Knightstone Housing Association is a leading housing association in Somerset and the West of England, providing services to over 23,000 existing customers in 11,000 homes, as well as building around 300 homes each year.
The firm work across nine local authority areas in Somerset and the West of England and are proud to be a leading provider of affordable homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale. With almost half a century’s experience, an annual turnover of £48 million and 440 employees on the record Knightstone are well versed at ensuring all their customers are pleased with the service they receive.
The firm has a proven track record of delivering high quality developments across a range of projects in both urban and rural locations. Knightstone have built a lot of great quality affordable homes over the years, from new build on green field sites, to regenerating rundown buildings. Their homes include those for social, affordable, intermediate and market rent, and shared ownership, as well as supported housing. Sometimes they incorporate community or commercial buildings, or homes for outright sale as well.
They firm have also worked with lots of developers and contractors, using contract types from the JCT Design and Build, to one off development agreements and off the shelf packages. Sometimes Knightstone buy land, deal with the design and planning, and commission the build contract and on other projects buy the completed package from a developer or owner.
Knightstone are able to handle projects of varying sizes, budgets and varying complexities. They understand and reconcile different partners’ requirements and standards, including negotiating Section 106 planning agreements.
Knightstone are also a Homes and Communities Agency lead investment partner, as well as a long standing approved development partner of Local Authorities in the West of England and Somerset. They therefore have masses of experience working with partners and bringing together joint requirements and standards for social housing.
The firm’s development team has lots of experience building homes but always continue working with tenants and home owners after they have moved in to help people build strong and sustainable communities.
A spokesperson for Knightstone said:
“Not only do we build homes that are energy efficient and affordable to live in, we make sure they’re designed and built using the most appropriate materials. So we reduce waste, as well as the negative impact of our homes on the environment.
“We listen to what our customers want, so we set ourselves high standards for the quality, design and energy performance of all our new homes. Our aim is not only to meet the Building Regulations, but go way above them! We’re also really proud of every home and development we’ve built. We’re extra proud of some as they’ve won awards for quality, design and sustainability.”