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We get all kinds of questions from our amazing customers, and for the last few years we've been answering the majority of them on our blog.

We've compiled all these posts into the Gillies & Mackay Buyer's Guides – simply head to the area you're looking for and get your questions answered!

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Cara Mackay
02/12/22

Best Garden Room Scotland: Top 10 Manufacturers

What we’ll cover in this blog… The Rules of our garden room reviewScottish Garden Rooms Garden Rooms Scotland – Ekco JML Garden...
Buyers Prep
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Kieran Bain
02/08/22

Whitewood vs Redwood: Which Wood is Best for a Garden Shed?

So, you’re in the market for a Shed. You’ve been looking around the web, and you’ve noticed something quite odd:...
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Cara Mackay
07/02/19

What is the best construction for a Garden Room?

If you’re familiar with Gillies and Mackay, you’ll know we don’t muck around with specification, especially when it comes to...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay
22/08/16

Why our garages don’t leak – The best timber garage specification

A leaky garage is not what you want when your little baby (your car) is stored inside… the whole point...
Buyers Prep
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Amy Hanlon
30/10/23

Why We No Longer Build Uninsulated Summerhouses.

For over 30 years, summerhouses have been the pinnacle of the G&M product range. Your careful purchases meant that summerhouses...
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Amy Hanlon
24/02/24

How to get rid of mould in your shed.

Not since the invention of penicillin has anyone been pleased to see unexpected mould growing. A quick Google will reveal...
Aftercare
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Amy Hanlon
21/02/24

How to stop mould in your shed

It’s that time of year again… The time when you’re all frantically Googling how to stop mould in your shed....
Aftercare
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Amy Hanlon
15/02/24

Best shed manufacturers in Glasgow 2024.

I have a dream. I’d like to live in a world where it’s easy to find the best shed in...
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Amy Hanlon
06/02/24

Are wooden sheds waterproof?

You want to answer one simple question: are wooden sheds waterproof? The short and simple answer is no, wooden sheds...
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Amy Hanlon
01/02/24

What happens at a Gillies & Mackay Consultation?

You’ve been on our website. You’ve had a good look at the Learning Centre. You even know what sort of...
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Amy Hanlon
01/02/24

3-Tier Shed or Garage?

3-Tier Shed or Garage is finally an example of a question that is fairly straightforward! Every other question starts off...
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Amy Hanlon
24/01/24

The best shed manufacturers in Dundee 2024

Normally writing a review blog is a long, difficult process. I was expecting to wade through website after website to...
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Amy Hanlon
22/01/24

How to buy a good shed.

What do you need to know to buy a good shed? Sometimes it seems like a game of chance dealing...
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Amy Hanlon
15/01/24

Should I insulate a timber garage?

Should you insulate a timber garage? Answering this question relies on one crucial factor: how your garage is constructed.  The...
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Amy Hanlon
13/01/24

How long will an expensive shed last?

How long will an expensive shed last? One day there will be a quick, simple answer to one of these...
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