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Get Yourself 'Mortgage Fit' With David Wilson Homes

Get Yourself 'Mortgage Fit' With David Wilson Homes

Warwickshire housebuilder David Wilson Homes is offering advice on how house hunters can get themselves ‘mortgage fit’ in preparation for purchasing a new home.

The five star housebuilder currently has a selection of properties ideal for first time buyers at its Heathcote development Poets Meadow and Nuneaton development The Long Shoot, and is reminding those looking to get onto the property ladder what’s involved in getting a mortgage.

Bev Hall, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said: “We know that taking that first step onto the property ladder can seem daunting and you may not know where to start. 

Housebuilders show support for local community with Yate Relay for Life sponsorship

Andrea Pilgrim developer at Ladden Garden Village

Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes are gearing up for their new Ladden Garden Village developments in Yate, by backing an important community fundraising event.

The five star housebuilders are sponsoring the forthcoming Yate Relay for Life, which takes place on 7 and 8 July - and the £1,000 donation will support this local fundraising event for Cancer Research UK.

“We know how important Yate Relay for Life is, in terms of raising money for this vital charity, and we want to show our support for those taking part,” said Barratt Homes sales director, Andrea Pilgrim.

Make your Cornell house a home with leading developer David Wilson Homes

David Wilson Homes makes houses homes

Making your house a home is truly one of the most exciting things about moving to a new build property and it’s important to put your stamp on your home even if this can often be hard to get right at first.

Leading housebuilder David Wilson Homes South Midlands is helping new homeowners in Northamptonshire settle into their new homes with a guide on how to make it their own.

So whether it’s a minimalistic and modern look you’re hoping to achieve, or you’re thinking of covering your walls with pictures of your smiling children, this guide has everything you need to know.

Jason Hearn, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said:

David Wilson homes site managers in Northamptonshire named among the best in the country

Site manager for David Wilson Homes

Local housebuilder David Wilson Homes South Midlands, based in Northampton is celebrating after two of its Site Managers achieved success in a top national competition to find the best building site managers in the country.

Kyle Shelton and Barry Farrar have both been given Pride in the Job Quality awards from the National House Building Council (NHBC) - which recognise the best run sites in the country and are the highest industry accolade a Site Manager can achieve.

Kyle, 32, who is based at The Gateway in Priors Hall Park, Corby, said:

Marston Fields Show Homes Designed With Bedfordshire Homebuyers In Mind

Marston Fields Show Homes Designed With Bedfordshire Homebuyers In Mind

David Wilson Homes South Midlands is leading the way with its latest interior design trends at its newest Bedfordshire show homes. Following the opening of the three properties at Marston Fields earlier this year, the developer is sharing its interior design tips and tricks with homebuyers in the area.

The show homes, which are located on Beancroft Road, provide house hunters with a first look at the quality and style of a David Wilson home at the development and offers inspiration around how to make the most of an imaginative design.

Mother and step-daughter decide to further careers together at David Wilson Homes

Bertone Manor

A mother and step-daughter from Northamptonshire have decided to further their careers in housebuilding together by joining David Wilson Homes South Midlands for the new Bertone Manor development.

Deborah Brown (57) and step-daughter Jenni Brown (30) both joined the Northampton based division recently and are already settling into their new roles.

Deborah, who previously worked as a Sales Adviser at a smaller housebuilder, has taken on a similar role at the division’s Bertone Manor development in Barton Seagrave. Jennie, who was working in various sales roles for developers before, now works at the divisional head office as a Sales Progressor.

Deborah, who lives in Raunds, said:

Couple use help to buy scheme to secure dream family home in Langford

Help to Buy scheme

Making effective use of the Help to Buy scheme, a Bedfordshire couple has been able to upsize to the perfect family home at David Wilson Homes’ Kingsley Manor development in Langford.

Alan Endersby and Cheryl Oswick-Endersby chose to move from a three bedroom mid-terraced property in Clifton to their new four bedroom detached Bradgate style home at the leading developer’s Station Road development.

The couple, a Chartered Accountant and a Pre-School Assistant, thoughtfully selected Kingsley Manor as the ideal location to raise their 13-year-old daughter and seven-year-old son.

Alan said:

Speed Up The Buying Process & Move Home In Just A Few Weeks Using Part Exchange

Speed Up The Buying Process & Move Home In Just A Few Weeks Using Part Exchange

Warwickshire second steppers who are looking to move to a larger home but need to sell their existing property are being advised that they can to speed up their buying process and minimise stress with David Wilson Homes’ popular Part Exchange scheme.

The scheme has helped hundreds of buyers in the county so far and is ideal for those who want to cut out the hassle of selling the property independently and move into their dream new home quickly.

David Wilson Homes’ development Poets Meadow, located on Harbury Lane, currently has a selection of properties available to reserve with the scheme. 

Jason Hearn, Sales Director for David Wilson Homes East Midlands is urging existing homebuyers to consider the many benefits of the scheme

David Wilson homes invests in its commercial team with new appointments and promotions

David Wilson Homes

David Wilson Homes South Midlands is investing in its commercial team with promotions and new appointments as the demand for quality new homes across the South Midlands continues to rise.

Two employees within the department have been promoted within the Northampton-based company’s head office and the division has also recently welcomed four new staff members to the team.

Daniel McDonald (27), from Kettering, is now a Quantity Surveyor, after working as an Assistant Surveyor for just over a year. His responsibilities include the cost management of four large developments within the division.

Housebuilder releases first homes at new Gloucestershire development

Sunningend View

David Wilson Homes has released details of new homes at its Sunningend View development in Brockworth, which are now available to reserve ahead of the official launch later this year.

Sunningend View is a brand-new development of 71 homes in Brockworth. Work is well underway on the new community, with the five-star housebuilder reporting excellent progress and recently unveiling new images of the site.

Move on up to the Leeman at Kingsbrook

Move on up to the Leeman at Kingsbrook

The Leeman, a three bedroom modern townhouse is the perfect choice for house hunters looking for the extra space and flexibility a townhouse can deliver.

The ground floor of the Leeman features a large family room with French doors leading onto the rear garden. The family room is the ideal flexible space to create a snug, home office, gym or hobby room. A double bedroom and shower room complete the ground floor.

Glenn Copper, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes North Thames, said:

“The Leeman benefits from a modern and unique layout which makes it ideal for families with older children or teenagers. The ground floor makes a perfect teenage den with their own bedroom, private bathroom and flexible family room.”

Moving Events This May At Fairfields, Milton Keynes

Moving Events This May At Fairfields, Milton Keynes

Exclusive events are set to be hosted by leading developers’ Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes Northampton this bank holiday weekend; 26th & 27th May 2018. These events will provide keen homebuyers with expert advice on making a move to their Fairfields development in Milton Keynes.

Fairfields Barratt Homes will be hosting a Help to Buy Event and Fairfields David Wilson will be hosting a Stamp Duty Event.  Both Sales Centres will be open between 10am – 5.30pm all weekend.

Visitors attending the events will be given the opportunity to speak to the onsite Sales Advisers for professional guidance on how to make a swift and affordable move to a brand new home. 

Homebuyers invited to Eagle-y awaited show home launch with birds of prey show

Eagles Rest

David Wilson Homes South Midlands is inviting Buckinghamshire house hunters and Milton Keynes residents to its Eagles Rest development this weekend, where a special Birds of Prey show will be taking place to mark the opening of three brand new show homes.

On Saturday 26th May, an extensive range of feathered friends will be welcoming visitors to the Fen Street development from 1pm during a static and flying display that is not to be missed.

This exclusive event is to celebrate the leading developer opening the doors to three of its new show homes at Eagles Rest, providing keen homebuyers with an opportunity to view the desirable properties.

No need to do it your-shelf with Barratt and David Wilson Homes during new homes week

New Homes Week

Five star homebuilders Barratt and David Wilson Homes are inviting Bedfordshire house hunters to down tools for a DIY amnesty during New Homes Week (May 14th to 20th) and consider the advantages of a new home.

74% of residents living in the county admit they would spend up to £5,000 on DIY, a survey conducted by the local developer has revealed.

Barratt Homes Northampton and David Wilson Homes South Midlands, which are both building new homes at a range of developments across the county suggest people should take a look at their selection of properties to see a home that’s ready to move into with no additional work necessary.

Leading homebuilder names road at scholar’s place after Alsager family

Charles Bennion

Barratt and David Wilson Homes North West has honoured a local Alsager family, by naming a street at its Scholar’s Place development, Charles Bennion Road after the farmer who used to own the land.

The Bennion family formerly farmed the land that the development is now built on, before it was the subject of a compulsory purchase order in 1940.

Charles Bennion was the owner of the land prior to World War II and his Grandson Charles Bennion has fond memories of playing on the land as a young child, which has become poignant in recent years as he now suffers from Alzheimer’s.

Heathcote pupils learn about hedgehogs with habitat donation from David Wilson Homes

Hedgehog Awareness Week

David Wilson Homes has celebrated Hedgehog Awareness Week (30th April-6th May) by donating two hedgehog homes to a local primary school in Heathcote next to its Poets Meadow development.

Heathcote Primary School has welcomed the donation of the Hogilos as part of the awareness week as its ‘Heathcote Hedghogs’ class is currently learning about the little critters and will be able to find out more about them with their new hedgehog homes.

The Hogilos will be put in the play area of the school and keep the little creatures safe from any prickly situations. The habitats are recommended by experts to provide a sturdy and waterproof home for hedgehogs seeking shelter.

Heathcote pupils have the rhyme of their lives celebrating Shakespeare day

Shakespeare Day

Heathcote Primary School have celebrated Shakespeare Day (23rd April) by taking part in a poetry competition hosted by David Wilson Homes East Midlands.

The developer asked for the pupil’s to send in poems that described their homes that could then be displayed in the marketing suite of its Poets Meadow development on Harbury Lane.

Poets Meadow is aptly named because of its close location to Stratford-upon-Avon and as a celebration to the local heritage of the area. The developer wanted to mark Shakespeare Day by hosting the competition and encouraging local pupils to get involved. 

Local Cubs taught homebuilding and interior design at local development

Darnall Cub Scouts Group put on their toggles and headed down to David Wilson Homes’ nearby development, Charlotte Place in Winsford to learn about interior design and housebuilding.

15 children, aged between eight and ten, learnt about interior design and what goes into decorating a home as part of their DIY badge.

Sales Manager James Griffith and Marketing Executive Christopher Watts, gave the youngsters a tour of the show home and inspired the children to design their own wallpaper.

The cubs explored the development and discussed how the show home could inspire their future houses once they have grown up.

Survey reveals valid reasons for not investing in smart home device

Smart home devices

Paying out for expensive smart home devices is a big ‘no no’ for many, according to a recent survey carried out by David Wilson Homes.

The five star housebuilder, which is building new homes in the Bristol region, asked 2,000 people what would most put them off investing in the smart home devices, and almost half (40 per cent) said cost was a significant factor. 15 per cent were daunted by the idea of setting up, while 13 per cent said they just didn’t understand the devices.  Another 15 per cent were worried about the possibility of being hacked.

Pupils have the rhyme of their lives with David Wilson homes on World Poetry Day

David Wilson Homes

In celebration of World Poetry Day on March 21st, four creative pupils from St Gabriel’s in Newbury were crowned winners of a poetry competition organised by David Wilson Homes Southern.

The winning entries from Pippa in the senior school, Grace in year six, Jasmyn in year five and Luke in year two, were all selected by the leading developer as part of its competition requiring poems based on the topic of homes.

A presentation was recently held at the school to announce the winners and Danica Trim, a former pupil of St Gabriel’s and now a David Wilson Homes Sales Office Manager, was in attendance to award the prizes.

David Wilson Homes' Storytelling Event

David Wilson Homes' Storytelling Event

NURSERY CHILDREN LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER AT DAVID WILSON HOMES’ STORYTELLING EVENT FOR WORLD BOOK DAY

Stories were brought to life in front of the eyes of children from the Rocking Horse Nursery at Newbury Racecourse thanks to a storytelling event at the nursery organised by David Wilson Homes Southern.  

Children at the nursery, located at Newbury Racecourse, were visited by a storyteller as part of the housebuilder’s celebration of World Book Day.

The five-star housebuilder invited professional storyteller Martin Reed, a member of the Society for Storytelling, to spend the morning at the nursery, telling stories to the children and engaging them in the beauty of literature.  

Local Hook boy names new development Oakwood Grange

Oakwood Grange

An 11-year-old boy who named David Wilson Homes’ Oakwood Grange development in Hook was invited to visit the site after winning a competition.

The creative former pupil at Hook Junior School, Amar Jheeta, chose the name of the new development in a competition hosted by the school.

The leading homebuilder asked pupils at the school for their help and ideas for naming the new development on Griffin Way North.

After almost 100 entries were submitted, Amar won with his suggestion of ‘Oakwood Grange’ which was inspired by the amount of trees in the area.

Amar’s winning name, which impressed the five star housebuilder, will now be used on all of the development’s signs and promotional material.

His father, Bob Jheeta, said:

Youngest apprentice ever with David Wilson Homes

youngest apprentice

A three-year-old budding truck operator has been taken on as David Wilson Homes Southern’s youngest apprentice at its newest Basingstoke development Gillies Meadow.  

Adam Blackwell is being invited to the development at various stages of build to see how the homes are progressing and will get to ‘oversee’ the construction of plot 215.

He will be able to see the plot at foundation level, when the roof goes on and then once it has been completed.

David Wilson Homes will be starting Adam a story book which will document Adam’s visits as the youngest apprentice to the development and include a timeline of the plot. 

Flexible and adaptable new-build homes

new-build homes

The challenge of finding a home with just the right amount of space and with absolutely no need for DIY is driving many buyers to new-build homes in Bristol.

Increasingly, newer homes are designed to provide flexible space that fits a wide variety of lifestyles, providing those who may previously have opted to downsize with the luxury of rooms that are perfect suited to their requirements.