Durrants reveals new look

INDEPENDENT property and auctions group Durrants has revealed a new look for its offices across Suffolk and Norfolk.

Durrants, which was established in 1853 and has offices in Harleston, Halesworth, Southwold, Diss and Beccles, where its auction room is also based, is one of the region’s best-known independent estate agents.

The new look, which was revealed at an official opening at the firm’s Diss office, includes a classic British racing green logo to reflect the family-owned firm’s established position and represent signs of growth in the property market.

Nick Durrant, a director at the firm, said at the launch: “The revamp represents Durrants’ strong heritage but also supports our future growth.”

Richard Prentice, the firm’s Diss-based agricultural and commercial surveyor, added: “From the sales particulars to the shop fronts, Durrants now has a strong consistent look throughout.

“The new look is in time for the upturn in the property market we are seeing.”

George Durrant began the business in the 1860s when he acquired a livestock auction in Redenhall, near Harleston, on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

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Over the past 30 years, the next century, the family-run company has expanded steadily around the surrounding area.

In 1980, Durrants amalgamated with Sprakes of Bungay and Halesworth, and six years later amalgamated with Apthorpes of Diss.

The addition of Steggies Hughes in 2007 and Southwold’s H A Adnams brand in 2008 completed the current portfolio.

Nick Durrant added: “We are still a family-run firm and proud to remain an independent property and auctions group. Dad loved the new designs and if he’s happy with them, we’ve done the transformation right.”

Southwold-based agency Spring has designed the new look, which can be seen across all Durrants’ activities including catalogues and brochures as well as the shop fascias and signage.