Almost 2,000 amateur "sheddies" have entered their creations into the annual shed of the year competition, which features an array of wacky and wonderful designs. This year 14,000 members of the public voted their favourites in eight categories.
Each category winner gets a place in the final of the competition, due to be held during Shed Week on July 1, and the overall winner will receive a £1,000 prize. Organisers Cuprinol said they were overwhelmed by the standard of entries this year:
The competition celebrates the very best of British sheds and gets bigger and better every year. It’s fantastic to see the passion and creativity that goes it to each and every shed entry.
The winning sheds from each category are below:
Best normal shed
Far from ordinary, Emma Galleon won the normal shed category for her boat shaped shed modeled on the HMS Victory and the HMS Warrior.
Owned by Southampton based Clare Kapma-Saunders, the impressive creation is complete with a top deck, rigging, skull and cross bones, hammock and captains quarters.
Best tardis shed
This replica of the Tardis from the popular sci-fi TV series is owned by David Lifton from Chelmsford. It was designed for his Doctor Who mad son Rhys and took five months to build.
Best Eco Shed
Marcus Sheilds designed this eco-shed to store his bikes in his home in Camden, London. The roof is covered in wildflowers and part of the walls are made from reycled yogurt carton.
Best garden office
Jonathan Sullivan's shed in Modbury, Devon, overlooks stunning views of Dartmoor. Sullivan uses the light and warm space as his office.
Abigail Walker's creation draws its influence from a Nissen hut. The shed, in Pangbourne, Berkshire, is made from corrugated steel den is fully insulated.
Best unique shed
The roof of Alex Holland's shed is made from an upturned boat. Nested in the Cambrian mountains near Machynlleth, mid-Wales, the shed houses a fridge, a gas cooker, a sink and a sound system used for parties.
Retired Guerilla artist Luke Hollingworth from Malmesbury in Wiltshire was a finalist in last year’s competition. This year, his new and improved creation features a smiley face optical illusion, a cider bar as well as a full sized gorilla that guards the entrance. He uses the shed to store his artwork.
Best pub shed
Garry Logan's shed in Ayrshire looks like a normal shed from outside, but is a fully equipped bar inside. It features a last orders bell, a fruit machine, a dartboard, a sound system and wi-fi.