shed base

Does my shed need a base?

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Buying a shed can feel like a daunting task, especially if you’ve never bought one before. And you’ve probably got a load of questions you need to ask yourself before you make any decisions including: What is the right size of shed for me? Do I need to paint my shed? What style of shed do I want? There is so much to think about, and just when you finally think you’ve got it all figured out in enters shed bases… Ah! Yet, another decision to make?!  It might seem like your small storage shed project has become a whole lot more complicated now and it’s easy to fall into the trap of asking yourself. “does my shed really need …

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How do I place an order for a Gillies & Mackay building?

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You’re ready! You’ve had your eye on a Gillies & Mackay for a while and you’re ready to get cracking with your order. So, what’s next? As extremely proud Shed makers, we want to ensure that our #Sheddies, feel safe in the hands of the best Shed experts in town. You want the best garden building possible for your size and space. And our ordering process is vital for making sure this dream is made a reality.  We get it – it’s a big commitment, and you Sheddies are trusting us on a lot of fronts. The intricacies of the order process helps us deliver these promises, and ensure you will all be extremely #shedisfied. This blog walks you through …

G&M reviews

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? …

timber thickness

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. 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. ➡️  …

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 …