Autograph Homes

Autograph Homes is an independently-owned homebuilder with an established regional heritage. We build homes that are different by design. Homes built with imagination and intelligence, as individual as those who live in them. Every one of our developments is uniquely tailored to its environment, and each property is highly specified and thoughtfully designed. We integrate exciting architectural features with the latest smart and sustainable technologies to create homes that are fit for the future as well as being more economical to own.

Today, a lack of affordable yet desirable new properties is forcing homebuyers to compromise, with only look-a-like houses on characterless estates within their reach. By contrast, we focus on detail and quality, and we include as standard what larger homebuilders offer only at a premium, making our properties both more inspiring and outstanding value for money. We combine craftsmanship and innovation to build exciting urban communities and distinctive family homes across the South West.

Beautiful Designs

New homes never looked better. All of our properties are designed to echo their location and environment, with unexpected and striking architectural features inside and out.

Imaginative Features

Our homes are created for contemporary living, with intelligent floor plans, economical energy solutions and an exceptional choice of materials, fixtures and finishes.

Exceptional Quality

Our homes are built to the highest technical standards by a team of experienced craft and construction experts, backed by the peace of mind of a 10-Year NHBC Buildmark or Premier Guarantee warranty.

Outstanding Value

Because we’re independent, we can focus on the details. Our homes include as standard the kind of high quality specifications that normally carry a premium price; meaning you get more for your money.

Customer Care

We’ll make you feel at home long before you move in. Our customer care team will be on hand to support you with accurate information
throughout the purchase process.

Our Team

Autograph Homes is led by an experienced and energetic management team.

Paul Abson - Chairman

Paul is a highly motivated and proactive business leader with over 25 years’ experience in the construction and housing industry. He’s responsible for the strategic direction of Autograph Homes and plays a hands-on role across all organisational and operational aspects of the business.

The former Managing Director of Construction and Property at the Leadbitter Group prior to its sale to Bouygues Batiment International in 2010, Paul subsequently worked for Bouygues UK for six years, holding several senior positions, including leading their housing business and sitting on the board of the property development division, culminating in the position of Deputy CEO for the UK.

Simon Taylor - Managing Director

Simon is passionate about building new homes with individual character and quality. He’s the creative driving force behind the business and responsible for the operational performance of the team. He’s closely involved in land and planning, constantly pursuing opportunities to break new ground.

Over 25 years in the construction industry, predominantly in the South West, Simon held a commercial role at what is now ISG, before taking up the position of Commercial and Construction Director for a regional house builder, a position he held for 10 years before joining Autograph Homes.

James Bacon - Commercial Manager

James is a confident and versatile member of the team, with an extensive track record for delivery. He has 17 years’ experience in the industry, working with Taylor Wimpey, a top five UK house builder, at the Leadbitter Group, a leading regional construction business.

Having worked on a variety of housing developments across the South West, James has an excellent understanding of the market. He’s responsible for the commercial performance of the business and ensures the right approach is taken to cost and value.

David Avent - Financial Controller

David has over 30 years senior finance experience in industry including construction and has built a reputation for his attention to detail and high standards.

As Financial Controller David is responsible for financial reporting, business planning, cash flow, finance operations and internal compliance controls.

Richard Clarke - Land and Planning Manager

Richard brings a wealth of development experience gained over 35 years of working within the housing sector across the South West. He has held executive land and planning director roles within a number of national house builders. Richard has also successfully led the regional office of a consultancy practice and acted on behalf of numerous private and commercial clients, together with Registered Providers and Local Authorities.

Over the course of his career, Richard has been involved in housing led mixed use schemes and many other forms of commercial and leisure projects. He has extensive interests within the charity sector and is a former regional Chairman of the House Builders Federation for the South West of England, sitting on its national panel for a number of years.

Stephanie Probets

Stephanie Probets - Sales Manager

With over ten years' experience in residential sales, Steph has a strong background in the new build industry and offers a wealth of knowledge in the local property market surrounding the Bristol and Somerset area. With a passion for detail and quality, Steph also has a strong customer focus and desire to ensure the Autograph Brand and the high-quality homes are promoted well.

Steph's role is to head up the Sales and Marketing as well as offering support to new home owners at every step of their journey from initial contact through to after sales care.

Stephanie Probets

Dean Stephens - Technical Manager

Dean is a dedicated professional bringing over 18 years of technical experience gained working within the housing sector across the South and South West of England. He has had over 10 years leading the Technical and Engineering functions within both five-star award winning developers David Wilson Homes and McCarthy and Stone, with the last few years as Development Director.

As Technical Manager, Dean is responsible for all technical aspects and to ensure that we deliver the highest quality designs with the latest technologies to provide sustainable and efficient developments that are of the highest standards.

Stephanie Probets

Tom Avent - Support Services Administrator

Tom helps keep the Autograph team efficient, positive and productive. He’s a matchless multi-tasker, responsible for office and administrative support across finance, commercial, QS, technical and sales, managing communication and ensuring projects stay on track. Tom joins us from Nuffield Health and is currently studying Business and Administration.

Our Partners

We’re proud to be associated with some of the leading bodies in the UK’s home building industry.

NHBC is the UK’s leading independent standard setting body and provider of construction warranty and insurance for new homes. The NHBC Buildmark gives you piece of mind that your new Autograph Home is built to the highest possible standards and is covered by the UK’s preeminent new homes warranty, currently protecting over 1.6 million properties nationwide.

Premier Guarantee provides flexible warranties and building control for property builders and developers, like us. In most cases, mortgage lenders will only lend if a new property is covered for the first 10 years by a recognised structural warranty. As one of the UK's leading warranty providers, Premier Guarantee is recognised by the majority of mortgage lenders.

Help to Buy is a government initiative for homebuyers who need help with their deposit. The government lends up to 20% of the cost your new home, so you can get a 75% mortgage with as little as a 5% deposit up front, plus you don’t pay any fees for the first five years of the loan. Help to Buy equity loan assistance could make your new Autograph Home even more affordable.

Housing Growth Partnership is a social impact investor, backed by Lloyds Bank and the Homes & Communities Agency, to help address housing affordability by providing support to regional residential developers with the aim of increasing the number of new homes built in the UK.

We are proud to be one of the founding signatories of the Bristol Property Inclusion Charter. The Charter aims to create a workforce representative of contemporary Bristol by promoting diversity and inclusion in the property sector and working to ensure that people from all backgrounds can access the opportunities it offers.