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MacGillivray Construction

MacGillivray Construction, Forres, Morayshire, IV36 3EF


5 Waterford Circle,
IV36 3EF


Tel: 07833320844
Mobile: 01309676191
Contact: Email us

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Member details

Joined: 15/06/2016


MacGillivray Construction were the regional winners of best Heritage Project at the FMB Scotland Master Builder Awards 2017.

MacGillivray Construction were presented the award for an astonishing refurbishment to a traditional fisherman’s cottage, parts of which were 300 years old. The years had taken their toll on the building, with the builders expressing surprise that it was even still standing. Despite this, their hard work and dedication resulted in a wonderful cottage with a functional, modern interior.

About Us

MacGillivray have been working throughout Scotland for the past 13 years, working on amazing projects and gaining experience and knowledge in different types of construction. 

Past projects include eco-friendly houses in Findhorn and Edinburgh, a uniquely designed pottery studio on the North coast, a church conversion on the isle of Harris, and recently the replacement of part of a castle roof on the South West coast.

We are committed to carrying out all works to the highest standard, from beginning to end. 

MacGillivray specialise in (but are not limited to):

  • All joinery work
  • Kitchens & Tilling
  • New Builds & Eco Houses
  • External Insulation
  • Renovations & Extensions
  • Roofing

Our team are approved firestone EPDM rubber (roofing) installers and have a good relationship with an excellent plumber, electrician and bricky. 

We can confidently and with as little hassle as possible carry out any size of job to the highest of standards.

Case Studies


Dolphin Cottage Refurbishment - Winner of best Heritage Project at the FMB Scotland Master Builder Awards 2017


MacGillivray Construction undertook this ambitious refurbishment of a traditional fisherman’s cottage in the village of Findhorn, in which parts of the building are 300 years old. The project had to start with some rapid underpinning and support to prevent a complete collapse. The end result made all the hard work worthwhile, however, combining a traditional appearance with a modern functional interior.

Here's what the client said about the project:

"David McGillivray and his team renovated our tumble-down, 300 year old cottage with an eye for detail and to an extremely high standard. 

He dealt with all the surprises he came across during this challenging project in an efficient and professional way, whilst not forgetting about the character of this historic cottage. 

We are very pleased to now have a stunning combination of historic heritage and modern luxury. David can be highly recommended and we have already contacted him for our next project."

This build was regional winner of the Heritage Project category at the Scotland Master Builder Awards 2017. For more information, click here.

Member type

FMB Member

  • Has a minimum of twelve months trading
  • Have provided a professional reference
  • Have passed credit checks, public record and director checks
  • Verified no un-discharged bankruptcies or relevant and outstanding County Court Judgments
  • Has Public and Employer (if applicable) Liability Insurance
  • VAT registration (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of business address/details
  • MacGillivray Construction has agreed to abide by the FMB Disputes Resolution and Complaints Procedures
  • Has signed up to the FMB Code of Practice
  • Can offer the suite of Build Assure warranty products for the domestic and commercial markets (contact the Build Assure office for rates)

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