Angus timber manufacturer marks 150-year milestone

ANGUS-based timber manufacturer, Alexander Sturrock (Sturrock’s Joinery), has announced the firm is celebrating 150 years in business.

The company has been in the ownership of the Sturrock family for six generations since its inception in 1872. It specialises principally in the production of replacement timber components for historic properties.

With a purpose-built production facility in Whigstreet, south of Forfar, the business currently employs 24 people and undertakes a mixture of conservation and heritage work. Sturrock’s added that the business is also widely regarded to be the longest established specialist manufacturer of timber sash and case windows in Scotland.

Alex Sturrock Jnr, MD, and Sarah Sturrock, financial director, jointly commented, “This is a significant milestone in the history of the firm. Throughout the six generations, we have worked very hard for a long time, investing heavily in all areas of the business to become one of a select few who can do what we do. We not only have one of the best equipped workshops for a company of our size, we have a great team with immense knowledge and experience.

“We would like to pay particular thanks to our parents for their dedication, hard work and investment in the business under their tenure; without which we would not be where we are today.”

Sturrock’s said the firm’s ‘unique differentiation’ lies in the ability to produce bespoke assemblies to match historic or vernacular detailing when replacing timber windows or doors in buildings of regional or national significance.

Completed projects include work at Quartermile Development, Edinburgh; Inverness Town House; Borthwick Castle; The Quaker Meeting House; and the recent development of the former Boroughmuir High School. The firm has also been specified on a number of heritage projects in England.