Meet the team at The Old Printworks

July 11, 2023

Quirky independent shops, picturesque Somerset countryside and a strong sense of community – are just some of the reasons that make Frome such an attractive destination.

Named by The Times as the ‘South West’s Best Place to Live 2021’, we caught up with the sales team at The Old Printworks about their favourite features of the new homes and what makes this thriving Somerset town such a great place to live.


1) What do you like about working at The Old Printworks?

Diana: The site has so much history, having been the former Butler, Tanner & Dennis Printers and that so many locals have a positive affiliation towards it. The development has reinterpreted the original building into a range of high-quality homes which is a wonderful progression that I am proud to be part of.

Helyn: The location is brilliant – we love showing customers what we have to offer here. It’s great that the development appeals to so many different people whatever their reason for moving, there is something to suit everyone.


2) What do you like most about the homes being built?

Diana: I like that so much thought has gone into the fabric of the buildings, the materials used, enhancing sustainability, reducing carbon footprint and being so energy efficient. As well as the buildings sitting so comfortably in the local community and the incredible sense of light open space and luxury.

Helyn: I notice the difference in the Acorn build, the extra height in the ceilings, the oversized windows and sliding doors, the high-quality bathrooms etc. All the homes and landscaping feel above and beyond most new build developments.


3) What’s your favourite home and why?

Helyn: It has to be our 4-bedroom T8 style. The open plan kitchen/living is beautifully designed – and having the separate living space on the first floor gives plenty of options to relax and can double up to a fifth bedroom if needed. There are only a limited number of these homes remaining in Phase 2!

Diana: I love the T9 4-bedroom detached style. The huge glass window on the first floor is a showstopper and maximises the light into the room and onto the landing. Every room is a good size and the principal bedroom has a door with a glass Juliette balcony overlooking the garden area. You will have to be quick though as we only have one of these left now.


2) What are the benefits of a new build home?

Diana: There is a lot of clever design into ensuring the fabric of the building is enhanced, to ensure the home is energy-efficient meaning every house achieves an EPC rating of B.

Helyn: It has to be the insulation. Our homes are so warm which means lower bills and the low maintenance on a new property is such an advantage to having everything brand new. Our fabulous specification is top quality so appliances will outlast cheaper brands.


4) Why do you think this is a great place to live?

Helyn: Frome is such a vibrant place to live, and The Old Printworks sits perfectly within the town. With many residents already moved in there is already a close community forming which is wonderful to see.

Diana: You are also so close to Frome train station and the town should you wish to walk into the centre. The fact that the development has 1.5 acres of public open space and a new boardwalk to link to the River Frome is an added benefit.


5) Best things to do in Frome and nearby?

Helyn: Browse around the beautiful independent shops and local businesses, Frome has so much to offer. Frome has the only independent town council in the UK, and this shows with all the independent shops on offer. The theatres are also very appealing, and The Cheese & Grain is a great venue for live music which I love.

Diana: For me, it has to be the Frome Market. When the roads close and the streets are buzzing with live music and you can wander through the independent local food and drink producers, vintage clothing and eclectic furniture stalls and then pop into the Archangel for a delicious lunch.


6) If someone is interested in purchasing, how can you help?

Helyn: We are here to help and guide our customers without pressure. Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what you want, and moving house can feel overwhelming, but we’re here to make the process as stress-free as possible.

We have a fabulous Show Home which demonstrates the high-quality specification on offer. If you have a property to sell, our Assisted Move scheme is in place so you can reserve your new home with us and we will help sell your current property – making it as stress-free as possible.

Diana: We can show customers around our beautiful Show Home, which speaks for itself and the excellent standard that sets The Old Printworks apart. We get to know our customers to understand how they live and what they’re looking for, guiding them through the process, and making them feel confident that they are buying a very special home here.

Find out more about The Old Printworks here


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