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Votes are open for Shed of the Year 2023

Shed of the year is back for it’s 17th year, and the finalists have been chosen.

Founder and judge Andrew Wilcox is in the driving seat again, with voting now live across eight categories, including:

  • Budget
  • Cabin / Summerhouse
  • Most Colourful Shed
  • Nature’s Haven
  • Unexpected / Unique
  • Workshop / Studio
  • Simple but Effective
  • Pub / Entertainment

There is still time to get your votes in so head over to the Shed of the Year website to choose your favourite shed. Voting ends 13th July.

The winner will be crowned with a Shed of the Year plaque as well as a cash prize and Cuprinol vouchers.

Here is a rundown of some of our top picks.

Nan’s Woodworking Shed

Sarah Glass, Buckinghamshire
Category: Workshop / Studio

Sarah’s fully equipped woodworking space is used to make furniture and toys for the grandkids, and she has also made furniture for her son’s business. Sarah got into working with wood at 62 as a way to keep herself occupied. The shed is also home to chickens and goats.

You can find full details on Nan’s Woodworking Shed and the other sheds listed in this category here.

The Allotment Shed aka Buckingham Pallets

Neil Wheatley, Tyne and Wear
Category: Unexpected / Unique

One of the most ambitious and expensive sheds in this year’s competition, Neil Wheatley converted a pigeon loft left abandoned for 30 years. With his dad’s help, Neil knocked down the original structure and sourced materials for the rebuild from landfills and friends.

The shed boasts a lounge area, a wood burning stove, a toilet, and copies of The Beano.

You can check out a video tour of Buckingham Pallets below.

Shepherds Rest

John Sheppard, Wiltshire
Category: Pub / Entertainment

John has spent several years building his shed to give himself some much needed breathing space when he needs to relax. The pub themed interior is used to entertain friends and gives John the quiet time he craves when dealing with his PTSD.

The shed is equipped with a bar, seating, a screen for sports, and memorabilia from his time in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Full details and the other shortlisted sheds in this category can be found, here.

Tradesman Talk

Have you got a shed tucked away at the bottom of the garden? What’s it used for and what category would you put it in?

As always, leave your comments below, and click the social links to share this story.

Until next time, make sure it’s Tradesman Saver.

Mark McPherson

Mark McPherson has an MA in Creative Writing and has been crafting content for over a decade. He writes for a range of niches, including the construction industry and insurance sector. Mark has worked internationally as a content writer and teacher.

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