About us

Hereward Homes is an award winning Rutland-based developer with a reputation for producing distinctive, high quality homes in historic town and rural locations. Our architects and designers bring together traditional and contemporary styling to create living spaces which are perfect for modern family life.

For over 20 years we have designed and built distinctive new houses and breathed new life into existing buildings, such as neglected barns and agricultural buildings. Since 2001 we have created an impressive portfolio comprising over 30 stunning new developments across five of the UK’s most beautiful counties. Each development features unique house designs and layouts which are created specifically for their individual location. Over many years we have forged an excellent working relationship with local planning bodies who share our vision to create high quality new developments.

Our team ensures that each property is designed and constructed with an unrivalled attention to detail. A prime example of this dedication to building excellence, is the great care taken over the quality of the finish and the choice of building materials – most of which are inspired by their setting.

Our Service

We are different to mass market developers in that our directors and management team are involved in the process from day one onwards. And that all starts with selecting the right location. We then work with landowners and local planners to create vibrant new communities which enhance and blend in with their surroundings. Once we have found the right location, our team has the experience and vision to create award winning developments that will give purchasers a lifetime of pleasure.

From the planning process, to the work of skilled craftspeople from different trades, each step is continually monitored to ensure that the end product is delivered to the highest standards. We also go that extra bit further to ensure that buying a new home is a pleasurable experience as our service doesn’t stop once we have presented new purchasers with their keys, a member of our team will visit to ensure everything is to the buyer’s satisfaction.

To enable home owners to benefit from lower bills, all houses are designed to be energy efficient, meeting or exceeding the latest Building Regulations. Where houses are purchased off plan we may be able to offer a choice of kitchen and wall/floor tiles finishes. Our homes are also pre-prepared for new homeowners to install their own broadband, TV services with their suppliers.

Why choose Hereward Homes?

Once we have handed over the keys, our Site Manager will guide you around your new home and familiarise you with its features, even down to explaining how the heating works. On completion, we issue all new homeowners with a comprehensive guide containing details on appliances, heating, product guarantees and operating instructions. Once new homeowners have moved in we will provide a personal point of contact for any queries they may have.

Our Team


An award-winning company, Hereward Homes was founded by MD Jon Gibbison in 2000 and has since grown and established itself as a leading regional developer. The company comprises a team of property professionals which have many years experience in the sector. Key members of our team includes:

Construction Director Paul, has worked for Hereward Homes for over 16 years, first as Site Manager, then as Contracts Manager. In his role as Construction Director with key responsibilities including all construction and sales activities. An invaluable member of the team, Paul is a real asset to the company and is looking forward to drawing on his many years of experience with Hereward Homes to help drive the company forward through its next phase of development.

Our Site Manager, James has an excellent background in construction. James has been a Site Manager for 25 years and has a wealth of experience delivering the quality of build for which Hereward Homes is renowned. James is well known locally, having begun his career and developed his skills and knowledge on the job at Stamford Homes, before moving to Persimmon Homes. Most recently he was with Broadgate Homes for 16 years, managing many site projects through from start to finish. James has carried our excellent work at both our Colsterworth and Ailsworth sites delivering beautiful homes.

Gary joined Hereward Homes in May 2022 as our Quantity Surveyor after a number of years working for Heritage Building and Conservation, Vistry Partnerships and more recently Oakwood Homes. He has past experience with working on very high quality, high specification projects from his time spent working for Heritage Building and Conservation.

Gary prides himself on working closely with every member of the team as well as our purchasers to ensure that we fully meet their expectations to build the home that they deserve.

We are delighted Gary has joined Hereward Homes as he is incredibly passionate about contributing to the production of the high quality homes we produce and we look forward to Gary bringing his knowledge and experience to our team.

In July 2022 Amy joined the Hereward Homes team as our Customer Service and Office Manager and has since progressed to Sales and Marketing Manager.

Amy is a valued member of our team having had 16 years of previous experience as a Hotel Manager and a Customer service & Sales Manager she possess all the skills required to deal with all sales based enquiries. She also has a significant input into the seamless handover process and meticulous aftercare to all of our valued customers.

Having lived in the area her whole life Amy is very familiar with the local settings we choose for our developments and is on hand to answer any questions you may have.

Freddy joined Hereward Homes in 2009 and one of her main roles is to look after the Company’s accounts as well as other financial administrative tasks a small but busy office requires.

Freddy’s has been able to adjust to the varying demands of the Company over the years as staff numbers have both diminished and grown, giving support in all areas as needed.  From the initial purchase of land, dealing with solicitors and planners, ordering construction materials to sales activities, and handing over completed properties to new purchasers with any after sales required.  Being prepared to help out wherever the company requires, has ensured the smooth day to day running of the office and contributed to Hereward Homes being a lucrative quality, award winning house builder it is today.

Freddy is looking forward to the future and being part of the New Hereward Homes Team as together they strive to deliver more beautiful dream homes to add to the Company’s impressive portfolio.

Silas Joined Hereward Homes in April 2022,  following 4 years at Nottingham Trent university where he obtained a degree in Construction Management. Starting in the Office Silas assisted in quantifying tiles, plastering materials and everything required to build an award winning home. After just a few weeks Silas started on site with our experienced Site Managers James and Ryan to get hands on experience in what it takes to effectively manage a development. 5 months later Silas was granted the fantastic opportunity to manage his own build and alongside the guidance of Paul has begun to oversee a fabulous home.

Hereward Homes is very proud to start Silas on his construction journey and look forward to building many more sites under his watch.

Originally from Australia, Ryan took on a role within the building industry as an apprentice carpenter at the age of 16 and worked his way up to become a site manager there before he and his family moved to the UK in 2017.

Ryan worked as a site manager at a building company before starting with Hereward Homes in 2018.

Since then Ryan has successfully managed the completion of various sites within Hereward Homes including our site in Tinwell and most recently the Vine farm Morcott development.

Our Accreditations

Our reputation for excellence also means we can provide homeowners with warranties on their new homes from the industry leading providers such as NHBC. For total peace of mind each property will be issued with a 10 Year Warranty.

As a company, we are proud to be members of the following key professional bodies, demonstrating our commitment to building high quality houses:

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