New build homes are a great option whether you are a first-time buyer, have a growing family or “right sizing” in later years.
The decision to buy an older home and refurb or new build home often boils down to personal preference. Whilst some people prefer period properties with a unique historical personality, others look towards a brand spanking new home with little maintenance designed exactly to the spec desired.
New build property often comes with the added benefit of choosing your own fixtures and fittings, colour scheme, flooring and so on. From the onset you can enjoy living in a low maintenance new home without the need to spend time and money on decorating. Thus, more time for entertaining your friends and family!
New build homes are built to a much higher standard nowadays and must adhere to minimum standards for energy efficiency. With ever increasing energy costs, it is an important factor to consider when buying a new home as it could help save you money in the long term.
Overall, new build homes are far cheaper to run and will dramatically reduce your household carbon footprint. Although you can retrofit certain elements of an existing house to improve energy efficiency, it is often costly. In addition, new homes typically offer better air filtration which increases indoor air quality, reducing symptoms from those who have asthma or allergies.
New homes come with higher levels of security. Most builders either pre-wire for a burglar alarm system or fit one as standard. These kinds of measures can help to bring down the cost of your buildings and contents insurance.
Modern homes are built to strict safety standards utilising the latest fire-resistant materials and technology linking them to smoke alarms. Certain rooms are also required to have windows that open large enough to allow escape in the event of a fire.
New homes offer the latest designs, security, safety, and quality. They provide a care-free lifestyle so that you can enjoy your home, not work on it.