Colburn Homes are a residential development company based within Gloucestershire. For their latest project in Warwickshire, I was asked to capture a bespoke 360 virtual tour. The purpose was to highlight and showcase one of the new properties at the Devereux Close development. The final tour would be used online, to allow prospective buyers to view the show home before booking a full viewing.

The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail

- Charles R. Swindoll

The property was like nothing I’d ever seen before. Each room had such attention to detail, that combined together created a stunning “Wow” factor. From the kitchen to the main en-suite, all the rooms were unique with loads of character.

For this virtual tour, compared to previous tours, I created a whole new way of navigating between the scenes. On my last project, I used an arrow system to display which way to go. It was quite limited in where and how you could display the navigation. The key aim of this brand new navigation was to be more visual. You can also see a small thumbnail of the next scene, as well as a hover over information icon for rooms not photographed.

I also wanted to create a truly responsive skin for the tour, so if you’re viewing the 360 on mobile or desktop, the performance is the same. Hiding certain controls depending on which devices you’re viewing the virtual tour. The full-screen function only accessible on desktop or laptops. Enabling gyroscope control when viewing on mobile devices. All those little things, like the property, add up to creating something with a very easy user experience.

Colburn Homes

To view the 360 virtual tour, visit the embedded version below. If you’re unsure what each of the buttons do or how they work, press the information icon along the bottom panel. For mobile users, click on the larger button below the embedded tour to view in a new tabbed window. This allows you to enjoy the tour within a full screen tab.

Colburn Homes


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Get in Touch

If you have liked what you’ve seen above and would like a 360 virtual tour for your own business or company then feel free to get in touch. There’s also some more information about virtual tours on the services page here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the tour around and the 360 virtual reality experience! Leave a comment below and look out for more tours and 360 photography coming soon.