A NORTH Wales-based homebuilder has launched a quest to find the longest standing owner of one of their homes, to help mark a business milestone.

As Redrow celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, the housebuilder, that built its first homes in North Wales in the early 1980s, is on the hunt for original and long-term residents to share their experiences and stories. For those who enter, the longest standing Redrow customer(s) will win £500 as a thank you for telling their story.

Founded in 1974, Redrow was created by former Colwyn Bay High School pupil Steve Morgan CBE, with just £5,000, loaned to him by his father. With hard work and dedication, five years later the company expanded from civil engineering into main contract building, seeing Redrow embark on its first housing development in Denbigh. After that, the company quickly expanded into the homes sector, with early developments in locations including Penrhyn Bay, Old Colwyn, Kinmel Bay and Abergele, cementing its reputation as a high-quality homebuilder.

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Steve's entrepreneurial spirit runs through the company to this day, making Redrow a successful and forward-looking housebuilder.

Most recently, Redrow became the first large housebuilder to introduce air source heat pumps into all of its new developments with underfloor heating as standard, reaffirming its commitment to creating future-fit homes, with greener, more efficient features, a priority for homebuyers according to recent research.

Over the years, Redrow has built more than 120,000 homes, housing the equivalent population of a major city like Nottingham, and now has 12 regional divisions across England and Wales including the NW division, which operates in North Wales and the North West of England.

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Although Redrow's first scheme in Denbigh may have consisted of just 36 bungalows, it has evolved its home designs over the years and continuously innovated building everything from apartments to penthouses, family houses and first buyer homes.

For Redrow, it is the people and communities that are at the heart of their business. In fact, the NW division has voluntarily gifted more than £165,000 to the neighbourhoods in which it builds in the last 11 years thorough its community funds. This is over and above the statutory investment from Redrow, linked to planning consents, such as contributions to education, healthcare, public transport and affordable housing.

With more than 2,000 colleagues with a combined service of over 11,000 years supporting customers up and down the country, the housebuilder will be visiting developments across the country to connect and celebrate its 50th anniversary with the people who have made its houses homes across the years.

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Anna Evans-Kerr, sales director for Redrow NW, said: "As we enter this exciting year, commemorating our 50th anniversary, we can't wait to celebrate with all the people who make Redrow what it is. If you've been a Redrow homeowner since your very first home purchase or recently upsized into a new energy efficient home with us, we hope you will join us in the celebrations.

"As part of our 50th anniversary, we want to hear from you, whether that's an interesting homebuying tale or a story of your life in one of our homes. And if you think you may be the Redrow homeowner who has lived with us the longest, we encourage you to get in touch!"

• If you think you've lived in a Redrow home for the longest time, email your entry to communications@redrow.co.uk.

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