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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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Featured image for “Tongue & Groove vs Overlapping Cladding: What’s the best type of cladding for a shed?”
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Cara Mackay
02/12/15

Tongue & Groove vs Overlapping Cladding: What’s the best type of cladding for a shed?

Cladding is the exterior of your timber building. There are a variety of different types of cladding, and in this...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay
02/12/15

Buying a Shed vs. Building a Shed

It’s a big complicated sheddy world out there so it is! We’ve been in it for over 25 years and...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay
02/12/15

Garden Sheds Scotland: How much does a Shed cost?

I’m guessing you’re right at the start of your Shed journey and it’s a question of budget, how much can...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay
02/12/15

Does a Shed need a Building Warrant?

We’re often asked about Planning Permission for sheds, but equally important is whether or not you need a Building Warrant....
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay
02/12/15

What to Look for When Buying a Shed: Top 5 Tips

Yay! You’re ready to make the big splurge on a fab new shed… but wait… don’t just rush on out...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay
02/12/15

She Shed Makeover: How to Design a She Shed

You’re looking at Pinterest and YES the ideas are amazing, right? But how do you do it? How do you...
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Cara Mackay
02/12/15

Conservatory or Home Extension vs Summerhouse or Timber Building

There has been a recent increase in popularity of spaces like she sheds, man caves, home gyms, home offices and...
Buyers Prep
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Cara Mackay
02/12/15

How to look after your shed in winter

So you may have noticed that its getting pretty cold? Now I’m not going to be the one who reminds...
Aftercare
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Cara Mackay
02/12/15

How to Secure your Garden Shed: 5 Steps

Ultimately, if someone want’s to break in to your shed, they will – A hacksaw/sledge hammer whatever, eventually they will....
Aftercare
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Cara Mackay
01/12/15

Men’s Shed Association: Why We Love It

If there’s anything which will highlight the endless variety of uses for a shed its this: Men’s Shed is an Association...
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