What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

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

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

Image for Education is key to encouraging women say female construction colleagues

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

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

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

Image for Buy a 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 £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

Image for A week with Bovis Homes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 & Coombe Park 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

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

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

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

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

Image for Greg Fitzgerald hails site teamwork on Fairford tour

Chief executive Greg Fitzgerald took a tour of Bovis Homes' Keble Fields 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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