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 …

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Shed Security: Is my Shed Insured?

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Is my Shed insured? Guest Blog by Jane Barker The humble garden shed has a special place in our hearts and homes. Whether it’s the dusty sanctuary of dad’s ‘man cave’ (home to the remains of a short-lived drumming career), mum’s ‘she shed’ (where hobbies take up most of the room), or just an escape space for other members of the family. Sheds, garages and other outbuildings are an invaluable asset to a home, be it for storage, a place for hobbies, or even rented out. But when it comes to insurance, are you sure you have the right level of cover for your bikes, BBQ, gardening tools and sporting equipment, etc.? Things to consider when securing your shed The …

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 to stop your Shed from getting mouldy?

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If you’re finding mould in your Shed, then it’s time to do something about it! No need to worry though as there’s plenty you can do – as I explain this short clip… VIDEO CHATTER The easiest way to stop your shed from getting or growing mould in it fairly straightforward – don’t put anything damp in it. It’s quite probable that you’re going to have gardening equipment, golf clubs or bikes in it, that sort of stuff. These things may have been outside and got wet in the process, or been cleaned and not dried properly and then put back into the shed. Then the shed’s been locked up and left. All the dampness from those things will then …

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!

3 reasons why your Shed might be leaking

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Your shed’s leaking and it’s causing no end of problems… but what can the cause be and is it fixable?  There are three main reasons as to why your shed might be leaking and here’s a short video explaining what they are and how to combat them: VIDEO CHATTER Here are the three reasons why your shed might be leaking. 1. Needs a coat of paint The first one is you haven’t painted it. If you haven’t treated your shed when you’re supposed to, then it’s more than probable that there’s moisture coming straight through the weatherboard. 2. Nowhere for the water to go The second reason may have something to do with the surroundings of the building.  The water …

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Where can I buy paint for my Shed?

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Painting your shed is not just about making it look pretty… it’s about protecting the wood from the elements and ensuring your shed stands up to the test of time. We prefer to use Sadolin Superdec or Sadolin Quick Dry, here at Gillies and Mackay, when we give your timber building a base coat. You see… it’s not JUST any old paint. Oh no, it’s special paint for your Shed, see! A wood preservative in fact… and your G&M building needs it. Here’s all ye need to know… VIDEO CHATTER Sadolin Superdec or Sadolin Quick Dry – we’ve been using it for years! It’s the good stuff, none of your watered down nonsense. The thing is, we need you to …