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About Sweetcroft

building high quality homes with the utmost care
We recognise the environmental issues that the planet is facing and acknowledge that we have a responsibility to future generations. We are constantly striving to improve our designs and construction techniques to build beautiful homes that are future-proof and make as little environmental impact as possible.


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We are delighted with our new home and would highly recommend Sweetcroft to anyone looking to achieve their dream home without taking on the time, risk and cost of trying to do it themselves with an architect.
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The Sweetcroft Experience

Sweetcroft have been crafting beautiful family homes in Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties for more than 20 years, quietly building a solid reputation as one of the region’s premier bespoke house builders. We specialise in creating unique, personal homes in highly desirable locations that are designed for today but fit for the future.

Fitting in While Standing Out

Our houses sit beautifully in their environment whilst still standing out from the crowd through their quality, fine detailing, generous living accommodation, low-carbon technology and data interfaces. Each property reflects its location and environment, taking design cues from the local area, often with a contemporary interpretation. We use locally-sourced materials where possible, which helps the property blend with its natural surroundings.

Perfect for Your Family

Whether it’s the spacious connected family living spaces, thoughtfully created home offices or boot rooms with carefully designed storage, we build homes that are perfect for modern comfortable living, for you and your family to enjoy.

Excellence in Every Detail

What separates a Sweetcroft Home from the rest is our attention to detail and diligence at every step of the construction process – in the things you can’t see as well as those you can. We go above and beyond the norm to build you the best home we can, whether it’s the carefully designed lighting schemes, airy internal environments, solid engineered doors throughout or the double tacked and acoustically insulated bedroom walls. Your Sweetcroft Home will be like no other.

Bored of Magnolia?

Standard kitchen not inspiring you? Looking for tiles with more flair? Our team of professionals and suppliers will work with you to personalise your new home for you, depending on the current stage of construction. We offer you the chance to create a truly individual home – from kitchen appliances to feature walls, from beautiful Italian porcelain flooring to stone worktops; it’s entirely up to you. Or if the choice is too overwhelming, we can introduce you to our in-house interior design consultant to guide you through what's available.

green technology & low-carbon living

A commitment to help protect the environment is at the heart of what we do at Sweetcroft. We recognise the environmental issues that the planet is facing and acknowledge our responsibility to future generations. All our homes are created to a high standard of environmental sustainability: we employ a combination of green technologies to help us achieve this goal and as each site is different, a considered combination of these technologies is required. We are constantly striving to improve our designs and construction techniques to build beautiful homes that are future-proof and make as little environmental impact as possible.

Sustainable Technology

We employ many ways of making our homes as sustainable as possible:

  • Air source heat pumps provide sustainable heating and hot water;
  • Low energy LED lights are fitted throughout;
  • Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery gives a cool, dry atmosphere and boosts the efficiency of the heating and hot water;
  • High-specification double or triple glazed windows and doors;
  • Photovoltaic panels generate electricity from sunlight;
  • Underfloor heating is more efficient than radiators;
  • Highly insulated, sealed and pressure tested to produce minimal air leakage;
  • Dedicated circuit in garages to allow for fitting of a car charger.

Quality Control

We know that our developments stand out from the crowd in every respect: starting with the creativity of the design, through the careful construction stages to the way we ensure a meticulously executed level of finish.

From Creation to Completion

We entrust the design of our houses to a creative and conscientious practice of Architects with whom we have worked for many years and who produce exciting, contemporary designs. Our trusted team of professionals are highly experienced in their trades and all share in our vision to produce the best possible properties for our purchasers. We use specialist energy and sustainability consultants to help us meet our aim of bettering the current Part L building regulations (conservation of energy and fuel) by at least 40%. Our development at The Heath was praised by the local authority for achieving energy efficiency improvements of up to 46% over current requirements.

Traditional Methods

Your Sweetcroft home is a carefully considered blend of old and new: new technology to ensure that the highest environmental standards are met, old world methods to ensure that the house will become a perfect family home. Solidly-built, traditional brick-and-block cavity walls are fully filled with the latest high performance insulation and the first floor is constructed from steel webbed timber joists with acoustically dense cementitious screed board instead of regular chipboard. At every stage of the build process we look to exceed Building Guarantee and Local Authority standards. We pride ourselves in our craftsmen who through their skills and our expertise, enable us to deliver homes that are just as beautiful to live in as they are look at.

Rigorously Inspected

Before we even start building your new home, Building Control carry out a full plan check which includes fire safety, structure, drainage, access and energy efficiency. Every Sweetcroft Home is inspected at least ten times during its construction and intensely scrutinised in the final inspection, during which certificates for electrical work, HETAS (for the wood burner), fire alarm, building control, boiler or heat pump commissioning, air pressure test, water usage, energy performance, mechanical ventilation and engineering calculations will be provided to ensure that the highest standards have been met.

Introducing the Team

Our core team have decades of experience in property and are committed to achieving the best possible product and experience for our buyers.

Bob Rendell

Executive Chairman
+44 7920 257885 bob.rendell@sweetcroft.co.uk

Bob is a highly motivated and proactive business leader with over 40 years’ experience in the construction and housing development sector. He is responsible for the strategic direction of Sweetcroft Homes and plays a hands-on role across all organisational and operational aspects of the business.

As the Chairman and Chief executive of the Leadbitter Group Bob over saw the growth of that company from its origins as a small local contractor in 1985 to a National Award winning multi-faceted construction and property development group with a turnover of £430m. Following the Leadbitter Groups sale in 2010 to Bouygues Batiment International, Bob continued for a further 3 years as the Groups CEO and sat on the board of Bouygues UK.

Lee Chapman

Development Director
+44 7768 980097    lee.chapman@sweetcroft.co.uk

Lee is passionate about quality and design excellence and has over 40 years of experience in the property development sector, particularly in the creation of high value bespoke developments.

Lee founded Sweetcroft in 1997 and he has guided it to become one of the most successful high quality development companies in the region with a reputation that is second to none.

Paul Maynard

Chief Financial Officer
+44 7855 233598

Paul is our Head of Finance and has operated in the construction and property development sectors for over 30 years. He has particular expertise within the taxation areas of construction and development.

As the Chief Financial Officer for the Leadbitter Group, Paul previously oversaw the complex financial matters of a major construction and development business with an international parent company.

Glen Chapman

Land and Sales Director
+44 7798 672155

Glen is a trained quantity surveyor and prior to joining Sweetcroft worked in London with a major property developer where he was involved in a wide range of residential developments from multi-storey apartment schemes on the Thames to bespoke country houses.

Since joining Sweetcroft in 2003 Glen has held responsibility for several key areas of the business and has great vision when it comes to scheme design and the choice of both external and internal finishes. As Land and Sales Director, Glen, with his extensive links into the local property market, is focused on securing development opportunities and with our architects and planners, maximising their potential. Additionally, he is also responsible for home sales and offers support to our new homeowners from initial contact through to advice on specification choices and after sales care.

Mark Uttley

Technical Manager
+44 1865 321144

Mark has worked for Sweetcroft for 15 years and has a meticulous approach to all aspects of the Sweetcroft process. He holds close relationships with our suppliers and subcontractors and ensures we procure services and materials from trusted and reliable sources.

As Technical Manager, Mark is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of our developments are technically coordinated to allow delivery of the highest quality homes, in full compliance with, and in many cases in excess of the latest building standards. Developments which also incorporate modern technologies and provide low carbon, sustainable homes for modern family living.
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