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Image for Shropshire IT expert swaps Big Apple for his first new-build home in Shifnal

An IT expert who spent time living and working in New York says there is no place to live like a new-build home in Shifnal, after buying his first property there.

Nick Banford, 31, worked in Manhattan for a year and lived on the 50th floor of a residential property on 42nd Street, but said it doesn’t compare to Bovis Homes’ Iddeshale Gardens.

The software developer, who has moved into his first home with 26-year-old partner Dani, a primary school teacher, said nothing comes close to his four-bedroom ... more

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Image for Christmas comes to Sherford as community celebrates festive light switch-on

Sherford residents, school pupils and the local community turned out in force to spread festive cheer at the town’s annual Christmas light switch-on event. Raising funds for Sherford Vale school, the growing community enjoyed a seasonal sing-along with local choirs from Sherford Vale school and Yealmpton, while gathered around the town’s mammoth 30ft Christmas tree, which took centre stage at Sherford’s first town square.

Organised by the Sherford Consortium - the partnership of developers responsible for the town, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey - the event marked a monumental milestone for the growing community, with over 100 residents now living at the town.

Guests were treated to mince pies and a selection of festive carols from Sherford Vale’s school choir, with headteacher, Helen Tipping, leading the switch on count down. There were further festivities during the afternoon as Sherford Vale also welcomed visitors to its first Christm... more

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Image for Basingstoke sales advisor says John McCririck was scarier than Falklands War break-out

A sales advisor at a Basingstoke housebuilder, who interviewed John McCririck and worked in shipping with Argentinian companies as the Falklands War broke out, says that her experiences have made for a rich and varied career.

Isabella Hall, who now works in the relaxed surroundings of Bovis Homes’ Nightingale View location on Priestley Road, was starting out on her career with the South American syndicate of a shipping insurance company in London when war started in 1982.

Isabella, who joined the housebuilder 18 months ago, said:  "At the start of the Falklands War all our insured vessels from Argentina - which were shipping cargo to Europe - were requisitioned by the Argentine Government in order to carry supplies... more

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Image for Families head to Buckinghamshire village as purchase schemes open door to dream moves

Home buyers have been heading to a new-build location in Buckinghamshire where family houses are being snapped up in the run-up to Christmas.

Purchasing options like Smooth Move and Help to Buy – Equity Loan have been popular at Bovis Homes’ Nightingale Fold location in Steeple Claydon, where among a wide range, there are just two four-bedroomand three five-bedroomhouse types left on the market.

The development’s five-bedroomshow home is also for sale, plus other four and five-bedroom house types. Stamp duty is paid on a selection of properties, which could save some buyers more than £20,000, while Bovis Homes’ part-exchange scheme is available on... more

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Image for New pad is a delight as Flitwick family look to create unfrogettable memories in dream home

A mum-of-two says her new pad in Flitwick has leap-frogged all expectations - and that her family’s move was amphibious fate.

Zoe Froggatt, whose family love to celebrate their surname’s connection with frogs, said the stars aligned when she visited the show home at Bovis Homes’ Froghall Fields location, off Steppingley Road.

Zoe, her husband Andy, daughter Poppy-Jay, 7, and Xavier, 5, had a look around the four-bedroom property and knew it was for them – especially when they saw frog and prince-themed wallpaper in one of the... more

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Image for Aspiring site manager Amanda urges more women to join the housing industry

A former customer care specialist with a love for the outdoors is calling on more women to join the construction industry as she embarks on a new career within a national housebuilder.

Amanda McCuloch, 26, who works for Bovis Homes in Basingstoke, said women should not feel intimidated to work hard out on site, as conditions are ‘miles better’ than they once were.

The trainee assistant site manager at Bovis Homes’ Nightingale View location on Priestley Road, says that her role in customer care helped her communication skills and she now wants to progress ... more

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Image for Northamptonshire villagers celebrate new bypass with housebuilders at Flore party

Housebuilding workers and community representatives in Northamptonshire joined together to mark the opening of a much-needed new bypass by Flore at a special celebration.

Bovis Homes’ West Midlands team helped fund the party, at Flore Millennium Village Hall, which saw jubilant residents – young and old – toast the transport infrastructure improvements.

Villagers have been campaigning for more than 50 years to have a bypass opened, as traffic through Flore became heavy following the completion of the first section of... more

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Image for Local housebuilder supports healthcare charity with show home photoshoot

A local housebuilder was happy to help when a charity went searching for a suitable venue for a photoshoot to support its online shop.

Bovis Homes welcomed representatives from Sue Ryder to its Glassthorpe Grange location in Flore for a special photoshoot in its Ascot show home. The charity used the five-bedroom property to display a range of its products which are sold through its online shop.

Amy Cooksey, e-commerce manager at Sue Ryder, said: “We are extremely grateful for the very generous offer of the use of this gorgeous new-build Bovis Home for our seasonal lifestyle photoshoot. Having a location like this to style our lifestyle shots for the online shop will help raise much-needed funds so we can provide more care f... more

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Image for Bovis Homes unlock the house-buying door for key workers

House hunters working in frontline public services could now unlock the door to their dream home thanks to Bovis Homes’ brand-new Key Workers Scheme.

The scheme, which is open to public sector workers – from teachers and firefighters to police officers and NHS workers – is being offered at Bovis Homes locations across the country and could save buyers thousands of pounds.

Kevin Wilkins, Bovis Homes Marketing Director, said: “We know what an important role people working in frontline services play in their local community, and how the stresses of the job can make house hunting that bit trickier. Our Key Workers Scheme not only aims to make getting onto, or moving up, the property ladder more affordable, but takes away some of t... more

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Image for Bovis Homes to deliver new 
homes to Cam

Gloucestershire housebuilder Bovis Homes is set to deliver more than 100 much-needed new homes to Cam, after completing the purchase of land in the village.

The site, located north of Box Road, has outline planning permission for 137 new homes, and forms part of a wider 550-plot development.

The properties will be delivered by Bovis Homes’ Western region, based in Bishop’s Cleeve near Cheltenham. The business has a longstanding record of building in the county, with current locations in Cheltenham, Brockworth, Fairford and Moreton-in-Marsh. The deal also follows the company’s recent acquisition of land at Hunts Grove,... more

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