Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year 2019 finalists revealed – which one gets your vote?

21 sheds compete to be crowned Britain’s best shed
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  • Forget who won Love Island, it’s all about garden dwellings from here on in, as Curprinol’s Shed of the Year 2019 reaches fever pitch. The shortlisted finalists have now been announced.

    The judges have whittled down the entries from hundreds to just three finalists per category. These will go head-to-shed in a bid to win the coveted title #shedoftheyear.

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    New for this year is the ‘Nature Haven’ category. Entrants are encouraged to submit sheds inspired by nature – embracing the trend for gardens that allows nature to thrive.
    The remaining categories are; Unexpected; Summerhouse; Workshop/Studio; Pub and Entertainment; Budget and Unique.

    Be prepared for a shed load of creativity as we see the shortlist…

    Curprinol’s Shed of the Year 2019 – the finalists

    Nature’s Haven category

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    This is finalist Chris Hield’s nature inspired ‘Bux-End’ shed, in Derbyshire.

    ‘We’ve been absolutely blown away by the incredible, imaginative and innovative sheds entered into this year’s competition,’ says Head judge and founder of the competition, Andrew Wilcox.

    ‘We’ve been really impressed by the aesthetics of the sheds. Especially those who entered the brand new Nature’s Haven category. Entrants really demonstrate how important it is to welcome nature into our gardens.’

    Summerhouse category

    Cuprinol Shed of the Year

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    This impressive structure is ‘Woody Willow’ the work of Tom Prior, in West Sussex.

    Workshop/Studio category

    Cuprinol Shed of the Year

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    This beautifully inspiring space is fittingly named ‘Artist In The Shed’, created by Mary Price in Bristol.

    Pub/entertainment category

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    Cheers to this joyous creation! The ‘Shed of Two Halves’ is the creation of Andrew Mowl in Kent.

    Budget category

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    Proving you can do great things on a small budget is this sweet shed. The ‘Vintage Tea Shed’ is the work of Anne Hindle in Blackpool.

    Unique category

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    It may be unique but we’d happily retro garden bars to be more common place. Louise Mayoh in Devon has really impressive with ‘The Retro Retreat’.

    Unexpected category

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    Jim and Becky Mills in North East Lincolnshire stand a chance at the title thanks to their creation, ‘The Wagon’.

    A winner from each category will be decided by a public vote, then an overall winner will be crowned by a panel of shed experts. The best shed will receive £1,000, a plaque, and £100 of Cuprinol products.

    ‘This year has certainly seen the entrants up their game. With a noticeable shift towards sustainability and a drive towards embracing our natural environment,’ explains Kirsty Woodbine, Marketing Manager for Cuprinol. ‘We’ve been impressed with the recycled and upcycled materials being used by sheddies and the creative designs really show just how much you can do with a small outdoor space.’

    Public voting is now underway for the 13th annual competition, and will close on Tuesday 29 August 2019. See all the 21 entrants and cast your vote at Reader Sheds.

    Enjoy further inspiration from previous years

    The Hobbit House

    Cuprinol Shed of the Year

    This magical Hobbiton-inspired shed is just precious!

    The Punch and Judy shed

    Cuprinol Shed of the Year

    How do you make a shed that’s fun for all the family? That’s the way to do it!


    Cuprinol Shed of the Year

    Our shopping editor Tamara Kelly is a big fan of this flamingorgeous shed!

    Letsby Avenue

    Cuprinol Shed of the Year

    ‘Ello ello ello, what do we have here then?

    The ABC Cinema

    Cuprinol Shed of the Year

    Travel back in time to this retro 34-seater picture house. Could you see this in your future?

    The Woodland Star Gazer

    Cuprinol Shed of the Year

    This is certainly a superstar in our eyes.

    The Tardis shed

    Cuprinol Shed of the Year

    WHO wouldn’t love this?

    In recent years the humble shed has had a reinvention. No longer merely a dumping ground for garden tools, it’s now an extension of our main homes – used as anything from a chill out space for the kids, to a home office or bar.

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    Which one is your favourite?

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