Early Birds at Orchard Farm
At our self-build location Orchard Farm, in Ashford, the first self-build pioneers visited the Open Day we held at a hotel just a 5 minute walk from the site, to explore their possibilities to build their dream home there. The first 18 plots are now available to Early Birds: they can pre-reserve their preferred plot before the public.
Award-winning Landscape design
The Landscape-led design for our self-build project in Ashford stood out! Orchard Farm Kent has won the 2023 Merit World Landscape Architecture Award. We are extremely proud of this recognition, at such an early stage, of our landscape concept to create a green and authentic self-build community at Orchard Farm. Our self-builders deserve to live and enjoy more green and common spaces once they've built the houses they love.
UK self-build delegation visits The Netherlands
On the 18th and 19th of April a delegation of self-build professionals from the United Kingdom visited The Netherlands to see, and be inspired by, self-build schemes in Amsterdam and The Hague. Terraced, semi-detached, detached or apartment blocks, all kinds of variations of self-build were shown.
Orchard Farm's detailed planning application now in!
Beginning of February 2023 we submitted a detailed planning application to Ashford Borough Council for the first twenty five plots at Orchard Farm. It is a thick, well constructed document, giving the Council as well as the future self-builder the confidence to start with this first green and active self-build scheme in Kennington, Ashford.
Steenvlinder invests to scale
We are pleased to announce our recent 20% investment into Custom Build Homes (CBH), a UK-based Enabler of custom and self-build housing. Our strategic investment will enable us to collaborate more effectively with CBH and accelerate the scaling of custom and self-build in the UK.
Steenvlinder at Build it Live Kent
Let's meet 4 and 5 February at Build it Live in Maidstone! We'll introduce our self-build project in Ashford, Orchard Farm. Our Orchard Farm team will be at the stand to show you the proposed layout of the plots and how the landscape will look around the plots and across the site.
Happy Christmas and New Year
This year has been a year of many challanges. For everyone. We hope you will enjoy the holidays and start 2023 with renewed confidence to keep moving and create the house that you are dreaming of. Together we can achieve more and give you more choice and more freedom to design the house for the way you want to live. On your own, with your partner or with your family. We will guide you during this eventful journey.
Inspiration from overseas: Gaitrie and Charley
We believe that our self-builders are the key to a better world, making sustainable choices and building better designed home to last. And just as importantly, building their own home is in many ways better value. The end result, most often, is not about claiming a profit but claiming the satisfaction and sense of achievement that comes with living in a self-designed house. Uniquely theirs.