The Finalists for Shed of the year 2012 are …

The winner has been announced – Woodhenge

If this page is not loading properly you can see all the finalists over on the main interweb site readersheds 🙂

The winner will be announced during National Shed Week – which starts on July 2nd 2012 – so keep an eye on or follow Head sheddie @unclewilco on twitter

After a brilliant last few months some amazing sheds and very talented and innovative sheddies – the time has come to announce the sheds that have made it to the final of Shed of the year 2012 – which of course is sponsored by our friends at Cuprinol.

Some frantic last minute voting and a lot of sheddies canvassing for votes on the social networks but the eight sheds with the highest votes in the public competition are.

Eco Shed category

The Solar Shed Kevin Holland Norfolk

The Solar Shed - Kevin 'The Shedman' Holland
A category that gets stronger every year – with a lot of people going the green way of doing things in their shed.

Normal Shed category

Mark’s Folly Mark Mason,Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Mark's Folly - Mark Mason
They may be called a Folly but I think you will have to agree that this normal shed is great

Garden Office category

Bostin Betty Paula,Landlocked in Birmingham

Bostin Betty - Paula
It’s great to see a Shepard’s hut design being used for a bit of shedworking

Cabin/Summerhouse category

Colne Valley Postal History Museum Steve Knight,Halstead, Essex

Colne Valley Postal History Museum - Steve Knight
This years category winner shows the passion sheddies have for odd things!

Workshop/Studio category

The Stencil Shed Syd,Malmesbury, Wiltshire, Workshop/Studio

A very creative space with a very off the shed wall sheddie

Unique shed category

The Water Shed Geoff Hill,Smuggler’s Cove

The Water Shed - Geoff Hill
It’s not called unique for nothing – each year in this category you play a blinder sheddies!


Pub shed category

Woodhenge John[ Henry] Plumridge,A garden in Shrewsbury

The most highly fought category and what is becoming a British institution – A pub at the end of your garden

Tardis shed category

BlueBox Type 40 John Williams,Newport, South Wales

Blue Box
John has taken the category again this year – with his wonderful example of the time lords famous shed 😉

I do hope you will join me in saying what a great effort the sheddies have gone to again this year and an amazing collection of garden buildings – a lot of quirkyness this year but with a practical edge.

Now it’s up to the shed judges (Sarah Beeny , Neil Gaiman, Alex from shedworking, Shed of the year 2011 Winner Jon Earl  and my goodself) to make the difficult decision, who out of these sheds will be Shed of the year 2012 – The winner will be announced during Shed Week – which starts on July 2nd 2012

During Shed week I will also post the Top 5 sheds in each category so that the other sheddies can see how they did.

If you are in the media and want to feature any of these sheddies – then please feel free to contact me.

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


  1. What a fantastic effort made by the builder of Woodhenge,should win hands down,can you build one for me

  2. The stencil shed is brilliant! Lots of effort has been put into it! What an original idea to come up with hiding the pictures and getting the community involved buy hunting for them! It’s amazing how you paint all these pictures in your shed there brilliant!!! The stencil shed to WIN!!!!! 🙂

  3. Wow woodhenge is amazing!!! I wish you had built it in my garden, bet you have many great evenings in there!! If you have a wife a least she will know which pub to come looking in.. !! Good luck, you deserve shed of the year! All the best

  4. A small home made wooden Stencil Shed has become the successor to the magnificent ancient abbey at the heart of the centre of Malmesbury, In very early times, the first buildings of the abbey and for many centuries would have been a simple wooden building.
    Through the Stencil shed and the creativity of its builder Syd – the people of this ancient borough have united to enjoy the great hunt for ‘Elmo’
    Hope you win !

  5. Give me Woodhenge anytime,i could live in that,the owner has done a wonderful job,both practical and asthetically pleasing

  6. The Woodhenge looks something you want to enter as it could
    be your second home as most pubs have become, it’s a shed then again it’s not a

  7. The people of Malmesbury have really responded to the creativity that has come from the Stencil Shed. It’s amazing that a wooden shed with a living tree, in a small but ancient town, has been the source of so much community fun and action.
    Athelstan would be proud of you Syd !

  8. What a fantastic Pub shed the “WOODHENGE” is, a brilliantic piece of workmanship well worth being the shed of the year.

    A lot of hard work and love, sweat n tears has gone into this building
    Well done

  9. Having visited the water shed spent many a happy hour aboard her, I would thoroughly recommend a visit. Quality shed. Hedonism (or should I say shedonism) at it’s finest. Thanks Geoff!

  10. Well Done Syd. Really hope that you win.  Can’t wait to hunt out Elmo again x

  11. Could we have the top 10 for easch catergory please xxxxx well done all of the above

  12. Well done Syd!!!!!!!! Stencil shed for ENGLAND!!!!!!!! Great result. I’m going on an ELMO hunt!!!!!!!!!

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