How to get rid of condensation in a Summerhouse

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Timber buildings, such as your Summerhouse, will eventually succumb to condensation on its windows and doors. But don’t worry… it’s totally normal for this to happen. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to get rid of this condensation build up. Here’s a wee video clip I put together telling you what they are… VIDEO CHATTER If you’ve got a Gillies and Mackay summerhouse, you’re probably going to experience some level of condensation build up on the windows and the doors. This can be a bit of a problem, especially if the temperatures are fluctuating day after day after day, the build up can get excessive. So the best way to combat that is to open up the building and let …

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Where can I buy paint for my Shed?

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Painting your shed is not just about making it look pretty… it’s about protecting the wood from the elements and ensuring your shed stands up to the test of time. We prefer to use Sadolin Superdec or Sadolin Quick Dry, here at Gillies and Mackay, when we give your timber building a base coat. You see… it’s not JUST any old paint. Oh no, it’s special paint for your Shed, see! A wood preservative in fact… and your G&M building needs it. Here’s all ye need to know… VIDEO CHATTER Sadolin Superdec or Sadolin Quick Dry – we’ve been using it for years! It’s the good stuff, none of your watered down nonsense. The thing is, we need you to …

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How to insulate a shed: insulation pricing, materials and expert advice…

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If you are thinking about getting a brand spanking new shed for your garden you might be wondering whether it is worthwhile to insulate a shed. Do you spend a lot of time in your shed and want to make it more comfortable to work in? Need to keep paper, stock or materials safe and dry in your garden shed? Do you want to know how to avoid dampness, moisture and mould in your shed? If you’ve invested a heavy amount of dosh in your shed then you’ll want to make the absolute most of it all year round. And that’s where shed insulation can come in handy. We have been insulating garden sheds for over 25 years – that’s …

How Painting Your Shed Will Help Your Shed Last Longer

Shed Maintenance: How Painting Your Shed Will Help Your Shed Last Longer

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Man cave, she shed or whatever you call it… you will want your shed to last a long time, and to do that you need to protect it from the elements with a bit of shed maintenance. You should protect the wood with a splash of paint. But we’re not just talking about any old paint here. We’re talking proper wood preservative, like Sadolin, a Gillies and Mackay favourite. With a good coat of preservative, the wood on your shed will last a lot longer than without. This video explains why treating the wood is important and why we choose to use Sadolin.     Video Transcription What I’m going to speak to you about today is Sadolin. It’s a wood …

Top 5 Tips to Prevent Mould in your Shed

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Shed Maintenance Timber building maintenance is crucial to the longevity of your Shed, Summerhouse or Garage. Mould is one of my favourite subjects, time and time again I’m asked; how do I get rid of black mould? Why is my Shed damp? And what are these white spores appearing? The answer to that is; stop it from happening in the first place! If you’ve left it too late and you’ve succumbed to the evil that is mould read this instead 😉 Already mouldy?! Easy Steps To Combat Mould Mould Prevention If you want to know how to prevent mould from appearing in your much loved; Shed Summerhouse or Garage, this is the ‘top tips’ for you! You’ve got a beautiful, unscathed …

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6 steps to combat mould in your summerhouse…

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Over the past few years, Scotland has experienced unprecedented levels of rainfall☔. Which is almost impossible to believe, as we were already getting a lot. And that’s caused a lot of people around Scotland to face some issues around mouldy summerhouse. Not ideal, especially after spending a tonne of money on creating your dream garden.  At Gillies & Mackay, our summerhouse specification and the way we make our buildings have completely changed in order to combat this additional rainfall. Plus, the customer care guidelines we give out have changed as well.  After 30+ years of handcrafting timber Summerhouses, you start to really understand why it behaves the way it does when it is not looked after properly. So, in this …