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The British are a nation of shed lovers from the bog standard 6x4 garden shed right up to some massive super duper workshops. Each shed owner appears to have their own specific shed which is suited to their needs - and that is how is should be. You may find it hard to be an individual shed owner if you buy from the mass produced cheap (and made down to a price) sheds. But if you buy from 1st Choice Leisure Buildings you can have a shed made to meet your precise requirements.
There is even a Shed of The Year competition each year where dedicated 'sheddies' enter their pride and joy trying to win the coveted prize of THE 'Shed of the Year'. This competition is now down to the final eight eagerly contesting for the title and the range of different sheds is staggering.
A popular choice for many men would be Garry Logan's EcoPub Shed, which he has named the 'Three Steps Pub'. Fitted out like a real life pub I'm sure that he is very popular with his friends who share this special shed. The clientele can be carefully controlled to ensure the right type of atmosphere. Clearly this would be a winner in most men's eyes.
In the Summerhouse and Cabin Shed class Abigail Walker's has a unique design with its curved walls. My first impression was that it looks a little like a Romany caravan or a bit like the Nissan huts from the second world war, but only in shape. This delightful summerhouse - cabin is something most people would like in their garden.
The entry which I can't get my head around is in the Normal Shed class. The winner is a garden shed designed to look like HMS Victory. As far away as I can think for a normal shed, but what do I know, I only been in the garden shed business for 34 years. I will say it does look very good and I'm really impressed with the design of it. Yes, Clare Kapma-Saunders, I would like one in my garden similar to your Queen Emma shed!
Luke Hollingsworth's entry in the Workshop-Studio Shed class was his Sidstine Chapel. This was a superb and rather attractive building. On the inside is painted a replicate of the Systine Chapel on the ceiling, The size of it would mean that you could build more or less anything in it. The Eco Bike Shed by Marcus Shields houses his collection of bikes.
In the Garden/Office Shed class the winner was a John Sullivan. I don't think this was the famous and very talented John Sullivan, writer of 'Only Fools and Horses'. I'm sure that if it was it would appear in that great show, if it had still been running. The mind boggles as to what Del Boy and Rodney would have got up to. I certainly wouldn't want to buy a garden shed from them. I do think even today there are shed companies who are disciples of Del Boy and run their companies in the same way. Always check out independent customer reviews such as these ones. Don't let the last laugh be on you.
The class for Unique Shed was won by Alex Holland's garden shed which has a boat as a roof. This does look a little ramshackle but it is certainly very different. When I have been watching 'Coast', the brilliant BBC series, they showed that some large old fishing boats had been turned upside down and used as homes. Not sure if I would have liked that but where there is a need then all available resources have to be used.
The class and shed which my daughter would love is the Tardis Shed. Based on the long running BBC TV series this really looks the business. It appears the same as in the show and you would expect Doctor Who to come wondering out. Whether it would be William Hartnell, the Doctor Who when I was young, or Matt Smith which my daughter watches I wouldn't know. I do know that this has been an incredible long running series for the Beeb. The obvious question is - is it larger on the inside than the outside? If it is and these sheds could be produced then I'm sure there would be a very large demand for them as the normal garden shed is never large enough.
What these sheds say about the British is that theyare an unique race and when Martians land and they visit Britain it will leave them scratching their heads as to what sort of people are we. Hopefully when they will see the sheer scale of creativity and uniqueness of the British that they will put us in the genius class. I, having been in the garden shed business since 1979, are delighted at the British psyche and love for garden sheds. Long may it last.
To see more about these strange and wonderful garden sheds visit https://www.readersheds.co.uk/ where the winner will be announce on July 1st.