These are the best sheds in the UK, designed and built by people from all over the country, all hoping to get the annual Shed of the Year accolade via Cuprinol. These brilliantly creative, unusual designs will open your mind to what can be achieved with 'just a shed' – from compact sheds built from recycled materials to lavish summerhouse creations that have helped their makers weather the pandemic by providing space to work and relax.
You can vote for your favourite on the official competition website.
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1. The best rustic shed
This shed, by Julie Twydell, reminds us a little of a hobbit house – in the best possible way. The quirky round windows and the antique door are the standout features.
2. The summerhouse shed with a marine theme
Staycation in your shed? Why not, if it's as pretty as this one, by Pat Crook? We like the nautical motifs and the bright blue colours.
3. The shed that looks like a zen treehouse
This spectacular shed, by Jane Moyle, could well be a glamping tree lodge or zen retreat – and we love that the wood has been left natural.
4. The dark and moody shed
Guess what? The dark and moody decorating trend has reached sheds; the dark grey gives this shed, by Joanna Thornhill, an elegant and sophisticated look.
5. The mini shed unlike any other
Is it an ice cream van, or a beach hut? This delightfully summery design is by Kathryn Little.
6. The vintage-style shed
The shed by Michael Roberts has the most exquisite roof detailing that makes it look a bit like a New Orleans townhouse; unusual and right on the vintage trend.
7. The shed-bar: you know you want one too
A shed that's also a garden bar? Pure genius: masterfully executed by Joe Melton.
8. The tropical shed with its own patio
Like a jungle oasis surrounded by palm trees, this wonderful, well proportioned shed by Trevor Carswell is large enough to become a tranquil summerhouse retreat.
9. The house-by-the-lake shed
We wouldn't mind spending the whole summer in this delightful shed in the Chilterns by Colin Naylor. It has a relaxing rustic look and gorgeously quiet surroundings – how's that for a home office?
10. The king of upcycled sheds
This shed, by Tim Kerridge, is a masterclass in reusing materials. With its unusual industrial look, it's still very cosy and works as a veranda.