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About us

Across four decades in construction, Orion Homes has grown from modest beginnings to become one of Yorkshire’s largest privately owned house-builders. Orion Developments Ltd was founded by current Chairman Tim Lumb in 1978 and a year later began trading as Orion Homes. Our first site was a scheme of 11 detached houses in Kippax priced from £18,995.

“Four decades of quality house-building in Yorkshire”

During the company’s infancy in the late 70s and early 80s our operation was a world away from what it is today. It could be described as somewhat streamlined – back then, the Site Manager’s office would be tidied up every Friday evening to double up as a sales office on weekends! However, some things remain as true today as they were in 1979: our commitment to quality and service which served our first customers at Kippax and remains at the heart of our success today. No matter how much the market changes, those values will always be a vital ingredient for a house-builder that believes success is not defined by sales volume alone. For us, everything stems from a strong belief in the high standard of our product.

Led by Joint Managing Directors, brother and sister team Jo and Andrew Lumb, Orion Homes’ marketing operation has come a long way since those early days of sharing an office with the Site Manager. Each development now has a purpose-built Sales Information Centre providing a warm welcome to each visitor with a team of dedicated Sales Advisers on hand to talk customers through every detail of our homes and provide guidance on how to purchase one.

Working for Orion Homes

We provide excellent career opportunities and always looking to recruit the right people to improve the strength of our team.


Orion Homes are proud of the homes we build and the service we provide for our customers. Take a look at what some of our previous purchasers have had to say.

Customer care

We like to give all of our customers the very best care and attention long after they have moved in. You can find out more about this here.

Land to sell?

If you have a plot of land you would like to sell, be it large or small, with or without planning permission, then we would be happy to discuss it with you.