Applecrates are hand made and fully customised, whether it’s a resort development or a snug retreat we get to know your business first and design around you.

Our fixed price approach and turnkey service means we can take care of the full design, planning, manufacturing and build.

Every design is crafted in our central Scotland facility by skilled and dedicated craftsmen meaning our capabilities are not constrained by the size of a lorry or shipping container.  We employ our in house teams of trades to erect and install everything from kitchens and bathrooms to electrics and flooring.  Our off site manufacturing process means that we can combine precision engineering with speed, accuracy and attention to detail.

All we require is clear site with the required services to it.  We then control the whole process and are not relying on external contractors.


We are excited by new designs, new product developments, technologies and ideas. So whether it’s fully integrating technology, developing resort specific Applecrate apps or placing an Applecrate on a city centre roof we embrace it all.


We are lucky to have a great design team who are passionate about finding the right solution. We love glass, light and spaces that are thought through from beginning to end. Given our bespoke approach we design around your needs and your business.

Modern Construction Methods

Our off site manufacturing base in Perthshire enables us to design and build your Applecrate in a strictly controlled environment. This means that there is minimum exposure to the elements and a faster build time.

Built to withstand the Scottish weather…

Designed to have a minimal environmental impact Applecrate has a smaller footprint than a bricks and mortar build, uses less materials and because it is manufactured off site in strictly controlled factory conditions has less waste, shrinkage and on site workarounds. Our foundation pads are designed to minimise the impact on the land and reduce the use of concrete and full concrete slabs.

Our timber is sourced from sustainable forests and we exceed current Scottish building regulations. Our low emissivity glass reduces heat loss and our fully insulated walls, ceilings and floors ensures that co2 emissions are low and energy efficiency ratings high. Whilst any kind of building has an environmental impact we continually work hard to minimise ours.

Applecrate combines beautiful design and craftsmanship with innovation and sustainability. But it is a business borne out of inspiration, market trends, opportunities and insights.

Our bespoke approach means that we design and build from scratch to your needs and your specification.  We have dedicated design teams that will work alongside you every step of the way.  Here are some examples of our most recent designs.

Sustainable Options

Our Applecrates exceed current building regulations and are incredibly energy efficient. However, a number of sustainable additions will keep your running costs even lower and enable you to locate your Applecrates just about anywhere. Additions include:

  • Wind turbine
  • Ground source or air heat pumps
  • Solar panels
  • Grass Sedum roof

Off-grid or unique project

We relish a design challenge and love innovation so if you are seeking to truly get away from it all with an off-grid project or have a innovative design idea of your own talk to us.