As Scotts of Thrapston marks its centenary this year, it provides us with a wonderful opportunity to look back at our products through our collection of photos, show brochures and catalogues.
It provides a visual history of the company that is perfect for a centenary celebration, but also puts the spotlight on how Scotts has used innovation and technology to develop and grow.
Nowadays, Scotts has the enviable reputation of being the leading stable manufacturer in the UK, supplying products into the racing, show jumping, dressage and eventing worlds.
But, when you look at the old catalogues, it is easy to see how these incredible, design-led products came about.
It is nearly a year since we handed over a new sports pavilion to Cropredy Cricket Club and helped to make their sporting dreams come true.
The club worked hard over many years to turn their plans for a new building into a reality, so while sport is on hold at the moment due to the Covid-19 crisis, it doesn’t mean that clubs have to give up on their dreams.
New facilities, new changing rooms, new kitchens are all possible when a sports pavilion is designed from scratch.
By working closely with structural engineers, M&E engineers and energy assessors, we produced a high-performing tailor-made building which met the club’s needs.
A club room, with kitchen and bar facilities, changing rooms with showers, an umpire and officials’ changing room and a large raised verandah were all features that made the pavilion stand out as something special.
Discover more about Cropredy Cricket Club, in our short film below, before drawing up your own wish list for your club!
Timber garages may be aesthetically pleasing, offering design features that are great on the eye while providing excellent workspace, but timber itself offers something special for car enthusiasts.
As the popularity of vintage vehicles continues to grow, a timber garage actually has many benefits to help with their upkeep.
One aspect of timber in particular that suits classic cars is that it has naturally insulating qualities, which means the temperature inside the building remains pretty constant.
We all know from our school days in physics lessons, that wood does not conduct heat, and equally it can keep the cold out and this ability to maintain a steady temperature suits the storage of vintage vehicles.
Timber also maintains a good level of humidity as it lets moisture out. The jury is often out as to whether to put cars under wraps in cold weather due to the possibility of condensation, and a damp building will encourage rust. Therefore, timber can be a great product in helping to preserve your car.
Equally, exposure to sunlight can have an adverse effect on the paintwork of a classic car, but a well-designed timber garage can provide plenty of natural light, while also protecting the vehicle from UV light.
The skills of our design team also mean that timber garages can be extremely versatile, and can be built to suit all your needs. The design can be for one car or several, include a car port or not, leave space for a workshop or you can even add a room upstairs.
Our team can also design a building that matches existing architecture and incorporates individual features such as clock towers or weathervanes.
A timber garage truly makes the most of the versatility, beauty and practically of wood.
Visit our website for further details on Scotts bespoke timber garages.
With the growing popularity of a ‘Man Shed’ and now the ‘She Shed’ (or even ‘Fem-Den’), we too have seen a trend developing for multi-use buildings that can have a practical application, as well as catering for hobbies.
Why stop at just one use for your bespoke timber building when it can tick a few boxes for your family or sports club.
Strong design means that we can create buildings that serve multiple purposes while also providing clever storage or workshop areas. We have especially seen this growing trend when it comes to stable yards as the flexibility of our designs means that there is great scope for imaginative layouts.
Our designers can make sure that every available space is put to good use by adding timber workshops or offices which can easily be incorporated along with hay stores and log stores.
However, we have been known to provide space for a gym as well as for one hobby that really lends itself to a multi-use building – and that is cars. Timber garages are very popular among car enthusiasts as timber is a naturally insulating material and condensation free.
Creating a bespoke building means that it can have secure storage for a horse trailer, a three-car garage with workshop for an enthusiast or simply provide a covered area for protection against the weather.
Merging garages with a stable yard is a great combination and means that you can have man’s two favourite modes of transport housed happily together.
We bring the same design skills to our bespoke pavilions and club houses so that each layout perfectly meets the needs of our clients. Our pavilions can include storage rooms for lawn mowers, tools, sports equipment and other implements creating a truly functional building.
At Scotts, we are mindful of the existing architecture and the use of local materials blended with careful design ensures that multi-use buildings blend perfectly with the surroundings – beauty and practicality combined!
When it comes to timber pavilions, every one of our buildings is a one-off which gives our clients the opportunity to add a variety of features and accessories to personalise their new structure.
Adding character to a pavilion or clubhouse creates a building that people can be proud of with a distinct style, flair and practicality.
Choosing additional features can certainly add personality to any building with clocks, clock towers, verandahs and weathervanes all helping to make a pavilion stand out as something special while also providing a practical benefit.
Features such as high security door and window frames, locks or shutters can be incorporated into the building’s design and we can also specify toughened and anti-bandit glass in the windows to protect against damage, even from a well-struck cricket ball.
Extra wide doors for disabled access are often incorporated, as well as high security doors for equipment stores and folding or sliding doors for open access.
We supply our timber buildings in a natural pressure impregnated finish, which requires no further treatment, although an alternative timber can be selected. The pavilion can be supplied with a microporous stain or paint to suit a club’s branding or to comply with local authority planning regulations, as required.
We have a wealth of experience working with private individuals, companies, architects, local authorities and sports clubs to create new pavilions and clubhouses.
Our team work closely with clients to make sure they get exactly what they want and within budget. And, by customising a building you can create something unique for your school, club, village or town that ticks every box for style and practicality.
Our talented team worked hard to produce a new art studio and a before and after school club for St Peter’s School, in Kettering, but the effect it had on pupils was priceless. Creating a bespoke building that is purpose-built to meet the needs of the school can have a profound effect on day-to-day life, not only for pupils but for teachers too.
Providing more space for activities, new facilities that are designed with a specific task in mind and dedicated areas for work, mean that teaching can take on a whole new dimension, while the pupils respond positively to their new environment.
Find out what a difference the school’s new Cedar Hub has made to everyone’s lives.
Our talented design team pride themselves on delivering projects that fully meet their brief.
They work closely with clients to ensure they fully understand what the new timber building needs to provide – both practically and aesthetically. So, when St Peter’s School, in Kettering, asked us to create a new art studio and before and after-school club, we worked closely with staff so that their vision could became a real work of art.
We designed, engineered, manufactured and installed a contemporary, carbon efficient timber-framed building that blended beautifully with the existing Grade II Listed building.
Discover more about how easy it is to work with Scotts of Thrapston to make your ideas become a reality.
By designing, engineering, manufacturing and installing our bespoke timber-framed school buildings, we have found a successful method that offers minimal disruption – essential when working with an educational establishment.
We pride ourselves on close liaison, recognising pupils’ timetables and school events to make sure there is little interruption to school life.
This two-way communication was of great benefit when working with St Peter’s School, in Kettering, to create a new art studio and before and after-school club.
Watch our video to discover how the construction process affected the school and how we worked together to ensure minimal disruption.
When a Kettering school asked us to create a modern art studio that would merge beautifully with its historic buildings, we knew our architect-designed structure would fit the bill perfectly and be a brush above the rest.
The new Cedar Hub at St Peter’s School has proved to be picture perfect and a real inspiration for pupils. The building lets light flood in as well as providing beautiful views of the school’s trees and grounds. The hub is also used as a before and after-school club providing a calming space in which pupils can relax.
We worked closely with the school, listening carefully to draw on our expertise to create a building that ticked every box.
Watch our video to discover how this great collaboration produced a building that is a real work of art.
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