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 …

New garden building: Dealing with difficult neighbours

Dealing with difficult neighbours when you’re thinking about getting a beautiful Summerhouse for your garden can seem like a nightmare. Either you don’t get along with them, or you find them a constant busy body. Or maybe they find you quite difficult, or you just generally don’t agree on most things. If you are squabbling about colours for painting fences, …

Shed v’s 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

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 …