have launched their video for the Shed Week Song – “In me Shed” and if you like punk and sheds, then it’s the video of the year for you. see if you and see me & official dog for shedweek Sprout and some other sheddies in the chorus. Great job dads……..

Whats your best invention?

According to the BBC The Science Museum in London has chosen a top 10 list of its most significant objects, as part of events marking its centenary. The public will be invited to vote on this list of scientific breakthroughs. These “icons” of science will become part of a centenary trail for visitors to the…

Shed.TV : Tv’s Lisa Rogers and Shed’s Punks for Shed Week

After we announced that the punk band with dads in, Punks not dad are the official band of shed week with their wonderful shed based 7inch “In Me shed”, they have produced a video teaser and you could be a Star in the final video? Greetings again from the PUNKS NOT DAD comfy chair of…

Just Sheds: Unique Garden sheds you say

Some examples of Unique sheds from readersheds. Get voting! Signal box Arfon Haines Davies Bolton East Signal box Peter Tattersall Wisbech & Upwell -7 Brian Cunningham Brundall Nr Norwich Train related sheds those 3 the rest are just random. The Tree House jimmy cox Air Traffic Control Trevor Savage MOHAWK Colin Saul Boat Shed Elginonian…

Random Sheds for everyone

As there is just 3 weeks left for the public vote for Shed of the year (Timetable) I have made the main Shed page – Random..so each time you do there there will be different sheds (hopefully) you can still go the the category pages as well to see the sheds. Here are some random…

Just Sheds : Random Sheds

The Den Keith (Gus) Gulliford The Chalet Will Stovell dad’s shed Ian Williams Sanctuary Nigel Pettyfer Goonism graham

Shed of the year 2010 get your sheds ready

I have been emailed by a lot of people the last two weeks wanting to add their sheds to the competition but of course its too late for this year. 🙁 … But I will be opening entry for 2010 just after Shed Week.. So if you would like to get your shed ready you…

Just Sheds : Straw bale sheds

We have a few Straw related sheds on the site but these two caught my eye. Strawdio The Strawdio was built out of Strawbales and is a hybrid “loadbearing” and timber supported structure. The roof is Wild Flower Meadow sitting on a pond liner. I made it myself with the help of an army of…

The Punks not Dad – finally let out of the shed

Sid Life Crisis has been in contact with us here at shedblog, to give us an update on the official shed band for Shed Week, since we spoke last they have released their great album – We Are The Dads get it now! Warning if you are offended by middle aged blokes complaining about stuff…

Random Sheds: shedology

This is definately an odd shape and i made it to fit the shape of the garden, it has a monopitch rubber roof and i splashed out with some insulation in the walls.

Shed judge Chris Evans does well in his other job

Our Shed Judge Chris not only hosted the event he won two awards, lucky he has not added his Shed to Shed of the year as the same may happen!! Chris Evans has scooped two gongs at the Sony Radio Academy Awards. The BBC Radio 2 DJ won Music Radio Personality of the Year and…

Like international sheds? feast your eyes

As you know this year we were accepting entries from Sheds that are not in the UK. I have been asked how to see just the international sheds on readersheds, as some people want to vote for them, well now you can, Just go to the International shed page And vote for such Gems as…

Just sheds: Butterfly Barn

Trying to do a daily just sheds in the run up to Shed Week including the random sheds. This is a lovely looking shed from Pat in Leeds, it sums up what a good shed is all about its a place where I can be free to be myself and relax. I have planted lots…

Back to the land of the shed – apologies

I have been away for the last few days and unfortunately there was no mobile coverage and not sign of broadband, so I was unable to fix the shed vote issue (it was not displaying properly) from Tuesday morning onwards. This is now fixed and a few sheds that had made the closing date but…

(apparently) Chris Evans is a shed judge – theridiculant

The Daily UK Metro newspaper theridiculant column online is not convinced that Chris Evans is a shed judge In their paper versions they do not mention their uncertainty As long as you sheddies know the truth! but thanks for the coverage everything is welcome to see the best sheds on the web. I suppose that’s…

Just Sheds: Want some quick shed action?

Not feeling too good after my teeth operation yesterday.. so heres just a quickie. If you just want to find a great shed that you may not have seen before use the power of randominsation. Just go to http://www.readersheds.co.uk/random to see a shed, there is also a button on the righthand side of that shed…

Just Sheds: GO-GO’s SHED

A great summerhouse that is made up of an old and new shed… great use of our legacy buildings. The original shed/summerhouse is on righthand side in the photograph.This part dates from the 1920’s is double skinned,t and g cladded inside and very heavy construction.It has a stable type door in both sides,.It was originally…

Just Sheds: cottages & lodges to name two

Some wonderful shed added recently on readersheds ready for the Shed of the year competition! the little pastel cottage lorraine rose back yard The Lapland Lodge Dando family Blaenafon, South Wales The Dog & Kids John Anderson Darlington, Co Durham Canadian Pine Richard Primeau Quebec / Canada camp david ralph lewis in my woods The…

Get your entries in for Shed of the Year 2009

You have just a little bit over a month to get your entries in for this years Shed of the Year 2009 competition as May 3 2009 is the closing date. So with the weather getting better and the nights longer or something in the UK, then it’s time to finish your shed and take…

Official Band of Shed Week : Punks not Dad

I am very please to announce that Punks not Dad are the official band of Shed Week 2009, ok it’s the first time we had such a thing, but after their wonderful song about sheds “IN ME SHED” it would be wrong not to get them involved… STOP PRESS: IN ME SHED Will be released…

Timetable for Shed of the Year 2009

photo credit: Simon Shek I have finally got my head round it and people keep asking me!, which is fair as I am supposed to be head sheddie and running this thing… So here are the Dates for your diary in the run up to Shed of the Year 2009 Closing date for your Shed…

Shed Week 2009: Final Shed judge Signed up – the Salvager

I am please to announce that all round top fella and Salvager Rico Daniels has agreed to be a judge in this years Shed of the year 2009, Rico will join the other great judges (Chris Evans, Sarah Beeny, Trevor Baylis, Alex, Loyd Alter, myself and the previous shed winners Tim & Tony) they from…

Just Sheds: Lovely Erections

We have had so many great sheds added to the site over the past few weeks and I have not been giving them the credit they deserve, so I am going to just do a catchup post and hopefully next week back to my individual Just sheds… GO -GO’s SHED The sleepout The Stagger inn…

Offical mascot for National Shed Week, offically

Shed Week 2009, now has an official mascot, his name is Sprout…. ok some favoritism there..as he’s my dog, but it’s my wossname! Sprout joined the extended shed family last Saturday and the clever fella already has a blog and a twitter account. He was at the dogs trust rehoming centre in Bridgend he’s a…

Kirstie Allsopp’s Shed

The shed friendly telegraph has a piece on Kristie’s shed today and Alex gets a look in and Shed of the Year award is mentioned. The prospect of setting up business from home may become a reality for many as the recession bites. But doing so no longer involves sacrificing house space or working in…