Garden Sheds Aberdeen: Who is the best?

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ABERDEEN! Yes, you. You beautiful creature you. We know what it’s like trying to find the right people to build you a Garden Shed. How are you expected to know who makes the best Sheds in Aberdeen when you’re up against shoddy websites and poor information? It’s a minefield of mis-Shed information… Don’t you worry though, NattyShedGirl is here and luckily I know a thing or ‘tree’ about Sheds. And websites for some odd reason… Here’s why we’re getting all up in Aberdeen’s face. We’ve been invited to Crathes Castle Garden and Outdoor Show on April 7th to basically turn up and show off our amazing #Shedlife – Gillies and Mackay buildings. THE LIST 😉 [keeps you up to date with what we’re doing on …

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!

How to get rid of condensation in a Summerhouse

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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 and Mackay summerhouse, you’re probably going to experience some level of condensation build up on the windows and the doors. This can be a bit of a problem, especially if the temperatures are fluctuating day after day after day, the build up can get excessive. So the best way to combat that is to open up the building and let …

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Where can I buy paint for my Shed?

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Painting your shed is not just about making it look pretty… it’s about protecting the wood from the elements and ensuring your shed stands up to the test of time. We prefer to use Sadolin Superdec or Sadolin Quick Dry, here at Gillies and Mackay, when we give your timber building a base coat. You see… it’s not JUST any old paint. Oh no, it’s special paint for your Shed, see! A wood preservative in fact… and your G&M building needs it. Here’s all ye need to know… VIDEO CHATTER Sadolin Superdec or Sadolin Quick Dry – we’ve been using it for years! It’s the good stuff, none of your watered down nonsense. The thing is, we need you to …

The Best Shed for a Harley Davidson

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(Above Image Credit: RMJ Limited – RuggedMotorbikeJeans.com) 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 …

Shed Jargon Buster

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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 Summerhouse roof is called a ‘Donk’?! A Donk isn’t even a word. It’s just an in-house word (made up by Grant) that we use – because it’s not a fascia, a fascia is a straight facing. A Donk is two angular bits of wood mitred together. See what I mean? It’s crazy already. So lets cut through some of the nonsense …