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Exceptional opportunity for custom builders

Shortly to be released: six large building plots in sought after rural West Chiltington

Anyone who has ever wanted to have a new home built especially for them should take a look at Threals Lane where detailed planning permission has been granted for a collection of six bespoke custom build homes – ranging in size from 3,000 sq. ft. to 6,000 sq. ft. – in a countryside location close to the conservation area in Old West Chiltington Village, West Sussex.

The development is one of the first custom-build projects in the south of England to be offered exclusively to individual plot buyers wanting to commission the design and build of their new home. The scheme is due to launch this year and interested buyers can register now.

Sales of the six plots on the 5.43 acre site is being managed by specialist custom build property consultant Fidẽlitãs; all the homes will be designed and built with traditional, handmade oak framed construction by award winning Border Oak Design & Construction. It provides the perfect – but rare – opportunity for those interested in creating a made-to-order character-filled family home, but who require the guidance and design expertise of custom build professionals.

The Great Oak House for instance, is an exceptional six-bedroom home in the traditional Arts & Crafts style offering great character and featuring exposed oak beams, an inglenook brick fireplace, vaulted ceilings and open galleries. Spanning 5,858 sq ft, it includes an impressive double height entrance hall with a galleried landing. On the ground floor there is a large living room, study, cinema room, dining room, games room and kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining pantry and utility room. There is also a gym and garden room with French doors leading out to the garden. On the first floor, there are five double bedrooms and four bathrooms, which includes a grand master bedroom suite with adjoining dressing room.

While the external design of The Great Oak House, as well as the five other Arts and Crafts styled homes, has been agreed as part of the detailed planning permission, the buyer of each home has complete creative freedom of choice in terms of the internal specification of all fixtures and fittings.

The secluded plots at Threals Lane range in size from 0.38 – 0.91 acres with guide prices anticipated to range from £650,000 to over £1 million. Buyers wishing to register their interest should contact Alan Thompson at Fidẽlitãs on 01403 700421/07836 626077 or plotmaster@custombuildingplots.com.

If you’re looking to maximize coverage for your homes in press and on social media, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to discuss how we can help, on 01483 561119 or email info@housegroup.co.uk.

 

Season’s Greetings from So Resi: £5,000 towards legal fees, 6 months service charge or moving costs when you reserve a So Resi home before Christmas!

‘Tis the season for giving, and hopeful homebuyers will be glad to hear that So Resi is truly getting into the festive spirit by offering a gift of up to £5,000 towards moving costs, legal fees or service charges to anyone who reserves a new So Resi apartment or house before Christmas. By providing a gift that buyers will be truly glad to receive, So Resi can help even more people start their new year as homeowners.

For those wanting to make the most of this festive offer, So Resi has an exciting collection of modern homes across Surrey and the surrounding areas:

Located in the heart of Addlestone, So Resi Bleriot Gate comprises contemporary one and two-bedroom apartments. Every home benefits from a balcony or terrace, allocated parking and access to a secure cycle store. From Addlestone station, trains reach Woking in 36 minutes, Guildford in 53 minutes and London Waterloo in 44 minutes. Prices start from £63,750 for a 25 per cent share of a one-bedroom apartment (full price £255,000), with a five per cent deposit of £3,187.50 required.

Nearby, at So Resi Addlestone, just a few two-bedroom apartments remain. Prices start at £144,000 for a 40 per cent share (full price £360,000), with a 10 per cent deposit of £14,400 required.

So Resi Hook is a collection of stylish one and two-bedroom apartments, designed to a high specification with an open-plan living area. The development is just over 300 metres from Hook station, where journeys to London Waterloo take just over an hour. Prices start from £56,375 for a 25 per cent share of a one-bedroom apartment (full price £225,500), with a ten per cent deposit of £5,637.50 required.

So Resi Farnborough comprises one and two-bedroom apartments, located just over a mile from Farnborough’s centre. Every home features a sleek, open-plan layout in the living and kitchen area. Perfect for commuters, the development is two miles from Farnborough Main station where journeys into London take from 40 minutes. Prices start from £96,000 for a 40 per cent share of a one-bedroom apartment (full price £240,000), with a 10 per cent deposit of £9,600 required.

Other homes qualify for this offer, for Ts&Cs see here.

PHM sets a new record for its Christmas Box Collection

Christmas is on its way! Mulled wine, mince pies and twinkling winter lights; the welcoming signs of the festive season are all around us.

And, for PHM, the beginning of the Christmas period is also the time for one of our favourite office traditions – the Rotary Gift Box Collection. Every year, colleagues, family and friends busy themselves filling shoeboxes with toys, games and books, as well as clothes, household items and toiletries. These boxes are then delivered to children, families and old folk in Eastern Europe, along with thousands of others packed by generous schools and organisations across the UK, where they provide a package of Christmas cheer to those who need it most.

This year has been our best yet; we managed to fill 58 boxes, a whopping 18 more than last year!

Since the scheme launched in 1994, the Rotary has distributed over one million boxes to people internationally. It also runs all year round, so if you’d like to order your own boxes, head to the Rotary website: www.rotaryshoebox.org/order-boxes/.

PHM’s clients make fireworks at the RICS awards

While 5th of November is officially fireworks night, celebrations began early for PHM when our client, Berkeley, lit up the evening at the RICS Awards 2018.

The awards ceremony took place on 2nd November at The Brewery in East London and celebrated inspirational initiatives in real estate, construction and infrastructure.

We were delighted to see Berkeley receive first prize in the Best Regeneration category for Woodberry Down. This exciting development in Hackney, North London, is one of the capital’s largest regeneration projects, providing place-shaping, social and economic change on an inspiring scale.

If that wasn’t enough, the site was also awarded the prestigious title of Project of the Year – the grand finale for an already unforgettable night.

Awards are a powerful marketing tool, allowing your company to demonstrate third-party endorsement from a reputed body of industry experts. If you’d like to know more, check out our blog on just how effective a tailor-made awards entry can be within your wider marketing strategy.

If you’ve worked on a project or development of which you are particularly proud and would like to find out more about our awards service, call the PHM team now on 01483 561119.

Ready, Set, Bake!

As we head into the final week of The Great British Bake Off, where the finalists will be battling for the prestigious winner’s trophy on 30th October, we thought it’d be a nice treat to share some fabulous kitchens that definitely rise to the (baking) occasion.

Our first pick is West House in South Holmwood which provides 5,000 sq. ft. of luxury living. The kitchen is seriously impressive. Cleverly designed, it offers an uninterrupted view of the landscaped garden and features white quartz stone work surfaces and a breakfast bar as well as two double ovens, and a large fridge freezer providing an abundance of space for baking your favourites. You can even chill your wine in the dual wine coolers while you prep.

High Barn occupies an elevated position in Effingham with spectacular panoramic views of London’s skyline. The kitchen is located in the main residence, a converted oak-framed period barn, and boasts immense character with stone floors and exposed brick and flint walls. The kitchen and breakfast room spans 45 feet giving plenty of space for entertaining while baking treats.

Alfold Cross is a gorgeous Victorian family home arranged over three floors and set in 1.35 acres. The kitchen features vaulted ceilings which reinforce the enviable sense of space and flood the room with light; there is even a butler’s pantry which provides an ideal area to add the finishing touches to your baked goods before serving to your family or guests.

May the best baker win!

If you’re a property developer or an estate agent looking to maximize coverage for your homes in the press and on social media, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team to discuss how we can help, on 01483 561119 or email info@housegroup.co.uk.

 

PHM celebrates back-to-back wins for its clients

What a week it’s been! Over the last few days, we’ve attended two national awards ceremonies and were thrilled to see our clients scoop top prizes at both.

We attended the Estates Gazette Awards on 19th September, an annual competition to recognise the crème de la crème of the real estate industry. Our highlight of the night was celebrating with Berkeley Group, which took the accolade for Residential Company of the Year following our submission earlier in the year.

The winning streak continued the following day at the British Homes Awards, which is organised in association with The Sunday Times to celebrate exceptional home design. Our clients scooped the following prizes:

  • Berkeley East Thames came out top in the Best Placemaking category for its work at Kidbrooke Village
  • Fitzroy Gate by St James received the prize in the Best Garden/Landscaping Design category
  • London Square’s development, The Star and Garter (East Wing), was awarded a High Commendation for Best Interior Design: Individual Home (more than £500,000).

Awards are a powerful marketing tool, allowing your company to demonstrate third-party endorsement from a reputed body of industry experts. If you’d like to know more, check out our blog on just how effective a tailor-made awards entry can be within your wider marketing strategy.

If you’ve worked on a project or development of which you are particularly proud and would like to find out more about our awards service, call the PHM team now on 01483 561119.

 

 

PHM welcomes a new member

Property House Marketing has a new recruit. This month, we welcomed a new account executive, Jack Nicole, to our team of PR professionals.

Having first arrived at PHM as an intern last year, Jack impressed the team and our clients with his creative ideas, excellent writing skills and can-do attitude.

Jack graduated from the University of Manchester in 2018 with a degree in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, before joining PHM full time. He first became interested in PR during a year abroad in Mexico City, during a stint working with a production company. Much of his time was spent creating and pitching original, imaginative story ideas, a skill that he has brought to his new role.

Jack is looking forward to expanding his knowledge of the property industry and working across PHM’s PR and social media services.

 

While you’re here, why not meet the rest of the PHM team and find out how we can help with your PR needs.

So Resi Sutton

Homes in desirable South West London are made affordable with shared ownership

If you think that buying a high-quality new home in Sutton, South West London, is unaffordable, So Resi Sutton may change your mind. This collection of one, two and three-bedroom apartments is part of the landmark development Sutton Point, and you could buy a 25% share in a one-bedroom home for as little as £73,750 (full market value £295,000) with a ten per cent deposit of just £7,375.

Through shared ownership, homebuyers pay straightforward monthly payments, which combine the mortgage on the share they have purchased and a payment to So Resi on the rest. They also pay a service charge.

The homes at So Resi Sutton are in the West Tower of Sutton Point, an exciting £90m mixed-use development by CNM Estates. Due for completion later this year, Sutton Point will include shops, restaurants, a health and fitness centre and children’s play area.

Inside the homes, the contemporary open-plan living/dining space is light and airy with full height windows; the area opens out onto a balcony. The excellent specification includes an elegant white Symphony Manhattan kitchen fitted with the latest appliances, including ceramic floor tiles in the kitchen and bathroom, fitted wardrobes in the master bedroom as well as underfloor heating throughout.

On selected homes, allocated parking spaces are located in the underground car park and a cycle store is also provided.

Commuting could not be easier from Sutton Station, which is just a couple of minutes’ walk away. Trains to London Victoria take as little as 25 minutes and direct trains reach Gatwick in around 45 minutes.

The High Street, full of restaurants and shops, is just a few minutes’ walk from So Resi Sutton. Also nearby is a number of green open spaces and outstanding schools, including grammars, which rank among the highest performing schools in the UK.

For more information call 0208 607 0550 or visit www.soresi.co.uk.

Starting a career in PR

Starting out in PR? Top tips to get you started…

Senior Account Executive Louise Jarvis remembers when she joined PHM after university and shares her advice on starting out in PR.

For many, this time of year signals new beginnings; students are set to start a new academic year, while those saying goodbye to education (whether it be college, sixth form or university), are looking to step into the world of work.

For those wanting to kick start their PR career, here are some essential top tips which will help you on your way, because it’s a jungle out there…

  1. Ready…set…adapt

You may have mastered the art of essay-writing at school, but be prepared for your work to receive a lot of amends. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you’re a bad writer, it’s because every brand has a style to which you’ll have to adapt. Similarly, every strategy and campaign will require a different style of approach and execution depending on your objectives – be ready to switch it up, there’s no room for one-trick ponies in PR.

  1. Keep your eyes and ears peeled

Stay on top of the news. A great way to do this is to set up Google news alerts for your company and/or clients. Not only will this keep you sharp on what’s current, it will allow you to be quick off the mark when it comes to distributing a responsive comment or positioning your company and clients as part of the relevant and topical conversations being had in the media.

  1. Put your creative hat on

It may sound cliché, but think outside the box. It’s really easy to get into the same routine and way of thinking. In an age where journalists and consumers are time-poor, it’s never been more important to embrace creativity and think of ways to make your company and clients stand out in the everyday sea of content.

  1. It’s ALL in the details

Human error is inevitable, but there really isn’t room for sloppy mistakes in PR. Your role is to maintain and promote your company’s and clients’ brand or products, and nothing can sabotage credibility quite like an easily avoidable grammar or spelling mistake. Proof and proof again. Take five minutes out and come back to it. Ask a colleague to review with a fresh pair of eyes.

  1. Embrace the list

Working a PR job, especially in an agency, is a juggling act – there are always multiple things going on at once; events to organise, strategies to write and releases to distribute. One simple way to keep on top of your workload is by writing everything down, this will help you prioritise your tasks, because there are only so many hours in a day.

Need a fresh and creative take on your PR strategy? Give us a call on 01483 561119 or email info@housegroup.co.uk.

 

The Townhouse Collection – stunning new homes launches at Trinity Walk in Woolwich

Situated just a mile from the future Crossrail station in Woolwich, a range of 12 contemporary three and four-bedroom townhouses with prices starting from £650,000 is launching for sale on Saturday 21 July at Trinity Walk by Lovell Homes. In addition, a stylishly dressed three-bedroom townhouse showhome will be available to view, showcasing the high specification and light and airy living areas of these contemporary homes.

Each townhouse has elegant facades in a yellow stock brick with subtle detailing, that complements the historic walls which surround the former barracks nearby and reflect the area’s rich military architecture.

Inside, each townhouse has a modern and flexible layout. The three-bedroom showhome incorporates a sleek open-plan kitchen/dining room on the ground floor, as well as a downstairs cloakroom and separate storage cupboard. The specification is excellent in every home: Symphony kitchens are included and appliances include a stainless steel Bosch oven, an integrated fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer, as standard. Each home has a designated parking space in a secure undercroft car park and a bicycle storage is also available.

On the first floor, there is a living room which can also be used as a more formal dining area, study or guest bedroom. It extends onto the residents’ own two-tiered terrace, which leads to a communal podium garden with mature planting. There is also a double bedroom, along with a family bathroom featuring a Kohler bathroom suite, full height tiling and chrome mixer taps. The second floor comprises two further double bedrooms, and a ‘Jack ‘n’ Jill’ shower room.

The ongoing regeneration in Woolwich has already led to the delivery of new green areas and amenities. The arrival of Crossrail later this year will provide quicker journeys into the centre of London; with 12 train services an hour, passengers from Woolwich will be able to reach Canary Wharf in eight minutes, Liverpool Street in 14 minutes and Bond Street in just 22 minutes. From Woolwich Arsenal station, London City Airport is only two stops away on the DLR, ideal for trips abroad.

Prices start from £650,000 for a three-bedroom townhouse. To visit the new showhome, contact the sales team on 02031 318 511 or visit www.trinitywalk-woolwich.com.