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Does my shed need a base?

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Buying a shed can feel like a daunting task, especially if you’ve never bought one before. And you’ve probably got a load of questions you need to ask yourself before you make any decisions including: What is the right size of shed for me? Do I need to paint my shed? What style of shed do I want? There is so much to think about, and just when you finally think you’ve got it all figured out in enters shed bases… Ah! Yet, another decision to make?!  It might seem like your small storage shed project has become a whole lot more complicated now and it’s easy to fall into the trap of asking yourself. “does my shed really need …

3 reasons why your Shed might be leaking

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Your shed’s leaking and it’s causing no end of problems… but what can the cause be and is it fixable?  There are three main reasons as to why your shed might be leaking and here’s a short video explaining what they are and how to combat them: VIDEO CHATTER Here are the three reasons why your shed might be leaking. 1. Needs a coat of paint The first one is you haven’t painted it. If you haven’t treated your shed when you’re supposed to, then it’s more than probable that there’s moisture coming straight through the weatherboard. 2. Nowhere for the water to go The second reason may have something to do with the surroundings of the building.  The water …

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 …

How long will an expensive Shed last?

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“You get what you pay for!” No truer a word said… and that’s why Gillies and Mackay’s sheds ARE expensive. A cheap shed might only last you a few years, whereas an expensive one should last you generations (if looked after properly). Take a look at why investing in an expensive shed far outweighs buying a cheaper one. You’ll see it’s money well spent. VIDEO CHATTER If you’re buying a shed from Gillies and Mackay, then it’s going to be expensive. If you’re buying a shed from other, reputable, independent shed makers like maybe Patterson’s or Forrest Log Cabins and Summer Houses, it’s also going to be pretty expensive. The reason for that is because you get what you pay …

What’s the difference between a big Shed and a Garage?

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Knowing what you are going to use your timber building for is an important factor in deciding whether you need a big shed or a garage. There are quite a few differences between the two, depending on what you’re storing inside. If you’re not sure which one you should go for, this video should help you make the right decision. VIDEO CHATTER What’s the difference between a big shed, say a 16′ x 10′ shed and a 16′ x 10′ garage. A big shed or a small garage? What’s the difference? Are they not just the same thing? Why is one so much more expensive than the other? Well, a shed comes with a timber floor for the start and …

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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 …

Does a shed need planning permission

Does a Shed Need Planning Permission? Video

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So you’re ready to buy a shed… great! But have you done your research and read our helpful blogs first? There are many things to consider before you go ahead with your purchase, and one question I’m often asked is, “Do I need planning permission for a Shed?”. It’s a great question and one I answer in this short video… Video Chatter One of the most common questions I’m asked on a daily basis is, “Does my shed require planning permission?”. The straight out answer is, it depends. There are nine different things that planning will ask of you, and if you answer no to all of them, then you don’t need planning permission. They start off with generic things …