Riverdale Developments discover models help sell!

They say good things come in 3’s and that’s certainly the case for Riverdale Developments for whom we’ve just completed our third sales model in less than two years. The company first tried using a sales model in early 2016 when they commissioned us to produce a high quality marketing model for their Fairways site in Sussex. It worked so well they came back to us for a second project in early 2017 and we’ve now recently completed a third model, hopefully with more to follow later this year. All three of their models were at 1:200 scale which is the ideal option for small to medium sized developments because it allows us to show a high level of detail without the model base becoming too big to be practical.

Another sales model for Taylor Wimpey

This is the latest in a long line of models we’ve produced for Taylor Wimpey, one of the largest house builders in the UK. We’ve been supplying their sales models for many years and they keep coming back to us because of our consistent high quality, attention to detail and the fact that we always deliver on time. If you need a marketing model for your development we’ve got over 20 years of experience in this field so we can give you any advice and guidance you might need to ensure you get the best possible model for your requirements. Don’t hesitate to get in touch, even if it’s just for an informal chat and a rough guide on scale options and costs.

Marketing model for "not-for-profit" housing organization.

Curo, a not-for profit housing developer is one of the largest housing providers in the west of England. This marketing model represents just part of a very large overall site near Bath and is the first time the company has used a model as a promotional tool. The plan is to follow this with additional models as new phases of the site become active. The development is a mix of apartments and houses and includes a large proportion of affordable homes. We used 1:250 scale for this model because it kept the overall size of the base compact but allows us to show a reasonable level of detail.

Developer comes back to us for a second sales model.

When we produced a sales model for this house builder last year it was the first time they’d used a 3D model as a marketing tool for one of their developments. They were very pleased with the model when it was completed and it obviously worked well because they came straight back to us for this new project, which has been equally well received. The model is at 1:200 scale which works well for this type of mid-size development because, as you can see from the images above, it allows us to show a high level of detail for both the buildings and the overall site (roads, paving, landscaping, etc.).

Landscape model with accurate topography.

This large topographical model is 3m long by 2m wide and is made in four sections that butt together on adjustable height trestles. It’s the second large landscape model we’ve made for this client (see Recent Projects December 2016) and was commissioned as part of a public consultation process for a proposed development near Coventry. The aim of the model was to demonstrate how high embankments and landscaping around the site would screen it from surrounding villages so it was important that the on-site levels and surrounding topography were all accurately recreated. The buildings are shown as massing blocks due to the small scale (1:1250). Each metre is represented by just 0.8mm, so that the 16 metre high commercial buildings shown on the model are only approx. 13mm high.