Sunday 21 December 2014

Shedfest: Top sheds shine in UK competition

Patricia Murphy

Published 17/07/2014 | 15:55

Ian Hunter from Roxburghshire, a finalist in the unique category of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition sponsored by Cuprinol for his Teapot shed. The shed has been selected from over 2,000 entries by more than 20,000 public votes. The winner will be announced during Channel 4's Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year series, to be aired over three episodes, starting on 24th July at 8pm. As well as the prestigious title, the winner will receive £1,000 courtesy of sponsors Cuprinol and a commemorative winners wooden plaque for their shed.
Ian Hunter from Roxburghshire, a finalist in the unique category of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition sponsored by Cuprinol for his Teapot shed.
Darren Stride, from Great Yarmouth, a finalist in the normal category of the 2014 Shed of the Year.
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Richard Pim, from Pembridge, a finalist in the eco category of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition sponsored by Cuprinol for his Bottle Grotto shed. The shed has been selected from over 2,000 entries by more than 20,000 public votes.
Richard Pim, from Pembridge and his shed Charlie Browns, a finalist in the pub category of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition sponsored by Cuprinol.
Gary Curd from Yalding, a finalist in the pub category of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition.

The finalists in Britain’s Top Sheds competition have been revealed after 20,000 people voted for their favourite.

The presence of a sturdy and functional garden shed has long been a necessity for any family garden but in 2014, they’re more than just a place to park your bike or harbour dad’s rusty toolbox.

Ian Hunter from Roxburghshire, a finalist in the unique category of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition sponsored by Cuprinol for his Teapot shed. The shed has been selected from over 2,000 entries by more than 20,000 public votes. The winner will be announced during Channel 4's Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year series, to be aired over three episodes, starting on 24th July at 8pm. As well as the prestigious title, the winner will receive £1,000 courtesy of sponsors Cuprinol and a commemorative winners wooden plaque for their shed.
Ian Hunter from Roxburghshire, a finalist in the unique category of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition sponsored by Cuprinol for his Teapot shed.

Souped-up sheds are aplenty especially across the water as the finalists in Britain’s Shed of the Year have been announced, boasting an array of enviable garden hideouts.

Over 20,000 people voted in the competition, which ranks sheds in eight categories but crowns just one overall winner.

The finalists include a ‘bottle-dome’ shed made of over 5,000 reclaimed glass bottles and a disco shed which travels around the UK to various music festivals.

Irish ‘sheddie’ Peter Ellis from Letterkenny Co. Donegal entered his shed into this year’s competition, but it did not make the final cut.

Yet, he revealed that the souped up shed trend is gathering momentum in Ireland too and said the humble shed is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of life.

"I pop up there when I'm doing the gardening and have a little sit-down and a beer and relax. It's south-facing as well so you get the sun. You can have a little quiet moment,” he said.

Richard Pim, from Pembridge, a finalist in the eco category of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition sponsored by Cuprinol for his Bottle Grotto shed. The shed has been selected from over 2,000 entries by more than 20,000 public votes. The winner will be announced during Channel 4's Amazing Spaces: Shed of the Year series, to be aired over three episodes, starting on 24th July at 8pm. As well as the prestigious title, the winner will receive £1,000 courtesy of sponsors Cuprinol and a commemorative winners wooden plaque for their shed.
Richard Pim, from Pembridge, a finalist in the eco category of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition sponsored by Cuprinol for his Bottle Grotto shed. The shed has been selected from over 2,000 entries by more than 20,000 public votes.

The winner of Britain’s Shed of the Year, sponsored by Cuprinol, will be revealed Channel 4's Amazing Spaces to be aired over three episodes, starting on 24th July at 8pm. The top 'sheddie' will receive £1000.

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