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Image for Wymondham pupils get lessons in nature thanks to nearby housing development

Children at a school in Wymondham have been learning all about local wildlife, thanks to an initiative from national house builder Bovis Homes and ecologists from The Ecology Consultancy.

The year three pupils at Browick Road Primary School were treated to an afternoon workshop for Key Stage 2 delivered by The Ecology Consultancy's expert team, finding out how to identify and classify different types of animals, from invertebrates through to mammals.

As part of the session, the children discovered how these different creatures adapt and evolve to deal with changes in their physical environment, as well as learning about what an ecologist does, and how the Ecology Consultancy works with house builders like Bovis on aspects of their development relati... more

Image for Bovis Homes sponsors first Sandstone Ridge Festival

A new Cheshire arts festival, which brings together music, theatre, poetry and history, has received the backing of local house builder, Bovis Homes.

The Sandstone Ridge Festival sees events taking place at a range of venues from Thursday 18th May to Sunday 21st May in Cholmondeley, Tattenhall, Bunbury and Malpas, with each village taking a day to host the festival.

"We're extremely proud and excited to have been given the opportunity to support the very first Sandstone Ridge Festival," says Carina Wilde, Regional Marketing Manager for Bovis Homes. "With such a fantastic range of activities on offer, the event is a great way to bring the communities together, and highlight the many qualities of these villages, which are situated in such a wonde... more

Image for Super service wows the Webbers at Soham

Moving to a more expensive part of Cambridgeshire to be nearer to family initially caused a few worries for husband and wife Theresa and Roger Webber, who expected it to be a difficult process.

But the couple say selling their old property, buying a new home and actually moving in, couldn't have been easier - and it was all thanks to Bovis Homes staff.

The Webbers were moving from Chatteris to Soham, but as they are both retired and in their 60s, they didn't want to take out a... more

Image for Maidstone pupils brighten up building site

The hoarding around a new development in Barming is now showing off the creative talent of local school children, as well as teaching passers-by about health and safety on a building site.

Six artistic students in the reception classes at Barming Primary School have seen their drawings blown-up and turned into graphics to adorn 20 metres of fencing around Bovis Homes' Orchard Fields location, following a competition held by the home builder.

Five-year-olds Keira, Chloe, Samuel, Harriet, Elliott and Chloe, and their classmates, were invited by Bovis Homes to create posters on the theme of site safety to go on the hoarding. After a tough judging process, the top three were chosen in each class and then the six winners were given the opportunity to visit their winning creations with their teachers and representatives f... more

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

Image for Bovis Homes sponsors Wellingborough's Waendel Walk

Bovis Homes, the developer behind Stanton Cross, is sponsoring the International Waendel Walk 2017, which is due to take place later this month on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May.

Thousands of people from Wellingborough and the surrounding areas are due to take part in the Walk this year. The Waendel Walk is the only internationally registered walk in the UK and it also attracts visitors from around the wor... more

Image for Historic moment as first residents move in at Sherford

Sherford, Devon's newest town, has officially welcomed its first residents, with two sets of homeowners having moved to the new community, marking one of the biggest milestones in the development's two-decade history. Receiving the keys to their brand-new homes, the new residents were welcomed by members of the Sherford Consortium over the bank holiday weekend.

Sharing their excitement on moving day, the new residents, Eliana and Chris, began their new lives as the founding members of the new community. One resident, Chris Taylor has just moved into a new two-bedroom Bovis Home, relocating from nearby Elburton. 

Chris said: "It is so exciting to be one of the first people to live at Sherford! We've heard lots about the development and kept seeing it in the newspaper. It is fantastic to be making a fresh start in a new community and it will be amazing to watch it grow - especially when I get to meet... more

Image for Bovis Homes backs River Raid

The annual Hamble River Raid is returning with a splash at the weekend and this year will see Bovis Homes sponsoring the popular fund-raising Hampshire event.

The contest, which is now in its 13th year, involves rowers, canoeists, kayakers and stand up paddle boarders competing in a series of races on the Hamble River. Over 50 boats of differing styles and sizes will take to the river and travel six miles, from the Hamble Quay to the Jolly Sailor pontoon and back, with the start line this year marked with Bovis Homes flags.

"Events such as these see communities come together and celebrate the area in which they live, and we're delighted to have the chance to sponsor this year's competition," says Candice McCabe, Regional Marketing Manager for Bovis Homes. "It's a great day out, brings people of all ages together and raises money for wort... more

Image for Choosing the perfect flowers and indoor plants for your new home

Plants and flowers don't just help bring a room to life, they can also brighten your mood. Research shows that having just one indoor plant in a room can remove up to 87% of toxins in the air.

There are many benefits to ensuring you have clean oxygenated air in your home, in fact it's also proven to help improve productivity and alertness, so whether you work from home or work out at home, this can offer a serious advantage.

If you fancy adding a touch of floral décor to your new home, here are our flower and indoor plant ideas to suit every home and lifestyle, from low maintenance plants for those who are always on-the-go to sweet smelling bouquets for open plan living spaces.


Image for Lucky winner of Champneys Spa break

When Suzanne Wilding visited the newly opened Winchester show home at Campton Fields in Shefford, she did not imagine that she would be winning a luxury spa weekend.

The team in Milton Keynes organised a prize draw for mums visiting any show home within the Northern Home Counties region over the Mother's Day weekend and Suzanne was the lucky winner!

The amazing prize was a luxury spa weekend at any Champneys spa resort including treatments and dinner. Suzanne was thrilled to pick up her prize from sales advisor Cat Thorne and marketing manager, Allison Cardoso at the She... more

Image for Dream move for family to Winchester Village

Lynn Laver loves her new Bovis Home so much that she has persuaded her dad to move in opposite!

Lynn was looking to make a fresh start in Winchester, but her initial house search did not fill her with much optimism.

"My daughters, Fiona and Ffion, and I were looking at three-bedroom houses and basically all we could afford was a tired house that needed doing up," Lynn remembers. "One day, to cheer ourselves up, we drove into Winchester Village, just to have a look around and see so... more