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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 …

Do I need planning permission to build a garage in Scotland?

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You’re all excited about your braw new timber garage. It’s got enough space to cover your fauncy car and pack away all those “things” that you just can’t find any space for.  But wait a minute! Suddenly Moira, from next door is ragin’ becuase your brand spanking new garage is blocking out her sunlight☀️  She’s on the phone to the council before you can say timber​​ garage☎️ It’s your home, but the council gets awfy funny when you throw up buildings where they aren’t supposed to be. Fair enough, we wouldn’t want our neighbours throwing up any old monstrosity in their garden and getting away with it. Our bonnie timber garages certainly don’t fall under the monstrosity category, but due …

Timber Garages Scotland - Top 4 Suppliers

Timber Garages Scotland – Top 4 Suppliers

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Timber Garage Manufacturers are hard to find in Scotland. BUT… we’ve managed to find some hidden gems tucked away on page 3 and 4 of Google. A couple of our suppliers have already featured in our Shed reviews so it’s nice to see some familiar faces. I’ve made it my mission to review all the Timber Building Suppliers in Scotland to help you make the right buying decision for your perfect Shedlife. Whether that’s Sheds, Garages, Garden Rooms or Summerhouses, I am on it! This time it’s all about the Timber Garages and what Scotland has to offer. In order to make this fair, we have to set a standard. I conduct my reviews using desktop research alone. This means …

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What kind of base do you need for a Garage?

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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 to …

What’s the difference between a big Shed and a Garage?

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Knowing what you are going to use your timber building for is an important factor in deciding whether you need a big shed or a garage. There are quite a few differences between the two, depending on what you’re storing inside. If you’re not sure which one you should go for, this video should help you make the right decision. VIDEO CHATTER What’s the difference between a big shed, say a 16′ x 10′ shed and a 16′ x 10′ garage. A big shed or a small garage? What’s the difference? Are they not just the same thing? Why is one so much more expensive than the other? Well, a shed comes with a timber floor for the start and …

Why our garages don't leak

Why our garages don’t leak – The best timber garage specification

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A leaky garage is not what you want when you’re little baby (your car) is stored inside… the whole point of a garage is to keep everything nice and dry and protected from the rain right? Good job then that our awesome Garages don’t leak! Why? Well, that’s easy, because we have THE best Garage specification in the world – FACT! Check out this wee video to see what I mean.     Video Chatter This time last year we had a real issue with our garages… they were leaking. The reason they were leaking was that they were single skinned buildings, and the water was coming right through the weatherboard into the inside of the garage. There was nothing …

The Best Timber Garage Specification

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I’ll say this quick, so as not to cause alarm…  A single skinned Garage draws moisture from the air and passes it through its’ walls to the inside. It’s not leaking, it’s ingress. But what if you don’t want it to do that? What if you want the inside of your Garage to be nice and dry? How do you stop it from passing moisture through to the internal part of the structure? Well, as you know, in Scotland, we get a whole lot of rain… in fact, it’s been raining for a while, maybe 4/5 billion years or so (slight exaggeration). But nothing like the past 3 – it’s been relentless. So, what we’ve had to do, is come …