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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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