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Cormar Carpets

According to Cormar Carpets it holds a timeless and classic appeal and although it’s a simple palette, the strong black and white theme adds impact and drama to any room in the home.

For those who prefer a slightly softer look, introduce soft dark browns or pure greys to the mix. This works particularly well in bedrooms and living spaces where a subtler design scheme may be required.

Says David Cormack, marketing director at Cormar Carpets:

Room with a view: opulent new show apartment opens at Cambridge development

Trumpington Vista

Barratt Homes Eastern Counties has unveiled a brand new view apartment at its Trumpington Vista development in Cambridge this weekend (Saturday 9th June), providing prospective buyers with their first opportunity to step inside one of the sought-after homes.

The property is one of 65 contemporary two and three bedroom apartments and eight premium villas in this exclusive phase of homes named Vista at the Hauxton Road development, offering a fresh take on modern living and beautifully overlooking a 148-acre country park.

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.”

Local family get helping hand in move to Crest Nicholson’s Nightingale Fields

Local family get helping hand in move to Crest Nicholson’s Nightingale Fields

Amy and Ed Field had been saving for several years before finding their dream home at Crest Nicholson’s Nightingale Fields in Wokingham. Using the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, the couple and their children, aged nineteen, eleven and five, were able to move to a home which allows them to spend more time together as a family, while remaining in close proximity to the local schools.

Leading homebuilder takes swift action for declining birds

Oakfields

Five star housebuilder David Wilson Homes has taken a swift initiative at its Oakfields development in Harbury to provide homes for feathered friends as well as new residents.

A carpenter for David Wilson Homes crafted some handmade swift boxes which have now been put up on the show homes and throughout trees at the Bush Heath Lane development. The homebuilder is hoping to provide a home for the fast flying birds, whose breeding numbers have nearly halved in the last 20 years due to declining nesting sites.

John Fitzgerald, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes Mercia, said:

How to create your dream outdoor kitchen

Outdoor kitchen

Have you ever looked through the pages of interior glossies and lusted after the impeccable Outdoor kitchen on offer? Yes, us too.

But creating the perfect alfresco dining space doesn't have to be reserved for show homes and warmer climates. By following some simple design advice, you too can create a versatile outdoor space, which – even in the UK - can be used all year round...

Plan it out

You wouldn't start an indoor kitchen renovation without first having a fool-proof plan, so why would an outdoor one be any different? 

Older Person’s Shared Ownership Totnes

Quayside

Quayside offers a unique collection of retirement apartments for those aged over 55. The 30, one and two-bedroom apartments offer a contemporary open-plan living layout, private balconies or terraces with views over the Dart Valley or the inner courtyard space. Kitchens are fitted with modern appliances and shower rooms include walk-in showers. The apartments offer great communal facilities and services including an on-site bistro, a pamper suite and hairdressing salon, a meeting and activity room, large reception area and beautifully designed communal gardens and seating areas. The experienced, scheme management team are on-hand to provide support and help to organise activities for the residents too.

Pupils get a happily ever after at Barratt Homes’ storytelling event

Storytelling event

Stories were brought to life in front of the eyes of pupils from Church End Lower School thanks to a storytelling event organised by Barratt Homes North Thames who is building homes in Marston Moretaine at Marston Fields.

The leading housebuilder invited professional storyteller Richard York, a member of the Society for Storytelling, to spend time at the school telling stories to the pupils and engaging them in the literature, to mark National Share a Story Month in May.  

Mrs Straccia, Forest End Head of School at Church End Lower School, said:

Multi-trade students given a glimpse of the construction industry

Leading housebuilder Westleigh Homes has given a talk to construction students from a local college and invited them for a tour of its St Mary’s Park development in Leicester to provide an insight into work in the industry.

A total of 35 Level 3 Built Environment learners, followed by a group of Levels 1, 2 and 3 Bricklaying, Plastering, and Carpentry and Joinery pupils from Leicester College, were given a presentation by Mark Dixon, the Senior Site Manager who oversees work on the collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes close to the city’s thriving centre.