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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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Summerhouse
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Amy Hanlon
07/11/23

Will a summerhouse survive the weather?

After the havoc caused by Storm Babet, Storm Ciaran was hot on her heels, and now Storm Debi is hovering...
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Amy Hanlon
30/10/23

Why We No Longer Build Uninsulated Summerhouses.

For over 30 years, summerhouses have been the pinnacle of the G&M product range. Your careful purchases meant that summerhouses...
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Amy Hanlon
05/10/23

What Is The Best Way To Heat A Summerhouse?

Why would you want to find out the best way to heat a summerhouse? Let’s face it, weather-wise, Summer 2023...
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Amy Hanlon
12/09/23

Do We Use Pressure-Treated Weatherboard?

Pressure-treated timber is best, right? Well, actually, it’s complicated. We’ve been manufacturing and installing garden buildings in Scotland for more...
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Amy Hanlon
23/08/23

How Do I Apply For Planning Permission?

More about planning permission! Hopefully, you’ve already read our handy guide, and if so, you might well be in the...
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Cara Mackay
11/06/19

Does my summerhouse really need a base?

So, let’s get right to it then… here’s everything you need to know about prepping a summer house base…. “Hang...
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Cara Mackay
05/07/18

Why won’t my Summerhouse door close?

What about this heat?! I know – best we’ve had since 1976.  “When looking at daytime temperatures the UK average...
Aftercare
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Cara Mackay
05/05/18

What is the best base for a Summerhouse?

No excerpt...
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Cara Mackay
06/09/17

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...
Aftercare
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Cara Mackay
05/09/17

New garden building: Dealing with difficult neighbours

Dealing with difficult neighbours when you’re thinking about getting a summerhouse for your garden can seem like a nightmare. Well,...
Buyers Prep
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