It’s not always about bricks and mortar
Scimitar Homes is an award winning bespoke developer specialising in building ultra-modern ‘Grand Design’ style homes across south east Wales. Established in 1989 as a commercial property builder, the expert team now focusses on residential properties and counts Sainte Adresse among its finest developments.
Speaking about the thoughts and effort behind each design, founder John Shields says: “Building a house is so much more than bricks and mortar. It takes considerable time and exceptional planning to bring the concept together before you’ve even begun mixing the cement!
“Our homes are built to last. We carefully select the right materials, both internally and externally, to suit each of our properties so they can withstand whatever the future holds. Our materials are ethically sourced and any waste is responsibly recycled.
“Sustainability is a key area and we take care that our homes are energy efficient using the latest technologies. Not only does this smart way of building look after the environment, it also keeps our homeowners warm and their bills down.
“Our commitment to the environment doesn’t stop there. Before building begins, or even the design process, our surveyors conduct a nature study of the area to enable us to build with little disturbance to any local wildlife. We’ll also be able to preserve green space and shrubbery to encourage a nature-rich area.
“The location is a big factor and needs careful consideration. Our structure should blend with its surroundings while still having that ‘wow factor’. In a development such as Sainte Adresse, the location and layout are possibly even more important as it’s not just an individual home you are working with, but a neighbourhood. Our role is to visualise how that budding community can be brought together while also having their own space and privacy. Outdoor space can often be an afterthought when visualising your dream home, but for us, it’s central to the entire scheme. Communal areas, parking and access are all factored into our plans from the outset.
“And, once all that has been finalised, we can get our hard hat on and get digging!”
27 April 2020
Like many of you, Scimitar Homes have adapted during the current crises. On site, our operating procedures are aligned with ……
25 November 2019
Braving the elements, and accentuating them, describes the scene on site at Sainte Adresse. Autumn has brought deluge after deluge.....
30 October 2019
After a successful launch release earlier this Autumn we are delighted that 8 of the 30 apartments are now reserved...
13 May 2019
With clouds clearing over the city, walking the site at Sainte Adresse afforded us a chance to indulge in a little landmark spotting as we took in the incredible views over Cardiff Bay. Accessed via a gently sloping drive that will bring residents...
8 September 2018
For thirty years Sainte Adresse’s developer, Scimitar Homes, has been creating bespoke and breath-taking homes. Specialising in ultra-modern homes, Scimitar ensures each one is of the highest standard, full of futuristic charm. The award-winning developers...
12 July 2018
Sainte Adresse has been meticulously integrated into the cliff top of Northcliffee in Penarth, to complement the natural beauty of the exquisite location. The unique, elevated position, combined with thoughtful design, allows each apartment their own outlook of...