House builder changes name after 25 years

Langley Homes Limited - a subsidiary of Langley Holdings PLC, one of the UK's top privately owned companies* - has announced that it has changed its name to Oakdale Homes Limited.

Langley's have been building new homes in the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire region for 25 years this year, when in 1986 the group comprised just two companies; a house builder and a small engineering business supplying the coal industry. Today the group is a multi-discipline engineering concern with operations in 17 countries. The house building arm was the only remaining subsidiary trading directly under the Langley name.

Searching for a suitable new name, the group's founder and chairman, Tony Langley, was told that the company had recently purchased a development site off Oakdale Road in Nottingham, which turned to be just a stone's throw from where his mother had grown up as a child and near where the family had lived for several generations. Oakdale Homes it was.

With a hint of the Royal Navy's ‘Heart of Oak’, the company’s new strap line "Built from the Heart" evokes the same sense of pride which lead to the company to achieve numerous industry awards over the years and a sense of belonging to the area, famous for those oaks.

Langley Holdings group Marketing Manager, Crista Baxter, says: “The new name for our homes division, with its bright green oak tree logo, gives the company a fresh new identity and just seems so appropriate, being based here in Sherwood Forest."

The name change took effect in June and the company, which was recently awarded the coveted "Premium A1" rating by the NHBC, currently has developments in the area at Retford, Misterton (near Doncaster) and at Carlton in Nottingham, offering a range of innovative new homes from two bed starters to four and five bedroom executive homes. The company says it plans to buy more sites in the Nottingham area. For further information on Oakdale Homes call 01777 713 131 or visit


About Langley Homes / Oakdale Homes

Langley Homes was established in 1986. Its first project was the redevelopment of the Mill gate riverside area in Newark, gaining the company a reputation for sympathetically building well designed, quality new homes within a conservation area. Over the years the same attention to detail and uncompromising quality have won the company numerous industry awards and commendations for sites across the region.

About Langley Holdings

*Langley Holdings PLC, headquartered in Retford, Nottinghamshire, is one of the UK’s leading privately owned companies,*Ranked 40th of 250 companies in the 2010 Sunday Times Top Track league table, sponsored by HSBC and Grant Thornton.

From a supplier of safety equipment to the coal industry established in Nottingham in 1975, the group has grown to become a multi-discipline engineering concern producing diverse capital equipment technologies to international markets. The Langley group has subsidiaries in 17 different countries and employs around 2500 people. Its three main operating divisions are based in Germany and France. The UK division accounts for about 15% of the group's annual sales.