Beech Developments

Why buy beech

Building quality new houses for local people

Our background

Established in 1995 and now one of the most proactive house builders in Conwy County, North Wales, Beech Developments builds and sells 60-70 units a year on average, producing homes that are much in demand. The company contributes to addressing the short supply of housing in the county, helping to meet the shortfall with desirable developments that tick the box for quality, variety of house types and built-in sustainability. We have been associated with a significant number of developments in the borough during the last 20 years, whether through sourcing land, obtaining planning permission or developing through to completion.

Quality, design and range of homes

Our property types range from two-bed cottage apartments to four and five-bedroomed detached homes. We strive to build energy efficient homes and sustainability permeates throughout the entire business; from the way in which our houses are built to the ethos we have on site. Our materials are also sourced, where possible, from sustainable sources and all waste on site is minimised and disposed of responsibly.

Indeed all of our homes are close to an A-rated standard for energy efficiency, thanks to our fabric-first approach. Our homes also include the installation of solar PV panels, which come as standard on our current development. This approach provides our future residents with a more comfortable home environment internally, as well as reduced energy bills. They will also have the ability to take advantage of the Feed-in-Tariff Scheme, thanks to the solar PV panels, which is indexed linked and guaranteed for up to 20 years by the UK government.

We aim for and demonstrate continuous improvement and as eco-efficient technology reduces in cost; we are able to pass the savings onto our customers through upgrading our standard specification. For 2015, this includes air purification units, water butts, chrome light sockets, home office cabling, electrically operated garage doors, and upgraded sanitary ware and tiles.

Sustainability initiatives

Many eco-friendly features are included as standard in our properties rather than as extra-cost options, including positive input ventilation systems and solar PV panels. All of our developments are designed to encourage biodiversity. We do this in part by segregating certain areas of each road network with large planters, which reduce traffic speed and increases biodiversity.

Our road systems differ from other developments in that they incorporate permeable paving, a sustainable drainage systems to reduce the environmental impact of the development. This is much more visually attractive than wide tarmac roads. Controlling traffic speed by design reflects current industry "Homezone" principles and creates a sense of place for residents. This not only improves the aesthetics but is more sustainable and assists with surface water drainage. This complies with the requirements of SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems). Our homes are timber framed – a more sustainable option – and we ensure that that our density of housing avoids cramming, making our developments extremely pleasant environments in which to live.

Staff and values

We have a permanent staff headcount of around 20, which includes construction and site managers, decorators, joiners, administration and finance, sales, technical and planning. Our in-house architect and design team gives us the advantage of direct control over design and encourages staff to take ownership of projects. Unlike most developers we have a policy to engage the community from the outset of any proposals by holding public consultation meetings to considerately take into account the views of local people. The emphasis is on using local sub-contractors and we have healthy and longstanding working relationships with many local suppliers, many of whom we have worked with for several years.

Beech Developments’ adopted charity of the year is Ty Gobaith children’s hospice in Conwy, part of Hope House Hospices. We also sponsor the local cricket team and have recently agreed to support local football teams. As a developer, our role in local regeneration is also important to us.

We are most proud of the quality of our product, Beech Developments are a local, long standing new homes and development company. Dynamic, forward thinking and armed with a sound reputation for building quality new houses in local areas for local people. Building on the success we have many new developments and projects in the pipeline in many other local areas creating local jobs for local people in the process. It is an exciting time for Beech Developments with an exciting future to look forward to.


Testimonials

Delighted with my new home. Excellent finish. Staff are very supportive of first time buyers. Both Emily and Craig are very helpful and friendly- great after sale care (no question/query is too much for them). Quality housing in an idyllic location.
Stephen Clear
We absolutely love our new home on Gwel y Mor! We have found the design and finish of the property is of a very high standard and Beech have thought of every last detail. We have been looked after from start to finish by Emily. Thank you Beech!!
Alana Williams
"I have recently moved to a three bedroomed detached home on the Gwel Y Mynydd development in Llandudno Junction -  quite a change from my apartment overlooking the sea and mountains in Deganwy!  However, I have absolutely no regrets , apartment living was not for me.  So, I have settled into my new home and am enjoying all the benefits of modern living from the installation to the solar panels (I have already received a cheque back from the grid – a definite bonus!)  I have a delightful modern kitchen with top quality units etc. The en suite and family bathroom are equally well-fitted out – everything is exactly what I wanted and I am thoroughly enjoying my new home. From the initial decision to buy, to the moving in, has been hassle free experience with help and friendly advice from Emily and Julia in the site office, Craig the site manager and Jane in Head Office, all of whom went out of their way to make sure everything slotted into place – nothing no matter how trivial, was and is too much trouble…."
Sue, Plot 12, Newborough, Gwel Y Mynydd
“A MASSIVE thank you Chris for keeping in contact with us throughout our house purchase. We will never forget your help, friendly approach and kindness that has been very re assuring for us both. We are both looking forward to our fresh new start in our dream bungalow No 10 Thanks again for going the extra mile and all our best wishes.”
Marina & Dave, Gwydir Housetype
"We chose Gwel Y Mynydd because the location to both our jobs was perfect, it’s close to the A55, close to great amenities but in a lovely quiet location. We preferred a Beech Developments home because we have friends who have bought on their last two developments here in Llandudno Junction, Gwel Yr Afon and Gwel Y Castell, and we really liked the style of their properties and were impressed with the quality and standard. Beech Developments have a sound and solid reputation in the area so that gave us peace of mind."
Adam, IT Systems administrator, buyer at Gwel Y Mynydd
"Our first house and Beech really made life easy. Excellent pre- and post-sales service as well as a great property that we now call home."
Steffan and Ilona, Buyers at Gwel Y Mynydd
“To Everyone at Beech, Thank you so much for everything. We LOVE our new home.”
Julian and Mair, Caernarfon Housetype
“To Everyone at Beech Developments, Thank You for our beautiful new home. We Love it!”
Julie and Kev Sealey, Criccieth Housetype
“Just a little note to THANK YOU all very much for our lovely first home. I’m sure we will be very happy here. Diolch Yn Fawr”
Daniel & Sioned, Chirk Housetype
“Dear Mrs Parry, Eileen and I wanted to email you and Mr Lee to say sincere thanks for the National Trust Membership from you at Beech, which we received when the chap from your sales office dropped it down to our house earlier this week. It is a lovely gesture and we both appreciate it very much! We are still loving our new home and we are watching the rest of the development appear before us, as work on phase 2 and three continues. Also from us both sincere thanks to Lucy for her tireless enthusiasm, she is an excellent ambassador for your business.”
John & Eileen Hoelen, Beaumaris Houstype