Teapots, tiki and Titanic: not words you usually associate with garden sheds. But for the judges at Shed of the Year, unusual and eyecatching designs are all part of the day’s work.
Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year showcases the craziest, most imaginative sheds from around the UK, with eight categories including Pub, Eco and, for the first time, TARDIS sheds – a design so popular, the judges had to create its own group.
This year, the finalists will be featured in the three-part television series Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year airing on Channel 4 on the 4th of July.
Shed-devotee and head sheddie Andrew Wilcox (or Uncle Wilco as he is more fondly known) launched the Shed of the Year Competition to celebrate the best and strangest garden sheds in Britain. Fellow judges will include last year’s winner Alex Holland, George Clarke and his expert team, craftsman William Hardie, architect Laura Clark and industrial designer Max McMurdo.
Some of the more wild designs include a teapot, a retro fairground and a dome made almost entirely of glass bottles.
“With more shed entries than ever before and a record breaking public vote, the nation’s love of sheds is clearly growing,” said Uncle Wilco.
“Every year the entries just get better and better, so deciding on who will be crowned Shed of the Year 2014 will be no mean feat.”
Past winners have included a perfect replica of a Roman temple and a rugby shed kitted out with a working bar.
The overall winner will be announced on the 7th August and will win £1000, a wooden plaque, £100 worth of Cuprinol products and a giant crown to adorn their victorious design.
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Here are some more of the finalists. Which one is your favourite?