Contributing to the local community
As a local housebuilder, we feel it is incredibly important to engage with and contribute to the communities in which we build our new homes.
Whetstone has wonderful, thriving community and we hope that the new residents at Oakleigh Grove will help to strengthen that. We are pleased to announce that the following financial contributions will be made in accordance with our planning agreement.
- A new community centre
- Over £2.5m in community Infrastructure Levy payments
Additionally, we will be making highway improvements at the junction of Friern Barnet Lane and High Road.
Miriam and family find their dream home at Oakleigh Grove
After six years of living in rented accommodation and saving to make their dream of home ownership a reality, Miriam Divwalla and her family found their dream home at our Oakleigh Grove development. The family moved into their three bedroom Peisley home in March 2018 and are now happily settled into their new surroundings in Whetstone.
Miriam, a stay at home mum, began looking for a new build home for her and her three children Luka, 8, Hayden, 7 and Gabriel, 3, when she became fed up with the ongoing maintenance of the property they were renting in East Finchley. She says: “Just before we moved, everything seemed to break so we were ready to move into a home that would require much less upkeep and where everything was brand new. We visited Oakleigh Grove and I fell in love with the development straight away.”
Having previously lived on a busy main road, it was important for the family to find a home that was more peaceful. The cul-de-sac location of their new house was a key selling point for Miriam who wanted a place where her sons could play safely outdoors. She adds: “The boys can finally play outside where I can see them without me having to worry about cars driving by all the time. They haven’t had the chance to learn to ride a bike before now so I’m excited that they’ll soon be able to do that.”
The family’s new home is also ideally located to cater for their day to day needs as Whetstone town centre, which offers a choice of shops, restaurants and other everyday amenities, is just a short walk away. There is also a good range of schools nearby and the boys are still in the catchment area of the school they were attending before their move.
The layout of their Peisley home suits the needs of a family with three young children thanks to a spacious layout with plenty of storage and a large garden. Miriam was pleased with the customer service she received from our team. “Our Sales Executive Liliana was really friendly and provided regular updates throughout the whole buying process,” she says. “Even though I have three young children who are very playful, Liliana made us feel extremely welcome and took the time to help us to find the home that was perfectly suited to our needs. We all love it here and couldn’t be happier in our new house.”
Josh and Katie complete on their new home at Oakleigh Grove just two days before their wedding
Josh and Katie Miller completed on their new four bedroom Maudsley home at our Oakleigh Grove development just two days before their wedding. The couple admits it was the craziest week of their lives so far but are grateful for the support they received from us to help secure their dream home before they said “I do.”
Josh (31) and Katie (32), who previously lived in a two bedroom flat in Temple Fortune, decided they wanted a new home to move into after their wedding and were in agreement that a new build was the right option for them.
“We both liked the idea of a new build because you don’t need to do anything before moving in,” Josh confirms. “All the decorating is done and you have a fresh, modern home ready and waiting. Plus, as you’re the first owner you don’t have to worry about cleaning it either!”
The couple used our Part Exchange scheme as Josh explains: “Part Exchange worked really well for us and the Sales Executives could not have been more helpful in talking us through the process. It removed all the stress and hassle of trying to sell our old home and I’d definitely recommend the scheme to other existing homeowners.”
After moving into their new home in April 2017 Katie, who works as a teacher in Highgate, and Josh, who works in events at Elstree, are enjoying a relaxed start to 2018. Both have an easy commute to work thanks to Oakleigh Grove’s well connected location near to both the A1 and A406. Their new home is also ideally placed to suit their needs as they look ahead to the future. With one school at the end of the road and others nearby, they are already thinking about options for any future children.
“We really feel like we get the best of both worlds. There are many so amenities nearby but when you’re in the middle of the development, it’s like you’re in the middle of nowhere it’s so quiet and peaceful and we love the relaxing surroundings of our new home,” Josh adds.