Brilliant partnerships help us to grow our community, and one of the latest members of the Graven Hill extended family is DGK Construction Ltd.

A traditional building contractor based in Bedfordshire, the team is delivering a new range of modern apartments and studios for our residents to call home.

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Meet the team

Founded in 2007 by Dan Gruncell and Ray Rearden, DGK has evolved from specialising in extensions, to offering traditionally constructed new build homes and carpentry services. One thing that hasn’t changed over the years is the company’s commitment to achieving stunning results that bring people back time after time – including us.

An ongoing relationship

After initially being contracted to carry out carpentry work for another of our contractors, DGK impressed us with their work ethic and results. We knew that a partnership with them would guarantee quality, which is why we commissioned the company to construct a range of houses and apartments for the development.


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Since 2017, DGK has completed 16 new build homes on site, ranging from three- to five-bedroom properties and is now constructing 26 apartments, including one-and two-bedroom flats, alongside studio apartments.

Dan Gruncell, managing director at DGK, said: “It’s in our DNA to do the best work for our clients, and we believe that the homes we’ve created at Graven Hill are so much more than standard new builds. The development is far from run-of-the-mill, and we’re proud that DGK can be part of this housing revolution.”

A greener alternative

As we begin to embrace a greener approach to construction, the new apartment block will be a gas-free building. Consisting of piling foundations, concrete planks for each floor and masonry for the structure, these apartments will be traditional in build but modern in result. Completion is currently set to be Christmas 2023.

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Ray Rearden, managing director at DGK, said: “We believe that Graven Hill is somewhere that offers homes for the future, which is what we aim to achieve with every one of our builds. Going gas-free is something that many other developers have yet to try, so this is a challenge we’re looking forward to taking on.”

Gemma Davis, customer experience director at Graven Hill, said: “We are a development that celebrates individuality. No longer are people willing to settle for cookie-cutter houses that only meet some of their needs, and we’re dedicated to providing a wide range of homes that suit every individual. DGK’s traditional builds do just that, with the company completely on board with our vision for change in the housing industry. If DGK’s new build homes are anything to go by, the apartment block will be a stunning addition to the site.”

For more information about the new build options at Graven Hill, get in contact with the sales team.