Aquitaine Vistas is designed as an exclusive gated community. The houses will be constructed in the most environmentally friendly way possible. Concrete must be used for the foundations, but rather than solid block, concrete piles will be used as much as possible in order to keep the overall amount of concrete to a minimum. As is standard in the region, roofs will be covered in red Roman tiles and the pitch of these will be in keeping with local styles and shapes.
Whilst purchasers can decide upon any type of building they wish, we will encourage all interested parties to use the same materials we are using for the show house. This will be constructed of solid laminated logs, insulated mostly with wood fibre, and clad in larch. The solid log construction together with its generous insulation materials will provide sufficient thermal mass to protect against cool winters and also from hot summers, meaning that energy usage and therefore bills will be efficiently low.
Each building plot has individual characteristics, so in order to create an attractive hillside development we will guide each client as to how specific plots might suit particular shapes or styles of house. Many decisions will depend on the requirements and budget of the client, but ultimately we endeavour to enhance the landscape rather than spoil it.
As much privacy as possible will be provided for each home through careful use of landscaping to suit the topography. Generous widows will be used to capture the superb views, but in many cases there will be a side of the home without any windows in order to ensure the neighbouring home is not overlooked.
We have standard designs in place for one-bedroomed cottages; chalets with 2, 3, or 4 bedrooms; and villas for those seeking larger residences. However, each home will be tailored to individual requirements, plot position, and typography, with many simple variables easy to implement.
It might be that you’d like a holiday home with rental potential for when you’re not in residence, in which case there is a rental programme. You can opt for a full management service including all cleaning and gardening, or simply a key security check and occasional walk through. We aim to provide a trouble free ownership, so there can be as much or as little service as you require. Your home can truly be tailored to suit you.
We will not commence full marketing until we have the show house constructed, for which the estimated completion time is during the winter of 2016. Those who find us early will have a great advantage of choice and favourable pre-launch pricing! Site meetings are available by arrangement, but once the show house is ready it will be staffed most days.
Rob Newbold - Director
Rob Newbold is an industry expert: a prestigious building contractor with an excellent reputation for quality and service. He is the Managing Director of Hemdean Builders Limited, which was established in 1989 and has since become one of Hampshire’s most esteemed building contractors with an excellent reputation for quality and service. Rob says of Hemdean, “We specialise in design-build on high-end building projects throughout the south of England, working in partnership innovative and expert architects, installing exceptionally high-quality finishes and the latest ecological systems”.
Stephen Snow - Director
Stephen Snow is the Group Chairman of Snows Group, a privately owned, family company that has been operating in Southern England for over half a century. It currently represents a network of 27 franchised dealerships, consisting of two BMW franchises in Portsmouth and on the Isle of Wight; two MINI franchises in Portsmouth and on the Isle of Wight; six Toyota franchises at Hedge End, Southampton, Plymouth, Exeter, Paignton, and Honiton; three Lexus franchises in Hedge End, Plymouth, and Exeter; one Lotus franchise in Hedge End; four Volvo franchises in Southampton, Winchester, Salisbury and Basingstoke; two Kia franchises in Basingstoke and Guildford; one Peugeot franchise in Romsey; five SEAT franchises in Southampton, Poole, Portsmouth, and Salisbury, and on the Isle of Wight; and a Volkswagen Van Centre in Plymouth. Snows Group is proud to offer a fantastic service which continues long after clients have driven off the forecourt.snowsgroup.co.uk
Michael Coyle - Sales Manager
Mike has been in the international property business since 1984, when he took an agency contract at La Manga Club in Spain. He has directed the international sales operation of several high profile resorts including Aphrodite Hills Cyprus, The Landings St Lucia, St Endreol France, Tobago Plantations, Humber Valley Newfoundland, and Campo Real Portugal. Mike has also provided a strong consultancy programme to help develop products and associated services.