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. …

Summerhouse Base

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 …

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How we’re keeping you and G&M safe through COVID

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COVID OPERATIONAL UPDATE JANUARY 2021 Locky D again eh! Gillies and Mackay will continue to operate meaning we will still be building, delivering, assembling, and conducting Home (Garden) Visits with COVID protocol in place. Read more below. *UPDATE* Our Show Area is currently CLOSED and re-opens on week commencing 26th April. We’re following strict COVID protocol to keep you and the staff safe. You MUST book in for an appointment before visiting us. BOOK APPOINTMENT HERE Contact us at: info@gilliesandmackay.com COVID! You’re sick of hearing about it. And trust us, we’re sick of talking about it. We’re all on the same page when it comes to COVID. But, it looks like it’s going to be with us for the foreseeable, …

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Painting your Gillies & Mackay building: the second coat explained

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Sheddie, let’s talk paint! 🖌️ We get it! You’ve taken delivery of your G&M building, and doing work on it is the last thing on your mind. You just want to get straight down to enjoying it.  Ah, if only your brand new #sheddie life was that simple.  In order to ensure your G&M shed lasts a lifetime you need to give it a little tender loving care -and painting care is essential. Just a few hours of work up front will add years of life to your building.  If you don’t paint your G&M building, the almighty shed demons will come and cast their shed hexes on you: wood rot, water penetration marks, leaking and mould – making a …

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How to repair and replace timber in an old Gillies & Mackay building

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Gillies & Mackay have been around the block, busy manufacturing sheds for you lovely lot for over 30 years.  And over those years we’ve experienced and learned that the harsh Scottish climate, coupled with the volatile nature of timber, is not alway a match made in heaven.  You might find it difficult to understand why a specific area of your Shed has become problematic with blackening, mould or decay and that is something we wholeheartedly sympathise with.  It has taken us years to master our technique and craftsmanship to ensure the longevity of your Timber Building. But even with all that experience, there are still many external factors out with our control that will contribute to the timber rotting over …