Raising a glass to traditional methods

FIFE-based TJ Ross, which makes timber windows using traditional craft joinery, has manufactured and installed timber single projecting pivot windows and double doorsets to the new Michelin star Lalique restaurant at the oldest working distillery in Scotland – Glenturret in Crieff.

The products feature the TJ Ross SlimBar double glazing and astragal system to retain the traditional multi-pane aesthetic.

Glenturret Distillery dates back 250 years and as it re-opened its doors to the public after lockdown, it welcomed visitors to a newly refurbished visitor centre, café and the new Lalique fine dining restaurant, named after its French luxury lifestyle company owners.

TJ Ross MD Martin Richardson said, “We are delighted to complete this project for a prestigious new dining experience at Glenturret. It’s been a true privilege to work for Lalique bringing our quality handmade timber products to a project which has quality and luxury at its heart.

“I am very proud of the fact that my team continues to use traditional methods to create the high quality windows doors and cabinetry we produce, which help especially in the renovation of older buildings and in conservation areas. But likewise, a lot of what we manufacture is also for new build projects where high quality, high performance timber windows have been specified.”

TJ Ross was founded over 40 years ago. The firm employs 35 staff, and has manufacturing workshops in Glenrothes and a showroom in view of Edinburgh Castle.

Glenturret Distillery is one of several projects completed recently in Perthshire, including new timber windows at Cromlix House hotel, Crieff Hydro and the Royal Hotel, Comrie, with further phases in production.

The architect on the Glenturret project was Denholm Partnership Architects.