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.

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The Best Shed for a Harley Davidson

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Is your partner sick to death of Harley parts ‘carefully’ placed on the kitchen table? Are you constantly reminded to get ‘that thing’ out of the hall? Is the love you have for your Harley Davidson misunderstood by the normal day-to-day functioning of the family home? Yep… it’s about time you and your Harley got your own place – a Harley Davidson Shed! What about this one? Did you know the original Harley was made in this very shed? Here’s an abstract from the Harley Davidson Website: “William S. Harley and Arthur Davidson made available to the public the first production Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. The bike was built to be a racer, with a 3-1/8 inch bore and 3-1/2 inch stroke. …

Shed Jargon Buster

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Do you find yourself asking things like: What is weatherboard? What does tongue and groove mean? What is sarking… gables… pitch…? Oh, the list is endless and my customers are mad for it. They love a bit of technical info, especially from me. The words can get a bit random though. For example, the bit of wood that faces a Summerhouse roof is called a ‘Donk’?! A Donk isn’t even a word. It’s just an in-house word (made up by Grant) that we use – because it’s not a fascia, a fascia is a straight facing. A Donk is two angular bits of wood mitred together. See what I mean? It’s crazy already. So lets cut through some of the nonsense …