You may dream of owning a period property, but this dream can quickly fade when extra costs for repairs and maintenance start to pile up.
We admit, we may be a little biased. But we love new build homes! But for good reason, there as so many benefits of buying a new build home. From practicalities of lower maintenance and running costs - to making a fresh start in a home designed just for you. Choosing to buy a modern home, you'll soon discover the many advantage of purchasing a new build home.
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The cost of upgrading an old home to new build specification is nearly £45,000.
When looking to buy a house, it’s rare you’ll find somewhere that you could move into straightaway without even adding a lick of paint. The old boiler might need replacing, or you might just want to add a personal touch to make the house a home, by treating yourself to a brand new kitchen or bathroom with all the gadgets you need for everyday living.
But how much would you be prepared to spend on new home costs, in order to put your own stamp on a house after you’ve moved in? It might be £1,000 or £5,000 – some people might even spend £10,000 on renovating their home. But what about £45,000? That’s the amount that’s needed to upgrade an older home to the specifications of new build homes.
That’s where new build homes come into their own. The costs of buying a house are greatly reduced when the home you’re buying is already in top condition, and you don’t need to spend money on renovating and upgrading it, on top of all the other new home costs.
Helping the Environment
Why buying a new home will save you money while helping to protect the environment.
On average, new builds in England and Wales today are 65% more energy efficient than a Victorian house of the same style.
These energy efficient homes are achieved through a combination of innovative design and using the most modern materials available, for example through the installation of boilers that only give you hot water when you need it, as well as fitting modern double glazing, using quality insulation in the roof and walls, and by creating sophisticated water drainage systems.
The benefits of buying a new build home are not only that you’ll stay warmer in winter, but that you’ll also save money on your utility bills year after year.
10 Year Warranty
With a 10 year warranty you should know if anything happens you won’t pick up the bill.
The quality of house building has improved significantly in recent years. According to the most recent industry survey, around 90% of home buyers are so satisfied with their new build homes that they would recommend their builder to a friend.
But peace of mind is about so much more than just knowing that you’re buying a quality new home, and getting great value for money. It’s also about being confident in the product you’re buying, and having the confidence that – should anything happen – you’re protected.
That’s where the Consumer Code for Home Builders and the NHBC’s 10 Year Build mark Warranty come in, when you buy a new build home.
A Wise Investment
Why buying new makes perfect sense and a wise investment.
A new build home is fresh, bright, clean and untouched by previous owners and their dodgy DIY or dubious tastes in home décor. It’s a blank canvas on which you can stamp your own style and personality.
Most house builders price their homes to sell swiftly, particularly in these competitive times. Combined with generous new buyer schemes, and help with your moving costs, you’ll get unbeatable value for money when you buy a new build home.
Today’s new builds are built to the latest environmental standards, so they’re not only better for the planet, but they’re also cheaper to run. As well as reducing carbon dioxide emissions, energy efficient new homes mean you could save up to £1,400 a year on utility bills, compared to a Victorian home of the same style.
A new home is superior to an older second hand home, offering you savings.
Buying a new build homes offers you a great range of advantages, compared to buying an older, second hand home. From the financial incentives on offer, to the savings you can make through energy efficient new homes, there are plenty of advantages to buying a new build.
What’s more, the difference in building quality between new builds and older homes is self-evident. From the foundations to the fixtures and fittings, new builds are designed to the highest standards that we expect from modern living.
Buying a new home gives you a number of affordable ownership options.
When you’re looking to buy a new home, whether you’re a first time buyer or are moving up the property ladder, there are time when things can start to seem like nothing more than an impossible dream.
But there’s no need to worry, as buying a new build home gives you a number of options that can make the ultimate goal of home ownership more affordable.
Here at Lovell Homes, we have a great choice of new buyer schemes, suitable for both first time buyers and those who are moving upwards, sideways or downsizing.