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How much does a Large Garden Room cost?

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You’re ready. It’s time. You’ve been putting up with a cramped living space for too long and you need more. Never mind your small and medium-sized Garden Rooms. You are ready to go all out. You are ready to go BIG with your Garden Room dreams. Whether it’s a photography studio, a place to put the mother in law when she comes to stay, or a retirement oasis, our large Garden Room offers a roomy solution, complete with light, power and heating for the perfect garden escape. So, let’s get into it, shall we? How much is a large Garden Room from Gillies and MacKay going to cost you? Related content: How much does a Garden Office cost? Garden Office …

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How much does it cost to install a Medium-Sized Garden Room?

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Dog grooming. Personal training studios. A place for you and your friends to hide from the kids and drink some prosecco. Whether you need space to turn your passion into profit. Or you just need somewhere to unwind and chill out with friends, a Garden Room will do the trick. A Garden Room is the (even) cooler big sister of the already amazing Gillies and MacKay sheds and summerhouses. It’s a practical and usable space, complete with lights, power, heating and even plumbing if you want it. An extra space to work, play or stay. But how much will this little slice of heaven in the form of a Garden Room set you back? Let’s get right into it shall …

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How much does a Small Garden Room cost?

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You need more space. A nice quiet space. Somewhere away from all the noise, the never-ending laundry pile and the constant bickering over who gets control of the remote. Maybe you need somewhere to channel your inner J.K Rowling. Or a place to run your business empire that isn’t overrun with dirty dishes. Maybe it’s not even for you, but a ‘child’ that just won’t leave, no matter how many hints you drop. Whatever the reason, you need a space that will keep you and your family warm and dry. Somewhere with lights, electric and heating – all the cosy feelings of a house, but, well, separate. You need something a cut above your standard shed or summerhouse (even one …

Best Summerhouse Manufacturers in Glasgow (Part 2)

Best Summerhouse Manufacturers in Glasgow (Part 2)

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Here we are!! Part 2 of the Best Summerhouse Manufacturers in Glasgow. If you have not already read part 1, best to start there. This is where I explain the rules and review the first three Summerhouse Manufacturers: McCallum Timber Buildings, Clyde Valley Sheds and Clydeside Garden Sheds. In this second part of my review, we will be looking at the remaining three independent companies and what they have to offer the shed world. First up we have… Elite Fencing and Sheds Instantly chuffed with Elite Fencing and Sheds – PRICING ON THEIR WEBSITE!! So, let’s get stuck in. Elite have seven designs on their website to choose from. We’re going to specifically look at the 10’ x 10’ Summerhouse …

Best Summerhouse Manufacturers in Glasgow (Part 1)

Best Summerhouse Manufacturers in Glasgow (Part 1)

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Guess who’s back!! This time we’re in Glasgow, to see what’s on offer when it comes to Timber Summerhouses in the Glasgow area. Just like my other reviews, this is entirely my own professional opinion on who I think makes a decent Summerhouse. The research I have done is purely desktop and I use all the information that is available to me via the internet. This is the same information that is available to anyone who wants to review Timber Summerhouses in the Glasgow area themselves. THE RULES We don’t talk about ourselves! Nope – this is not a sly skanky ad for Gillies and Mackay, we are not in this review. This article is for the greater good of …

Summerhouse Base

What kind of base do you need for a Summerhouse?

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So, let’s get right to it then… here’s everything you need to know about prepping the base for your Summerhouse. “Hang on? What? You need a base for a Summerhouse? What’s that all about then? Surely a Summerhouse has a floor, right? So can’t you just plonk it in the garden and have your pals round for wine time?” Easy there Janice, not quite. It’s really important that you have a base installed BEFORE your Summerhouse arrives, and here’s why… Please note: We highly advise you obtain landscaper quotes for base work before ordering your Gillies and Mackay building to obtain a full and clear picture of project costs. Why do I need a base for my Summerhouse? Summerhouses typically …

Timber Garages Scotland - Top 4 Suppliers

Timber Garages Scotland – Top 4 Suppliers

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Timber Garage Manufacturers are hard to find in Scotland. BUT… we’ve managed to find some hidden gems tucked away on page 3 and 4 of Google. A couple of our suppliers have already featured in our Shed reviews so it’s nice to see some familiar faces. I’ve made it my mission to review all the Timber Building Suppliers in Scotland to help you make the right buying decision for your perfect Shedlife. Whether that’s Sheds, Garages, Garden Rooms or Summerhouses, I am on it! This time it’s all about the Timber Garages and what Scotland has to offer. In order to make this fair, we have to set a standard. I conduct my reviews using desktop research alone. This means …

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What kind of base do you need for a Garage?

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Garages don’t have floors, so they need a concrete plinth to sit on. This is where most people who are thinking about buying a Garage start to ponder. “Okay so I want a Garage, but I need to have a base first…” Oh, Shedlord – what now?! Well, the plinth needs to be strong enough to carry the weight of the walls and the roof, as well as whatever you’d like to put in it. It also needs to be a certain size, made from the right stuff, be in square and BANG ON level. Not asking for much right? Way back, in the beginning, Garage bases were always a nightmare to organise. So bad in fact, we had to …

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Garden Room Maintenance: 3 Top Tips

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Maintaining your Garden Room is paramount to the longevity of the building. The better you look after your Garden Room, the more likely it is to be passed down through the generations. Over the years, I’ve seen all forms of neglect and lost love for these beautiful creatures. So I thought I’d best help you keep the magic alive, when it comes to your Shedlife, by sharing some top tips. There are 3 crucial ways to keep your Garden Room in tip-top condition and stop it from becoming foosty, run down and haggard. And they are: TREAT VENTILATE REPAIR   1. TREAT First things first: whatever the external cladding, it’s always best to use some form of treatment on it. …

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What is the best size for a Garden Room?

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So many factors will play on what size of Blackstone Garden Room you will want. Primarily, it will come down to the space you have and to what extent you want to build to. For example, it’s purpose: if you intend to use your Blackstone as a holiday let then it’s going to be bigger than if you’re just thinking about some office space. Let’s talk through the different size categories we tend to stick to at Gillies & Mackay. As you can imagine after 30 years of building Garden Rooms there’s a fair bit of repetition in the requirements. So, we’ve come up with a simple range to make choosing yours easier. The Range Just a wee one? (up …