Meet The Makers

Builders, Designers, Creators
Tara Green House
The MAKAR way represents the future of housing

Our unique healthy off-site construction method uses natural and local materials to create beautiful healthy homes.

Net zero carbon housing is the only way forward

Net zero carbon is about balancing carbon emissions with carbon removal – or simply eliminating carbon emissions altogether.

We take care of every aspect of your new environmentally-friendly house

MAKAR’s complete design and build turn-key service gives our customers certainty over the quality, cost and workmanship of their new build project.

Tel : 01463 709993
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Address : Makar Ltd Clachandreggy, Dores Road, Inverness IV2 6DJ
Natural materials

We use environmentally friendly, low impact materials from start to finish – including locally sourced timber, sheep’s wool and recycled paper insulation.

In-house design

Our design & build processes streamline your project, as we carry it through for you from concept to completion – and our design expertise and technical detailing ensure clear and easy communication with clients, legislators and sub-contractors alike.


Guided by Passivhaus design principles, our builds incoporate a variety of solar thermal, MVHR, rainwater harvesting, wood fires and exceptional air-tightness and insulation options to our clients’ desires.

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Address : Studio 18, Altyre Stables Forres, Moray,
IV36 2SH, Scotland
We are an authentic Scottish family with the usual mix of ancestors, clans, histories and events that have made us the people we are.

The Hays originate from Highland Aberdeenshire, Glenbucket and Tomintoul. The McDougalls were cleared from Strathglass to the west coast marginal land of Sloch, Ardnish, Arisiag.

That is where our piping tradition started in the 1980's with Alexander McDougall

He later moved to Glen Tanar in 1903, where John McDougall Snr was born in 1907.

Fiona Hay Artist
John Snr was an accomplished piper

and in 1936 his son, world champion piper John Alexander McDougall was born in Aberdeen.

This piping tradition continues on to this day through his daughter Fiona and grandson Scott. 

Tel : +44 7792 052 274
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Address : The Mount, Dunphail, Forres
IV36 2QR
Beautiful Garden Studio by Rob Sims
Why I only use locally sourced wood

Careful selection of the type of wood means I can use naturally durable timbers that are ideally suited to external applications without the need of chemical treatment. There are a number of species of wood that are perfect for timber cladding.

Why I avoid treated wood

Most treated timber is from abroad and has often travelled many “wood miles”.

The treatment of timber basically means a poorer quality softwood can be artificially made to last in exterior applications.

Why I build timber frame structures

Timber frame buildings only need minimal concrete footings, often concrete blocks are more than adequate. You don’t need a level sight for a timber frame structure, saving costs in levelling and excavation.

You can often build a timber frame structure in your garden without planning permission. There are basic requirements to meet regarding floor area, height and proximity to the main house.

Tel : 07887 386340 | 01343 835353
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Address : Rothills House Duffus, Elgin, Moray IV30 5QA United Kingdom
Equally buying a crafted item is not like shopping at IKEA. The process can take time. Time to understand what you want.

My signature dining tables range in styles, made to suite the customers requirements. Each table being completely unique and a piece of furniture that will spark conversation.

Crafting can't be rushed and nor should it be.

Of course if we have a deadline and agree to meet it I will do everything I can to deliver on time.

For lots of smaller project - likes lamps, speakers and artwork - the design process can be very simple and may just be a quick phone call to discuss some ideas before I can make your item.

 Larger projects – can require a face to face consultation or time on the phone. Talking, Discussing. Sharing our inspirations and imaginations.

Tel : 07816 485 054
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Address : Police House, Adersier, Highlands, IV27 ST
A two person collaboration based within the Cairngorms national park in the Scottish Highlands.

The products we create are all design led ; valuing simplicity and quality craftsmanship each separate Yellow Broom product is meticulously created by hand placing a strong emphasis upon the design process , quality materials, function and strong aesthetics.

Applying a considered combination of traditional steam bending techniques with modern construction methods we value sustainability ;

our products are where possible created from locally sourced materials proudly working with a Zero waste approach making. 

Yellow Broom believe that clarity and harmony within a home can be achieved through the careful blending and integration of visual art and design .

That belief is of paramount importance to us and enables us to express our interest in the pleasure that we believe design led lighting can bring to everyday life .

Tel : 07813 500 603 | 07876 554 430
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Address : Old Smithy Croft, Braes of Castle Grant, Craigbegg, Grantown on Spey, Scotland PH26 3PT
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Decking and extension build
Our team of 4 skilled joiners will tackle any job, large or small right across the Highlands and Moray.

 We have a network of skilled contractors and reliable suppliers and so are ideally placed to help you with every aspect of your project.

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We can give a free, no obligation quote for joinery and contractor work on request

A J Joinery is based in Fortrose, a beautiful little village near Inverness in the Highlands. We can help you fulfil all you joinery requirements and are here to support you in anyway we can.

For our customers’ convenience on larger works, we can offer our project management services, which will oversee works from start to finish allowing our customers a stress free experience. 

Tel : 07935 928 245
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Logtagon - Henry Fosbrooke
Henry Fosbrooke - Logtagon Tree House
We have been involved with the construction and design of a number of timber structures for the past 17 years.

We build with trees and timber grown locally and using scribe fit log-building and timber framing techniques, you can see some of the buildings that have been created.

Henry Fosbrooke - Logtagon Shed
Here you can find out about Woodland Crafts & Arts and the things we create, inspired by trees and our natural environment.

We enjoy working with and for people, and when trading we aspire to do so fairly.

If you are interested in anything we offer,

whether it’s a handcrafted unique piece of furniture, an original artwork, a musical experience or a bespoke timber structure, please do not hesitate to get in touch for more information.

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Gleed 3D
Scott Gleed - Balmoral-Castle
Gleed3D is based in the Highlands of Scotland and produces a range of bespoke products used in various sectors

including Museums, Aquariums, Visitor Attractions and Heritage Centres. We specialise in aquatic models and are world renowned for our anatomically correct ultra realistic life size sharks and rays.

Scott Gleed - CastleParis-Shark
Working with many organisations the projects can be unusual and varied. With over 35 years working in 3d this is just a small cross section.

35 years experience in the 3D exhibit and design fields, along with over 16 years working with or around sharks and aquatic animals, Scott has the experience and skills to meet virtually any challenge in these areas.

Scott Gleed - Shark
Scott is passoniate about the conservation of sharks and produce a range of replica and educational models to heighten awareness of these beautiful and ancient forms of life,

with the aim of improving long term conservation prospects.

His work is displayed around the Globe in many aquaria and educational establishments.

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Bespoke Furniture
In my work I like to use native hardwoods because of the beauty and intrinsic value in the product.

Our own Scottish timbers lend themselves to one off unique pieces rather than mass production. I work mainly in Elm and Oak, also Ash, Sycamore and Yew. I feel happy to promote a quality home grown product which helps to sustain our hardwood timber industry.

I occasionally make things for exhibitions and galleries.

I love abstract Art and sculpture and am inspired by a variety of imagery including industrial design, maps and landscapes.

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" The greatest reward for your lifetimes work is not what you get paid for it, but what you become by doing it. "

Handcrafted, high quality furniture made in the Scottish Highlands.

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Aaron Sterritt
"I mill and split my own wind blown wood so my hand is in the process from tree to final piece. I take great satisfaction in turning these trees into useful, valuable timber to be crafted into furniture and sculpture."

Aaron’s skill is then to take the split wood and form it into a piece of furniture or sculpture that are one off creations. This is done by the axe; shave horse, drawknife and spoke shave tools.

"My work is created through persistent experimentation. I have built up a vocabulary of different techniques in which to shape, mark and colour the wood creating form and texture."

“Inspiration often comes directly through the working process. Ideas are stumbled upon when sawing the wood or splitting along the grain using handtools.”

"At the core of all my work is a relationship between man and the material I work with. I like to combine and highlight the differences between nature, humanhand and machine."

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