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Image for Bovis Homes helps Ipswich Beaver Scouts with new equipment.

The 31st / 9th Ipswich Beavers will soon be taking advantage of new sporting and camping equipment thanks to national house builder Bovis Homes

The company, which is currently building new homes at its Ribbans Park location situated close to the Beavers' meeting hall made a donation of £500 to help fund new equipment for the group.

Annette Hurst, Regional Sales Director at Bovis Homes said: "It's great that we can play a part in the local community and support young people in getting involved with sports and outdoor pursuits. The 31st / 9th Beavers is the closest group to our Ribbans Park development so we hope to see lots of young people from Ribbans Park joining the groups and enjoying the activities... more

Image for Major bridge lifted into place over railway in Apsley

A major construction project in Apsley, Hertfordshire took a big step forward this week with the installation of a major bridge across the West Coast Main Line at Featherbed Lane.


The work, which was carried out by contractor Osborne and house builder Bovis Homes, is part of wider work to deliver Bovis Homes' 325-home development of the Manor E... more

Image for Out with the old and in with the new for Soham couple

When Soham couple Kevin and Sharon Halls decided they needed to move home, they also knew they had neither the time nor money to get their old place ready to sell on the market.

So, after some online research, they visited Bovis Homes to find out more about Home Exchange - a scheme where you can 'trade in' your old property to help you buy a brand-new home.

Kevin said: "We had lived in our old house for nearly 20 years and it really felt like it needed some work before we put it on the market. Rooms like the kitchen and bathroom were particu... more

Image for Bovis Homes bringing more affordable homes to Bicester

House builder Bovis Homes has received detailed planning consent for 207 new homes at the popular Kingsmere location in Bicester. The plans include provision for a number of much-needed homes designated as 'affordable' properties.

The plans were approved by Cherwell District Council, and will include 67 properties allocated as affordable. These will be managed by a housing association and could include a variety of tenures such as shared ownership and social rent, aimed at eligible local people whose needs are not met by the open market.

This new phase will also include a Local Area for Play (LAP) designed for the enjoyment of younger children, and will be located close to attractive areas of public open space and the commercial centre that is being provided as part of the wider masterpl... more

Image for Somerset dream becomes reality for upsizers

When a daughter flying the nest didn't create quite as much space as they expected, the Palmer family's house hunting in Wincanton didn't take them far - just two doors down the street to be exact!

Moving from a three-bed to a four-bed property at Bovis Homes' The Chase location was achieved with a minimum of fuss, and mum and dad Claire and Andy are even more delighted with their brand new home than they were with their first at the development - as are daughters Adele (19) and Natalie (16).

The Palmers made their dream move to Somerset from Bracknell in October 2016 and settled into the three-bedroom Bear... more

Image for Win £1000 in our summer heat wave prize draw

Summer has arrived and we're celebrating the holiday season with a sizzling prize draw that could see you win a fantastic break! Enter our summer heat wave prize draw to be in with a chance of winning £1000 in holiday vouchers. We'll be giving £500 worth of vouchers to an entry in each of our regions and there will be a national winner who will take away a whopping £1000!

To enter the prize draw, just visit one of our sales centres between Saturday 22nd July and Sunday 3rd September and ask the sales advisor to take a photo of you using our summer heat wave frame. Make sure you complete the entry form and keep a look out on our social media pages for your summer pic!

The winning entry will be selected at random and the national and regional winners will be announced on our social media pag... more

Image for Dream move for Botley family

Moving house with two young children can be a challenge for any parents, but for Chris and Harriet Betts it couldn't have been easier.

Relocating from Basingstoke to the outskirts of Southampton, the area where they first met, Chris and Harriet discovered Bovis Homes' Boorley Park in the village of Botley.

"We met while at Southampton University and Chris grew up in Hampshire, so we already had a network of family and friends in the area," says Harriet, an out-of-hours supervisor for the NHS. "We had bought a new-build home previously, so we were looking to buy new again and had a look around Botley. The village is just perfect for us - it's just out of town, so there are still shops close by and it's only 20 minutes into the centre... more

Image for Bovis Homes set to bring more new homes to Upper Heyford

National house builder Bovis Homes has received detailed planning consent for the next phase of its development at Heyford Park, Upper Heyford - including a number of specially designated 'affordable homes' for local people.

The plans, which were approved by Cherwell District Council, include 68 much-needed new properties - of which 24 are allocated as affordable homes, which could have a mix of tenures such as social rent or shared ownership. The plans also include provision for a play area with visitor parking. The construction of these homes will follow on from those already delivered at this popular development.

Paul Stafford, Managing Director of Bovis Homes West Midlands region, said: We're delighted to have planning permission to bring the next phase of our popular Heyford Park development to fruition. It comes after an extensive period of consultation and cooperation with local stakeholders, including Historic England, as well as members... more

Image for House builder bids farewell to Queen of Puddings

After nearly 18 years of feeding staff at Bovis Homes' regional head office, Jenny Arnold is finally throwing out her straw boater and hanging up her apron to start her well-earned retirement.

Much-loved catering manager Jenny has been serving up home-cooked dishes at the Bishop's Cleeve office since 1999, and having never taken a day off sick, has been an unwavering presence in the restaurant kitchen.

"It has been a delight working for Bovis Homes," says Jenny. "I've enjoyed every minute of it and I'm so sad to be leaving. I've met so many lovely people during my time here and it has been so nice to get to know everyone - it's like... more


A new video has been released showing how proposals for up to 1,000 new homes at Rowtree Park in Northamptonshire could look.

The site, off Rowtree Road on the southern edge of Northampton, was granted outline planning permission in August 2016, and includes plans for local shopping and community facilities, a new primary school and extensive public open space. The site is also allocated for development in the Local Plan (the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy).

Bovis Homes is currently gathering feedback from the local community on the detail of these landscape-led plans, ahead of submitting a reserved matters plann... more

Image for Bovis Homes to work closely with Teynham community on new homes

Bovis Homes is looking to work closely with the local community on proposals to deliver up to 125 new homes at Teynham, Kent.

The house builder is presenting its plans at a public exhibition at Teynham Community Hall on Tuesday 18th July from 2pm to 7pm, where members of the project team will be on hand to discuss the proposals with local residents and answer any questions they have.

There will also be an opportunity for members of the public to offer feedback, which will be used to help shape the plans, ahead of Bovis Homes submitting an outline planning applicatio... more

Image for Young Kemble site manager wins top award for second year running

For the second consecutive year, a site manager based at a Cotswolds new homes development has been selected from over 16,000 construction professionals across the country to win one of the house building industry's most prestigious awards.

Adam Elvin, 25, site manager at Bovis Homes' Phillips Lea location in Kemble, has been recognised as one of the best in the construction business, after receiving the National House Building Council's Pride in the Job Quality award.

"We are extremely proud of Adam and the team's achievement," says Supriya Ray, Bovis Homes Western Managing Director. "They have consistently delivered high-quality homes, backed with high-quality customer service. What makes their efforts extra special is the fact that the homes they are delivering are large five and six-bedroom p... more

Image for From Berkswich to Benfica: Bovis Homes help Stafford youngsters shine

A Stafford junior football club looked the part when they headed to sunnier climes to play a tournament in Portugal - thanks to local house builder Bovis Homes

The under 8's team at Berkswich FC revealed a brand new kit on the trip to Lisbon for a tournament that saw the team playing a series of games against British, Portuguese and French teams. Their new orange and black kit, including Bovis Homes famous hummingbird logo, brought the team luck as they won the chance to play in the Benfica Stadium.

"The boys had a great time away in Portugal. The weekend started with them playing games in the training ground, but after winning against a local team, they were able to play in the legendary Benfica Stadium the following day!" says Donna Henry from Berkswic... more

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

Image for Partnership brings a range of new homes to Fairford to help local housing need

Representatives from Bovis Homes and social housing provider Stonewater are celebrating a successful partnership which has seen the creation of a new part of the Fairford community, which is now flourishing after welcoming its first residents.

Bringing a range of much-needed new homes to the town, Keble Fields includes a variety of houses available on the open market, as well as for affordable rent and shared ownership, a part-rent, part-buy option to help buyers get onto the housing ladder.

"We've worked closely with Stonewater to bring these new homes to the area," says Nicky Carroll, Partnership Housing Co-ordinator for Bovis Homes. "It has been a positive partnership and we have received excellent feedback during and after the build from the housing association, commenting on the high standards of workmanship and the clean, well... more

Image for The numbers add up for Andrew at Phillips Lea

Working from home means Andrew Ramsbottom spends more time there than most, so when looking for a new property in Kemble, Gloucestershire, quality and space were extra important.    

Andrew, who works in the financial services sector, was living in nearby Wiltshire with his partner and her son, when he discovered Bovis Homes' Phillips Lea location through an online property portal.

"We had been looking for a change of scenery for a little while and I was keen to find a bigger property but with a more manageable garden," says Andrew. "We've bought lots of new homes in the past and always liked the fact that they are ready to move ... more

Image for Congleton site manager wins national award

The site manager in charge of a popular new homes location in Congleton has won a national award from a leading industry body, in recognition of his team's work.

Oliver Cookson, who runs Bovis Homes' Loachbrook Meadow development to the west of the Cheshire town, has been given a 'Quality' award in this year's National House Building Council (NHBC) Pride in the Job Awards, in recognition of his team achieving the highest standards in house building.

It is the second consecutive year that the Loachbrook Meadow site team has won this award, having achieved the feat in 2016 when Oliver was assistan... more

Image for Good foundations for new Haslington homes

The latest images from a new homes location near Haslington show construction progressing well, with the project on course for the first residents to move in before the end of 2017.

The images from the Crewe Road development in Hazelmere, which is being built by leading national house builder Bovis Homes, show the foundations of the show homes and sales centre complete, with the buildings' superstructures now taking shape. These buildings are expected to be completed later this summer, when Bovis Homes will invite potential customers to look around the properties and find out more about the 245-home site.

As well as the progression of the show home and sales centre, work is also underway on the foundations for other homes, as well as on the access roads... more

Image for Stylish ways to grow your own vegetables

Relaxing, gardening and entertaining friends and family are all wonderful ways to enjoy the outdoor space your new home has to offer. However, there's also something truly satisfying about using your garden to grow your own.

Growing your own fruits, vegetables or herbs doesn't always mean compromising on style and space. Many types of produce can be grown with minimal effort, and there are plenty of solutions to ensure your crops are in keeping with the rest of your garden.

So if you fancy getting green-fingered, but aren't quite ready to give up your garden for The Good Life, here are some fail-safe tips for growing delicious produce a... more