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We are the leading company in Scotland for ecological design and build using off-site construction.

MAKAR Ltd is an architect-led design, manufacture and construction company established in 2002. We exist to design and deliver healthy, comfortable, beautiful and low-energy homes. We only use environmentally friendly building materials, including Scottish-grown timber. We work across Scotland, and have delivered over 100 homes and other types of building over the past 18 years.

We use innovative off-site construction methods, which given the huge environmental benefits, are now widely recognised as the future of new housing.

Healthy homes for a healthier environment

We build healthy homes by using natural building materials that enable the home to breathe. We source local, sustainable materials, strengthening our local economy, with Scottish timber being a relatively abundant yet under-utilised renewable resource. The materials we use will not have a negative impact on the environment over the lifespan of the building.

Fully integrated approach to creating your new home 

Our unique proposition is in integrating all the required services and expertise under one roof. Our 50-strong team includes architects, project managers, estimators, technicians, joiners, ground workers and internal trades.

Our Design team take you through the design stages, including the Planning and Building Warrant consents. Once the build is underway, whilst your home is carefully manufactured in our Inverness workshop, our Groundworks team will be on site installing the foundations. Your house is assembled by our team as a series of panels, meaning that it is wind and watertight within a matter of days. A dedicated Project Manager coordinates all of the fit-out and finishes required to bring the house to completion and handover.

We aim to make the whole process as easy and pain-free for our customers as possible

The result of this integrated approach is a customer-focussed business, which can provide certainty over design quality, workmanship, programme and costs. Importantly for our customers, this means that a good number of the unknowns associated with self-build are removed.

Delivering eco homes across Scotland

Our main focus of work is the Highlands, Moray and Aberdeenshire, but we build our eco homes right across Scotland and beyond.

I wanted a timber building with good eco-credentials, and I didn’t want to import a kit; why buy from down south if you can get it here? If you choose something Scandinavian, that might benefit a local delivery driver, but if it’s made locally there are a lot more benefits to the area. The more local you can get something the better!

MAKAR Customer