What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Thatch of the Day-Brand-new Wells home is a first for national housebuilder

View our video: A national housebuilder’s innovative scheme to put thatched roofs on selected new-build homes has reached a key milestone at Wells where the first property has been completed.

Somerset-based Nigel Bunce spent four weeks thatching the four-bedroom Chestnut property - part of Bovis Homes’ new housing collection - at the housebuilder’s Priory Fields location, on Wookey Hole Road.

Jade Olds, sales advisor at Priory Fields, said: “The thatched roof really adds to Priory Fields’ character and it looks a lovely, stand-out property. We've had some great feedback from home buyers and current ... more

Image for First-time buyers in Gravesend to visit new show homes - and there is a special offer

Home buyers in Gravesend are set to visit a housebuilder’s new location - where there is a special offer - as two show homes are launched.

First-time buyers and other house hunters will attend Bovis Homes’ Watermans Park location, on Saturday 8th February, for the opening of both a two-bedroom and three-bedroom show home, plus a sales centre.

The Government’s Help to Buy scheme is available at Watermans Park, on Coldharbour Road, plus other purchasing schemes and the housebuilder’... more

Image for Teenage carpenter hails housebuilder’s apprenticeship and now aims for management

View our video: A teenage carpentry apprentice from Gloucester is inspired to climb into management after the support he’s been shown at a national housebuilder.

Kyle Hanson, 19, works at Bovis Homes’ Oaklands location in Hardwicke and is four months into his three-year apprenticeship, through Gloucestershire College.

His comments come as the 13th National Apprenticeship Week takes place from 3rd to 7th February, celebrating apprenticeship success stories acr... more

Image for Families head to Sherborne new-build location as special event showcases last few homes remaining

A popular development in Sherborne, Dorset, has just five homes remaining and families are heading to a special event on Saturday 8th February to snap up their dream home.

The event will take place at Bovis Homes' - part of the newly formed Vistry Group - Mildenhall development between 11am and 3pm and visitors are invited to tour a newshow home.

The four-bedroom Buxton is one of just two house types still available and the property boasts an open plan sitting room with a dining area and attractive French doors into th... more

Image for Essington first-timers move out of parents’ homes and into new-build with perfect kitchen

A young couple in Essington, who share a love for cooking, have moved out of their parents’ places and into their first home thanks to a Government initiative.

First-time buyers Sam Davies, 30 and Lucy Radford, 25, moved into a three-bedroom, semi-detached property at Bovis Homes’ The Steadings location, off Hobnock Road.

The cooking enthusiasts - who attended a Bovis Homes open event complete with a stilt walker for entertainment - are delighted to have their own kitchen to e... more

Image for Leamington home hunters to view show home from housebuilder’s new property collection

Families in Leamington are set to visit a housebuilder’s newly-launched location in droves as a new show home is launched.

Home hunters will attend Bovis Homes’ Crown Hill Gardens – formerly called Semele Park - in Radford Semele, on Saturday 8th February.

Potential buyers can take a tour of the five-bedroom Winchester show home - with Bovis Homes’ - part of the newly-formed Vistry Groupmore

Image for Unwrapped Home officially opened by housebuilder and Wokingham councillors

Bovis Homes’ groundbreaking new ‘Unwrapped Home’ in Wokingham has been officially opened during a VIP visit from local councillors.

The home, at Emmbrook Place in Wokingham, takes the visitor through the different stages of its construction - from bricklaying in one room, to roof and floor beams in another, to the completed show bedroom with information boards in each room displaying the intricacies of the development stages.

The Unwrapped Home will be open to the public, but also used as a training tool for Bovis Homes - part of the newly-formed Vistry Group - apprentices an... more

Image for Housebuilding trio in running for major awards celebrating veterans making it big in business

Three colleagues at a national housebuilder are award finalists in one of the world’s largest celebrations of military veterans in business.

Roger Morton, Alan Gilfillan and Rob Tarn at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group - have been shortlisted in the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, out of more than 500 nominees.

The trio’s achievement comes after Bovis Homes became the first dedicated housebuilder in the industry to receive the Government’s Defence Employee Recognition Sc... more

Image for Land director at national housebuilder to discuss south coast growth at Brighton event

A land director at a national housebuilder near Brighton will debate development and growth on the south coast – including £20billion worth of projects - at a special event next week.

Matt Charnock, strategic development director at Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – will talk at the South Coast Development Conference, in Brighton.

Matt will be part of a panel of some of the region’s biggest names in business, politics and government, who will highlight future economic growth, including housebuilding, at the session, at Hilton Metropol... more

Image for National house builder supports incredible Hampshire cancer survivor who’s running 355 miles for charity

Bovis Homes has given a well-deserved boost to bowel cancer survivor, Darren Jones, based in Waterlooville, Hampshire, who will this year run eight ‘Ultra’ events across the country to raise money for charity.

In the space of six months, between April to September, Darren will complete eight events; five of which are 50km runs and three of which are 100km runs.

Darren has so far raised more than £1,700 for Bowel Cancer UK and Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – has donated £2... more

Image for Bovis Homes building for the future at Stanton Cross with new appointment

Bovis Homes has announced the appointment of Lee Barrett as divisional operations director responsible for the Stanton Cross development in Northamptonshire.

Lee brings a wealth of experience in the property sector, with more than 25 years in the industry, joining Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group - from Urban & Civic where he was project director. Other roles have included director positions at Catesby Property Group, David Wilson Homes and Balfour Beatty Construction.

Bovis Homes completed the acquisition of Galliford Try’s Linden Homes and Partnerships & Regeneration businesses last year, with the house builder assuming a new corporate name as part of the deal. The company’s businesses will operate under Vistry Group, while maintaining both the Bovis Homes and Linden Ho... more

Image for House hunters flock to Cam as Eddie the Eagle launches new build location

House hunters flocked to Bovis Homes’ new location in Cam, near Dursley – as Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards launched two new show homes for the national housebuilder.

The former Olympic ski jumper officially opened the three-bedroom Hazel and four-bedroom Aspen show homes - from Bovis Homes’ latest collection.

Speaking about the new location, Eddie Edwards, said: “I’ve always worked in the building trade, mainly as a plasterer and my dad was a plasterer too so I grew up around building sites. I find building is a sort of therapy, so it’s lovely to see these... more

Image for Keen boxer, 23, one of first to move into housebuilder’s North Whiteley location

A first-time buyer who loves to box is one of the first residents to move into a national housebuilder’s North Whitely location.

Rachel Neill, 23, moved into Bovis Homes’ Whiteley Meadows, off Botley Road, as she wanted a new-build home close to her boxing gym – and her best friends also moved there on the same day!

Rachel used the Government’s Help to Buy – Equity Loan to support her purchase and loved the flexibility of choosing a brand-new, two-b... more

Image for Sherborne couple loving retired life in their new home at Mildenhall

Retired couple Cheryl and Paul Whybrew are making the most of their new life at Bovis Homes’ Mildenhall development in Sherborne - in a spacious and sparkling five-bedroom home. 

Moving to Dorset from the Cotswolds in June this year to be closer to family, including a one-year-old granddaughter, the pair describe Sherborne as ‘their kind of town’ - highlighting the lovely high street, charming character, and amenities such as the local train station and leisure centre as key draws.

Paul said: “Mildenhall appealed to us because of the great location, size of the development and the style of proper... more

Image for Home hunters in Shropshire to attend special event on housebuilder’s new range

Home hunters in Shropshire can find out more about a national housebuilder’s latest property range at a special event in the county next month.

Bovis Homes - part of the newly-formed Vistry Group - will highlight properties from its new homes collection at Iddeshale Gardens in Shifnal, Bowbrook Meadows in Shrewsbury and Haygate Fields in Wellington.

Features in the new house types – which include well-proportioned exteriors with a real sense of light and flow on the inside – will be discussed at the session, plus purchasing assistance schemes including the Government’s Help to Buy – Equity Loan ... more

Image for Housebuilder colleagues in Maidstone donate £1,000 to special hospital garden for patients

Colleagues at a national housebuilder in Maidstone took part in the launch of a new sensory garden for hospital patients after donating more than £1,000 to the project.

Bovis Homes staff - part of the newly formed Vistry Group - attended the opening of the Maidstone Hospital garden which aims to provide tranquillity and calm for visitors.

The housebuilder, which has a new-build location called Orchard Fields opposite the hospital on Hermitage Lane, presented £1,100 to the Maidstone Hospital League of Friends to go towards the creati... more

Image for Home hunters in the South East act quickly to take advantage of housebuilder’s New Year Big 105 Offer!

House hunters looking to buy a new-build home in the South East can save thousands of pounds thanks to a housebuilder initiative in the region.

Bovis Homes South East has revived its Big 105 Offer, with two new incentives, to help purchasers reserve their dream home in 2020.

This offer runs until the end of February and gives the purchasers the chance to receive one of these two ex... more

Image for Families hail East Hanney new-builds, says build manager-as show home launches

An area build manager in East Hanney says a housebuilder’s new property collection is drawing families to the village, ahead of a show home launch at the location.

Alan McCormack, of Bovis Homes, said the company’s latest housing range – which focus on well-proportioned exteriors with a real sense of light and flow on the inside – is proving a hit with house hunters at its The Silk Mill development.

Bovis Homes – part of the newly formed Vistry Group – is opening the Grenadier family show home ... more

Image for New HBF boss praises housebuilder’s Unwrapped Home on visit to unique new-build

View our video: A new Home Builders Federation chief has praised a national housebuilder’s industry-leading construction project, which opens the door to learning about the building process.

Neil Jefferson, managing director of the HBF, made the comments after visiting Bovis Homes’ Unwrapped Home, which features exposed walls, ceilings and pipework, to reveal just what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ in a new-build property.

The three-bedroom house in Wokingham has been built for the benefit of home buyers, colleagues, apprentices and contractors, as well as for schools and colleges for educa... more

Image for Redditch site manager, 23, urges apprentices to join housebuilding industry

View our video: A former bricklaying apprentice, who has climbed to site manager at a housebuilder in Redditch, hopes to inspire other youngsters in the industry.

Kieron Wheeler, 23, based at Bovis Homes’ Millwood Meadows, off Weights Lane, is helping to train apprentices at the location.

Kieron, who says he puts the customer first and has set his sights on industry awards, started his apprentice aged 16 and later completed the trainee assistant site manager (... more

Image for Former Olympic ski jumper ‘Eddie the Eagle’ to open new housing development in Cam

House hunters are invited to a show home launch event next weekend at Bovis Homes’ new location in Cam, near Dursley – and will get the chance to meet Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards.

The former Olympic ski jumper will officially open the three-bedroomand four-bedroomshow homes - from Bovis Homes’ latest collection - on Saturday 18th January.

Any visitor who registers their details with Bovis Homes at the launch event will be entered into a free prize draw for the chance to win a ski lesson for four people at the Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, with Eddie the Eagle accompanying the winners for the duration of... more

Image for Home hunters reserve at new Kenilworth location as 150 attend VIP reception

More than 150 home hunters in Kenilworth took part in a VIP housebuilder event as the first families reserved at a brand-new location in the town.

Families attended Bovis Homes’ VIP Reception Event – the first opportunity to reserve at the

housebuilder’s The Pavilions, ... more

Image for Housebuilder launches industry-first hedgehog campaign to protect creatures under threat

View our video: A national housebuilder has joined forces with the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and launched a trailblazing campaign to protect hedgehogs and other creatures under threat at locations across the country.

In an industry-first initiative, Bovis Homes, part of the newly-formed Vistry Group, will install hedgehog highways to its existing developments and all future sites wherever possible, as part of a campaign that will also help other small mammals, birds, frogs and insects.

The housebuilder has also donated £5,000 to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and teamed up with national project Hedgehog Street to further supp... more