Strip it, fill it, sand it, paint it...and it still won't be as good as new!

Building quality is why new homes are superior to their rivals.

Buying a new build home offers the purchaser a host of advantages compared to older second-hand homes. From the financial incentives on offer, to the savings you can make through greater energy efficiency, there are plenty of reasons why you should buy new. The difference in quality between old and new is evident in many different ways.



1. Flooding and Drainage

At the planning stage of any development, house builders work with local planners and the Environment Agency to ensure the development is not at risk form flooding and that any ground and waste-water is efficiently drained from the site. 

2. Foundations

Believe it or not, many Victorian housing were built without foundations something unimaginable today. These foundations provide the very basis for a structurally sound home.

3. Walls

The walls of a new home are insulated so houses stay warm in winter and cool in summer, unlike older houses that can become stuffy. More advanced building materials, such as brick and timber frames, also prevent problems such as damp.

4. Windows and Doors

New homes are built with double glazed windows and doors included as standard, the majority made of PVCu. Benefits of this include better insulation and far less heat loss, plus greater security from superior locking systems, New homes are also better insulated from the sound of the outside world. 

5. Roof

Roofs on modern homes are built on trusses that are lightweight yet more secure than the thick wooden beams used in older houses.

6. Fixtures and Fittings

A newly built home means new fixtures and fittings, including kitchens, bathrooms, telephone lines, digital TV wiring and, in most cases, super fast broadband, mean no holes in walls and unnecessary DIY, and a better fit and finish.

7. Quality of Workmanship

New homes are built to a higher standard than ever before. This is reflected in our Annual Customer Satisfaction results where over 90% of new build home-owners would recommend their builder to a friend.

8. Building Regulations and 10 Year Warranty

Building regulations ensure consumers are protected in their new home,. They are continually being improved and strengthened, giving you peace of mind and a top quality home. New homes also come with a 10 Year Warranty for additional peace of mind. 

Publish date: 25/01/2017