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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 …

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 – RuggedMotorbikeJeans.com) 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 …

How to insulate your shed

How to insulate your shed: Insulating pricing, materials and expert advice

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Do you spend a lot of time in your shed and want to make it more comfortable to work in? Are you a hobbyist, craftsman or artist and store perishables such as paper, stock or materials in your shed and want to make sure they’re kept safe and dry? Do you want to know how to avoid damp, moisture and mould in your shed? If so, you’re probably looking for expert advice on how to insulate your shed. We’ll cover all of the following in this article: The benefits of insulating your shed What materials to use to insulate your shed – bubble wrap vs fibreglass wool vs foil backed compression insulation Lining the inside of your shed – Recommended …

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 …

Comparing Shed Roofing Options - Felt, Steel and Shingles

Comparing Shed Roofing Options – Felt, Steel and Shingles

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So, you’ve made the decision to buy a new shed (or other timber building). Great! But, have you chosen what roof you’re going to go with? There are three types to choose from:  Felt Steel, and Shingles And to help you choose, I’ve done a wee video explaining the difference between all three…   Video Transcription Today I’m going to speak to you about the three different options for the roof covering of your shed, summerhouse, cabin, garage or playhouse. The first one is felt, the traditional roof covering, but it’s not suitable for everything. It’s perfect for small playhouses, smaller sheds and some summerhouses, but it’s not ideal for larger buildings. We would say to use a steel box profile …

Shed Jargon Buster

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Do you find yourself asking things like: What is weatherboard? What does tongue and groove mean? What is sarking… gables… pitch…? Oh, the list is endless and my customers are mad for it. They love a bit of technical info, especially from me. The words can get a bit random though. For example, the bit of wood that faces a Summerhouse roof is called a ‘Donk’?! A Donk isn’t even a word. It’s just an in-house word (made up by Grant) that we use – because it’s not a fascia, a fascia is a straight facing. A Donk is two angular bits of wood mitred together. See what I mean? It’s crazy already. So lets cut through some of the nonsense …