We have been here a long time

Gade Homes, part of Gade Group has been developing residential properties for over 50 years. Independent and entrepreneurial, we have established an excellent reputation built through honesty and integrity.


Named after the picturesque Gade River that runs through rural Hertfordshire, Gade Group started life in 1951 as a subcontract steel fixer under the Finlinson name.


A decade later Finlinson was making off-site, pre-cast concrete structures that were used in well-known constructions such as the Dartford Tunnel, Greenwich Hospital and the White City A40 Motorway Interchange.


In the 70’s Finlinson underwent a change of direction and developed its 20-acre manufacturing site in St. Albans into an industrial trading estate, and the seeds were sown for its property development future.


By the 1980’s the company had transformed itself into a high-quality bespoke housebuilder named Beechwood Homes, later sold to its current management.


Gade Homes, under new management but within the same family, has built on its historic foundations to reaffirm its name as a forward-thinking housebuilder with excellent attention for detail, building high quality, bespoke homes.