We’re excited to be putting together a series of blogs to showcase just what working for Woodall Homes means to our staff – starting with our Technical Director, Dean Trowbridge!
Read on to learn all about Dean’s role with us at Woodall, and more on his background.
What is your role at Woodall Homes?
With more than nine years’ experience in the housebuilding industry, I decided to make the move to Woodall Homes as I liked the fact that it was a small, privately owned, family business. I am the Technical Director at Woodall Homes where I oversee planning applications, architectural design, technical processes and new site identification and evaluation.
What was your first job?
My dad worked as a Sales Manager on a building site and would always bring home drawings and building designs. As a child I loved looking at the different designs so my first ever job was working as a technical apprentice.
What is your favourite part of your job at Woodall Homes?
My favourite part of my role is ensuring that every single part of each development is designed with the buyer in mind. I love that we are an innovative company who are always thinking ahead and able to create incredible homes that people aspire to live in.
How long have you worked at Woodall Homes?
I have worked at Woodall Homes for the last three years and a typical day could include looking at new pieces of land, preparing a planning submission or negotiating with statutory consultees, reviewing different house types and dealing with any on-site issues.
What do you do outside of work as a hobby?
I am a huge Derby County fan, so I try to support my team by attending as many matches as possible.
What is the most exciting thing going on in the housing industry right now?
The housing industry is always evolving and right now there is a huge push for homes to become more efficient and carbon neutral. These new demands are paving the way for unique, innovative construction methods which will only benefit our customers.
What is your favourite thing about Chesterfield?
I know that the obvious answer would be the history surrounding the crooked spire in Chesterfield, but I think my personal favourite thing would have to be Chesterfield market because I love that the fact that it is more than 800 years old.
Where is your favourite place to visit in North Derbyshire?
Derbyshire has many attractions and great places to go walking but my favourite place to visit is Chatsworth House.
What is your ideal day away from your office or development?
My ideal day away would be on a tropical beach as far away as possible so I could relax, sunbathe and really switch off.