Arley Homes Development, Churchfields, Bolton (2010)
NHBC Award Winning Site
Congratulations go to one of the winners in the UK’s only award for site managers. The NHBC Pride in the Job competition was established to improve build quality and raise the standard of service to home buyers.
At a ceremony in London in January, Bill Wilson from Arley Homes was the North West regional award winner in the small builder category for his site at Churchfields, Bolton.
The stunning bespoke development of 18 family homes on the edge of the Lancashire countryside made extensive use of cast stone architectural details supplied by Pennine Stone, a subsidiary of UKCSA member Haddonstone.
John Cosgrave, Managing Director of Arley Homes, commented: “This is a fantastic achievement for Bill and the whole team who worked extremely hard to ensure the Churchfields development is not only built to high standards, but that it is an attractive and desirable place to live".
Cast stone details, such as porticos, string courses, quoins, window heads and cills, are a tried and tested solution for adding design quality and kerb appeal, which is why housebuilders are putting their faith in the material.
A recent Ipsos Mori poll revealed a strong public preference for cast stone and that 79% of people would pay an average 4.9% extra for a new property with cast stone details compared to one without.