Is this Newcastle's best shed?

A shed in Benton is in the running for the best shed in the country. The roof of John Hardisty's elaborate 'Russian Summerhouse' is inspired by Antoni Gaudi.

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When is a shed not a shed?

More than 2,000 people have entered a competition to find the UK's best garden shed.

The scope for what can be classed as a 'shed' is very broad with entries including pubs, nightclubs, workshops and summerhouses.

The criteria for shed of the year is a wonderful and interesting outdoor space.

– Spokeswoman from Cuprinol, the company behind the contest.

The entries are split up into the following categories.

  • Normal
  • Unique
  • Pub
  • Tardis
  • Eco
  • Garden Office
  • Cabins and Summerhouses
  • Workshops and Studios

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