We are lucky enough to now have 6 fully furnished show homes, five at our Show Centre in St. Neots
and one at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC) in Swindon
If you have known our business for some time you’ll be aware that in the past we have created, and now maintain for reference, an extensive portfolio of designs. We publish 100 of the best in our Ideas and More Ideas books
and a small selection from these, including our show houses, can reasonably be called our Signature homes.
We are keenly aware, that apart from anything else, these Signature designs provide an absolutely fantastic starting point for creating a new home – after all, we have found through experience that they are the most popular in our portfolio and have been used for inspiration on numerous previous occasions.
We also know from experience that lots of our customers find it both useful and comforting to take something we have designed previously and develop it to create a new design specific to them.
Some people find it harder than others to visualise space and this is where the show homes really come into their own as you can test what will and won’t work for the way you live.
It is important that customers don’t see this as a compromise approach as it is one that does bring real benefits and clearly, designs that have been constructed previously, have been ‘roadtested’.
There is an added benefit in that our designers have an in depth understanding of the opportunities and constraints inherent within the design of our Signature homes; they understand the floor spans that can be readily achieved, the structural impact on roof purlins of creating a longer gable projection and whether that gable can be made wider easily.
I’m not trying to say that our Signature homes will appeal to everyone; rather, I want to take the opportunity to make clear the benefits that this approach can bring – our Signature homes are popular for a reason!