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 Kent once more.
“My wife Tammy and I had moved a fair few times in recent years and were settled in a three-bedroom house in Barming,” explains Paul. “But with my two children visiting us regularly and my niece coming to live with us too, we decided that we just needed more space.
“We wanted to stay local, as we’ve lived around here for a long time, my work is very close by and we have lots of good friends here.”
Paul began his search with a set of basic criteria – four bedrooms and plenty of downstairs space for entertaining.
“We also wanted a new-build home too,” adds Paul. “With such busy lives, we like to know that when we move in, nothing needs to be done.”
They didn’t need to look far either. Just around the corner from their current home, Paul and Tammy discovered Bovis Homes’ Orchard Fields, Barming location, where they found the ‘Chester’ house type.
“I was driving home from work one evening, and noticed the Bovis homes for sale,” explains Paul. “The sales office was closed but I had a look around from the outside. I loved the style of the house and thought it could be perfect for our family.”
The Chester is a five-bedroom detached family home with a separate downstairs study, as well as two en-suite bathrooms upstairs. There’s plenty of space for entertaining too with a large living room and spacious kitchen/diner.
Within a matter of days, Paul and Tammy had decided the Chester was the perfect home for them and made a reservation. A few weeks later, the whole family was moved in.
“The whole process was super smooth,” says Paul. “The sales team were always on hand to answer any questions, and whenever the children wanted to take a look at the house, they were happy to give us a tour.
“Once we’d moved in, the site manager gave us his phone number and said to call if we needed anything, and any minor snags were dealt with quickly. We’re well settled in now, and we couldn’t be happier.”
For more information on Bovis Homes, go to www.bovishomes.co.uk