Summerhouse Maintenance: How to look after your Summerhouse

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That’s right… our Summerhouses are built to last! But, only if you remember to keep up with the aftercare. If you really want your Summerhouse to stand the test of time and still look as amazing in a few years as it does now, then there are some things you need to do. Treat it Air it Paint it That’s it… just three simple things to maintain your lovely timber building, ensuring it’s longevity and giving you years of enjoyment. Want to know more? Check out this short video I made explaining all about it…     VIDEO CHATTER If you have just bought a Gillies and Mackay Summerhouse, you should be considering the aftercare for that Summerhouse and how …

How often should you re-roof your Summerhouse?

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If you’re looking at your Summerhouse and wondering if you should have it re-roofed, wait… it might not need it yet. Here’s why… VIDEO CHATTER If you have a Gillies and Mackay Summerhouse, that’s maybe eight or nine years old, you’re probably thinking that you’re going to have to re-roof it soon. And you’d be right… because when you bought the Summerhouse, we told you it had a life expectancy of 10 years and is guaranteed by the manufacturers for 10 years. So you’re right in thinking it’s time to get it re-roofed. What I would suggest first of all, is to check if it actually needs to be done. If the felt that’s on it is not actually letting …

Do I need to paint my decking?

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If you have ordered a playhouse or a summerhouse from Gillies and Mackay and it has a veranda and canopy on it, the veranda is made out of decking. That decking is a pressure treated timber, which means that you don’t actually need to treat it with anything. However, some people want to know if they can paint it, and that’s absolutely fine. You can, but please remember that the Sadolin that you’re putting on the building isn’t really compatible for a walkable surface. You should be looking at some sort of decking stain alternative. The one that we would recommend is Jotun, and it’s called Demidekk.

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 to stop your Summerhouse from getting mouldy

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So if there’s a moisture buildup inside your Summerhouse then it is going to be vulnerable to mould and rot buildup internally. You need to make sure that you’re doing the right things to stop that from happening. It’s very straightforward. And it just needs a good air out every now and again. Make sure that you’re painting the outside of the building. And make sure that you’re opening up the windows and the doors periodically to let it get a nice airing right through.