AFFORDABLE HOMES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

If you’re hoping to buy your first home, you may have come across the term ‘affordable’ housing (also known as ‘discounted sale’). Genesis Homes build affordable properties on the majority of their developments. These homes are offered for a discount below their market value so buyers get to purchase a great home, in a fantastic …

Rheda start on site

Work commences on parkland scheme at Beckstones, Rheda *** Construction work has recently started on our flagship scheme at Rheda Park, near Whitehaven. Properties will be released for sale in the autumn, with two show homes planned for spring 2021. Beckstones is our sixth development and comprises of 55-homes, a mix of 3, 4 and …

Property market buoyant in Cumbria

We are pleased to confirm that we are experiencing the same upsurge in enquiries, and sales, as reported by Rightmove and in the media. According to last weeks Sunday Times, pre-pandemic the average asking price of a house in the UK was £260,000, today it is £290,000. Likewise, there were 28,420 transactions a week pre-lockdown, …

Green light for new development at Stainburn

Allerdale Borough Council Planning Committee have approved our application for 81 new homes at Stainburn. Our application included a mix of 2, 3, 4 and 5-bedroom house types as well as 19 (no.) 2 and 3-bedroom bungalows. We are renowned for building stylish properties in desirable areas, and incorporating a high specification. The site is …

Designing children’s rooms

Trying to create a bedroom for any child/teenager can be challenging, as whilst you want your child to love their room, you also want it to have a bit of style! Our show homes often include children’s rooms and we’ve created them with kids in mind. Our interior designer, Catherine, has designed a couple of …

Interior design for a new home

A new home offers a lovely, blank canvas, but can often leave you asking, ‘where do I even start?’ Open your wardrobe – what colours do you see? Is your jewellery preference for silvers or golds? This can be a great way to decide on colours for your new home. Over the past couple of …

8 tips to designing a study

There’s no denying that the changes to our work patterns in the last few months may have a major effect on the way we work going forward. Many of us have been working in a makeshift ‘study’ (aka the kitchen table). Rightmove report that over a quarter of people (28%) who were not planning a …

Reasons to be cheerful

The Government’s announcement that new build development sites and marketing suites could re-open was very welcome news to our business; we’re sure this resonated with all house builders. We have strict safety measures in place, and health and safety remain our top priority to allow a safe environment for those visiting our developments and for …

10 ways to keep busy during lockdown

Our Head of Brand is currently homes-based and she shares with us her experience of how she’s keeping busy. Check out her ‘10 top ways to keep busy’ with free, online learning from updating your professional skills to the science of beer, DIY and dog CPR! How are you finding working from home – are …