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Greenhouse vs Potting Shed: What’s the difference (and which is right for you)? 

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What you’ll learn in this blog What is a greenhouse?What is a potting shed?Greenhouse vs potting shed: what are the key differences?Greenhouses vs Potting Shed: how do they work?Greenhouse vs Potting Shed: what are they used for?Greenhouse vs potting Shed: how much do they cost?What are the size differences between a Potting Shed and a Greenhouse?What are the problems with greenhouses or potting sheds?Things to consider if you are stuck between a greenhouse and potting shed So you fancy yourself a gardener🪴🏡.  But you live in Scotland, where it rains around 250 days of the year, and a temperature high of 18 degrees has us reaching for sunscreen. Exposing plants to the relentless Scottish elements doesn’t give them the best …

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Garden Sheds Edinburgh: Who is the best manufacturer? 

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What we’ll cover in this blog… The rules of our Edinburgh garden shed reviewSimply ShedsSeafield Shed CentreMeadowmill Shed CentreCapital ShedsUhut Better ShedsWho makes the best garden sheds in Edinburgh? Ah, beautiful Edinburgh! The residents of our stunning capital deserve only the best when it comes to sheds. However, if you’re not an expert, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what makes a great shed. As it stands, there are a fair few shed manufacturers around the city from Stockbridge to Leith, Corstorphine to Portobello and we want to make sure you get the very best shed for your garden. So, in this blog, we’re offering our expert opinion on Edinburgh shed manufacturers to help you decide who is …

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Whitewood vs Redwood: Which Wood is Best for a Garden Shed?

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So, you’re in the market for a Shed. You’ve been looking around the web, and you’ve noticed something quite odd: loads of companies build their Garden Sheds completely differently from others.  And you’re wondering, why that is…🤔 Further to this, you’re noticing that almost every company either uses “whitewood” or “redwood” for their Sheds.  So, what is the difference, and which one should you have a shed built with? When picking what Shed is right for you there’s a lot to take in. From the type of wood used to the thickness of the wood, and even to the way that the Shed fits together, it all matters.  So I know exactly what you’re wondering: Why is every Shed construction …

Shed vs Summerhouse: What is the Difference?

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So, you’re at the stage where you’ve decided you need SOMETHING in your garden, but you’re not quite sure what. You’re thinking shed vs summerhouse, what’s the difference? You’re most likely asking the following questions: Do I need a Summerhouse? Do I need a Shed? Do I need both? What’s actually the difference between a Shed and a Summerhouse?  Over the years, I’ve met so many people that were just completely stuck on this problem.  Well, if you guys are in a similar situation to those previous Sheddies, then you’ve come to the right place. Basically, you’re looking for some clarity on what’s what, and that’s absolutely normal! There’s always a bit of confusion around what each one actually is, …

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Should I put guttering on my garden shed?

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Are you completely frustrated by the collection of water around your Shed?  Are you worried that it will cause rot or other issues for your garden shed? Mouldy sheds are commonplace for people not taking care of their sheds😭 . And we really don’t want you to fall prey to the dreaded mould. Water collecting in the close vicinity of a Shed is such a common problem. And as such, we’re always researching the best ways to prevent these issues from arising.  Here at Gillies & Mackay, we want you #Sheddies to have a Shed that lasts a LIFETIME. And in order to ensure this, you need to take care of it. That means putting measures in place to avoid …

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How Big Should my Shed Base Be?

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Okay #shddies, you’re probably getting ready to order your shed and wondering: “how big should my shed base be?” It might not seem like all that important question. Surely it can be as big or small as you like (within reason). And spoiler alert – it can! However, there is one size of base that is better than them all. And it completely depends on the size of the shed that you have ordered.  We promise there is a method to our Shed Madness!  A G&M base story… A couple of years ago, we noticed something at Gillies and Mackay that completely changed our perspective on bases. At this point, we were building out show area sheds on level slabbed bases …

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How do I place an order for a Gillies & Mackay building?

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You’re ready! You’ve had your eye on a Gillies & Mackay for a while and you’re ready to get cracking with your order. So, what’s next? As extremely proud Shed makers, we want to ensure that our #Sheddies, feel safe in the hands of the best Shed experts in town. You want the best garden building possible for your size and space. And our ordering process is vital for making sure this dream is made a reality.  We get it – it’s a big commitment, and you Sheddies are trusting us on a lot of fronts. The intricacies of the order process helps us deliver these promises, and ensure you will all be extremely #shedisfied. This blog walks you through …

Felt vs shingles vs steel: what is the best type of shed roofing?

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So you’ve decided that you really want a G&M shed (or other timber building), we can’t blame you really…but have you chosen what roof you are going to go with?  There are three types of roofing that are most commonly used on timber buildings:  Felt  Shingles  Steel  Luckily for you, by the end of this blog, you won’t only be able to decide what roof you want for your own building, but you will also be somewhat of a ‘shed roofing expert’ who can help recommend roofing to your Sheddie friends.  Let’s dive in.  Felt Shed Roofing Felt is the traditional roof covering and is great for smaller buildings such as a small Apex Shed. For years now, IKO has …

What kind of base do you need for your Gillies & Mackay shed?

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If there’s one thing we want, it’s to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible on the day of delivery.  To do this, we need to make sure that you’ve got the right base in place. We usually ask for pictures of this in advance to ensure that everything is a-ok👌 But it’s always handy for you to know what you need, and why in advance… In this blog we’ll look at what base is suitable for a base, and why it’s so important that you get it right. Please note: We highly advise you obtain landscaper quotes for base work before ordering your Gillies and Mackay building to obtain a full and clear picture of project costs. ➡️  …