About Us

Striving For Perfection

Getting it right

First Time

Brothers Darren and Nigel Smith always joke that they’re “just a couple of brickies who wanted to build a few houses” but they always prided themselves on quality, professionalism and attention to detail.

This passion and commitment has truly paid off and now the family-run business enjoys a reputation that is second to none.

They believe the main thing that sets them apart from competitors is attention to detail – every house that they build is constructed as though they’re going to live there themselves. Consequently, they will never accept second-rate materials, craftsmanship or construction methods.

Their ethos is: “Getting it right, first time… and every time”

Our People

Passionately Committed

Darren Smith Homes is fortunate to have recruited and retained a long-established team of experienced and directly employed tradesmen, who share the brothers’ passion and commitment and work exceptionally well as a team.

Darren says: “Despite the awards and accolades, there is no room for complacency – we aim to expand and learn from our success and constantly strive to perform even better. That is our company benchmark – and our excellent testimonials prove that these aren’t just empty words but we deliver too. The legacy is our development and we always say we build “homes” rather than properties! Take a look and you can see that for yourselves…”

Our Ethics

Darren and Nigel Smith still remain ultimately hands on and work physically on site to ensure that the quality of each and every home is built to the highest standard.

They pledge to:

  • Offer complete peace of mind as no corners have been cut and no compromises made on quality
  • Guarantee to ensure the job is completed correctly first time and to keep any remedial work to an absolute minimum
  • Offer reassurance as they have been registered with the NHBC for 20 years and have an unblemished no-claims record
  • Ensure the work force is highly experienced, fully briefed and supported at all times to ensure they can deliver their expertise and effective construction service
  • Constantly strive for perfection.


Location, Location, Location…

…is not just a cliché and this is certainly true of St Paul’s Lock. Set within a conservation area, this is an ideal backcloth for this new development of luxury, age-exclusive homes.

Here at Darren Smith Homes we devote considerable time and resources to acquiring the finest sites available. We believe that each site is totally individual and aim to design every home with this in mind to produce a truly bespoke and unique final product.

This starts with the initial drawing and the plans for the layout of the new development. We work with the best specialist sub contractors, consultant engineers, architects and planners to ensure that we deliver the optimum designs to suit today’s life styles.

We also aim to harmonise with the locality and setting of each development and to ensure we go above and beyond our commitment to local residents and communities.

The Structure

The old adage that “you cannot build a house half way up” may sound obvious but it’s key to everything we do.

From the foundations to the roof structure, if the construction methods aren’t first class the rest of the build becomes a series of compromises – paving the way for problems and unhappy residents.

We believe in getting it right from the very foundations of all properties, so we can attain the supreme finished article more easily.

We take great pride in aesthetics and durability of the external masonry, joinery and roofing and our exteriors guarantee the kerb-side “Wow Factor”.

We also showcase sustainability, energy efficiency and all those other unseen elements of construction to ensure that your new home’s performance matches its great appearance.

To demonstrate our company’s pride in their work we have invented a new brickwork aid called K.I.P (patent pending) which will help deliver an even better, more aesthetically pleasing final product for you to enjoy.

We guarantee that we won’t undertake any internal works until the roof is on – and water tight. This helps to greatly reduce shrinkage and cracking that often occur in new properties after completion.


We know that the internal features of your new home are just as important as the exterior

We consider the most practical and up-to-date options for plumbing/heating and electrical installations and we only use the finest of carpenters/joiners and plasterers.

Once they’ve done the all-important initial work, we then bring in our teams of experienced painters and decorators to give every home that all important finish.

Our interiors teams work closely with the home owner to ensure that the new residents can stamp their own personality on their new property. For example, residents can choose:

  • Individual colour schemes in kitchens, bathrooms and living areas
  • Choice of floor coverings
  • Ensure that everything is tailored to their own individual taste and personality at all times.
  • Upon completion, a team of professional cleaners then moves in to ensure that every new home is in pristine condition when the new owners move in.

As a welcome gesture, each house buyer is given a welcome package to ensure that it feels like “home” from day one!


We are absolutely delighted with our new home, the build quality and eye for detail is second to none. The design is modern and innovative catering for modern living. Having recently had poor experiences with other builders, this has not been our experience with yourselves. Darren Smith and his team have provided a flawless service with an excellent end product. Would highly recommend your services to any future clients.

Karen and Paul Rowley

We bought a house built by Darren Smith Homes at Radley Court, Mirfield. From start to finish nothing was too much trouble. We had a lot of variations to the standard build and he was very patient in exploring every one of our ideas. The quality of his work and attention to detail was first class and the after service was just as good! I would strongly recommend anyone to buy a house from Darren Smith Homes – you will not want to buy a house from anyone else in the future.

Richard Chambers

We bought an apartment last year on the Darren Smith Homes’ Radley Court development in Mirfield. We were very impressed by the style and detail of the build and the very high quality of its finish, including the gated access and communal garden area. We were also pleased to be able to incorporate some of our own ideas to the interior which Darren was happy to organise by bringing designers to the site to meet us. The purchase was an easy and enjoyable process.

Andrew Beattie

I am very happy with my new Darren Smith House in the Radley Court development. Darren and his team made sure the whole process ran according to plan.

Michael Charlton

From the initial viewing of Radley Court to moving in, Darren was fantastic. As a first- time buyer, it was a big decision for me but the decision was made simple when I looked around the show home. The quality of the houses at Radley Court was miles ahead of anything I had looked at previously. Darren was extremely helpful and flexible at all times. From the initial viewing to finally choosing the interior choices, nothing was a problem. Having lived at Radley Court for a year, driving through the electric gates into Radley Court still feels special and I am pleased I made the decision to move here. Everybody in the community speaks highly of Darren Smith Homes’ brilliant reputation which is thoroughly deserved. I would definitely recommend buying from Darren Smith Homes.

James Tattersfield

Social Responsibility

Here at Darren Smith Homes we are proud to publicly display our commitment to trading as a socially responsible business, both internally and externally.

We firmly believe in maintaining the healthy balance of our triple bottom line of the social, environment and financial objectives – people, planet and profit.

We believe that it is crucial for us to make a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work.We strive for perfection and work hard to ensure that our endeavours are limited solely by our commitment to responsible sustainability.

As well as delivering first-class new homes, we also:

  • Trade responsibly with integrity and full compliance with the law
  • Value and invest in our directly employed workforce
  • Respect and protect our local environments
  • Support local groups and charities
Darren Smith Homes lead the way by supporting local charity for the homeless

Darren Smith Homes were quick to step in to offer support to Yorkshire Ambulance Service employee, Sarah Watkinson, who founded Winter Warmers, a West Yorkshire-based charity that helps the homeless and other vulnerable families, in November 2017.

The charity covers an area spanning Huddersfield, Dewsbury and as far as Leeds.

Walk-to-school project celebrated

An innovative walk-to-school project celebrated a milestone this week with buns and banners outside Mirfield Library.

Crowlees School parent Dianne Watkinson devised and launched the Hoppa five years ago and is delighted with the success of her walking bus / park-and-stride hybrid idea.

Dianne explained: “I set up the scheme to help ease congestion around my sons’ school, teach children that walking to school can be fun and encourage parents to work together to

Contact Us

Darren Smith Homes
Crossley Woods,
Crossley Lane,
WF14 0NX
T: 01924 480438
E: admin@darrensmithhomes.co.uk

Company no: 2039128
NHBC registration number: 48345
CITB Registration number: 1657722
VAT number: 427 3334 62

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We are now open for viewings!

In adherence with government guidelines and observing strict social distancing for your safety, we are now able to open for viewings by appointment only.

If you would like to book a viewing please contact us on 01924 480438 or email sales@darrensmithhomes.co.uk, alternatively please fill in the form on our contact us page.