Does A Shed Need A Building Warrant

Firstly, Building Control is a completely different entity from your local councils Planning and Development department. Planning permission is needed when separate criteria’s are not met, see; Do I Need Planning Permission? 

What to look for when buying a shed

What to Look for When Buying a Shed: Top 5 Tips

1. Do lots of research beforehand This is arguably one of the most important steps as this is where you can make the next part much easier for yourself! What material is best for your build? How much will it cost? What size will suit you best? What sort of base will you need? So many questions! But by doing …

She Shed Makeover: How to Design a She Shed

You’re looking at Pinterest and YES the ideas are amazing, right? But how do you do it? How do you turn a Pinterest She Shed (or SheShed or maybe She-Shed?!) idea into reality without it looking like some 3 year olds arts and crafts from nursery? Patience is the first thing that is required ladies. Then preparation. I know, I …

Conservatory or Home Extension vs Summerhouse or Timber Building

There has been a recent increase in popularity of spaces like she sheds, man caves, home gyms, home offices and so on. What these all have in common is being a space that someone can really make their own. Whether it’s in the form of a room in your house or a timber building, such as a summerhouse. Are you …

How to look after your shed in winter

So you may have noticed that its getting pretty cold? Now I’m not going to be the one who reminds you that it is early Autumn, mainly because I don’t want to believe it myself but also because it’s cruel. However, I will just leave you with a few helpful tips that you can carry out just now to help …

How to Secure your Garden Shed: 5 Steps

Ultimately, if someone want’s to break in to your shed, they will – A hacksaw/sledge hammer whatever, eventually they will. BUT you can deter them, and that is vital to the safety of your; expensive road bike, lawn mower, power tools or jewellery workshop equipment. 

Men’s Shed Association: Why We Love It

If there’s anything which will highlight the endless variety of uses for a shed its this: Men’s Shed is an Association which originated in Australia but is continually growing around the world. Here are a few reasons explaining what it is and why we love it:

Living Wage in Scotland: Small Business

As a small Scottish business we recognise the importance of a ‘Living Wage’.  We invest in our employees and believe the benefits far outweigh the costs.

Child Employment – They’re just wee

Back in the day, when Gillies and Mackay first started everyone had to take turns working on a Saturday; Bench Joiners, Onsite Assemblers and Directors all took their turn at selling sheds on a Saturday.