NHBC Awards Scotland


Lakeview is a stunning development from Colaren Properties which has been constructed in a rural, wooded area of Strichen, Aberdeenshire, overlooking Strichen Community Lake.

The new development has proved extremely popular with home buyers, with plots selling very quickly once they are placed on the market.

Such is the high standard of the development that it came as no real surprise to see Lakeview appear on the list of winners for an NHBC Pride in the Job Award 2013. Site manager John Wemyss was given the award for his work on the development, which is shortly set to reach completion.

Lakeview is an 18 property development, comprising a mix of three, four and five-bedroom houses. The development has been built to meet the highest standards of quality, with houses ranging in price from £154,500 to £279,500.

The smallest house on Lakeview measures 82.5 sq meters and is a semi-detached property. The largest house on Lakeview is a detached four-bedroom house covering a floor area of 210 sq meters. Most of the houses on Lakeview include a garage.

The buildings on Lakeview are being constructed using a timber frame and include UPVC windows and doors and slate-effect tiles. The interiors of Lakeview are stunning, with a number of options available for home buyers, including a range of tiles.

All of the properties on Lakeview include both front and back gardens. Construction work began on the development in August 2012.

Colaren Properties is the main contractor on Lakeview, with Baxter Design as the architectural consultant.

Philip Baxter, Managing Director of Baxter Design, said:

“The project has been very successful and site manager John Wemyss has done very well.

“Lakeview is located within a very unique site, adjacent to an existing lake and coffee shop. There’s a churchyard to the east and an agricultural field to the south, so it appears as if Lakeside is set within the countryside. There are landscaped areas within the development and it just looks fantastic.”

With the exception of a few minor issues during the planning stages, work on Lakeview has run very smoothly.

Philip said: “The work has gone very well and it is a great achievement for Colaren Properties to have constructed and sold so many houses within a short timeframe.”

Philip added:

“I’ve been in this business for 35 years and in this time I’ve been associated with many award-winning projects, but it is always great to continue to be involved with projects such as this which has won the NHBC Pride in the Job award.”

Colaren Properties works hard to build all of its developments to the highest specifications, offering a wide range of house styles, often with the opportunity to personalise each unit with custom designing opportunities for kitchens and bathrooms are available.

As an added extra for its clients, Colaren Properties offers quotations to conduct additional wall and floor tiling, as well as the installation of electrical points, TV and telephone points and lighting.

All Colaren windows and doors have a ten year guarantee, whilst all houses benefit from NHBC ten year insurance plan.

In addition to Lakeview, other developments from Colaren Properties include Crichie Meadows, Kirkton House, Rosehearty, Hillview Meadows and the latest development at Northwoods Mintlaw. For more information about Lakeview or similar developments from Lakeview, please visit:  www.colarenproperties.co.uk.


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