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We’ve expanded our team with the appointment of experienced Contracts Manager, Dave Coles

We’ve recently added to our management team with the appointment of new Contracts Manager, Dave Coles.

As part of his role and responsibilities, Dave will oversee and manage all of our site managers as well as coordinate the range of subcontractors used on our new developments

He is also responsible for the programming of developments, overarching company health and safety procedures and policies and, producing monthly reports across all these areas.

Dave’s past experience includes roles with Barratt Homes, Stewart Milne Homes, Fairclough Homes and Persimmon Homes, where he worked his way from Site Manager to Project Manager before eventually taking on a Contracts Manager role with Persimmon.

When asked why he made the move to Fairgrove, Dave said, “I loved the look and feel of the company because it is a small, family run business that cares about building quality, new homes,”.

“Despite it being early days, I can already see that everyone at Fairgrove is working towards the same goal. There’s no ‘I’ in team here, it’s a team effort with an open door policy whereby everyone is able to speak to company directors and management without feeling threatened. All ideas are heard, listened to and taken on board,” added Dave.

He continued, “I already feel incredibly comfortable and I hope to enjoy many great years with Fairgrove going forward.”

Speaking about Dave’s appointment, our Managing Director Steve Midgley said, “Dave’s experience and expertise within the housebuilding industry is fantastic and we are delighted to welcome him onboard!”

Steve continued, “For us it’s about building the right team in order to ensure that we continue to build quality new homes for our customers. Dave fits within the jigsaw as part of our continued growth, and we look forward to seeing his ideas and experience shine through in order to make a real difference to the company.”

For more details about our latest developments, email info@fairgrove.co.uk or call 0115 944 6700.

Why buy new – our guide to the benefits of purchasing a new-build home


The popularity of new new-build properties is increasing because of the significant benefits to purchasers when compared to a resale home – as highlighted in a recent report published by Zoopla, the online Estate Agent, which looked at purchaser profiles including pre-families, families and ‘empty-nesters’.

Findings from the nationally representative consumer sample showed that 37% preferred new-build – which is proving more and more popular with purchasers thanks to affordable initiatives such as Help to Buy.

From pre-families and families, to upsizers and downsizers, many are choosing new-builds as a simple and straightforward option due to the simplicity of the buying process and the ease of moving into a property that requires no work.

New-build homes are more economical and eco-friendlier due to the latest construction and insulation methods on the market. The ‘convenience factor’ has seen a growing trend towards new-build over resale properties – with families in particular keen for a clean slate and low upkeep costs when making their next purchase. 34% of families surveyed like the ease of maintenance and 31% value the smoother sales process – highlighted by our own commitment to providing a dedicated Customer Relationship Manager for all purchasers.

Choice and ‘room to grow’ are further advantages of new-build – with a wide range of new-home styles on the market offering spacious interiors as well as a range of customisation options and desirable locations chosen by developers – with facilities right on their doorstep.

Arguably the most important factor when making a decision is quality. 20% of people surveyed see a higher level of quality when looking at new-build homes, with higher specifications and longevity in the construct. At Fairgrove, quality lies at the heart of our homes – as demonstrated through our commitment to partnering with British Gypsum and a range of local suppliers in order to deliver innovative and high-quality customisation options for customers.

Thanks to the Fairgrove Difference, customers can buy a new home with confidence – knowing that quality and our commitment to customer service come as standard. All of our homes have a two year New Build Warranty and a ten year NHBC or Premier Structural Guarantee, as well as a comprehensive list of features as standard to make your house a home.

To find out more about the Fairgrove Difference and the advantages of buying new with us, download a copy of our brochure.