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

At Gillies and Mackay our buildings are fairly HEFTY, to say the least. So, when we’re thinking about the foundations for a Garden Room, we need to appreciate that the weight has a huge influence over what kind of base we should construct. Typically a Garden Room will weigh over 2 tonnes. We would normally recommend a concrete plinth built …

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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 from their local authorities. More often than not, customers are under the assumption that if you don’t need Planning (based on the Permitted Development Act) you are absolutely well within your rights to erect a building in your garden. No …

3 reasons your Summerhouse might be leaking

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. The first one and the most common one is when a summerhouse has its normal slab base underneath it and then the customer has then put decorative slab on the outside of …