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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.

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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...
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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...
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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
20/06/24

How much does a 10′ x 8′ shed cost in 2024?

You’d think that it would be a simple question: how much do sheds cost? But if you’ve ever navigated the...
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Amy Hanlon
08/06/24

Should I buy a timber garage kit?

Are you thinking about buying a timber garage kit? Maybe you’re wondering how much you can save by building your...
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Amy Hanlon
06/06/24

Should I buy from a manufacturer or a supplier?

Whether you’re buying marshmallows, a washing machine, or a timber garden building, there are always benefits to buying from a...
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Amy Hanlon
05/06/24

Does a Garden Shed Need A Concrete Base?

A good shed starts with a good base. But is concrete the best choice for a shed base? Let’s look...
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Amy Hanlon
30/05/24

Does A Radiata Garden Room Need Planning Permission?

So, you’re considering adding a Radiata Garden Room to your property. It’s an exciting prospect – a beautiful, versatile space...
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Amy Hanlon
29/05/24

10 Creative Ways To Use A Garden Room

Early on in my Shedlife education, a friend asked me what people use a garden room for. He was struggling...
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Nicola Hutchison
27/05/24

Gillies and Mackay Announces the Launch of CSR – Joinery and Landscaping Ltd

Gillies and Mackay Announces the Launch of CSR Joinery & Landscaping We are thrilled to announce that our Onsite Manager,...
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Amy Hanlon
22/05/24

Scottish Garden Rooms vs Gillies & Mackay’s Radiata Garden Rooms

Time for more comparisons! This time I’m looking at Scottish Garden Rooms vs Gillies & Mackay’s Radiata Garden Rooms. Who...
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Amy Hanlon
20/05/24

Urban Pods vs Gillies & Mackay

Urban Pods vs G&M’s Radiata Garden Rooms It’s Urban Pods Garden Rooms turn for a comparison. If you’ve been keeping...
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Amy Hanlon
20/05/24

Outside In Garden Rooms vs Gillies & Mackay’s Radiata Garden Rooms

Following on from my comparison of JML Garden Rooms, today I’m looking at Outside In Garden Rooms to see how...
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