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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

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...
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Kieran Bain

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

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

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

What is permitted development?

Permitted development rules exist in Scotland to help homeowners avoid the costs and inconvenience of planning permission. These rules apply...
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Amy Hanlon

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

Can Gillies & Mackay make buildings over 30m2?

Gillies & Mackay Garages, Blackstone Garden Rooms and 3-Tier Sheds fully comply with Building Control regulations. We can build any...
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Amy Hanlon

Where are the conservation areas in Scotland?

There are more than 600 conservation areas in Scotland and more than 47,000 listed buildings. If you’re planning a garden...
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Amy Hanlon

Can I have a timber garage with a flat roof?

Can you have a timber garage with a flat roof? You can, but there may be better options. We’ll discuss...
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Amy Hanlon

What do I need for a Radiata Garden Room base?

A Radiata Garden Room base has a few special requirements. These are all designed to maximise the life and usage...
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Amy Hanlon

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

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

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

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

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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