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 great to get an email from one of the past winners, Tony who won the inaugural Shed of the year with his very uniqueRoman Temple Shed, Tony was very patient with me at the time as it was also the first time I had run something like Shed week and he like all the other winners since, jumped in with both feet and took radio, TV and press interviews in his stride, but it must have been good to get back to your shed when it was all over.

It has had 2 layers of felt roofing since 2005 because the birds love to sit on the apex of the roof and eventually wear through the felt with their claws.

I have decided to re-roof the Temple with lightweight metal tiles looking (a bit) like Roman roof tiles.

After investigating I have gone for Metrotile Lightweight Roofing as recommended by my architect and chosen one of their range of tiles “Metrotile Roma” in Terracotta colour which is very Roman-looking.

The people at Metrotile were very helpful as my Temple isn’t big and it wouldn’t be a big quantity order for them. I am part way through the installation and I’m sending you a picture showing the finished effect which I think looks great. Let’s see those birds wear through this roofing !

PS This Metrotile product is great but you would need to be a competent do-it-yourselfer to install it without help.

We look forward to seeing The Roman temple in all it’s newly crowned roof glory once it’s been finished.

By Andrew Wilcox

I love sheds Founder & judge of Shed of the year - Wilco writes mainly about sheds. About the blog Enter your shed into #shedoftheyear