Our People

Y Developments was founded in 2008 by Directors Dave Clark, John Lee and Gary Hinds. Dave has extensive knowledge of running business enterprises in a range of industry sectors. John is an architect with 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, and a Lecturer in Architecture in Manchester. Gary Hinds joined the management team as an experienced constructor and construction manager. The team has expanded to comprise trades subcontractors, site managers, buyers and designers. The team spirit is fostered by regular meetings and reviews, transparent work practices and a collaborative problem-solving approach across all parts of the business.

What this means is that when we provide advice you can rely on it as you make your decisions.


Process Planning Design &  Construction

The building industry has well-established working methods and processes, and Y Developments has adopted these industry-standard systems. This does not stop us working in more creative, flexible ways when the project demands. The group benefits from having an integrated team of designers and constructors, working together to optimise workflows. Every project begins with an information-gathering phase, when details of a site and its history are collated. Surveys and investigations may be undertaken and options for developing a site explored. Once this brief is settled, more detailed project planning can be established, across both the design and construction phases of the project. This project management activity fixes design quality, programme and cost aspirations for the project, in accordance with the client needs or inhouse goals.

What this means is less worry, knowing and seeing that your project is in good hands from start to finish.


Offering Turnkey Solutions

Our integrated team of designers and constructors enables Y Developments to offer an efficient service for development projects. When a client calls we are able to draw on our expertise to assess the complex parameters of a building project, and then to assemble a network of colleagues in support. This is the way we are able to offer turnkey solutions – a ‘one stop’ service for our clients, from inception to completion.

What this means is that our clients can commission us and then trust us to finish the project to their requirements and specification with confidence.



Y Developments offer insurance-backed 10-year guarantees on all new projects via Premier. Details of the policies are available on request.

What this means is that your new home is supported by industry-standard quality assurance.


Culture of Care

A founding principle of the organisation has been to work ethically and sustainably in all departments. This includes the way that we treat people in Y. We take care with their training and development, offering support for apprenticeships and software training, and reviewing performance and welfare at regular staff appraisals.

What this means is that whoever you deal with at Y will be attentive, responsive and quality-focused in all matters.