Based in Wigan, we are a proud family company established in 1979 by Jim and Gladys Boylan with a vision to create homes of unsurpassed style and quality.
This vision continues to influence every development we undertake. Today, as a company, we are recognised for innovation and a genuine talent for anticipating the practical and aspirational requirements of homebuyers throughout the North West.
Step through the door of any Dorbcrest home and you’ll notice the ‘Dorbcrest Difference’ – an all-round quality and service which exceeds your expectations.
Quite simply, at Dorbcrest Homes we refuse to compromise on the standards, which define our name. Whether we’re building desirable family homes in idyllic rural locations or breathing new life into historic and iconic buildings we never forget that the purchase of a new home is one of life’s biggest decisions and a time when peace of mind is most valued. Assuring you of that peace of mind is what Dorbcrest Homes is all about.
Fashion, as they say, is temporary. True design makes a statement forever.
Nowhere is this more evident than in a Dorbcrest home. For over thirty five years now we’ve been building homes not to the whim of the ‘next big thing’ but to the careful and considered plans of architects and interior designers who think and work in terms of decades.
The result is a portfolio of apartments and houses that mixes timeless design values with contemporary style to create homes whose look and feel will simply never date.
The design of every new Dorbcrest home starts with the requirements of those who are to live there. In other words, rather than doing what makes life easier for us, we build to make life easier for you.
What that means in practical terms is a house that simply…well, works. One with sensibly placed doors to allow the most comfortable and natural ‘flow’ through your home and where light switches, window fastenings and drawers spring readily and comfortably to hand. They seem like little things and, because they work so well, you probably won’t even notice them. But they’re the perfect example of the kind small considerations which, when added to all the others, give your home comfort and desirability like no other.
Housebuilders often brag about their homes ‘lasting a lifetime’…
The way we look at it, with a family of four or five growing up under one roof, a house should be good for four or five lifetimes, at least.
That’s why we take particular care with the standard of materials we use in our developments, and the standard of the designers, builders and workmen we employ. They put as much pride into building a new house as you will in making it the perfect home. And it shows in the incredible care and attention to detail on display everywhere you look in a new Dorbcrest Home.
We want you to be happy with your new home for as long as you stay there.
That could be many years, so you’ll find we’ve planned for the long run in kitchens and kitchen appliances that are robust, reliable and practical. In bathrooms and shower cubicles that remain stylish, scratch free and ‘fit for purpose’. And in floors, floorcoverings, skirting boards and even furnishings that can take the knocks of everyday life.