At Story Homes, quality takes precedence. We choose locations where people want to live and we design stylish developments with attractive homes and sensible layouts incorporating a blend of different finishes. Renowned for quality and high specification, we employ traditional build techniques but we equip your home for 21st century modern living. Not only is your property designed and built to exacting standards but the level of care and finish is very much evident with a Story Home.
Location, location, location
Having a relaxed and enjoyable lifestyle is about getting the balance right, and this includes where you choose to live. You want a location that enhances your lifestyle, with easy access to work and to pleasure, shops, schools and local services… so we build houses where people want to live, close to local facilities, services, schools, public transport and existing road networks.
Get more for your money
Here are just a few things we include as standard on the majority of our houses. You may find that other house builders charge for them as ‘extras’.
- ‘A’ rated AEG/Electrolux integrated kitchen appliances including:
- stainless steel oven
- extractor hood
- stainless steel hob
- Extensive tiling to kitchen and bathrooms
- Fire / fire surround
- Burglar alarm
- Stained staircase
- Paved patio
- French doors to patio
- Turfed gardens to front and rear
- 1.8 metre fence to rear garden
- Large, block paved driveway (whether you have a garage or not).
Our Shotley Bridge development also includes solar roof panels as standard.
Exuding kerb appeal
The majority of us feel more at home in buildings where traditional craftsmanship and natural materials create a sense of belonging. That’s what Story Homes is about – striking a balance between traditional build and modern styling that makes you feel instantly at home. A Story Homes development is built in a stylish mix of materials including sandstone, adding to the charm and character of the area whilst giving an established feel to our developments.
Quality and high specification
Each one of our homes boasts a high specification, ensuring that traditional style architecture and stylish new interiors marry effortlessly together. Interiors combine practical features with the Story hallmark of quality. The specification, true to our high standards includes individually fitted kitchens, contemporary bathrooms, relaxing bedrooms and quality interior finishes throughout.
The hub of the home
With a Story Home you’ll enjoy a new way of living – our kitchens are spacious, usually with room for a breakfast table, leading into relaxing living areas. French doors allow easy access to the garden, effectively extending the usable space for your family to enjoy.
Help is at hand
From the very first visit to one of our developments through to the handover of your finished home, we’ll be there to help manage the whole process for you. We understand it can be a stressful time but it is also an exciting time, seeing your dream home materialise. Our experienced Sales Advisers can put you in touch with Mortgage Advisors, suggest removal companies and they can even assist you in choosing your kitchen and tiles (subject to build stage).
Saving the environment .... and you money
With a new home you’ll be doing your best for the environment as a new home is greener and more economical to run, uses less energy and produces significantly fewer CO2 emissions too (new homes built to current regulations could halve your fuel bills e.g. a 4 bedroom detached new home could be 55% cheaper to run, saving up to £1,312. SOURCE: NHBC Foundation and Zero Carbon Hub). Lower running costs include:
- ‘A’ rated kitchen appliances
- 4/2.6 litre dual flush toilets
- 75% low energy lighting
Over 80% of our construction waste is reused or recycled.
Built by award winning Site Managers
There aren’t many buyers who can boast that an award winning Site Manager built their house or that they live on an award winning development, but most of our buyers can! Our Site Managers are fantastic and as well as having exceptional standards in the day to day running of a site, they are continuously assessed on their technical knowledge, consistency in the build process, leadership and organisational skills. They are vetted by LABC/NHBC/Premier Guarantee officials as well as local Authority Building Control officers to ensure that our houses continue to meet the required high standards that is the hallmark of a Story Home.
It’s all about YOU
As well as your 10-year build warranty, our Customer Care team provide dedicated and responsive after-care for two years after you’ve bought from us. A visitor research survey revealed that 100% of our buyers would buy another Story Home from us! Our Customer Care team pride themselves on providing a friendly, accessible, knowledgeable and efficient service, with the minimum of fuss. We respond quickly to customers’ requests and queries, providing information, and organising remedial work as efficiently as possible, within set time scales, using skilled tradesmen and our own Customer Care technicians.
Story Homes is renowned for creating outstanding new homes, built to exacting standards and in desirable locations, always underpinned by the concepts of design, sustainability (our Shotley Bridge development meets level four of the code for sustainable homes), community and regeneration.
Our properties often exceed expectations on all levels and our outstanding customer service results in consistently high levels of customer satisfaction. We firmly believe this is why many of our developments are award winning.
Our houses meet the aspirations of a wide range of today’s home buyers and communities yet they remain individual in character, setting us apart from many other house builders.
Keep it local
We try, wherever possible, to work with local companies in procuring both goods and services and the vast majority of our staff are local which gives us an excellent knowledge of the areas in where we live and work. Our experienced Sales Advisers have a wealth of knowledge too and as well as giving you information about local services, they can even help you choose your tiles!