Monday, June 29, 2015

National Shed Week starts

The Garden House National Shed Week starts today and new research from Cuprinol shows that the British love affair with shedlike atmospheres continues apace - indeed, one in 10 twenty and thirtysomethings questioned by them claim they would be happy to get married in their shed or garden office. Overall, Cuprinol estimates that 21 million people in the UK have a shed.

The competition received a record number of entries this year, with more than 2,500 people vying for the crown of Shed of the Year 2015.

Average contents of sheds are around the £2,000 mark and the finalists in this year’s competition contain a state of the art telescope, a cinema and a 2,000 sq ft model railway. The 36 finalists have spent a combined total of over £180,000 building and decorating their sheds.

“Since launching the competition I’ve certainly seen a trend towards people getting more creative and viewing their garden shed as an extension of the home," said competition founder and organiser Uncle Wilco. "The response to the competition this year has been unbelievable and it’s been really tough trying to agree on the finalists as there were some phenomenal entries across all of the categories."

The winner of Shed of the Year 2015 will be crowned in the final instalment of Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year on  July 12 on Channel 4. --------------------------------------------------------------------
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