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Image for Oliver eyes national success at London event

Site manager Oliver Cookson is in the running for a national award at a prestigious house-building industry gala in London.

After winning the North West regional title, Oliver has been shortlisted for the National House Building Council's (NHBC) Pride in the Job Supreme Award along with the other 10 UK regional winners in the large builder category.

Oliver won the regional award in recognition of his expertise in guiding the team at Bovis Homes' Loachbrook Meadow location on the outskir... more

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Image for New Oxfordshire neighbourhood launches this weekend

A new part of the Faringdon community will be unveiled to the public this weekend with local house builder, Bovis Homes, opening the doors of its show homes and sales centre.

Faringdon Fields will bring a wide range of new properties to the Oxfordshire market town, from one and two-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom family homes, in a variety of styles.

"We'll be launching Faringdon Fields on Saturday 13th January and we're excited to welcome home seekers along to have the first glimpse of the designs and quality on offer," says regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. "It's in a fantastic location, surrounded by countryside, but less than a mile from the town centre and its wide rang... more

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Image for Santa and his reindeer visit Gloucestershire neighbourhood

A new Gloucestershire community will be getting into the festive spirit this weekend as home seekers, residents and locals are invited to visit Bovis Homes' sales centre for some Christmas treats!

The house builder's new Coopers Edge location is hosting a Christmas event on Saturday 9th December which will see a visit from Santa as well as two of his reindeer!

Children will receive a gift from Santa and will also have the opportunity to meet the reindeer between 10am and 2pm and have their p... 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 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 Richard celebrates his silver anniversary

Graphics guru Richard Wood, is celebrating 25 years at Bovis Homes!

When the Associate Graphic Design Director first joined the company in 1992, he had a ponytail and rode a Kawasaki Z650 motorbike to work at the then South West region's offices on Lansdown Road in Cheltenham. A quarter of a century later, much of the hair has gone, but the team has definitely grown.

"When I first started at Bovis Homes, we were in the basement of our old offices in Cheltenham. We had two Apple Macs - which had only just been released - and the team consisted of just three people," R... more

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Image for Bovis Homes opens new national training centre

National house builder Bovis Homes has launched a new dedicated staff training centre at its Thames Valley regional headquarters in Reading.

The Bovis Homes Training Centre, which was officially opened by Chief Executive Greg Fitzgerald, will act as a focal point for learning and development initiatives delivered by the company for its staff, who work across eight operating regions and more than 100 sites around the country.

Discussing the new centre, Bovis Homes Head of Talent, Roger Morton, said: "This is an exciting step for Bovis Homes and is a real commitment to the development of our people and to our goal of delivering the very best quality homes and service to... more

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Image for Home seekers get new-build benefits at events across the county this weekend

This weekend, home seekers across Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire can take advantage of a range of special new-build offers at home buyers' events organised by a local house builder.

Bovis Homes, who have a wide selection of new homes for sale across the county, are making it possible for purchasers to reserve their new home for just £99, and are offering further deals for buyers to take advantage of on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July.

"If you're looking to buy a new home in the area, it's worth visiting one of our sales centres this weekend to find out more," says Carina Wilde, Regional Marketing Manager. "As well as being able to reserve your home at a very affordable £99, we also have a variety of offers available at different locations, such as stamp duty or deposit paid, flooring included and enterta... more

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Image for Annual tournament scores with house builder

The annual football tournament organised by Waterbeach Colts FC was a huge success over the bank holiday weekend, which saw Bovis Homes support the popular fundraising event.

The tournament is run as part of Waterbeach Beer Festival, with all profits donated to the football club, a voluntary group affiliated with Cambridgeshire FA and supports local Community Groups. Founded in 2002, Waterbeach Colts FC provides boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 16-years with the opportunity to learn and play football.

"This is a great event which brings the community together and raises money for a worthy cause," says Annette Hurst, Regional Sales Director for Bovis Homes. "We are delighted to have had the opportunity to support this year's event and we're thrilled that it was another grea... more

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Image for The price of not buying new? It could be as much as  £50,000!

New research carried out by the Home Builders Federation has found that the cost of upgrading an older property to the same standard as a new build home could be as much as £50,000. The publication of the data comes at the launch of this year's New Homes Week which aims to highlight the many benefits for consumers of buying a new build home.

From the benefits of living in an energy efficient home that could save you hundreds of pounds on your utility bills each year, to the brand-new fixtures and fittings that come as standard, buying a new build home offers many advantages when compared to buying an older property.

The research looked at the work that might have to be carried out when people move into an older home, and what would have to be done to a home to bring it up to the standards of a new property which also comes with a warranty protecting the buyer from liability on structural problems within the first 10 years.  Whether it's the price of buying and fitting a new kitchen (£7,900) or having a house rewired (£8,850), the costs for people moving into an older home can q... more

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