UK Shed Of The Year Finalists

  

Sheds may seem like a humble garden storage solution, but impressive designs across the globe could certainly end this stereotype. This year, to mark the 10th anniversary of the Cuprinol Shed of the Year contest, planners have joined forces with a fan site called Cabin Porn to run a Global category in the contest – and the designs are certainly envy inducing.


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West Wing – owned by Kevin Herbert in Berkshire Made from 90% recycled materials and set across three sections, the West Wing includes a bed in loft space, an area to relax and escape, a secret bookcase, a play area, storage and workshop.

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Old Garden Shed – owned by Brian in Hastings Upcycling pre-loved shed items, the Old Garden Shed is a nifty and obscure display set amongst a gorgeous garden and filled with workspace and vibrant 70s memorabilia


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Inside Brian’s Old Garden Shed lies an array of vibrant 70s decor.


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The Raisebury – owned by Peter Kavanagh in Berkshire Designed as a safe haven for valuable items in the case of flooding, this shed has the capacity to raise itself off the ground with steel sub-frame and four hydraulic legs that can be operated by remote control. Architecturally designed to make as minimal impact to the property as possible, it features mirror-faced glum to reflect its surroundings.


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Art Studio – owned by Peter Sedo in Worcestershire The quirky design consisting of recycled wood, a juxtaposition of curved and angled lines and various different shaped windows, this shed is spoilt with natural light. Set on a vast property, the shed is used for a work space, relaxation, entertaining.


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Rotating Shed – owned by Bryan Lewis Jones in Benbighshire As the name suggest, the stunning, open plan, curved architectural design rotates through 360 degrees to follow the sunlight throughout the day. Featuring inviting lounge chairs and a sumptuous fireplace, the shed is a great retreat.


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Maggie Ewing – owned by David Carter in the Scottish Highlands The shed is a renovated ex-boat wheelhouse originally called the Boy Peter which was one of the last boats ever to be commercially built in the county of Caithness. The boat is located right at the edge of the North Sea and faces directly out to sea.


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Love Shack – owned by Grant Oatley in Devon The Love Shack is a tiny little work of art that you could live in while also being completely transportable after being built on its own trailer. It’s clad with tiles made from reclaimed tractor inner tubes, and has a living roof.


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The Love Shack is a tiny little work of art that you could live in while also being completely transportable after being built on its own trailer.


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Ilona’s Summerhouse – owned by Ilona in North Lincolnshire Hand crafted by a first-time builder with recycled materials of pallets, doors, polycarbonate roof and reclaimed paving slabs, this shed is a little sunlit hideaway.


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Austin Camper Shed – owned by Stephen Alleyne in Norfolk Built on a classic Austin J4 pickup truck, the Austin Camper Shed is fully equipped with cooker sink cupboards and bed. Designed as a house on wheels, this design is compact yet functional and quaint.


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Eryn, owned by Tom Chudleigh in Canada. New global research has revealed that ‘shed-scapism’ is sweeping the world with more people than ever ditching their tools and transforming their sheds into zen dens. The research comes as the Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition joins forces with aspirational shed fan site, Cabin p*rn, to launch the first ever global category. We have a stunning suite of imagery of 9 sheds from across the world – from Norway to Slovenia, British Colombia to Colorado who have all submitted their sheds in the hopes of being crowned the first ever Global Shed of the Year.

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