Lots of new build home developments can be found close to rural settings. And with this, comes the opportunity to enjoy fresh air and countryside, all on your doorstep. With a focus on the north of the country, we look at some of the new homes currently available near countryside walks. Take a look…
With 2022 coming to a close, we look ahead to the New Year and some of the exciting new build home developments you can find in 2023. We’ve gone across the country to bring you a flavour of what’s available if you hope to buy a new build in the new year. Take a look…
The House Building Federation (HBF) published a new report last week. It showed new build properties can save buyers an average of £2,000 on their energy bills each year.
With the cost of living and other economic factors taking hold, will energy bill savings be enough to entice people to buy new-build homes?
Have you bought a new build home with a small garden or a brand-new apartment with limited balcony space? Perhaps you are wondering how you can make best use of such areas?
We share some of our best ideas for small gardens and balconies. Take a look – you might just find the inspiration you need.
We focus on all things new-build homes as we recognise New Homes Week which runs from 21st – 27th March 2022. The week is a celebration of new homes, supported by the Home Builders Foundation (HBF) and looks at promoting the benefits of buying a new-build.
To put new homes in the spotlight, we look at some facts, statistics, benefits, and share a few links to new-build homes which can be found on our website, New Homes Place.
Before 2021 came to an end, the publication of the New Homes Quality Code was announced. That means, this year will see the introduction of the new arrangements across as much of the UK as possible. Also, it is expected that over the course of this year, all housing developers will register with the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB).
We find out more about the code of practice and what it means for new build home customers, and housing developers.
Since Covid and the lockdowns which followed, many apartment renters or owners chose to
move on and buy a house or bigger home away from the city centre. But when it comes to
modern living, from a climate conscious as much as a social standpoint, there are lots of
benefits to living in an apartment. If you’re thinking Why Buy a New Apartment, then here are
some of our top reasons.
With news of record property prices again this week, first-time buyers will be ever keener to take advantage of deals to get on the property ladder.
If you are a first-time buyer and looking for a new-build home, you will know there are now regional price caps across the Help to Buy scheme. We take a look at some of the developments which have homes available with Help to Buy, across the different regions.
It’s time to get ready for New Homes Week. This year, the consumer awareness campaign from
The Home Builders Federation (HBF) takes place from 27 February to 3 March. The campaign
has been named ‘Make your move’ and will focus on the many benefits of new build homes.
We find out more…
What do you do if you are due to move into your new-build home before Christmas? With so much to prepare with Christmas itself – how will you be able to organise a smooth move and get all the necessaries completed? We share some tips on moving over the festive period and what to prioritise when it comes to moving into your new-build before Christmas.
If you visit our new homes website, you will see Tilia Homes on the homepage as a Featured
Homebuilder. You might know the company better as Kier Living since the company
rebranded to Tilia Homes following the sale from Kier Group to Terra Firma in 2021.
We take a closer look at the British housebuilder and share some of the new-build home
developments they currently have available.
Read on to find out more.
It’s a fact, space can often be at a premium in new-build homes. More often than not the overall footprint is smaller than that of an older, traditional property. There’s valid reason for that when you consider that land on which to build new homes is in short supply.
We’ve put together some tips to maximise space in a new-build home. A few clever, creative ideas can really make the difference. Find out more…
We know there’s greater demand for homes with extra space for a home office to allow working from home. But what about getting to the office? Although journeys won’t be as frequent as homeworking prevails, there will still be some need to commute into work.
We highlight a selection of new-build homes in commuter towns and look at why these areas are important for homebuyers
You’ve bought your new-build home and you are now the proud owner of a garden. How will you look after it? What should you plant? How much should you pave or use as a patio? Whichever way you hope to use your space outside, we’ve put together some garden ideas for your new-build home. Read more about them here.
This month we turn our attention to the East side of the country and focus on Lincolnshire from a new homes perspective. The region, especially North Lincolnshire has reported significant house price increases of late – we share more about these and explore the new home availability in the area.
The pandemic has done little to negatively impact the housing market. In fact, it’s been quite the opposite with a ‘crazy’ year of house sales instead. And interestingly, location still matters for new home buyers, which we explore more about here.
You may have heard in the news recently, that one of the country’s biggest housebuilders is
ditching gas in some of its new homes. Yes, Redrow confirmed it will be switching to heat
pumps as standard for heating all of its detached properties. This is a significant step and
sends a big message to others in the industry as the government looks to roll out ‘The Future
Homes Standard’ and making new-build properties gas free by 2025.
Despite the difficult economic conditions over the last few months, the registration of new homes between July and September were some of the highest since 2007. However, the NHBC warn of a ‘slowdown ahead’. We look at the figures, including where new home registrations are the highest. Find out more…
Some new Future Homes Standard guidance has been launched by the NHBC Foundation. With climate change a global topic, we look more closely at the plans and aims for the housebuilding sector when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. What can you expect in the future from new-build homes? Read on to find out…
Are you buying a new-build or shortly due to be moving into a brand-new home?
Once you have received your completion date for your new home, it’s only natural to be
excited to get packed and move in. But, before you do, there are a few important things to
See our checklist for moving into a new-build home.
Buying a first property has never been so difficult, or expensive. But when there are Shared Ownership opportunities like those with Sovereign Housing, owning a first home can become a true reality. Find out more about shared ownership and which properties we have available with Sovereign Housing Association across the South of the country.
Back in June we reported on the trial of a new housebuilding industry-led mortgage scheme, Deposit Unlock, in the North East of England. Today, the scheme rolls out nationally with 17 major housebuilders taking part. But what is the scheme and who can quality for it? Find out more about Deposit Unlock.
According to the latest government housebuilding data, in the first quarter of this year, the number of new homes built was the highest figure for more than 20 years. When you consider there’s a shortage of houses to meet the demand, this is welcome news for all. Here’s more information about the figures.
To ensure the fastest broadband speeds for new homes, the government recently announced an amendment to the Building Regulations 2010. The change means new homes in England must now be built with gigabit broadband connections.
We look more closely at broadband for new homes, from why it’s important, to who benefits. Read more here…
With the increasing cost of living impacting all of us, we look at how to afford a new-build
home. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’re looking to step up to an energy efficient new
build, we share tips on affordability and budgets.
While saving, and buying, is more difficult with increased costs – it’s not impossible.
Here’s what we recommend…
So far, it’s been a testing year economically for many businesses, including housebuilders. We look at some of the latest completions figures to see how new build homes are performing in 2022. Find out more.
With the current energy crisis affecting millions, we look at how a new-build home can help with rising energy costs.
We’ve seen a shift in priorities for homebuyers in the last year. As the energy price cap hits record levels in response to unprecedented energy wholesale prices, energy efficient homes are in demand.
And new-build homes can make a massive difference to the cost of annual energy bills, with hundreds of pounds able to be saved. We find out how and why.
You’ve bought your dream home and all you need to do now is get settled. While it might not be top of your agenda when you first move in, you should spend time thinking about the security for your new-build home. We look at some of the simple steps you can take, and share tips for keeping your new home secure. Read more…
If you’re a first-time buyer, you might be wondering where the most affordable places to buy a new-build home are. With house prices continuing to increase, there is concern that the next generation of buyers will be priced out of affording a new-build home.
As well as the most affordable, we also look at the least affordable places in the country to buy a new-build home. Find out more.
From today, the nil rate band for Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) will reduce to £250,000 until the Stamp Duty holiday comes to a complete end in September. We look at what this means for first-time buyers, or anyone currently buying or looking to buy a new-build home and hoping to benefit from stamp duty savings. Find out more…