Pigs and goats and geese, oh my!

We’ve just taken possession of what promises to be an exciting new project near Smarden. We’ve done some repairs to the existing buildings, and are waiting for the previous owners to finish clearing out their goods – including the livestock! Does anyone want a pig?

Lovely Homes

After a short break, we’re back in the saddle! We’re looking at a few new projects currently, and we’ve got some fabulous homes on the market at the moment – see our main page for details!

In by Christmas?

We’ve had some delays on this project, but the end is within reach. The carpets are coming next week, the final clean is booked, and the turf is being laid as I write. I don’t mind the time over-runs most of the time – in a complex project on an old building, things are bound to come up, and it’s always worth taking the time to put them right. Supply & install issues are more frustrating, but again, I’d rather make sure the final result is something we can be really proud of – and we really are. These old barns, with their lovely herringbone brickwork and their lightwells made from old Kilner jars, always had the potential to make stunning homes, but a lot of thought, planning and effort was required to make sure they retained their character. It’s fab to see it all paying off as we come into the final few days :-)

PS – we’re waiting for them to be 100% finished before putting them on the market, but if you want a sneak preview, then do get in touch

Home straight

What a transformation! The final kitchen has gone in to our barns at Headcorn, and it looks amazing. With the new glass doors (as well as a lot of work by the landscape gardeners), we can now have our tea break looking across the newly-tilled fields to the ruined oast beyond. With the sun burning through the mist this morning, it looked breathtaking. Inside, the beautiful oak-and-glass staircase is currently carefully wrapped in protective cardboard so we can get the bathrooms up without damage, but when it is revealed it looks stunning.
We’re still a couple of weeks away from full completion, but it won’t be long now.

The Importance of Relationships

Being a small, family-run business has many perks, but getting invited to work-related social events isn’t often one of them! It was therefore a particular pleasure to spend the day with our friends from JenCo Electrical at Brands Hatch today, watching the final of the British Touring Car Championships. We’ve worked with Andy and his team for years, and they embody exactly the ethos that Raspberry Homes strives for: great workmanship, complete reliability, and total honesty. It’s not easy to find the right people to work with, so when we do find them we try to build relationships which last. Taking some time to socialise outside the hard-graft environment of our work sites is a great way to do that.

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