Garden sheds Fife: who is the best manufacturer?

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What we’ll cover in this blog 1. Why are we doing this?2. How does our garden shed review work?3. Who will we be reviewing?4. Forest Craft Sheds5. Anchor Timber Buildings6. Aberhill Joinery7. Central Fife Sheds8. Who makes the best garden shed in Fife? So, you’re looking for a garden shed in Fife but you’ve found yourself a little bit lost in Google. We know how it is. There’s tons of information to look through and it can all seem a little daunting. There are plenty of great manufacturers in Fife, from Glenrothes to Dunfermline, St Andrews to Kirkcaldy. We wanted to help make your search a little easier, so you can have the best for your garden. Yes, we supply …

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Greenhouse vs Potting Shed: What’s the difference (and which is right for you)? 

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What you’ll learn in this blog What is a greenhouse?What is a potting shed?Greenhouse vs potting shed: what are the key differences?Greenhouses vs Potting Shed: how do they work?Greenhouse vs Potting Shed: what are they used for?Greenhouse vs potting Shed: how much do they cost?What are the size differences between a Potting Shed and a Greenhouse?What are the problems with greenhouses or potting sheds?Things to consider if you are stuck between a greenhouse and potting shed So you fancy yourself a gardener🪴🏡.  But you live in Scotland, where it rains around 250 days of the year, and a temperature high of 18 degrees has us reaching for sunscreen. Exposing plants to the relentless Scottish elements doesn’t give them the best …

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Garden Sheds Edinburgh: Who is the best manufacturer? 

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What we’ll cover in this blog… The rules of our Edinburgh garden shed reviewSimply ShedsSeafield Shed CentreMeadowmill Shed CentreCapital ShedsUhut Better ShedsWho makes the best garden sheds in Edinburgh? Ah, beautiful Edinburgh! The residents of our stunning capital deserve only the best when it comes to sheds. However, if you’re not an expert, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what makes a great shed. As it stands, there are a fair few shed manufacturers around the city from Stockbridge to Leith, Corstorphine to Portobello and we want to make sure you get the very best shed for your garden. So, in this blog, we’re offering our expert opinion on Edinburgh shed manufacturers to help you decide who is …

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Whitewood vs Redwood: Which Wood is Best for a Garden Shed?

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So, you’re in the market for a Shed. You’ve been looking around the web, and you’ve noticed something quite odd: loads of companies build their Garden Sheds completely differently from others.  And you’re wondering, why that is…🤔 Further to this, you’re noticing that almost every company either uses “whitewood” or “redwood” for their Sheds.  So, what is the difference, and which one should you have a shed built with? When picking what Shed is right for you there’s a lot to take in. From the type of wood used to the thickness of the wood, and even to the way that the Shed fits together, it all matters.  So I know exactly what you’re wondering: Why is every Shed construction …

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How Much Does it Cost to Install a Timber Garage?

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With material costs fluctuating, and different sizes and types of garages on the market, it can be difficult to get an idea of what a garage is going to cost you. But we also know that understanding cost is one of the most important parts of the planning stage. You need to know how much to budget.  If you’re looking for a concrete guide to what a garage is going to cost you and what you’re going to get for that price, then look no further.  Firstly – what can affect the cost of your garage project? There are two main things here;  In this blog, we’re going to focus on costs within your control by comparing two of the …

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Big Timber Shed vs Garage: What is the Difference?

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So, you’re in the market for a garden building. Maybe some storage, maybe a workshop, maybe even a vehicle? Sounds like you’ve come to the right place. But there’s one problem: timber shed vs garage, you’re not 100% sure which one you need. You know that they are two different things, but you’re not quite sure how. This is a common dilemma. There have been so many occasions where someone has got a Shed SO huge that they may as well have got a Garage.  It’s a tricky one. And that’s absolutely fine, it’s sometimes hard to know what’s what. So I know the kind of questions you have right now:  What is a Garden Shed? What is a Timber Garage? …

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Carport vs Timber Garage: Which is right for you?

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On the surface, carports and garages might seem pretty similar. But in reality there are quite a few differences that mean one will be a better fit for you than the other. If you’re looking around for a timber solution to house your car, bike, tractor, lawn mower, or even your gardening tools, how do you know which is right for you? While we don’t build stand-alone carports at Gillies & Mackay, we do sell timber garages with attached carports. And we’re keen to help people figure out whether they need a full-blown timber garage, a carport or maybe even both. So, in this blog, we’re going to explore: What a Carport is… What a Garage is… The main differences …

Log Cabin vs Garden Room: What’s the difference? 

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Additional space. It’s something we all dream of right? You love your home but you don’t want the hassle of moving your whole life to another house. Plus the housing market is so MAD right now, that you can’t face the stress of moving.  Maybe you need a place to master your craft. Or, your family has expanded and you want to create a safe and comfortable place for them to stay and holiday. Or with the current climate maybe you want a garden office to separate your work from home. You’ve seen a space in your garden that would be perfect to create that extra space and room for what you want to achieve. You like the aesthetic and …

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Can I put a hot tub in my summerhouse?

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For many, the summerhouse and the hot tub are like a match made in heaven, but is it really as simple as that?  Perhaps you already have a hot tub and now you’re just looking to find if a summerhouse is really going to be the perfect storage solution to keep your hot tub house.  Can you really just put a hot tub in a summerhouse? The short answer to this question is…YES! You absolutely can put your hot tub in a summerhouse and no one can stop you from doing that.  But, is it a good idea to put your hot tub in a summerhouse? The answer to that question is…no.  Let’s dive deeper (excuse the pun) to take …

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Summerhouse vs Garden Room: What’s the Difference?

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Right folks, you’re in the market for a garden space to spend #ShedLoads of time in. That’s fantastic stuff, and you’ve come to the right place. But there’s one thing bugging you. You just cannot decide if you want a Garden Room or a Summerhouse.  We know that you’re wondering about loads of things… What is a Summerhouse?  What is a Garden Room?  How can each of them be used? What is actually the difference between a Summerhouse and a Garden Room?  All completely valid questions, folks. Initially, it does seem difficult to make key distinctions between these two types of buildings. However, bear with us today and we’ll walk you through EVERYTHING that separates a summerhouse from a garden …