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1984

Started trading as general builders under Highland Homes Ltd from home in Scarfskerry.

Formed Fairmitre (Highland) Ltd and started manufacturing timber windows and doors from a shed in Scarfskerry.

1984
1985

Rebranded to Norscot Joinery Ltd.

Moved workshop from Scarfskerry to Bower radio station and re-named Bower Workshops.

1987
1988

Started manufacturing PVCu windows & doors at Bower Workshops.

Completed Phase 1 re-development of Bower Workshops, adding a further 4,500 sq.ft. of factory floor space.

1989
1990

Introduced the original ‘Caithness Cottage’ and started manufacturing timber frame kits.

Started manufacturing sliding mirror doors and internal door sets.

1990
1991

Introduced full range of timber frame house designs under ‘Highland Cottage’, ‘Town House’ & ‘Architectural’ banners.

Opened showroom in Canal Road, Inverness.

1992
1992

Callum Grant joined the Board as Commercial Director.

Acquired 2 acres of land adjoining Bower Workshops for future expansion.

1992
1993

Purchased first lorry to deliver own goods and provide a transport service for others.

Started manufacturing the ‘Steelwood’ composite door.

1993
1994

Completed Phase 2 re-development of Bower Workshops, adding a further 13,500 sq.ft. of factory floor space.

Started manufacturing window blinds.

1994
1995

Moved Inverness showroom to purpose built premises on Carse Industrial Estate.

Secured ISO 9000 QA accreditation.

1996
1998

Secured Investor in People accreditation.

Started manufacturing the ‘Alarbond’ timber clad aluminium window system.

1998
2000

Jason Fraser joined the Board as Technical Director.

Doubled size of Inverness premises to form new offices, showroom and store.

2004
2007

Voted ‘Best in Scotland for Customer Service’ by Network VEKA.

Introduced revised and expanded range of timber frame houses to offer a total of 64 standard designs.

2009
2009

Norscot celebrated its 25th anniversary

Started manufacturing Design-5 aluminium clad timber composite window, under licence

2010
2010

Awarded Highland Council contract to replace the windows and external doors in Castletown Primary School

Undertook strategic business review and modified brand image

2011
2012

Acquired design rights to A M Profiles Ltd’s window and door range and launched sister company, AluWood Windows Ltd, to promote throughout the UK

Awarded contracts to build 23 self-catering lodges and supply structural timber frame for hotel extension at Natural Retreats development in John O’Groats

2013
2013

Awarded Highland Council contract to replace the windows and external doors in both Rosebank & Kingussie Primary Schools

Subsidiary Cottage Kit Homes Ltd formed to promote an enlarged range of our highly successful cottage kits throughout the UK

2013
2014

Norscot celebrated its 30th anniversary

Installed log burning boiler in our Bower headquarters, heating both factory and offices, to improve energy efficiency within the company

2014
2015

Voted Best in Scotland for customer service by Network VEKA

Awarded Highland Council Contract to replace the windows and external doors at Brora Primary School

2015
2016

Awarded Highland Council Contract to replace the windows and external doors in Ross House, Dornoch for North Highland College part of the University of the Highlands & Islands

Joined Offsite Solutions Scotland a collaborative partnership of leading timber frame manufacturers including CCG Glasgow, Stewart Milne and Scotframe to help grow the industry both in Scotland and the rest of the UK

2016
2017

Installed a new Salvador SuperAngle 600 Angular Cutting Optimizing Saw in our timber frame workshop at the Bower factory in order to increase productivity

Callum Grant appointed Managing Director with former MD Peter Body taking up a part-time role as Chairman

2017
2018

Norscot, in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, awarded 'Innovation of the Year' at the Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018.

Norscot celebrated its 35th anniversary

2019

We hold a 100% satisfaction record with Network Veka, and are highly recommended by our customers

Very Pleased, first class job!

Mr Angus Fraser, Thurso
August 2020

Your workmen were realy neat, tidy and very pleasant. Thank you!

Ms Sinclair, Wick
May 2020

A very professional job from start to finish. I could not be happier with the new doors and windows.

Mr Bain, Wick
January 2020

The installation team were tidy and worked to a very high standard. We thank all at Norscot for a terrific service.

Mr Allan, Thurso
January 2020