Benefits of New Build Homes
If you’re looking to buy a house, it’s likely that you’re weighing up whether a new build home is the right choice for you. Within this blog post we want to provide you with all of the fantastic benefits of buying a new build house, including how they could be a better investment than existing houses in the long run.
Start With a Blank Canvas
New build homes come equipped with brand new kitchens, bathrooms, tiling, and paintwork, so you can avoid the cost of upgrading any of these core areas of the house. The beauty of having a blank canvas means you can design your house exactly how you want it, without having to take into consideration any decisions made by previous house owners. You won’t have any bright walls to cover up or any unsightly wallpaper to pull down. Without having to shell out on repairs or replacements for older features, you can spend your money on interior decorating.
More Energy Efficient
To comply with the latest building regulations, new homes must be built to a minimum efficiency standard. Builders have to take into consideration the amount of carbon emissions created by the house to follow regulations. The Home Builders Federation reports that energy bills for new homes are on average 55% cheaper than existing homes, amounting to savings of more than £1,600 a year.
Safety Is to the Highest Standards
There were updates to building regulations in 2022, focused on conservation of fuel and power, fire safety, ventilation, and overheating. When buying a new build home, you’re guaranteed to own a house that is built from the safest materials with security measures in place.
Built With the Modern Family in Mind
New homes are designed for modern families – the floor layout tends to be open plan and areas are multi-functional. Nowadays, new homes can be found with work studies, driveways, en-suites and patios, which have all had growing demand. Not only this, but new homes are likely to be better insulated and have at least double glazed windows so draughty windows and doors are not a problem. New housing developments are also usually created in great spots within villages, such as near to local schools and supermarkets.
Enjoy a Well-Maintained Garden
If you choose to buy somebody else’s house the garden may be overgrown, filled with weeds and in need of a little TLC. With a new build home, on the other hand, the garden will be ready for you to landscape as you wish. When you buy a house through County Town Homes, each plot is sold with top soil so that you can design your garden to your own taste. Public open spaces within the new build development are all landscaped and cared for.
Have More Certainty in Your Purchase
When buying a new build home, you have no previous owners that could pull out of the deal or cause problems with moving in dates. This means you don’t find yourself in a chain that is out of your control. Preventing this feeling of uncertainty is a key benefit of buying a new build house.
New Build Warranty
All new homes at County Town Homes come with a 10 year warranty covered by one of a recognised group of providers such as the National House Building Council, Local Authority Building Control, Build Safe and more. This means that if there are any defects in the house, these are covered for the first two years, and then any structural issues are under warranty for the whole ten years. Structural issues could include damage to the roof, chimney, external walls, stairs or window glazing.
As our list has shown, there are many benefits to buying a new build house and making it your home. Buying a new build home can actually save you money in the long run with cheaper energy bills and less maintenance needed. If you decide a new build home is right for you, check out our special new developments in Staffordshire and Shropshire.