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. 

What Is The Scottish Business Pledge

As you may know, back in July, Gillies and Mackay became accredited Living Wage employers. Although proud of our status, it doesn’t take much to commit- pay your employees an honest wage, simple as that.

5 Reasons You Should Employ an Intern

If you’re starting  your own venture, changing direction in an existing company or trying to grow your business through new and different avenues, I would 100% recommend an Intern. This year, for the first time, I took on my own Intern as a means of support for my content marketing journey.