New Build

Take 5… New build homes

New Build

There are plenty of reasons why you should consider a new build. We’ve picked five homes that might sway you to consider one for your next house purchase.

Wooden beams, sloping ceilings and quirky reading nooks. Many buyers swoon at the thought of a home full of history and character – and we can’t blame them. But, there are plenty of reasons why you should consider a new build, many of which we explore in a recent blog.

So, what is so appealing about them?

A new build home can be a blank canvas. In fact, many developments offer properties off-plan. This means you can help design your dream home before it’s been built – and even have the option to choose your own fixtures and fittings. This could be anything from paint colours and cabinets, to lighting and plug sockets. It gives you the freedom to make it entirely suited to your needs – and takes the hassle away from doing any of the decorating when you move in.

Aside from the aesthetics, there are many other reasons why buyers are tempted by a new build. According to our Housing Futures research, three quarters of home movers highlighted that having a more energy efficient home is an important reason to move. Newer properties have energy performance requirements and so will benefit from modern insulation, double or even triple glazing and often the latest eco tech. This may mean your energy bills are considerably cheaper.

If we still haven’t swayed you to consider a new build for your next house purchase, we’ve picked five homes that might:

Leas Pavillion

Folkestone, Kent

If you’re considering a new build but still want an element of period charm, Leas Pavillion could be for you. The building is an old tea room which is being restored to its former glory. But, if that wasn’t enough to tempt you, it also has panoramic sea views.

The Walled Garden

Ascot, Berkshire

It doesn’t get much more suited to modern living than the accomodation on offer at the Walled Garden. There’s plenty of sleek fixtures and fittings – including underfloor heating powered by air source heat pumps and solar panels.

Oceanic House

Cockspur Street, London

If you’re looking for a great location in the capital, there aren’t many places that rival the position of Oceanic House. The property lies at the intersection of Pall Mall, and Haymarket, linking St James’s to the West End.

Topsham Road


This apartment located in a prime spot in the city of Exeter would appeal to anyone with minimilist style. Perhaps the most impressive room is the open plan living area which includes a comtemporary kitchen and double doors leading to a roof terrace.

Topsham Road, Exeter

The Lucan Chelsea


Just a short stroll from one of London’s iconic roads you’ll find The Lucan, a development on the site of the former Chelsea police station. It offers luxury interiors, light-filled spaces and even a full concierge service.

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