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Image for Bovis Homes opens first 'connected' show home in Haslington

National house builder Bovis Homes has launched its first 'connected' show home at its Hazelmere location in Haslington, Cheshire.

The five-bedroom Arundel show home is fitted with a state-of-the-art concealed cabling system, supplied by industry-leading installer Home Hub Installations.  The system is designed to connect all of the home's multimedia technology, including televisions, sound systems, smart thermostats, and CCTV cameras, maximising their functionality and reach across all rooms in the house and tidying all wires out of sight in the walls.

With all of the household's technology connected to the same platform, not only is there less demand on the home's WiFi service, but all devices can be controlled via a smart home app on a phone or tablet or by traditional remote controls or by... more

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Image for Oliver is crowned best in the whole North West

Oliver Cookson is celebrating a huge success at a major house-building industry awards ceremony.

He has been named the best site manager in the North West region in the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the Job large builder category.

The accolade, presented at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel, recognises Oliver's expertise in guiding the team at Bovis Homes' Loachbrook Meadow location on the outskir... more

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Image for Sherford dream comes true for military couple

Weapons engineer Alex Ferrier and his wife Samantha, a Royal Navy writer, had thought that they couldn't afford their ideal home.

But with the help of Bovis Homes' Armed Forces Discount Scheme, specially designed for military personnel, their dream move came true and they are now settled into life at the bustling new Sherford community near Plymouth.

"We had been looking for about 12 months, and had even had an offer accepted on a flat in Plymouth. But it wasn't really right for us so eventually we decided to pull out and save for something better," explains Alex, who is based at... more

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Image for Theatre star George is relishing his big role in putting customers first

George Wainwright believes the confidence he gained during a professional career in the theatre is serving him well in his latest role with Bovis Homes.

Now a field sales manager with the leading national house builder, his resume includes playing the lead character in a production of the pantomime 'Dick Whittington', alongside TV legends Keith Harris and sidekick Orville the Duck!

In his most recent stage role, he helped choreograph the dance routines, as well as playing a member of the Sharks gang, in the musical 'West Side Story' at the Lighthouse Theat... more

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Image for Kelly works her magic to provide Halloween treat for customers

New home buyers are in for a real Halloween treat thanks to the skill and imagination of Bovis Homes sales advisor Kelly Rudkin.

The former florist has adorned the show home at the national house builder's Campton Fields location in Shefford, Bedfordshire, with a wonderful display of pumpkins featuring the famous Bovis Homes hummingbird logo.

Kelly expertly carved the pumpkins herself, as well as producing eye-catching Halloween-themed flower displays, to get everyone in the mood for Hallowe... more

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Image for Mike gets on his bike to support global men's health campaign

Mike Guard was dressed to impress as he joined hundreds of fellow motorbike enthusiasts on the streets of London to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues.

Looking the part in a smart tweed jacket, the Bovis Homes land manager headed to the capital aboard his Indian Scout to participate in the 'Distinguished Gentleman's Ride' with a group of friends.

The charity event, which took place simultaneously at towns and cities around the world, helps fund research into prostate cancer and mental ... more

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Image for Holiday prize for home-seeking couple

When Leanne Down and her partner Jack George first visited Bovis Homes' Saxons Plain location in West Durrington, little did they know it would lead to them jetting off to one of Europe's most historic cities.

The couple are celebrating having been announced as the winners of house builder Bovis Homes' Heatwave competition for its South East region. They were presented with a £500 holiday voucher by sales advisor Craig Jones. 

Jack and Leanne currently live in south-west London but were visiting the Worthing development with Jack's father. It was during their tour of the show homes that Craig invited the couple to take part in the co... more

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Image for Kesgrave kick-off in new kit thanks to local house builder

A local football team will look the part in their hunt for silverware this season, thanks to a new sponsorship deal with Bovis Homes.

AFC Kesgrave under-15 boys' team will be sporting brand new kit thanks to funding from the house builder, which is currently building the first homes at its new Ribbans Park development in nearby Ipswich.

As part of the new sponsorship, the team will be wearing humming birds, as they sport the Bovis Homes logo on their new home kits, which includes a red and blue striped jersey, blue shorts ... more

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Image for Marshmallow and spaghetti challenge on menu for new  apprentices

New apprentices were presented with an interesting challenge on their first day at Bovis Homes - to build a tower made from marshmallow and spaghetti!

The 20 new starters from across the regions were divided into teams and set the tricky task of constructing the tallest tower in the room using design and engineering skills.

The marshmallow and spaghetti was part of a two-day induction programme featuring a range of activities at the Moat House Hotel in Reading organised by the Learning and D... more

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Image for Dedicated site manager Oliver in running for major award

Site manager Oliver Cookson has been shortlisted for more major honours thanks to his commitment to building quality brand new homes.

His success in guiding the team at Bovis Homes' Loachbrook Meadow location on the outskirts of the town has put him the running for a prestigious National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the Job regional accolade.

Oliver said: "We have a good group of hard-working Bovis Homes staff, as well as contractors working here at Loachbrook Meadow, and we all take great pride in w... more

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Image for Summer prize surprise for Upper Heyford home buyers

Dropping in at a coffee morning to meet their new neighbours, Sophie Moore and Josh Lyons ended up with a bit more than some tea and cake at Bovis Homes' Heyford Park location in Oxfordshire.

Double celebrations were in order for the first-time buyers, who had recently reserved a home at this new part of the Upper Heyford community, as they discovered they had won a £500 holiday voucher!

The couple were greeted at the sales centre by their future neighbours and sales advisor, Julie, who was delighted to announce that the couple ha... more

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Image for Bovis Homes backs employment fair for members of Armed Forces

Bovis Homes was proud to support a Career Transition Partnership employment fair to highlight how members of the Armed Forces can enjoy successful roles in the house-building industry.

Site manager and former Royal Engineer Dan Knowles joined sales advisor Kerry Hall at the event at the Ageas Bowl cricket ground in Hampshire in providing information and advice about the opportunities on offer.

Bovis Homes has received the Silver Award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for its commitment and support for UK Armed F... more

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Image for Bovis Homes pledges to help tackle industry skills challenge

Bovis Homes is pledging to work with its sub-contractors to recruit and train more people to the highest standards and help tackle the home building skills challenge in the UK.

It has signed up to the Home Building Skills Pledge, a set of five key actions developed by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) through its Home Building Skills Partnership (HBSP).

Roger Morton, Head of Talent at Bovis Homes, said: "We are building new homes at more than 100 sites across the country, working with hundreds of contractors and understand the importance of future proofing w... more

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Image for Support from Bovis Homes is a smash hit for Winchester Racquets and Fitness

Bovis Homes has served up a smart new look for the tennis coaching team at Winchester Racquets and Fitness club.

The leading home builder is sponsoring matching kit for the eight full-time coaches at the near 2,000-member club, which is based less than two miles from Bovis Homes' popular Winchester Village location.

The kit features Bovis Homes' distinctive hummingbird emblem, as well the Winchester Racquets and Fi... more

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Image for Couple's big prize surprise is icing on the cake

A young couple had an unforgettable surprise when they visited Bovis Homes' Iddeshale Gardens in Shifnal, where they are buying their first home together.

It was the 'icing on the cake' for Natasha Sutton and Jon Earp when they discovered that they were the national winners of Bovis Homes' summer prize draw and had won a £1,000 holiday voucher!

"We can't believe it, we're stunned!" says Jon, a graphic designer. "It's just amazing. We were over the moon with our home and the deal we got, and now this is the icing on the ca... more

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Image for Houyam swaps horses for houses to make dreams come true for Cheshire house hunters

Houyam Rothwell has exchanged show jumping for show homes after taking up a new role with leading house builder Bovis Homes.

She spent two decades in the equine industry as a successful rider and groom for champion horse owners and trainers.

Now Houyam is helping customers purchase their dream property at Bovis Homes' new Hazelmere location in Haslington, Cheshire, in her role as a new home... more

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Image for Bovis Homes are making it easy to find dream home in South West

South West house buyers are set to save thousands of pounds thanks to an exciting new scheme launched by Bovis Homes.

The leading UK home builder will pay a number of moving costs on behalf of its customers, including legal fees, Stamp Duty, and removal fees, through its Moving Made Easy offer.

It is in addition to the range of benefits already provided by Bovis Homes' highly-popular Smooth Move service helping home owners to sell their c... more

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Image for Out with the old and in with the new! Brine Leas kitted out and ready for action

Football players at a school in Cheshire are ditching their old PE kits and cutting a dash on the pitch after being kitted out with top-of-the-range strips for this season, thanks to support from a local house builder.

The children in the Year 10 and 11 teams at Brine Leas School in Nantwich now have a brand new kit to wear when they play their fixtures, after Bovis Homes stepped in to sponsor the squads.

"Community and healthy lifestyles are important to us and we're delighted to support the school and its football teams," says regional marketing manager, Carina Wilde. "The kit looks fantastic and we can't wait to see it in action on the football field - we hope it brings them lots of success in ... more

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Image for Charity's Foodshare programme wins backing from Bovis Homes team

Bovis Homes employees at the Western regional office in Bishop's Cleeve are supporting a charity scheme aimed at providing food to local people in need.

They're donating non-perishable and canned products to the Foodshare programme run by the Caring for Communities and People (CCP) organisation based in Cheltenham.

The food collection at the office has been organised by Subject Access Response officer Raymundo Villanueva, ... more

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Image for Evie comes to aid of teddy bear in need of new Exeter home

A little girl's heart-warming letters to Bovis Homes, describing how much she was enjoying her new home, have led to a teddy bear being found a new place to live.

Evie Bowker, eight, was so thrilled with the size of her bedroom at Bovis Homes' Turnstone Rise location in Cranbrook, Exeter, that she put pen to paper to tell the sales team all about it.

The sales team wrote back to Evie, asking if she would be able to look after a 'little friend' - a teddy bear - who was living in one of the show homes at Cranbrook and needed a new bedroom i... more

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