Quality is not a compromise

Cumbrian Homes

Why choose Cumbrian Homes?

Established in 1971, Cumbrian Homes are developers of high quality new homes within Cumbria.

Previous winners of the NHBC Gold Award, we have built an enviable reputation for building homes of superb quality in outstanding locations. Employing our own craftsmen, Cumbrian Homes strive to build homes where innovative design, quality of construction and attention to detail is the rule.

Using local materials and suppliers wherever possible, coupled with the very latest in luxurious fittings and appropriate technology, our homes combine all the advantages of rural living with the convenience and style of modern homes.

"Thanks for all your help. The house looks amazing and nothing has been too much trouble, especially with the changes we made.

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"Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all your help with our move to our new home. The process of buying our new home from Cumbrian Homes was always dealt with promptly and in a professional/friendly manner."

"...this is our sixth new home. I can say unequivocally that Cumbrian Homes has given us the best after-sales service we have ever had."

"The quality of work and attention to detail by Cumbrian Homes is very impressive...We would like to thank you very much for helping us make the purchase achievable for us."

At Cumbrian Homes we make a pledge to all our customers, which includes:


Building the highest quality homes

At Cumbrian Homes we pride ourselves on the high standard of finish and attention to detail in all our new homes and never compromise on the quality of our work. We use the finest materials, highest finish and exquisite design in our homes. We are proud to say that the quality of our homes is award winning and that they are recognised as amongst the best our industry can provide.

Bespoke Builds

Building bespoke homes

We actively encourage you to get involved with us at the early stages of planning your home. We build with your requirements and needs in mind. If you prefer to do things differently or have a particular requirement, then we do what we can to achieve it together. By working with you right from planning stage in some cases, we can provide an exceptional service with bespoke features and custom design tailored to your requirements.

Size Matters

Size is important to us

Step inside any one of our homes and you instantly realise that we do things differently to a lot of other house builders. With all our homes, size really does matter and you get more sq foot for your money compared to a lot of other new build properties. The higher standard of living inside is clear to see, but we also take this ethos outside as well; with a lower density of houses at our developments and family homes benefitting from family gardens.

Energy Efficiency

To build energy efficient homes

Our beautiful homes are some of the most energy efficient homes in the UK. Designed to meet the very latest building regulations, it means all our homes are greener and cheaper to run than over 98% of all homes on the market today. In addition, as we adopt a ‘fabric first’ solution to meet the required energy conservation levels, the addition of renewable energy technologies, if desired and installed, really do mean your running costs and carbon footprint are as low as they can be.


We give unrivalled service

We will guide you every step of the way in buying your dream home; from helping you plan your ideal layout to choosing fixtures and fittings. We pride ourselves on the excellent service we give our customers and your needs always come first. We are a small team and therefore dedicated to ensuring your move is the smoothest it can be. The new home warranty available on all our new homes provide our customers with peace of mind for 10 years while our own level of customer service ensures consistency and excellence.

Pride in our work

It’s all in the detail

Cumbrian Homes is proud of our heritage, our craftsmen, and our landscape. Cumbria is blessed with many natural building materials, sandstone, slate, timber. Where appropriate we like to use as many local materials as possible and we feel our new homes have a more personal touch because of it. We care about every detail of your home and we work hard in the planning, design and development discussions with you to create every customer, their very own home for life.

Homes for life, since 1971

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A wealth of experience

From the beginning Cumbrian Homes recognised the importance of quality and built on this over the years to develop a reputation in Cumbria for building traditional quality homes.

Cumbrian Homes was initially a division of a larger Civil Engineering company, Cumbrian Industrials Ltd, responsible for larger commercial projects and infrastructure development as well as residential housing throughout the North of England. Today, at Cumbrian Homes Ltd, we continue to combine that wealth of experience with the increased flexibility of our more specific operation.

Securing sought after locations, using expertise of our own workforce and specialist local tradesmen, attention to detail is paramount. Building with a high specification throughout we create the quality homes our buyers have come to expect. By listening to and learning from our buyers, we continually improve our designs to create homes that excel our reputation.

From small developments and conversions we went from strength to strength building our largest development to date in Penrith, which won awards on more than one occasion; this development started our first venture into more bespoke properties. Today, building on that success, we are continuing that trend on some of our new developments.

Something old, something new, we build homes just right for you

The conversion of existing properties into modern spacious homes is a further successful feature of Cumbrian Homes' activities. The opportunity to purchase these magnificent properties enables us to successfully combine the new with the old - the very best of both worlds.

Past Projects

Meet the team at Cumbrian Homes

Strong Foundations

Cumbrian Homes was founded by Ken Pallister in 1971 (then, Cumbrian Industrials Ltd), becoming a major Construction company in the North of England employing up to 300 people. In 2002 Cumbrian Homes became a separate company and Ken’s son, Nigel, took over the family business. Cumbrian Homes employs a close-knit team of exceptional staff who are there to help you every step of the way to creating your dream home.

Managing Director

After leaving school, Nigel began work with the family firm, Cumbrian Industrials Ltd as it was then, before starting his own Graphical Design company, Digital Signs.

After 15 successful years Nigel sold the business and re-joined the company as Sales Director for the Homes Division.

Cumbrian Industrials Ltd was sold to Hanson Aggregates and Nigel became Managing Director of the retained Cumbrian Homes Ltd.

Commercial Manager

Scott graduated from the University of Leeds with a BEng (Hons) degree in 2001.

After 12 months traveling around the world (on a shoestring!), he settled in Penrith and joined Cumbrian Homes in 2004 as part of their Sales Team.

In 2007 he took up the role of Sales & Commercial Manager managing the Sales Team and overseeing all Commercial operations and Technical responsibilities, now leading the Commercial side of the business.

Construction Manager

Gary left school to train as a Drawing Technician at a Civil's Construction Company.

Having amassed nearly 30 years managerial experience in a wide range of traditional and timber frame new build and refurbishment projects, Gary joined Cumbrian Homes in May 2015 as Construction Manager.

In addition to managing his own site at Carleton Manor Park he also oversees all current on going projects and has an overview in maintaining Health and Safety, Quality and Construction Standards.

An avid sports fan, Gary keenly follows Rugby Union and enjoys exploring the Lake District Fells with his family.

Office Manager

Helen left college in September 1990 and joined Cumbrian Industrials as an Office Junior and progressed to Administrator to the Civil’s Division before moving across to the Cumbrian Homes Division in 1995.

Having been with the company since 1990, Helen’s current role with Cumbrian Homes Ltd, is Office Manager having involvement with all aspects of the business from Construction to Sales.

In her spare time, Helen enjoys time with her family and is a keen cook and enjoys running to keep herself fit.

Senior Sales Negotiator

Jill joined Cumbrian Homes in 2008 as Sales Negotiator and now fills the role of Senior Sales Negotiator.

Her role and responsibilities within the Company are being the primary contact with the customer, assisting and helping them through the sale and giving them their various choices and options within their new home, ensuring this process is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Jill enjoys spending her spare time on the golf course.

Buy your dream home today

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Deposit of 5%=£10,000
Government Equity Loan 20%=£40,000
Your Mortgage 75%=£150,000
Deposit of 5%=£15,000
Government Equity Loan 20%=£60,000
Your Mortgage 75%=£225,000

Help to Buy

Help to Buy is now available on all our sites subject to terms and conditions. Minimum 5% deposit required, 20% equity loan and 75% mortgage.

Buy your new home with only a 5% deposit the government could lend you up to 20% via an equal loan and you would secure the remaining 75% by mortgage.

You could purchase a Cumbrian Home at one of our many developments with help from Help to Buy.  It doesn't matter if you're a First Time Buyer or already a Home Owner; you could buy your new home with just a 5% deposit with Help to Buy.

For more information and eligibility visit the Help to Buy website or speak to one of our Sales Team.

Help To Buy

Help To Buy

Available on all NEW build properties

Available to all NEW homebuyers not just First Time Buyers

You only need a 5% deposit

The Government will lend you up to 20% of the value of the property through an equity loan

You will only need to secure up to a 75% mortgage

Maximum purchase price of £600,000

Eligability Criteria

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Raising Standards

Cumbrian Homes - building homes of the future.

Cumbrian Homes may be a small family run developer, but we pride ourselves on pushing boundaries and incorporating some of the most innovative new building materials on the market. We don't buy in bulk to get the lowest price, we seek out the best quality products for our new homes to ensure a superb finish and the highest quality for home owners. In addition many of these features are included as standard and not an added extra.

British Gypsum developed a number of product innovations aimed at improving the quality and liveability of new homes. These innovations were created based on home owner feedback : what's imported to you.

Cumbrian Homes were THE first house builder in the UK to adopt these innovations and set a new standard in house building. We've put quality in to the heart of our homes; in the areas you can and can't see, which makes a real difference in making our house your home.

Click on the video links below to find our more, then visit our show home to experience the Cumbrian Homes difference for yourselves.

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Super-Strength Plasterboard

Five times stronger than standard plasterboard and is reassuringly solid. You can hang 15kg from one wood screw - all you need is a screwdriver, no wall plugs or power tools required. It gives you the freedom and flexibility to use the walls and transform spaces to your needs like never before.

British Gypsum

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A Magnetic Wall

Express yourself time and time again by transforming the look of a room simple, easily and without damaging your wall. Pictures, posters, letters, numbers, poems and games can all go up on the wall one day, then be changed or moved whenever you want to. The bedroom wall can be a giant space for children to unleash their imaginations without permanently marking the walls.

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Soundproofing will give you the freedom to make as much noise in your new home as you want to, with the knowledge others in your house won’t be disturbed. 'Silent Floor' and 'Silent Wall' provide acoustic performance standards to twice the level required by Building Regulations. This gives you and your family complete peace of mind.

Virtual Reality

We want to take away the guess work of buying a new home for our customers, so we launched a new 360o computer generated virtual tour on our website of our Carleton Manor Park development in Penrith.

This allows a home buyer to actually see what the site is going to look like once complete. You can see all around the homes, hor they are positioned next to each other and really get a feel for what your future home could look like.

Home Automation

Our new homes are not only some of the highest quality homes around, but use cutting edge technology and are ready for the future.

Our new homes at Carleton Manor Park are smart home ready. This means the homeowner benefits from a more comfortable environment as well as saving money. It can include smart heating, smart lighting and smart security, controlled inside and outside the home from a phone or tablet.

Homes for Sale

At Cumbrian Homes, every development is personal and we are proud of each and every project. Cumbria has some of the most stunning scenery in the UK, which gives us the luxury of being able to build homes in beautiful locations.

Click here to find out more about each of our developments and view our current homes avialable to buy.