New offices & Village Shop


When we were at the stage of looking for a building company to build our new offices and village shop we preferably wanted a local company but more importantly someone with a good reputation who we could trust and who would get the works completed in a timely manner.

Macfarlane quickly came to mind as we had noticed some of their previous projects progress quickly and although most of the builds we has seen were residential, we were confident that our commercial project would be in good hands.

Throughout the build process Mark and his team were always happy to help with any queries we had. On a few occasions during the build, they advised on areas from the plans where small changes could be made that would be more practical and aesthetically pleasing.

We are extremely happy with the completed project and a few small niggles that any such build would have were attended to quickly and effectively.

We would not hesitate to recommend Mark and his team from Macfarlane's for any commercial or residential build projects.
Alistair Wilson, Director, Wilson's of Rhu Ltd.

Project Detail


Working within stunning surroundings like the conservation village of Rhu, it is vital to create structures that blend sympathetically into the local area. Thanks to our partnership with Organic Architects, this dual purpose building – now used as a village shop and vehicle hire office – fulfils that remit to a tee. By respecting the local area, a new building was created that added to the village, and didn’t cause consternation among the locals.

Construction was carried out using a timber kit, which was assembled by Macfarlanes for the client. The overall look and feel is enhanced hugely by the slate roof and timber sliding sash windows, while the smoothly rendered exterior ensured there was no variance from surrounding buildings. For security, electric shutters and an aluminium door were fitted, both in a way that doesn’t detract from the building’s overall ambience.

  • Client: Wilsons of Rhu
  • catagory: Commercial office and shop
  • location: Rhu Village, Argyll
  • completed: late 2014