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Chalkley Bush Farm receives industry accolade

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Chalkney Bush Farm - NHBC Awards 2013

One of the finest housing projects to catch the eye of the NHBC this year is Connolly Homes’ development of Chalkley Bush Farm. 

Scheduled for completion in August, the 12 properties range from spacious two, three and four bedroom homes to impressive five bedroom detached houses. Reflecting the high standards of construction and quality of the materials used, all properties come with NHBC Buildmark Warranties.

As a further recognition of quality and as mark of his and his team’s hard work, Site Manager John Pinney received a regional NHBC Pride in the Job Award.

Chalkney Bush Farm - NHBC Awards 2013

Speaking about the accolade, John said: “Everyone is pleased with the award; it’s recognition of a good job. I am very pleased, but it’s not all about me, I have got good tradesmen behind me and a good assistant, all of that goes together to make a successful job, which I think most people would say it has been.”

Drawing on the heritage of the area the houses have been created using a mixture of styles and materials, slate and plain tiles have been used in addition to brickwork and timber boarding to keep a farm aesthetic.

Despite its quaint rural setting, residents still have easy access to local shops, pubs, restaurants and garages. For more comprehensive shopping and other facilities Hitchin, Letchworth, Bedford, Milton Keynes & Cambridge, are all within reasonable driving distance. The village is also located within easy commuting distance of London Kings Cross and has excellent road links to Luton International airport, A6, M1 & A1.

Chalkney Bush Farm - NHBC Awards 2013

As for local schools, Chalkley Bush Farm falls within the catchment area for Shillington Lower School, Robert Bloomfield Middle School and Samuel Whitbread Upper School in close by Shefford. A choice of private schooling is also available in Bedford, Hitchin & Letchworth.

The farm is located near the historic village of Shillington, Bedfordshire. The village has a distinct shape and is based on several clusters of houses, or ‘ends’ and hamlets that grew around a small hill where a church has stood for a thousand years.

Creating beautiful homes is nothing new to the Connolly Group which has been operating in the house building industry for over 45 years.

Chalkney Bush Farm - NHBC Awards 2013

The company has constructed a multitude of award winning developments ranging from starter homes to detached residences in exclusive locations throughout Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire.

In recent years Connolly Homes were awarded the ‘Best Regional House Builder, Beds & Bucks’ in the Which Home South East Awards and the R.I.B.A. Regional Award for excellence in housing design.

A spokesperson from   Connolly Homes said: “As a housebuilder, Connolly Homes’ policy is to provide homes in various styles and sizes that are well built, well designed and well specified; homes that give great value, reflect our high standards and enhance our good reputation.

Chalkney Bush Farm - NHBC Awards 2013

“Our homes are built using a combination of traditional building methods coupled with the latest technology to provide a home that is both comfortable to live in and economical to run.”

For more information please visit:  www.connollyhomes.co.uk.

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