About Us

Darren and Nigel Smith still remain ultimately hands on and physically on site to ensure

that the quality of each and every home is built to the highest standard.

"Getting it right, first time... and every time"

Brothers Darren and Nigel Smith always joke that they’re “just a couple of brickies who wanted to build a few houses” but they always prided themselves on quality, professionalism and attention to detail.

This passion and commitment has truly paid off and now the family-run business enjoys a reputation that is second to none.

They believe the main thing that sets them apart from competitors is attention to detail – every house that they build is constructed as though they’re going to live there themselves. Consequently, they will never accept second-rate materials, craftsmanship or construction methods.

Their ethos is: "Getting it right, first time... and every time"

We have a team of directly employed tradesmen who have worked with Darren Smith Homes for many years.

Darren Smith Homes is fortunate to have recruited and retained a long-established team of experienced and directly employed tradesmen, who share the brothers’ passion and commitment and work exceptionally well as a team.

Darren says: “Despite the awards and accolades, there is no room for complacency – we aim to expand and learn from our success and constantly strive to perform even better. That is our company benchmark – and our excellent testimonials prove that these aren’t just empty words but we deliver too. The legacy is our development and we always say we build “homes” rather than properties! Take a look and you can see that for yourselves…”

This first class reputation truly paid dividends when Nigel was declared Supreme Winner at NHBC’s Pride in the Job Awards.

This helped the company’s success story to spread far and wide – resulting in the NHBC declaring Darren Smith Homes one of the best small builders in the UK and the first company in Yorkshire to scoop such an accolade.

In their press release, the NHBC reported: “Nigel Smith of Darren Smith Homes was awarded for his success, skill and exceptional achievement for building homes of the highest standard at St Paul's Lock in Mirfield. The collection of one and two-bedroom apartments set within a private and gated community exclusively for the over 55s is one of the best house-building sites in the UK.

“The visit, organised by NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty provider and insurance provider for new homes, showcased the incredibly high quality new homes at the Yorkshire development."

Read the full press release

Darren and Nigel Smith still remain ultimately hands on and work physically on site to ensure that the quality of each and every home is built to the highest standard.

They pledge to:

  • Offer complete peace of mind as no corners have been cut and no compromises made on quality
  • Guarantee to ensure the job is completed correctly first time and to keep any remedial work to an absolute minimum
  • Offer reassurance as they have been registered with the NHBC for 20 years and have an unblemished no-claims record
  • Ensure the work force is highly experienced, fully briefed and supported at all times to ensure they can deliver their expertise and effective construction service
  • Constantly strive for perfection.

Location, Location, Location is not just a cliché and this is certainly true of St Paul’s Lock.  Set within a conservation area, this is an ideal backcloth for this new development of luxury, age-exclusive homes.

Here at Darren Smith Homes we devote considerable time and resources to acquiring the finest sites available. We believe that each site is totally individual and aim to design every home with this in mind to produce a truly bespoke and unique final product.

This starts with the initial drawing and the plans for the layout of the new development. We work with the best specialist sub contractors, consultant engineers, architects and planners to ensure that we deliver the optimum designs to suit today’s life styles.

We also aim to harmonise with the locality and setting of each development and to ensure we go above and beyond our commitment to local residents and communities.

The Structure

The old adage that “you cannot build a house half way up” may sound obvious but it’s key to everything we do.

From the foundations to the roof structure, if the construction methods aren’t first class the rest of the build becomes a series of compromises – paving the way for problems and unhappy residents.

We believe in getting it right from the very foundations of all properties,  so we can attain the supreme finished article more easily.

We take great pride in aesthetics and durability of the external masonry, joinery and roofing and our exteriors guarantee the kerb-side “Wow Factor”.

We also showcase sustainability, energy efficiency and all those other unseen elements of construction to ensure that your new home’s performance matches its great appearance.

To demonstrate our company’s pride in their work we have invented a new brickwork aid called K.I.P (patent pending) which will help deliver an even better, more aesthetically pleasing final product for you to enjoy.

We guarantee that we won’t undertake any internal works until the roof is on – and water tight.  This helps to greatly reduce shrinkage and cracking that often occur in new properties after completion.

Internal works to completion.

We know that the internal features of your new home are just as important as the exterior.

We consider the most practical and up-to-date options for plumbing/heating and electrical installations and we only use the finest of carpenters/joiners and plasterers.

Once they’ve done the all-important initial work, we then bring in our teams of experienced painters and decorators to give every home that all important finish.

Our interiors teams work closely with the home owner to ensure that the new residents can stamp their own personality on their new property. For example, residents can choose:

  • Individual colour schemes in kitchens, bathrooms and living areas
  • Choice of floor coverings
  • Ensure that everything is tailored to their own individual taste and personality at all times.

Upon completion, a team of professional cleaners then moves in to ensure that every new home is in pristine condition when the new owners move in.

As a welcome gesture, each house buyer is given a welcome package to ensure that it feels like “home” from day one!