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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!

We're constantly working on new content to help Sheddies like you find what you're looking for. So, if there's anything you can't find here, ping us a message and we'll get you sorted.

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Amy Hanlon
30/07/23

How To Stop Your Summerhouse Getting Mouldy.

Ah, Summer! Long, glorious days to bask in the sunshine…then get soaked in the downpour. The Scottish Monsoon is great...
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Amy Hanlon
30/07/23

Can I Airbnb A Garden Room?

To everything, there is a season, or so The Byrds said. Your garden room is no different. Maybe you built...
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Amy Hanlon
25/07/23

Do I Need Planning Permission For A Garden Office?

Planning permission for a garden office! Only I could be so excited to write about such a thing! It seems...
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Amy Hanlon
25/07/23

What’s The Smallest Size Of Garden Office I Can Build?

You’re done with home working. It doesn’t feel like working from home anymore. It feels like living at work. Everywhere...
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Amy Hanlon
09/07/23

Does A Shed Need Planning Permission?

Listen up, Sheddies! This one is important – so many people ask this question, whether they’re buying a shed, summerhouse,...
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Amy Hanlon
09/07/23

Where Can I Buy Paint For My Shed?

Your brand new shiny timber building has just been installed in your garden. You’re all set to live your best...
Aftercare
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Amy Hanlon
02/07/23

Why Should You Be Thinking of A Garden Room As An Extension Of Your House?

Do you ever find yourself wishing that your house was, well, BIGGER? Perhaps you don’t want to move away from...
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Amy Hanlon
25/06/23

Can You Use A Shed As A Garden Office?

Garden offices are big news right now. As you realise just how infuriating it can be to work from home,...
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Amy Hanlon
18/06/23

How thick should shed framing be?

I’m constantly amazed by how little information you get online from shed companies. You have a look at some sheds....
Buyers Prep
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Amy Hanlon
16/06/23

Garden Room or Home Extension: Which is best for you?

Home extension or garden room? Are they really equivalent to each other? I get it; garden structures can be confusing....
Buyers Prep
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