AMAD’s mane man paints away pressures

AMAD’s Andy Miles paints away the pressures of running the company by creating life like life images.

Andy swaps the hard hat of the building site for a pencil and easel in the evenings as a way of letting off steam.

Andy, AMAD’s managing director, said: ‘I’ve always enjoyed painting since college and recently I’ve found it’s a good way of relaxing after a day on the sites.

‘There’s a million things to do during the day, but with painting makes you focus on one thing and that focus is takes your mind off work.’

Andy, who discovered a talent for painting while studying architecture at Hull University said he’s received a couple of commissions for his work.

‘A couple of friends has asked for pictures of their partners which I’m happy to do – time permitting as I’ve a busy business to run.’

New work unveiled in Solihull

AMAD’s designers latest completed work – a stunning extension to a family home.

The owners of a Solihull home asked for their garden to be brought closer to their home, and James Read, AMAD’s Architectural Technologist, delivered a stunning design.

The extension is cornered by brushed steel by-fold plate glass doors which according to James provides an airiness and openness of space.

James said: ‘The owner of the house wanted uninterrupted views  outover their lovely garden. We worked hand in hand with our building team create a view that appears unsupported.

‘They are delighted with the outcome. The family sit in the kitchen and their garden comes to them.’

AMAD set to build 12 new family starter homes 

AMAD’s designers are in advanced talks with a land owner to build a 12 home development in Redditch, Worcestershire.

The dozen new family homes are set to be built on brown field site. Negotiations are on going with the land owner.

AMAD’s managing director Andy Miles said: ‘We are in talk about building a dozen new family homes, with road access with the existing landowner.

Talks are moving forward and we are confident that we will be able to use our great team of craftsmen to design and build a fantastic development.’

AMAD’s barns selling through

Millwheel Barn, one of AMAD’s last remaining barns at Upper Wawensmoor has been sold through

Water Well and Pear Tree barns, both selling for £400,000 and £625,000 respectively will remain on the site until the auction closes on Friday August 3 at 2pm.

Water Well is a three bedroomed barn with an open plan living space, high vaulted windows and a character brick fireplace with multi fuel burner.

Pear Tree is a three bed, two bathroomed barn conversion, with all the bedrooms enjoying French doors onto a private patio. The Master Bedroom has an En-suite shower room.

All three properties are freehold.

Fascinating short film on how we are building the Ingles.


Here’s the first in a series of short films which show – in fast time – what actually goes into building a number of AMAD luxury homes.

We’ve installed a time lapse camera at the Ingles development in  the Cotswold village of  Willersey.

In our first instalment the ground is prepared for the access and the foundations are cut for the four new homes.

We’ve set the camera to gather a single image every day for the duration of the build. We’re on schedule to complete the homes for sale in mid-summer 2018.

In the next instalment you will see the foundations rising from the ground and walls and window and door openings emerge.

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AMAD’s bright start to the year

Despite the soggy start to 2018 AMAD’s developments have generated huge interest.

First off, the stunning four bedroomed new build in the village of Claverdon has sold – within weeks of the property going on the market.

Even before a brick has been laid at the Kings Broom development in Broom, one of the five homes has been reserved off plan.

Bright forecast ahead

Down the road at the Ingels, our four home development in the beautiful Cotswold village of Willersey, the team at AMAD’s office have been swamped with expressions of interest.

Since AMAD announced the build word has spread about the luxury homes set in the idyllic setting and to date the office has received seven firm expressions of interest.

And finally since the Barns at Upper Wawensmere were remarketed last month two more have been sold, leaving just two barns available.

Upper Wawensmoor’s beautiful barns reopen their doors to viewing

Upper Wawensmoor’s beautiful barns have reopened their doors to viewing.

The three barns Water Well, Mulberry and Millwheel are now receiving enquiries.

The barns, that lie in the view of the rolling hills of Morton Bagot, combine state of the art luxurious fittings set within carefully preserved exposed brickwork to create a beautiful living space.

Millwheel Barn comes with four bedrooms, with one ensuite, while Millberry and Waterwell Barns are both three bedroomed, each with one ensuite.

In Millwheel Barn, the original millwheel has been carefully restored and lies within the kitchen ceiling. All of the barns come with open plan kitchens and AMAD’s craftsmen have sensitively maintained the building’s historic character.

The barns are five minutes away from Wootton Wawen train station with its direct connections to central Birmingham.


The properties are being marketed through Peter Clarke in Henley and Knight Frank in Stratford upon Avon.

New Cotswold homes – the first images

Here is an exclusive view of how AMAD’s new Cotswold homes will look like when they are complete in the summer.

The four homes are rising from their foundations in the village of Willersey.

The properties will be a mixture of  either bungalows or large detached family properties and are being built from locally sourced Cotswold stone.

The 1.2-acre site –  already complete with a time capsule –  is enclosed by protected ash trees on the Campden lane and is a couple of minutes’ walk from the village centre.

Exclusive first images of Broom’s riverfront development

Here are the first images of the new riverfront development in Broom.

Already the development, situated alongside the River Avon south of Alcester in Warwickshire has been prepared for the building work.

The properties, a blend of either three or four bedroomed homes will be ready by the late summer. The homes will be on the market for between £435,000 and £995,000.

If you are interested in the homes please contact Peter Clarke Estate Agents on 01926 870145

AMAD looks forward to the past – and sponsors a school time capsule

AMAD engineers have laid down a school’s time capsule at the new Willersey development which will be opened in 2044.

The event was captured on the front page of the Cotswold Journal, the local newspaper serving the village of Willersey.

Future classmates at Willersey C of E Primary School, on the outskirts of Broadway, will reopen the time capsule in 26 years time  – in time for the school’s 200th anniversary.

Willersey Head Mark Jackson said he hoped the pupils of the 2044 would be surprised by life in 2018.

Mr Jackson, said: ‘The pupils have worked hard to imagine what life will be like in 2044 and have made predictions.

‘What we can do for future generations is tell them what life was like in 2018. We have included the new pound coin and the latest newsletter of the school.

‘We’ve tried to imagine the pupils talking to their future classmates – who won’t be born for another 20 years and ask them to explain what life was like today.’

Mr Jackson says he hopes he can be around for the opening in 26 years. “I will probably be retired but everyone one of my successors will be notified of the box’s location.

‘At the 200th anniversary of the school’s opening in 1844 the box will be opened.’

Andy Miles, Managing Director of AMAD said he was thrilled to help the pupils capture their present life for future generations.

Mr Miles, whose company is building four homes on Campden Lane, said: ‘Willersey is a beautiful, historic village and we are delighted to help the children to time travel to future generations.

‘The capsule will be securely buried within the boundary of the new homes development.’

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AMAD announces new project manager appointment

PROJECT MANAGER Clive Williams has been appointed to deliver AMAD’s latest developments.

Clive, a third generation joiner has over 20 years’ experience managing, industrial, commercial and residential building projects.

With experience of working with some of the country’s largest house builders, Clive will now take on the role of project manager with responsibility of running the Broom and Willersey village luxury home developments.

Clive, who site managed AMAD’s award winning Vitsoe £6.5 million timber framed exhibition and industrial space in Leamington, is relishing the challenge of simultaneous delivering two multi-million pound residential projects.

He said: ‘The Willersey village site is sited in one of the most beautiful parts of the world, it’s a joy to work in such a nice part of the county.

‘As for the Broom site, that will be a real technical challenge. Maintaining the river bank and keeping the beauty of the site is a technical challenge and it’s exactly the sort of task which makes this job so interesting.’

Andy Miles, AMAD’s Managing Director said: ‘To attract a man of Clive’s experience and calibre to the team is a real coup.

‘Clive will bring real experience and purpose to the team and I’m very delighted that he’s decided to join the team.’

Broom preparations underway for new luxury homes

AMAD’s latest development in Broom is off to a smashing start with the arrival of the demolition team.

The luxury five home development is being built on the site of an former business park. The demolition team arrived before Christmas and set to work in clearing the site.

The two storey homes will overlook the River Arrow around five miles south of Alcester just off the A46.

The homes will be ready by the late summer.

The site will be project managed by Clive Williams. Read here about Clive:

If you are interested in the homes please email or ring 01789 765 367.

Balance sheets to building bricks. AMAD’s welcomes Tineke Booth, as our new financial controller

AMAD is delighted to welcome Tineke Booth as the company’s new financial controller.

Throughout her career Tineke has worked with a wide range of companies, from small start-ups through to the accountancy giant KPMG.

Tineke is looking forward to the challenge of supporting the company through its period of growth and working with the team to make things happen.

Tineke said: ‘AMAD is growing rapidly and taking on larger and more exciting projects and developments and in that, there are many challenges to be faced.’

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Be swept off your feet by our new Broom development.

Here’s the first look at AMAD’s brand new luxury homes planned for the village of Broom in Warwickshire.
The five home development will overlook the wooded embankment alongside the River Arrow around four miles south of Alcester.
The two story homes will be within walking distance of the village centre and come with parking and large gardens.
Although the homes are  bounded by woodlands and open moorland the new homeowners will enjoy easy access to the A46, with Stratford upon Avon less than eight miles away.
The luxury homes are currently being built and are expected to be completed by late spring 2018.
If you’re interested in viewing the home please contact

House remodelling makes glossy front cover and Andy Miles’s profile – a month of AMAD in the news

AMAD’s craftsmanship has been highlighted on the front cover of a national lifestyle magazine.

The luxury home designed and built for Sarah Silvey has been appeared in a seven-page feature and on the cover of the December edition of Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms.

Separately in the Stratford Herald AMAD’s founder Andy Miles has revealed how he started out as an architectural designer.

In the two-page portrait Andy outlines the architectural values which have underpinned AMAD for nearly 20 years.

He said: My first job was a baptism of fire working in the development team at Birmingham Airport.’

Following his work with the airport Andy had the idea of an architectural drop in center.

‘The idea was to make it a bit more personable and accessible, we had drawing boards and models in the window – which we still have today. So people can drop in and get a bit of advice,’ he said and in 2001 Andy established his practice in Alcester.

The double page spread highlights AMAD’s latest project the six barn development at Upper Wawensmoore, outside of Henley in Arden.

To view the article on line visit the magazine here

Ground broken on new luxurious Cotswold homes

Work has started on AMAD’s newest luxurious development – a cluster of Cotswold homes in the beautiful village of Willersey.

The four homes will be built from traditional Cotswold stone while the interiors will come equipped with state of the art luxury fittings.

AMAD’s team of designers have worked closely with planning officers from Cotswold District Council to ensure the homes sit sensitively within the village’s beautiful surroundings.

The 1.2 acre site on Campden Lane, will be surrounded by a wildlife buffer designed to protect existing wildlife and birds.

The mature Ash trees and the ancient hedgerows that enclose the site will be carefully retained and protected during building work.

Once complete in mid 2018, the four home development, a mile and a half from the village of Broadway, will consist of two double storey homes and two bungalows.

Claverdon luxury home complete; only two barns remain at Upper Wawensmoor;

AMAD’s luxury development at Claverdon is now complete and opening its doors to viewing.

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AMAD hires a new Architectural graduate

AMAD have hired a new Part 1 Architectural Assistant to help with the company’s continued expansion.

Ben Gleadhill joins the company from completing his undergraduate degree at the University of the West of England in Bristol.

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Beautiful new builds in Broom

AMAD’s newest development is a cluster of five beautiful town houses on the outskirts of Alcester.

The homes, which will range in size from three bedroomed up to a five bedroomed properties will all enjoy views of the River Arrow.

The location has easy access to the A46 and onwards to the M40 motorway and will also overlook open fields popular with walkers and ramblers.

Available for sale in autumn 2018. Prices will range from £300,000 to £950,000.

If you are interested in viewing these or any other of AMAD developments, please email:


Upper Wawensmoor ready to open its doors

The door is opening to the stunning new development at Upper Wawensmoor. Two of the six barns have already been sold and the remaining luxury homes will be complete in mid to late July. The barns combine state of the art luxurious fittings set within carefully preserved exposed brickwork to create a beautiful living space.

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Vitsoe’s global HQ successfully completed

AMAD’s team in Leamington are celebrating the successful completion of Vitsoe’s global HQ

The 3.3-acre site on Princes Drive, is the first building in Europe to be constructed out of timber structure made up of a beech laminate veneer lumber.

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Fishy tales from Lechlade

A dozen workmates from AMAD enjoyed a day’s fly fishing in recognition for their efforts after a successful year for the company.

Nick Crowther showed the way by landing nine trout at the Lechlade Fishers in Gloucestershire. Lee Daley landed the largest total of trout – 45Ib 4 oz – but the largest single catch was reeled in by Gavin Gosling. Gavin landed a 15Ib 4oz brown trout. Gavin, from Eversham, said: ‘It was a great day out and I was really surprised to land the biggest fish as I’m not that experienced at fishing.’

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