Tilton on the Hill, Leicestershire

Client: Merriman Ltd
Location: Tilton on the Hill, Leicestershire
Brief: To build four detached family homes on bespoke parcel of land

This speculative development presented a unique opportunity for Merriman Ltd to illustrate its expertise in building and finishing high quality domestic properties. A bespoke parcel of land with an exceptionally large footprint allowed the company to maximise use for all four plots.

In addition to the individual properties this allowed Merriman to integrate some further enhancing features, namely paddock areas and stabling to two plots.

All four detached brick built homes included a rear sunroom built from Douglas Fir Timber and brick. Two of the properties also incorporated a separate guest annex over the garage. The development won NHBC recognition with a Seal of Excellence award. The selling agent said demand was such it could have sold the properties several times over, despite the sales period falling within the recent recession period.

Most gratifying for the company was the ability to carry out this project virtually in-house – from the land team acquiring the plot to the build team making the final finishing touches.

What the agent said: James Sellicks from James Sellicks Estate Agents, Leicestershire: “These were the best specified and speculatively built houses I’ve sold in the last 20 years. The first unit was sold off plan and once everyone saw the finish and quality of features in this first unit, the other three were sold off the back of this. All four properties were finished and completed on at the same time which was unprecedented at this period.”

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