‘Camper van’ in Northamptonshire garden in the running for Best Shed in Britain

The VW camper van shed in Towcester
The VW camper van shed in Towcester

A mock Volkswagen camper van is among a number of Northamptonshire entries vying to become Britain’s most elaborate garden shed in a national competition to air on Channel Four.

Cuprinol, the firm known for its range of wood treating products, is calling on Northamptonshire people to enter its second the contest before April 7.

The finalists will feature in the second series of ‘Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year’, airing on Channel Four in the summer.

The competition is the brainchild of shed-fanatic Andrew Wilcox, also known as ‘Uncle Wilco’, who launched the nationwide competition eight years ago to celebrate the best British examples.

Andrew Wilcox (Uncle Wilco) said: “Since launching the competition I’ve certainly seen a trend towards people viewing their garden shed as an extension of the home.

“We’ve had some brilliant winners over the past few years, from a Roman Temple shed and Pirate shed, to pub and music themed sheds. With the TV series launching last year it’s great to see the great British shed getting the recognition it deserves.”

Last year’s winner was Joel Bird from London for his Allotment Roof Shed, which was built from scratch using recycled materials and used to grow an array of vegetables.