Rob Boughton - Managing Director
“I believe that a very real passion for property has always been one of Thakeham’s greatest strengths. That passion will continue to drive us as we evolve our business and move towards our goal of being the leading quality housebuilder in the South East.”
A Thakeham development will always be an asset to its surroundings and the local community. This is a factor that landowners appreciate, therefore increasing the company’s success in acquiring land in the very best locations throughout Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.
Passion for property.
The company was established in 2003 by Robert Boughton, formerly Regional Director of Countrywide, the UK’s largest and most successful estate agency group, who decided that his passion for property could be better channelled into creating aspirational places where people would dream of living.
These qualities would go on to become the values which are supported by Thakeham Homes in every development it creates. The locations are places where people really want to live, surrounded by generous green space and open countryside. Aspirational and yet achievable, these are traditional-style developments where an idealised lifestyle can be enjoyed.
The Fledgling Years
The first new Thakeham Homes property was completed in 2005; a two bedroom bungalow in West Sussex. From these modest beginnings, the Thakeham Family began its journey towards becoming a dynamic new residential developer.
The success of the venture made the partners realise what they might achieve, and fired their ambitions to go even further.
From the beginning, location was a key factor in the company’s success. The founding partners’ local knowledge and extensive contacts amongst landowners enabled them to acquire land in some of the most sought after spots in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire.
Hard work pays off
By 2010, Thakeham Homes’ hard work and persistence was paying dividends. The company was now in the enviable position of holding a land bank equal to, if not greater than, that of many larger housebuilders in the South East.
By targeting key locations in their operational area, they had identified, and in many cases secured, opportunities for exceptional future developments. The Thakeham Family expanded in numbers of personnel, recruiting a team of housebuilding specialists and putting an effective management structure in place.