E G Carter & Co Ltd have changed lives as a range of residents move into their new homes at Northwick Road, Mark after 40 weeks of Construction.

On Thursday 13th September the E G Carter & Co Ltd construction team celebrated with South Western Housing Society, Sedgemoor District Council, the Parish Council, Residents and the Design Team with a ribbon cutting event at Northwick Road, Mark.

The new development consists of 12 new homes with all units occupied by local people with a connection to the village. The homes consist of a modern traditional blend with a mixture of render and timber cladding, all complimenting the natural surroundings.

Donna Johnson, CEO of South Western Housing Society said “‘This development began as a dream to provide affordable homes for people with a connection to the village of Mark and I am extremely proud to have been a part of its fulfilment. Like any rural location, the project faced land challenges and was subject to very close scrutiny. A strong and collaborative working relationship between E G Carter, the local parish and Sedgemoor Council enabled us to deliver an exemplar development that will provide safe, warm and secure homes for people priced out of the market for many years to come.”

Two of the twelve homes will be occupied by new parents Mia Bevis and Thalia Bonell both living next to each other. Mia Bevis, 19 said, “This new home will be great for us, it will give us the independence we need as new parents and a chance to grow as a family. I’m looking forward to our little boy making friends with Thalia’s boy as they grow up. Our lives have completely changed, not only will we be a proper family, but we will live in a beautiful house in a wonderful community.”

Mathew Vye, Housing Manager at E G Carter & Co Ltd said “E G Carter & Co Ltd are extremely proud to have completed this new build development with South Western Housing Society and Sedgemoor District Council, in what has been a fantastic advertisement for collaborative working to deliver these beautiful new homes to the village of Mark. The site has not been without its testing moments and it is testament to the project teams open relationship that we have been able to deliver these affordable homes and help families stay connected to their local area.

Our site team have been a fantastic example for our company, working alongside all parties to ensure the completion was achieved as quickly as possible with as little disruption as possible. The new homes themselves are excellent examples of great design and the embodiment of modern technology to ensure they sit well with the local character and tradition. The properties include ground source heat pumps, that will provide both heating and hot water from a sustainable source, which the occupier and the society will benefit from in the long term with reduced energy bills and happy tenants.

On behalf of E G Carter & Co Ltd we wish the new residents all the very best in their new homes"

E G Carter & C Ltd are looking forward to working alongside South Western Housing Society in the near future.