Ben Whetstone and Paul Alston formed Finsbury Designs in 2002 initially focussing on single plot developments. Finsbury Designs controlled the whole process of purchasing land, obtaining planning permission, building out and selling. This enabled the company to steadily expand and in turn obtain planning permission and develop larger sites.

As the company grew more people became aware of our high quality bespoke product. It became clear that there was a market for refurbishing and building for others whilst continuing our own developments.  Projects for clients have included residential new builds, renovations, conversions and extensions as well as commercial new builds and renovations.

Finsbury designs uses its experience on listed properties and working in conservation areas to effective use in negotiating with conservation and planning officers.

Finsbury designs is always looking for land to purchase or to enter in to an option / promotion agreement with the land owner to obtain planning permission.  This has been a successful part of the company’s development.

Both Ben and Paul have sporting backgrounds having played rugby for Bedford, Northampton and London Irish. They use their skills obtained working in a team environment to good use in the work place, building relationships with clients, tradesmen and driving the project to meet budgets and timescales.