Win FREE SHED PLANS For a Shed of Your Own Design.

We Have A Winner!

The winner of the shed design contest ending 30th September 2008 is...

'The Sanctuary Shed' by Anna-Marie Buss.

Sanctuary shed

When Voting ended 'The Sanctuary Shed' had scooped up 40 percent of the vote. It was a great winner a very traditional shape but the accessories and the description were what seemed to attract some very complimentary comments.


A Big Thank You To All Participants
I would like to thank all of the entrants who put a great deal of time and effort into preparing their entries. I made a slide show of the entries below so that you can see the range of styles and uses put forward. You can also add your constructive comments and show your appreciation to the entrants by following the links further down this page.

The next competition...
For those of you kicking yourselves for missing this first Shed Design Competition don't worry…….. another one will be starting in the next week or so, please check back to make sure that you don't miss it!

As a special for the next competition I will be giving away a FREE set of shed plans to the first 10 entries.


Why a Free Shed Plans competition? The answer is that I often get e-mails from visitors to this site with questions about how to go about building sheds to their own design (occasionally I produce sets of plans for those visitors who request it). As this site becomes more popular I hope to be able to offer a range of shed plans for sale.

Rather than make a guess at the style or use of shed that you want I thought that this would be a great opportunity to offer you the chance to submit your own designs and each month choose a lucky winner and create a set of detailed construction drawings that will enable them to build a stylish shed in their own garden.

Don't let the fact that you are not a qualified Architect put you off your chance to win. I have created a shed design page showing the main things to think about in your design. There are also lots of other tips, pictures and photos throughout this site that will help you to create your winning design.

How to Participate and Win

I will be judging entries as much by the written ideas as the drawings/artists impressions that are produced so the competition is as open to those whose strength is writing as much as those whose strength is drawing.

Please have a brief check of the competition Rulesbefore entering.

A Competition Where Everyone is a Winner?

If you win you get detailed plans to enable you to build your dream shed.

If not the process of thinking through exactly what you want from a shed is very valuable and will help you to crystallise your ideas. The competition is structured as being an open book (more of a co-opetition) I and any others with constructive advice can offer suggestions and comments to help refine your design further.

So go on let your imagination loose and win your set of free shed plans.

The Contenders.....

Click on the links below to see the shed designs before you cast your vote.

Sanctuary Shed 
A total relaxing sanctuary, where the warm breeze slowly sways the white muslin curtains back and forth, white soft features are everywhere. Cosy sofa …

Woodshed 
I want to build a woodshed that will compliment the Classic garden/storage shed I posted earlier so this will also have same paint scheme of green siding …

Wisteria Junction 
The shed is designed to house the stacking yard for an outdoor garden railway. To capture the character of its purpose, it is styled after a railway signal …

Green's Green Green Shed 
Green's Office in Green: Grassed roof with solar panels as back-up power and solar carriage=lantern lights on the front and side. Insulated walls, …

Le Pod 
MOST CONFIDENTIAL What Citroen did with the DS, what Dyson did with the DC, what Sony did with Walkman; now Le POD does it for shed design... …

Workshop and Storage Combo 
This is actually two sheds in one. The idea is that the smaller shed is for storage of garden equipment and garden furniture etc. The larger is to be …

Dual Purpose Garden and Storage Shed 
In building a shed I needed to look at need versus want. My family has recently moved several members back into the home and space is now at a premium. …

Pure sound studio 
This is my vision for my dream home recording studio. It is inspired by the work of the modernist architect Le Corbusier and its purity of design will …

Solar shed 
BACKGROUND I've been part of many log home building projects. Often people need to have some kind of source for off-grid electricity. Most of the time …

Puzzle Box 
My dream shed design would incorporate all the different uses my family would have for a shed and was inspired by a documentary I saw on people who live …

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