PHPD recently visited The Roostings development by Ashwood Homes to find out more about its commitment to a high standard specification.
The Roostings development in Crowland is Ashwood Homes’ latest new residential site. With over 25 years in the residential property market, the Lincolnshire based housebuilder began on-site in January this year, with the marketing suite opened the previous November. The 50 plot development is located on the outskirts of the popular market town which has good links to nearby Peterborough – including a recently completed by-pass.
Previously agricultural land the development is thought to be the first new-build scheme of any size in the town in around 15 years. The company believes that the development will be of interest to both first time buyers and families along with downsizers.
It has already proved popular to local buyers with half of the new homes at The Roostings already sold off-plan, as Sales Consultant Kim Lawrence told us: “We have got 21 reservations that are open market reservations.”
The mix of two- and three-bedroom homes, built using traditional methods, have been architecturally designed to create a strong community. The development design includes open spaces and many hedge lines have been retained. The design of the new homes – there a six different types of home available – provide traditional exterior aesthetics with modern layouts and interior finishes.
The specification of the new homes is a key point for the company with a high general standard and only a few optional extras. Kim Lawrence explained, “The specification that we give moves people away from the need for upgrades.” For example, all homes are carpeted and feature integrated appliances in the kitchen, digital TV points are provided to all bedrooms, and bathrooms and en-suites feature heated chrome towel rails.
Another key point at The Roostings is an understanding that buyers want to keep their future bills down. Using traditional techniques and a focus on insulation the new homes have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of B. Kim Lawrence notes: “It is a unique selling point if you can say to somebody the energy rating of your new home will be a B rating.”
Looking to build more homes in the East of England The Roostings is just one of Ashwood Homes current developments. The company is also building new homes in other locations in the region including Cowbit, Kings Lynn and Holbeach.