What are the benefits to buying a new build home?
Deciding whether to buy a new or old property is a question faced by most house hunters. Do you opt for the Victorian house with its period features and character or the sparkling new build that offers low-maintenance living from the start?
Each type of house, whether a new build or older property has its own distinct advantages. The older home, with its unique features, such as bay windows, high ceilings and open plan fireplaces, can come with extra considerations that involve more than just a lick of paint and new curtains.
Renovation works – before and after
We all know that it costs money to add your own personal taste and style to a home, but how much could you really end up spending? It’s estimated that the new Victorian home owner will have to spend £45,000* to upgrade their new home to new build specifications. Just decorating alone can cost the best part of £4,800 according to the Home Builders Federation (HBF), and double glazed windows can quickly amount to over £6,000 depending on the size of the property. That’s before you’ve thought about your shiny new kitchen, modern appliances, flooring and installed a new bathroom. The cost implications of upgrading a second-hand home, not to mention correcting any ropy DIY attempts which only become visible after you move in, is just one of the reasons why buying a new build is such a popular option.
The average cost of renovating an older house
So why choose a new home?
New homes, or ‘new builds’ as they’re sometimes called, are more popular than ever. Developers like ourselves are creating new homes that are energy efficient, boast fabulous contemporary designs and excellent build quality.
There are many benefits to buying a new build property:
1. Enjoy your new home immediately
When you buy a new home with BoBen, you can move in as soon as it is finished. You will find there’s no need to spend money or time redecorating and repairing your new home, and here at BoBen we even give you the option of designing your new home before it’s built, if you manage to purchase in advance. These options help to ensure your property is built exactly to your specifications and taste.
2. Relax, it’s a new home
All BoBen homes are registered with the industry recognised warranty provider LABC and provide a 10-year warranty. You can also avoid the often lengthy process of waiting for detailed surveys to be completed on your new home as your guarantee covers any unforeseen problems. That said, our new homes have advanced security features as standard, including circuit breakers, fire and smoke alarms meaning your chances of anything going wrong are greatly reduced.
3. New homes – efficiency without trying
The average new home is up to 4 x times more energy efficient than a traditional ‘second-hand’ home, due to excellent insulation and the latest energy saving devices. Our homes often have lower running costs compared to traditional homes, and provide a more eco-friendly way of living. They are also designed to minimise waste and to work in balance with the environment.
4. Location, Location, Location
When choosing a site, BoBen give careful consideration to access points and the surrounding area. This means that most of our homes are built in highly sought-after areas close to shops, public transport and other amenities. Come move day, there’s no need to feel like ‘the newcomers’ to the neighbourhood – when you buy a new home, everyone’s in the same position as you.
5. New Home, Minimum Stress
There are no upward chains to consider when buying a new build house, so the whole process is much less stressful and quicker. We will help you every step of the way and beyond your moving in date, to help you adjust during the ‘settling in’ period.
6. Contemporary Living For All
Whether you’re a first time buyer, retired, multi-generational or have a growing family looking for a larger space, BoBen create new homes designed to meet the needs of modern day living, the space in our homes is used efficiently & effectively, are strikingly different yet beautiful both inside and out.
Visual of our new homes at Bilton Fields due for completion Summer 2020
So if you are after a new home why not take a look at our latest development – Bilton Fields for all enquiries please contact us on email@example.com or fill out our Contact form.