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FESTIVAL OF TALENT Young performers
42 KID’S PAGE Meet the Style All Star Squad
HAPPY BIRTHDAY H Bell chimes in 100 years
45 PREVIEW 12-page what’s on guide
WELCOME Positive times for our town
59 JUST GASSING Motoring expert, Mark D’Apice
STYLE EXCLUSIVE Celebrity Suzanne Shaw
60 IMPROVE YOUR GARDEN Money saving tips
FACE OF STYLE Winner announced
62 GOOD FOOD GUIDE Dine out in Style this summer
2012 OLYMPICS Rochdale celebrations
66 CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE Music hall superstar
SPORTING BEHAVIOUR Local sports catch-up
68 BACK IN TIME Royds of Rochdale
20 SUMMER DAYS OUT Ideas for all the family
69 ON THE WRITE TRACK Touchstones writing group
22 IN THE FRAME Photography competition
70 WHATS COOKING? Andrew Nutter’s latest recipe
73 CURTAIN CALL Local theatre reviews
WATERLOO ROAD A nostalgic journey
26 CULTURAL CRAFTS Rochdale’s monthly bazaar
75 COMPETITIONS Fantastic prizes up for grabs!
29 SPECTACULAR EVENT At Norden Opticians
30 ON YER BIKE Cycle your way to fitness
78 COMMUNITY Catching up with life in Rochdale
34 BEAUTY TIPS Stay safe in the sun
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elebrating young talent
A celebration concert at The Riverside, Whitworth, highlighted a very successful Rochdale Festival of Performing Arts 2012. Approximately 5,500 children participated in 158 different classes,
with over 70 schools taking part. The festival took place over three weeks and concluded with the two festival celebration and awards concerts where 53 trophies were presented.
On Saturday 28th April, reputable building contractors H Bell & Sons invited more than 200 guests to join them in celebrating 100 years of success. The celebrations were held at Rochdale Golf Club and were attended by the company’s current and retired staff, together with clients and colleagues built up over the years. The Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Alan
H Bell’s are a keen supporter of local
Godson paid tribute to H Bell’s long standing
independent businesses and have become part
reputation in the local area, providing
of the fabric of the town, by helping to build
employment for many years. He also read a
and maintain our local schools, council
message from Her Majesty The Queen in
buildings and our beautiful Town Hall.
which Her Majesty ‘conveyed her warm good wishes to all concerned during this most special anniversary year, and to all who had contributed to the success of H Bells’.
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Colin Meredith firstname.lastname@example.org MEMORIAL GARDENS
There is no doubt about it… Rochdale is definitely on the up! There are plenty of negative news stories in the national press, but as you might have guessed by now, here at Rochdale Style we only print good news. So why not take a look through the magazine and discover the people, the places, the stories and the events that make Rochdale a great place to live.
HOPWOOD HALL COLLEGE
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ochdale’s constantly changing urban
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positive times for the town. Rochdale folk are, without a doubt, a friendly bunch and never more so as we
There’s certainly a lot to shout about in 2012, as the town moves forward towards a positive future.
College has now had a major facelift and is in
welcome the world to Rochdale. Rochdale is
Now in our 8th successful year, Style
keeping with our stylish state-of-the-art sixth
The World Capital of Co-operatives and the
magazine continues to support and celebrate
form college. Rochdale Police station and
Co-op museum will be re-opening soon,
our great town. If you have something you
even Newgate House have been given a
following its exciting multi million pound
want to shout about, be it a charitable event,
makeover and together with night lighting on
your company’s success story or your new
our Town Hall, our town centre looks impressive and inviting. As the new council offices transform the
With the London Olympics starting in July, Rochdale welcomes the Olympic torch to the town on Saturday 23rd June and our new
skyline on Smith Street and as the Metrolink’s
Link4 Life sports centre and swimming pool
arrival draws ever nearer, these are definitely
opens on Entwistle Road this summer.
business venture we’d love to hear about it. I hope you enjoy this edition, Colin Meredith, Editor.
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Popular actress, singer and TV personality Suzanne Shaw has come a long way since her days in Hear’Say – the pop band formed from ITV talent contest ‘Popstars’, in 2000.
The Bury-born star has since graced stage and screen, including starring in the West End, winning Dancing On Ice in 2008 and more recently playing Eve Birch in Emmerdale. I recently caught up with Suzanne to discuss her latest stage play, her busy life as a single mum… and meeting Robert De Niro! 6
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When did you first tread the boards? I was five years old and played Molly in Annie, at The Davenport Theatre in Stockport. I went to dancing school and did shows and amateur dramatics and just got the bug from there really.
Would you write an autobiography? I’m not sure if I would. If I did it would definitely be later on in my life. But my memory is terrible - I can’t really remember what happened yesterday! It would be really boring. Oh actually, I can remember because I met Robert De Niro last night how cool is that?!
Suzanne in her latest play ‘Funny Peculiar’
You’ve just finished touring with the stage comedy ‘Funny Peculiar’, how did it go? The play went really well, especially the northern dates. And then we packed out most nights in our last week in Cheltenham. I’ve not done many plays, so it was a really nice experience and a challenging thing to do. We had a great cast, Craig Gazey (Graeme Proctor, Coronation St), Vicky Entwistle (Janice Battersby, Coronation St) and Gemma Bissix (Eastenders & Hollyoaks). What are you up to next? I haven’t really had any time off since October so I’m taking time off at the moment. I’ve got the odd date doing charity work and PA’s, but apart from that I just want some time at home with my son Corey. Is Corey catching the acting bug? Yes he’s a little entertainer. He likes showing off, being the comedy boy and making people laugh. Do you prefer stage or screen? Stage is my first love. I love treading the boards, especially in musicals. If I was to do anything on television again, I’d like to do something like a drama or a comedy. What would be your dream role? I played Roxie Hart in Chicago a few years ago, which was always my dream role, so I’ve ticked that off the list, but I’d love to go back and do it again sometime. And I would love to play Sally Bowles in Cabaret.
Wow… where did you meet him? I went to the tenth anniversary of We Will Rock You to watch my friend Noel [Sullivan, former Hear’Say bandmate] as leading man and he was there. How amazing is that, it was the highlight of my week! I very rarely get starstruck, but when I saw him my jaw dropped, I was like ‘oh my god it’s Robert De Niro!’ Are you still friends with your ex bandmates? Noel and I are really close. I was stupidly proud of him last night at We Will Rock You. He was brilliant, I was crying at the finalé. I speak to Danny occasionally and I bump into the girls out and about. But we’re all so busy to be honest.
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skating partner. There’s only so much I can do on my own, so after ten minutes I’m like ‘oh I need someone to lift me up in the air now!’.
What do you think of tv talent competitions these days? I think there’s far too many out there now to be honest. It would be nice to turn television back around - to how it used to be. But I can’t really knock them because they got me to where I am today. Why did you decide to leave Emmerdale last year? I knew i’d be coming out of it at some point, to put Corey back into school down here [Buckinghamshire], so I just thought it was inevitable really. And it felt like the right time for me to leave. Is there a chance we’ll see you back in the Dales one day? Not at the moment, but you can never say never in this business. You don’t know what’s around the corner.
What are your ambitions for the
What do you like to do in your
future? More musicals would be great. There’s also a few of us who have written a sitcom so we’re trying to get that commissioned at the moment. It’s basically about life on the road with a musical theatre company and what happens backstage, so it’s pretty much within my DNA and written from experience.
spare time? I don’t really have much time for any hobbies or anything! I’m either preparing for an audition, doing the school run, cooking or cleaning!! Do you still skate? Yes I do, but I only like doing it when Matt [Evers] is around – my Dancing On Ice
It’s great to find talent out of these shows and give people an opportunity. But it’s just hard because the contestants aren’t protected. They get to the height of fame and then when it starts to deteriorate a lot of people are left on their own to cope with it.
What advice would you give to aspiring performers? Just to carry on. There will be so many knock backs you have along the way, but don’t take it to heart at all. It’s nothing to do with your ability half the time; it’s about luck and being in the right place at the right time. If it’s something you’re really serious about just keep going.
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Saturday 23rd June will see the Olympic flame reach the borough on its 70 day journey around the UK, with people lining the streets to welcome the famous symbol and celebrate this once in a lifetime event. An average of 115 Torchbearers a day will carry the Olympic Flame
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once in a lifetime event; whether it be for the Torch Relay, the Olympic opening of the last day of the Games.
Council Leader, Councillor Colin Lambert, said: “The route is great. It’s going to be carried five and a half miles in total by Torchbearers
Whether it’s lining the streets to welcome the flame, organising an
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The Olympic Torch will arrive in the borough around 1.45pm with the first Torchbearer carrying the flame from the junction of Edenfield Road and Elmsfield Avenue, Norden.
It’s on full view along Sandy Lane, Bury Road, College Road, Newgate and through the town centre along the Esplanade. It’s then carried by Torchbearers along Manchester Road and Bolton Road to Springfield Park.
It will not be on view along Rochdale Road East until the junction with Crimble Lane. It’s then on full view along York Street and Market Street in Heywood. It’s due to arrive in Heywood town centre at 3pm.
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GOING FOR GOLD Rochdale’s Olympic hopes rest with local yachtsman Stuart Bithell and open water swimmer Keri-Anne Payne. 24-year-old Keri-Anne, from Heywood, became the very first athlete confirmed for Team GB 2012. The two-time World 10km Open Water champion and Olympic silver medallist will dive into the Serpentine on 9th August this year. Rochdale-born Stuart Bithell, who
started out at Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club, became the 21st member of Team GB. The 25-year-old will partner Luke Patience in the Men’s 470 Class, recognised as one of the most competitive of the Olympic dinghy classes, also on 9th August.
Stuart’s recent successes include a silver medal at the 2011 World Championships in Perth and silver at the 2011 European Championships in Helsinki. Hopes are high for both Stuart and KeriAnne and Style would like to wish them the very best of luck for the Games. www.rochdalestyle.com
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Rochdale Rotary Club has entered new cricketing territory, as the first Rotary Club in Lancashire to sponsor cricket coaching for young amateur cricketers in the Rochdale borough. Former test match umpire and Rotarian, John Holder, asked his long term friend Michael Vaughan (Ashes winning England Captain) to attend a recent fundraising evening at the Mercure Norton Grange Hotel. Over 180 cricket enthusiasts attended and 'Vaughany' answered questions on all aspects of modern day cricket, with his vast experience of cricket life in the fast lane. The successful evening raised £2500, which will go towards providing cricket coaching to young Rochdale amateurs.
HEYWOOD SPORTS VILLAGE SCOOPS TOP AWARD
One of the borough’s best new buildings has scooped a top regional award known as the property ‘Oscars’. Heywood Sports Village was named as winner of the prestigious 2012 RICS Community Benefit Award for the North West during a ceremony at Lancashire County Cricket Club. Local people were instrumental in the design of Heywood’s £10.4 million Sports Village, which has seen public visits increase dramatically since it replaced the old sports centre. Craig McAteer, Managing Director of Link4Life, said he was very proud: “There were some very strong nominations so to actually win the award is an excellent achievement. The community has been involved with the building right from the beginning and have really taken it to their hearts. This is much deserved by everyone involved.” Heywood Sports Village will now go forward to the national stage of the competition held later this year. 16
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Rochdale badminton player and coach Bob Heaton has been heavily involved in the sport for the last fifty years. He was a founding member of the Alpha club and is now vice-chairman of the Oldham and Rochdale League. He's also one of the founding members of Rochdale Junior Badminton Club and has coached many England and county players. Bob recently celebrated his 80th birthday with the many badminton groups he still coaches and organises. His enthusiasm for the game is as strong as ever and he still coaches badminton at all levels and at many different venues across Rochdale. Bob belongs to a very sporting family, which includes his brothers Peter and the late Jack Heaton. Their father John Heaton (also known as Jack) played for Rochdale Hornets, in their famous victory over Hull in one of the best Northern Union Cup finals ever; infront of a record 35,000 crowd at Headingley in 1922.
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the rochdale Feel good Festival is set to return for its fifth consecutive year. Make sure you head into the town centre on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September for the two day celebration of entertainment, food and culture. The line-up of top musical artists and celebrity chefs will be announced over the next couple of months. There will be a main stage on the Town Hall Square, as well as some indoor venues. A large food market will take place on the Butts and lower Yorkshire Street and there will be an area to watch live and exciting cookery demonstrations. Plus all the entertainment is free! Healey dell Nature reserve sits in a picturesque part of the Spodden Valley; rich in wildlife, with delightful scenery, spectacular waterfalls and a fascinating archaeological history. A disused railway line is now a nature trail, with magnificent views from a 100-foot high viaduct. Please visit www.healeydell.org.uk. Rochdale’s award winning Arts and Heritage Centre, touchstones (The Esplanade) has something for everyone, with a ‘hands on’ museum for all the family, four exciting art galleries and a local studies centre. In Local Studies, families can research their family history together, find out the history of your house or the area you live in. open 7 days a week. Mischief Makers is Rochdale's biggest indoor play and party centre, catering for children from 0-11 years and offering a safe, friendly and fun environment where children can play in a fantastic three level themed area. A great place for kids to play while parents chill out and relax. open 7 days a week. No 1 the Pavilions, Bridgefold road, rochdale, oL11 5BX.
Venture just out of Rochdale to discover the local Panopticans. Burnley's Panopticon, 'singing ringing tree', is a unique musical sculpture which overlooks Burnley from its position high above the town on Crown Point. Constructed from pipes of galvanised steel stacked in layers, this Panopticon takes the form of a tree bending to the winds and harnesses the energy of those winds to produce a low, tuneful song. The site offers a spectacular panorama of East Lancashire and a wonderful view of Pendle Hill. Rochdale's fabulous grade one victorian gothic town Hall is renowned worldwide for its unique architecture. Tours take place on the last Friday of each month at 2.15pm and last about two hours. You can marvel at the wonderful architecture, immerse yourself in the building’s history and even take a look at the Mayor’s Parlour. £3.50 per person. to book call 01706 924775.
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Rochdale Borough Council is asking you to capture your special moments in a photographic competition to celebrate 2012.
‘You, Me & Us’ is a year long project calling for residents and visitors to photograph whatever they want to tell their story of 2012 - the events they take part in, the sights they see and the people they’re sharing the year with. The project aims to mark this special year, which will see the borough play host to visitors from across the world as part of the International Year of Co-operatives. An online photo album has been created on Rochdale Council’s Flickr page (www.flickr.com/rochdalecouncil) for people to share their experiences and, as the year draws to a close, winning
photographs will be chosen to go on public display around the borough. All photographs submitted will also form part of the Local Studies Collection managed by Link4Life. Professional or amateur photographers of any age can take part, all you have to do is capture your special moments. It might be a fantastic image of the borough’s countryside, a photograph showing your family enjoying a special celebration or friends out and about at one of the many events taking place in the borough. There’s also a co-operative twist to the competition to celebrate Rochdale being
the World Capital of Co-operatives. We want people to co-operate to capture their moment. It’s about people taking pictures of people taking pictures! For example, a walker might capture their walking companion in great surroundings taking a photograph of a stunning view of Rochdale. Or someone on stage at an event might take a photo of the crowd whilst they take a photo of them on stage. The competition is open to everyone, including visitors to the borough. Entrants can be any age and equipment used can be anything from phones to SLRs.
ENTRANTS can submit their photos by e-mailing them to YouMeandUs@rochdale.gov.uk or post (on disc) to You, Me and Us Competition, Rochdale Borough Council, Fourth Floor, Municipal Offices, Smith Street , OL16 1 XU. Please make copies as the Council won’t be able to return discs. TO ENTER and for more details of You, Me and Us, visit www.rochdale.gov.uk/YouMeandUs
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KIRKHOLT Secondary School’s WATERLOO Rochdale has been in the spotlight for over seven years, thanks to the award winning BBC drama series, based around Kirkholt Secondary School, now known to millions as Waterloo Road.
The series has certainly created a real buzz in the town, with filming locations all over Rochdale and numerous famous faces appearing in the drama. Sadly, filming in Rochdale has now come to an end, following the BBC drama department’s decision to move production to Scotland. A few years ago, I was cast as union official Bill Winslow in episode two, series two, which meant I had to go back to school at Kirkholt Secondary Modern. I have played many roles on TV, but to film in my old school after forty years was a bizarre one. Although Shed Productions altered the interior of the building, the school building itself remained very much the same as when it was built in the 1950's. One of my old classrooms had been transformed into Waterloo Road’s wardrobe
up sitting in the canteen writing 500 lines for Mr Widdup - ‘I must not forget my kit’. The school hall was very much as I remember it, where I recited all 22 verses of "The Battle of Hastings" monologue by Marriot Edgar, coached by Mr Starkey. I also
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ON YER BIKE
Now is the perfect time to get out in the fresh air, exercise, have fun and spend quality time with family. Rochdale boasts plenty of beautiful countryside and surrounding hills to explore. Whether you are cycling down a towpath with your child in a seat on the back of your bike, or grinding up great hills on a lightweight road bike, you will be reaping plenty of health benefits. As with any exercise, proper nutrition and hydration is a must. Cycling needs to be supported by a high carbohydrate diet; pre and post training foods and fluids should always be planned, regardless of your fitness level. On longer bike rides, be sure to take a water bottle filled with water or an electrolyte-based drink that will replenish your water stores, as well as topping up glycogen levels to help prevent fatigue. Cycling is a friendly and social sport, so get your family and friends involved and make exercising more fun. Or join a club, such as Rochdale Cycling Club for group bike rides and coaching advice.
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Did you enjoy working on The X Factor?
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The X Factor was amazing - so much goes into a huge production like that and it was interesting to see behind the scenes.
Everyone should own a really well cut pair of jeans and a blazer that can be worn in so many situations with simple changes.
What are the best and worst points of your job?
What should we avoid?
I love the creativity of the job and getting to see an idea come to life when you’re shooting. I love all the clothes I get to shoot and all the people I get to work with. The worst points are definitely the long hours and shooting in crazy, cold locations for 16 hours at a time. Definitely not all glamour!
Are you an avid fashion follower yourself?
How did you get into fashion styling? I started out as a personal stylist and started testing with various photographers. Everything else has been quite organic and my client list has grown each year through recommendations and requests.
Did you always want to work in fashion? I’ve always been interested in fashion, but being from a small town I didn’t even know jobs like mine existed. Things have moved on a lot since then.
What has been your favourite assignment so far? It’s too hard to pick a favourite. I love the variety of my job - it keeps it exciting. It’s nice to see the faces of my personal styling clients once they’ve had their transformation and it’s also amazing to do some cool fashion shoots with gorgeous models.
I love fashion, I always have. The shows are amazing and they give you a chance to see a full spectrum of fashion, from new designers to more established brands. Now they’re accessible to everyone through the internet.
Who is your favourite designer? There are so many, it all depends what you're looking for. My personal favourites are Acne, Christopher Kane, Gareth Pugh and Burberry. All amazing designers but quite different in what they do. I always love Victoria Beckham’s collections and Erdem prints. Miu Miu is another all time favourite.
And your favourite high street brand? The high street is amazing now but I’m not a fan of throwaway fashion. Classic staples that you can build upon are much better in the long run. Zara do this really well.
It’s hard to generalise but be careful what trends you choose to follow and how you adapt them to your wardrobe.
Any top tips we can take on our next shopping trip? Try things on and don’t be too concerned about the size you buy as long as it fits well. Many stores do vanity sizing, so you may be an 8 in one shop and a size 12 in another.
What advice would you give to anyone hoping for a career in the fashion industry? Work hard and be patient! The fashion industry is tough and not all glitz and glamour so be prepared. And wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be on your feet a lot… obviously they still have to be fabulous, comfortable shoes.
What are your ambitions for the future? To be successful at doing what I love. Steven offers a variety of private styling services, including personal shopping trips, wardrobe makeovers and pamper parties. For full information please visit www.StevenSpencerStyling.com and www.effortlessimage.co.uk. Follow Steven on Twitter @NorthernStylist.
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Holmtree Developments Ltd
Quality homes Holmtree developments Ltd was founded by two local businessmen and close friends, both with local knowledge and both of whom share the vision to construct the finest quality family homes at affordable prices. Company director Pete Spence has been in business 27 years, running a successful ground maintenance and landscape contracting company. Holmtree Developments Ltd create top quality affordable housing, using the best quality materials, constructed by an in-house local skilled workforce. The skilled tradesmen have many years experience between them, to ensure each project is first-class throughout.
Contact Jill on 07717814184 or Rita on 07767843744
BUILDING AFFORDABLE FAMILY HOMES PLUM BING
First Merchant (Plumbing & Heating Ltd) First Distribution House Albion Road Rochdale OL11 4HS
www.first-merchant.co.uk 01706 344000
The companyâ€™s current development is six, three-bedroom town houses on James William Street (named after Pete's late father James William), in Littleborough. They are constructed from an amazing looking brick, which brings old and new together, with natural stone sills and heads to enhance the quality of the design. The internal specifications are second-to-none with three spacious bedrooms, fully fitted tiled bathrooms, a fitted loaded kitchen, family dining area and spacious lounge, which leads through the french doors to the outside living area, comprising of lawned gardens and paved patio areas. To the front and sides there are paved parking areas, lawned gardens with flowerbeds and two properties benefiting from cast-iron Victorian lamp posts. These family homes benefit from minimal maintenance with UPVC Windows, fascias, soffits with roof tiles and verges. All homes are fully carpeted, alarmed and ready to move into. They are now available for sale through agents Jonathan Swire or you can contact the sales team who will be delighted to arrange a viewing.
NEW HOMES VS OLD HOMES
Dickinson Environmental Skip Hire & Recycling Corporation Road, Rochdale. OL11 4EU 01706 661612
Heating Doctor Room 6, Sentinel House Albert Street, Eccles. M30 0NJ 0844 822 1667 www.heatingdoctoruk.com
Choosing a home for you and your family is an exciting, yet sometimes daunting decision. If you have been researching both old and new homes you will already know a few reasons why it's better to buy new, but you might be surprised at just how many there are.
NO NASTY SURPRISES Older homes are very good at hiding potential problems. Even after a successful survey you could be caught out with electricity, plumbing, woodworm or dry rot problems shortly after you move in. Every new home comes with an after sales service and customer guarantee, so that you can feel confident about your new home.
FIRST RATE SAFETY Featuring secure double-glazed windows, fire-resistant materials, circuit breakers and smoke alarms. Modern locks and alarms mean lower insurance premiums Up to four times more energy efficient. Each home contains the latest energy-saving devices and is properly insulated. As well as reducing your carbon footprint, your eco-friendly home also means smaller energy bills.
Professional Internal & External Painting & Decorating
OVER 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE 01706 711434 0797083336
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READY WHEN YOU ARE With a new home you can avoid many of the stresses and delays that come with buying older homes. Thereâ€™s no need to worry about surveys or upward chains, you can move in straightaway.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL The new homes have been built in accordance with all the relevant technical and building regulations, in particular the governmentâ€™s code for sustainable homes. In addition, all stages of construction have been inspected and approved.
THE ADDED BENEFITS INCLUDE: l High-quality insulation l Modern efficient boilers l Water efficient bathroom fittings l Less direct heat loss l Any lighting included will be low energy l Timbers mainly used from certified sources Our James William Street new homes in Littleborough are in a fantastic location, close to shops, transport links, great schools, wonderful communal parks and superb outdoor facilities nearby at Hollingworth Lake.
WE HOLD EXTENSIVE STOCKS INCLUDING: Timber - sawn and machined, sheet materials, doors, decking, fencing, etc. Bricks, blocks, plaster & boards, aggregates, flags, kerbs, lintels, insulation etc Tools, fixings, chemicals, bathroom fittings, ironmongery etc. In addition to the above, we can source any specialist item, and offer the following services: l Brick matching l Timber Cutting l Technical Data l Samples l Delivery Service l Roofing materials l Ready Mixed Concrete l Skip Hire
Pitt Street, Rochdale, Lancashire. OL12 0DH
01706 656980 Fax: 01706 647517 sales.rochdale @ josephparr.co.uk
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tel: 01706 759827 / Mobile: 07729 314958 Fax: 01706 759827 Email: email@example.com
Holmtree developments is not just another housing developer. We are a local company, who care about the whole process of building homes in the local community that reflect the character of the environment. at every stage of the process, from design and planning right through to the finishing touches, we keep in mind the emotional and practical needs and priorities of the people who will be living in our properties. this ensures we create a home that suits your family's lifestyle.
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Window Plas Ltd Unit 5/Bradshaw St, Heywood. OL10 1PN
01706 625 879
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