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Norscot Joinery Ltd

NORSCOT Joinery, the Highland-based manufacturer of timber frame house kits, windows, doors and conservatories, celebrates 25 years in business this month. And the directors, staff and their partners are planning to mark the occasion in style. Symbolically, America’s Independence Day, the 4th of July, is the company’s actual anniversary and there is to be a day of celebration centred on the newly refurbished and extended Mey Hall in Caithness, close to where it all began.

Norscot is a family-owned business which was established in 1984 by chartered surveyor Peter Body  and his wife Teda. Today the company is managed by their sons Ian and John-Paul and codirectors Callum Grant and Jason Fraser.

In the beginning, the company operated out of the shed in Ian Body’s garden in Scarfskerry, just down the road from Mey Hall. The company’s headquarters are now its Bower Workshops in Caithness where it owns some 25,000 square feet of modern factory, offices and showroom. The factory is equipped with sophisticated computer-controlled machinery which, together with the skilled workforce, produces the widest range of building components and related products available from a single source anywhere in Scotland.

Norscot’s product portfolio includes a diverse range of timber frame kit homes; made-to-measure windows, doors, patio doors and conservatories in redwood, hardwood and either white, rosewood or cherrywood PVCu; the “Alarbond” timber clad aluminium window system and the sliding mirror door system. Both its timber frame kit homes and PVCu windows carry the BM Trada Q-Mark third party accreditation. To promote and distribute its products outwith Caithness, Norscot own a purpose-built showroom, sales office and storage facility on the Carse Industrial Estate in Inverness.

The company’s main customer base comes from domestic, retail, trade and public market sectors – from the Shetland Islands in the north to the Central Belt in the south, and from the Outer Hebrides in the west to Aberdeen in the east. However, products have also been supplied to the rest of Scotland as well as to England, Wales and Spain.

Norscot currently employs over 50 staff and generates an annual turnover approaching £5 million. The company’s quality assurance scheme is accredited to the internationally recognised ISO 9000 standard. Over the years Norscot has built up a strong capital base and now has the financial resources to provide and maintain the highest level of customer service. Peter Body, company chairman, said: “I am very proud to be celebrating Norscot’s 25 years in business, a major achievement which owes a great deal to our dedicated management team and excellent staff.

“Each year the company has gone from strength to strength, with core growth founded on the original values of providing excellent value for money and superior customer service.”

He added: “The company is indebted to all those customers who have supported it over the years, through continuing to use our services and products.”

Read their 25 year pdf presentation

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