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Garden Room Maintenance: 3 Top Tips

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Maintaining your Garden Room is paramount to the longevity of the building. The better you look after your Garden Room, the more likely it is to be passed down through the generations. Over the years, I’ve seen all forms of neglect and lost love for these beautiful creatures. So I thought I’d best help you keep the magic alive, when it comes to your Shedlife, by sharing some top tips. There are 3 crucial ways to keep your Garden Room in tip-top condition and stop it from becoming foosty, run down and haggard. And they are: TREAT VENTILATE REPAIR   1. TREAT First things first: whatever the external cladding, it’s always best to use some form of treatment on it. …

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What is the best construction for a Garden Room?

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If you’re familiar with Gillies and Mackay, you’ll know we don’t muck around with specification, especially when it comes to our Garden Rooms. We know what you need when it comes to staying warm, dry, loved and comfortable in your Shedlife. That’s why we have developed the best specification of Garden Rooms to withstand the Scottish climate. Grant and I love nothing more than to barter back and forth with new ideas, new technologies and a whole world of possibilities for design, specification and techniques. Our Garden Rooms are made with a 5-tier wall specification that looks and sounds like this… External Cladding As standard, we will always use 19mm thick tongue and groove Redwood which has been tanalised to …

3 reasons your Summerhouse might be leaking

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No one likes a leaky Summerhouse! And our Scottish weather is so unpredictable, with a fair bit of rain to contend with. But that wouldn’t be the cause of your Summerhouse leaking. There are other factors to consider, as I mention in this wee video below: VIDEO CHATTER Now, depending on age, there may be a time where your Summerhouse will spring a leak and where this leaking comes from is what you need to know. 1. Slab Base The first one, and the most common one, is when a Summerhouse sits on its slab base and then the customer has put a decorative slab around the outside of it. And put it right up to the Summerhouse. What we …

New garden building: Dealing with difficult neighbours

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Dealing with difficult neighbours when you’re thinking about getting a summerhouse for your garden can seem like a nightmare. Well, let me put your mind at ease… check out this wee video where I explain that there’s really not a lot they can do about it!

Shed vs Summerhouse: What’s the difference?

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The way I look at it is a shed is for a practical use. It’s something that is either going to be there for storing your garden equipment or there for practical working space. By practical I mean messy pretty much. Vehicle maintenance, tinkering about with tools. That type of thing. Pottery would work. All those sorts of things that are a bit messy. That’s what a shed is ideally for. It’s nice and practical. The timber is structural and its main priority is to be structural sound. The timbers are pressure treated (green) and rough sawn. They’re not decorative, clean or finished. Being a sturdy strong building is primarily what the sheds are about.

Garden Office – The Brid: Buyers Guide

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Step One – Problems The Brid Garden Office Can Solve Deciding if you need actually need a garden office in your life. It may seem obvious but it’s really important. You’re spending thousands of pounds on something here. Let’s make sure it’s the right thing for you, here’s some of the problems The Brid solves: – Realigns your working day – So often when working from home you’re sitting in squalor itching to do last night’s dishes and hang out the laundry. The Brid closes the door on all of the half done chores and mixed in emails. It focuses you on the task in hand, shutting out the household hat that creeps in every time you broach the kitchen table …

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The Best Summerhouse Manufacturers Scotland: Top 3

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I ken where you’re at. You’re looking for the best Summerhouse design, best size, best specification and above all best price, right? Aye. It’s your dream, your ‘go to’ place for all the answers to your hectic life. A beautiful Summerhouse to sit pretty in your garden. To bring you a tranquil spot of relaxation and above all, isolation, free from the shackles of everyday life. You hit THE Google and await the answers… It’s a right shame though, when you’re met with a barrage of shite websites and even worse social media platforms. So! Why not let me help – yeah? I’ve said ‘TOP 3’ but I’m not going to lie to you, I struggled. I reckon you’ll thank …

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The Best Shed for a Harley Davidson

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Is your partner sick to death of Harley parts ‘carefully’ placed on the kitchen table? Are you constantly reminded to get ‘that thing’ out of the hall? Is the love you have for your Harley Davidson misunderstood by the normal day-to-day functioning of the family home? Yep… it’s about time you and your Harley got your own place – a Harley Davidson Shed! What about this one? Did you know the original Harley was made in this very shed? Here’s an abstract from the Harley Davidson Website: “William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson made available to the public the first production Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. The bike was built to be a racer, with a 3-1/8 inch bore and 3-1/2 inch stroke. …

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Wood vs Metal or Plastic Sheds

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Choosing a garden building to suit your needs can be a daunting task when there are so many options out there. To make it a little easier for you when choosing which type to go with, we have created a wee guide for you. Metal Metal is usually mid-range in terms of cost compared to plastic and wood. It can be a preferable option to some due to being arguably the most secure build, cheaper and less of a fire hazard. In terms of maintenance, a build of this type will need some attention to avoid detrimental damage such as rust caused by condensation and corrosion from coastal sites. Anchoring in windy locations is also advised. Metal sheds tend to …