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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

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

Does my summerhouse really need a base?

So, let’s get right to it then… here’s everything you need to know about prepping a summer house base…. “Hang...
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Cara Mackay

Timber Garages Scotland – Top 4 Suppliers

Timber Garage Manufacturers are hard to find in Scotland. BUT… we’ve managed to find some hidden gems tucked away on...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay

What kind of base do you need for a Garage?

Garages don’t have floors, so they need a concrete plinth to sit on. This is where most people who are...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay

Garden Room Maintenance: 3 Top Tips

Maintaining your Garden Room is paramount to the longevity of the building. The better you look after your Garden Room,...
Aftercare
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Cara Mackay

What is the best size for a Garden Room?

So many factors will play on what size of Blackstone Garden Room you will want. Primarily, it will come down...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay

What kind of base do I need for a Garden Room?

When you’re thinking about the foundations for a Garden Room, you need to appreciate that the size, specification and weight...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay

Garden Rooms: Do I need Planning Permission and/or Building Control

Nothing gets my shed door slamming more than when customers can’t get the right information about Planning and Building Control...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay

DIY Garden Room: The Half Build

The Half Build Garden Room Listen… It’s okay. You can tell me, I’m totally cool with it. It’s only natural....
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay

Shed Security: Is my Garden Shed Insured?

Guest Blog by Jane Barker The humble garden shed has a special place in our hearts and homes. Whether it’s...
Buyers Prep
Aftercare
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