12 December 2013

Season's Greetings

We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from us all here at N C Homes.

Our Office Tree

For their present, we have given Van & Persie a new home for Christmas!

Vita Chapel, Liverpool - Glazing Update

Here are some photos to show the newly finished glazing on the Vita project in Liverpool, which carries on from our last update.  Glazing is by HWA (http://www.hwa.co.uk/)

02 October 2013

Vita Chapel, Liverpool - Update

The photos below show the new steel frame being erected on top of the existing Tinlings roof, to form the new 5th and 6th floor levels, housing 30 new units. Glazing is by HWA. (http://www.hwa.co.uk/)

24 September 2013

New Additions

Say hello to the latest two additions to the NC Homes team, who arrived last week.

On the left we have Van and on the right we have Persie.  For those of you who know him, you will not be surprised to learn that it was Neil who named them! 

They are settling in well and creating a good talking point for visitors to our office and they are proving to have a calming influence on us all too - there's something very therapeutic about watching fish swimming around!


12 June 2013

Loxley, Knutsford

The proposal consisted of the demolition of the existing property with replacement 10,000 sqft new build family dwelling.  Designed in the ‘classic’ French Chateau style, it is set over three floors with detached triple garage / studio/apartment over, with full re-landscaping of the outstanding one acre plot, situated on Knutsford’s premier residential address, Legh Road.

The site is in the Legh Road Conservation Area which comprises of 16 No. Grade II listed buildings, including the adjacent building: Richard Harding Watt’s listed “The Old Croft”, the French style contrasts well with the Italianate Harding Watt homes.

The accommodation contains a 12m pool, spa and steam room, a gymnasium, changing facilities and games / media room and fully glazed wine store! 

The ground floor boasts all of the primary living accommodation with massive vaulted ceiling to kitchen/utility/breakfast, tremendous galleried entrance hallway and landing, Dining Room, Drawing Room, Study with spiral stair down to Games/Media room and a Snug, with the first floor offering a generous master suite taking over almost 50% of this floor alone with four other double bedrooms, all with en-suite and dressing facilities.  A lift links all floors.

Uber-Interiors Ltd., Knutsford, designed the complete interior finishes to the highest specification in creating the ‘boutique’ 5* Hotel feel, from the Clive Christians kitchen and V&B sanitary wear, to the state-of-the-art home entertainment system.  A truly unique home!  Completed August 2011.

Award:  “Highly Commended” – LABC Building Excellence Awards 2012 – Best Luxury Home

08 April 2013

Vita Chapel, Liverpool - Update

Vita Chapel, Liverpool.  The conversion of the Grade II Listed former Weslyan Chapel, latterly Civic Juvenile Courts Building, sees all the student units fully sold out.  We are now six months into the build programme, with six months to go until student occupancy in September 2013.  The existing building structure has now been gutted to retain the grade listed facades and the floor levels designed and reset to maximise floor space.


Organised Chaos: Looking from the Preston Street rear gable end to the Crosshall Street front gable end.  The Phase 1 structural frame (Grey) manufactured by TWF Fabrications of Preston, Lancashire slotted neatly within the existing 19th Century Weslyan Chapel structure, supported by birdcage facade retention system (orange).

Looking from the Preston Street rear gable end to the Crosshall Street front gable end.  To the Right hand side of the photo is the 24 metres high adjoining wall of the 19th Century Crosshall Building (Phase 2 conversion due for September 2014).

As above, but with the third structural bay (stair core) now added.  The pre-cast stair units and metal deck flooring progressing.  

20 February 2013

Thank You!

We would like to take this opportunity to say a big 'Thank You' to Derek Green and Jordan Porteous at [gawr-juhs] for all their help in designing our new website and getting everything up and running in a relatively short period of time.  We couldn't be happier with their work and would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a creative consultancy to help them find a design solution.  Well done guys!

Breaking News - Our New Website Has Arrived!

Wednesday 20 February 2013 is an exciting day for us here at NC Homes, as our newly re-vamped website has now gone live!  You can find us at www.neilcollinshomes.com.  We hope you will enjoy it and would appreciate any feedback you may have.  To help you find your way around the site, please find below some handy hints to guide you:

The new NC Homes website incorporates some of the latest developments in web technology.  The slideshows have all been created using Adobe Edge Animate.  This means that you should be able to view and use all the functionality of our website on whatever device you choose – desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone – regardless of the make or manufacturer.

However, in order to enjoy the full experience of our new site, we do recommend that you update or download the latest version of your web browser.

All the Projects can be selected via the scrollable pop-up menu.  Alternatively, click the word "Projects" in the menu bar to access the projects page then select the image of the development you wish to view.

On individual Project pages, the slideshow plays automatically once it has loaded.  To jump to a particular image, click the small thumbnails to the right of the slideshow.  Click the main slideshow to resume playback from the current picture.

To quickly jump from one Project to another, click the [Next] link to the right of the slideshow thumbnails.

Many NC Homes Project pages display a Huntsmere logo.  These provide you with quick links to individual pages on the Huntsmere website where you can view additional images of that property.

Other Project pages contain links to YouTube, Vimeo or PDF files that will enable you to view additional information about them.

To keep up-to-date with information from NC Homes, don't forget to add the NC Homes Blog to your Blogger Reading List!

29 January 2013

New Website Coming Soon!

We are delighted to announce that the (long-awaited) re-vamped version of our website will be launching in February 2013, so watch this space!  Our address, as always, is: www.neilcollinshomes.com.

Cheshire Life

We have been getting a tremendous response to our advert and editorial piece in January's edition of Cheshire Life!