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Delight after being named best housebuilder in UK

Posted onPosted on 5th May

Edwinstowe-based Woodhead Homes has been named UK House Builder of the Year by the National Federation of Builders (NFB), thanks to its luxury development in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

National winners in the category for developers delivering under 35 homes per year, the company was celebrated by the NFB’s virtual awards ceremony for its Rufford Pastures development. 

Woodhead Homes is part of the Woodhead Group, which is still based in Edwinstowe, where it was founded over 70 years ago and where Rufford Pastures is based.

It is a landmark site for the family-run firm, which is building its own homes again for the first time in 20 years. 

The company said that with just 64 homes on the 6.7 acre site, Rufford Pastures was designed with quality, sustainability and space in mind.

At the early design stage, Woodhead Homes’ senior development team and Joseph Kemish Architects made the decision to reduce house numbers on the site from 72 to 64 to allow for greater green areas, bigger homes and more space between every property.

Leo Woodhead, director at Woodhead Homes, said: “We’re delighted to have been recognised by the National Federation of Builders for our Rufford Pastures development.

“We are incredibly proud of the homes we’ve created and the wonderful community that has already planted itself in Edwinstowe, a place our family has called home for decades.

 “We wanted to challenge the normal conventions of new-build housing. The homes are genuinely flexible, large and spacious with generous ceiling heights, design flair such as double height voids, and beautiful areas of glazing, connecting the inside to the outside. 

 “The fantastic team at Joseph Kemish Architects have embraced our design philosophy. With careful integration of architecture and landscape, you can create an exciting and very personal development, which encourages social interaction, a sense of belonging and pride of place.”

Woodhead Homes said it was important to collaborate with other local businesses and the project team worked hard to achieve this wherever possible including with Newark-based Colourhill on the designer kitchens.