Sliding sash window replacement - 2014
The first project that we were asked to undertake at Duncraig was the replacement of the sliding sash windows in the octagonal shaped turret building.
Duncraig Castle was built in 1866 by Sir Alexander Matheson and is located in the Scottish highlands overlooking Plockton, one of Scotlands prettiest coastal villages.
We have been involved in various projects at Duncraig since 2014 starting with the manufacture and replacement of the sliding sash windows in the octagonal shaped turret building that we later installed a solid oak stair case in.
Being a listed building the joinery had to restore and maintain the original integrity of the castle.
Photos and details of the various projects along with a link to the main Duncraig castle website can be found below.
The next project for us at Duncraig was the manufacturing of a set of garage doors for the newly constructed garage block.
It was essential that the block was in keeping with the original architecture and integrity of the castle due to Duncraigs listed building status.
We first went to measure the doors in November 2015 and then started the manufacturing in February 2016.
In 2016 we were given the job of manufacturing and installing a solid American white oak staircase to go in the octagonal shaped turret building that we had earlier made and installed the sliding sash windows into.
It was an incredibly challenging project but is one that we are very proud of.
We had to make the newel posts from 4 seperate pieces of oak cut at 22.5° each which enabled each flight of stairs to turn through 45°.
The overall storey height was 5.2 metres.
You can watch a video of the manufacturing and installation process of the stairs Here.