Fernham Homes has been awarded bronze in the coveted category of Best Small Housebuilder at the prestigious WhatHouse? Awards 2019. Presented this year by Britain’s most famous astronaut, Tim Peake; and comedian and television presenter, Dara O’Briain, the WhatHouse? Awards are widely considered the housebuilding industry’s most prestigious event.

The award, received by director Michael Canham alongside additional members of the Fernham team, marks the end of a successful year, which has seen the launch of an innovative bespoke homes scheme and the launch of four new sites, including Lockesley Chase in Orpington.

Judges praised the housebuilder for quality specifications throughout its developments, alongside the thoughtfulness of design: “It is clear the directors set the mood and the standard, passionate about product and specification, but also about developing their employees and building a respected brand in the south-east, with Fernham’s distinctive pink livery.”

“Its designs, although varied and bold, pay due respect to the local vernacular such as Wealden-style timber weatherboarding. Its homes range from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses, with attractive street scenes creating a strong sense of place.”

Michael Canham, Director of Fernham Homes comments: “Receiving bronze for Best Small Housebuilder at one of the most prominent awards in the new homes industry is a real privilege and we are delighted to have been chosen by the expert panel. Creating quality homes which sympathetically designed to fit in with local architecture is of pivotal importance to us, and we are incredibly proud to be recognised for our successes.”

Fernham Homes provides stylish new build homes in Kent, each one built to the highest quality. Founded in 1997 by Ian Fern and Michael Canham and later joined by David Masters, the company has been building homes throughout Kent for over 20 years, after securing an initial site in Paddock Wood for five houses.

Each development is spacious and well-laid out, and every home is designed to be energy-efficient. Fitted with designer appliances, and featuring impressive interiors, including kitchens with fully integrated Bosch goods, the housebuilder strives to make each home individual and unique. Part Exchange, Assisted Move and the government-backed scheme Help to Buy are available on eligible properties, and each Fernham home comes with a 10-year NHBC warranty.