Shedfest: Top sheds shine in UK 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.
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.
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.