New builds – Benefits to buying a Bowbridge Home
New build homes are a great option whether you’re a first time buyer, a growing family, or resizing. But what really are the benefits of buying a new build home?
First of all, they are exactly that – brand new! It’s much less likely that you will require the same level of maintenance that you might face when buying an older property, which means you can move straight in without having to worry about any hidden costs. Our homes also come with a 10 Year NHBC New Homes Warranty – which ensures that they have been built to the highest standards and any unlikely defects will be put right (in the first two years) and structural defects within years 3-10. As with any insurances or warranties, we would always advise to check the small print and cover dates to make sure you know exactly what’s covered and how long for.
New builds are also built to the latest building rules and regulations, which ensures they are built to be as energy efficient as possible. The benefits of this means that your energy bills should be cheaper, lowering the long term costs of running a house in comparison with an older property. With the latest specifications included, there shouldn’t be any major repairs for the first few years and as part of our experience, there are a number of options that you can personalise within your build such as worktops, floor tiles and kitchen cupboard doors. So you really can move straight in!
With a larger floor space than your typical housebuilder, our homes have a flexible design with multifunctional spaces and easy access to the outdoors. They are designed with today’s living in mind so if you need to work from home, have a growing family or need an extra bedroom – you can absolutely have this without having to compromise, which often happens when purchasing older houses that were designed for a different way of living.
Whilst you can choose to upgrade your house specifications to personalise it to your needs, a new build essentially comes as a blank canvas – ready for you to put your own stamp on it! Walls are ready for wallpapering or adding a pop of your favourite colour without the hassle of scraping, filling and prepping before you can even pick up a brush!
They are also a superb choice for a first time buyer – we provide a full handover and show you all the important things you need to know when moving into a new property such as where the stopcock is, how to set your heating and where to find your outdoor tap or power. We put all of this and more into a Welcome Pack so you can refer back to it when you need, making the whole process a lot less stressful! If you are interested in buying a new build, why not head over to our latest developments and see what we have to offer?