Here's a selection of our latest press releases
Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s landmark announcement of a stamp duty holiday until the end of next March is a huge boost for home buyers that will help get people moving and save movers thousands of pounds.
The tax threshold for home purchases has been temporarily increased from £125,000 to £500,000, in a move that has been widely welcomed by home hunters and the housebuilding industry.
It means buyers could take advantage now and save up to £15,000 when they buy a... more
Homebuyers interested in moving to Bovis Homes’ Blackmore Meadows development in Stalbridge will need to book their appointment to the show home launch to avoid disappointment.
With only a limited number of places available on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July, viewing is strictly by appointment only, with a maximum of two people in attendance. Homebuyers will be able to enjoy a private tour of the impressive four bedroom Aspen home and get plenty of design ideas for their new property.
Dressed in a muted palette based on heritage colours, the show home uses natural materials to mirror the breath-taking surroundings and create a contemporary, ye... more
Bovis Homes site manager, Lee Woodward has been awarded a coveted second NHBC (National House Building Council) Pride in Job Quality Award 2020, for building homes of an exceptional quality at Pebble Beach in Seaton.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Pride in the Job recognises the UKs top site managers – with more than 11,000 competing for the annual awards. As well as undergoing spot checks on the day-to-day running of the sites, each candidate is assessed across 38 areas of site management, including their technical knowledge, consistency in the build process and the quality controls they have in place.
Lee has been selected as one of the best site managers in the UK, joining 450 other Quality Award winners. Commenting on the announcement, Lee said: “I feel incredibly proud to have won two years on the trot. Every morning I walk the site first thing to make sure everything looks perfect, consistency is key to me and I like the site to be tidy so it can operate effectively – the saying ‘tidy site, tidy mind’ is so true. When I started, the team would laugh at me as I was always questioning why something was where it was but now it’s at a high standard and it’s much eas... more
House hunters searching for their first home in the South West could receive up to £10,000 towards their deposit* for a new Bovis Homes property this summer.
The special offer comes as Rightmove announces that Cornwall and Devon are two of the most searched for areas since lockdown began.
Faye Cooper, regional marketing manager, said: “We know that saving for a deposit can be hard for first-time buyers particularly. With the cost of renting, it can leave little chance for saving, and so we are hoping that we can give house hunters the boost they need to get them on the ... more
Clark Rutland, a Shrivenham-based site manager working for Vistry Group at Bovis Homes’ Townsend Place development, is celebrating after receiving a prestigious national award for housebuilding quality.
Clark, a big Swindon Town fan, won the National House Building Council’s Pride in the Job Quality Award, after being selected from more than 11,000 inspected sites across the UK.
Speaking about his award, Clark said: “When I heard the news that I had won, it felt fantastic - I can only describe it as feeling as if Swindon had won the FA Cup! I work with a fantastic team at Townsend Place, and this award is thanks to their effort too. I am very proud of what we... more
Home hunters wanting to move into a new-build property in the coming months could have their stamp duty paid or six months of their mortgage paid thanks to a housebuilder’s new campaign.
Children with disabilities and special needs are to benefit after a national housebuilder in Kenilworth donated building material to help develop space at a charity-run farm for them to relax.
Bovis Homes – part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – has provided all remaining required materials, including plaster and skirting board, to complete The Langdale Trust project at its farm, Spencer’s Retreat, in Berkswell.
The material will be used to convert old stables into a bright and cheery place for the children – who often suffer from anxiety and stress in public – and their families to unwind and meet f... more
A Cheshire housebuilder has made a £500 charity donation to help homeless people, after a colleague met with a charity boss by chance as his elderly mum bought a new-build home.
Bovis Homes – which is part of the newly-formed Vistry Group – donated the funds to homelessness movement Emmaus after meeting an area CEO who had booked an appointment and visited the housebuilder’s Hazelmere new-build location in Haslington on behalf of his 75-year-old mother.
After his mum saw the house virtually, a Bovis Homes sales colleague spoke with Tony Stephenson, of Emmaus Bolton, who happened to mention the charity, which also tackles social exclusion and has had an increase in residents staying with them due ... more
A Stafford-based marketing manager has praised the support of her housebuilding employers after attaining a key professional qualification.
Louise Macrae, of Vistry Group – which includes Bovis Homes and Linden Homes – has been awarded a merit in the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) Leadership Level 7 postgraduate diploma, which she achieved while working at the housebuilder’s regional headquarters at Dunston Hall.
Louise completed the programme – funded by Vistry – over 18 months and the mother-of-one, who covers locations across Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Nottingham and parts of the West Midlands, is now looking forward to having he... more
Site managers at Vistry Group are celebrating after locations around the country were rewarded with prestigious national awards for housebuilding quality.
Site managers at Vistry – which includes Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships – won National House Building Council Pride in the Job Quality Awards, after being selected from more than 11,000 inspected sites across the UK.