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 …

Shed framing explained

Shed framing explained: Different types of shed framing

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It’s all very well picking a shed you like, but you need to look at the framing too. Why? Because it can make all the difference between choosing a good shed and a great shed! Here’s a little more info to help you understand… Video Transcription I’m going to speak to you about framing, which is a subject that doesn’t really come into play very much, but it’s important to know. The framing that we use is a 75 millimetre by 38 millimetre thick pressure treated frame. Normally on the market, you will find that most companies are using smaller framing, namely 50 by 50 millimetre un-pressure treated whitewood frame. The differences are that the timber we’re using is structurally stronger …

Whitewood vs Redwood: What timber should I look for in a shed?

Redwood vs Whitewood: What timber should I look for in a shed?

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You’ve decided to buy a shed… great! Done the research, and now you find yourself bombarded with shed companies offering you ‘the best deal’. I mean, that’s all well and good, but are they being honest about the make up of their sheds? Do you know what wood they use, for starters? It’s important to know these things before you shell out a load of money on something you’ll have for years. As you know, I like my customers to be well informed. So here’s a wee clip to help you out. This time it’s all about the type of wood that is generally used in the making of sheds – Redwood vs Whitewood. Fill up on your shed knowledge …

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Tongue & Groove vs Overlapping Cladding: What’s the best type of cladding for a shed?

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Cladding is the exterior of your timber building. There are a variety of different types of cladding, and in this article, we will discuss two of the most common ones: tongue and groove weatherboard versus overlapping cladding. Whilst cladding can often be mistaken as being a seemingly minor aspect of your garden building, there is far more than it just being aesthetically pleasing. The cladding is what keeps your shed weatherproof and secure. Whether it’s beautiful red cedar in 32mm half log tongue and groove weatherboard, or 19mm Scandinavian redwood shiplap (overlapping cladding), it’s the looking after it that counts. Treat your shed right and it’ll last you a lifetime. We have laid out the pros and cons of tongue …