Aftercare guide
Garages
A Gillies and Mackay timber garage with an attached wooden carport. the garage is a natural golden colour and has a dark grey Hormann sectional garage door.
Aftercare guide
Garages
For a Garage to last a lifetime, it needs some care and attention. This guide provides everything you need to get the very best from your investment.
To maximise the life, health and usage of your garage follow these steps...

Painting Your Garage

All of the cladding options for your Garage are either pressure-treated or thermally-treated to provide excellent resistance to moisture, rot and insect infestation. The cladding will withstand the Scottish weather without any additional treatment, but cosmetic changes will occur.
A tin of Sadolin SuperDec paint on a wooden deck.
Do I have to paint my Garage?

If you have chosen a Sadolin colour for your Garage it will arrive with a base coat, and will then require a finishing coat of paint around 3 weeks after installation. Depending on your building’s exposure to the weather, it will need repainting every 5-7 years. 

If you have chosen a clear primer, a second coat is not required unless you wish to preserve the original finish of the building. Over time as the primer degrades the timber will weather to a silvery grey colour. To preserve the original finish, reapply a coat of primer every 3-5 years.

If you have chosen Radiata cladding for your Garage, this comes with a protective coat of Osmo oil. Without further treatment, the timber will weather over time to a silvery grey colour. To preserve the original finish, reapply Osmo every 3-5 years. 

While it is possible to paint Close Board & Strap cladding, the rough-sawn boards require at least twice as much Sadolin as weatherboard cladding.

Should I paint the inside of my Garage?

If you regularly store wet items in your Garage, a protective coat of paint will prevent the OSB interior from moisture. 

If your Garage is insulated and lined with marine ply, the best practice is to apply an antifungal base coat before applying your main colour. Roxil, Barretine, Sikagard or Dulux Weathershield are all appropriate antifungal treatments. Once you apply this coat according to the product instructions, apply your choice of interior paint.

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The Kindrogan
Polyhedron phenomenon
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The Kindrogan is a pyramid roof on a Rannoch body, a hybrid design to give you the best of both worlds.

Much like The Rannoch, The Kindrogan Garden Room gives you the versatility of the square/rectangular room for the best use of space whilst having the extra finesse of the shaped roof - which comes with the Isola shingles as standard.

Shape & Style
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Sizes & Pricing
Size (ft)
Price
8'
x
8'
2.4m
x
2.4m
£11,247
10'
x
8'
2.7m
x
2.7m
£12,747
10'
x
10'
3m
x
3m
£13,797
Prices include VAT, delivery and assembly within 40 miles of Errol
enquire about this designSpeak to our team
The Deuchny
Five sides of wonder
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A shaped goddess comprising of a five-sided roof with an angled corner back, perfect for gardens with limited space. The Deuchny’s pitch comes together in the centre creating an outstanding focal point.

Her roof is Isola shingles which is beautiful, sustainable and replicates the traditional slate roof for that extra bit of flair.

Shape & Style
ImageImage
Sizes & Pricing
Size (ft)
Price
8'
x
8'
2.4m
x
2.4m
£11,247
9'
x
9'
2.7m
x
2.7m
£12,747
10'
x
10'
3m
x
3m
£13,797
Prices include VAT, delivery and assembly within 40 miles of Errol
enquire about this designSpeak to our team
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doors & windows

Over the years you may find small changes in your Garage’s personnel doors and windows. These are caused by natural timber movement which can occur over time. 

If your doors or windows have moved so much that you can’t close or open them, there is a straightforward carpentry method to rectify them. 

We offer a service to do this at our hourly rate. Alternatively, any reputable joiner will be able to carry out the work

This moisture can evaporate into the air and then condense on the Garage walls and contents. To prevent this, dry off excess moisture from wet items with a towel and remove the towel from the building.

The Kindrogan
Polyhedron phenomenon
Image

The Kindrogan is a pyramid roof on a Rannoch body, a hybrid design to give you the best of both worlds.

Much like The Rannoch, The Kindrogan Garden Room gives you the versatility of the square/rectangular room for the best use of space whilst having the extra finesse of the shaped roof - which comes with the Isola shingles as standard.

Shape & Style
ImageImage
Sizes & Pricing
Size (ft)
Price
8'
x
8'
2.4m
x
2.4m
£11,247
10'
x
8'
2.7m
x
2.7m
£12,747
10'
x
10'
3m
x
3m
£13,797
Prices include VAT, delivery and assembly within 40 miles of Errol
enquire about this designSpeak to our team
The Deuchny
Five sides of wonder
Image

A shaped goddess comprising of a five-sided roof with an angled corner back, perfect for gardens with limited space. The Deuchny’s pitch comes together in the centre creating an outstanding focal point.

Her roof is Isola shingles which is beautiful, sustainable and replicates the traditional slate roof for that extra bit of flair.

Shape & Style
ImageImage
Sizes & Pricing
Size (ft)
Price
8'
x
8'
2.4m
x
2.4m
£11,247
9'
x
9'
2.7m
x
2.7m
£12,747
10'
x
10'
3m
x
3m
£13,797
Prices include VAT, delivery and assembly within 40 miles of Errol
enquire about this designSpeak to our team
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Flooring

While your Garage base forms the floor of your building, we recommend that you lay a floor covering to protect this. Various options are available, from rubber flooring tiles to laminate flooring. 

Whichever flooring option you choose, clean your floor with a disposable wipes mop rather than with a wet mop. This protects the OSB interior from absorbing any excess moisture.

The Kindrogan
Polyhedron phenomenon
Image

The Kindrogan is a pyramid roof on a Rannoch body, a hybrid design to give you the best of both worlds.

Much like The Rannoch, The Kindrogan Garden Room gives you the versatility of the square/rectangular room for the best use of space whilst having the extra finesse of the shaped roof - which comes with the Isola shingles as standard.

Shape & Style
ImageImage
Sizes & Pricing
Size (ft)
Price
8'
x
8'
2.4m
x
2.4m
£11,247
10'
x
8'
2.7m
x
2.7m
£12,747
10'
x
10'
3m
x
3m
£13,797
Prices include VAT, delivery and assembly within 40 miles of Errol
enquire about this designSpeak to our team
The Deuchny
Five sides of wonder
Image

A shaped goddess comprising of a five-sided roof with an angled corner back, perfect for gardens with limited space. The Deuchny’s pitch comes together in the centre creating an outstanding focal point.

Her roof is Isola shingles which is beautiful, sustainable and replicates the traditional slate roof for that extra bit of flair.

Shape & Style
ImageImage
Sizes & Pricing
Size (ft)
Price
8'
x
8'
2.4m
x
2.4m
£11,247
9'
x
9'
2.7m
x
2.7m
£12,747
10'
x
10'
3m
x
3m
£13,797
Prices include VAT, delivery and assembly within 40 miles of Errol
enquire about this designSpeak to our team

Summary

Along with the guidance above – if you follow this rough timeline you'll keep your Garage in tip top condition:
3 weeks after delivery:
Apply a second coat of paint to protect your garage from the weather.
Every 3-5 Years
Repaint your garage to keep it looking at its best and ensure its longevity.

FAQs

Will my Garage’s contents affect its performance?

Dust and mould can accumulate if your Garage is crammed full with no spaces for air to circulate. Using shelves and storage containers ensures that there is airflow throughout the inside of the building.

This moisture can evaporate into the air and then condense on the Garage walls and contents. To prevent this, dry off excess moisture from wet items with a towel and remove the towel from the building.

The Kindrogan
Polyhedron phenomenon
Image

The Kindrogan is a pyramid roof on a Rannoch body, a hybrid design to give you the best of both worlds.

Much like The Rannoch, The Kindrogan Garden Room gives you the versatility of the square/rectangular room for the best use of space whilst having the extra finesse of the shaped roof - which comes with the Isola shingles as standard.

Shape & Style
ImageImage
Sizes & Pricing
Size (ft)
Price
8'
x
8'
2.4m
x
2.4m
£11,247
10'
x
8'
2.7m
x
2.7m
£12,747
10'
x
10'
3m
x
3m
£13,797
Prices include VAT, delivery and assembly within 40 miles of Errol
enquire about this designSpeak to our team
The Deuchny
Five sides of wonder
Image

A shaped goddess comprising of a five-sided roof with an angled corner back, perfect for gardens with limited space. The Deuchny’s pitch comes together in the centre creating an outstanding focal point.

Her roof is Isola shingles which is beautiful, sustainable and replicates the traditional slate roof for that extra bit of flair.

Shape & Style
ImageImage
Sizes & Pricing
Size (ft)
Price
8'
x
8'
2.4m
x
2.4m
£11,247
9'
x
9'
2.7m
x
2.7m
£12,747
10'
x
10'
3m
x
3m
£13,797
Prices include VAT, delivery and assembly within 40 miles of Errol
enquire about this designSpeak to our team