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Best Summerhouse Manufacturers in Dundee: Top 4

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AND… We’re back! We’ve missed you Sheddies. It’s been a while since we’ve done a reviews blog and you’re always on the search for other Summerhouse manufacturers. We’ve decided to do some of the work for you and for our own research purposes. Today we’re in Dundee. Oh, we love Dundee! Some of oor Sheddie teams home toon. So, how exactly do we do it? We’ve outlined the RULES below that we follow and we always base it on an internet search. Because it’s 2021 people, and if you’re here reading this – this is where you get started. It’s how we buy things – What am I looking for? What am I getting myself into? What can I get? …

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What is the best timber thickness for a timber building in Scotland?

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Stop me if I’m wrong, but you’ve been looking around for a timber building and noticed that almost every different supplier uses a different thickness of the timber. It’s almost as if us suppliers are picking numbers between 7mm and 19mm out of a hat and going: “yep, that’ll do!” To make it even worse, some suppliers use different timber thicknesses for different parts of their buildings.  It’s a frustrating feeling! Especially if you’re new to the timber industry. Because there is no real explanation as to what the different qualities of each thickness are. Most importantly though, there is no way to decipher which thickness is best for YOU and your needs.  At G&M we want oor Sheddies to …

Felt vs shingles vs steel: what is the best type of shed roofing?

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So you’ve decided that you really want a G&M shed (or other timber building), we can’t blame you really…but have you chosen what roof you are going to go with?  There are three types of roofing that are most commonly used on timber buildings:  Felt  Shingles  Steel  Luckily for you, by the end of this blog, you won’t only be able to decide what roof you want for your own building, but you will also be somewhat of a ‘shed roofing expert’ who can help recommend roofing to your Sheddie friends.  Let’s dive in.  Felt Shed Roofing Felt is the traditional roof covering and is great for smaller buildings such as a small Apex Shed. For years now, IKO has …

What kind of base do you need for your Gillies & Mackay shed?

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If there’s one thing we want, it’s to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible on the day of delivery.  To do this, we need to make sure that you’ve got the right base in place. We usually ask for pictures of this in advance to ensure that everything is a-ok👌 But it’s always handy for you to know what you need, and why in advance… In this blog we’ll look at what base is suitable for a base, and why it’s so important that you get it right. ➡️  Related content: Site access – how we make sure we can deliver you G&M building Why do you need a substantial base for your shed? Do I really need …

How our materials contribute to the cost and longevity of your G&M

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We put a lot of love and hard-work into our buildings and customer care. At Gillies & Mackay we manufacture and assemble our own timber buildings from our workshop in Errol.  And with that comes with a price tag💰 We don’t shy away from the fact that we are more expensive than many other garden buildings available.  But you might be wondering: “What am I really paying for? And what factors impact the pricing of a G&M building?” For us, the quality materials that we use to create our buildings contribute to the cost. In fact, our materials equate to roughly 65% of all of our costs.  Making a choice between ‘that’ll do’ and ‘that’s better’ is something you need …

Site Access: How To Make Sure We Can Deliver Your G&M Building

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You’ve ordered your G&M building. Painstakingly waited months for it to be delivered. And then… there is a problem delivering it.  Don’t worry! We’ve been in this game a while. We learned long ago, that there are some things we need to ask you before we deliver your G&M building to ensure that it can be delivered safely and on time.  In this blog, we’ll go through what questions we ask you before we deliver your G&M building (and why), so that we don’t have any problems on the day.  What happens if we can’t deliver your G&M building due to site restrictions The last thing we want is for there to be problems on the day of the delivery. …

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The Gillies & Mackay Lead Time Explained

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Take us back to the good ol’ pre COVID days eh! When oor lead time was only about 12 weeks long. We get it. You’ve just started out on your Sheddie journey, got all the plans down for getting your garden looking glorious this summer. Because let’s face it, who’s going to be laying in the Spanish sun?! That’s what Summer Houses are for hun. 😉 You’re all excited, you got your eye on the perfect retreat – you hit the send button to us and we reply… “It’s best to note our current delivery/assembly lead time is 7/8 months away.” WHIT?!?! 😭😭😭 Sheddie, believe you me, we feel your pain. We absolutely do not want you to be waiting …