3 reasons your Summerhouse might be leaking

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 …

Shed vs Summerhouse: What’s the difference?

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 …

Best type of roofing for a Pent Shed

Some time ago, when the rain wouldn’t stop and Scotland was completely drenched, Gillies and Mackay were faced with leaking pent roofs. We’d been putting the conversation off because our decision would involve a significant price increase. Ultimately, it came down to either a leaking Shed, which is no use to anyone, or a Shed that’s more expensive but doesn’t …

How to get rid of condensation in a Summerhouse

Timber buildings, such as your Summerhouse, will eventually succumb to condensation on its windows and doors. But don’t worry… it’s totally normal for this to happen. Thankfully, there are lots of ways to get rid of this condensation build up. Here’s a wee video clip I put together telling you what they are… VIDEO CHATTER If you’ve got a Gillies …

Shed Jargon Buster

Do you find yourself asking things like: What is weatherboard? What does tongue and groove mean? What is sarking… gables… pitch…? Oh, the list is endless and my customers are mad for it. They love a bit of technical info, especially from me. The words can get a bit random though. For example, the bit of wood that faces a …