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Image for Scouts set up camp in new extended facilities, thanks to Bovis Homes

Wokingham’s 1st Emmbrook Scouts are celebrating the opening of an extension to their headquarters, thanks to local housebuilder Bovis Homes.

The generous donation has enabled the Scouts to construct a covered activity area which will act as a much-needed extension to their Hedley Hall base.

The area will help the six sections of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to expand the range of activities they are able to perform, particularly in bad weather. With the extension comes an outdoor kitchen area which will be used throu... more

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Image for Exciting milestone reached as work starts on new Shrivenham homes

Local housebuilder Bovis Homes has begun work on the first properties at its brand-new location in the village of Shrivenham.

The site off Townsend Road will provide 116 much-needed new homes for the local community, and site manager Dylan Gristwood is excited by this latest milestone.

“This is the best part of the job,” says Dylan, who has worked for Bovis Homes for five years. “It’s very rewarding to see homes start to emerge from the ground, and seeing a building site start to look more like the beginnings ... more

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Image for New MD takes the regional reigns at housebuilder Bovis Homes

Kent-based housebuilder Bovis Homes has appointed a new Managing Director to oversee its South East region.

Paul Moran joins the company from fellow housebuilder Barratt Homes, and brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in the industry. He has worked in finance, sales and management roles in a career that has taken him from Exeter in Devon to Stirling in central Scotland.

“I’m delighted to have joined Bovis Homes at what is a very exciting time for the business,” said P... more

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Image for West Sussex home restores family’s faith in new-build

Andrei Netherwood was named after a famous fictional military man – and had an 11-year career in the Forces himself – but when it came to buying a new home, he was delighted to enjoy a nice, peaceful journey that has seen his family make their dream move in West Sussex.

The 44-year-old public sector worker arrived at Bovis Homes’ Hampton Park location nine months ago with his wife Tamsin, 42, children Marissa, 11 and Ashton, 9, and cat Whisky, 18 – and they’ve all been enjoying life in this new part of the community ever since.

Having previously bought a new-build from a different housebuilder in the county, Andrei and Tamsin, a paramedic, had pledged not to go down the route again after being less than impressed with the after-care s... more

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Image for Christmas cracker for Coopers Edge couple who are winners at last

An excited Gloucestershire couple, who say they never win anything, are celebrating after bagging £250 worth of shopping vouchers from a county housebuilder’s prize draw.

Nicola and Ted Isaac, who are moving into Bovis Homes’ Coopers Edge location near Gloucester, had their names pulled out of the hat, as part of a competition in the run up to Christmas.

The surprised pair can now enjoy an even better festive period as they wait to move into their new three-bedroom property befo... more

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Image for Festive music lovers at housebuilder-backed Headcorn Christmas concert raise nearly £2,000

More than 160 festive music lovers attended a housebuilder-backed Christmas concert in Headcorn, raising nearly £2,000 for special causes.

Seasonal notes were hit at ‘A Winter Concert with a Christmas Theme’, held at Headcorn Village Hall, supported by a £500 donation by Bovis Homes.

The concert, organised by the Rotary Club of the Weald of Kent, raised £1,837, almost double the event’s target, which will go towards local Rotary-backed community group... more

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Image for Jack, 23, wins national Seal of Excellence award for his work at Milton Keynes housebuilder

A 23-year-old site manager at a Milton Keynes housebuilder has praised his team after winning top national recognition for quality excellence.

Jack Allen, who works at Bovis Homes’ Whitehouse Park location, received the National House Building Council (NHBC)’s Seal of Excellence, having been in the role for only 18 months.

Rising star Jack was picked out of 16,000 other site managers to win a Pride in the Job Award 2018 for the Southern region, which then put him in the running for the Seal... more

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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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Image for Festive excitement is building as county housebuilder hosts open home event

Families can really start to get into the festive spirit when they visit a local housebuilder’s new-homes location in Oxfordshire next month.

Visitors to Bovis Homes’ Faringdon Fields location, in Faringdon, can look around a new-build property and be entered for a free prize draw for a Christmas hamper.

Children will receive a free gift, while parents can enjoy a free mince pie an... more

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Image for New Oxfordshire location opens the doors to its show homes

At the foot of the Chiltern Hills, on the edge of the Oxfordshire village of Chinnor, an exciting new neighbourhood is creating a stir in the local housing market.

Bovis Homes’ Chiltern View location offers a range of stylish two, three, four and five-bedroom properties in Chinnor.

“We are really proud of Chiltern View and delighted to be bringing a range of attractive new homes to Chinnor,” says Bovis Homes regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “It’s shaping up to become a wonderful new neighbourhood and we’re looking forward to welcoming the first r... more

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Image for Festive family cheer ahead as Dawn and Steve celebrate their dream Lichfield move

For Dawn Milner and Steve Martin, the journey to their dream home in Lichfield started on a clifftop in Cornwall.

It was there, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Porthleven coast, that the couple were discussing the future and decided to Google the name of the new-build location that they had seen taking shape back in their home city.

Appropriately, given their lofty position, the development was called Roman Heights and, swiping through the web pages of the house builder Bovis Homes, they saw a property that looked perfect, so booked an appointment to view it as soon as they returned from the... more

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Image for Bovis Homes supports Telford school

A local housebuilder has donated funds to a Shropshire school, helping it to take a step closer to acquiring some new outdoor equipment.

Bovis Homes has given £200 to Priorslee Primary Academy in Telford to support its Christmas fundraising event, which it is hosting to raise money for a variety of new equipment for the school.

“We are delighted to support Priorslee Primary Academy and we hope that their Christmas event is a huge success,” says Bovis Homes regional marketing manager, Louise Macrae. “We’re sure that it will be hugely popular - and pupils will be enjoying their new apparat... more

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Image for Families flock to Moulton new-build location–where homes are in high demand

Families are flocking to a Cheshire new-build location thanks to its community spirit and a housebuilder’s part-exchange scheme.

House-hunter enquiries have sky-rocketed at Bovis Homes’ Honeyvale Gardens in Moulton, which is proving popular with those who enjoy a village lifestyle in an attractive area with strong transport links.

Bovis Homes’ Home Exchange scheme means the housebuilder will purchase the mover's current property, meaning they avoid those fees and complicate... more

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Image for More younger buyers using Help to Buy to move up the ladder at Buckinghamshire location

Young couples and families are snapping up properties at a new-build location in Buckinghamshire, which is proving especially popular with people who need to commute into London.

And it is the Government-backed Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme that is helping many into their dream homes at Bovis Homes’ Aston Brook location in the village of Aston Clinton.

With the Help to Buy - Equity Loan scheme, buyers – both first-timers and current home owners – need just a five per cent cash deposit, with the Government providing an equity loan of up to 20 per cent. They then need to secure up to a 75 per cent mortgage, which opens the door to more competitiv... more

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Image for Doctor’s referral boosts new-build sales at dream Dorset location

A doctor who relocated to a new-build home in Dorset was so impressed with its quality and the location, he couldn’t help but tell a colleague.

Little did he know his co-worker would end up moving in two doors down as a result!

Dr Subramanyam Ilan, a consultant radiologist at Yeovil District Hospital, moved into a Bovis Home in Sherborne with his wife Greetha, a gynaecologist at the same hospital, and their children Magizhini,... more

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Image for Festive excitement is building as Santa and reindeer visit Oxfordshire's new-home location

Families can really start to get into the festive spirit when they visit a local housebuilder’s new-homes location in Oxfordshire next week.

Santa himself will be on hand to meet house hunters and welcome children at Bovis Homes’ Windrush Place development in Witney - with two of his favourite reindeer joining in the fun.

Visitors can meet a snowy owl and enjoy a snow machine and it all happens on Sunday, 9th December f... more

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Image for New part of the Wrenbury community offers the best of both worlds

Situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Wrenbury, a popular new neighbourhood is creating a stir in the local housing market.

Bovis Homes’ Marbury Meadows offers a selection of contemporary new properties in a carefully-designed, intimate location. Surrounded by countryside, but within walking distance of a range of amenities, it provides residents with the best of both worlds.

“We’re very proud of our Marbury Meadows location, which has already proved popular amongst home seekers,” says Bovis Homes regional sales director, Kate Burrow. “It really is a hidden gem with a wonderful ... more

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Image for Bovis Homes bring county businesses together to raise thousands for Chamwell Centre

Gloucestershire businesses gathered together and raised £14,792 in one night for the Chamwell Centre charity, helping the special needs fund-raising project a step closer to its £5 million target.

Bovis Homes, which has its Western office based in Bishop’s Cleeve, brought together many of its contractors at Cheltenham Ladies College for a special charity ball to celebrate their partnerships and to raise funds.

“We were delighted to bring together our partners from across Gloucestershire and further afield for this great cause,” says Bovis Homes’ Western managing director, Supriya Ray. “We work with a range of local organisations, from small businesses to larger companies, and have been building relationships with many of them over a number of years. It was a pleasure to welcome them ... more

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Image for Gloucestershire chef who powers 200 housebuilder colleagues celebrates food award

An inspired chef in Gloucestershire, who feeds more than 200 colleagues daily at a county housebuilder, has won special recognition for her food.

Catering manager Charlie Mace works at Bovis Homes’ Western region office in Bishop’s Cleeve and won the prize at her employer Blue Apple Catering’s annual awards.

Charlie, from Brockworth, picked up her certificate and £500 at the Hertfordshire-based ceremony, attended by 150 guests, and said she was over the moon with ... more

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Image for Hospice volunteers and staff celebrate £2,400 donation from Gloucestershire housebuilder

Volunteers and staff at a Gloucestershire hospice for people with life-limiting conditions are celebrating a donation of more than £2,000 from a county housebuilder.

Colleagues from Bovis Homes presented a cheque for £2,400 to Cheltenham-based Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, which will be used to improve the lives of families being cared for by the charity.

The housebuilder team were given a tour of the grounds at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court by Alysia Cameron-Price, community fundraising manager, who highlighted how the funds would contribute to the lives of those with conditions such as cancer, heart failure a... more

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Image for Festive excitement is building as Santa visits county’s new-home location

Families can really start to get into the festive spirit when they visit a local housebuilder’s new-homes location in Gloucestershire next week.

Santa himself will be on hand to welcome children into his magical grotto at Bovis Homes’ Coopers Edge location in Gloucester.

Children will receive a free gift, parents can enjoy a free hot chocolate and there... more

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Image for Housebuilder steps in to sponsor Didcot Christmas Street Fair

Didcot residents and local organisations will be celebrating the festive season with the annual Christmas Street Fair on Thursday 29th November – and this year Bovis Homes is excited to be joining in the fun.

The local housebuilder has stepped in to sponsor the event, a highlight in the town’s calendar, which brings together local clubs, charities, organisations and residents.

“We are thrilled to be supporting Didcot’s Christmas Street Fair and we’re really looking forward to the big day,” says Bovis Homes regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “Didcot is a wonderful community and we are delighted to have joined it with our Hadden ... more

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Image for New home buying scheme is the dream solution for Staffordshire family

A Staffordshire family have been able to buy their dream Bovis Home thanks to a special purchasing scheme which gives house hunters the opportunity to get their foot on the property ladder.

Helen and Gavin Harrington-Jones were keen to buy their first home, but as a family of five that grows to seven at the weekend, saving a deposit for a house which would suit their needs seemed impossible. Until, that is, they discovered the Home Reach scheme at Bovis Homes’ Sancerre Grange location in Eccleshall.

“For the property size we were looking for, we would have been saving up for ages,” says Helen, an HR business partner. “When looking for houses all we could find were three-bedroom homes, but we really needed something bigger. While looking online one day, I discovered a house perfect for us – it was a four-bed available through Home Reach and was just what we we... more

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Image for Sales centres supporting local foodbanks

Our Mercia region is collecting food and toiletries for local foodbanks this winter at three of its sales centres

If you would like to make a donation, the below sales centres will be acting as food collection points:

Roman Heights, Lichfield - Deadline to bring in food: 7th December (More information)... more

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Image for Site manager steps in to steer Renault man Mark back to Tadpole Cross

A senior employee at a famous car brand has praised the work of a Wiltshire housebuilder’s site manager for helping his family move home – as he was just about to buy elsewhere!

Mark Connolly, sales manager at Renault in Swindon, needed to up sticks to improve his commute and for his daughter to be closer to her favoured school – and are delighted to have found their dream home at Bovis Homes’ Tadpole Cross location at Tadpole Garden Village.

But Mark and his wife Kerry’s move to the three-bedroom house with their daughter Abigail, 12, and son Charlie, 17, wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for the great service provided by site manager Danny Clifford and other Bovis Homes colleagues at the S... more

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Image for Award-winning Bishop’s Stortford apprentice Sofia calls on young women to join industry

An award-winning apprentice in Bishop’s Stortford, who is hoping to cement a career in construction, has called for more women to join the housing industry.

Sofia Taylor, 19, who is undertaking a sales apprenticeship at Bovis Homes’ Stortford Fields location, said more young women were needed to bring a fresh approach to the building sector.

Sofia, from Basildon, recently won the regional sales team’s Rising Star award for her hard work and potential. She wants to learn more about other roles available to apprentices too and hopes to go out on site with... more

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Image for Hampshire buyers to benefit as Winchester Village sells final homes

Hampshire house buyers could save thousands at Winchester Village right now, as Bovis Homes offers to pay the stamp duty on selected homes for the lucky final buyers at this exclusive new part of the community.

Designed for a modern lifestyle but in a charming traditional style, Bovis Homes’ Winchester Village has welcomed many new residents over the last few years and now the last purchasers are set to complete the bustling location.

“Buyers can benefit now, as we’re offering to pay the stamp duty on selected four and five-bedroom homes,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “Not only that, with our range of purchase assistance schemes, you could have a dream move and be celebrating Christmas in your new home befor... more

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Image for Bovis Homes reaffirms commitment to delivering much-needed Gloucester homes

Housebuilder Bovis Homes has committed to building new homes in Gloucester until at least 2024, after completing the purchase of new land in Hardwicke.

The company will build up to 350 new homes on the land, with a focus on two and three-bedroom houses and apartments. 

The site, located to the south of the city, and close to the M5 motorway, forms part of the larger Hunts Grove development, which will see more than 1,800 homes ... more

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Image for The wheels on the bus still go round and round in Paulton thanks to £1,000 from housebuilder

A local housebuilder has stepped in to support the Big Blue Play Bus, helping the community service to stay on the road and continue its work across Bath and North East Somerset.

Bovis Homes has donated £1,000 to the Play Bus, a double-decker, fully converted into a mobile community centre, which provides a place for parents, carers and pre-school children in rural areas to meet, play and socialise.

“We are very grateful to Bovis Homes for their generous donation and their help with promoting our service to new families moving to the Paulton area,” says Emma Hazelton, from the Comm... more

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Image for Bovis Homes backing Christmas Toy Appeal with £2,000 donation

A local housebuilder has spent thousands of pounds to back a very special festive campaign looking to put smiles on the faces of hundreds of children across Mid Sussex this Christmas.

Bovis Homes’ South East region are supporting the Toy Appeal 2018, launched by More Radio Mid Sussex, by donating £2,000.

More than 6,000 toys have been donated to children since the first appeal was launched four years ago. Listeners are asked to buy one extra toy when they do their Christmas shopping and drop them off at designated point... more

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Image for Bedfordshire new-build homes appealing to all types of buyers at popular location

Families, couples and single buyers have all been snapping up homes at a new-build location in Bedfordshire, attracted by the village lifestyle on offer and the proximity to London.

In fact, all the four-bedroom homes have now sold out and there is currently only one three-bedroom Epsom house style property available at Bovis Homes’ Moreteyne Park location in Marston Moretaine – with a handful of five-bedroom properties also still on the market.

Sue Holloway, Bovis Homes sales advisor at Moreteyne Park, said the Epsom was perfectly situated on the development, which has strong transport links thanks to its proximity to the A421, which leads to Bedford, as... more

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Image for Black-belt housebuilder marshals Stadhampton team to deliver historic show home

A black-belt in jiu-jitsu, who runs an Oxfordshire new-home location, says he hasn’t needed to throw his weight around to motivate his team to launch a brand-new collection of homes for a national housebuilder.

Paul O’Keeffe is site manager at Bovis Homes’ Hampton Meadow location in Stadhampton, where Bovis Homes is building the first of a new housing range, which will soon be launching at sites across the country.

The five-bedroom show home, called The Birch, will be the flagship property of the new collection– all named after trees – and the property is due to be complete by the ... more

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Image for Love at first sight for first-time home buyers Jack and Tina

It was love at first sight for Jack Saunders and Tina Bagley when they visited Roman Heights, a new part of the Lichfield community, and now thanks to Help to Buy and Bovis Homes, the couple have made a dream move into their very first home there.

Jack, a business development manager, and Tina, an accountant, made the decision to move in together and get on the property ladder earlier this year, and after visiting a Help to Buy show in Birmingham, the couple decided a new-build home would be the ideal choice.

“We realised that with the Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme, we would be able to get much more, so we started to look at new-build homes,” says Jack. “We decided to visit Roman Heights one weekend and loved it instantly. We went back the next day and put ou... more

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Image for Special schemes help families to move in at popular Cheshire new-build location

Families and downsizers have been snapping up properties at a new-build location in Cheshire thanks to some special purchase schemes.

Buyers attracted to the rural feel of Bovis Homes’ Saxon Lea location in Sandbach, have been using the housebuilder’s Home Exchange package, allowing them to part-exchange their property to move into a brand-new home.

Home-hunters can also use purchasing schemes Smooth Move, also popular at the location, and Help to Buy – Equity Loan, to... more

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Image for 2019 is where your story begins

Find your dream home and make 2019 a year to remember. Come along to our special new home events taking place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December across Staffordshire Cheshire and Shropshire

During the event you'll have a chance to enjoy a glass of fizz and a mince pie while you speak to a range of home experts to find out how we can help to get you moving into your dream house. While there, you can take a look around our show homes to get a taste of the style and quality of the new properties

The new home events will be ... more

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Image for Buyers benefit this Christmas with shared ownership scheme

A local housebuilder is celebrating the recent Government announcement that first-time buyers are exempt from stamp duty when using shared ownership by treating buyers who reserve and move in before Christmas.

Bovis Homes is inviting house hunters to visit its locations across the West Midlands on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November to find out more about its Home Reach scheme, and for a limited time, buyers can reserve for just £99.

“Christmas has come early for those looking to get on the housing ladder,” says Paul Bennison, regional marketing manager. “Buyers using our Home Reach scheme could save thousands as they are now exempt from stamp duty! To celebrate this, not only have we reduced our reservation fee to just £99, but at some locations, we’ll also include the flooring - which means it will be an extra special Chris... more

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Image for West Sussex housebuilder donates £250 towards community’s commemorations

A West Sussex housebuilder has donated £250 to help a local community commemorate fallen soldiers as part of their Remembrance Day activities.

The team at Bovis Homes' South East region handed over a cheque to Rusper Parish Council, which went towards their large poppies and Silent Soldier silhouettes.

Poppies were placed outside Bovis Homes’ The Maples location, in Crawley, and a Silent Soldier figure close by, as part of the centenary commemorations for the end of the ... more

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Image for Former labourer Bob scales new health and safety heights at national housebuilder

A former labourer who has worked his way up to be health, safety and environmental director at a national housebuilder, says adopting new digital systems will be vital in helping to keep people safe on site.

Bob Wolstenholme, the new director at Bovis Homes, followed his brother-in-law into construction 30 years ago and will now lead a team to improve the housebuilder’s long-term health and safety strategy.

Bob, from Coventry, has worked for car and aerospace companies in the region, moved to the Middle East for eight years, and is now based at the Bovis Homes’ Coleshill office ... more

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Image for Bovis Homes staff raise funds for local hospice that supports colleague's son

After learning first-hand about the good work taking place at Naomi House and Jacksplace, staff at Bovis Homes have been raising funds for the charity – and have now donated over £6,000.

Selecting the Winchester-based hospice as its charity of the year, staff at the housebuilder’s Southern Counties region have been raising money through a variety of initiatives and have just handed over a cheque for £2,500, which was raised during their latest activities.

“We are delighted to hand over another cheque to Naomi House and Jacksplace and its great that staff have been so supportive. It is particularly meaningful as the charity supports the family of one of our colleagues,” says sales director... more

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Image for Rural lifestyle the key to record month for Devon housebuilder at Axminster

The last month has seen a record number of buyers moving into a popular new-build location in Axminster.

And there are a real mix of customers moving in to Bovis Homes’ Cloakham Lawns, with upsizing families and downsizing retirees among the new faces at this popular community – with all of them moving from other Devon locations.

Stacey Banfield, regional marketing manager at Bovis Homes, said: “Cloakham Lawns is so popular at the moment and all our buyers are local – the furthest away a... more

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Image for Connected homes for Shropshire house hunters at Shifnal and Wellington

Bovis Homes continually evolves and progresses its house designs to ensure its properties complement contemporary lifestyles and has done since the company was established in 1885.

At Bovis Homes’ Iddeshale Gardens in Shifnal and Haygate Fields in Wellington, the housebuilder is offering buyers the ultimate smart home package, with cables and devices built-in to create a clean, modern and stylish property.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer customers the chance to purchase a connected home, which could transform their day-to-day living,” says Kate Burrow, regional sales director. “The homes offer so much flexibility and with technology moving so quickly, the houses will be ready to move ... more

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Image for Charity really does begin at home for fundraising West Sussex family

Looking to raise £2,000 as part of a project to build a house for orphans in South Africa, the Netherwood family in West Sussex found some help close to home.

Very close, in fact, and they are now well on the way to achieving their fundraising target with the support of Bovis Homes – who built the family’s own brand-new property in Littlehampton.

It was just after moving into their four-bed at Hampton Park that dad-of-two Andrei formulated his plan to make a difference to lives thousand... more

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Image for I worked for Hugh Hefner at country club restaurant-Sales advisor at Buckingham housebuilder reveals star-studded past

An inspiring sales advisor at a Buckinghamshire house builder has shone a light on her varied career – having worked for celebrities including late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Jane Carden-Maund, who works at Bovis Homes’ Nightingale Fold location in Steeple Claydon, said she would not change her career path for the world and even organised a 21st birthday party for John Cleese’s daughter.

Jane, from Towcester, worked as an assistant restaurant manager at American Playboy executive Victor Lownes-owned Stocks Country Club in Tring, after starting there as a wa... more

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Image for Bovis Homes to seek community views as it targets 2019 for latest West Sussex homes

Housebuilder Bovis Homes has moved a step closer with plans to deliver 108 new homes in the village of Yapton, West Sussex, after agreeing a deal to purchase new land there.

The site, located off Burndell Road, currently has outline planning permission, and Bovis Homes will now begin the process of designing a development for the site which reflects and enhances the character of the surrounding area ahead of submitting a detailed reserved matters application before the end of the year.

Sharon Eckford, associate land director for Bovis Homes’ Southern Counties region, said: “We’re delighted to have taken this important step on the road to delivering these much-needed new homes, and look forward to working closely with local stakeholders to ensure the plans best suit the needs of the exis... more

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Image for New-build move the perfect solution                 for busy Rebecca

For Rebecca Eliasu and her husband Sul, free time is at a premium. So when they decided they wanted to move home, a new-build was the perfect solution.

“Sul and I both have very busy careers – he’s in the army and I’m a sales manager for a brokerage firm,” says Rebecca. “So when we started looking to move, we knew that it would be to a new-build rather than an older property, because we just don’t have the time to carry out extra work to get a home to our tastes.”

The couple had been interested in the progress of Bovis Homes’ Ribbans Park location in Ipswich for over a year before they decided to take... more

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Image for Plans to bring much-needed new homes to Essington approved

Housebuilder Bovis Homes is set to deliver 230 new homes to the village of Essington after plans were approved by South Staffordshire Council.

The homes, which will be built on land off Hobnock Road to the north of the village, will include a range of properties from one-bedroom apartments through to five-bedroom family houses. It will also deliver a total of 92 properties allocated as affordable homes, for people currently unable to access the open property market. These will be managed by a local housing association.

Barry Herrod, technical director for Bovis Homes’ Mercia region, based in nearby Stafford, said: “We’re delighted to have received final approval to build these much-needed new homes. It follows a period of extensive consultation with South Staffordshire Council, residents and other stakeholders to ensure these properties will best suit the needs of the community and we’re now looking forward to getting s... more

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Image for Talented photographer at Gloucestershire house builder celebrates published book

A nature lover who works at a Gloucestershire house builder has captured his passion for the county in a new photography book which has hit the shelves.

Aleks Gjika, a Bovis Homes employee, has his favourite snaps of the county published in his collection ‘Gloucestershire in Photographs’.

The dad-of-two, from Huntley, travelled across the county throughout the seasons to get the best shots, which have been published by a Stroud-... more

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Image for Housebuilder-backed Warwick firework show set to go off with a bang

Firework loving families are invited to a housebuilder-backed bonfire event in Warwick this week to raise more than £25,000 for charity.

Warwick Town Bonfire, which promises to be the biggest yet, will take place at Warwick Racecourse on Saturday and is being supported by Bovis Homes.

The Warwickshire house builder, which has donated £250 towards the event, has locations at Warwick Gates on Harbury Lane and Semele Park in... more

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Image for Ex-Lance Corporal says military personnel will prosper at Salisbury housebuilder

More military personnel should join the housebuilding industry as they hold the transferrable skills necessary to ‘get to the top’, according to a former Lance Corporal in Salisbury who is doing just that.

Tony Lamb, an assistant site manager at Bovis Homes’ Longhedge Village location, said ex-servicemen and women had the discipline and skills to succeed at the highest level in the new-homes sector.

Tony, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, first got into the industry when he attended a Career Transition Partnership (CTP) employment fair in Southampton ... more

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Image for Amanda goes back to school to encourage youngsters to join the housing challenge

A trainee assistant site manager at a Basingstoke housebuilder returned to her former school to encourage young people to join the construction industry and deliver the homes that Hampshire needs.

Amanda McCuloch, 26, who works at Bovis Homes’ Nightingale View location on Priestley Road, was part of a team of construction ambassadors from the housebuilder who visited Henry Beaufort School in Winchester.

The Bovis Homes group, which included specialists in sales, marketing and build, talked to parents and pupils about the opportunities available, how to get into the sector and the ... more

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Image for Last chance to buy at Devon location as young couples target Fremington new-builds

Young couples have been buying new-build properties in droves at a north Devon location overlooking the River Taw.

Marian Southwick, sales advisor at Bovis Homes’ Water’s Edge development in Fremington, near Barnstaple, said more and more first-time buyers in their early 30s were moving into the new homes.

There is just one house left to buy in the location’s current phase – but more will be ready to move in... more

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Image for Easy as ABC for Rugby primary school thanks to builder and book shop partnership

Pupils at Paddox Primary School in Rugby will never be lost for words thanks to a donation from a local housebuilder that has allowed the school to purchase over 100 dictionaries.

Bovis Homes stepped in with the cash boost to help the school invest in new dictionaries – and thanks to a significant discount offered by local bookshop Kenilworth Books – they have been able to secure 110 copies.

“Paddox Primary School are thrilled to receive over 100 dictionaries from the kind donation made by Bovis Homes,” says headteacher, Jane Le Poidevin. “We are looking to develop the rich vocabulary the children use within their writing and the opportunity for more children in Year 4, 5 and 6 to have access to quality dictionarie... more

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Image for Competition win leaves Jack and Leanne Hungary for a dream move!

When Leanne Down and fiancé Jack George first visited Bovis Homes’ Saxons Plain location in Worthing, little did they know that they would eventually walk away with a trip to Budapest and a dream home!

Leanne, a collections agent, and Jack, who works in facilities management, previously lived in South West London. They had been looking to move out of the capital for around a year.

“We first came to visit Saxons Plain with Jack’s mum Karen when she was buying a new home here and were really taken with the development,” says Leanne. “It was actually during this visit that we took part in Bovis Homes’ Summer Heat Wave competition, posing with a selfie frame, and we were chosen as the regional winners! So we got off to a pret... more

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Image for Spooktacular evening in store at Ribbans Park Halloween Night event

Housebuilder Bovis Homes is inviting local families to take a tour of a scarily good home at a special Halloween event at its Ribbans Park location in Ipswich. 

The event at the 149-home development on Foxhall Road, will see Bovis Homes’ five-bedroom ‘Dorchester’ home decked out in spooky decorations, including special pumpkins carved by representatives from local charity, East Anglian Children’s Hospice (EACH).  

There will also be free fresh pizza provided by Pete’s Pizzas, as well as a fancy-dress competition, with the best dressed visitor set to take home a £50 Amazo... more

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Image for Mum Joanne returns to Warwickshire to find her 'forever home' thanks to Help to Buy

A mum-of-one who moved away from Warwickshire two decades ago, says she had to return to the county for good after visiting her family in Bidford-on-Avon for the annual fireworks and Christmas lights.

Joanne Archer has now moved to Bovis Homes’ Bidford Leys location with her husband Chris and daughter Eleanor, three, thanks to the Government’s Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme, after her sister and parents both moved to the village.

Joanne, who attended Alcester Grammar School for Sixth Form and lived in the town before leaving to work in Swindon 20 years ago, said it was the area’s community spirit and countryside lifestyle that ... more

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Image for Gloucester mum Kristen left speechless as she wins Lapland trip thanks to housebuilder

A shocked mum from Gloucester will take family members on a whirlwind trip to Lapland to meet Santa after winning a housebuilder-backed competition.

Snowmobiling and reindeer sleigh rides are in store for Kristen Harding, from Abbeydale, who won Heart Breakfast’s Home and Away phone-in, sponsored by Bovis Homes, plus £1,000 to spend on her home.

Kristen will take her son Cameron, 19, daughter Ferne, 15, niece Gabrielle, 11 and nephew Joseph, 7, to the Finnish region in December for tobogganing and a husky experience, all paid for by Bov... more

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Image for Next chapter opens for new part of Hemel Hempstead community

Hertfordshire home seekers have the chance to discover more about a range of properties that have just been released at a popular new part of the Hemel Hempstead community.

Bovis Homes has unveiled the next chapter of Aspen Park, in Apsley, with a mix of three, four and five-bedroom properties now available on the private market.

House hunters can find out more by visiting the sales office at Bovis Homes’ nearby Aston Brook location in Aston Clinton, where the sales team will talk them through the Apsley plans and take the fir... more

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Image for Local home builder donates Smalls for All

A local home builder has been supporting Smalls for All, a charity which collects and distributes underwear to help women and children in Africa.

Colleagues at Bovis Homes Northern Home Counties’ head office in Milton Keynes have been raising funds and collecting items for the charity, which has also established an education programme to help some of the poorest children in Africa.

“Underwear is such a basic item that we take for granted in this country, but in Africa there are children and women living in such poor conditions that they only have access to a single pair - or none at all.” says Elaine Taylor, sales administrator at Bovis Homes. “For us, donating a bra or some knickers is such a small action, but for people in Africa it can make a huge difference... more

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Image for Lillie, 18, ready to make her mark in the house-building business

An aspiring young businesswoman hoping to forge a career in the housebuilding industry is one of a record seven youngsters starting their apprenticeships at a Milton Keynes-based housebuilder.

Lillie Pengelley, 18, is tackling her level 3 business administration apprenticeship at Bovis Homes, and hopes to work in the construction sector after completing it in 12 months’ time.

Lillie, from Dunstable, works five days a week at the housebuilder’s Milton Keynes office, home to its Northern Home Counties region, which has taken on its biggest-ever number of apprentices during th... more

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Image for High-flyer Alastair lands Didcot housebuilder job after buying one of their homes

A flight attendant from Didcot was so impressed after buying a new-build home that he swapped career to join the housebuilder that built it!

Alastair Clist, who worked as a cabin crew member for six years, was offered a job with Bovis Homes as a sales advisor in Hadden Hill and, after snapping up the chance, is now hoping to see his career take off.

The 26-year-old former British Airways employee bought a Bovis Home last year, and started his new role at the housebuilder’s Hadden Grove loca... more

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Image for Halloween fun as Bovis Homes opens doors to new show home

A local house builder is hosting a special event this weekend at a new Cambridgeshire community and it’s set to be a spooktacular occasion! 

There will be more treats than tricks for visitors to Bovis Homes’ Northstowe location on Saturday 27th October as the house builder unveils its new show home and sales centre.

“We’ve got lots of activities lined up for all the family on Saturday,” says regional marketing manager, Heather Suffield. “We’re so excited to be welcoming new residents and interested buyers to take part in all the fun and they’ll also be among the first to see our new sales centre and ... more

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Image for Irish dancer Claire steps into housebuilder role with style as Sandbach new-builds prove a hit

An Irish dancer from Congleton says her stage experience is helping her deliver for customers at a local new-home location.

Claire Blatchford, 32, said her move into the construction industry was a step in the right direction as the confidence she gets from dancing has helped her to win a prestigious award with Bovis Homes.

Claire, who also performs as a singer, finds she is in her element helping customers who are looking to buy at Saxon Lea in Sandbach and want to know all about the benefits of buying a new-build over a s... more

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Image for Future homes for a modern lifestyle

Bovis Homes has partnered with Home Hub Installations to offer a special state-of-the-art concealed cabling system in its homes at a range of locations.

Buyers have the opportunity to future-proof their home with this innovative set-up, which tidies all wires out of sight and allows all the devices in the property to be controlled by a smart home app on a phone or tablet.

This will mean the devices in the house can be controlled outside the home, from switching the oven on and off, turning up the heating or even protecting your property by monitoring any movement in the house – the opportunit... more

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Image for Doors open for local bowls club thanks to home builder's contribution

A local home builder was pleased to reconnect with a Gloucestershire bowls club after almost 20 years, to help raise funds to make improvements to their clubhouse.

Bovis Homes contributed £500 to help Pineholt Bowls Club install new emergency doors at the club’s home in Hucclecote, which was originally constructed by the house builder nearly two decades ago.

“We are delighted to support Pineholt Bowls Club,” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “The clubhouse is a great asset for Hucclecote and Coopers Edge, so we were only too happy to contribute towards... more

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Image for Christmas bonanza for Bovis Homes buyers

Home hunters could have their Christmas taken care of as a house builder is giving away a special gift which could save buyers thousands of pounds this festive season.

Bovis Homes will be treating customers who reserve a selected home to a special Christmas package, which will ensure food, gifts and decorations are all taken care of this December.

“We want to spoil our customers this Christmas,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “It’ll be a dream December for buyers as they’ll be able to spend the festive season in their brand-new home and receive thousands of pounds worth of vouchers from a range of retail outlets including John Lewis, Waitrose, M&a... more

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Image for Housing couple become home buyers

Keen to get on the property ladder and armed with a good knowledge of the housing industry, Jade Olds and her husband John knew just the place to start their search.

Working as a sales advisor at Bovis Homes’ High View location in Paulton, Jade knew better than anyone else that this would be the perfect place for her family to live, and she didn’t need to worry about persuading her husband, as he had worked there too!

“We wanted to buy a new-build property as we liked the idea that it would be our very own home from the beginning,” says Jade. “We were renting just down the road and I knew High View would be the ideal place for us to buy ... more

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 National housebuilder Bovis Homes has entered into a joint venture with housing provider LiveWest to build 398 new homes in Tavistock.

The partnership between LiveWest and Bovis Homes combines the south west region’s largest housing provider with one of the UK’s leading home builders.

Construction work at the development, located off Callington Road, is anticipated to start in early 2019, with the first homes set to be completed by the e... more

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Image for Interior designer mixes science with magic as he works with Cheshire housebuilder to create luxury show home

Families looking to settle down in a stylish home with bags of vibrancy should look no further than Bovis Homes’ Nantwich location, says one interior designer – and he has the science to back him up!

Jon Pilling, of Abode Interiors, said the housebuilder’s three-bedroom show home at its Pear Tree Meadows location in Cheshire would attract buyers with a taste for luxury.

And he took inspiration from a science centre in Cheshire, called Catalyst, for one of the chil... more

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Image for Halloween hauntings for Haslington home hunters

There will be more than ghosts and ghouls surprising visitors at Bovis Homes’ Haslington Halloween event next weekend, as the local house builder shows off the amazing smart technology available in its new homes.

On Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October, Bovis Homes will be hosting a special Halloween weekend at its Hazelmere location, giving house hunters the chance to look around the show home and find out more about its brand-new connected properties.

“There will be lots of entertainment throughout the day, with trick or treat for the kids and some special effects to get into the Halloween spirit of things!” says Bovis Homes marketing manager Louise MacRae. “We’ll be dressing up our Arundel show home for Halloween and there’ll be a few surprises around the house to demonstrate what the smart te... more

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Image for Bovis Homes unveils new view home at Wellington location

With a range of executive style homes, attractive public open spaces and a location that puts it in the heart of the county with great transport links, Haygate Fields has made its mark on the local housing market.

  

Situated in the attractive town of Wellington, this new-home location by Bovis Homes is within easy reach of stunning open countryside, while offering easy access to a wide variet... more

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Image for Eccleshall student to teach in Africa thanks to housebuilder’s support

An adventurous college student from Eccleshall is celebrating after receiving support from the housebuilder constructing her aunt’s new home.

Grace Hunt, 17, has been given £600 by Bovis Homes, to help her take part in a two-week immersion trip to Sierra Leone, where she will teach subjects including English and Maths to school pupils.

Meanwhile her aunt Mandy is set to move from the Middle East, where she has lived for around 15 years, to Bovis Homes’ Sancerre Grange location in the town, to be close... more

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Image for Housebuilder hits right note to help Somerset charity get in the groove

Music lovers at a charity near Wells have danced the day away at their first silent disco thanks to support from a Somerset housebuilder.

And visitors at Heads Up, which supports people who are affected by mental illness across the Mendip region, will now be able to get into the groove on a regular basis after a £500 donation by Bovis Homes.

Classical and Rock were among the genres chosen by visitors and carers at the South Horrington day centre as they donned new headphones and put on their dancing shoes for the ... more

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Image for A forever home for serial mover Paul!

In his work life, Paul Cogger is a creature of habit, having worked for the same company for more than 20 years.

But when it comes to buying houses, he’s quite different – in fact, he’s owned a total of five in the last five years!

And when a change of circumstances meant his family needed to upsize, Paul was on the look-out for a new home in... more

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Image for Drive to attract the best delivers recruitment results for Bovis Homes

An improved digital presence and a new focus on engaging potential recruits has delivered significant results for Bovis Homes.

Vicky Beckwith, head of HR at the housebuilder, which has locations across England, said that the business was attracting top-class recruits across the workforce, from directors to apprentices, thanks to a shift in culture, which has also seen a 22 per cent rise in female staff numbers over the past three years.

The house builder has taken on 50 apprentices for its September intake, double the amount of last year and has continued to increase the number of new starters with an armed fo... more

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Image for Make your move and enjoy courtyard living at Bovis Homes' Forest Edge

Set in the heart of Cheshire and with the county’s largest ancient woodland on thedoorstep, Bovis Homes’Forest Edge in Cuddington has grown into a popular new part of the community.

Bovis Homes has welcomed many new residents to the flourishing new neighbourhood, and the house builder is now looking to complete the community after releasing the final homes – and they are signing off with some stunners.

“We’re really proud of Forest Edge and this latest selection of brand-new homes is really special,” says Louise MacRae, regional marketing manager. “Designed around a courtyard, the homes are situated off a cul de sac, creating a lovely quiet part o... more

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Image for Find your dream home at a flourishing new Shrewsbury neighbourhood

With a new range of homes now available and an incredible festive offer just announced, this is the perfect time to find your dream Bovis home at Bowbrook Meadows in Shrewsbury.

This flourishing new part of the Shropshire community has welcomed many residents in recent years and the neighbourhood is set to greet many more happy home buyers as the house builder releases a brand-new range of properties.

“You could be celebrating Christmas in your fantastic new home at Bowbrook Meadows,” says regional marketing manager, Louise MacRae. “We have a wide range of three, four and five-bedroom properties available in a variety of styl... more

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Image for Students get creative for Headcorn hoarding

A new Kent development is showing off the creative talents of local school children, following a competition that has seen the students’ drawings blown-up and displayed on the site’s hoarding.

A group of Year 5 and 6 pupils at Headcorn Primary School have seen their drawings turned into graphics around Bovis Homes’ Catkin Gardens location after winning a competition held by the house builder.

“All the children got stuck into the project and it was extremely hard to select just six winners,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “We taught them about the importance of health and safety and we were delighted with how well they took that on board and how the key messages were represented in... more

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4 week countdown

08 October 2018

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Our Southern Counties region is offering you the 'complete package' which could save you thousands on your new Bovis Home.

Over a 4 week period we will be offering you a selection of fantastic incentives such as; £2,000 Next vouchers , £1,500 towards stamp duty, carpets and vinyl flooring, and turf to ... more

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Image for Young site manager gives colleagues the seal of approval with his first home purchase

First-time buyer Danny Clifford, 25, has reserved a four-bedroom townhouse at Bovis Homes’ Augustus Park location in Coopers Edge, after saving up with his fiancée Judy Walker.

And knowing the team who are behind the construction of their home has given Danny, who manages a site near Swindon, real reassurance that it will be built to the highest standards.

Working in the same Bovis Homes region, Danny knows Coopers Edge site manager Steve Andrews and assistant site manager Matt Maddocks well, and believes his first home couldn’t be ... more

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Image for Exeter colleagues to take part in Great West Run in memory of co-worker

Staff at Bovis Homes will be taking part in Exeter’s Great West Run next weekend in memory of a colleague who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year.

Andy Fraser, Ruth Burrows, Tarryn Lowth, Ryan Joint, John Drewett and Maxwell Rafferty will be running the course, which is over 13 miles long, to raise funds for FORCE Cancer Charity.

“It’s a cause close to all of our hearts and we’re glad to be able to do what we can to help raise funds for such a worthy charity. We know first-hand about the brilliant work they do and we’re keen to raise as much as we can,” says Andy Fraser, regional buyer ... more

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Image for House builder steps in to sponsor oar-some Atlantic challenge

A local house builder is helping four intrepid fundraisers make a splash by supporting a quartet of Devon hockey players who will be swapping their sticks for oars this December to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Bovis Homes is sponsoring ‘Astro to Atlantic’, a team of four girls - Louise Read, Helen Symons, Chloe Harvey and Emily Read – who are taking part in one of the world’s toughest races, The Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge.

The team, who have been playing hockey together for the past eleven years, will be rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on a 23-foot boat for up to 90 days unsupport... more

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Image for Rugby club and house builder kick off second season of sponsorship

Local house builder Bovis Homes will be rooting for Bishop’s Stortford Rugby Club again this season, as their partnership continues into its second consecutive year.

The Hertfordshire club has enjoyed much success over the last year, with the first XV promoted to National League 1 for the first time.

“We’ve had a fantastic partnership with the club over the last year and its been great to watch them go from strength to strength,” says Candice McCabe, Bovis Homes regional marketing manager. “We’re excited to see what this season has in store and we’ll be supporting the cl... more

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Image for Bakery and builder unite to raise dough for Macmillan Cancer Support

A local house builder and a Hurstpierpoint bakery have joined forces to raise nearly £700 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The money was raised when the Bovis Homes Sales team at Bramble Park hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning at their show home, with nearby Truffles Bakery supplying a range of treats for the guests.

“We’d like to thank Truffles Bakery for the wonderful cakes they donated for this worthy cause,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “We were delighted to welcome so many guests into our show home to enjoy the goodies on offer and we were overwhelmed with th... more

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Image for Bovis Homes reaffirms commitment to East Sussex with latest location

Leading housebuilder Bovis Homes has reaffirmed its commitment to providing much-needed new homes to communities across East Sussex with the purchase of a new site at North-East Bexhill.

The site, which has detailed planning permission for 200 new homes, was brought forward by Bovis Homes in collaboration with Trinity College, Cambridge and constitutes the first phase of over 1,000 properties that will be built as part of the wider North-East Bexhill mixed-use development.

The 200 homes will range in size from starter properties to larger detached houses, with a focus on two-storey... more

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Image for Local home builder steps in to sponsor Basingstoke Half Marathon

A team of runners from Bovis Homes will be putting their best feet forward to celebrate the house builder’s new sponsorship of the Basingstoke Half Marathon, which takes place this Sunday.

Bovis Homes, which opened its regional head office in the town last year, is now one of the main backers of the popular race.

“We’re delighted to be sponsoring this year’s Basingstoke Half Marathon,” says James Dunne, regional managing director. “It’s a fantastic community event, which has a reputation as one of the best half marathons in the country and we’re thrilled to ... more

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Image for Housing partnership paying off as new affordable homes are delivered in Eccleshall

A housing association in Staffordshire is delighted after a house builder handed over the keys to a trio of brand-new affordable homes.

The new Bovis Homes properties are now ready to move into at its Sancerre Grange location in Eccleshall, after final checks were complete.

The three properties, on Cartwright Drive, have been handed over to Stafford and Rural Homes, one of the area's leading providers of affordable homes for rental and shared ownership, following meter readings and final paperwork, with representatives from both organisations on hand for t... more

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Image for Final residents settle in at flourishing new community

A new part of the Salford Priors community is now complete as the final Bovis Homes buyers move into their new property at the popular location.

Bovis Homes has welcomed many new residents to Walnut Grange over recent years and now the final buyers, Robert Poole and Deborah Cund, have settled into their new home, completing the neighbourhood.

“It’s a special moment when you welcome the final residents into their home,” says Sian Salter, sales advisor at Walnut Grange. “We’ve watched Walnut Grange flourish into this wonderful community and it’s exciting for it to now move into it... more

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Image for Father-of-four to achieve travel dream Down Under after 36 years at house builder

A father-of-four from Solihull is set to achieve his dream of travelling to the other side of the world as he retires from a house builder after nearly four decades of service.

Chris O’Connor, regional technical director at Bovis Homes, plans to visit Australia and New Zealand for the first time with his wife Maureen after 36 years with the company.

The chartered engineer, who was based at Bovis Homes' Milton Keynes office, said he would miss working for an employer that p... more

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Image for It’s a sign! Sharphill Wood campaigners delighted as house builder steps in to point the way

Nature lovers visiting an historic wildlife site in Nottingham now have a clear sense of direction after volunteers installed thousands of pounds worth of signage gifted by a national housebuilder.

Bovis Homes has invested £3,000 in the signage for Sharphill Wood, which is the closest patch of countryside to the city centre.

The donation covers two signs placed at the north and south entrances of the woodland, which is next to the housebuilder’s new Edwalton Fields... more

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Image for Village hall set to cook up a storm thanks to support from local home builder

An Oxfordshire village hall will soon be undergoing an exciting make-over thanks to the support of a local house builder.

Bovis Homes Southern Counties has given £2,000 to the Chinnor Village Hall Charity to transform its kitchen, and representatives of the company came to the hall to present the cheque to the committee.

Robin Williams, Chairman of the Chinnor Village Hall Committee, said: “On behalf of everyone who uses Chinnor Village Hall, and its committee, I would like to thank Bovis Homes for their very generous donation of £2,000, which will go towards the refurbishment of ou... more

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Image for Bovis Homes teams up with Clarion Housing Group at Sherford

Housebuilder Bovis Homes has joined forces with Clarion Housing Group, to deliver more much-needed new homes at Sherford, Devon.

The agreement will see the two companies form a new Joint Venture, Bovis Latimer (Sherford) LLP, which will build approximately 1,500 new homes at the Plymouth site over the next 15-20 years.

Bovis Homes have been involved with the development of Sherford, a new community of 5,500 homes, schools, shops and businesses, for eight years and has a range of properties for sale on the open market a... more

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Image for Magical Finnish to 2018 with a trip to Lapland

Finish this year in style with a brand-new Bovis home and a trip to Lapland in Finland this December!

If you reserve one of our specially-selected homes between 1st October and the 18th November, you’ll be in with a chance of winning a trip to Lapland! You and your family could celebrate a magical end to 2018 when you are whisked away to meet Santa and his reindeers in December.  We have a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes across Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire for you to choose from to be in with a chance of winning this special trip.

The lucky winner will jet off to Lapland on the 7 to 10th December for a fun packed four-day trip that includes meeting Santa and his helpers as well as various snow themed activiti... more

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Image for New home design released exclusively for Devon house hunters

A national home builder has unveiled a luxury new house type which is available exclusively in the South West.

Bovis Homes’ impressive six-bedroom Kingsbury is available at its Bovey Tracey and Ottery St Mary locations, and with its elegant design and high-specification finish, it has caused a great deal of interest in the local housing market.

“We’re very proud of our three-storey Kingsbury house type,” says Stacey Banfield. “It’s only available at a handful of locations, which means buyers really are getting something special. It’s been carefully-designed for modern living and the layout has a great flow – a perfect home for those who lik... more

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Image for Hong Kong financiers say family decision to buy Cambridgeshire new-build all adds up

A couple from Hong Kong, who have set up their own business in this country, are singing the praises of their new-build home, which was chosen from more than 20 Cambridgeshire properties after a rigorous family selection process.

Winner Lee and her husband Sunny Yiu have moved into a Bovis Home at Paragon, in Great Kneighton, near Trumpington, with their two children Abbie and Aiden.

The couple, who have established a photo gift company, saw 25 houses after they decided to live in Cambridgeshire and whittled it down to a handful after consulting... more

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Image for First look at brand-new properties as house builder unveils show homes

A local home builder has recently unveiled its brand-new show homes in Chipping Ongar, giving Essex home seekers a taste of the style and quality of the properties on offer.

Bovis Homes’ Livingstone Gardens brings a range of three to five-bedroom homes to the market town, in a variety of styles and layouts.

“We’ve welcomed many visitors to Livingstone Gardens, keen to find out more about the new properties,” says Candice McCabe. “We’re really proud of our new show homes and we’d encourage those looking to buy in the area to come a... more

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A popular West Sussex location, which has welcomed many new residents over the last couple of years, is now nearing completion – and home seekers need to act fast to secure their dream home there.

It is the last chance for buyers to benefit from the new-build quality and special purchase packages at Bovis Homes’ Hampton Park, as only a small selection of homes now remains at the flourishing Littlehampton community.

“We’re very proud of our Hampton Park location,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “A real sense of community has grown there and once the final homes have been sold, it will complete th... more

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Image for Site handover marks latest phase of new Matthewsgreen community centre and primary school

Another milestone has been reached in the latest phase of the new community centre and primary school in the North Wokingham Strategic Development Location. 

Housebuilder Bovis Homes was granted outline planning permission in April 2015 for a phased development of approximately 760 homes, a local centre (including retail amenities), a primary school, community facilities and associated open space at Matthewsgreen Farm in Emmbrook.

Bovis Homes transferred the land for the new community centre and primary school to the borough council, who is set to build the new facility, which received planning permission in... more

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Image for Help to Buy sees young Oxfordshire families snap up new-build homes in Bicester

Young families are snapping up new-build homes in Bicester, with an Oxfordshire house builder reporting a rush to buy a recently released selection of off-plan properties.

Bovis Homes put 11 new properties at its Kingsmere location on to the market, and they immediately proved popular, thanks in part to the Government-backed Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme.

Colin Dean, area sales director at Bovis Homes, said: “Help to Buy is having a big impact in supporting people to get on to the hous... more

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Image for Bovis Homes unveils sparkling new Oxfordshire show home

Oxfordshire house hunters will be able to see more of a popular new part of the Upper Heyford community this weekend, as Bovis Homes launches a brand-new show home at its location in the village.

The local house-builder will be unveiling its five-bedroom Ascot show home at Heyford Park on Saturday 22nd September, and is inviting members of the public to join in the celebrations!

“We’re excited to unveil our stunning new show home to visitors,” says regional marketing manager, Paul Bennison. “To celebrate this, we’re hosting a special event and inviting guests to enjoy a glass of champagne and a variety of entertainment with us, including live music from vintage jazz trio Th... more

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Macmillan Coffee Mornings

19 September 2018

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Bovis Homes will be joining the nation and raising funds for Macmillan by hosting coffee mornings at a number of its locations across the country.

The house builder will be welcoming visitors with a wide selection of cakes and treats on Friday 28th September as it helps to raise funds for the cancer charity.

The events will be held in the sales centres, giving local people the opportunity to enjoy some tea and cake throughout the morning as well as helping in the fight... more

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Image for New buyers set to benefit big-time as popular Bedford location nears completion

A popular Bedfordshire new-build location, which has welcomed many residents over the last couple of years, is now nearing completion - and home seekers need to act fast to secure their dream home there.

Bovis Homes’ St Andrews at Kings Field has only three new homes available to buy, and to celebrate the completion of the development, the house builder is offering the final purchasers there some great extras.

“St Andrews has grown into a wonderful new neighbourhood, with a real sense of community,” says regional marketing manager, Heather Suffield. “It’s no surprise that it’s been so popular because Kings Field has some fantastic new community amenities, including a school and leisure facilities, and it’s been great to s... more

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Image for House builder brings new communities together to raise money for cancer charity

A local house builder will be bringing communities together and raising funds for Macmillan by hosting coffee mornings across the region this Friday – and has pledged to double the amount raises in its South East region

Bovis Homes’ Saxons Plain in West Durrington, Bramble Park in Hurstpierpoint and Birch Gate in Wymondham will be welcoming visitors with a wide selection of cakes and treats on Friday 28th September as it helps to raise funds for the cancer charity. The sales team is hoping to tempt visitors at its Bramble Park location with local bakery, Truffles supplying a range of goodies.

“We’ll be inviting members of the public into our sales centres to enjoy refreshments and cakes from 10am until 1pm,” says regional marketing manager Candice McCabe. “We’d like to say thank you to Truffles Bakery for agreeing to provide some cakes for the occasion. We’ve also set up a dedicated text number which we’ve sent to our customers who are unable to attend, so they too can donate. And to top it off, we’ve pledged to double the tota... more

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Image for Warwickshire sales specialist to fly to son’s wedding in US as she retires from housebuilder

A sales expert in Warwickshire, who worked for a housebuilder for nearly 20 years, will fly out to see her son get married in the United States as she celebrates her retirement.

Sheila Dore, based at Bovis Homes' Coleshill office, will fly out to see her son Ian get married in Los Angeles next month after retiring from her role as sales advisor at the house builder.

The 69-year-old’s loyal service was celebrated with a surprise lunch by colleagues and a warm speech by regional sales dire... more

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Take a closer look at a range of homes available at our Mildenhall, Sherborne location

A selection of homes have been turned into virtual reality tours, giving viewers the chance to see more of our popular properties.

Click the below links to rotate and zoom into the new homes ... more

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Image for Eating indoors - 7 great Bovis Homes kitchen/diners for long, social nights

What better way to end a busy week than to have friends and family sharing great food around a large table in your very own kitchen/diner.

Eating outside may be one of those special occasions we Brits savour – with barbecues and plenty of sunshine – but little beats those social meals indoors that go long into the evening.

Now, with autumn well and truly on its way, we showcase seven great Bovis Homes kitchen/diners; big enough to fit everyone in and cosy enough to chat the night away without having to carry the... more

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Image for House builder opens doors to Hampshire home hunters

Hampshire house hunters are invited to find their dream home this weekend, as a local house builder opens the doors to a wide range of properties across the county.

Bovis Homes are holding a special open house weekend at a number of its locations – and there will be big benefits for those who decide to reserve during the event.

“We’re giving house hunters the chance to look around more than just the show homes on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September,” says regional sales and marketing director, Mark Docherty. “Visitors will have the chance to look around a variety of house types and if they like what they see, and reserve over the weekend, we’ll pay ... more

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Image for Lucky listener will win trip to Lapland thanks to local house builder

Christmas will come early for one lucky Gloucestershire family, as Bovis Homes is giving away a trip to Lapland and £1,000 to spend on their home.

The house builder has partnered with Heart FM and is running a special competition every weekday morning until Thursday 20th September, with the winner announced live on air on Friday 21st September.

“We’re really excited to be giving away this prize, which is sure to be the highlight of someone’s Christmas,” says Stephanie Spry, regional marketing manager at Bovis Homes. “And the prize doesn’t end there, as the winner will also receive £1,000 so they can spruce ... more

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Image for Bovis Homes launches sparkling new Bedfordshire show home

A new part of the Lower Stondon community will be unveiled on Saturday 15th September, as local house builder, Bovis Homes, opens the doors to its new show home and sales centre.

This next phase of Stondon Park will bring a wide range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, in a variety of styles, to Bedfordshire

“We’ll be launching this new part of the community on Saturday 15th September and we’re excited to welcome home seekers along to have the first glimpse of the designs on offer,” says regional marketing manager, Heather Suffield. “It’s a fantastic location, in a lovely setting with convenient access onto... more

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Image for Blog: Regional sales and marketing manager explains Help to Buy

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme was launched in 2013 and since its introduction, just under 170,000 people have used it - and it is continuing to help make that dream move possible for buyers across the country.

Exclusively available for brand-new homes, Help to Buy – Equity Loan gives buyers the opportunity to get on and up the housing ladder, by providing a 20% equity loan.

South West regional sales and marketing director at Bovis Homes, Emma Smith, explains more about the scheme and how it is benefiting buyers from ac... more

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Image for Home buyer event helps Gloucestershire house hunters get moving

A local house builder is hosting a special Meet the Experts event, giving Gloucestershire home seekers the chance to find out more about the benefits of buying a new-build property and the purchase schemes which could help to get them moving.

Bovis Homes is inviting house hunters who are looking to buy in the county to the Cotswold De Vere Hotel near Cirencester on Friday 14th September to find out more about its Keble Fields location in Fairford. As well as discovering more about the new homes, visitors will also have a chance to win a spa day for two.

“If you’re looking to move, it’s well worth popping to our event,” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “We’ll have an estate agent and independent mortgage advisor on hand to answer any questions and to discuss your different options. You may be surprised to find that your dream move is much more achievable... more

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Image for Last chance to buy as ‘Tarka effect’ sees Devon house hunters snap up new Braunton homes

Homebuyers are snapping up properties at a new-build north Devon location, with the proximity of the Tarka Trail and surrounding countryside playing a key part in its popularity.

Alan Gilfillan, site manager at Bovis Homes’ The Landings development in Braunton, said customers were delighted with the quality of build there, and the easy access to the famous walking and cycling trails, as well as to towns like Ilfracombe and Okehampton.

Local man Alan, who has lived in nearby Barnstaple for 29 years, said demand had been high at The Landings, where there are now just four propert... more

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Image for Rise in young buyers at Kent location as scheme unlocks new-home dreams

More and more young couples are snapping up homes in Maidstone, thanks to a special house buying initiative, according to a Kent-based builder.

Georgina Milner, sales advisor at Bovis Homes' Orchard Fields location, said there had been a rise in first-time buyers using the Government’s Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme in recent months.

A total of 170,000 homes have been purchased through the Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme since it started, a new report released by the Home Builders Federatio... more

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Image for Lights, camera, action! Stanton Cross takes television starring role

Bovis Homes’ Stanton Cross development faced the media glare last week, as a crew of journalists and cameramen from local broadcaster ITV Anglia descended on site.

The multi-million-pound mixed-use development in Wellingborough was the subject of a special report on ITV’s regional news show about the new community’s designated vicar, Catherine Lomas.

The day saw the team from ITV News filming at Northern Home Counties’ Wendelburie Rise location, as well as across the wider Stan... more

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Image for Plans for new Drakes Broughton homes get  the green light

Residents in Drakes Broughton will soon have the opportunity to move into a brand-new home in the village, with plans for 90 properties now approved at the Worcestershire location.

The houses, which will be delivered by Bovis Homes, will include a range of 54 two to five-bedroom properties for sale on the open market, alongside 36 homes designated as affordable, which will be managed by a local housing association.

Paul Stafford, managing director of Bovis Homes’ West Midlands region, said: “This is an exciting new development in a very desirable location and we’re looking forward to moving forward and delivering these much-needed ... more

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Image for Sherford's first primary school, Sherford Vale, now officially open

Marking a monumental milestone in the development of the new Devon community, Sherford’s first primary school – Sherford Vale – is now officially open and welcoming pupils.

To celebrate the landmark occasion, local dignitaries and members of the Sherford Consortium joined pupils and their families as they walked through the streets of Sherford to the new school for the first time.

Located at the heart of Sherford and taking just a year to complete, with construction and infrastructure firm Morgan Sindall leading its construction, the children aged between 2-11 years old are the first of 420 pupils set to attend the new school. Entering the main school building for the first time with teaching staff earlier this week, pupils were greeted by high-quality facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and indoor and outdoor learning a... more

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Image for Final chance for buyers at new Selby neighbourhood

A popular North Yorkshire location, which has welcomed many new residents over the last couple of years, is now nearing completion – and home seekers need to act fast to secure their dream home there.

Bovis Homes’ Holmes Meadow has only two remaining properties available to buy, which means that this is the last chance to benefit from the new-build quality and special purchase packages available at this flourishing new part of the Selby community.

“We’re very proud of our Holmes Meadow location,” says regional marketing manager, Paul Bennison. “A real sense of community has grown here and once the final homes have been sold, it will complete the... more

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Image for Big new-build benefits on offer in Axminster with launch of Bovis Homes' special bundle

A local house builder is taking the pressure out of moving by offering buyers at its Axminster location a special ‘stress less’ bundle.

For all reservations taken at Cloakham Lawns before 28th September, Bovis Homes will be giving away a package of benefits, worth thousands of pounds.

“Buying a home is an exciting time in people’s lives and we want to make it even more special with these extras,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “So, for a limited time, we’ll pay up to £5,000 of the buyer’s stamp duty, pay legal fees up to £1,000 and include floo... more

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Image for Help to Buy still making dream moves come true across the South West

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme was first introduced in 2013 and since its introduction, there has been just under 170,000 people who have used it - and it is continuing to help make that dream move possible for buyers across the county.

Exclusively available for brand-new homes, Help to Buy – Equity Loan gives buyers the opportunity to get on and up the housing ladder, by providing a 20% equity stake.

“Many people consider Help to Buy as a scheme for first-time buyers, but it’s actually available for existing home owners too,” explains Emma Smith, South West sales and marketing director for Bovis Homes. “We’ve had many customers who didn’t think they’d be able to afford their dream home, but after talking to our sales team and a mortgage advisor, they have been delighted to discover that the home they wanted wa... more

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Image for Nursery is all decked out thanks to home builder donation

Playtime just got better for children at Poppets Day Nursery in Ongar thanks to support from a local home builder.

The nursery now boasts a brand-new decking area in its garden after receiving a donation of £2,700 from Bovis Homes, giving the children more space to play outdoors.

“We were delighted to support Poppets Nursery,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “It has really enhanced the garden and it’s great to see children being encouraged... more

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Image for Novice cyclists 'Tour de Friends' smash London to Paris charity target

Five tireless cycling pals from Gloucestershire have beaten the odds by riding from London to Paris and smashing their fundraising target for charity.

The team of parents, called 'Tour de Friends', cycled 300 miles in four days, overcoming a tyre puncture and a rider fall, and have so far raised more than £7,500 for Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

The group of novice cyclists broke down in tears after reaching the Eiffel Tower before going on an extra ride - around the Arc de Triomphe –... more

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Image for Contemporary homes for modern living

Since the company began in 1885, Bovis Homes has been evolving its property designs to fit with modern living, and this is continuing over 130 years later, with the local house builder’s stylish three-storey homes proving a hit with buyers at its popular new Devon location.

At Bovis Homes’ Cloakham Lawns, in Axminster, the contemporary properties have been designed for today’s lifestyles, but are also carefully crafted to take advantage of the stunning Devon surroundings.

“We’re really proud of our homes in Axminster. We’ve got a fantastic mix of house types and the three-storey properties are just perfect for the location,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “The homes have balconies, large windows and French doors to take in the beautiful countryside views, and spacious open-plan rooms and family areas f... more

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Housebuilder Bovis Homes will bring 84 much-needed new homes to Bishops Itchington in Warwickshire, after plans were given the green light.

The reserved matters proposals, for land off Knightcote Road, were approved by Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s planning committee. They will see Bovis Homes deliver a total of 55 one to five-bedroom homes for sale on the open market, including a number of bungalows, in line with local housing need. The company will also build 29 properties which are designated as affordable, to be managed by a local housing association.

As part of the agreement, Bovis Homes will make contributions to the local community totalling more than £500,000, for areas including healthcare, education ... more

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A new Cheshire community will be celebrating with activities, treats and prizes as local house builder Bovis Homes unveils its brand-new show home.

The three-bedroom Sheringham will be launched on Saturday 1st September at Bovis Homes’ popular Pear Tree Meadows location in Nantwich and the house builder is inviting members of the local community to join in the celebrations.

“We’re excited to be opening the doors to our brand-new show home and we’ve got a whole host of activities for the family to enjoy,” says Louise MacRae, regional marketing manager. “We’ll have a kid’s entertainer and play diggers for the children, and some great prizes in our special raffle, including an iPad Pro and dining tickets to the popular local restaurant,... more

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Image for New apartments benefit buyers at popular new location

A brand-new range of contemporary apartments is now available in the popular Cornish town of Hayle, opening the door for home hunters interested in buying in the area.

Bovis Homes’ Ocean Rise location in Hayle offers a selection of stylish two-bedroom apartments ideal for those looking to join a flourishing new community.

“In a small town like Hayle, it can sometimes be hard to find what you’re looking for and choice can be limited,” says Stacey Banfield, regional marketing manager. “Our brand-new apartments could tick all of your boxes and the homes are suitable for a variety of property seekers. You may be a first-time buyer keen to get on the housing ladder, someone looking to downsize or maybe you’re looking for an investme... more

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Image for First Dorset homebuyer on Mildenhall location praises ‘fantastic’ house builder staff after undergoing hip op

A mother-of-two in Dorset who was the first to move onto a new-build development has praised house builder staff for their help after undergoing a hip operation.

Sue Higginson was the first on site at Bovis Homes’ Mildenhall development in Sherborne and soon after the moving process underwent a hip replacement at Yeovil District Hospital.

Sue, who downsized from nearby village Poyntington, said Bovis Homes employees had been “fantastic” ... more

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House builder Bovis Homes will deliver 327 much-needed new homes at Hampton Water, Peterborough, after plans were approved by the local council.

The homes will form part of a wider 1,700 home Hamptons East development, which will also include community, leisure, industrial and commercial areas. The Bovis Homes site is situated to the south of the development, close to lakes and areas of public open space.

James Shuttleworth, Technical Director at Bovis Homes’ Northern Home Counties location, said: “We’re delighted to have received planning permission for these homes and to be part of this exciting mixed-use development. We’d like to thank the Peterborough City Council and the local community for their engagement and cooperation throughout the process. We are now looking forward to deliveri... more

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Guests and potential home buyers are invited to our special Taste of Summer events on 1 September!

Join us for food and refreshments from across the continents, and enter a prize draw for a £50 Marks & Spencer voucher, on each development.

Plus, reserve your brand-new home at the event and enjoy a holiday on us, worth £1,400... we have many exciting destinations for you to ... more

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Image for Somerset mum’s delight as part-exchange scheme opens door to dream Wincanton move

A mum-of-three in Somerset and her partner, who has lived in Wincanton all his life, have used a part-exchange scheme to move to a new-build home in the town, so that their children can finally all have their own bedrooms.

Sarah Ball and Andrew Foot have upsized into a four-bedroom Bovis Home along with Joshua, 13, Nathan, 11 and Noah, 2.

Sarah, who has lived in Wincanton since the age of 13, moved across town with the family to The Chase location and used the builder’s Home Exchange scheme, which saw Bovis Homes buying their pr... more

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Image for Avis saves the day as oak tree marks centenary

The Warwickshire Federation of the Women’s Institute is celebrating 100 years since it was established, and to commemorate the occasion, local members gathered to plant a tree at a flourishing new part of the Radford Semele community.

The team at Bovis Homes’ Semele Park was delighted to receive the new oak tree in its park area, after a request came in from local resident Avis Wainwright and the Radford Semele WI.

“We were given an oak sapling at the Centenary Annual Meeting of the Warwickshire Federation of Women’s Institutes, and after tending to it carefully, we set about searching the village for a suitable place to plant it,” says Christine Smith, President of the Radford Semele WI. “We thought we had found just the place, but when we arrived to dig the hole, we discovered that we couldn’t plant it ther... more

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Image for Axminster charity benefits from Bovis Homes buyers

A local house builder has continued its support for the Axminster Hospital League of Friends, boosting the charities funds and helping it in its bid to maintain a vital local service.

Bovis Homes has raised £7,800 for the Axminster Hospital League of Friends, which helps to support patients and others in the community and assist with the Hospital’s charitable work.

“We are delighted to be able to donate this amount to such a worthy cause,” says Stacey Banfield, regional marketing manager. “We’ve been supporting this charity for a two years now and the work they do is fantastic and fundamental to many in the Axmin... more

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Image for Shifnal home proves that new-build is best, be it north, south, east or west!

A father-of-two, whose wife fell in love with their daughter’s new-build home in Cheshire, says he is delighted to have now bought a property from the same house builder in Shropshire – especially as he works for them!

Nigel Tootell, who works at Bovis Homes as a structural engineer, has moved from the company’s South West region in Exeter, to their Mercia region, based near Stafford.

As part of the move, together with his wife Shirley, they looked around to find their perfect prope... more

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Image for Final chance to buy as home builder opens doors for Cranbrook buyers with new scheme

Buyers interested in moving to a popular new Devon community have a final chance to take advantage of a special scheme designed to help those who feel locked out of the housing market.

Bovis Homes’ remaining few properties at its Turnstone Rise location in Cranbrook are available using Home Reach, which offers house hunters the opportunity to buy in this thriving new community.

Home Reach is a shared ownership scheme, provided in partnership with heylo housing. It gives purchasers the option to part-buy part-rent their home, meaning they only need to secure a mortgage for a share of their property. The buyer can purchase more of the home in the future, reducing the amount o... more

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Image for Wendelburie Rise launch is just the trick!

House hunters and families from across Northamptonshire descended on Wellingborough at the weekend as the first properties were reserved at the launch of a much-anticipated new homes location.

The special event, which was hosted by local housebuilder Bovis Homes, saw the official opening of three show homes, accompanied by a host of family entertainment at the company’s brand-new Wendelburie Rise location.

As well as a chance to tour these first homes at Stanton Cross, there was a range of fun-filled activities including magic tricks from Britain’s Got Talent contestant Marc Spelmann, a chance to meet characters from children’s TV show PAW Patrol, as well as live music, popcorn and candy floss machines, and professiona... more

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Image for New Ringmer homes on the way, as plans are approved

Proposals for 110 much-needed new homes in the village of Ringmer, East Sussex have been given the go-ahead by local planners.

The plans, which were put forward by local housebuilder Bovis Homes, will see a range of one to five-bedroom properties delivered on land off Bishops Lane. They include a total of 44 homes designated as affordable properties to be managed by a housing association.

The reserved matters approval was granted by Lewes District Council after the site received initial outline planning approval ... more

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Community ‘Nature Day’ celebrates the launch of the first part of the 500-acre Country Park; a major milestone in the development of the new Devon community

Marking a major milestone in the development of Sherford the first part of the town’s Country Park has now officially opened to the public. Free to use, explore and enjoy for everyone, from Sherford families and local neighbours, to the wider community and visitors to the area, the park is the new town’s first community space.

The opening of the first section of parkland is a major milestone in Sherford’s progression, as well as giving a taste of what will follow. Nestled into the Devon countryside, on completion the entire Country Park will span 500-acres and include abundant open green space, parks, play areas, woodland, allotments and wil... more

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Image for Bovis Homes donates defibrillator to Chinnor community

Life-saving apparatus has been donated to the Chinnor Community by a local house builder, making sure that the right equipment will be close at hand if needed in an emergency by members of the public.

Bovis Homes has given a defibrillator to Chinnor Parish Council, which could one day mean the difference between life and death.

“We believe defibrillators are essential pieces of kit for communities and we now have them located at all of our sites and in our regional offices,” says James Dunne, Managing Director for Bovis Homes’ Southern Counties region. “We hope that there’ll never be a need to use the defibrillator, but it’s reassuring to know that it is available, and you cannot underestimate how important this apparatus could ... more

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Image for Final buyers will benefit big-time as popular Stafford location nears completion

A popular Stafford location, which has welcomed many new residents over the last couple of years, is now nearing completion - and home seekers need to act fast to secure their dream home there.

Bovis Homes’ St Mary’s Gate has only one new home available to buy, and to celebrate the completion of the development, the house builder is offering the final purchasers some great extras.

“We’re very proud of our St Mary’s Gate location,” says regional marketing manager, Louise MacRae. “A real sense of community has grown here and once the final home has been sold, it will complete the... more

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We are celebrating the opening of our brand new development, Pear Tree Meadows in Nantwich, Cheshire!

Find us at the indoor stall at the Nantwich Food and Drink Festival on 31st August – 2nd September where you can enjoy pear infused refreshments and take away information about our brand-new, luxury homes.

We want to welcome everyone at the event to our highly anticipated show home at Pear Tree Meadows, launching 1st and 2nd of September - located just under a mile from t... more

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Image for From bricklayers to baritones – why a night at the opera is just the job for site manager Russell

A house builder in Basingstoke, who recently realised a lifetime dream when visiting the Royal Opera House, sings the praises of the musical art form when it comes to unwinding after a hard day managing a new-build site.

Russell Smith, Bovis Homes site manager at Nightingale View, off Aldermaston Road, says listening to opera is a great way to relax once the tools and equipment are packed away.

The music lover, who has worked at Bovis Homes for one year, swapped his hard hat and high-vis vest for a smart jacket and tie to see Italian opera composer Giuseppe Verdi''s ''Il trovatore'' at the famous London venue as a... more

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Image for Bovis Homes launches Wellingborough homes with action-packed family event

Housebuilder Bovis Homes is set to launch its brand new Wendelburie Rise location in Wellingborough this weekend with an action-packed fun event for all the family. 

The launch will take place this Saturday, 11th August, from 11am to 2pm, and will feature entertainment from Britain''''s Got Talent magician Marc Spelmann. It will also give members of the public the opportunity to look around the first show homes on the site - the four-bedroom ''''Canterbury'''' and ''''Montpellier'''' house types, as well a smaller three-bedroom ''''Southwold''''.

Discussing the launch, Heather Suffield, regional marketing manager for Bovis Homes'''' Northern Home Counties region, said: “We''''re very excited to officially launch Wendelburie Rise and welcome the public to our new show homes. We hope to see the sun shining, and lots of people enjoying themsel... more

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Image for Home builder opens doors for Cambridgeshire buyers with new purchasing scheme

A local house builder has unveiled a range of new properties, giving home hunters the opportunity to buy in a popular new part of the Cambridgeshire community, using a special scheme designed to help those who feel locked out of the housing market.

Bovis Homes has released a selection of apartments at its exclusive Paragon location that are available using Home Reach, which offers house hunters the opportunity to buy in a central Cambridge location.

Home Reach is a shared ownership scheme, provided in partnership with heylo housing. It gives purchasers the option to part-buy part-rent their home, meaning they only need to secure a mortgage for a share of their property. The buyer can purchase more of the home in the future, reducing the amount o... more

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Oxfordshire home-seekers will have the opportunity to discover more about a new part of the Chinnor community thanks to a special preview event hosted by local house builder Bovis Homes and Parkers Estate Agents.

Bovis Homes' brand-new Chiltern View location, will bring a range of two to five-bedroom properties to the village, and at the event on Saturday 11th August, interested buyers will have the chance to reserve one of the very first homes there.

“We're delighted to have partnered with Parkers Estate Agents for this special event,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “We're excited to welcome home hunters and provide them with more information about the homes. This will be the first chance for buyers to reserve their new home at Chiltern View and they'll have the pic... more

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Image for House builder Bovis Homes paves way to landfill-free future

A Gloucestershire-based house builder has achieved zero-to-landfill status after an “incredible transformation” that has seen a recycling overhaul at its county headquarters.

Bovis Homes in Bishop's Cleeve has replaced desk bins with eco-sort recycling bins and improved its waste management system as part of a green strategy that will now see the processes implemented in the company's Stafford and Coleshill locations.

Cheltenham-based recycling and shredding firm Printwaste, which has worked with Bovis Homes for 14 years, has been part of the success story and prai... more

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Image for Green light for new Bovis Homes in Gravesend

Local housebuilder Bovis Homes will soon deliver much-needed new homes to north west Kent, after planning consent was granted for 200 new homes in Gravesend.

The properties will form part of a joint scheme of 400 homes with Persimmon Homes, and will see Bovis Homes delivering 140 properties for the open market, and a further 60 allocated as affordable (50% social rented and 50% shared ownership).

The proposals, which were approved unanimously by Gravesham Borough Council's planning committee, include Section 106 contributions towards education, highways, social services and sport and lei... more

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Image for Local house builder unveils sparkling new Hampshire show homes

Hampshire home hunters will be able to see more of a popular new part of the Petersfield community this weekend, as Bovis Homes opens the doors to two much-anticipated show homes.

The local house-builder will be unveiling the five-bedroom Oxford and the three-bedroom Sheringham at Beaumont Place to the public on Saturday 28th July from 12pm to 5pm, giving interested buyers the chance to see the style and quality of the properties in this new location.

“We've had so much interest in our recently launched Petersfield location, so we are delighted to unveil our stunning new show homes,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “Beaumont Place has so much to offer home buyers – it's been carefully designed with lots of green open spaces, footpaths and features to create a wonderful new part of the community, which we're excited t... more

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Education is the key to attracting women into the construction industry, according to female house building staff who attended a special event organised by a national home builder.

With a need to increase skilled labour in construction to meet the housing demand, and with only a small percentage of those working within the industry being female, Bovis Homes brought together women from across its business to find out how this could be changed.

“Since women were given the right to vote 100 years ago, there have been huge strides in the rights for women and equality, but females are still in the minority within the house building sector,” says Vicky Beckwith, Head of Human Resources at Bovis Homes. “We are aware that there is a certain perception of the industry and we're keen to try a... more

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Fifteen-year-old Rosie, from Archway School in Stroud joined our Group Communications team for a week's work experience this summer. Here are her reflections on her time with Bovis Homes.

I never knew that so many people were involved in the drive to build new homes.

Over my week's work experience at Bovis Homes' Bishops Cleeve offices I have learnt that there are several people in each department that work together to g... more

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Buy a beautiful new Bovis Home this summer and you could also enjoy a fantastic holiday!*

Moving into a new home is a busy time - but also a cause for celebration! We're adding to the excitement by offering you £5,000 worth of holiday vouchers for you to spend on a destination of your choice!

Plus; you can be sure to wave goodbye to any post-holiday blues as you will be returning to your brand-new home designed with modern day... more

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Image for Mexican-inspired West Sussex dad runs 52 miles for children's charity

A father-of-three from West Sussex, who was inspired by a book about the world's best ultra-runners in North America, has completed a double marathon for charity.

Robert Caister, who works in customer care for house builder Bovis Homes, ran the 'Race to the King' along the South Downs Way to Winchester Cathedral to raise money for the Chestnut Tree House children's hospice.

Robert, from Horsham, took on the 52.4-mile challenge after reading Christopher McDougall's 'Born to Run', which highlights Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who are reputed to be the best distance runne... more

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Image for Witney Rugby Club tackle show home launch

An Oxfordshire Rugby Club will be geared up for matches thanks to support from a local house builder.

Witney RFC Juniors will be donning some new training kit after receiving sponsorship from Bovis Homes, and to celebrate the partnership, the team were invited to unveil the house builder's new show homes at its popular Windrush Place location – one of which will soon be featuring the club's colours!

“We're delighted to have been given the opportunity to sponsor Witney RFC Juniors,” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “It was lovely to welcome the team to Windrush Place and give them the first glimpse of our brand... more

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Image for Buy a beautiful new Bovis Home this summer and you could also enjoy a fantastic holiday!*

Buy a beautiful new Bovis Home this summer and you could also enjoy a fantastic holiday!*

Moving into a new home is a busy time - but also a cause for celebration! We're adding to the excitement by offering you £3,000 worth of holiday vouchers for you to spend on a destination of your choice!

Plus; you can be sure to wave goodbye to any post-holiday blues as you will be returning to your brand-new home designed with modern day... more

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Image for Apsley bridge project wins national award

A major construction project in Apsley, Hertfordshire has been recognised with a national engineering award celebrating its excellence.

The Brian Ayling bridge, which spans the West Coast Main Line on Featherbed Lane, has been awarded the Exceptional Merit for Physical Achievement by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Officially opened in February, the project forms part of wider work led by house builder Bovis Homes to deliver the 325-home Aspen Park developme... more

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Image for Dedicated Sandra celebrates 40 years at Bovis Homes

Hardworking financier Sandra Bayliss received flowers and well-deserved tributes at a house builder in Gloucestershire, as colleagues celebrated her 40-year work anniversary.

Payments manager Sandra, who works in Bovis Homes' regional commercial department in Bishop's Cleeve, has seen big changes since 1978, and praised her colleagues for their support and commitment.

Sandra, who joined the house builder as a payment clerk, said: “A big thank you to everyone. My time here has gone... more

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Image for Move over Harry Kane - Shropshire girls have World Cup in their sights

Move over Harry Kane, the rising stars at a girls' football team in Shropshire could well play in a future FIFA Women's World Cup thanks to funds from a local housebuilder.

Shifnal Europeans Football Club is a sister club to the FA Women's Premier League team, Birmingham City Ladies, and has received £1,000 in sponsorship from Bovis Homes to help with kit and training.

Five girls from the Shifnal club have recently moved to top regional senior clubs, including Birmingham City Ladies a... more

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Image for Dream Devon home at end of the rainbow for Max and Sue

Max and Sue Schlaefli fell in love with their new home in Bovey Tracey – even though it hadn't yet been built, and they knew they would have to wait two years until they could move into the location of their dreams!

The couple saw the plans for Bovis Homes' Williams Gate before a single home had been completed and they immediately spotted the home they wanted to move in to, although it wasn't even available to reserve at that point.

“It was 2015 when we found the perfect plot,” says Max. “Although we knew it was very early, we decided to put our house on the market. We knew Williams Gate was going to be great – and it is great! It was going to be our home at the en... more

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Image for New 3D images shed light on lives of ancient Sherford communities

Archaeological reconstructions reveal how early Devon settlers lived, worked and thrived during the Early Bronze Age

Archaeological 3D reconstructions have shed new light on the lives of ancient Bronze Age Sherford settlers, including how they lived, worked and farmed the Devon landscape. The images, created by leading archaeology and heritage practice, Wessex Archaeology, have been reconstructed based on the artefacts and findings uncovered at the new South Hams town, and include a reconstruction of a Bronze Age man, as well as an ancient landscape view of Sherford.

The archaeological work, funded by the Sherford Consortium and carried out by Wessex Archaeology, alongside Devon County Council and consultants AECOM, has unearthed exciting discoveries that have helped to provide more information about Sherford's history, including prehistoric pottery, Bronze Age tools, roundhous... more

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Image for First-time buyer Aaron first to move in at Lichfield location

A first-time buyer who was born in Lichfield can now stay in the city he loves after being the first to move into a home on a new-build location.

Aaron Telford, 23, used the Government's Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme to purchase a Bovis Homes property at Roman Heights.

The salesman, who works for his family's printing business in the city, said that without the new location and the scheme, he would have been forced to move away from the ... more

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Image for Bovis Homes unveils sparkling new West Sussex show homes

West Sussex home hunters will be able to see more of a popular new part of the Ifield community this weekend, as Bovis Homes launches two new sparkling show homes.

The local house-builder will be unveiling its five-bedroom Winchester and four-bedroom Canterbury show homes at The Maples on Saturday 14th July, giving home seekers a chance to see the style and quality of the properties in this new neighbourhood.

“We are excited to reveal our stunning new show homes to visitors,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “Since opening our sales centre in February, we've welcomed many interested buyers to The Maples, and we are delighted to now give them an opportunity to see the homes ... more

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Image for Home buyer weekend will help Redditch house seekers get moving

A local house-builder is hosting a special home buyer event at a Worcestershire location this weekend, providing visitors with advice about how to get moving.

Bovis Homes is inviting house seekers to its Millwood Meadows location in Redditch on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th July, where interested buyers can discuss their options with market experts.

“If you're looking to buy a new home in the area, it's worth visiting Millwood Meadows this weekend to find out more,” says regional marketing assistant, Sian Frater. “Our team will be on hand to tell you more about our range of purchase assistance schemes, whether you are a first-time buyer or an existing home owner, and we can provide you with that extra support you might nee... more

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Image for It's a Farrow family affair at Costessey

Norfolk property expert Lorraine Farrow has worked with Bovis Homes for over 15 years, helping to sell new-build homes across the county, while her son Michael was recently appointed as assistant site manager at the company's Woodland Park location in Costessey.

So when they were both looking to buy new properties, it was no surprise that they decided to look close to home – and where they could be confident of the quality and service they would receive.

“When I decided I wanted to buy an investment property close to where I live in Costessey, I knew first-hand what was happening at Woodland Park, and seeing happy customers moving in every day, it made sense to look there first, ... more

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Image for Greg Fitzgerald hails site teamwork on Fairford tour

Chief executive Greg Fitzgerald took a tour of Bovis Homes' Fairford location to mark site manager Alan Cruikshanks' industry award for excellence in on-site management, and hand over a special certificate in recognition of the achievement.

Greg met the team and ground workers at Keble Fields, on London Road, and said the development's success was clearly a “team effort” and that working well together “made a big difference”.

Presenting Alan with his National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the Job award certificate, Greg said: “Congratulations Alan, for your Pride in the Job award, one of six in the group, which comes with an ongoing 100 per cent customer satisfaction score for this year -... more

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Image for Open-plan Buckinghamshire kitchen cooks up national win in house builder competition

A stylish open-plan kitchen in Buckinghamshire has been voted a house builder's best show home room in the whole country.

The kitchen, in Tingewick, near Buckingham, won Bovis Homes' Superior Interiors competition after weeks of voting on social media.

The kitchen with family area, which was described by voters as 'beautiful', and with 'amazing views', won top spot in the house builder's competit... more

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Image for Sparkling new show homes dazzle Bedfordshire house hunters

A new part of the Bedfordshire community has proved popular with house hunters since its recent launch, and now visitors can see even more of the Wootton location and the lifestyle it offers.

Local house builder Bovis Homes has launched its sparkling new show homes at Wootton Park and visitors have been wowed by the inspirational interiors and exciting features.

“We were delighted to open the doors to our Stratford and Arundel show homes, giving house hunters a chance to see the style and quality of the new homes available here,” says regional marketing manager, Heather Suffield. “We're really excited to see Wootton Park progress and develop into a wonderful new neighbourhood. It has been carefully designed with lots of green open spaces and woodland where residents can enjoy ... more

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Image for Bovis Homes site manager Dale celebrates major award for house builder excellence

A Bovis Homes site manager in Bedfordshire is celebrating a prestigious award for hitting the highest standards in housebuilding.

Royal Marine reservist Dale Burrell has been recognised for excellence in his on-site management skills at Wootton Park in Wootton, near Bedford.

He picked up the gong in the Southern region of the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the ... more

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Image for Bovis Homes back Hursley event

Hursley Village Fete is the highlight of the summer for many residents, and local house builder, Bovis Homes, was delighted to be part of this year's event.

Having recently joined the local community with its nearby Winchester Village location, Bovis Homes sponsored Hursley Village Fete, which this year was themed 'beside the seaside'.

“We are delighted to have sponsored the fete this year,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “This is a fantastic event, which brings the community together and we are pleased to have been part of it. It was a lovely day and it was great to see people of all ages havi... more

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Image for Housebuilding Royal Marine praises employer's support at House of Commons event

A Royal Marine reservist has praised his employer's positive attitude towards the military after attending a London event to mark Armed Forces Week.

Warrant officer Dale Burrell, who works for Bovis Homes in Bedfordshire, said Reserves Day Reception guests at the House of Commons were keen to hear about the home builder's recruitment of Armed Forces personnel.

Dale spoke to Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy, at the event, which was attended by around 150 guests, including employers, MPs and those linke... more

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Image for Personal design team to help home buyers in exclusive John Lewis partnership

Bovis Homes buyers in the Mercia region will be treated to a unique luxury package – including their own personal interior design advisors - thanks to an exclusive partnership between the house builder and leading retailer, John Lewis.

Bovis Homes' Mercia region has teamed up with the department store to provide its new customers with a stunning buying experience, which could see the purchaser receive a package worth up to £15,000 to make their brand-new house a home.

“We are thrilled to have partnered with John Lewis and give our buyers this exclusive offer,” says regional marketing manager, Louise Macrae. “Buying a new home is a special moment in everyone's lives and we want to make it even more memorable with our John Lewis styling package, which is unique ... more

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Image for Oliver's at it again as he celebrates second award for house builder excellence

A Bovis Homes site manager in Cheshire has won a prestigious award for the highest standards in house building for the second year in a row.

Oliver Cookson is celebrating recognition for his excellence in on-site management once again at Loachbrook Meadow, on the outskirts of Congleton.

He picked up the gong in the North West region of the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the Job Awards 2018, being one of those selected for a Quality award from more than 16,000 site managers from acr... more

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Image for Housebuilder moves to new home

Bovis Homes is moving its regional headquarters to Kings Hill to provide greater accessibility to its other offices and an improved environment for staff.

“Bovis Homes has had strong links with New Ash Green since the village was established in 1967.  We are proud to have played a part in its creation, having built many of its homes and amenities before setting-up our office in the Manor House,” says Steve Jones, managing director for the South East region.

“Initially established as a regional office, in 2001 the Manor House became the national headquarters for Bovis Homes and has welcomed thousands of staff members and visitors throu... more

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Image for Flitwick site manager Jamie celebrates major award for house builder excellence

A Flitwick site manager and his team have landed a prestigious award for reaching the highest standards in housebuilding at their new homes development.

Jamie Reynolds has been recognised for his excellence in delivering quality new homes and excellent on-site management at Bovis Homes' popular Froghall Fields in Flitwick.

He picked up the Quality award in the Southern region of the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the Job Awards 2018, having been one of the winners selected from more than 16,000 site managers from acr... more

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Image for Welsh Guard swaps beret for hard hat in new house-building role in Devon

A former Welsh Guard has traded protecting royal palaces for constructing homes, after joining a house builder in Plymouth.

Josh Beesley, 24, who guarded St James's Palace in London and performed in the Trooping of the Colour, has been recruited by Bovis Homes as a trainee site manager.

Josh, who received an honourable discharge from Wales's Senior Infantry Regiment, is now shadowing the team at Sherford as he prepares to start his formal employment ... more

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Image for Football could be heading home for buyers with dazzling offer

Football really could be coming home for house hunters in its Western region, with Bovis Homes giving buyers a special treat on England match days*.

There could be triumph all round when the team play, as Bovis Homes is celebrating the sporting summer with an offer which will save new customers hundreds of pounds.

“We will be giving away our superb entertainment package on completion to anyone who reserves on an England match day, and as we're through to the knock-out stages, this fantastic promotion will hopefully go on and on!” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “This fantastic offer includes a 40-inch Smart television, an iPad and Bose wireless speakers – so your new home will be set-up for watch... more

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Image for There's more to see at new Devon location this weekend

Devon house hunters will be able to see more of a new part of the Fremington community as Bovis Homes opens the doors to its latest view home this weekend – and to celebrate the occasion, buyers will be able to benefit from a special offer.

Bovis Homes will be giving visitors the opportunity to look around the four-bedroom Harriet at its Water's Edge location on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, and they will be able to make the most of the summer if they reserve during the event as the house builder will be giving away a BBQ, fire pit and patio set to the buyer on completion.

“We're excited to be giving visitors the chance to see more of Water's Edge. It's a lovely location that has been carefully designed with a great open space for outdoor activities,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “If you are looking to move, it's worth popping into the sales centre to find out more about our ... more

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Bovis Homes' Southern Counties region has been working closely with local carpentry contractor MJHrycko on a new initiative aimed at maximising the quality and service given to customers

MJHrycko Carpentry Contractors partners with the regional customer care team on homes at their Shinfield Meadows, Emmbrook Place and Hatchwood Mill locations and has worked closely with the department to instil Bovis Homes' own values among its teams working on these sites.

This includes carrying out a series of seminars and audits with all its dedicated 'customer care' carpenters, as well as putting in place a system of 'sorry we missed you' cards for missed appointments, and implementing different colour shirts and hi-vis jackets to help customers differentiate between customer care carpenters and s... more

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Image for East Sussex new-build team celebrate major award for house builder excellence

A new homes location in East Sussex is celebrating a prestigious award for achieving the highest standards in housebuilding.

Assistant site manager Emil Lazar, and his colleagues at Burfield Grange in Hailsham, have been recognised for their on-site excellence and commitment to quality.

Emil is proud of the part he and the team have played in the success of the site, which will see former site manager Craig Coetzee pick up a Quality accolade in the London & South East region of the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the ... more

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Image for Fairford site manager Alan celebrates major award for house builder excellence

A Fairford site manager has won a prestigious award for hitting the highest standards in housebuilding.

Alan Cruikshanks is celebrating after being recognised for excellence in on-site management and delivering for customers at Bovis Homes' Keble Fields on London Road.

He picked up the gong in the South West region of the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the ... more

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Image for Housebuilding Royal Marine reservist heads to House of Commons event

A Royal Marine reservist, who is an award-winning site manager at a major house builder, has been invited to London today to mark Armed Forces Week.

Warrant officer Dale Burrell, who works for Bovis Homes in Bedfordshire, is attending the Reserves Day Reception at the House of Commons.

Dale, who has recently been recognised for excellence in his on-site management skills with an NHBC Pride in the Job Quality award at Wootton Park in Wootton, near Bedford, will be joined by his area build direct... more

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Image for Devon house hunters find out more about contemporary living at Cloakham Lawns

Since the company began in 1885, Bovis Homes has been evolving its property designs to fit with modern living, and this is continuing over 130 years later, with the local house builder's stylish three-storey homes proving a hit with buyers at its popular new Devon location.

At Bovis Homes' Cloakham Lawns in Axminster, the contemporary properties have been designed for today's lifestyles, but are also carefully crafted to take advantage of the stunning Devon surroundings.

On Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July, the house builder will be opening the doors to its three-storey Haydon – giving home seekers the chance to discover more about the designs and quality on offer at this up-and-coming new part o... more

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Image for Students go wild for wildlife at Worcestershire golf club

A group of students from a Worcestershire school recently had the chance to have a closer look at a range of reptiles that are being relocated to a specially designed new home in Pershore.

The Year 5 and 6 students from The River School visited The Vale Golf and Country Club in Pershore to learn all about the creatures that are being moved to the course from nearby Drakes Broughton, as part of a large reptile translocation project.

Parts of the course, which spans over 150 acres and includes areas of woodland, scrub and rough grassland, are being transformed into a new enriched habitat for the reptiles. The project is delivered through a partnership between housebuilder Bovis Homes, their environmental consultants The Environmental Dimension Partnership (EDP), ecological landscapers Three Shires Ltd and The... more

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Image for Rising site manager star Jack celebrates major award for house builder excellence

A 22-year-old site manager in Milton Keynes is celebrating after landing a prestigious award for hitting the highest standards in housebuilding.

Rising home-building star Jack Allen was recognised for his excellence in on-site management at Bovis Homes' Whitehouse Park location.

Despite only working in the role for 12 months, he was one of those selected out of more than 16,000 site managers across the country to win a National House Building Council (NHBC) Quality award. He picked up the gong in the Southern region of the Pride in the ... more

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Image for Charity benefits as a fiver is donated for every sales centre visitor

An Exeter-based charity has received a cash boost from a local house builder after it ran a special fund-raising initiative across the South West

Bovis Homes pledged to donate five pounds to FORCE Cancer Charity for every visitor to one of its sales centres in the South West in May.

Combined with the other fund-raising ideas this year, which has included raffles, a cutest pet competition, a World Cup sweepstake, dress-down days, a cream tea event and cake sales – it has seen £3,742 donated... more

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Image for Community to celebrate the next milestone for new Cheshire location

A local house builder will be hosting a special event to bring together the Wrenbury community and celebrate the next chapter of a new part of the Cheshire village.

Bovis Homes is inviting guests to visit its Marbury Meadows location on Saturday 7th July to celebrate the launch of a brand-new view home, which will be opened by Bessa Cador, headteacher at Wrenbury Primary School.

“We are excited to bring together residents and home hunters for this special occasion,” says Louise Macrae, regional marketing manager at Bovis Homes. “Our popular Marbury Meadows location is a wonderful new community and we are looking forward to giving visitors the chance to see more of it with the launch of our new five-bedroom Ox... more

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Image for Bovis Homes company induction: putting strong foundations in place

Starting a new job can be daunting but any fears built up before the Bovis Homes company induction were quickly dismantled.

I joined labourers, finance specialists, site managers and others from both site-based and office roles, for an informative and engaging session at the Bovis Homes Training Centre in Reading.

Adrian Myles, area customer care manager in the West Midlands region, was one of those taking part. He said he looked forward to being part of Bovis Homes' drive to being a t... more

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Image for Time running out for South West home buyers to make the most of stunning offer

South West home seekers will need to act fast if they want to take advantage of Bovis Homes' exclusive offer, which could save them thousands.

The house builder is running a five-week countdown offer which sees a variety of packages available, with one deal removed each week at its High View location in Paulton and Water's Edge location in Fremington.

“If you're looking for a new home, you should go and see our team in the sales centres asap,” says Stacey Banfield, regional marketing manager. “And you don't want to hang around - the sooner you act, the more you'll get included in your fantastic home ... more

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Image for Public invited to find out more about Sherford at Open House drop-in sessions

Those curious about life at Sherford and its future, or with any questions about the community under construction, are invited to attend a series of 'Open House' drop-in events taking place at the town over the coming months. 

Happening quarterly, these informal sessions are open to all. The intention is to offer everyone – from families already living at Sherford and members of neighbouring communities, to those considering moving to the town and local businesses – the opportunity to chat to the team behind the town's development and pose questions to experts from the Sherford Consortium, site team and representatives from the Local Authorities. &nbs... more

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Image for Hampshire home seekers to get new-build benefits at Basingstoke event

A local house-builder is hosting a special home-buyer event at a Hampshire location this weekend, providing visitors with advice about how to get moving.

Bovis Homes' Meet the Experts day is at its Nightingale View location in Basingstoke on Saturday 23rd June, where interested buyers can discuss their options with an independent mortgage advisor and local estate agent.

There will also be big benefits on offer for those who decide to reserve at the event, as Bovis Homes can save the buyers thousands of pounds with a special sta... more

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Berkshire house hunters are invited to find their dream home this weekend, as a new part of the Shinfield community opens the doors to a wide range of properties – and there will be big benefits for those who decide to reserve during the event.

Bovis Homes will be giving visitors the chance to look around five house types at an Open House event at its popular Shinfield Meadows location on Saturday 23rd June, giving home seekers the opportunity to see the style, layout and quality of the properties there.

“Buying a new home is a big decision and we're delighted that this weekend, in addition to viewing our stunning five-bedroom Chester show home, buyers will also have a chance to see a further four house types,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “On top of that, we're also going to be offering £3k worth of Ikea vouchers, £10k towards stamp duty, £4k towards flooring and £1k towards landscaping to those who complete having reserved this weekend – so that buyers will have the chance to make their house a home whe... more

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Image for Witney Rugby Club set to open sparkling new show homes

Two new Oxfordshire show homes will be the centre of attention when a local rugby team drops in to Bovis Homes' Witney location this weekend.

Witney Junior Rugby Club will be opening the show homes at Windrush Place on Saturday 23rd June as the home buying season really kicks off and visitors get their first glimpse of the three-bedroom Epsom and four-bedroom Canterbury house types.

And for those visitors converted into excited new-home buyers by the designs and quality on display, Bovis Homes will be giving away a special home-maker package worth hundreds of pounds to those who reserve their new hom... more

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Image for Home Reach event for Cheshire home hunters

Join us in Cheshire on Saturday 30th June between 11am - 3pm for our Home Reach event at one of the following developments and see how home ownership is now more accessible. We have a range of properties available at these developments for you to reserve.

With Home Reach, you buy a share of your chosen home and pay a low monthly rent on the part you don't buy. You get to choose whether you buy a bigger share of a lower priced home or a smaller share of a more expensive one. You can initially purchase between 50% and 75% of your Bovis Home. This means you will be able to live in your home as if you've bought it outright. You can buy more of your home in the future and stop paying rent on that part, and in due course own 100% of your home.

Come and take a look at one of the followi... more

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Image for New part of Headcorn community opens its doors this weekend

Kent home hunters can now find out more about the properties on offer at a highly-anticipated new part of the Headcorn community, as Bovis Homes launches Catkin Gardens

The local house-builder, which is moving its headquarters to nearby Kings Hill, is opening its sales centre on Saturday 23rd June, giving visitors the chance to find out more about the range of three, four and five-bedroom homes available.

“We are thrilled to be launching our Headcorn sales office,” says Candice McCabe, regional marketing manager. “We've already received a lot of interest in the new homes, so we're excited to now be able to welcome visitors to find out more, and give them the opportunity to reserve their ... more

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Image for Armed Forces Big Brew Fundraiser

Bovis Homes Mercia region are proud to be supporting our Armed Forces on Saturday 30th June as we take part in a fundraiser across five of our developments. We'll be serving tea's and cakes and holding a raffle with £50 Marks and Spencer's vouchers for each winner at each development! Raffle tickets cost £1 and all the proceeds from both the raffle and the refreshments go to SSAFA. Raffle drawn at 1pm.

So why not come along to one of the developments below for a cuppa and cake and show your support for our Armed Forces and all the work they do for our nation.

Pop along any time from 11am till 3pm on Saturday 30th June at one of the followi... more

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Somerset home seekers could benefit as a local house builder hosts two special events in the county this weekend, featuring fantastic offers and packages to help buyers secure their dream home.

Bovis Homes is holding a Forever home event at The Chase in Wincanton and a Let's get you moving weekend at Northfields in Somerton on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June.

“We're celebrating the summer and holding events to help those looking to move home,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “Whether you are looking to get on the housing ladder, find your forever home – or both – we've g... more

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Image for Special event set to help house hunters find their forever home in Braunton

A local house builder is hosting a special event this weekend to help Devon families find their forever home in the vibrant village of Braunton.

Bovis Homes is welcoming house hunters on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June to The Landings for a chance to take advantage of a range of offers, exclusively available during the eve... more

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Image for Warm welcome guaranteed as top team make dreams come true at Stortford Fields

With housing experts on hand to discuss buying options and a wide range of new properties available, home hunters are discovering more and more about Stortford Fields, a new part of the Hertfordshire community.

After a successful launch last month, Bovis Homes' new Bishop's Stortford location has welcomed a stream of interested purchasers, from first-time buyers and young couples, to families and retirees.

Greeting the visitors, sales advisors, Jackie Keegan and Julie Campbell can provide a wealth of information about the new homes and the area, as well as guiding purchasers through the buying process. Site manager, Daren Sparrow oversees the day-to-day building activities at Stortford Fields and has already hosted numerous buyers as they visit to see their new hom... more

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Image for Home builder hits the right note with support for brand-new Buckinghamshire music festival

Local house builder Bovis Homes was delighted to be part of a brand-new Buckinghamshire festival, which saw the community come together to enjoy an afternoon and evening of live music.

The inaugural Steeple Jam music festival took place on Saturday 9 June and saw bands and singers take to the stage to help raise money for Steeple Claydon School.

“The event was absolutely fantastic and we are thrilled to have been part of the very first Steeple Jam Music Festival,” says regional marketing manager, Heather Suffield. “Events like this are perfect for bringing communities together – so let's hope this was the... more

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Image for New town Northstowe and Help to Buy provide the perfect home for new family

With five children between them, Craig Emery and partner Dee Friel were looking for a home which would provide enough space for their new family, and thanks to Help to Buy, the couple found just what they were looking for in the new Cambridgeshire town of Northstowe.

Previously renting in Highfields Caldecote, Craig was keen to get back on the housing ladder following his divorce, and was looking for a spacious new home closer to his children's school.

“Buying a new home was part of me getting back on my feet,” says Craig, who owns a software consultancy. “I was keen to stop renting and move back to the Longstanton area, where I had l... more

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Image for New West Sussex community celebrates next stage

A local house builder is inviting guests to visit its Hurstpierpoint location for a special event to celebrate the next chapter for the new community.

Bovis Homes launched its popular Bramble Park location last year and is excited to be opening the doors to its new sales centre on Saturday 9th June.

“We're looking forward to celebrating with home hunters and local people at the weekend, giving them the first look around our new bespoke sales centre,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “Guests can enjoy a glass of bubbly while taking a tour around our beautiful show homes and our sales team will be on hand to provide information about the new... more

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Image for New choice for Didcot home seekers as Bovis Homes launches Hadden Grove location

Oxfordshire house hunters can now find out more about a highly-anticipated new part of the Didcot community as Bovis Homes opens the doors to its sales centre.

Located off Hadden Hill road, the new Hadden Grove location offers a range of two to four-bedroom homes in a variety of styles and layouts.

“There's been such a lot of interest in Hadden Grove and we're delighted that home seekers can now find out more and reserve a property there,” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “Visitors can pick up a brochure, see the site plan and receive further information about the range of h... more

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Image for Popular Winchester location reaches awards final

Local house builder Bovis Homes is celebrating after it was announced that its prestigious Winchester Village location has made it into the finals of the South Coast Property Awards.

The stunning location has grown into a popular new Hampshire community and has now been named as a 'Development of the Year' finalist.

“We are delighted to be a contender for this award,” says Hollie Lockhart, regional marketing manager at Bovis Homes. “We're very proud of Winchester Village and the close-knit community which is de... more

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Image for Shifnal cricket club secures sponsorship for a second year

A Shropshire cricket club are enjoying success on and off the field after receiving continued support from a local house-builder.

Bovis Homes, which has recently joined the Shifnal community with its Iddeshale Gardens location, has agreed to sponsor the town's popular cricket club, which is based off Priorslee Road, for the second consecutive year.

“Shifnal Cricket Club is a wonderful asset for the local community and we are delighted to, have been given the opportunity to show our support once again,” says regional marketing manager, Louise Macrae. “We wish the club the best of luck for the season and we'll be ch... more

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Image for New part of Wellington community opens its doors this weekend

Bringing a range of new homes to Wellington, Bovis Homes' Haygate Fields location will be unveiled to the public this weekend.

Haygate Fields will feature a variety of three, four and five-bedroom homes, offering Shropshire house hunters a fresh property selection when its sales office launches on Saturday 2nd June.

“We're really excited to be opening Haygate Fields to the public,” says regional marketing manager, Louise MacRae. “It's a lovely location, which has been carefully designed with footpaths, public open spaces ... more

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Image for New homes for top Hampshire location

Recently announced as one of the top places to live in the country, Petersfield has a lot to offer its residents, with shops and markets, walks and restaurants, museums and a theatre.

And for those looking to move there, opportunity is knocking as Bovis Homes unveils Beaumont Place on the outskirts of the historic market town, a spectacular new location, which offers a variety of two to five-bedroom properties for Hampshire home hunters.

“Beaumont Place is shaping up to become a wonderful new part of the Petersfield community,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “It's been carefully designed to create an attractive and spacious neighbourhood. It has footpaths running throughout and includes lots of green public open spaces for leis... more

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Househunters in south Oxfordshire will soon have the opportunity to buy a brand-new property from leading housebuilder Bovis Homes, after it received detailed planning for up to 116 new homes in Shrivenham.

The plans, for land off Townsend Road, include a range of 70 three to five-bedroom house for sale on the open market, and a further 46 (40%) allocated as much-needed affordable homes. Of the affordable homes, which will be owned and managed by a registered provider, a quarter will be reserved for shared ownership, while the remainder will be offered for rent.

Alongside the properties, Bovis Homes will be providing a children's play area and attractive areas of public open space. The delivery of the homes will also see the housebuilder make financial contributions towards the village hall and sports facilities as well as bus services and educa... more

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Image for Bovis Homes announces partnership with charity, Building for the Future

A long-term sponsorship deal between Bovis Homes' Southern Counties region and Wokingham based charity, Building for the Future, has been secured.

The deal will part fund two Saturday clubs which run on the third Saturday of every month at 'Our House', the group's centre which opened in 2014. Building for the Future supports children with disabilities and, or, additional needs and currently help over 500 families. The parent led charity provide a fully accessible and rather unique space, including a sensory room, gaming area and soft play for young people. Building for the Future welcomes the entire family to its activities and therapy, meaning that siblings, parents and carers are supported too.

Jane Homes, chief executive officer at Building for the Future said: “'We are extremely grateful to Bovis Homes for supporting our charity, Building for the Future, a purpose-designed community centre for disabled children and their families in Wokingham Borough and sur... more

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Image for Bovis Homes is helping little feet take big steps to improve their health

A local business has generously sponsored two schools across the UK so they can take part in Walk to School Week (21 – 25 May), the campaign to get children moving more from Living Streets, the UK charity for everyday walking. 

Bovis Homes has allocated funds so that schools in Ipswich and Norfolk can receive Walk to School Week resource packs for KS1 and KS2 to help get pupils walking.

The resources are designed to help challenge and encourage children to walk to school and can be a stepping stone to year-round activity. Last year, over 14,000 classes took part in Walk to School Week; that's approximately 400,000 children wa... more

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Image for 5 week countdown in the South West

Our South West region is offering you the 'complete package' which could save you thousands on your new Bovis Home.

Over a 5 week period we will be offering you a selection of fantastic incentives such as; mortgage paid for 6 months, £1,000 towards legal fees, £1,000 Ikea vouchers, £500 towards moving, and just a £99 reservation fee for your brand new home.

But you'll need to hurry! One of these great offers will be knocked off each week so the quicker you act, the mo... more

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Image for Sparkling new Buckinghamshire show home in village setting unveiled

A new location on the outskirts of a Buckinghamshire village is opening the doors to its stunning new five-bedroom show home and house hunters are invited to celebrate this special occasion.

The much-anticipated Nightingale Fold in Steeple Claydon brings a range of four and five-bedroom homes to the area and the house-builder, Bovis Homes, is now giving interested buyers the opportunity to take a first look at the new part of the community. And, if they like what they see, buyers on Saturday 26 May will receive an entertainment package on completion.

“We're excited to be giving visitors the chance to see the style and charm of the new homes at Nightingale Fold,” says Heather Suffield, regional marketing manager. “We're hosting an exciting event on Saturday where home seekers can see the new show home, The Ascot, and also receive an entertainment package on completion if they decide to reserve which includes a 50-inch 4K Smart TV, Bose Solo 5 TV Sound System, Amazon Echo and an iPad. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary mocktail while they find out more about... more

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Image for King Alfred Academy site gets new lease of life with homes approval

Plans to turn a former school site in Wantage into a new community of brand new homes, have been given the official go-ahead.

The King Alfred School's East Site, which was formerly home to Year 7 and 8 pupils, was handed over to leading housebuilder Bovis Homes in January. The firm has now received planning approval to begin work to remove the site's disused buildings and construct 150 new homes on the land.

The new properties will range from one-bedroom apartments through to five-bedroom family homes, with as many as 60 of the homes being allocated as affordable housing, to be managed by a local regi... more

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Image for History in the making as house building gets under way at Stanton Cross with first brick laid

Wellingborough's major new mixed-use development Stanton Cross has reached another key milestone, with the very first house-brick being laid at the site.

The brick was laid by Councillor Martin Griffiths, Leader of Wellingborough Borough Council, and overseen by representatives of lead developer Bovis Homes to symbolise the historic beginning of construction work on the first of 3,650 homes to be built at the site.

It follows the completion of major infrastructure works to install two bridges over the Midland Main Line and River Ise, which will connect the development to the town of Welling... more

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Image for Bright future for Apprentice of the Year

Two big names in the building industry joined forces to support a young Maidstone carpenter by making sure he has the top tools for his trade.

Jake March, a second-year carpentry apprentice, was presented with over £2,500 worth of equipment to help him carve out a successful career from his employer, Bovis Homes, and builders' merchants, Jewson.

“We are only too pleased to help Jake out like this,” says Candice McCabe, regional marketing manager at Bovis Homes. “A good workman is only as good as his tools - and Jake has exceled since he joined us so deserves this support. We're delighted to be able to reward him for his dedication to the job by contributing toward... more

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Image for Bovis Homes lands major RHS award with family-friendly Festival show garden

A local home builder is celebrating success at this year's RHS Malvern Spring Festival after securing a Silver-Gilt medal at the prestigious event with its show garden.

The Bovis Homes family garden attracted wide-spread attention at this year's event thanks to its inspirational, yet achievable design, which was created as an outdoor space that families could replicate at home.

“We are over the moon with our medal, and the response that the garden has received from visitors,” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “We've had so many compliments and it's really captured the imagination, with many people saying that they are going to replicate aspects in th... more

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Image for House-builder helps local school to celebrate success at RHS Malvern Festival

Parents and students are celebrating at a Worcestershire school after securing a top position in the School's Garden Challenge at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

The only school from the town to participate, Malvern Wells Primary School created a Tudor-themed garden which saw them bag a Highly Commended award in the annual event. This is the third time the school has taken part in the Festival and this year's result is the best yet!

"We are thrilled with the result," says parent volunteer Chris Bayley. "The children really enjoyed the whole project, starting with the design workshops, through to growing many of the plants, building the garden and best of all, being at the Spring Festival. We would like to thank all of our supporters and local sponsors [including Roger Allport Nurseries, Caves Folly Nurseries and Bovis Homes], who helped to make ... more

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Image for New Horam homes get green light from planners

National housebuilder Bovis Homes is bringing a wide range of new homes to Horam in East Sussex, after proposals were approved by local planners.

The site off Horebeech Lane, on the eastern edge of Horam, will become home to a total of 123 new properties, of which 43 will be designated as much-needed affordable housing, including a mix of rented and shared ownership homes.

The plans also include provision for children's play areas, as well as extensive landscaping, including enhanced woodland, and large areas of pub... more

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Image for Fun at Longhedge Village as new play park opens

Playtime at a new village community in Wiltshire just got interesting, with the first play park at the location being unveiled for younger residents to enjoy.

Families living in and around Longhedge Village near Salisbury can now benefit from this fantastic fun facility, which has been funded by Bovis Homes and Linden Homes.

“Longhedge Village is a superb new community and we're delighted to be able to enhance the location with this great new play park!” says Hollie Lockhart, regional marketing manager. “It's a lovely location, with a great Bovis Homes team in place, and we're sure lots of families will enjoy th... more

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Image for New part of Bishop's Stortford community launches

Hertfordshire home hunters will be able to find out more about a brand-new range of properties as Bovis Homes unveils its highly-anticipated Stortford Fields location.

Bringing a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes to Bishop's Stortford, Bovis Homes' new location will launch its sales centre on Saturday 12th May and the team are excited to welcome home seekers to find out more.

“We've had so much interest in our Stortford Fields location and we are delighted to give home seekers the opportunity to come and visit us to discover more about the exciting new properties that will be available,” says Candice McCabe, regional marketing manager. “The team are on hand every day to provide information about the homes and also to answer any questions. You'll be able to see the site plan, pick up a brochure and find out more about the designs and our range of purchase ass... more

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Image for Malvern school goes back to Tudor times for RHS Spring Festival

A Worcestershire school will be bringing back the Tudors at this year's RHS Malvern Spring Festival thanks to help from a local home builder.

Bovis Homes has sponsored Malvern Wells Primary School's entry in the Festival's School Garden Challenge, where students are this year tasked with demonstrating what they think makes Britain truly grea... more

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Image for Devon MP Gary Streeter officially opens new Sherford skills training centre

Gary Streeter, Member of Parliament for South West Devon, officially opened Sherford's new £370,000 Skills Training Centre, celebrating the occasion alongside key dignitaries, the Sherford Consortium, local training providers and construction contractors at the new development.

Based at Sherford, and already welcoming its first trainees, the one-of-a-kind facility marks a major, long-term commitment to addressing and reducing the region's skills challenge. The training centre will engage military veterans, apprentices, local contractors, as well as those currently working at Sherford, boosting manual skills by providing training and experience across numerous trades.

The training centre boasts two classrooms, a workshop and an outdoor training area, providing trainees with the opportunity to learn at the heart of one of the region's largest new developments.  Those using the training centre will be supported by expert onsite teams and teaching staff, as well as a dedicated training centre co-ordinator based at the ... more

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Image for New Norwich home leads to surprise proposal

Moving into a new house is an exciting time for all couples, but the occasion was made even more special for Robyn Edwards when her boyfriend Chris Sainty got down on one knee and proposed in their brand-new Norwich home.

Unbeknown to Robyn, Chris had devised a plan to ask her to marry him on the day they picked up the keys to their new property at Bovis Homes' location in Cringleford.

“We're not showy people, so I wanted to do something which was quite private,” says Chris. “But, I wanted it to be meaningful and this was our first home together, so it was a ... more

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Image for Bovis Homes shows backing for local cancer charity with visitor pledge

Local housebuilder Bovis Homes has given its backing to an Exeter-based cancer charity with a new fundraising initiative for the month of May.

The company's South West region will donate five pounds to FORCE Cancer Charity for every visitor on their first call to one of its sales offices across the region in May. It is the latest in a raft of fundraising initiatives that the region has undertaken for FORCE, its charity of the year for 2018.

Bovis Homes regional marketing manager Stacey Banfield said: “We're delighted to be continuing our support for FORCE, which will mean more key funding for an organisation that does brilliant work helping local people living with cancer and ... more

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Image for Thousands could be saved for North Devon families with a dream home 'just weeks away'

Moving up the housing ladder and finding a forever home could be just weeks away for families in North Devon, thanks to the wide range of purchase assistance schemes now available from a local home builder.

With a superb selection of family homes available in Fremington and Braunton, Bovis Homes is making that move up the housing ladder much more achievable, and buyers could soon be moving into their dream place and saving thousands of pounds in the process.

“The thought of moving can be particularly stressful, and even more so when you have a family to consider,” says regional marketing manager Stacey Banfield. “However, moving into a brand-new home can alleviate many of... more

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Image for Local house builder puts visitors in the picture to find out what makes a house a home

They say home is where the heart is, and from now until 31st May, a local house builder is asking visitors what makes a house a home as part of a special selfie competition.

Guests at Bovis Homes' locations across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire are sharing their thoughts on what home means to them, to enter a prize draw which could see them win £100 in M&S vouchers.

Whether it's a place where memories are created with family and friends, or it's somewhere you find peace from a busy modern lifestyle, Bovis Homes is asking what makes your ... more

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Image for Help is on hand for first-time buyers

First-time buyers in Northamptonshire can find out the benefits of buying a new-build home at a special event hosted by Bovis Homes this weekend, and if they reserve a home will be able to snap up an entertainment package worth thousands.

Bovis Homes is inviting home hunters to its Silverstone Leys location on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April for its first-time buyers' event where sales advisors and an independent mortgage advisor will be on hand to help buyers make that move and get on the property ladder.

“Buying your first home is a special and exciting time,” says Heather Suffield regional marketing manager. “This weekend, we'll be giving away an entertainment package if you reserve a new home. You'll be set-up when you move into your new home with a 50inch smart television, Amazon Echo, iPad and a Bose Solo... more

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Image for New Northamptonshire community comes to life

The long-lost village of Glassthorpe Grange is now becoming a flourishing new part of the Northamptonshire community, as families settle into their homes and new residents move in.

Bovis Homes' Glassthorpe Grange in the village of Flore is named after nearby 'long depopulated' Glassthorpehill and has come alive this year as buyers discover the charm of the new neighbourhood. With a range of four and five-bedroom homes and a variety of purchase assistance schemes, home seekers are invited to find out more on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd April at its special home hunters event.

“It's worth visiting our sales team to see how we can help to get you moving,” said regional marketing manager Heather Suffield. “Our team can tell you about the range of purchase assistance schemes available and if you reserve this month, you can benefit from our entertainment package which we'll be giving to anyone who reserves a new home at Glassthorpe Grange until ... more

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Image for Family entertainment at West Midlands locations

A local house builder is hosting a home hunters event at its Bidford-on-Avon and Banbury locations this weekend, where children can get involved in a cookie and cake decorating workshop and buyers will benefit from a further sweet offer.

Bovis Homes is inviting families to its Bidford Leys location on Saturday 21st April and Longford Park on Sunday 22nd April to enjoy a special event where they can make and take away a variety of sweet treats. For those who reserve a new home on the day, the house builder will be providing further entertainment with its exclusive package.

“Visitors are welcome to drop in throughout the day to join us and the chefs to decorate some sweet treats!” says regional marketing manager, Heather Suffield. “While the children are entertained, we can tell you more about the new homes as well as give you details about the fantastic of... more

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Image for Kind-hearted quintet get on their bikes to raise £10,000 for charity

Five parents from Cheltenham are aiming to raise £10,000 for a charity close to their hearts by embarking on a near 300-mile cycle ride from London to Paris.

Stephanie Spry, Emily Archer, Rachel Jones, Kate Roby and Dom Cook – riding as the Tour de Friends – will get on their bikes in support of Sands, which offers help and advice for anyone affected by the death of a baby.

Some members of the group have been directly affected by such a tragedy and were grateful for the support they received f... more

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Image for Construction of Sherford's first primary school now well underway

Sherford's first primary school, Sherford Vale, is now one step closer to welcoming pupils, with construction of the main buildings continuing to progress quickly. Marking a monumental milestone in the development of the Devon community, local dignitaries, members of the Sherford Consortium and the first Sherford Vale teachers met at the new town to celebrate the occasion.

Located at the heart of Sherford, and with construction starting in Autumn 2017, the first permanent school structures are in the process of being completed, including the main school building, first classrooms, as well as an outside play area. With the recent addition of a new roof, works will also soon focus on the school's interior, with doors set to open to pupils from September 2018.

420 primary places will be available to children between the ages of 2-11 at Sherford Vale, with applications now open on the Devon County Council website. Representing a £6m plus investment into community infrastructure, the new school is being funded and constructed by the Sherford Consortium - the partnership of award-winning homebuilders, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey – with £1m also being pledged towards its creation by Devon... more

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Image for Sparkling showcase event at new Cambridgeshire community

Cambridgeshire house hunters are invited to find out more about a flourishing new community this weekend as Bovis Homes hosts a showcase event for its brand-new show home at Northstowe

On Saturday 14th April, visitors will be able to have the first look around the three-bedroom Winchcombe and find out more about the exciting new town which is located close to Longstanton. To celebrate, not only will Bovis Homes be treating guests to some refreshments but will also be offering a special gift to those who reserve a new home on launch day.

“We're looking forward to welcoming guests to our showcase event and for them to take a tour around our stunning new show home,” says regional marketing manager, Deborah Rigger. “Northstowe is a wonderful neighbourhood and it's been lovely to watch the community spirit s... more

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Image for New Aston Clinton neighbourhood launches

A new part of the Aston Clinton community will be unveiled to the public this weekend with local house builder, Bovis Homes, opening the doors of its show home and sales centre.

Aston Brook will bring a range of three to five-bedroom properties to the Buckinghamshire village and is inviting home seekers to celebrate its launch on Saturday 14th April.

“We're proud to be opening our Aston Brook location and excited to show visitors around our five-bedroom show home,” says regional marketing manager, Deborah Rigger. “It's a stunning new development, close to open countryside and within walking distance of the amenities with... more

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Image for Superior interiors prize draw - win £100 vouchers!

Followers of Bovis Homes' Facebook page are in with a chance of winning £100 worth of vouchers for the next five weeks, as Bovis Homes launches its superior interiors prize-draw.

With a stunning range of show homes across the country, Bovis Homes' stylish interior designs can provide home owners with inspiration for their own abode, and now the house builder will be sharing pictures of its beautful rooms on social media as part of a prize-draw which will see five lucky followers win £100 vouchers each!

For the next five weeks Bovis Homes' Facebook followers will be able to see some stunning imagery from its show homes. Starting on Monday 9th April, Bovis Homes will be asking its followers to select their favourite interior shot from a choice of four pictures. By liking and commenting on the post with their preferred choice, A, B, C or D, they will be entered in to ... more

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Image for Special treats donated to children at Demelza House

Staff at a Kent-based home builder went on a month-long Easter egg hunt to help a local children's hospice.

Bovis Homes' South East regional office collected over 70 eggs to give to Demelza House, along with a range of arts and craft materials for the children to enjoy.

Community fundraiser at Demelza Hospice Care for Children, Jennifer Heritage, said: “The donation of Easter eggs and crafts went a long way in helping our children and families enjoy Easter as a family and create precious memories w... more

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Image for Cash boost for Winchester hospice close to the heart of house builder staff

A Winchester-based hospice for children and young adults has been handed a donation of more than £3,500 from a leading local housebuilder with a strong staff connection to the charity.

Naomi House and Jacksplace were chosen as the worthy recipients of the recent fundraising efforts from Bovis Homes' Southern Counties region, whose commercial director has seen his son receive expert care from the hospice in recent months.

John Kelly's son Tom was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rare muscle-wasting condition, aged just six in 2009. It is a life-limiting disord... more

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Image for Exciting new partnership unlocks the door for home seekers

Home hunters who feel locked out of the property market could find the key at a range of Bovis Homes locations, where a variety of homes are available with a new, affordable buying option.

Bovis Homes is working in partnership with residential property provider heylo to offer Home Reach, a part-buy part-rent option on selected properties at the popular new ... more

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Image for Have your mortgage paid until 2019 with stunning Bovis Homes offer

Home seekers across the South West can benefit from a stunning spring and summer offer from Bovis Homes, which could see them save thousands of pounds for the rest of the year.

Under the special scheme, for reservations taken on or before June 30th in its South West region, Bovis Homes is offering to pay the buyer's regular mortgage payments on that home until the start of 2019.

“We're excited to be offering this fantastic deal to our home buyers,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “Paying a mortgage is most people's biggest expense, so this would really free-up a lot of extra spending money for the latest household items or s... more

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Image for Bovis Homes hosts pop-up petting zoo on Good Friday

A new part of the Gloucestershire community will come alive with 'neighs', 'cheeps' and 'baas' on Good Friday, as a range of animals are welcomed to the location to celebrate the holidays.

Bovis Homes' Centurion View at Coopers Edge is hosting the mobile petting zoo, and the team is inviting families to come and say hello to the cuddly creatures. In addition to a range of fluffy animals, there will be a pony, lambs and pigmy goats for children to see and stroke.

“We're really looking forward to the Easter bunny and his friends visiting us!” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “The petting zoo will be here on Friday 30 March, from 11am until 2pm and it'll be a great activity for fam... more

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Image for Modern centre is set to be at the heart of new Banbury community

Bovis Homes representatives were proud to attend a special ceremony marking a major step forward in a scheme delivering a wide range of community facilities to part of Oxfordshire.

They joined local dignitaries from Cherwell District Council to celebrate the start of construction work on a community centre for the benefit of new and existing residents at Longford Park, just two miles from Banbury town centre.

The new building, which will open to the community this summer, will include a large hall, office space and meeting rooms, and a dedicated youth wing featuring a hall and a coffee bar, along with gardens... more

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Image for Home seekers get chance to find out more about new part of Witney community

Home seekers in Oxfordshire can now find out more about the properties at a highly-anticipated new part of the Witney community, as Bovis Homes launches 'Windrush Place'.

The house-builder is opening its sales centre at the development on Friday 30th March, giving visitors the chance to find out more about the range of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties available.

“We're so excited to be launching Windrush Place,” says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “We've had a lot of interest in this location, so it's great that people can now come in and reserve their... more

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Image for Local home builder gets green fingers for Malvern Spring Festival

A home builder has joined forces with local landscape designer Dan Ryan to create a show-stopping show garden for this year's RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

With the aim of creating the perfect outside space to complement its properties and fire the imagination of its customers, The Bovis Homes family garden will showcase plants and features from local suppliers.

“We're really excited to be part of this year's RHS Malvern Spring Festival and we're thrilled with our family garden designed by Dan,” says regional marketing manager, ... more

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Image for Kit boost for young Stourport team

A Worcestershire-based youth football team is sporting a fresh new look this season thanks to a donation from local house builder Bovis Homes. 

Rock Sports Rovers Under 8s is a new team, based in Stourport-on-Severn, and the people behind the club have been working hard to get all the equipment they need ahead of the new season. 

That hard work has now paid off, thanks to a donation of £800 from Bovis Homes, who will supply the boys' new red and white away kit for the coming season. The company has a number of new homes locations nearby, including the new Millwood Meadows development in Redditch, and is keen to support youth initiatives in the area.
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AN Exeter-based team are striving to be at the technical forefront of residential home design as they look to introduce new and innovative initiatives to housebuilding in the South West.

Working for local builder Bovis Homes, the group are now looking for ambitious and talented architects and engineers to join them on their journey as they look to transform the region's housebuilding landscape.

Using techniques such as 3D visualising, drone filming and Building Information Modelling (BIM), the Head of Engineering sees 2018 being a... more

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Image for South West home seekers offered Easter bonanza by Bovis Homes

South West families will be having an egg-citing time at a range of Bovis Homes locations across the region this Easter, as the house builder hosts a variety of activities to celebrate the holiday.

And the fun could continue for a whole year for some, as Bovis Homes is giving away an annual family pass to Crealy Great Adventure Park with every reservation made over the weekend.

“We're inviting families to join us this Easter to enjoy the activities we have on offer,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “We'll be hosting a colouring competition, which gives children the chance to win a chocolatey treat, and some of our locations will be holding special Easter egg hunts on Saturday 31st March and Su... more

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Image for Innovative new Lichfield show home gets buyers connected

Staffordshire house seekers are being wowed by an innovative new show home in Lichfield, which gives visitors a taste of high-tech living.

Bovis Homes' Roman Heights location recently launched two new show homes, 'The Canterbury' and 'The Sheringham', with one of the properties kitted out to demonstrate how smart technology can work in harmony with the home and enhance day-to-day living.

If visitors like what they see, customers can choose to have their own connected home when they purchase... more

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Image for Special home buyers weekend will help purchasers to make a dream Devon move

Axminster home hunters can find out more about how to get on and up the housing ladder at a special weekend event hosted by a local home-builder.

Bovis Homes is inviting home seekers to its Cloakham Lawns location in Axminster on the 24th and 25th March to find out more about how they could benefit with Help to Buy or the new Home Reach scheme.

“This weekend, along with our sales team, there will also be a mortgage advisor on hand so interested buyers can find out more about their options,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “We offer a wide range of purchase assistance schemes which means that dream move could be much easier ... more

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Future residents of a new part of an Oxfordshire community will be able to enjoy an array of wildlife on their doorstep, as a variety of habitats are created and retained as part of a new homes scheme.

As part of the work the team at Bovis Homes' Hadden Grove location in Didcot have developed a new home for newts and frogs and are also preserving trees and woodland to enhance the natural surroundings at the location.

“We've created the reptile abode close to a pond on the site to provide a dark, cool area for them to shelter,” says assistant site manager, Rachel Colin. “We've used natural materials from around the site, such as wood and turf, to build the shelter and have also created other habitats for wildlife using the... more

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Image for Clock ticking for buyers as new part of Salford Priors community nears completion

Warwickshire home seekers will need to act fast if they want to move into a new Bovis Home at Salford Priors, as there is now only one property remaining!

With interest in the final property high, the home builder is hosting an open weekend on the 24th and 25th March at the popular Walnut Grange location.

“Walnut Grange has grown into a lovely neighbourhood and we're looking forward to welcoming the final residents to complete the community,” says Heather Suffield, regional mar... more

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First phase of new community earns international recognition from trade assessment scheme, CEEQUAL

While still in the first phase of construction, Sherford's sustainability credentials have already been internationally recognised, with the new community development scooping an award from sustainability assessment scheme, CEEQUAL.

Supporting best practice across civil engineering, infrastructure, construction and landscaping projects, and despite being only at the start of its 20-year development, the Sherford Consortium was awarded the accreditation by demonstrating its commitment to developing a sustainable community, going beyond the industry m... more

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Image for Bovis Homes and partners to create wonderful wildlife haven at Worcestershire golf club

The Vale Golf and Country Club in Pershore will be receiving some new visitors later this year as it welcomes hundreds of grass snakes and slow worms relocated from nearby Drakes Broughton, along with a host of other new wildlife.

The new reptile-friendly habitat created on the 300-acre site is the result of a partnership between housebuilder Bovis Homes, environmental consultants EDP, ecological landscapers Three Shires Ltd and the club.

The 10-year project, which is being funded by Bovis Homes, will see areas of the course transformed with new wildflower meadows, woodland rides and glades, and the installation of bird, bat and insect hibernation boxes. Designed by EDP, the new enriched habitat will be delivered ... more

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Image for Home buyer weekend will get Hampshire home seekers moving

A local house-builder is hosting a special home buyer event at two of its Hampshire locations this weekend, providing visitors with advice about how to get moving.

Bovis Homes is inviting house seekers to its Bishopstoke and Winchester locations on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March to find out more about how they could benefit with Help to Buy or the new Home Reach scheme.

“It can seem like a daunting challenge if you are a first-time buyer or looking to move up the housing ladder,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “But that dream move could be much easier than you think. We have a range of purchase assistance schemes available - whether you are a first-time buyer or an existing home owner – and we can provide you with that extra support you might nee... more

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Image for Model village brings learning to life at Hampshire school

A new learning tool has been donated to a Hampshire school by Bovis Homes, helping pupils in a variety of subjects, including computer animation, geography and design.

The local home builder has given a model of its new Winchester Village location to Kings' School, and pupils from all age groups across a range of departments have been taking advantage of the small-scale replica.

“The model has been used for a whole host of things,” says Ian Pickles, Business Manager at Kings' School in Winchester. “It is currently located in our Business and Enterprise Suite and it is being used and analysed enthusiastically... more

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Image for Home seekers given opportunity to find out about new Petersfield community

St Patrick's Day will be house hunting day in Hampshire, as Bovis Homes launches a highly-anticipated new part of the Petersfield community.

The local house-builder is opening its marketing suite at 'Beaumont Place' on Saturday 17th March, giving visitors the chance to find out more about the range of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties available there.

“We're really excited to be launching Beaumont Place,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “We've had so much interest, so we are delighted that we can now invite purchasers in to find out more. Those who are looking to buy a home there, will have the pick of the plots if they reserv... more

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Image for Working together at Sherford cements happy relationship for construction

Stuart Beesley and Belinda Speak have built a happy and successful partnership – both on and off the Devon new-home site where they spend their working hours.

Not only do Stuart and Belinda share an Exeter home as an engaged couple, they are now working together for housebuilder Bovis Homes as part of the team creating a major new community in the heart of Devon.

Stuart has recently been appointed as project manager and Belinda the site manager at Sherford, the fantastic new community taking shape just outside Plymouth, where the exciting plans include a variety of high-quality facilities, including new schools, a sports centr... more

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Image for Devon apprentice wins national award

An Exeter-based apprentice has beaten off competition from across the country to win the accolade of Apprentice of the Year at a national builder's annual awards.

Beth Ricketts, who has been working at Bovis Homes' South West's regional office in Exeter for a year and a half, secured the honour at a recent awards ceremony held in Gloucestershire.

“Beth has a great attitude and consistently works to a high standard,” says Roger Morton, Head of Talent at Bovis Homes. “We've had fantastic feedback from customers who have highlighted her brilliant service and expressed how... more

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Image for Spring selling season offers fantastic opportunities for buyers

Berkshire house buyers who spring into action now can take advantage of some fantastic opportunities across the county and avoid stressful delays before moving into their dream home.

Bovis Homes, which has locations in Shinfield, Wokingham and Hatchwood Mill, has a variety of homes ready to move into right now, and buyers can step in and take advantage of some fantastic offers.

“At this time of year, many people start to consider moving, but one of the most frustrating things can be the waiting,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “However, we've got a range of fantastic new homes available now, which means buyers could be mo... more

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Image for Dream move to Bidford-on-Avon for Rebecca, Adam... and Gilbert

All the boxes were ticked for Rebecca Summers and Adam Inman when they found their dream Warwickshire house at Bovis Homes' Bidford Leys location.

Looking for a brand-new property, Rebecca and Adam found their perfectly designed four-bed home before they had even decided on the right location.

“We saw this Bovis Home design featured in a video and just fell in love with it,” says Rebecca. “It was amazing – exactly what we we... more

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A transformation is taking place in a corner of Chipping Ongar – and local people are being invited to find out more.

Bovis Homes is opening its sales cabin at Livingstone Gardens, a new location bringing a range of three to five-bedroom properties to the Essex market town on Saturday 3 March. The site, which was previously part of Fyfield Business Park, is being transformed into a brand-new part of the community which will provide much-needed new homes to the area.

“There's a lot going on at our Chipping Ongar location,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “As well as bringing new homes to the area, we're building new recreational facilities at the site, including astro turf and grass football pitches, for the whole community to use. We're also creating a car park for the businesses and organisations at the nearby... more

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Image for New home owners Zenzo and Tania praise customer-focused team at Ipswich location

Suffolk housebuyers Zenzo and Tania Mpofu have been delighted with the continuing support provided by Bovis Homes after purchasing and moving into their first brand-new home.

The couple said that the friendly and knowledgeable sales team at the Ribbans Park location near Ipswich have supported them at every step on their home-buying journey, offering expertise and key information about purchase assistance schemes such the 'Help to Buy – Equity Loan'.

Zenzo and Tania are now among the thousands of buyers who have been assisted by 'Help to Buy' since it was launched by the Gov... more

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Image for Local home builder and charity join forces to help fight cancer

An Exeter-based organisation has been selected by Bovis Homes' South West regional staff as their charity for 2018, as they look to raise more money than ever before for a cause close to their hearts.

Staff at the housebuilder's Exeter office have decided to raise funds for FORCE Cancer Charity, a local organisation which is currently supporting a Bovis Homes colleague who has been diagnosed with the disease.

“We regularly raise funds for charities and local organisations, with cake sales, dress down days and raffles,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “This year we are dedicated to raising as much as possible for FORCE and we've already got a number of events plann... more

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Image for Home seekers get chance to find out more about the new part of the Ifield community

Home seekers in West Sussex now have the opportunity to find out more about the properties at a highly-anticipated new part of the Ifield community, as Bovis Homes launches 'The Maples'.

The house-builder has just opened a sales cabin at the location, giving visitors the chance to find out more about the range of three, four and five-bedroom properties available.

“There's been such a lot of interest in The Maples,” says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “We're keen to give local people the chance to pop in to see us and ask about the homes. They can see the range of house types available, see the site layout, pick up a brochure and can now reserve ... more

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Image for Unique show home launches at Shinfield location

A local house-builder has launched a new show home at its Shinfield location and is inviting Berkshire home hunters to visit and find out more about this new part of the community.

Bovis Homes has opened the doors to the two-bedroomshow home at Shinfield Meadows, which joins the five-bedroom Chester and two-bedroom Southwold in providing members of the public with the opportunity to see the style and quality of the homes available at the location.

“We're really excited for visitors to see our new show home,” says Hollie Lockhart, regional marketing manager. “This is the first Amberley house type design which has been used as a show home by Bovis Homes, and we're proud to have it here at Shi... more

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Image for New figures reveal progress made in creation of Sherford

New figures have revealed the tremendous progress made in the construction of Sherford the new Devon community, in just two years. Since construction began in 2016, over 120 homes have already been completed and another 150 are in progress. Sherford is already a thriving new community with over 89 residents now living at the town and more poised to move in.

Emma Smith, Sales and Marketing Director, Sherford Consortium – the partnership of homebuilders responsible for the new community, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey – said: “As a town set to be home to over 12,000 people, the work and manpower which has already taken place to create Sherford in two years is fantastic. This goes beyond the construction of the homes, as it includes the extensive planning and infrastructure required to ensure Sherford is a high quality, sustainable new communi... more

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Image for Northwich boathouse is a stroke closer thanks to Bovis Homes

A Cheshire rowing club has received a cash boost from local house-builder Bovis Homes, helping it move closer to reaching its funding target for a new boathouse.

Northwich Rowing Club started demolishing its old boathouse, which is over 100 years old, last autumn, but discovered that the ground was unstable and additional funds would be needed to complete the project.

“When we heard about the club's problem, we were keen to support the appeal,” says regional marketing assistant, Rachel Skelton. “Securing the funds for the boathouse initially must have been no easy feat, and to then have this unexpected cost adds to... more

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Image for New homes, new award and a new baby - Gary celebrates a successful month at Sherborne

It has been an eventful month for site manager Gary French at Bovis Homes' Mildenhall development in Sherborne.

Shortly after celebrating the successful launch of the new homes location, he and his team learnt that they had won a national award recognising the site's high standards of health and safety.

And the celebrations didn't end there for Gary, who had also welcomed his new son Finley into the world j... more

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Image for New homes specialist Jo walks the talk at new Devon neighbourhood

Sales advisor Jo Stairmand has put her money where her mouth is after spending many months finding dream Bovis Homes properties for house hunters in the South West.

She has been so impressed with the location and the quality of homes at The Landings, close to Braunton on the North Devon coast, that she is now the proud owner of a two-bedroom 'Amberley' house type there!

“I think it certainly inspires confidence in the quality of the home that customers are looking to purchase when they know that I have already bought one and moved in... more

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Image for Latest residents sing praises of Saxons Plain team as new part of Worthing community takes shape

Home owners are creating a vibrant community in the heart of West Sussex, as the latest residents move in to an exciting new location near the coast.

As they settle into their brand-new properties at Bovis Homes' Saxons Plain location, on the edge of West Durrington and near to the seaside resort of Worthing, this wide range of house hunters have nothing but praise for the team who have helped them settle in.

First-time buyers Michelle Sparkes and her partner Ben Yard were delighted with the advice they received from the sales team at Saxons Plain about the Help to Buy – Equ... more

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Image for That dream family home is now within reach thanks to Bovis Homes

Moving up the housing ladder is now much more achievable for families in the South West thanks to a range of purchase assistance schemes available from a local home builder.

Bovis Homes has properties available across the region, in a range of styles, sizes and layouts, providing families with a variety of options if they are looking to move this spring.

“If you're looking for a new property in the South West, Bovis Homes is building across the area and offers a variety of purchase assistance schemes, meaning your dream home may be closer than you think,” says Stacey Banfield, regional ma... more

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Image for Housing partnership brings more affordable homes to Moreton-in-Marsh

More than 100 much-needed new affordable homes will soon be coming to Moreton-in-Marsh thanks to a partnership between national house builder Bovis Homes and leading social enterprise Bromford.

A total of 105 properties, ranging from one-bedroom apartments through to five-bedroom (family homes, are currently under construction at Bovis Homes' The Avenue location, and will be allocated by Bromford for both social rent and shared ownership.

The partnership is the latest in a long line between the two organisations, which has seen them deliver similar projects at other Cotswold locations including Bloxham, Tetbury an... more

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Image for Housing a hit with Gloucestershire students

Pittville School students were given an insight into the construction industry when they were invited to tour a local new homes development and learn about apprenticeships and other opportunities within the sector.

The group of 16-year-olds, who are all considering an apprenticeship within building, were welcomed to Bovis Homes' Furlong Rise location in Prestbury, and given the opportunity to meet workers there, ask questions and find out about working within the industry.

“This was a terrific chance for the students to see what happens out on a building site and learn more about apprenticeships,” says Pittville School headteacher, Richard Gilpin. “It has demonstrated what doors are open to them and it has helped to strengthen the opportunities an appren... more

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Image for Marian brings experience to bear in building top-quality homes for Flitwick

Marian Chitimus is proud to be part of the team delivering high-quality homes to a new community in Bedfordshire, after spending all of his working life in the house-building industry.

Originally from Romania, Marian has carried out virtually every role on a construction site, including labourer, foreman, forklift driver, painter and decorator, electrician and plumber.

He is now utilising his extensive knowledge and experience as the assistant site manager at Bovis Homes' Froghall Fields location on the ed... more

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Image for Home support leads to new kit for Rangers

The Ipswich Valley Rangers under 16's team is geared up to take on all-comers thanks to support from a local home builder.

Bovis Homes has stepped in to sponsor the Suffolk-based team, and the youngsters recently donned their new blue and white kit that features the company's famous hummingbird logo.

“We're delighted to have been able to help out and sponsor the team,” says Bovis Homes regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. “The squad look fantastic in their new kit and we hope that it brings them lots of good luck and success on the ... more

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Image for Everything adds up perfectly for accountant Kieran in his family's new Wiltshire home

Accountant Kieran Morrow is adding up the benefits of purchasing a brand-new property at an exciting new location in Wiltshire.

He is delighted with the service he has received at every step on the home-buying journey from the Bovis Homes sales and site teams at the Tadpole Cross location, near Swindon.

He is now enjoying the new property – a four-bedroom Salisbury house type – and everything the location has to offer with his partner Tania, an events co-ordinator, and his eight-year-old... more

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Image for The impossible made possible as Amanda helps Keith land his dream Shifnal home

After learning that he had a rare genetic disease, Keith Jones knew that buying his own house was going to be a challenge, but after visiting the Bovis Homes sales centre in Shifnal, he realised he would be in good hands.

Keith suffers from a rare disorder called pompe disease, which causes progressive muscle weakness throughout the body and affects various body tissues.

After discovering a special mortgage scheme for people with long-term disabilities, he hoped that buying his own home would be within reach – however, initially this proved not... more

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Image for Major bridge opened over railway in Apsley

A major construction project in Apsley, Hertfordshire has been completed, with the official opening of a brand-new road bridge across the West Coast Main Line at Featherbed Lane. 

The work, carried out by contractor Osborne and house builder Bovis Homes, is part of a wider project to deliver the 325-home Aspen Park development in the town.

The construction of the bridge, which cost in excess of £8 million and was funded by Bovis Homes, will help alleviate congestion in the area and provide capacity for increased traffic flow from the ... more

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Image for Much-needed new homes get the green light in Chinnor

Proposals for 89 much-needed new homes in Chinnor, Oxfordshire have been approved by local planners.

The homes, on the eastern edge of the village, will be delivered by leading housebuilder Bovis Homes, and will see a total of 53 two to five-bedroom properties for sale on the open market, as well as 36 homes designated as affordable housing, ranging from one-bedroom apartments to three-bedroom houses. 

The consented plans will also see Bovis Homes make investments towards bus services, recycling, education and the local library among a package of contributions to the ... more

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Image for Lee faces 40lb backpack battle in Hastings

Ex-soldier Lee Wines is aiming to raise thousands of pounds for a children's charity by taking part in the 2018 Hastings Half Marathon – with 40lb strapped to his back!

Now an assistant site manager with Bovis Homes, he will haul the equivalent in weight of a five-gallon office water cooler bottle filled up to the brim, around the testing 13.1-mile course on Sunday, 18 March.

The former Lance Corporal, who fought for Queen and country on three tours of Iraq during eight years in the Armed Forces, is looking to attract £5,000 in sponsorship for the Starlight Childr... more

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Image for Bovis Homes seeks local feedback on Drakes Broughton proposals

Residents of Drakes Broughton, Worcestershire, have been giving their views on a proposed new development for up to 90 new homes at a site in the village.

The projected development on land off Worcester Road has outline planning permission and is being brought forward by leading house builder Bovis Homes. The company's Western region, based in Bishop's Cleeve, is keen to gather further feedback from the local community to help shape the plans, ahead of submitting a detailed planning application.

Invitations were sent out to local residents, who came along to Drakes Broughton Village Hall to view and discuss the current plans with members of the Bovis Home... more

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Image for Beekeeping hobby is providing award winner Carol with a real buzz!

An unusual Christmas present from her husband has turned into a fantastic hobby for Carol Talbot – and provides her friends and family with an award-winning treat.

Instead of finding an expensive bottle of perfume or exquisite jewellery ready to be unwrapped, she discovered a new beehive under the tree!

Five years on, Carol is winning awards for the quality of her bees' honey, jars of which are always a big hit with her colleagues at Bovis Homes' Southern Counties office... more

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Image for Local company reports 45% business growth thanks to Sherford

Sherford the landmark new Devon community, is continuing to strengthen the region's business, economic and employment landscape, with South West businesses playing a key role in developing the new town. From West Country construction companies and landscapers, to a Plymouth-based marketing agency and education partners, Sherford constantly draws on the best local talent.

It is estimated that £1bn will be invested in the construction of Sherford and a further £2bn injected into the local area, including through commercial relationships and employment opportunities.

One of several businesses already benefitting from its involvement at Sherford is Plymouth based landscaping firm, YGS Landscapes Ltd. As a direct result of working at the development since 2014, the local firm has seen its turnover grow by 45%, along with a staff increa... more

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5 day countdown

05 February 2018

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Our South West region is offering you the 'complete package' which could save you thousands on your new Bovis Home.

Over a 5 day period we will be offering you a selection of fantastic incentives such as; carpets & curtains, removal fees paid, landscaping packages and high street vouchers to help really make your house a home. We could even offer to pay your stamp duty!

But you'll need to hurry! One of these great offers will be knocked off each day to the quicker you act, the mo... more

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Image for Fun at Flitwick as new play park opens

Playtime at Bovis Homes' new Froghall Fields location in Flitwick just got better, as the house-builder opens its new play park for residents to enjoy.

Youngsters living in and around this new part of the community in Bedfordshire can now benefit from this exciting facility, as well as take advantage of the open spaces and footpaths throughout the development.

“Froghall Fields already has a fantastic community spirit and this play park will only help this to grow,” says Deborah Rigger, regional marketing manager. “It's a lovely location, with a great Bovis Homes team in place, and we're sure lots of families will enjoy th... more

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Image for Luxury new homes launch in Ottery St Mary

A local house-builder is inviting Devon home seekers to visit a new part of the Ottery St Mary community, as it launches an exclusive range of five and six-bedroom properties.

Bovis Homes is launching the new phase of luxury homes at its popular King's Reach location in the town on Saturday 10th February. This exclusive gated community, named Salston Grange, will include just 12 homes built to a high specification.

“We're really excited to share more about the spectacular new homes at Salston Grange,” says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. “The new houses have some stunning features and we're delighted to welcome home seekers to join us this weekend to celebr... more

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Image for New homes expert Jacqueline is taking aim at $400,000 Las Vegas archery challenge

New homes sales advisor Jacqueline Hunt is heading for the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas to compete in the world's most prestigious indoor archery competition.

Jacqueline, a member of the Bovis Homes sales team at the Paragon location in Cambridge, is joining archers from around the globe to take part in the Las Vegas Shoot – a three-day competition (February 9-11) worth $400,000 in total prize money.

She was delighted to finish last year as the number one female barebow archer in the GB Archery rankings, excelling in the stripped-down, no-frills form of the sport that takes... more

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Image for Help to Buy is making dreams come true at Marine Drive

An exclusive location in Devon with wonderful sea views is proving popular with new home buyers, many of whom are using a special Government-backed scheme to make their dreams come true.

Virtually all of the brand-new properties at Bovis Homes' stunning Marine Drive development on the outskirts of Teignmouth have now been snapped up – with just three remaining.

Buyers have been attracted to the attractive location, just minutes from the seafront and Teignmouth town centre, and the wide range of high-spec... more

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Image for First customers David and Claire launch new Faringdon Fields community

New home buyers David and Claire Tiney performed the ribbon-cutting duties at the official launch of an attractive new Bovis Homes location in Oxfordshire.

The couple were invited to the carry out the special assignment at Faringdon Fields after becoming the first customers to reserve one of the properties there.

Welcoming guests to the event at this new part of the Faringdon community, regional managing director Supriya Ray said: “I'd like to thank you all for coming to the official launch of Faringdon Fields, an exclusive location featuring a wide range of new properties, from one and two-bedroom apartments to five-bedro... more

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Image for New homes unveiled at Winchester Village

Hampshire home seekers are invited to celebrate the opening of a new part of the Winchester community, as Bovis Homes and renowned local architect, Huw Thomas, unveil the next phase of a popular newly-built neighbourhood this weekend.

Since its launch, Bovis Homes' Winchester Village has generated plenty of interest in the local housing market, with its unique, contemporary homes. Now the house builder is creating further excitement as it opens the doors to its new view homes, 'The Crawford' and 'The Wickham' as well as revealing a variety of new house types.

“We are very excited for Saturday's event,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “We're extremely proud of Winchester Village and we're looking forward to visitors seeing our new view homes, as well as looking around our existing show homes. We're delighted that Huw Thomas, who designed the stunning homes, will be with us on the day to celebrate... more

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Image for Doors open at spectacular new Dorset locations

Dorset home seekers have the chance to be among the first to view a new part of the Sherborne community this weekend, as Bovis Homes unveils its highly-anticipated Mildenhall location.

Bringing a range of superb four, five and six-bedroom homes to the town, the house-builder is inviting members of the public to find out more about the luxury development and to look around its new show home.

“We're very excited to be launching Mildenhall and opening our stunning show home there,” says regional sales and marketing director for Bovis Homes, Emma Smith. “This weekend, we're delighted to welcome home seekers and our neighbours in the local community to join us to celebrate the launch. They can enjoy a glass of bubbly and canapes, and find out more about these l... more

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Image for What does home mean to you?

They say home is where the heart is and for the whole of February we want to know what home means to you. Is it snuggling on the sofa for a movie night, playing with the kids in the garden, having friends over for drinks or the place that you relax and unwind.

Our South East region are running a special competition. Tell them in your own words what Home Is... before the 28th February and you will be entered into a prize draw to win £1,000 Eurostar voucher to spend on a trip to a destination of your choice.

Why not take a quick trip to France and discover a culture of bistros and cafés or Belgium to be surprised by its breathtaking mix of artculture and UNESCO sites. Alternatively lose yourself amongst tulip fields,canals and windmills in Holland for a... more

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Image for Jesse's local knowledge is helping Sherford home buyers find their dream property

Having lived and worked locally all her life, new homes specialist Jesse Chevrolle is excited to be part of the team creating a brand-new community in the heart of Devon.

Featuring 500 acres of green open space, Sherford will become a thriving market town with a variety of high-quality community facilities, including three new schools, a sports centre and a theatre.

Jesse, a sales advisor for Bovis Homes at Sherford, is delighted to be providing customers with the benefit of her strong local knowledg... more

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Image for Harkness family sold on Coopers Edge

Having worked with Bovis Homes for a number of years, Marilyn Harkness had no hesitation in recommending one of their properties to her daughter – before investing in two more herself!

Marilyn works with Bovis Homes Western region as a sales advisor, helping to sell homes across a number of locations, including Centurion View and Imperial Place at Coopers Edge in Gloucester. 

“I really liked Coopers Edge and could see the quality of the homes being built there every day,” explains Marilyn. “So, when my daughter Sophie was looking to buy her first home in Gloucester, I had no hesitation in recommending that she look at Centurion Vi... more

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Image for Home buyer weekend will help house seekers get moving

A local house-builder is hosting a special home buyer weekend at its locations across Cheshire, Staffordshire and Shropshire helping those who are looking for a fresh start in 2018.

The Bovis Homes events are to be held on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January from 10am until 5pm each day, providing guidance and advice to help house seekers get moving.

“If you're thinking about moving this year, it's worth popping along to one of our home buyer events this weekend,” says Rachel Skelton, regional marketing assistant. “We'll have an estate agent and independent mortgage advisor on hand to answer any questions and to discuss your different options. You may be surprised to find that your dream move is much more achievable ... more

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Image for First show home ready for launch at new neighbourhood in Lichfield

Staffordshire home seekers are invited to have the first glimpse of a new part of the Lichfield community, as Bovis Homes opens its new sales centre and show homes on the outskirts of the city.

The new location, named Roman Heights, will be launching for members of the public on Saturday 27th January and is situated in the village of Streethay.

“We're really excited to be launching our Roman Heights location” says Rachel Skelton, regional marketing assistant. “We've already had lots of interest in the properties and we're delighted to be able to now invite people to look around our stunn... more

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Image for From the office to her home: Claire falls in love with her new Gloucestershire pad

Looking for a new home, Claire Webb never dreamt that her dream property would turn out to be a Gloucestershire building where she used to regularly attend work meetings.

That's exactly what has happened, however, and now she is loving watching television in her colleague's former office and sleeping where her co-workers used to make their cups of tea!

First-time buyer Claire had been searching for a new home in the area and discovered that Bovis Homes, where she works in HR, was relocating its sales centre at Coopers Edge, and transforming the offices into a lovely new thr... more

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Image for Key milestone in project to bring high-quality new homes and investment to Wantage

An exciting new project bringing high-quality homes and millions of pounds of investment to southern Oxfordshire has reached an important milestone.

King Alfred's Academy has presented national house builder Bovis Homes with the keys to its East Site in Springfield Road ahead of work to transform the location into a thriving new part of the Wantage community.

Bovis Homes is set to build 150 attractive new homes, ranging from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom family homes at the location. Of the total number, 123 will be one, two or thre... more

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Image for Design specialist Lisa offers inspiration with colourful new book

Lisa Jackson is drawing on her design skills to become the successful author of an adult colouring book aimed at combating stress.

As an assistant building technologist for Bovis Homes, Lisa works closely with architects and surveyors in the creation of new homes.

Lisa's dexterity with pen and ink, combined with her passion for sketching, has now inspired her to launch her first book, 'Inspirational Quotes Adult Colouring Book:  creative art ther... more

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Image for First homes released at new Wootton Park location

A much-anticipated new part of the Wootton community is being revealed to the public this weekend, and home hunters are being invited to find out more about the location at a special launch day.

Bovis Homes will be celebrating the release of its new homes at Wootton Park on Saturday 20th January at its nearby Little Wootton sales centre, from where the properties will initially be sold.

"This will be the first opportunity for buyers to reserve a home there," says regional marketing manager, Deborah Rigger. "Our neighbouring location Little Wootton, where we've now sold out, was hugely popular and we've already received a lot of interest for this exciting new Bedfordshi... more

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Image for Oliver eyes national success at London event

Site manager Oliver Cookson is in the running for a national award at a prestigious house-building industry gala in London.

After winning the North West regional title, Oliver has been shortlisted for the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the Job Supreme Award along with the other 10 UK regional winners in the large builder category.

Oliver won the regional award in recognition of his expertise in guiding the team at Bovis Homes' Loachbrook Meadow location on the outskir... more

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Image for Milly makes trip of a lifetime with the help of Bovis Homes

An Exeter-based home builder helped a South Dartmouth Community College student have the experience of a lifetime when she was given the opportunity to represent her local area in this year's World Challenge Community trip.

Bovis Homes donated funds for 18-year-old Milly Tidy to purchase the equipment required to journey to Malaysia to help out at a home for disabled and elderly people.

"The trip was amazing and from the experience I've realised that I can do anything if I work hard and put my mind to it," says Milly, who has grown up in Bovey Tracey "I was really interested in going as I had never been outside of Europe and I was keen to experience different cultures and generally... more

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Image for Archaeological findings reveal Sherford's ancient 6000 year history

Archaeological excavations taking place at Sherford have revealed that the landscape was once home to historic communities, dating back over 6000 years.

The work, funded by the Sherford Consortium and carried out by leading archaeology and heritage practice Wessex Archaeology, alongside Devon County Council and consultants AECOM, has unearthed exciting artefacts that have helped to provide more information on the lives of early Devon settlers, including prehistoric pottery, Bronze Age tools, roundhouses and barrows.

Providing evidence of settlements at Sherford spanning thousands of years, one of the most significant and rare recent findings has been the discovery of a large amount of Neolithic pottery found within a single pit. An extremely rare find and dating back to the late Stone Age period, between 3800-3700BC, archaeologists believe that the placement of the six pots may have had ceremonial significance to those livi... more

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Image for Home buyers finding their dream properties in Cornwall thanks to Vicky's local knowledge

Vicky Castley is delighted to be using her in-depth local knowledge to help buyers find their dream property in her home county of Cornwall.

The mum-of-two has assisted customers at every step as a sales advisor at a range of Bovis Homes locations in Cornwall, most recently near the popular towns of Truro and Penryn.

In her latest role, Vicky is thrilled to be providing important advice and information to customers at Bovis Homes' attractive Ocean Rise location in Hayle, just a short drive from her own home in ... more

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Image for Magnificent seven unveiled in Bovey Tracey

A Devon house builder is unveiling a new part of the Bovey Tracey community, and is inviting home seekers to find out more about the exclusive five and six-bedroom properties now available in the town.

Bovis Homes' Coombe Park is a new phase of the existing Williams Gate location and includes just seven properties nestled amongst woodland.

"Coombe Park is a stunning new neighbourhood which we're really excited about," says Stacey Banfield, regional marketing manager. "Situated in a beautiful position, the homes provide the best of contemporary rural living. Located close to the countryside but within easy reach of local amenities, it has the best... more

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Image for Bovis Homes and Help to Buy make a dream double for Hampshire couple

Born and bred in Romsey, Matthew and Georgie Jones were keen to buy a property in their home town, but didn't think they would be able to afford it.

However, thanks to the Government's Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme, the couple are now settling into their new Bovis Home in the Hampshire town - and still can't quite believe it.

Georgie described the scheme as a lifeline, enabling them to buy their two-bedroom apartment at Bovis Homes' Abbot... more

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Image for Orchard Fields angels deliver dream home for Sophya

After purchasing her dream family property, Sophya Daley has praised the team at a Bovis Homes location in Kent for providing her with the highest standards of customer service at every step of the journey, calling them her 'angels'.

The nursery office manager is delighted with her brand-new detached home at the Orchard Fields location in Barming, near Maidstone, after benefiting from the Smooth Move service provided by Bovis Homes.

"My angels at Bovis Homes have provided me with a dream service for my dream home," explained Sophya, who shares the five-bedroom property with her... more

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Image for Site manager Jamie's drive to hand over high-quality Flitwick homes

Jamie Reynolds says his friendly and close-knit build team is driven to deliver high-quality homes to a new part of the community in Bedfordshire.

Site manager Jamie, who has worked for Bovis Homes for eight years, is directing the work at the Froghall Fields location on the edge of Flitwick.

He says pride in the job, organisation and regular communication with customers and members of the site and sales team, are key to building homes of which everyo... more

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Image for New Oxfordshire neighbourhood launches this weekend

A new part of the Faringdon community will be unveiled to the public this weekend with local house builder, Bovis Homes, opening the doors of its show homes and sales centre.

Faringdon Fields will bring a wide range of new properties to the Oxfordshire market town, from one and two-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom family homes, in a variety of styles.

"We'll be launching Faringdon Fields on Saturday 13th January and we're excited to welcome home seekers along to have the first glimpse of the designs and quality on offer," says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. "It's in a fantastic location, surrounded by countryside, but less than a mile from the town centre and its wide rang... more

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Image for Braunton FC score big win with backing from Bovis Homes

Braunton Football Club are celebrating after teaming up with a leading local house builder.

A proud supporter of local communities, Bovis Homes are pleased to be backing the Seasiders both on and off the pitch through an extensive sponsorship package.

It includes sponsorship of match days and the man-of-the match award for all four of the North Devon League club's adult teams, as well as advertising boards, the fixture board and clubhouse board at their home ground at Lo... more

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Image for Top customer service is high on the menu for Bovis Homes sales specialist David

David Bukauskas worked for celebrity chefs during a decade in the restaurant industry - now he is focused on delivering a top-class service to home buyers in the South West doing the "best job I've ever had".

The former restaurant manager strived to provide diners with the best experience possible while employed by Michelin-starred chef John Burton-Race in Dartmouth, and the acclaimed Tanner brothers - Chris and James - in Plymouth.

Having swapped plates for properties, David is now committed to offering the highest level of customer service in his role as a Bovis Homes sales advisor at the major new Sherford developmen... more

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Image for Maria's Christmas cheer at breakfast as a Bovis Homes winner

Festive celebrations started early for Maria Kelly after she won a radio competition that has ensured her Christmas is covered this year thanks to local home builder, Bovis Homes.

Maria, from Corse in Gloucestershire, has been wishing everyone a "Joyeux Noël" since she identified the phrase as a French festive greeting to land the big prize on Heart FM's morning breakfast show.

Listeners from across Gloucestershire will have heard her joyous celebrations on air after she bagged herself £1,500 of vouchers f... more

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Image for Bovis Homes supports local foodbank

Staff at a local home builders have got into the festive spirit by donating to the Basingstoke foodbank.

The team at Bovis Homes' Southern Counties region has been collecting items for the charity which is part of the Trussell Trusts network which works with around 438 foodbanks across the country.

"We've recently moved into our Basingstoke office, and we were really keen to support the local community, especially at this time of year when things can be particularly hard," says Hollie Lockhart, regional mar... more

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Image for Santa takes a trip to Heyford Park as new neighbours get together for Christmas

Residents at the new Upper Heyford community, Heyford Park, gathered together to celebrate the festive season with songs, games and Christmas cheer at a special meet-your-neighbours event.

Bovis Homes hosted an afternoon of festive fun at its Heyford Park sales centre and show home in Oxfordshire, bringing the community together and providing new residents with an opportunity to get to know each other.

"Upper Heyford has a wonderful community spirit," says Sian Frater, regional marketing assistant.  "It's the perfect time of year to bring residents together - whether they're new to the Oxfordshire area or just new to Heyford Park the event provided a great chance for ev... more

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Image for Added extras are big attraction at Hampton Park for new homeowners Dan and Laura

Dan Smith and Laura Delaney are enjoying the benefits that moving into a brand-new Bovis Home are bringing - both to their lifestyles and their pockets.

The happy couple are thrilled with their property at Hampton Park on the outskirts of Littlehampton, West Sussex, especially as Bovis Homes include so much more in the purchase price.

Dan is so pleased with the build quality and customer service that he has received from Bovis Homes that it is the second property in a row that he has purchased from the nationa... more

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Image for Winchester Village location makes perfect sense to Barrie and Becky

Barrie and Becky Dumper needed no 'persuasion' about the attractions of a new Bovis Homes development in Hampshire that pays tribute to famous local novelist Jane Austen.

The couple have purchased the only 'Walter' house type at The Green, Winchester Village, where the distinctive high-quality properties take their names from characters in the writer's world-famous novels, including 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Sense and Sensibility'.

The 19th century novelist lived in Hampshire all her life and is buried at Winch... more

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Image for Bovis Homes brings regional HQ to Basingstoke

National house builder Bovis Homes has announced the opening of a new regional headquarters at Chineham Park, Basingstoke.

The company's recently formed Southern Counties region, which covers sites across Hampshire, Wiltshire, and Berkshire, has relocated to the Central 40 building at the business park, in a move which places it at the geographical heart of the region.

With plans to build approximately 650 homes in 2018, the new offices will serve as home to Bovis Homes' various teams who support its construction sites, including technical, commercial and marketing and customer ca... more

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Image for Unique Imelda takes a tour of Ribbans Park

Imelda Mower is a unique little girl. The ten-month-old from Great Notley, near Braintree, has a chromosome disorder so rare that it doesn't have a name.

Unfortunately, this also means that she requires expert care from Broomfield and Great Ormond Street hospitals, and specialist equipment - much of which must be funded by her parents Rachel and Mike.

As a result, the family are constantly looking to raise funds to support Imelda, and this includes calling on local businesses... more

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Image for Bovis Homes tree provides festive cheer as Apsley residents gather for Christmas carols

A new Hertfordshire neighbourhood has come together to celebrate the festive season with a fundraising carol concert around a Christmas tree donated to the community by a local home builder.

The residents at Bovis Homes' Aspen Park location in Apsley got together to sing carols with the Hemel Hempsted Brass Band, with children decorating the brightly lit Christmas tree with their own bauble creations. Some of the proceeds from the event are being given to local homeless charity DENS, with the rest going towards future community events.

Cathy Chivers from the local resident's association MEAPRA which organises the event, said: "We are very grateful to Bovis Homes for donating the tree, along with its lights and baubles, to the gateway between the Aspen and Manor estates - and it is the focal point of our fundraising and... more

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Image for Coopers Edge celebrates Christmas in style with Santa and friends

Coopers Edge is full of festive cheer after Bovis Homes brought the community together for a Christmas event which saw residents meet Santa and his reindeer.

Over 200 people paid Santa a visit at Bovis Homes' Coopers Edge sales centre in Brockworth. As well as having the opportunity to meet two real-life reindeer, there was a barn owl, gifts for children and a hot chocolate van.

"It was lovely to be able to bring the neighbourhood together - especially at this time of year," says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. "There's a real community spirit at our Coopers Edge locations, and it has been fantastic to see it gradually grow over time as the a... more

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Image for A day in the life of site manager Dave White

Dave White is site manager at Bovis Homes' Furlong Rise location in Cheltenham.

Born and bred in Gloucester, he is married to Marie and they have two children - Ava and Thea.

Here, Dave provides an insight into a typical day on site bui... more

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Image for Bovis Homes Northern Home Counties HQ moves to new home

Bovis Homes has announced the opening of a new regional headquarters in Milton Keynes.

Staff from the company's Northern Home Counties region are now settling into their new work space at St Anne's House at Caldecotte Lake Business Park, to the south of the town.  The offices will be home to around 70 staff, and the opening comes 12 months after the region was launched as part of a business restructure. 

"We're delighted to be settled into our permanent new home at St Anne's House," said Northern Home Counties director Michae... more

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Image for Arminder gets in step to create attractive places to live for new home buyers

Bovis Homes landscape architect Arminder Uppal always enjoys an opportunity to show her creative side - inside and outside of the workplace.

By day, she designs parks, playgrounds and gardens to provide attractive outside environments for new home buyers at Bovis Homes locations across the West Midlands.

In the evening, she teaches bhangra - a traditional Indian dance originating from Punjab - to enthusiastic pupils aged from three upwards at her local community centre i... more

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Image for Asem's grand designs are set to benefit new home buyers

Bovis Homes architectural designer Asem Al Bunni, who recently brought history to life by creating a stunning virtual tour of one of Britain's lost landmarks, is now turning his attention to an innovative project to help new home buyers design their dream property.

Liaising closely with archaeologists and historians, Asem used computer software to produce a high-quality CGI fly-through animation of the 15th Century Greyfriars Priory in Leicester, featuring the original tomb of Richard III.

He played a lead role in researching, designing and building the Greyfriars animation, which is now housed at the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, as part of the Digital Building Heritage Group managed by Dr Douglas Cawthorne at De Mont... more

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Image for Home builder helps to spread Christmas cheer by collecting special shoe boxes

A local home builder is helping to spread the festive joy this Christmas and has collected hundreds of shoe boxes to support this year's Operation Christmas Child.

Bovis Homes' Ottery St Mary, Sherford, Teignmouth and Somerton locations encouraged staff, residents and new buyers to fill a shoe box with gifts to send to needy children around the world in aid of the Samaritan's Purse annual collection.

"We were overwhelmed with the number of shoe boxes we received," says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. "We sent out emails and spoke to residents to let people know that the sales centres would be collecting them, and we're thrilled with the respo... more

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Image for Festive fun as Bovis Homes supports Rudolph Run

Ipswich's annual Rudolph Run has returned this December and a local house builder is excited to be sponsoring the final leg of the journey at the end of the month.

Bovis Homes has given a donation towards the festive event, which is organised by the Ipswich Round Table and sees Santa visiting neighbourhoods spreading Christmas cheer on his Rudolph sleigh throughout December. The house builder has sponsored the route through the California area of the town.

"It's a such a fantastic tradition in Ipswich and we are very proud to be a part of it this year," says regional marketing manager, Candice McCabe. "It's a great way to bring the community together, get residents into the festive spirit and help to raise money for a go... more

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Image for Site manager Scott building a new life in Cornwall

Multi-award-winning house builder Scott Lawson is delighted to be using his skills and experience to deliver much-needed new homes for Cornwall, having recently moved to the area from the North West.

Scott and his family - wife Zoe and daughter Nancy, five - have settled easily into life in Wadebridge in the north of the county after Bovis Homes appointed him to manage its Ocean Rise location on the outskirts of Hayle, near St Ives.

The move to the South West follows Scott's achievement in winning a number of accolades while in charge of building brand-new homes at Bovis Homes locations in and aroun... more

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Image for Santa and his reindeer visit Gloucestershire neighbourhood

A new Gloucestershire community will be getting into the festive spirit this weekend as home seekers, residents and locals are invited to visit Bovis Homes' sales centre for some Christmas treats!

The house builder's new Coopers Edge location is hosting a Christmas event on Saturday 9th December which will see a visit from Santa as well as two of his reindeer!

Children will receive a gift from Santa and will also have the opportunity to meet the reindeer between 10am and 2pm and have their p... more

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Image for Emma is relishing exciting new  role with Bovis Homes

Bovis Homes has announced the appointment of Emma Smith as its new South West regional sales and marketing director.

Emma, who has worked for the national house builder for more than three years, has been promoted from her former position as area sales manager.

Based at the South West regional office in Exeter, Emma joined Bovis Homes in July 2014 after spending six years at Barratt Homes as are... more

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Image for Customer service at the core of Bovis Homes' new training package

Bespoke staff training and support from Bovis Homes is giving Nicola Sanders the skills and knowledge she needs to deliver a top-class service for house-buying customers.

As customer liaison manager for the Northern Homes Counties region, Nicola is part of the specialist team taking home buyers through the various stages of the customer journey.

She was delighted with the ideas and insight that she gained from the new training courses managed by the Bovis Homes Learning and Development team at their Training Cen... more

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Image for Cheshire youngsters look the part thanks to boost from house builder

A Cheshire youth football team is hoping that some smart new kit will bring the players luck on the field, after receiving a sponsorship boost from a local house builder.

Middlewich Town under 13's are looking the part with new black and red training jackets thanks to Bovis Homes, which gave a £400 donation to the club.

"The team look great in their new coats - they really look the part," says regional marketing manager, Carina Wilde. "We're delighted to sponsor the football squad and give them a boost! Football clubs such as Middlewich Town are an important part of any community, encouraging kids to get out, play sport and be ... more

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Image for Bovis Homes backs contractors with latest health and safety training

Bovis Homes has underlined its ongoing commitment to ensuring the highest levels of safety on site by running a series of CITB-accredited training courses for contractors.

Completion of the Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS), delivered at the national house builder's seven regional centres, will qualify successful candidates for CITB certification.

The courses provide line managers, team leaders, supervisors and foremen with an understanding of their legal duties to better contribute to the instruction, supervision and monitoring of tasks and activities to ensure... more

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Image for Help to Buy allows Megan and Ian to purchase their forever Devon home

Megan Armstrong says her family's dreams have come true with the support of Bovis Homes and the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme.

Megan, a child care assessor, and her partner Ian, a scaffolder, are delighted to have purchased a brand new Salisbury house type at Williams Gate in Bovey Tracey, Devon.

Megan, mum of five-year-old Daisy, said the Bovis Homes sales team at Williams Gate had made the process of successfully applying to the Help to Buy scheme easy to follo... more

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Image for Final buyers will benefit big-time as popular Exminster location nears completion

A popular Exminster location, which has welcomed many new residents over the last couple of years, is now nearing completion - and home seekers need to act fast to secure their dream home there.

Bovis Homes' Courtenay Grange has only one new home available to buy, and to celebrate the completion of the development, the house builder is offering the final purchasers some great extras.

"We're very proud of our Courtenay Grange location," says regional marketing manager, Stacey Banfield. "A real sense of community has grown here and once the final home has been sold, it will complete th... more

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Image for Early Christmas surprise for first-time buyers

Christmas has come early for first-time house buyers Ryan Doig and Kat Lewns, who will be moving into their new Bristol home during the festive season while also celebrating winning a holiday prize draw!

So it's a double celebration for the couple, who are moving to Bovis Homes' Apseley Park location in December after entering the house builder's holiday heat wave competition and bagging a £500 holiday voucher.

"We had completely forgotten that we had entered!" says Kat. "We never win anything, so we didn't expect to win this time. It was such a surprise - a good... more

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Image for Bovis boost for Burghfield's bright stars

Budding young football stars in three West Berkshire teams are looking the part in their new top-of-the-range kit, after receiving a sponsorship boost from a local home builder.

All three of Burghfield's under 9 teams - the Bengals, the Buffaloes and the Broncos - are tackling this season's matches in smart new blue and white strips after a donation of more than £1,000 from Bovis Homes. 

Mike Hinson, Head of Age at Burghfield under 9's, said: "We're extremely grateful to Bovis Homes for agreeing to be our new sponsor. As a grass roots club, sponsorship is vital for us as it covers the cost of the kits, which in turn means we're able to keep our fees at an affordable level and attract as many kids as possible to the beaut... more

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Image for Longevity equals success for contractor partner Chris

Chris Lowe started working on Bovis Homes developments before some of our staff were even born, but he has no plans to stop just quite yet!

The 72-year-old is owner of CC Lowe Carpentry, and a trusted contractor partner of Western region, who has worked on sites across the region for five decades.

"I think I must have worked on over 150 sites in my time with Bovis Homes. There's been a lot of change in that time, but I've enjoyed every minute of it,&q... more

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Image for Sponsorship boost for Shefford Saints

The Shefford Saints Reds under 14's football team is all geared up for future matches thanks to support from a local home builder.

Bovis Homes has stepped in to sponsor the Bedfordshire-based team and the youngsters recently donned a new blue and white kit that features the house builder's famous hummingbird logo.

"We're delighted to have been given the opportunity to sponsor the team," says Bovis Homes regional marketing manager, Deborah Rigger. "The squad look fantastic in their new kit and we hope that it brings them lots of success on the ... more

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Image for Charles looking forward to being part of the community at Faringdon Fields

New homes specialist Charles Bond is excited to be part of the team creating a thriving new neighbourhood in Faringdon, Oxfordshire.

He is particularly looking forward to meeting local people and welcoming home buyers to the newly-opened sales office at Bovis Homes' Faringdon Fields location in the Vale of White Horse.

"I'm thrilled to be part of the team bringing new homes to a part of Oxfordshire that I know well," said the new home... more

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Image for Neil gets on his bike to thank doctors who helped him survive near-death experience

Neil Dougherty will undertake a gruelling 60k challenge to support the medical team who saved his life.

The father of two was struck down so severely by a mystery illness that he suffered a heart attack and a stroke, his kidneys and lungs began to fail and he spent weeks in a coma.

Fighting for his life, it was touch and go whether he would win his brave battle against what was eventually diagnosed as vasculitis - a serious disorder of the body that destroy... more

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Image for Malpas more mobile as Bovis Homes joins community's minibus drive

Many Malpas residents are now able to get out and about as a new minibus is launched in the village, thanks to the efforts of the local community and donations from organisations and businesses such as Bovis Homes.

Over the past year, a dedicated group of volunteers have been fundraising for a new minibus for the Cheshire village, enabling local organisations, groups and individuals to travel to events, attractions and facilities in the area.

Bovis Homes, which has joined the community with its Hampton Lea location, was delighted to support the project and representatives attended the launch event which saw local MP, Antoinette Sandbach, introduce the minibus... more

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Image for Holiday surprise as lifelong Luton locals make big Flitwick move

Moving away from Luton to a smaller Bedfordshire town was a big decision for the Boyce family, but it has paid off as they love living in their new home and neighbourhood - and to top it off, they have also bagged themselves a free holiday!

Gemma and Keiron Boyce moved to Bovis Homes' new Froghall Fields location in Flitwick with their three children, Parker (14) Kelso (10) Faren (7) and Bear, their long-haired Chihuahua, and have been amazed at how quickly they have settled into their new surroundings.

"Keiron and I have lived all of our lives in Luton and it was a big transition for the children, moving schools and leaving their friends, but everyone has settled in so well!" says Gemma. "We absolutely love living in Frogha... more

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Image for Holiday surprise for Christina after visit to Bovis Homes' Devon location

Christina Addyman could never have guessed that a spur of the moment decision to visit Bovis Homes' Marine Drive location in Teignmouth would lead to a holiday for her and her family - but that is exactly what happened!

Christina and her sons Tom (14) and Alex (12) were taking a tour of the show homes at Marine Drive, and while there entered the house builder's Holiday Heat Wave prize draw. A few weeks later, the family were stunned to discover that they had won the South West prize and had secured a £500 holiday voucher.

"I was so shocked!" says Christina, who lives in Dawlish with her sons and partner, Marcus. "I had heard a lot about the homes, so we decided to take a look around as we are thinking about moving to Teignmouth. While we were there the sales advisor, Theresa, asked if we would like to enter the competition and I thought 'why not?' - I never dreamt tha... more

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Image for Lottie settling in as Sherford's first baby!

The South West's newest community has just welcomed its newest arrival, with the birth of the first Sherford baby!

Little Lottie Rose Robinson clocked in at 8lbs 3oz at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital and is now back at home in Sherford with mum Kat, dad Matt and 11-year-old twin brother and sister Joshua and Hermione.

"Lottie was 15 days late and kept us waiting," said Kat. "We are over the moon with our new arrival and it's nice to be part of something so special for... more

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Image for Move to her brand new Bovis Home adds up perfectly for former payroll expert Pat

Pat Haggerty worked in the Bovis Homes payroll department more than 40 years ago - now she is counting the benefits of purchasing one of the house builder's brand new properties on the West Sussex coast.

Pat shares a four-bedroom detached 'Canterbury' at Bovis Homes' Hampton Park location in Littlehampton, with her daughter Dawn and granddaughter Teri-Rose.

"We looked at quite a few new houses in the area, but we were very impressed that the extras came as standard with Bovis Homes, which isn't the case with all other house build... more

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Image for Kim waves goodbye to locks in support of hospice that cared for her mum

Assistant site manager Kim Butler has sacrificed her shoulder-length blonde locks for a shaved head just as winter temperatures start to bite - but it's all for a fantastic cause.

Kim has taken part in Macmillan Cancer Support's 'Brave the Shave' fundraising event after the disease had a devastating effect on her family.

Two years ago, her mum Margie died from breast cancer at the age of 73, while last year daughter Shannon underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with the ... more

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Image for Armed Forces discount helps Chris lay down roots

For Chris Sharrott, working in the Armed Forces has meant moving home a lot - in fact, soon he'll be heading off to New Zealand to take up a temporary new posting. But before travelling halfway across the world, Chris decided it was time to put down some roots - a place he could return to and call home - in Cheshire, close to where he grew up.

"I hadn't been actively looking to buy a house, because of the nature of my job. But I had owned a house when I was based in Cheshire previously, and getting back on the property ladder was part of my long-term thinking," explains Chris, who is stationed at RAF Shawbury in nearby Shropshire.

Thanks to a tip-off from his mum, Chris found out about Bovis Homes' unique Armed Forces Discount Scheme, available across the country, including at the house builder's Hampton Lea location i... more

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Image for Final buyers benefit at new Stratford Leys community

A new neighbourhood on the edge of Stratford-upon-Avon has welcomed many new residents in recent years and has now become a thriving and popular community.

A range of new residents from young professionals, couples and families have moved to Bovis Homes' Stratford Leys location, creating a diverse new area in the Warwickshire town.

Now with only a limited number of homes remaining, Bovis Homes is offering to pay the stamp duty for the purchasers who snap up the f... more

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Image for Bovis Homes announces plans to present local communities with defibrillators

Life-saving equipment will be donated to towns and villages by Bovis Homes, as part of its ongoing commitment to health and safety, and to the communities in which it works.

The national house-builder has announced that the portable, easy-to-use defibrillators currently installed at its locations will be offered to local communities after the developments have been completed.

Bovis Homes will have employees based at developments who have received training in the use of the defibrillators should site workers or members of the public suffer a sudden cardiac arrest on, or close to, i... more

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Image for It's a family affair as Bishop's Cleeve makes the perfect Homelands for the Sprys

When Ben and Elizabeth Spry moved to The Homelands in Bishop's Cleeve, they didn't realise that they would be starting a family trend, with Ben's mum and dad, sister, brother and sister-in-law all deciding to follow suit and move into new Bovis Homes there!

For Ben's mum, Gill, it's a delight to be surrounded by so many Sprys!

"As a mum, you always fear your children will grow up and move miles away from you, but I never dreamt that we'd all be living so close!" she says. "Having all my family living on the same development as us is lovely - especially now we have the... more