MAKAR inc. Neil Sutherland Architects LLP

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Welcome to MAKAR Ltd, a leading architect-led design, manufacture, and construction company based in the scenic city of Inverness, Scotland. Established in 2002, we have delivered over 200 homes and other types of buildings over the past 20 years.

At MAKAR, we are committed to designing and delivering healthy, comfortable, beautiful, and low-energy homes. We use environmentally friendly building materials, including Scottish-grown timber, to ensure our projects are sustainable and kind to the environment.


Our services are comprehensive and tailored to your needs. We offer hand-drawn feasibility sketches for new development, measured building surveys, submission and management of listed building applications, submission and management of householder/planning applications, production and submission of building regulation drawings, and project management services.

Our office is open from 08:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Friday, and from 08:00 to 13:00 on Saturday. We are located at Clachandreggy, Torbreck, Inverness, Highland, IV2 6DJ. Feel free to reach out to us at 01463 709993.

Thank you for considering MAKAR Ltd. We look forward to working with you to bring your architectural vision to life.

MAKAR Ltd is registered with the Companies House in the United Kingdom. The company number is SC230962

MAKAR inc. Neil Sutherland Architects LLP

Dores Rd,


IV2 6DJ,

+44 1463 709993



1 review

  1. Oh dear

    In August 2017 I approached Makar to build me a house. It was the worst financial and emotional decision of my life. Regrettably I believed that a builder of sustainable homes would be ethical and considerate – and even good value for money. Initially things appeared to go well – it was only later that I discovered I had paid 50% more per m2 than my neighbours whose house (with similar features) was completed a year before mine but on time and with visits from the architect to ensure they were happy. Due to lack of imagination from the Makar architect I borrowed the neighbours’ kitchen layout to make better use of light and space. Makar’s workforce is slapdash – the wetwall around my bath doesn’t fit, the shower head is below the level of my own, the other shower doesn’t work properly, the shower door was delivered eighteen months late (and fitted bent!), the roof was defective and the soffits stained, the external window ledges don’t protect from water ingress (one has been blown off by the wind five times), opening windows in the kitchen can’t be opened by normal humans (and are more expensive and let in less light), screwheads show through the taping, the paintwork shows brushstrokes and is incomplete, the stove wasn’t fitted by a HETAS engineer and there are holes in the walls and ceilings. The sitting room overheats in the summer for which there is an easy remedy. During the build Neil Sutherland realised the stove flue would have to go through the roof so one of the PV panels was removed. In the summer of 2022 I discovered that thousands of pounds I had paid to Makar had not been sent to the suppliers of the doors and windows.
    Curiously I was given an outward opening front door (I was never consulted directly on the design) which I was told was ‘an advance’ particularly in a house with low heat loss. But for the Passive house Makar built subsequently the front door opens inwards! The door firm Vividdoors gives four reasons why outward opening doors are a bad idea. There is more…
    Neil Sutherland has been reluctant to fix any of this in five years – except in an email marked ‘without prejudice’. Work required for my completion certificate has not been carried out and Building Control tells me I can be evicted.
    My advice is - find someone competent who takes a pride in their work.

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Dores Road
Inverness IV2 Scotland GB
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MAKAR Ltd Clachandreggy, Dores Road, Inverness, Scotland IV2 6DJ