What to look for when buying a shed

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Buying a shed is no small investment so you’ll want to make sure it’s right for you and, more importantly, that it lasts. Buying a shed is not as simple as budget and size when it comes to longevity. There are quite a few things to consider to make sure you invest in your space wisely, you get your money’s worth and it looks goddamn beautiful in your garden. Here we’ll only be guiding you through the best type of sheds: Timber sheds. If you want to learn more about different types of sheds we’ve got you covered: Plastic vs metal vs timber sheds Right now you should have a good idea of what you are using the shed for …

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Featured Friends: Who do we recommend for painting your G&M building?

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You’re ready. Ready to place an order. Ready to start living your best #ShedLife. But wait a minute! What’s all this about needing to paint a second coat onto your G&M building a few weeks after delivery? You’ll probably not want to do that as it sounds like a lot of hassle. You’re more likely to want someone to do it for you hey? A professional. But can’t G&M just do it all for you? We DON’T actually paint your shed for you. However, we DO put a base coat on in the workshop in whatever Sadolin colour from our range you decide on. But you WILL need to put another coat on it a few weeks after the building …

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Featured Friends: Who do we recommend for garden landscaping?

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Amazing! You’re wanting a Gillies and Mackay building, but why stop there? It’s finally time to live your dream #ShedLife so why not go all out? You’ll want to take the opportunity to go the whole hog and transform your garden space into something worthy of your brand spanking new G&M building. But, who is going to do that for you? If you’re buying a top of the range Shed you need a top of the range landscape. We don’t want this to hold you back, so we’ve partnered with ‘AH-mayzing’ landscapers who we know create amazing garden transformations that live up to our high standards. So let’s get into it. Who do Gillies and MacKay recommend for garden and …

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Featured Friends: Who do we recommend for your base work? (for hard to reach sites)

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A Garden Room is the dream. But what about the base work? Your access is a nightmare. Your excavation is impossible. You’re watching your Garden Room dreams slip away right in front of your eyes and there’s no way to stop it. Ah, but there is. Luckily for you, we’re in there with some experts who can make sure you have a suitable and safe base, no matter how difficult your site is being. So let’s get into who we recommend to create your Garden Room base. Related content: What kind of base do I need for a Garden Room? What kind of base do you need for a Summerhouse? What kind of base do you need for a Garage? …

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How much does a Large Garden Room cost?

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You’re ready. It’s time. You’ve been putting up with a cramped living space for too long and you need more. Never mind your small and medium-sized Garden Rooms. You are ready to go all out. You are ready to go BIG with your Garden Room dreams. Whether it’s a photography studio, a place to put the mother in law when she comes to stay, or a retirement oasis, our large Garden Room offers a roomy solution, complete with light, power and heating for the perfect garden escape. So, let’s get into it, shall we? How much is a large Garden Room from Gillies and MacKay going to cost you? Related content: How much does a Garden Office cost? Garden Office …

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How much does it cost to install a Medium-Sized Garden Room?

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Dog grooming. Personal training studios. A place for you and your friends to hide from the kids and drink some prosecco. Whether you need space to turn your passion into profit. Or you just need somewhere to unwind and chill out with friends, a Garden Room will do the trick. A Garden Room is the (even) cooler big sister of the already amazing Gillies and MacKay sheds and summerhouses. It’s a practical and usable space, complete with lights, power, heating and even plumbing if you want it. An extra space to work, play or stay. But how much will this little slice of heaven in the form of a Garden Room set you back? Let’s get right into it shall …

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How much does a Small Garden Room cost?

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You need more space. A nice quiet space. Somewhere away from all the noise, the never-ending laundry pile and the constant bickering over who gets control of the remote. Maybe you need somewhere to channel your inner J.K Rowling. Or a place to run your business empire that isn’t overrun with dirty dishes. Maybe it’s not even for you, but a ‘child’ that just won’t leave, no matter how many hints you drop. Whatever the reason, you need a space that will keep you and your family warm and dry. Somewhere with lights, electric and heating – all the cosy feelings of a house, but, well, separate. You need something a cut above your standard shed or summerhouse (even one …

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What kind of base do you need for a Garage?

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G0RW4NVZT8&feature=youtu.be Garages don’t have floors, so they need a concrete plinth to sit on. This is where most people who are thinking about buying a Garage start to ponder. “Okay so I want a Garage, but I need to have a base first…” Oh, Shedlord – what now?! Well, the plinth needs to be strong enough to carry the weight of the walls and the roof, as well as whatever you’d like to put in it. It also needs to be a certain size, made from the right stuff, be in square and BANG ON level. Not asking for much right? Way back, in the beginning, Garage bases were always a nightmare to organise. So bad in fact, we had …

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DIY Garden Room: The Half Build

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The Half Build Garden Room Listen… It’s okay. You can tell me, I’m totally cool with it. It’s only natural. You’ve got the skills, you’re right handy around the house and this might just be the dream project you’ve always wanted! I’m talking about ‘Do-It-Yourself Garden Rooms’. We’ve made 100’s of Garden Rooms for our amazing G&M customers over the past 30 years. So it comes as no surprise when people start to realise the potential of doing some of the work themselves, not least to save a tidy penny, but also because they want to. There are pros and cons, as well as different stages to consider, but we will discuss all of the important aspects in this blog …

What kind of base do you need for a Summerhouse?

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Summerhouses require a slabbed base as standard. And by this we mean a properly formed slabbed base. Not just a couple of slabs chucked on the lawn. The preferred formation would be to; dig down to firm ground, compact Type 1 Hardcore, level sharp sand and then lay the slabs for the full size of the summerhouse. I.E. a 10′ x 8′ Rannoch summerhouse needs a 10′ x 8′ slabbed base. It is important to make sure that the base is NOT bigger than the summerhouse. The base must be within the summerhouse size to ensure that the water runs off the roof and away from the Summerhouse. If the slabbed base bigger than the summerhouse, the water runs off …