One in five Brits admit to spending time in their shed to avoid their partners

THE GREAT BRITISH SHED-AWAY One in five Brits admit to spending time in their shed to avoid their partners whilst a quarter would prefer it over seeing their in-laws and 8% would even rather spend time in their shed than be intimate with their partner. In fact Brits love their sheds so much that the…

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Celebrity ‘Sheddies’ Design their own sheds for Shed Week

Shed of the year sponsor Cuprinol have been busy spreading the shed love this year and have got some of the shed judges and sheddie celebs to create their own sheds – they look great. As research reveals that 30 per cent of Brits who own a shed named it as their top inspirational place,…

The winner of the Shed of the year 2011 is…

I have great pleasure in announcing that this year Shed of the year is a Workshop/Studio shed Songs from the shed Many congratulations to sheddie Jon Earl from Clevedon N Somerset he will win the £1000 prize and shedload of product from our Sponsors Cuprinol. Even though the shed is in a state of disrepair,…

Nice coverage of run up to shed of the year and shed week in the Telegraph

A wonderful illustration from Springs goes with this article in the Telegraph gardening section. Between the British and their sheds lingers an ancient covenant – part mystical, part practical, but mostly inexplicable. Some see the shed as an alternative reality at the bottom of the garden, others as evidence of a harking back to the…

One piece of advice for new sheddies from the shed experts – you

I asked on twitter & facebook for one bit advice sheddies would give new sheddies. Reg Miller (Shed of the year 2010 winner) says DO IT YOUR WAY…..IT’S YOUR SHED……….be lucky Joanne Harris – author and shedworker Dominic Jones : Oddjones says Use it! – Shed time is creative time. Pack shed with inspiring stuff…

Unique Shed Sessions for Shed Week from Songs from the shed

Over the years we have loved to see some great musical tributes during Shed Week (Punks) but this year I think we will be getting an extra special treat. Sheddie Jon has been in contact with me with this great news for this years Shed Week (starting July 4th 2011 if you did not know)…

Shed of the year 2011 get’s mention from the Beeny on SFTW

Sunday morning BBC cooking/chat/TV Something for the Weekend not only had James Blunt being funny(yes) with his mention of certain things that happen at public school, I wonder if Blunty has a Pub Shed? It also had Shed of the year Judge Sarah Beeny, talk about her new show and major project & speaking about…

Welcome Shed of the year 2011 judge – Gordon Thorburn

I launched readersheds.co.uk in July 2001 and 2011 will be a special shed year as its the tenth anniversary (maths is my strong point) of readersheds and will be the fifth of shed of the year competition. So Iam very happy to announce that the shedfather of modern shedism Gordon Thorburn has agreed to be…

Thanks bletchley park fans we raised £££ for the huts!

After our Auction for bletchley park last week of Signed MOON DVDs, Shed Judge Sarah Beenys hard hat and some great shed books we raised a total of £381.09 that will go to the Bletchley Park Trust. many thanks for all your support and Who ever won the Door Handle from Hut 6 treat it…

Shed of the year 2011 – Whats sort of sheds should we have?

We have had a wonderful shed week and Shed of the year and Iam thinking about next years competition already , so before I open up entry for 2011 Shed of the year in a few weeks. I was thinking of cutting the categorys back to simplify the site and make it less confusing (yes…

Men and sheds now becoming Boy and sheds

Great article in the Guardian today First, Rebecca Tyrrel lost her husband to his shed – now her son has his own private bolthole too Under an old apple tree at the top of the garden, dappled in sunshine, is a small green shed. It sits a few yards from the hedge that separates our…

Tony’s roman temple shed gets a new roof for Shed Week 2010

Of course a lot of the shed news this week has been about Shed of the year 2010 But lets not forget the forerunners in this celebration of sheds and sheddies, the competition would not be as popular and the sheds as innovative without the past sheddie winners setting the bar so high. It was…

The storyshed – stories from the shed

One of the photos up on our Just Shed flickr group was this And it got me wondering what it was about, a quick email to Theatre Orchard Projects and I got the answer it seems like Sheds are playing a big part in the education and community theater in the Bristol/North Somerset Area. A…

Just sheds : Which is your favourite Photo from our Flickr Group

Myself and Alex have picked our favorite shots from the Just Sheds Flickr group that I set up to celebrate sheds around the globe. There are Five of the our favorites – but please leave your comments below which one is your favorite and I will give a prize to the winning sheddie photographer ,…

I Love West Leeds festival – They love sheds as well

They have a great time up at Leeds and this Sunday 4th July just before shed week they will be having even more shed load of fun. Sunday 4th July, 1-4pm, Farnley Hall Park. Free! The Festival big event! Come along to beautiful Farnley Hall Park for an afternoon of free fun family activities. We…

The @Shedman is back at Shedbury for shedweek on shed.tv

Enough Sheds in that title for you? you will be sick of the word shed this time next week 🙂 of course you wont…!! Our old shed friend John Davies AKA shedman has a great video from his stuff he has been doing the last two shed weeks at Ledbury Poetry Festival, we wish him…

Pre #shedweek Shed.TV all channels love the sheds #myshed

Alex shedworking gnu and Shed of the year judge will be on BBC breakfast tomorrow… The nice folk at  BBC Breakfast will be talking about the Shedworking book, garden offices and sheds in general at 6.50am, 7.50am and indeed 8.50am tomorrow (Wednesday). They’re also inviting viewers to submit their own sheds to their Flickr group,…

Ths SUN shines on the sheddies for shedweek

The Sun newspaper today has a great big feature on this years Shed of the year Category Winners and readersheds and our sponsors Cuprionol get a mention to, so everyone is happy! WHEN Garry Logan pops down to his shed he’s not just pottering about doing garden chores… he’s having a BEER. To the envy…

And the Category winners for Shed of the Year 2010 are….

Some great entries for Shed of the year 2010 over at www.readersheds.co.uk , many thanks Sheddies for all your hard work and thanks to the public who voted for you and your sheds also a very big thanks to our sponsors Cuprinol for their support in the run up to shed week and of course…

Cabins – not just for lumberjacks in womens clothing

Some great cabin sheds entered for the Shed of the year competition this year and some great ones from the past, and of course last years winner was a cabin, you have until Sunday 20th to vote for these and the other sheds. Garden Oasis Angela Watford Stags Head/Jo’s Gym Robert Glasgow The Chalet Will…

Vote for these Wooden beauties for Shed of the year 2010

As I said yesterday you have only until Midnight GMT 20th June 2010 to Vote for Shed of the year 2010. Here is a great selection of wooden sheds to vote for, of course lots of other sheds are available! Wood Shed & Dog Shed Scott Evans Woolfardisworthy, Devon Alotment Shed 1 Adam Sutton, Surrey…

7 days left to vote for your Shed of the year 2010 at readersheds.co.uk

Sheddies you have until Midnight GMT 20th June 2010 to vote for your favorite shed or sheds, why not vote for lots of sheds from each of the categorys? [Normal] [Eco-Sheds] [Garden Office] [Cabin] [Workshop] [Unique] [Summerhouse] [Pub] [Studio] [Tardis] [Hut] [Wooden] [Other] Category winners / Shed Week finalists to be announced on the 21st…

Shed of the year and you sheddies in the Mirror

Today’s Daily Mirror has a feature on some of the great sheddies that are in the Shed of the year competition. You wooden believe it: See what your shed could be turned into For most of us, the garden shed is somewhere to shove a rusty mower and half-empty tins of paint. But for some…

Got the summertime blues? well take a look at these summerhouse sheddies

AS the summer is well and truly here! have a great bunch of Summerhouse sheds from readersheds, oh and vote for them all! ‘French’ Summerhouse Peter McLaren Kirkcaldy, Fife Yoga shed Marian Turner back garden,Bath Pebble Hideaway Marie Bromley,Kent seaside summerhouse trudi harrison east wittering, chichester Enigma Will Parkin side of garden Nottingham The Small…

More blasts from the past : Pub Sheds

After my post about Garden Offices, here are some great pub sheds, that you may have missed.. get voting! Pub sheds are something which has seen a massive rise in popularity over the past few years, which as a ale drinker I can see why its a great place to have friends and family over,…

Blasts from the past : Garden Offices need your votes too

I know a lot of you will be voting for recent sheds, but remember all the sheds can be voted for for Shed of the year 2010 (unless previously won), as sheddies update their sheds over time. So here is a selection of great garden offices primed for shedworking that you may have missed. Garden…

Do you have a unique shed that could win £1000?

Doing some shed housekeeping, sheddies remember you have to add a minimum of two shed photos to be in with a chance of the £1000 shed of the year prize. But we don’t half have some unique sheds on readersheds.co.uk, I do love the pub sheds and the workshops (ok all the sheds) but when…

Do something for Bletchley park and win unique shed items during Shed Week

As you know, Bletchley Park is the charity for Shed Week 2010. During World War II, Bletchley Park was the site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment, the Government Code and Cypher School. Ciphers and codes of several Axis countries were decrypted there, most importantly ciphers generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines….