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 I don't think that architecture is only about shelter,  is only about a very simple enclosure.  It should be able to excite you,  to calm you,  to make you think

Zaha Hadid, architect

New build house kitchen, Welford-On-Avon by Kimpton developments

Kimpton developments are a husband and wife lead Warwickshire based design & build  team with over 20 years' experience. From extensions through to new build homes our concept to completion service is delivered with passion and professionalism.  


We approach all of our projects with an unrelenting eye for design and detail and our expertise lies in providing a full turnkey service where we fully project manage your aspirational space.  We work with you to create a brief and build trust from the start; taking the day to day co-ordinating, planning and organising decisions, but ensuring you are fully included in the process.

Our reputation is important to us and we treat your project as if it were our own home.  Our values are transparency, honesty and reliability.   This is  backed up by delivering superior levels of quality and customer service .   


Your peace of mind is of paramount importance and we plan and co-ordinate so that your project is delivered not only to our high standards but also with the least amount of stress to you.

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At Kimpton developments we realise the importance of team effort

 To complement our core team we have all the key trades such as electrician, ground workers, plumbers and bricklayers (most of them have been with us since our first project back in the day) who work with us to realise our exceptional level of service.  They are a reliable and focused bunch with honest and trustworthy values.
We also have built relationships with professionals such as structural engineers, architects and more specialised services such as ecological survey companies and arborculturalists.

Meet the Team

James Kimpton


Helen Kimpton

Helen is both business and married partner to James.  Her forte is in design.

The lady that puts together the lighting plans, interior schemes and landscaping designs. Anything design - your wish is her command! 

Most of the time you'll find her at the computer but she's pretty good at keeping the lads supplied with home baked cake!


Helen has a keen eye for interiors and is a frustrated would-be architect.  As part of her teaching degree she majored in art and has a natural appreciation of aesthetics.


Wayne Tibbitts


Alice Kimpton

James is the head honch on site.

The man that's there at the start and end of the day project managing it all!  James puts his previous senior managerial and construction experience together to deliver a reliable and seamless service.

You'll also find him mucking in with the lads shifting bricks and blocks too!

As a core team we work together to create meticulous bespoke projects with our combined skill and experience. 

Alice is the newest member of our team.  

She holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from Nottingham University Architecture & Environmental Design.

Her expertise lies in creative architectural design. 

It's Alice's dream one day to design a visually stunning skyscraper for the London skyline. She's passionate about all things sustainable and how 'smart' technology can help to lower our energy and carbon in buildings.

What would we do without Wayne?  He's the man that can.  That's can turn his hand to almost anything on a building site.  And, oh did we mention he is a brilliant carpenter too!

His standards are even higher than Helen's (and they're high!!).  Nothing is too much trouble.  

When James is not there Wayne is the reliable pair of hands.

We know our stuff!

Over time we have delivered new build homes from the initial concept through to completion stage and also have experience in the detailed planning/completion of restoration and conversion work, namely period properties (Grade II listed and barn conversions).

Planning applications can sometimes be tricky but we are able to handle this aspect of your project.  We have experience of taking applications to appeal and winning.  We work with professionals in their field on your behalf in helping to secure a successful outcome.

We understand the legal and ethical framework our team needs to operate within on-site.  Working safely and to the required quality/statutory certification is important to us.  We adhere to all professional body regulations.  This is recognised in our awards with our local building control.


We got in touch with Kimpton developments even before we had the keys to our first house. With two kids, two jobs, not much time on our hands and zero previous experience, we didn’t have the contacts or the skills to coordinate all the work we had in mind, and all the different professionals to be involved. 
We needed the peace of mind of knowing that someone held the project A to Z. From the start, James and Helen helped us turn our ideas into reality. Communication has been great all along and we are over the moon with the result! 

Francesca Pigni & Gabri Cesare Sosso



We employed Kimpton developments to renovate and develop 'Fernbank' , Boat Lane,  



All work was done to an extremely high standard; we were consulted  all the way.  All problems that occurred were dealt with quickly and efficiently.  We are very satisfied with the results.


We highly recommend James & Helen Kimpton.

Corinne & Anthony Higley

We don't just build!

Before a spade goes in the ground or a brick gets laid a design must be planned with all the ducks in a row to ensure an exceptional outcome.


Be that in the design of  a small extension to a complete new build or conversion we meticulously detail.  

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We could not be happier with the service, professionalism, support and workmanship we received during our complete house renovation!

James and Helen worked with us throughout to make sure all the small details in the build were to an exceptional standard making our house a wonderful home.

Nicki & Dan Cahil


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Rowan House immediately appealed to us as it was a brand new house in a conservation area.  The attention to detail and use of many reclaimed materials made the house simply blend in to its location.

The house itself met all the latest regulations and is so well insulated it maintains a constant temperature all year long.  

The standard of the decoration was high quality as are the fixtures and fittings.  ​All in all Rowan House is a well designed house and would suit any owner in any age bracket.

Lynne & Dave Smith