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. ➡️  …

How our materials contribute to the cost and longevity of your G&M

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We put a lot of love and hard-work into our buildings and customer care. At Gillies & Mackay we manufacture and assemble our own timber buildings from our workshop in Errol.  And with that comes with a price tag💰 We don’t shy away from the fact that we are more expensive than many other garden buildings available.  But you might be wondering: “What am I really paying for? And what factors impact the pricing of a G&M building?” For us, the quality materials that we use to create our buildings contribute to the cost. In fact, our materials equate to roughly 65% of all of our costs.  Making a choice between ‘that’ll do’ and ‘that’s better’ is something you need …

What to look for when buying a shed – Shed Buying Guide

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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 …

Garden Sheds Stirling: Top 4

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Stirling’s Best Garden Shed Manufacturers Reviewed as rated by NattyShedGirl Stirling Shed Manufacturers have been on my list for a while. Mainly because of one company, Paterson Garden Buildings. Patersons featured in our top Summerhouse Manufacturers in Scotland blog. They faired extremely well against the competition so I’m really excited to see how they do with their Sheds this time around. This blog is part of a series. I’ve made it my mission to review all the Shed Manufacturers in Scotland to help you make the right buying decision for your perfect Shed. In order to make this fair, we have to set a standard. The search is the same every time for every area. Garden Sheds Stirling was our Google …