About Us

Established in 2003 by Mark Thomas BSc (Hons) and Fred Coates, Acorn Developments set out originally to build and renovate residential property in Somerset. In 2007 Fred Coates left the company to pursue farming interests and Mark Thomas has continued as company director to the present day.

Mark Thomas, as director, studied property surveying at the university of Plymouth before working for a surveying practice in Bath for 4 years to gain valuable experience before setting up the Acorn Developments business in 2003. The crucial Site Manager role is carried out by Steve John’s, who brings to the business over 30 years experience in the building trade, some 20 years running sites and projects for Bluestone Construction (formally Stansells of Taunton) before joining Acorn Developments in 2006.

Our range of experience enables us to develop smaller unit sites of perhaps starter homes or holiday homes in delightful coastal locations, through to family homes and substantial barn conversions in rural or waterside locations. Whatever the size or location of property that we build, our byword is the same; quality, quality, quality.

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