Managing director Peter Body and technical director Jason Fraser will be promoting our sister company Cottage Kit Homes at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show being held at the SECC in Glasgow on 16-17 May.
If you are planning a self-build of any type, and you can get there, we very much hope you will come along to see us, on Stand 128. You can get two FREE tickets by clicking on the image link below.
…Six-times World Snooker Champion presents award
Caithness & Inverness based window and door company Norscot Joinery has won a prestigious national award for customer satisfaction!
Norscot’s trophy comes from the respected trade organisation Network VEKA, which polled nearly 16,000 households over the year, before declaring Norscot the winner for Scotland.
Network VEKA is a unique, sectoral standards organisation that only accepts the very best, most professional window and door companies, and then makes sure they stay the best.
All prospective members undergo rigorous vetting before being accepted and must agree to regular audits and training. In this way, Network VEKA can be so confident in the quality of its members’ work that every one is able to offer the organisation’s ten year insurance-backed guarantee.
Every single customer – of every single member – also completes a confidential ‘customer satisfaction’ questionnaire which is sent directly back to Network VEKA.
Norscot’s award was presented by snooker legend Steve Davis at Network VEKA’s AGM in Stratford-upon-Avon. Six-times World Champion Steve, who is also the Brand Ambassador for the organisation, told the team: “All Network VEKA members maintain incredibly high standards, so you really are competing against the best of the best. To win ‘Best in Scotland’ is an incredible achievement.”
Norscot’s Commercial Director Callum Grant was quick to pass on the praise to the workforce: “We’re very proud to win this award as it demonstrates that all the effort we put into our customer care and after-sales service does not go unnoticed. Our dedicated team go above and beyond to exceed our customers’ expectations, and we’re delighted to have that recognised. We’ll do our best to take home the trophy again next year!”
Norscot is a family owned business which was established in 1984. The company’s headquarters are its Bower Workshops in Caithness; it also has a showroom in Inverness. Their 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 range of timber frame kit homes; made-to-measure windows, doors, patios and conservatories in redwood, hardwood and either white, rosewood or golden oak uPVC: the Design 5 timber / aluminium composite window system and sliding mirror doors system. All products benefit from a quality assurance scheme, accredited to the internationally recognised ISO 9001 standard. uPVC windows also carry the BM Trada Q-Mark third party accreditation.
The company’s customer base comes from the domestic, retail, trade and public market sectors from the Shetland Isles in the north to the central belt in the South and from the Outer Hebrides in the west to Aberdeen in the east.
A FREE Energy Efficient Expo will be taking place in Inverness on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th March 2013. Come along to the Eastgate Shopping Centre between 9a.m. and 5p.m. to ask the experts questions on how to save money.
An opportunity to have your say!!
Do you want to help shape the future of Wick and Thurso then why not go along to one of the Charrettes being run by the Highland Council. These dynamic and interactive planning events will help develop a vision and options for future development of both Wick and Thurso as well as the rest of Caithness and Sutherland.
The Wick and Thurso Charrettes will provide an opportunity for local people to share and discuss their views and aspirations for future growth, regeneration and improvements in the two main settlements in the area. Each Charrette will involve a series of interactive workshops where a specialist design team will help to articulate people’s ideas into drawings and generate options for a land use strategy for each town.
These events form the first stage of preparing a new Caithness and Sutherland Local Development Plan (CaS Plan) which will guide development within this area over the next 20 to 30 years. The results of these Charrettes will feed directly into the first consultation document for the CaS Plan known as the Main Issues Report.
The Charrettes were launched in January, attracting a range of representatives from the local community, and there was considerable interest and enthusiasm about the opportunity that the Charrettes provide for local people and the two towns. The Wick Charrette will be taking place at The Assembly Rooms from the 21st to 26th February 2013. The Thurso Charrette is being held at the Pentland Hotel from 22nd to 27th February 2013.
Or you can visit the Highland council web site :
SELF BUILD – EASY AS PIE!
National Self Build Week runs from the 3rd – 11th of May 2014 and Norscot will be holding an open house event throughout the week both in Inverness and Caithness.
Norscot has been involved in the self-build sector for over 25 years and we know what we’re talking about. So, why not come along and find out what it’s all about.
OK, self-build may not be that easy but it’s not as difficult as it may first appear. If you’re thinking about building your own home, now is a very good time to start. And, with our guidance you’ll be sure to set off on the right foot.
Throughout the week our experienced staff will be on hand to answer all your questions, without any obligation. We guarantee you will leave more knowledgeable and feeling more confident about how to complete your own successful self-build!
If you are able to call in at our Bower Workshops we will be delighted to show you around the factory and show you how your kit home would be manufactured.
Our open house event will be particularly beneficial if you are new to the concept of self-build, you’ll learn all about raising finance, finding a suitable building plot, designing a home which meets your needs, gaining planning permission and the various ways you can undertake the building process.
Even if you have already set off on your self-build journey a visit could still be highly beneficial. Not only may we be able to assist you with the next stage of your project, we may also be able to save you money!
Find out what self-build is really all about in a one-to-one chat with an expert.
20 Carse Industrial Estate, Inverness, IV3 8EX
Bower Workshops, Bower, Wick, KW1 4TL
Monday 5th – Friday 9th of May, 9am – 4pm daily.