Timber product manufacturer celebrates 100 years of

Family business Scotts of Thrapston
has a proud reputation of turning
timber into a range of products and
has plenty to celebrate as 2020
marks its centenary.

Well known for its summerhouses,
stables, American barns, garages,
car barns, pavilions, roof trusses,
joinery, engineered fl ooring and
education buildings, Scotts of
Thrapston was founded in 1920
by James Scott, and had humble
beginnings delivering tools and
services to local farmers. The
mantle then passed to Douglas
Scott and the business is now run
by the third and fourth generations,
chairman David Scott and his son
James, managing director.

The business started out producing products such
as wheelbarrows and ladders and offered a selection
of agricultural buildings, including poultry houses.
Nowadays, that product range has grown and
consolidated, seeing Scotts become the leading stable
manufacturer in the UK, supplying products into the
racing, show jumping, dressage and eventing worlds.
For nearly seven decades,
the business has been at the
forefront of summerhouse
manufacture and produces
a range of ethically sourced
hardwood summerhouses, which was launched last
year. The company is proud to be one of the longest
exhibiting trade stands at the RHS Chelsea Flower
Show, fi rst appearing in the mid-1960s.

Scotts also has a strong timber engineering business
and enjoys a solid reputation with housebuilders,
from volume to self-builders. As part of the centenary
activities, the company has also carried out a corporate
identity refresh to consolidate its digital presence,
including updating its logo and branding to refl ect the
fact that the company is engrained with a passion for

Scotts of Thrapston Ltd, Bridge Street, Thrapston,
Northamptonshire. NN14 4LR
01832 732366

Scotts of Thrapston July 2020