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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!

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Amy Hanlon

How much does a 10′ x 8′ shed cost in 2024?

You’d think that it would be a simple question: how much do sheds cost? But if you’ve ever navigated the...
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Amy Hanlon

Should I buy from a manufacturer or a supplier?

Whether you’re buying marshmallows, a washing machine, or a timber garden building, there are always benefits to buying from a...
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Amy Hanlon

Does a Garden Shed Need A Concrete Base?

A good shed starts with a good base. But is concrete the best choice for a shed base? Let’s look...
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Amy Hanlon

Why is Gillies & Mackay the best place to learn about sheds in Scotland?

Gillies & Mackay is Scotland’s go-to online garden building destination – a treasure trove of knowledge and craftsmanship. Their dedication...
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Amy Hanlon

When does a garden shed need planning permission?

Does a garden shed need planning permission? Good question, and one that’s not always immediately clear.  In the majority of...
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Amy Hanlon

How to tell if you’re buying a solid shed.

Solid as a rock might be one of the oldest cliches out there. But as far as similes go, it’s...
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Amy Hanlon

3-Tier Shed or Garage?

3-Tier Shed or Garage is finally an example of a question that is fairly straightforward! Every other question starts off...
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Amy Hanlon

How long will an expensive shed last?

How long will an expensive shed last? One day there will be a quick, simple answer to one of these...
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Amy Hanlon

How are timber walls constructed?

Why do you need to know how timber walls are constructed? Surely you’re just looking for a shed? But if...
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Amy Hanlon

What Does Roof Pitch Mean?

Sometimes we forget that not everyone loves sheds quite as much as we do. We talk about roof pitch and...
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