Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pink sheds: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

View Original Version here (via Easy Shed) Easyshed are raising awareness and funds to support Breast Cancer Care. Firstly they are donating £200 directly to the charity, but they are also running a ‘Pink Shed’ campaign and aim to get a picture they have created of a pink shed shared 10,000 times on Facebook. If they achieve this they will create a new pink shed range, available for the public to buy directly from their website. "We feel this is a brilliant way of raising awareness," says Matt from easyshed, "and helps the shed market branch out because sheds shouldn’t just be for men! More details at their site here. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Monday, September 29, 2014

George Clarke's shed

George Clarke - who has been doing so much in recent years for shedlike structures on his Amazing Spaces and Shed of the Year programmes on Channel 4 - has been shedsharing on the Instagram. Hat tip to Uncle Wilco. --------------------------------------------------------------------
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sheds in St Albans Cathedral


St Albans Cathedral hosts a major flower festival this week with huge displays around musical themes. And there's also at least one rather attractive shed.
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Garden office at terraced house

An excellent example from Green Studios of the advantages of shedworking, in this case in a London terraced property, where it is used for video production. --------------------------------------------------------------------
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Wildflower roof workshop

A lovely build from the winner of the 2014 Shed of the Year competition.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Is this the smallest garden office in the world?


The Poki is a frontrunner in this category, measuring 2m squared externally. It was designed and built by Huw Grantham to answer the question he posed himself, do you actually need a room big enough to stand up in?

Not only is it delightfully titchy, a lot of it is recycled and includes an old vinyl VW camper bench seat and solar powered lamp. Huw says one 'slides' into it rather than stands up in it and has a blog all about the build which is well worth a read. Here's a snippet
"The idea was to design an office small enough to not lose your garden to, but bigger enough to comfortably work in hours at a time. The whole not standing up in the office came from the fact that our discussion was taking place in a van. We were comfortable, there was plenty of light and space so why not apply those same principles? The idea of sliding into the office was born."
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

ContainerVille


ContainerVille is a new initiative for young creatives looking for affordable shedlike atmospheres in which to work and grow their entrepreneurial businesses. It is made up of 30 converted storage containers on the south bank of Regent’s Canal, London, with low rent and minimal overheads so that small businesses can grow..

The containers are fully functioning spaces for up to five people per container - a whole container can be rented for £1,200 per month or individual desk spaces (each container has space for four desks) for £320pp per month. The goal is that ContainerVille becomes a dynamic hub of start-ups and small businesses, with landscaping around the containers geared to promote collaborative working and integration, with shared outdoor areas overlooking the canal.

Nearly a third of the containers were pre-let before the fit out was complete and viewings for the remaining containers are underway. More details at their site.




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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rosendale Allotments



There are all sorts of shedworking atmospheres and some of the nicest are not in back gardens. The buildings designed and built  by The Commercial Escape for the Rosendale Allotment Association are an excellent example, a meeting centre and social hub for the 18 acre site in London. As well as a resource centre and library, there's a kitchen, lavatory and space for workshops and events for the local community.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Boulton and Paul fully revolving summerhouse for sale



Revolving Boulton and Paul summerhouses don't come onto the market for sale very often, and even less frequently fully restored ones. Rachel Barron has been in touch with us to seek a buyer for what she calls her 'complete labour of love' which she describes as 'in the main entirely original and believed to be Boulton & Paul'.

"We have restored it back to its former glory retaining a lot of the original structure," she says. "While it does not have a Boulton and Paul metal tag I believe it was made by them as it is identical in many ways to one of their designs."

If you're interested in finding out more, please email Rachel directly --------------------------------------------------------------------
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