About us

We've come from humble beginnings to become an experienced and multi-skilled construction and specialist building solutions company.

Robert MacFarlane was part of the partnership of R&R MacFarlane, which began trading from 1995. Beginning as one van, two men, expanding to 3 vans and six men, and evolving into Robert MacFarlane Contractors Ltd in 2009 after significant growth. Tiger Coatings is the next step in this business evolution.

Over an initial 2 year period we undertook a contract to provide specialist paint to railings all over Glasgow. A partnership that saw us team up with Land Engineering for Glasgow Housing Association. This included supplying the new Glasgow Transport Museum, Govan Waterfront, and the regeneration of Rutherglen Train Station. The contract that has been extended for another 4 year period, which also includes providing painting, roughcasting and brickworks.

We have also undertaken contracts to provide brickwork and blockwork at the Chris Hoy Velodrome, specialist coatings to bollards at the Holyrood Houses of Parliament and specialist coatings to railings at the Quartermile Development in Edinburgh for Sir Robert McAlpine.

Tiger Coatings are specialists in roughcasting, rendering, epoxy & resin coatings and concreting, but over 20 years experience means we take our knowledge and understanding of the building and construction industry with us into the future. This knowledge is passed onto our clients to enable us to deliver professional service, quality workmanship and value for money.

Your project is in safe hands with Tiger Coatings. Get in touch with us to see how we can help you and your business.


  • Painting all types of interior and exteriors of buildings
  • Specialist spray coatings to all surfaces
  • Epoxy & Resin floors
  • Roughcasting & Rendering
  • Concrete & Groundworks
  • Extensions & Refurbishments

Additional Services

In addition to our standard services, we have also been involved in supplying painting and specialist coatings for TV production companies for shows including Outlander (Amazon Prime) and Shetland (ITV) supplying green screen and other specialist coatings.

Sir Robert Mcalpine
Strathclyde Passenger Transport
QTS Data Centers
National Semiconductor
Graham Construction
West College Scotland
Hacking Paterson Management Services
Inverclyde Leisure
Land Engineering
Ardgowan Hospice
Merit Holdings
Life Propery Management