“We had been looking for a property in Bath for some time when we came across the Lansdown Ridge development by Charlcombe Homes and the views were simply breathtaking.  We were interested in one particular property, especially its imaginative design but it was just too big for our needs.

However, after meeting the two directors, Alastair Gibson and John Hartley, it was proposed that we had a look at another of their sites 400 metres away, which had planning permission. Again the views were breathtaking, but the proposed designs were not exactly what we were looking for.

We then saw for the first time the great flexibility of Charlcombe Homes.  Having agreed broad parameters in terms of design and price, they offered, at their own risk and cost, to change the design to meet our vision and budget.

After a few meetings with their architect, a new design was formulated and planning permission re-submitted.  This has been approved, and we are now in the “nuts and bolts” of formulating a design and build contract.

We have been impressed with Alastair and John’s attitude and flexibility in coming up with a mutually agreeable deal. We are thoroughly enjoying working with them and excited that in the end we will have an elegant contemporary home with a design with our own fingerprints on.”