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Children Enjoy An Eggs-tra Special Easter At Fairfields

Children with easter eggs at Fairfields

Pupils at Fairfields Primary School in Milton Keynes enjoyed an eggs-tra special Easter after taking part in a seasonal egg hunt at David Wilson Homes’ Fairfields development.

Three classes of youngsters at the school were challenged to find 10 especially designed Easter eggs that spelt out the name of the new homes site, which had been hidden around the Vespasian Road show homes.  

After they had hunted all of the eggs in the beautifully furnished properties, they put them all together to spell Fairfields and celebrated their triumph in front of the development. 

Once the children had completed the challenge they were each given a chocolate Easter egg as their prize. 

Grand Designs: The Street

Grand Designs: The Street

Grand Designs: The Street has been an epic five years in the making. In this six-part series, presented by Kevin McCloud, cameras follow the first 10 pioneering households who are building a brand new street from scratch, on what will ultimately be the UK’s largest self-build project. 

This ground-breaking experiment takes place in a prime location near Bicester, just 14 miles from Oxford and under an hour from London by train. The local council bought the land from the MOD, and instead of selling it to a developer for a quick profit, they have simplified the planning regulations and sold plots to the general public for around £100k each.

Family Ties At Northamptonshire Housebuilders Barratt & David Wilson Homes

Family Ties At Northamptonshire Housebuilders Barratt & David Wilson Homes

In celebration of Mother’s Day, local housebuilder David Wilson Homes South Midlands is celebrating the family ties being created in its close-knit establishment, with more than four employees having recommended the company to their family. 

A total of eight employees working for the Northamptonshire developer have relatives that they work alongside including mother and daughter duos: Amanda and Hannah Bridges (Sales Advisers), Carol Wilman and Georgie Lindsay (Sales Advisers), Catherine Duffy (Sales Adviser) and her daughter Abi Duffy who works for sister company Barratt Homes Northampton and sisters Amanda Jones (Sales Manager) and Victoria Barnaby (Senior Sales Adviser). 

Astudio Secures Planning Permission For Revolutionary Modular Housing Project

Astudio Secures Planning Permission For Revolutionary Modular Housing Project in London

astudio, the award-winning architectural practice, is pleased to announce it has been granted planning permission by London Borough of Barking and Dagenham for a second off-site housing development. The project will utilise astudio’s ground-breaking building approach that reduces the cost of modular housing while providing high-quality homes.

171 Arguments, 463 Kisses and Over 2,800 Cups of Tea – A Year in the Life of an Average British Kitchen

Average British Kitchen

The average British kitchen hosts 171 arguments, 624 bouts of laughter and sips 2,828 cups of tea in just one year, new research has revealed.

A nationwide survey has revealed that 70 percent of Brits see the kitchen as the heart of the home, and therefore the setting for many of life’s best, worst and most crucial moments.

From sharing 218 pieces of gossip and enduring 182 kids tantrums to enjoying 275 singalongs and 72 kitchen discos, the research found the average British family kitchen to be a busy place over one year.

Soaring demand as next phase of Shared Ownership homes are released at Aborfield Green, Wokingham 

Aborfield Green, Wokingham kitchen

First time buyers are snapping up the brand new Shared Ownership homes at Aborfield Green, Wokingham, so much so that Catalyst has just released the next phase of homes.  

The development features a collection of stylish one and two bedroom Shared Ownership apartments and two and four bedroom Shared Ownership homes which are forming part of Berkshire’s newest 21st century Garden Village. 

Event Set To Encourage First Time Buyers To Get Onto The Property Ladder

Event Set To Encourage First Time Buyers To Get Onto The Property Ladder

Bedfordshire first time buyers on the hunt for a stylish and affordable home are being encouraged to attend a first time buyer event this Saturday (23rd March) at Great Denham Park. 

Located on Greenkeepers Road in Great Denham, the development has a selection of properties available to reserve, using a part-buy part-rent scheme with Heylo Housing called Home Reach.

The event will give potential homebuyers the chance to find out more about the homes that are available using this scheme and how a part-buy part-rent scheme could work for them.

Home Reach is a helpful scheme that provides a more affordable way for people to get on the housing ladder across the UK via part-buy and part-rent. 

Help to buy equity loan Church Hill Place

Church Hill Place

Church Hill Place will comprise of an exclusive collection of 38 premium two, three and four bedroom homes. Named after the charming Parish Church in Coleshill, one of the tallest spires in Warwickshire, Church Hill Place is ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from Coleshill’s bustling High Street. A range of detached, semi-detached and terrace houses will be available, as well as townhouses, which will all be traditional and timeless in design, reflecting the Georgian architecture of the surrounding area.

Tackley Primary School pupils do the honours at the official opening of Deanfield Grove, Tackley 

Tackley Primary School pupils do the honours at the official opening of Deanfield Grove, Tackley 

Children from Tackley Primary School were given the honour of officially opening the new show home at the much anticipated Deanfield Grove development in Tackley, Oxfordshire. 

The children were chosen after winning a ‘Design Your Dream Bedroom’ competition held by Deanfield Homes for the whole school. The winners, James Blackledge, year 1, Evelyn Morley, year 3 and Edith Triggs, year 2 were invited along to officially cut the ribbon and unveil the four bedroom show home. 

Housebuilder’s donation gives charity its own magic moment

Family at Disneyland getting their magic moment with characters from Winnie The Pooh

A charity that supports bereaved families has received a £1,000 windfall from Barratt Homes in Bristol, after becoming the latest recipient of the housebuilder’s new community initiative. 

The Barratt Homes Community Fund donates £1,000 each month to a charity or organisation which improves the quality of life for those living in the region. The new scheme is part of the company’s pledge to strengthen its ties with the areas in which it is building new homes.

Magic Moments is one of the first recipients of the new fund and the charity has a special place in the heart of one Barratt Homes' employees, whose family was supported by its services.