What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Moving moment as Phil pops the question on first night in Cheshire new-build home

A happy couple in Cheshire, who moved into a new-build home, will remember their first night there forever - as they got engaged!

Phil Everall popped the question to his partner Mary Bostock as they shared a bottle of Pink Champagne to mark their new Bovis Home at Marbury Meadows in Wrenbury.

Mary immediately said ‘yes’ as the couple sat out in the garden, drink in hand and they married last month in ... more

Image for Dad says Bidford-on-Avon play area is perfect Christmas gift for two-year-old Lana

The father of a two-year-old who has been enjoying a brand-new play area in Bidford-on-Avon, says the £60,000 investment from a local housebuilder is the perfect Christmas present.

Jamie Welch, who lives with his wife Emma and daughter Lana, said he was delighted to move to Bovis Homes’ Bidford Leys location, and that the new play equipment was a great hit with his family and his neighbours.

Children from all over the community have been enjoying the fun at the new-build location, off Salford Road, which includes a Star Trek multiplay unit, complete with a slide and monkey bars, plus a flying sa... more

Image for Christmas cheer as first show homes are launched at Chinnor new-build location

There was plenty of festive cheer at a popular new Oxfordshire location as the community gathered together to celebrate the opening of two new show homes at Bovis Homes’ Chiltern View.

Chinnor residents and local school children enjoyed a Christmassy afternoon at Chiltern View as Bovis Homes unveiled its three-bedroom Sheringham and four-bedroom Canterbury show homes.

“We were delighted to welcome members of the local community to our special opening event,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “It was lovely to bring people together, especially at this time of year, and get into the ... more

Image for Scouts set up camp in new extended facilities, thanks to Bovis Homes

Wokingham’s 1st Emmbrook Scouts are celebrating the opening of an extension to their headquarters, thanks to local housebuilder Bovis Homes.

The generous donation has enabled the Scouts to construct a covered activity area which will act as a much-needed extension to their Hedley Hall base.

The area will help the six sections of Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to expand the range of activities they are able to perform, particularly in bad weather. With the extension comes an outdoor kitchen area which will be used throu... more

Image for Exciting milestone reached as work starts on new Shrivenham homes

Local housebuilder Bovis Homes has begun work on the first properties at its brand-new location in the village of Shrivenham.

The site off Townsend Road will provide 116 much-needed new homes for the local community, and site manager Dylan Gristwood is excited by this latest milestone.

“This is the best part of the job,” says Dylan, who has worked for Bovis Homes for five years. “It’s very rewarding to see homes start to emerge from the ground, and seeing a building site start to look more like the beginnings ... more

Image for New MD takes the regional reins at housebuilder Bovis Homes

Kent-based housebuilder Bovis Homes has appointed a new Managing Director to oversee its South East region.

Paul Moran joins the company from fellow housebuilder Barratt Homes, and brings with him more than 30 years’ experience in the industry. He has worked in finance, sales and management roles in a career that has taken him from Exeter in Devon to Stirling in central Scotland.

“I’m delighted to have joined Bovis Homes at what is a very exciting time for the business,” said P... more

Image for West Sussex home restores family’s faith in new-build

Andrei Netherwood was named after a famous fictional military man – and had an 11-year career in the Forces himself – but when it came to buying a new home, he was delighted to enjoy a nice, peaceful journey that has seen his family make their dream move in West Sussex.

The 44-year-old public sector worker arrived at Bovis Homes’ Hampton Park location nine months ago with his wife Tamsin, 42, children Marissa, 11 and Ashton, 9, and cat Whisky, 18 – and they’ve all been enjoying life in this new part of the community ever since.

Having previously bought a new-build from a different housebuilder in the county, Andrei and Tamsin, a paramedic, had pledged not to go down the route again after being less than impressed with the after-care s... more

Image for Christmas cracker for Coopers Edge couple who are winners at last

An excited Gloucestershire couple, who say they never win anything, are celebrating after bagging £250 worth of shopping vouchers from a county housebuilder’s prize draw.

Nicola and Ted Isaac, who are moving into Bovis Homes’ Augustus Park location near Gloucester, had their names pulled out of the hat, as part of a competition in the run up to Christmas.

The surprised pair can now enjoy an even better festive period as they wait to move into their new three-bedroom property befo... more

Image for Festive music lovers at housebuilder-backed Headcorn Christmas concert raise nearly £2,000

More than 160 festive music lovers attended a housebuilder-backed Christmas concert in Headcorn, raising nearly £2,000 for special causes.

Seasonal notes were hit at ‘A Winter Concert with a Christmas Theme’, held at Headcorn Village Hall, supported by a £500 donation by Bovis Homes.

The concert, organised by the Rotary Club of the Weald of Kent, raised £1,837, almost double the event’s target, which will go towards local Rotary-backed community group... more

Image for Jack, 23, wins national Seal of Excellence award for his work at Milton Keynes housebuilder

A 23-year-old site manager at a Milton Keynes housebuilder has praised his team after winning top national recognition for quality excellence.

Jack Allen, who works at Bovis Homes’ Whitehouse Park location, received the National House Building Council (NHBC)’s Seal of Excellence, having been in the role for only 18 months.

Rising star Jack was picked out of 16,000 other site managers to win a Pride in the Job Award 2018 for the Southern region, which then put him in the running for the Seal... more

Image for Christmas comes to Sherford as community celebrates festive light switch-on

Sherford residents, school pupils and the local community turned out in force to spread festive cheer at the town’s annual Christmas light switch-on event. Raising funds for Sherford Vale school, the growing community enjoyed a seasonal sing-along with local choirs from Sherford Vale school and Yealmpton, while gathered around the town’s mammoth 30ft Christmas tree, which took centre stage at Sherford’s first town square.

Organised by the Sherford Consortium - the partnership of developers responsible for the town, Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey - the event marked a monumental milestone for the growing community, with over 100 residents now living at the town.

Guests were treated to mince pies and a selection of festive carols from Sherford Vale’s school choir, with headteacher, Helen Tipping, leading the switch on count down. There were further festivities during the afternoon as Sherford Vale also welcomed visitors to its first Christm... more

Image for Basingstoke sales advisor says John McCririck was scarier than Falklands War break-out

A sales advisor at a Basingstoke housebuilder, who interviewed John McCririck and worked in shipping with Argentinian companies as the Falklands War broke out, says that her experiences have made for a rich and varied career.

Isabella Hall, who now works in the relaxed surroundings of Bovis Homes’ Nightingale View location on Priestley Road, was starting out on her career with the South American syndicate of a shipping insurance company in London when war started in 1982.

Isabella, who joined the housebuilder 18 months ago, said:  "At the start of the Falklands War all our insured vessels from Argentina - which were shipping cargo to Europe - were requisitioned by the Argentine Government in order to carry supplies... more

Image for Families head to Buckinghamshire village as purchase schemes open door to dream moves

Home buyers have been heading to a new-build location in Buckinghamshire where family houses are being snapped up in the run-up to Christmas.

Purchasing options like Smooth Move and Help to Buy – Equity Loan have been popular at Bovis Homes’ Nightingale Fold location in Steeple Claydon, where among a wide range, there are just two four-bedroomand three five-bedroomhouse types left on the market.

The development’s five-bedroomshow home is also for sale, plus other four and five-bedroom house types. Stamp duty is paid on a selection of properties, which could save some buyers more than £20,000, while Bovis Homes’ part-exchange scheme is available on... more

Image for New pad is a delight as Flitwick family look to create unforgettable memories in dream home

A mum-of-two says her new pad in Flitwick has leap-frogged all expectations - and that her family’s move was amphibious fate.

Zoe Froggatt, whose family love to celebrate their surname’s connection with frogs, said the stars aligned when she visited the show home at Bovis Homes’ Froghall Fields location, off Steppingley Road.

Zoe, her husband Andy, daughter Poppy-Jay, 7, and Xavier, 5, had a look around the four-bedroom property and knew it was for them – especially when they saw frog and prince-themed wallpaper in one of the... more

Image for Aspiring site manager Amanda urges more women to join the housing industry

A former customer care specialist with a love for the outdoors is calling on more women to join the construction industry as she embarks on a new career within a national housebuilder.

Amanda McCuloch, 26, who works for Bovis Homes in Basingstoke, said women should not feel intimidated to work hard out on site, as conditions are ‘miles better’ than they once were.

The trainee assistant site manager at Bovis Homes’ Nightingale View location on Priestley Road, says that her role in customer care helped her communication skills and she now wants to progress ... more

Image for Northamptonshire villagers celebrate new bypass with housebuilders at Flore party

Housebuilding workers and community representatives in Northamptonshire joined together to mark the opening of a much-needed new bypass by Flore at a special celebration.

Bovis Homes’ West Midlands team helped fund the party, at Flore Millennium Village Hall, which saw jubilant residents – young and old – toast the transport infrastructure improvements.

Villagers have been campaigning for more than 50 years to have a bypass opened, as traffic through Glassthorpe Grange became heavy following the completion of the first section of... more

Image for Local housebuilder supports healthcare charity with show home photoshoot

A local housebuilder was happy to help when a charity went searching for a suitable venue for a photoshoot to support its online shop.

Bovis Homes welcomed representatives from Sue Ryder to its Glassthorpe Grange location in Flore for a special photoshoot in its Ascot show home. The charity used the five-bedroom property to display a range of its products which are sold through its online shop.

Amy Cooksey, e-commerce manager at Sue Ryder, said: “We are extremely grateful for the very generous offer of the use of this gorgeous new-build Bovis Home for our seasonal lifestyle photoshoot. Having a location like this to style our lifestyle shots for the online shop will help raise much-needed funds so we can provide more care f... more

Image for Bovis Homes unlock the house-buying door for key workers

House hunters working in frontline public services could now unlock the door to their dream home thanks to Bovis Homes’ brand-new Key Workers Scheme.

The scheme, which is open to public sector workers – from teachers and firefighters to police officers and NHS workers – is being offered at Bovis Homes locations across the country and could save buyers thousands of pounds.

Kevin Wilkins, Bovis Homes Marketing Director, said: “We know what an important role people working in frontline services play in their local community, and how the stresses of the job can make house hunting that bit trickier. Our Key Workers Scheme not only aims to make getting onto, or moving up, the property ladder more affordable, but takes away some of t... more

Image for Bovis Homes to deliver new homes to Cam

Gloucestershire housebuilder Bovis Homes is set to deliver more than 100 much-needed new homes to Cam, after completing the purchase of land in the village.

The site, located north of Box Road, has outline planning permission for 137 new homes, and forms part of a wider 550-plot development.

The properties will be delivered by Bovis Homes’ Western region, based in Bishop’s Cleeve near Cheltenham. The business has a longstanding record of building in the county, with current locations in Cheltenham, Brockworth, Fairford and Moreton-in-Marsh. The deal also follows the company’s recent acquisition of land at Hunts Grove,... more

Image for Festive excitement is building as county housebuilder hosts open home event

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

Visitors to Bovis Homes’ Faringdon Fields location, in Faringdon, can look around a new-build property and be entered for a free prize draw for a Christmas hamper.

Children will receive a free gift, while parents can enjoy a free mince pie an... more

Image for New Oxfordshire location opens the doors to its show homes

At the foot of the Chiltern Hills, on the edge of the Oxfordshire village of Chinnor, an exciting new neighbourhood is creating a stir in the local housing market.

Bovis Homes’ Chiltern View location offers a range of stylish two, three, four and five-bedroom properties in Chinnor.

“We are really proud of Chiltern View and delighted to be bringing a range of attractive new homes to Chinnor,” says Bovis Homes regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “It’s shaping up to become a wonderful new neighbourhood and we’re looking forward to welcoming the first r... more

Image for Festive family cheer ahead as Dawn and Steve celebrate their dream Lichfield move

For Dawn Milner and Steve Martin, the journey to their dream home in Lichfield started on a clifftop in Cornwall.

It was there, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on the Porthleven coast, that the couple were discussing the future and decided to Google the name of the new-build location that they had seen taking shape back in their home city.

Appropriately, given their lofty position, the development was called Roman Heights and, swiping through the web pages of the house builder Bovis Homes, they saw a property that looked perfect, so booked an appointment to view it as soon as they returned from the... more