A North East based construction company has welcomed its latest contract, taking the company over the £10m project value milestone.

A North East based construction company has welcomed its latest contract, taking the company over the £10m project value milestone.

AstonWalker Developments recently announced its appointment by established housebuilder Bondgate Homes to the construction of its site The Paddocks in Acklington, Northumberland. The Paddocks will boast 21 exclusive homes in the Northumberland Countryside, each completed to a high specification.

The project comes following a number of successful schemes secured across the North East including; Durham, Gateshead, North Tyneside and Teesside. AstonWalker, which has recently entered into a five year framework with Hartlepool based house builder Acland Homes, has also worked closely with several established local organisations within the housebuilding sector including POD Architects, Nicholson Nairn Architects, J C consulting and Coast Engineering.

Directors Davie Aston and Nathan Walker set up the company in order to deliver much needed high-quality homes, which are in high demand across the North East. Directors at AstonWalker have a wealth of experience within the construction industry, working in senior and director level roles for Five-Star Housebuilders and Tier One Contractors.

Davie Aston, who has over 32 years of experience in the construction industry, said: “Our appointment to the construction of The Paddocks has been a significant milestone for AstonWalker as it takes our total project value to over £10m, which we are delighted to have reached within a short space of time.

“Our passion is to deliver high quality homes in a time-effective manner to the families and communities of the North East, especially during a time when there is such short supply to meet growing demand. This is largely due to the fact that the industry’s largest developers are restricting supply, driving up demand and subsequently causing challenges for homebuyers and smaller developers alike. Our purpose is to provide a cost and time efficient service which will meet the needs of our partner organisations and our region’s homebuyers.

“Despite the activity throughout the Stamp Duty Holiday, there is still a huge amount of pent up demand for new homes. The majority of people have been stuck within the same four walls, working from the kitchen table, so the desire for more indoor and outdoor space has heightened to an unforeseen and previously unexperienced level.

“AstonWalker’s mission is to deliver a high-quality product, in an environment focussed on safety whilst ensuring the best value for our clients. We have a proven track record of delivering projects on time, on budget and to the highest standards. We pride ourselves on building relationships and working closely with our clients, consultants and supply chain. This is echoed in our core values which we instil into the everyday running of our business. We feel that we can offer our clients a more complete service than many of our competitors. We treat our contracts like we are building for a speculative house builder and we treat our clients’ customers like our own, we follow a bespoke customer journey ensuring that every customer’s home is not only completed to the highest standard but that any aftercare is of highest priority.”

As well as The Paddocks, the company is now looking to complete Fitzhugh Court, Cotherstone, Barnard Castle. The exclusive development for Acland Homes comprises eight luxury four bedroom detached properties and is constructed from locally sourced natural stone, slate roofs and handmade, hardwood timber doors and windows, ensuring this development is in keeping with existing properties in this local conservation area. The partnership is continuing with both companies planning to start various projects across the North East in forthcoming months.

The firm has also submitted planning for a £1.5m project including two luxury contemporary five-bedroom homes for private sale situated in an acre of woodland in Marley Hill.

As well as its large project work, its small works division was employed to carry out all joinery and roofing works on two exclusive Dormer Bungalows on Worset Lane, Hartlepool.

Nathan Walker, co-founder and director of AstonWalker, has over 18 years of experience in the industry, most recently as Commercial Director. He said: “We offer a range of services in order to provide effective solutions to meet our client’s needs. We are able to act as Principal Contractor to carry out construction works, employing an expert team to ensure all aspects of the project are managed effectively and coordinating all parties to ensure that the project is delivered on time, on budget and to the highest standards. Our expert management team will employ all of the required subcontractors and liaise with the architect and engineer to ensure a smooth delivery.

“One of our core values is our belief that working in partnership is the best way to deliver a successful project. Engaging with us at conception stage means that we can bring our wealth of experience to the table. We can help to develop your project ensuring it is built in the most cost-effective manner and deliver the best outcome.

“We are open to discussing joint ventures with developers and landowners who may wish to benefit from our expertise in developing a scheme. Joint ventures and partnerships are a great way of delivering a project whilst sharing the risks and gains of a development.”

To support its current and future growth, the company has also launched a new website which includes details of its projects and updates from the firm.

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Posted 16th August 2021

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