Garden Sheds Aberdeen: Who is the best?

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ABERDEEN! Yes, you. You beautiful creature you. We know what it’s like trying to find the right people to build you a Garden Shed. How are you expected to know who makes the best Sheds in Aberdeen when you’re up against shoddy websites and poor information? It’s a minefield of mis-Shed information… Don’t you worry though, NattyShedGirl is here and luckily I know a thing or ‘tree’ about Sheds. And websites for some odd reason… Here’s why we’re getting all up in Aberdeen’s face. We’ve been invited to Crathes Castle Garden and Outdoor Show on April 7th to basically turn up and show off our amazing #Shedlife – Gillies and Mackay buildings. THE LIST 😉 [keeps you up to date with what we’re doing on …

Shed vs Summerhouse: What’s the difference?

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VIDEO CHATTER   Shed v’s Summerhouse which is best suited to what you need? You’re just starting out on your shed buying experience. You’re not 100% sure what it is you’re actually after. You’re thinking, “I need some space in my garden, but is it a Shed or is it a Summerhouse? What is the actual difference between the two?” The way I look at it is — a shed is for practical use. It’s something that is either going to be there for storing your garden equipment or there for practical working space.  By practical, I mean messy pretty much. Vehicle maintenance, tinkering about with tools, that type of thing. Pottery would work. All those sorts of things that …

How long does a cheap Shed last?

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Ach I know, it’s not easy to save up your hard earned dosh for a nice new shed. It’s probably not top of your list of priorities hey? Especially when all you want it for is somewhere to store your bikes, garden stuff, etc. But, the burning question… if you do go for a ‘cheap’ shed option, how long will it last? Will you find yourself having to replace it in a couple of years? Good question — and one I answer in this short clip — there’s more to it than you might think!

How long will an expensive Shed last?

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“You get what you pay for!” No truer a word said… and that’s why Gillies and Mackay’s sheds ARE expensive. A cheap shed might only last you a few years, whereas an expensive one should last you generations (if looked after properly). Take a look at why investing in an expensive shed far outweighs buying a cheaper one. You’ll see it’s money well spent. VIDEO CHATTER If you’re buying a shed from Gillies and Mackay, then it’s going to be expensive. If you’re buying a shed from other, reputable, independent shed makers like maybe Patterson’s or Forrest Log Cabins and Summer Houses, it’s also going to be pretty expensive. The reason for that is because you get what you pay …

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 …

The Best Shed for a Harley Davidson

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(Above Image Credit: RMJ Limited – Is your partner sick to death of Harley parts ‘carefully’ placed on the kitchen table? Are you constantly reminded to get ‘that thing’ out of the hall? Is the love you have for your Harley Davidson misunderstood by the normal day-to-day functioning of the family home? Yep… it’s about time you and your Harley got your own place – a Harley Davidson Shed! What about this one? Did you know the original Harley was made in this very shed? Here’s an abstract from the Harley Davidson Website: “William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson made available to the public the first production Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. The bike was built to be a racer, with a …

A Guide to the Wood in Your Shed

A Guide to the Wood in Your Shed: Weatherboard, Sarking, Studs & Bearers

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We use a lot of #ShedLingo at Gillies and Mackay, and sometimes that can be a bit confusing for you, our lovely customers. And as you all know by now, I love to share my shed knowledge with you so you’re fully informed about what goes into creating our amazing sheds (and other timber buildings!). This time it’s all about the wood… weatherboard, sarking, studs and bearers. “What are they?” I hear you say… well my sheddies, here is a wee clip explaining all: Video Transcription I’m talking about wood, and I’m going to speak to you about four things that relate to wood in your shed. The first one, the most common, is weatherboard, and that’s the cladding on the …