What's happening at Bovis Homes

Here's a selection of our latest press releases

Image for Teignmouth explorer triples Sahara fundraising target as Bear Grylls’ tips see him through!

An explorer from Teignmouth, inspired by Bear Grylls, raised £1,500 for the charity that helped his brother by trekking the Sahara with the support of his housebuilder colleagues.

James Phillips, land manager at Bovis Homes, tripled his fundraising target for charity Bliss, which looks after the families of premature and sick babies, by completing an eight-day challenge - his first-ever trek.

Meeting camel spiders and other exotic wildlife along the way, the 25-year-old used tips from the TV survival instructor, to look out for snakes and scorpions and to keep hydrated – with the help of two guides and fou... more

Image for Rising star follows in dad’s footsteps at Gloucestershire housebuilder

Given his parents met while working at Bovis Homes more than 30 years ago, Charlie Bond has always had a close connection to the Gloucestershire housebuilder.

And it is a connection getting stronger by the day as he is now a rising star at the Bishop’s Cleeve-based business.

Charlie, area sales manager at the company’s Western region, followed his dad Peter into the sales side of the business. His mum Jane was working in administration when the pair met ba... more

Image for Essington builder reveals how he will leave a legacy in the Staffordshire village

Pete Butler is assistant site manager at Bovis Homes’ Essington location. Pete’s parents have lived in the village for 40 years and he wants to leave a legacy through his work. Here, he discusses what’s great about the location and what’s next for the housebuilder.

- How would you sum up your job role in one sentence?

As assistant site manager, my role is to aid the manager to direct trades in such a way as to help us achieve the ultimate goal of producing quality homes in a safe manner, to timescales set out at the start of t... more

Image for Bovis Homes to deliver more much-needed homes to Kent

Housebuilder Bovis Homes is to deliver much-needed new homes to Ash, after completing the purchase of land in the village.

The land acquired by the company has outline planning permission for 90 new homes, including 27 properties allocated as affordable, to be delivered by a housing association. 

Doug Law, land director at Bovis Homes’ South East region, which is headquartered in Kent, says: “We’re delighted to have completed the acquisition of this land and look forward to progressing the reserved matters approval for these homes. We remain committed to ensuring any development brings positive enhancements to the exi... more

Image for Malvern garden challenge will take visitors back to school

A local housebuilder has stepped in to help a Worcestershire school take on the RHS Malvern Spring Festival’s School Garden Challenge for a second consecutive year.

Malvern Wells CE Primary School has received sponsorship from Bovis Homes for its entry into this year’s annual event. It is hoped that their creation, which is titled, will bring back childhood memories for visitors.

“The theme we were given for the festival this year was ‘,’” says Chris Bayley, a volunteer parent at the school. “We had some brilliant ideas from the pupils and after casting a vote,... more

Image for Oxfordshire house hunters get first chance to reserve new homes at VIP event

All types of home seekers are invited to Bovis Homes’ VIP Homebuyer event in Bicester on Saturday.

And visitors who reserve a property on the day at the housebuilder’s Kingsmere location on Thirsk Way, off Pioneer Way, will receive a professional landscaped garden package worth £3,000.

Paul Bennison, regional marketing manager at Bovis Homes, said: “We’re so proud of our Kingsmere location in Bicester and this is the perfect opportunity for home buyers to visit us and see the wonderful homes w... more

Image for New housing range comes to Essington

With a wide range of new homes, attractive public open spaces and stunning countryside on the doorstep, The Steadings, Bovis Homes’ new Staffordshire location is set to create a stir in the local housing market when it launches.

Situated in the attractive village of Essington, the new-homes location by Bovis Homes offers properties from its brand-new housing range, which was recently launched by the housebuilder.

“We’re really excited to welcome Staffordshire home hunters to The Steadings,” says Elaine Cartwright, Bovis Homes regional sales and marketing director. “It is set to be a wonderful new part of the Essington community and has been carefully designed with lots of green open spaces and footp... more


In response to community concerns about illegal activity by third parties involving vandalism and destruction of property on our Cam site in Gloucestershire, Bovis Homes is removing netting from the hedgerow at this location.

We do not wish to compromise the health, safety or security of the communities in which we work, or that of our own people, and have therefore taken the precaution of removing the netting, and will not be using it at any of our other locations.

We now hope to get on with the important job of delivering much-needed new homes for our communities – including properties designated as affordable housing for the benefit of loc... more

Image for Housebuilder supports Shropshire sports stars

Local housebuilder Bovis Homes has stepped in to support an annual event which celebrates the sporting achievements of young people across Shropshire.

Bovis Homes has sponsored the Shropshire Schools Sports Athletics Association’s annual International Evening, which recognises students from across the county who have gained international representative honours over the last year.

“We are delighted to have provided support for this event, which is a fantastic way to bring together, encourage and highlight the sporting achievements of young people across Shropshire,” says Elaine Cartwright, Bovis Homes regional sales and marketing director. “The commitment the pupils have shown is fantastic and it’s exciting to think that we could be seeing much more of these rising stars... more

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

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 the housebuilder’s Willowdene and Apseley Park locations in Charlton Hayes, Filton and could save buyers thousands of pounds.

Stephanie Spry, regional marketing manager, 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 Shifnal sales advisor reveals why home buyers are moving to new-build location

Sales advisor Amanda Flint delights in the community spirit at Bovis Homes’ Iddeshale Gardens in Shifnal. Here, she discusses why the Shropshire location is the perfect place to live. 

I’ve worked in the construction industry for six years and five of those have been with Bovis Homes. Before this, I worked in an estate agency for three years.

The best way to put it is that you are everything you need to be to people; counsellor, advisor and friend. In other words, you form a relationship from stranger to a friend with home buyers, which then continues long after customers have moved into... more

Image for New-build is a cut above for former butcher helping dreams come true for Wantage buyers

A former apprentice butcher is delighted to be back on the Wantage new-build beat after returning to work at a housebuilder’s new location in the town.

As a youngster, Gary Somerville, from Oxford, wanted to learn a trade and so trained as a butcher, before a passion for property took over.

As time progressed, he moved from Oxfordshire to Marbella to grow his own property portfolio. He spent almost a decade there, before returning to this country and later joining Bovis Homes... more

Image for New-build fans find dream downsizer home in Wymondham

Chere and Arthur Goddard’s love of new-builds led them to Wymondham, where they discovered Bovis Homes’ popular Birch Gate location.

Living in a large five-bedroom home in nearby Costessey, Chere and Arthur wanted to downsize, but were keen to remain within the area to stay close to their family.

“Arthur has always liked Wymondham and when we looked around Bovis Homes’ Birch Gate location, everything seemed to fit!” says Chere. “We usually buy new-build homes – we love to be the first to live in it and have everything bright, fresh and new! The property we found at Birch Ga... more

Image for Housebuilder brings brand-new range to Salisbury

A leading housebuilder is bringing its brand-new range to Salisbury, giving local home hunters the opportunity to buy a property created for modern living and designed with input from customers around the country.

Bovis Homes will unveil its new mix of two, three, four and five-bedroom properties at its Longhedge Village location at a special event on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March from 10am until 5pm, and there will be big benefits for those who reserve over the weekend.

“We’re delighted to launch our new housing range at Longhedge Village,” says regional managing director, James Dunne. “The new collection has been designed and developed ready for launch this year and we can’t wait for visitors to discover ... more

Image for Charity begins at new-build home for delighted Winchester consultant

A charity consultant in Winchester says it must have been a sign when the new-build home of her dreams came back onto the market at just the right time.

Helen Calder, who has worked in the Christian charity sector and now shares her 40 years’ experience with charities, churches and individuals, needs plenty of space for social occasions and gatherings – and her new Bovis Home at Winchester Village really fits the bill.

Helen, from London, researched new-build properties and found the perfect three-bedroom house at the Bovis Homes location, on Pitt Road, which had been launched for sal... more

Image for Hundreds of pupils at Crowthorne careers event encouraged to follow housebuilding path

Three colleagues from a Basingstoke-based housebuilder were looking to inspire hundreds of pupils at a Crowthorne school to get into the construction industry at a recent careers event.

The Bovis Homes trio, from the company’s Southern Counties region, attended Edgbarrow School’s Careers Convention to offer first-hand advice about the housebuilding sector and how to join it.

Matt Nicholls, commercial manager; Hollie Lockhart, marketing manager; and Alix Laflin, marketing assistant, took part in the event, which attracted students age... more

Image for Southern Counties home buyers can benefit from special March new-build deposit offer

A local house builder is helping buyers in its Southern Counties region to secure their dream home by offering a special deposit-match deal during the month of March.

Bovis Homes Southern Counties is offering the scheme, which is available to first-time buyers as well as existing home owners, with a range of its properties across its region.

“This offer could be just what many home hunters are looking for,” says regional marketing manager, Hollie Lockhart. “It’s simple – we’ll match your five per cent deposit, saving you thousands, which could help you to secure a more competitive mortgage rate and open the door to y... more

Image for Stafford housebuilding team tackle Snowdon challenge to raise funds for Millie

Hardy housebuilding colleagues are preparing to climb Snowdon in aid of a girl in Stoke-on-Trent who is recovering from life-changing surgery.

Millie Emery, 8, has spastic quadriplegia, which affects her limbs, and Bovis Homes staff will contribute towards physiotherapy after expensive specialist surgery to improve her movement, by trekking up Wales’ highest mountain.

Workers from the housebuilder’s Mercia region, based in Stafford, have been preparing for the May feat and are hoping to raise thousands of pounds after Millie’s operation, which should allow her to sit and move without help, and hopefully walk with a... more

Image for South east home buyers take advantage of housebuilder’s ‘Stress Less’ offer

Home buyers across the south east can enjoy thousands of pounds worth of benefits thanks to a regional housebuilder’s offer designed to take the stress out of moving.

House purchasers buying a Bovis Home across the company’s South East region can reserve a property for £99 as part of the ‘Stress Less’ bundle.

Bovis Homes’ initiative, which runs throughout March, also includes a £500 contribution to legal fees and up to £3,000 worth of flooring, subject to terms and conditions, p... more

Image for Home hunters in West Midlands set to benefit from exclusive part exchange offer

Home hunters looking to move up the property ladder in the West Midlands can move into a new-build property and save thousands of pounds thanks to a local housebuilder’s special part-exchange offer.

House buyers purchasing a Bovis Home in Warwickshire and Worcestershire, plus other specific locations in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire, can take advantage of the housebuilder’s ‘Big 105 Offer’.

The spring initiative, which runs until 30th April, includes a part exchange deal, which could see the housebuilder offer 105 per cent of the market value of a customer’s existing home as part of the deal that sees them move into a brand-new Bovis Home. On top of that, buyers will also receive up to £4,000 of flooring from the Bovis Hom... more

Image for Home hunters in Cheshire invited to hear about special purchase packages at open events

Home buyers looking for a new property in Cheshire can visit two special housebuilder events highlighting fantastic packages on stylish designs.

Show home and open house events are taking place this month at Bovis Homes’ Pear Tree Meadows location in Nantwich.

House hunters can view Bovis Homes’ three-bedroom Sheringham house type as part of the show home open day and, one week later, can see the four-bedroom Montpellier during the o... more

Image for Bovis Homes continues its community support with donation to historic Chinnor church

A local housebuilder has stepped in to help an Oxfordshire church carry out some urgent repair work to its 13th Century building.

Bovis Homes has donated £1,000 to St Andrew’s Church in Chinnor, which urgently requires funding to carry out repairs to its external stonework.

“St Andrew’s Church plays a pivotal role within the local community, with a wide variety of Chinnor residents benefiting from the events it hosts and organises throughout the year,” says Hollie Lockhart, Bovis Homes regional mar... more

Image for Bovis Homes celebrates show apartment launch with European city break prize!

Visitors to Charlton Hayes in Filton will be given the chance to win a European city break as a local homebuilder celebrates the launch of its brand-new show apartment.

Bovis Homes is holding the prize draw as part of a special event giving home hunters the opportunity to see more of its popular Apseley Park neighbourhood in Filton on Saturday 16th March.

“We’re hosting an exclusive opening event from 11am until 4pm on Saturday, where we’ll also be welcoming a surprise special guest – who is sure to attract a lot of attention!” says Stephanie Spry, regional mar... more

Image for Housebuilder supports Harry's campaign

National housebuilder, Bovis Homes, has stepped in to support a special event which is raising funds for Harry Deeba, a two-year-old from Norwich who needs life-saving treatment in the USA.

Harry’s Broadway Ball is being held at Dunston Hall in Norwich on Saturday 16th March and will welcome nearly 200 guests. Organisers are hoping to boost the fundraising effort with an auction which includes a bumper prize from Bovis Homes.

“We hope that the event is a huge success and provides a big boost for the fundraising effort,” says Lorraine Farrow, area sales manager at Bovis Homes. “We’ve donated an entertainment package for the auction – which includes a 50-inch TV, an iPad pro, a Bose sound bar and an Amazon echo – and we hope that it encourages guests to dig deep and give generously to thi... more

Image for New show home is a hit with buyers in Wells

Situated on the outskirts of Wells, a popular new Somerset neighbourhood is creating a stir in the local housing market and, following a successful launch, is now looking forward to welcoming its first residents.

Bovis Homes recently launched its Priory Fields location, which offers a wide selection of contemporary new properties including homes from the housebuilder’s brand-new collection.

“We were thrilled to welcome so many people to our special launch event – and it’s great that Priory Fields has already proved so popular among home seekers,” says Alice Bukauskiene, regional sales and marketing officer. “We’re really proud to be welcoming visitors into one of the first show homes in the country from our new housing range and we’ve had some fantastic feedback. If you’re looking to move, it’s well worth popping along to look around the new home and talk to ... more

Image for Bovis Homes secures approval for next phase of Witney homes

Local housebuilder Bovis Homes has received approval to deliver the final phase of homes at its popular Windrush Place location in Witney.

The homes, which form part of a wider development alongside two other housebuilders, will be built by the company’s Western region. The reserved matters approval is for a total of 111 properties designated for private sale, alongside 73 affordable homes to be delivered by a local housing association. 

“We’re delighted to have received approval for the final phase of homes at Witney,” says Western Regional Managing Director, Su... more