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 of blokes everywhere, he’s done up his humble garden shed as his very own pub.
Now it’s in the running to be named UK Shed Of The Year.
The hut parade shortlist of the best of the best also includes a Doctor Who Tardis, a mini naval museum and a pirate ship, as well as various eco-friendly retreats.
Garry’s bar, The 3 Steps, is just 10ft by 8ft but boasts a bar with fridge, Sky TV, sound system and genuine pub optics and other boozer fittings.
Garry, 33, from Ayr, said: “The name came about because you can only take three steps in any direction.
“There’s room for about eight drinkers but the best thing is it now only takes me ten seconds to get down the pub.”
The crowning glory for Tim Bowden, 43, from Stockport, winner of the Tardis category, is that his shed even makes the sound of the time machine when the door opens.
He explained: “Armed with a hand-saw, a broken old shed, some wooden pallets and blue paint, a Tardis seemed the logical solution to my storage problems.”
It’s not just men who are serious about sheds – plenty of women love to create a haven of peace in the garden, too.
Artemis Russell, 32, from south east London, winner of the Workshop category, has somehow turned a hut just 4ft by 6ft into a pretty workspace for her sewing and weaving.
She said: “I’ve decorated it, but serious sheddies might call it ‘girlyfying’.”
Reg Miller’s shed, winner of the Unique Shed Category, is a shrine to pirates.
Reg, 65, from Southend-on-Sea, said: “It’s built to look like the poop deck of a pirate ship moored at a Caribbean dock, complete with a koi carp pond and aviary for long voyages.”
More than 1,200 sheds were entered in this year’s competition, sponsored by Cuprinol Sprayable.
The overall winner will be announced by the judging panel, which includes TV property expert Sarah Beeny, during National Shed Week which starts on July 5.
For a full rundown of the shed shortlist and more images go to readersheds.co.uk.
Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/3029033/UK-Shed-Of-The-Year-contest.html
Of course Sheddie Reg and His Lady Sarah out of Worthing was featured on the Sunonline earlier in the week as well.