Evercreech pupils learn about housebuilding

Pupils from Evercreech Church of England Primary School had the opportunity to see how houses are built in their village when they toured a new development of 30 affordable Stonewater homes under construction in Maesdown Road.

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The youngsters from Years 5 and 6 were given a class talk and a tour of the site, which is next to their school, by Stonewater’s construction partners Winsley White, a local family-owned building firm based in Chilcompton. The children also took part in a competition to win a special tool kit donated by Bradford’s Building Supplies in Evercreech.

“We were delighted to host the children’s visit to our new Maesdown Road housing development which is being built to tackle the shortage of affordable homes in Evercreech and the local area,” says Alice Barrett, Stonewater Development Officer. “It was great to see the youngsters engaging with our site team and learning about the built environment and how houses are designed and constructed.”

Due for completion in April next year, the Stonewater village development will provide 20 energy-efficient one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom homes for affordable rent, and 10 two- and three- bedroom homes for shared ownership. The properties will be offered to local people with a connection to the area.

“With the site being in such close proximity to the school we have had lots of pairs of inquisitive eyes peering through the site fence since day one,” says Sam Winsley of building firm Winsley White. “It was therefore our pleasure to be able to offer the school children an insight and a detailed look into what is going on our side of the fence. We hope they enjoyed the visit as much as we did.”

Mrs James, the pupils’ teacher, says: “It was beneficial for the children to see the process of house building; from the planning, to the various stages of construction, to completion. Thank you to Winsley White for this opportunity.”