North East & Yorkshire

Chartford Homes: Building a great reputation in Leeds

As a leading name in the residential sector, Chartford Homes is involved with a large number of new build housing developments throughout Leeds.

With a wealth of experience under its belt, Chartford aims to make purchasing a new home as straightforward as possible and amongst its vast portfolio of projects recently completed schemes include The Hawthorns, The Oval and Hazel Mews.

The Hawthorns was a £900,000 development constructed in Skelton Woods and comprised a mix of 14 two and three-bedroom semi detached homes; meanwhile The Oval in Farsley, comprised 14 three-bedroom detached homes and overlooks the grounds of Farsley Celtic AFC. Finally Hazel Mews – also comprising 14 units – was a £1million scheme which reached completion in early 2012.

Although these projects reached completion throughout 2012, one of Chartford Homes’ most prolific projects which is currently still under construction, is The Park, an £18 million development in Cookridge. The Park comprises 156 units, with construction divided into six phases and is currently scheduled to reach completion in 2016.

Phase 1 of The Park is now complete and comprised the construction of 19 houses, featuring a mix of two, three and four bedroom properties. Work began on Phase 1 in May 2011 and reached completion in October 2012. Phase 2 is currently underway.

Chartford Homes Quantity Surveyor, Dan Saxton, commented:

“The Park is a huge investment for us. For a local house builder to pick up a site of this size is fantastic and we often use this site as a showcase for the work that we can achieve.

“The project has been carefully designed after lengthy consultation with the Leeds City Council Planning Team and we believe that our scheme delivers much needed housing for the local community.”

Each home within The Park is carefully and thoughtfully designed by a team of professionals, ensuring a high quality finish. The master bedrooms benefit from an en suite with a contemporary white suite, whilst kitchens and bathrooms are finished to a high standard with chrome fittings and stylish ceramics. All homes feature gas central heating and double glazing.

The development has been thoughtfully designed in conjunction with local authority design standards and careful consideration has been given to the landscaping and green space alongside the spine road which sweeps through the development.

Additional developments currently under construction for Chartford Homes include Micklewaite Lane in Bingley, Carlisle Road in Pudsey, Barley Hill Road in Garforth and Cranmer Gardens in Alwoodley.

Discussing the schemes, Dan said:

“Barley Hill Road is quite a significant site for Chartford Homes as it is a development which we bought off of another developer back in 2008. The site had been under construction for quite some time before the developer went into administration so a lot of the planned units were quite far along when work suddenly stopped. Understandably, due to the length of time that the site stood still a number of the units were in need of some work, so along with the construction of 24 brand new units we are also refurbishing the six existing buildings. Local residents will witness a vast improvement once this scheme is completed in 2014.”

Dan added:

“Micklewaite is being built along the side of the canal in Bingley and is located within a conservation area. The site comprises 27 units, which includes a mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties and all of the buildings include natural stone, slate roofs and timber windows.

“Meanwhile, Carlisle Road is an 18-month scheme, which got underway in September 2012 and includes 23 units, containing a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses. Prior to work taking place on the site, the land was occupied by a mill, which was demolished ahead of the construction of the new units, but is being reconstructed as part of the project.”

Finally, the most recent project for Chartford Homes is Cranmer Gardens, a £1.1 million scheme comprising 14 three-bedroom semi-detached properties. Cranmer Gardens got underway in November 2012 and is currently scheduled for completion in 2014.

Dan said:

“Here at Chartford Homes, we consider every detail of our developments to be special. We focus on the requirements of each purchaser to create quality living space and seek to add that special ingredient which makes it a home.

“From classic new build homes inspired by solid traditions of architecture, through contemporary apartments offering stylish interiors and design, to the refurbishment of existing buildings restored to the highest standard.

“With years of experience behind us, Chartford make buying a new home a straightforward and stress-free experience.”

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