Clearview Homes appoints new Managing Director

Clearview Homes is strengthening its team with the appointment of Barry Knowler as Managing Director. Barry has over thirty years’ experience working in the housebuilding industry, starting at the age of 15 as an apprentice carpenter for Laing Construction.


Barry has worked for a number of major housebuilders during his career, including Laing Homes, Crest Homes, Barratt and Michael Shanly Homes where he was Construction Director. More recently Barry spent seven years being retained by a Family Office.

Barry comments, “I am delighted to have joined Clearview Homes and look forward to leading the team and building on the successes that have been achieved over recent years.

Clearview Homes was set up in 1991 and is still run by its original founders Stephen Murphy and Ray Dias. The company has grown from a start-up company into an award winning medium sized developer and has seen year-on-year growth.

Stephen Murphy, Chief Executive of Clearview Homes said, “Barry brings a wealth of experience to the business having had several senior positions within the industry. I look forward to working together as we continue to strengthen and grow Clearview Homes.”

Barry, 49 lives in Meopham in Kent with his wife and children.

Clearview Homes has an enviable reputation as a multi award winning house builder and developer for creating quality homes. The company builds around 150 units a year and specialises in purchasing brownfield sites within prominent West London locations and the surrounding Home Counties, either unconditionally or with planning consent, to deliver quality new homes, ranging from £300,000 to over £1 million.

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