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James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd are expert builders in high specification bespoke houses and prefabricated new-build R.Houses.

We have a diverse portfolio of work ranging from commercial new-build properties to housing developments and public sector housing.

Bespoke Houses

We build individual, bespoke properties to meet your exact specifications. We can either provide a full turnkey service in doing so or work to your own architect’s plans.

We have many years’ experience building individual, bespoke homes all over Scotland and can promise that we will always strive to make sure that each project is delivered to the highest possible standard. Some of our latest projects can be viewed in our case studies section of our website.

Commercial New Builds

Our extensive experience in the building trade enables us to manage projects of varying specifications and complexity. Hotel re-developments, community bunk houses, art galleries and bespoke self-catering properties are just some of the types of projects that fall within our commercial remit. Speak to one of our experienced team members for advice on how best to take your commercial build forward.

R.House Sustainable Housing

R.House offer a selection of 1-5 bedroom, prefabricated, sustainable homes which are built in the R.House manufacturing facility on the Isle of Skye and delivered throughout Scotland.

Designed by award winning architects Rural Design and built by James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd, the R.Houses provide an exemplary example of modular offsite building. To enquire about building or buying your own R.House you can visit www.ruralhouse.co.uk, email: sales@ruralhouse.net or telephone 01478 612899.

Public Sector Housing

Our expertise also extend to projects within the public sector. We have worked alongside government and housing associations such as The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust, Albyn Housing Society, Lochaber Housing Association, Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association and the Highland Council to provide much needed affordable, energy efficient housing across the Highlands. Some of the areas where we have worked in include Strontian, Kishorn, Auldearn, Reraig, Fort William and Dunvegan Road, Portree.


Montrose Woods housing development is the first development by James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd. It is situated in Auldearn, just outside Nairn and is made up of 36 new-build R.Houses. It is now in its second phase of development.

Montrose Woods offers a range of 2-4 bedroom, customisable and sustainable R.Houses ready to buy now or generous plots ready to build on. For more information on Montrose Woods you can visit www.montrosewoods.co.uk., email: sales@ruralhouse.net or telephone 01478 612899.


James MacQueen Building Contractors Ltd often purchases building plots for the purpose of future development. If you are looking for land for an upcoming project, we would be happy to discuss what opportunities are available.

Alternatively R.House can offer you a comprehensive land search service, whereby they liaise with estate agents and land owners on your behalf in order to find a plot that suits your exact requirements. More information on this service can be found on the R.House website.

Other Services

We also undertake large scale renovations and extension projects.

We would be happy to discuss whether your project is something we can work with you on, you can contact us on 01478 640 292 or email@skyebuilder.co.uk to do so.