What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Bovis Homes supports Telford school

A local housebuilder has donated funds to a Shropshire school, helping it to take a step closer to acquiring some new outdoor equipment.

Bovis Homes has given £200 to Priorslee Primary Academy in Telford to support its Christmas fundraising event, which it is hosting to raise money for a variety of new equipment for the school.

“We are delighted to support Priorslee Primary Academy and we hope that their Christmas event is a huge success,” says Bovis Homes regional marketing manager, Louise Macrae. “We’re sure that it will be hugely popular - and pupils will be enjoying their new apparat... more

Image for Families flock to Moulton new-build location–where homes are in high demand

Families are flocking to a Cheshire new-build location thanks to its community spirit and a housebuilder’s part-exchange scheme.

House-hunter enquiries have sky-rocketed at Bovis Homes’ Honeyvale Gardens in Moulton, which is proving popular with those who enjoy a village lifestyle in an attractive area with strong transport links.

Bovis Homes’ Home Exchange scheme means the housebuilder will purchase the mover's current property, meaning they avoid those fees and complicate... more

Image for More younger buyers using Help to Buy to move up the ladder at Buckinghamshire location

Young couples and families are snapping up properties at a new-build location in Buckinghamshire, which is proving especially popular with people who need to commute into London.

And it is the Government-backed Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme that is helping many into their dream homes at Bovis Homes’ Aston Brook location in the village of Aston Clinton.

With the Help to Buy - Equity Loan scheme, buyers – both first-timers and current home owners – need just a five per cent cash deposit, with the Government providing an equity loan of up to 20 per cent. They then need to secure up to a 75 per cent mortgage, which opens the door to more competitiv... more

Image for Doctor’s referral boosts new-build sales at dream Dorset location

A doctor who relocated to a new-build home in Dorset was so impressed with its quality and the location, he couldn’t help but tell a colleague.

Little did he know his co-worker would end up moving in two doors down as a result!

Dr Subramanyam Ilan, a consultant radiologist at Yeovil District Hospital, moved into a Bovis Home in Sherborne with his wife Greetha, a gynaecologist at the same hospital, and their children Magizhini,... more

Image for Festive excitement is building as Santa and reindeer visit Oxfordshire's new-home location

Families can really start to get into the festive spirit when they visit a local housebuilder’s new-homes location in Oxfordshire next week.

Santa himself will be on hand to meet house hunters and welcome children at Bovis Homes’ Windrush Place development in Witney - with two of his favourite reindeer joining in the fun.

Visitors can meet a snowy owl and enjoy a snow machine and it all happens on Sunday, 9th December f... more

Image for New part of the Wrenbury community offers the best of both worlds

Situated on the outskirts of the pretty village of Wrenbury, a popular new neighbourhood is creating a stir in the local housing market.

Bovis Homes’ Marbury Meadows offers a selection of contemporary new properties in a carefully-designed, intimate location. Surrounded by countryside, but within walking distance of a range of amenities, it provides residents with the best of both worlds.

“We’re very proud of our Marbury Meadows location, which has already proved popular amongst home seekers,” says Bovis Homes regional sales director, Kate Burrow. “It really is a hidden gem with a wonderful ... more

Image for Bovis Homes bring county businesses together to raise thousands for Chamwell Centre

Gloucestershire businesses gathered together and raised £14,792 in one night for the Chamwell Centre charity, helping the special needs fund-raising project a step closer to its £5 million target.

Bovis Homes, which has its Western office based in Bishop’s Cleeve, brought together many of its contractors at Cheltenham Ladies College for a special charity ball to celebrate their partnerships and to raise funds.

“We were delighted to bring together our partners from across Gloucestershire and further afield for this great cause,” says Bovis Homes’ Western managing director, Supriya Ray. “We work with a range of local organisations, from small businesses to larger companies, and have been building relationships with many of them over a number of years. It was a pleasure to welcome them ... more

Image for Gloucestershire chef who powers 200 housebuilder colleagues celebrates food award

An inspired chef in Gloucestershire, who feeds more than 200 colleagues daily at a county housebuilder, has won special recognition for her food.

Catering manager Charlie Mace works at Bovis Homes’ Western region office in Bishop’s Cleeve and won the prize at her employer Blue Apple Catering’s annual awards.

Charlie, from Brockworth, picked up her certificate and £500 at the Hertfordshire-based ceremony, attended by 150 guests, and said she was over the moon with ... more

Image for Festive excitement is building as Santa visits county’s new-home location

Families can really start to get into the festive spirit when they visit a local housebuilder’s new-homes location in Gloucestershire next week.

Santa himself will be on hand to welcome children into his magical grotto at Bovis Homes’ Centurion View location in Gloucester.

Children will receive a free gift, parents can enjoy a free hot chocolate and there... more

Image for Hospice volunteers and staff celebrate £2,400 donation from Gloucestershire housebuilder

Volunteers and staff at a Gloucestershire hospice for people with life-limiting conditions are celebrating a donation of more than £2,000 from a county housebuilder.

Colleagues from Bovis Homes presented a cheque for £2,400 to Cheltenham-based Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, which will be used to improve the lives of families being cared for by the charity.

The housebuilder team were given a tour of the grounds at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court by Alysia Cameron-Price, community fundraising manager, who highlighted how the funds would contribute to the lives of those with conditions such as cancer, heart failure a... more

Image for Housebuilder steps in to sponsor Didcot Christmas Street Fair

Didcot residents and local organisations will be celebrating the festive season with the annual Christmas Street Fair on Thursday 29th November – and this year Bovis Homes is excited to be joining in the fun.

The local housebuilder has stepped in to sponsor the event, a highlight in the town’s calendar, which brings together local clubs, charities, organisations and residents.

“We are thrilled to be supporting Didcot’s Christmas Street Fair and we’re really looking forward to the big day,” says Bovis Homes regional marketing manager, Stephanie Spry. “Didcot is a wonderful community and we are delighted to have joined it with our Hadden ... more

Image for New home buying scheme is the dream solution for Staffordshire family

A Staffordshire family have been able to buy their dream Bovis Home thanks to a special purchasing scheme which gives house hunters the opportunity to get their foot on the property ladder.

Helen and Gavin Harrington-Jones were keen to buy their first home, but as a family of five that grows to seven at the weekend, saving a deposit for a house which would suit their needs seemed impossible. Until, that is, they discovered the Home Reach scheme at Bovis Homes’ Sancerre Grange location in Eccleshall.

“For the property size we were looking for, we would have been saving up for ages,” says Helen, an HR business partner. “When looking for houses all we could find were three-bedroom homes, but we really needed something bigger. While looking online one day, I discovered a house perfect for us – it was a four-bed available through Home Reach and was just what we we... more

Image for Site manager steps in to steer Renault man Mark back to Tadpole Cross

A senior employee at a famous car brand has praised the work of a Wiltshire housebuilder’s site manager for helping his family move home – as he was just about to buy elsewhere!

Mark Connolly, sales manager at Renault in Swindon, needed to up sticks to improve his commute and for his daughter to be closer to her favoured school – and are delighted to have found their dream home at Bovis Homes’ Tadpole Cross location at Tadpole Garden Village.

But Mark and his wife Kerry’s move to the three-bedroom house with their daughter Abigail, 12, and son Charlie, 17, wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for the great service provided by site manager Danny Clifford and other Bovis Homes colleagues at the S... more

Image for Sales centres supporting local foodbanks

Our Mercia region is collecting food and toiletries for local foodbanks this winter at three of its sales centres

If you would like to make a donation, the below sales centres will be acting as food collection points:

Roman Heights, Lichfield - Deadline to bring in food: 7th December (More information)... more

Image for Award-winning Bishop’s Stortford apprentice Sofia calls on young women to join industry

An award-winning apprentice in Bishop’s Stortford, who is hoping to cement a career in construction, has called for more women to join the housing industry.

Sofia Taylor, 19, who is undertaking a sales apprenticeship at Bovis Homes’ Stortford Fields location, said more young women were needed to bring a fresh approach to the building sector.

Sofia, from Basildon, recently won the regional sales team’s Rising Star award for her hard work and potential. She wants to learn more about other roles available to apprentices too and hopes to go out on site with... more

Image for Hampshire buyers to benefit as Winchester Village sells final homes

Hampshire house buyers could save thousands at Winchester Village right now, as Bovis Homes offers to pay the stamp duty on selected homes for the lucky final buyers at this exclusive new part of the community.

Designed for a modern lifestyle but in a charming traditional style, Bovis Homes’ Winchester Village has welcomed many new residents over the last few years and now the last purchasers are set to complete the bustling location.

“Buyers can benefit now, as we’re offering to pay the stamp duty on selected four and five-bedroom homes,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “Not only that, with our range of purchase assistance schemes, you could have a dream move and be celebrating Christmas in your new home befor... more

Image for Bovis Homes reaffirms commitment to delivering much-needed Gloucester homes

Housebuilder Bovis Homes has committed to building new homes in Gloucester until at least 2024, after completing the purchase of new land in Hardwicke.

The company will build up to 350 new homes on the land, with a focus on two and three-bedroom houses and apartments. 

The site, located to the south of the city, and close to the M5 motorway, forms part of the larger Hunts Grove development, which will see more than 1,800 homes ... more

Image for Bovis Homes backing Christmas Toy Appeal with £2,000 donation

A local housebuilder has spent thousands of pounds to back a very special festive campaign looking to put smiles on the faces of hundreds of children across Mid Sussex this Christmas.

Bovis Homes’ South East region are supporting the Toy Appeal 2018, launched by More Radio Mid Sussex, by donating £2,000.

More than 6,000 toys have been donated to children since the first appeal was launched four years ago. Listeners are asked to buy one extra toy when they do their Christmas shopping and drop them off at designated point... more

Image for The wheels on the bus still go round and round in Paulton thanks to £1,000 from housebuilder

A local housebuilder has stepped in to support the Big Blue Play Bus, helping the community service to stay on the road and continue its work across Bath and North East Somerset.

Bovis Homes has donated £1,000 to the Play Bus, a double-decker, fully converted into a mobile community centre, which provides a place for parents, carers and pre-school children in rural areas to meet, play and socialise.

“We are very grateful to Bovis Homes for their generous donation and their help with promoting our service to new families moving to the Paulton area,” says Emma Hazelton, from the Comm... more

Image for Black-belt housebuilder marshals Stadhampton team to deliver historic show home

A black-belt in jiu-jitsu, who runs an Oxfordshire new-home location, says he hasn’t needed to throw his weight around to motivate his team to launch a brand-new collection of homes for a national housebuilder.

Paul O’Keeffe is site manager at Bovis Homes’ Hampton Meadow location in Stadhampton, where Bovis Homes is building the first of a new housing range, which will soon be launching at sites across the country.

The five-bedroom show home, called The Birch, will be the flagship property of the new collection– all named after trees – and the property is due to be complete by the ... more

Image for Bedfordshire new-build homes appealing to all types of buyers at popular location

Families, couples and single buyers have all been snapping up homes at a new-build location in Bedfordshire, attracted by the village lifestyle on offer and the proximity to London.

In fact, all the four-bedroom homes have now sold out and there is currently only one three-bedroom Epsom house style property available at Bovis Homes’ Moreteyne Park location in Marston Moretaine – with a handful of five-bedroom properties also still on the market.

Sue Holloway, Bovis Homes sales advisor at Moreteyne Park, said the Epsom was perfectly situated on the development, which has strong transport links thanks to its proximity to the A421, which leads to Bedford, as... more

Image for Love at first sight for first-time home buyers Jack and Tina

It was love at first sight for Jack Saunders and Tina Bagley when they visited Roman Heights, a new part of the Lichfield community, and now thanks to Help to Buy and Bovis Homes, the couple have made a dream move into their very first home there.

Jack, a business development manager, and Tina, an accountant, made the decision to move in together and get on the property ladder earlier this year, and after visiting a Help to Buy show in Birmingham, the couple decided a new-build home would be the ideal choice.

“We realised that with the Help to Buy – Equity Loan scheme, we would be able to get much more, so we started to look at new-build homes,” says Jack. “We decided to visit Roman Heights one weekend and loved it instantly. We went back the next day and put ou... more

Image for Former labourer Bob scales new health and safety heights at national housebuilder

A former labourer who has worked his way up to be health, safety and environmental director at a national housebuilder, says adopting new digital systems will be vital in helping to keep people safe on site.

Bob Wolstenholme, the new director at Bovis Homes, followed his brother-in-law into construction 30 years ago and will now lead a team to improve the housebuilder’s long-term health and safety strategy.

Bob, from Coventry, has worked for car and aerospace companies in the region, moved to the Middle East for eight years, and is now based at the Bovis Homes’ Coleshill office ... more

Image for West Sussex housebuilder donates £250 towards community’s commemorations

A West Sussex housebuilder has donated £250 to help a local community commemorate fallen soldiers as part of their Remembrance Day activities.

The team at Bovis Homes' South East region handed over a cheque to Rusper Parish Council, which went towards their large poppies and Silent Soldier silhouettes.

Poppies were placed outside Bovis Homes’ The Maples location, in Crawley, and a Silent Soldier figure close by, as part of the centenary commemorations for the end of the ... more

Image for Buyers benefit this Christmas with shared ownership scheme

A local housebuilder is celebrating the recent Government announcement that first-time buyers are exempt from stamp duty when using shared ownership by treating buyers who reserve and move in before Christmas.

Bovis Homes is inviting house hunters to visit its locations across the West Midlands on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November to find out more about its Home Reach scheme, and for a limited time, buyers can reserve for just £99.

“Christmas has come early for those looking to get on the housing ladder,” says Paul Bennison, regional marketing manager. “Buyers using our Home Reach scheme could save thousands as they are now exempt from stamp duty! To celebrate this, not only have we reduced our reservation fee to just £99, but at some locations, we’ll also include the flooring - which means it will be an extra special Chris... more

Image for 2019 is where your story begins

Find your dream home and make 2019 a year to remember. Come along to our special new home events taking place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December across Staffordshire Cheshire and Shropshire

During the event you'll have a chance to enjoy a glass of fizz and a mince pie while you speak to a range of home experts to find out how we can help to get you moving into your dream house. While there, you can take a look around our show homes to get a taste of the style and quality of the new properties

The new home events will be ... more

Image for Special schemes help families to move in at popular Cheshire new-build location

Families and downsizers have been snapping up properties at a new-build location in Cheshire thanks to some special purchase schemes.

Buyers attracted to the rural feel of Bovis Homes’ Saxon Lea location in Sandbach, have been using the housebuilder’s Home Exchange package, allowing them to part-exchange their property to move into a brand-new home.

Home-hunters can also use purchasing schemes Smooth Move, also popular at the location, and Help to Buy – Equity Loan, to... more

Image for Bovis Homes staff raise funds for local hospice that supports colleague's son

After learning first-hand about the good work taking place at Naomi House and Jacksplace, staff at Bovis Homes have been raising funds for the charity – and have now donated over £6,000.

Selecting the Winchester-based hospice as its charity of the year, staff at the housebuilder’s Southern Counties region have been raising money through a variety of initiatives and have just handed over a cheque for £2,500, which was raised during their latest activities.

“We are delighted to hand over another cheque to Naomi House and Jacksplace and its great that staff have been so supportive. It is particularly meaningful as the charity supports the family of one of our colleagues,” says sales director... more

Image for Rural lifestyle the key to record month for Devon housebuilder at Axminster

The last month has seen a record number of buyers moving into a popular new-build location in Axminster.

And there are a real mix of customers moving in to Bovis Homes’ Cloakham Lawns, with upsizing families and downsizing retirees among the new faces at this popular community – with all of them moving from other Devon locations.

Stacey Banfield, regional marketing manager at Bovis Homes, said: “Cloakham Lawns is so popular at the moment and all our buyers are local – the furthest away a... more

Image for Connected homes for Shropshire house hunters at Shifnal and Wellington

Bovis Homes continually evolves and progresses its house designs to ensure its properties complement contemporary lifestyles and has done since the company was established in 1885.

At Bovis Homes’ Iddeshale Gardens in Shifnal and Haygate Fields in Wellington, the housebuilder is offering buyers the ultimate smart home package, with cables and devices built-in to create a clean, modern and stylish property.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer customers the chance to purchase a connected home, which could transform their day-to-day living,” says Kate Burrow, regional sales director. “The homes offer so much flexibility and with technology moving so quickly, the houses will be ready to move ... more

Image for Charity really does begin at home for fundraising West Sussex family

Looking to raise £2,000 as part of a project to build a house for orphans in South Africa, the Netherwood family in West Sussex found some help close to home.

Very close, in fact, and they are now well on the way to achieving their fundraising target with the support of Bovis Homes – who built the family’s own brand-new property in Littlehampton.

It was just after moving into their four-bed at Hampton Park that dad-of-two Andrei formulated his plan to make a difference to lives thousand... more

Image for I worked for Hugh Hefner at country club restaurant-Sales advisor at Buckingham housebuilder reveals star-studded past

An inspiring sales advisor at a Buckinghamshire house builder has shone a light on her varied career – having worked for celebrities including late Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

Jane Carden-Maund, who works at Bovis Homes’ Nightingale Fold location in Steeple Claydon, said she would not change her career path for the world and even organised a 21st birthday party for John Cleese’s daughter.

Jane, from Towcester, worked as an assistant restaurant manager at American Playboy executive Victor Lownes-owned Stocks Country Club in Tring, after starting there as a wa... more