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What kind of base do I need for a Garden Room?

At Gillies and Mackay our buildings are fairly HEFTY, to say the least. So, when we’re thinking about the foundations for a Garden Room, we need to appreciate that the weight has a huge influence over what kind of base we should construct. Typically a Garden Room will weigh over 2 tonnes. We would normally recommend a concrete plinth built …

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Garden Rooms: Do I need Planning Permission and/or Building Control

Nothing gets my shed door slamming more than when customers can’t get the right information about Planning and Building Control from their local authorities. More often than not, customers are under the assumption that if you don’t need Planning (based on the Permitted Development Act) you are absolutely well within your rights to erect a building in your garden. No …

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Shed Security: Is my Shed Insured?

Is my Shed insured? Guest Blog by Jane Barker The humble garden shed has a special place in our hearts and homes. Whether it’s the dusty sanctuary of dad’s ‘man cave’ (home to the remains of a short-lived drumming career), mum’s ‘she shed’ (where hobbies take up most of the room), or just an escape space for other members of …

Garden Sheds Stirling: Top 4

Stirling’s Best Garden Shed Manufacturers Reviewed as rated by NattyShedGirl Stirling Shed Manufacturers have been on my list for a while. Mainly because of one company, Paterson Garden Buildings. Patersons featured in our top Summerhouse Manufacturers in Scotland blog. They faired extremely well against the competition so I’m really excited to see how they do with their Sheds this time around. …

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Garden Sheds Falkirk: Top 4

Falkirk’s Top 4 Shed Manufacturers Reviewed as rated by NattyShedGirl “Been Shedding long pal?” Turns out Falkirk have… And since it’s my mission to review all the Shed manufacturers in Scotland let’s see what they’ve got to offer. Yeah? We’re looking specifically at Google’s top 4 Shed Manufacturers in Falkirk and we’re using the search term; Garden Sheds Falkirk. We’re …