Alex Holland’s shed 750ft above sea level in the Cambrian Mountains near Machynlleth – where else? – has just won the Shed of the Year Award sponsored by Cuprinol.
The whole thing is made from recycled materials. The roof in particular is a 14ft by 7ft inshore fishing boat from Cardigan Bay that was made between 1900 and 1910. To create the shed it was placed on a frame made up from four telegraph polesand covered with sheeting stuck down with roofing felt adhesive and liberally dosed with bitumen paint and roofing paint.