STEETON man John Leaver is bidding for national honours - in the 2014 Shed of the Year competition.

His shed, White Lodge, is one of four finalists in the cabin and summerhouse category and will now go head-to-head with other entries in a bid to be crowned the overall winner and secure the £1,000 prize money, donated by sponsors Cuprinol.

The lodge is a traditional log cabin in a wood featuring a large curved window looking over a small lake. It is self-built by stacking logs one on top of another and is filled with unusual items.

For the first time,the finalists will feature in a new three-part TV series, Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year, which will be shown on Channel 4, starting at 8pm tonight.