Whether you are a first-time buyer, downsizer, investor or a family looking for some extra space to grow, the benefits of buying a new build home are extensive. As the need for flexible and adaptable spaces which can accommodate the demands of everyday life continues, new build properties remain a sought-after option.
From the ability to put your own stamp on the property with your bespoke design choices, to greater energy efficiency and carefully selected locations, there is a wide range of reasons to consider buying a new build property.
Peace of mind
A new build house provides buyers with a unique peace of mind and certainty that is unparalleled when buying an older property. With brand new appliances included as standard in a Cala home, such as cookers, dishwashers and fridge-freezers from quality brands such as Siemens and Bosch, buyers needn’t worry about budgeting for these. New build homes also require minimal maintenance compared to an older house, saving you time and money. Coupled with the fact all Cala homes come with a 10-year NHBC Buildmark Warranty, a 24-hour response service for emergency calls, and two years’ after-sales service, purchasers can be assured they won’t come across unforeseen expenses shortly after moving in.
Built with safety in mind, new homes always comply with the latest Health and Safety standards, including modern consumer units and ample, well positioned sockets, multi-point locks and mains powered smoke alarms.
New build properties are built to be much more energy efficient than their older counterparts, with features such as double-glazed windows, efficient boilers, water-saving systems, and quality insulation. As part of Cala’s Sustainability Strategy, a host of green technologies are being rolled out or trialled on our sites across the UK to help make our homes even more energy efficient, including features such as PV panels, electric vehicle charging points, air source heat pumps, under floor heating and smart home technologies, such as Google Nest. View our interactive house for more information.
Location, location, location
Another benefit of buying a new build house is that the location has been very well researched and hand selected as a fantastic place to live, often close to a wide range of amenities and good transport links. There are developments to suit all sorts of lifestyles, whether proximity to local schools is a top priority, or access to vast expanses of greenspace, our experienced land teams consider these factors prior to acquiring a site and the location has been chosen for all the benefits it yields.
For example, if fantastic schools on your doorstep is high on your list of priorities, take a look at our stunning Friarsfield West development in Cults, Aberdeen. If proximity to fantastic local amenities is key, check out Langley Court in Beckenham. Or if you’re looking for somewhere that offers the best of both worlds, surrounded by greenspace yet close to the hustle and bustle of city life, Oxford’s Wolvercote Mill could be the ideal development for you. Take a look at our Homes for Sale page to view all of our developments across Scotland and England.
A vibrant new community
A lot of our customers tell us how nice it is to become part of a new neighbourhood. Our developments, whether modern or traditional in their architecture are designed to foster a sense of community.
Make your mark
For those with a flair for interior design, buying a new build property is a fantastic opportunity to put your own stamp on a blank canvas. A new home means you do not have to live with other people’s decorating disasters, and instead, can start from scratch on a completely neutral palette. Buying off-plan often means you can even choose your own kitchen, bathroom, flooring, and finishes throughout the home, with options from leading brands such as Porcelanosa and Laufen. Having the freedom to personalise your space and add your own style can make the entire process of moving even more enjoyable and stress-free.
Sylvia Eadie, Sales Executive at Cala, said: "Buyers really appreciate that we offer such high-spec options. They love the fact they can go in somewhere totally new and pick everything from scratch. When you buy a new build home, you're not forced to live with someone else's taste for any period of time, and you can customise your space to look exactly how you want it to."
Homes designed for modern life: Flexibility is key
Our Light and Space Collection is thoughtfully designed to promote sustainability, wellbeing and flexible living. Homes are cleverly designed to perfectly suit today’s lifestyle and the needs of modern, flexible living.
With more people than ever before working from home on a more permanent basis, a flexible space is essential. Rooms that can be used as offices and spaces to relax in, in order to separate work from home life, are more desirable now than in years gone by, so a well-designed home that has been created with modern living in mind is absolutely key.
Utility rooms, ensuite bathrooms and open-plan kitchen and dining areas are also incredibly popular nowadays and are much more likely to be found in a new building as opposed to an older home.
Helping you Move
From a financial perspective, there are various incentives available for those buying a new build home, which those buying a second-hand property do not benefit from. From help with deposits, stamp duty or legal fees, to Cala's Part Exchange Service, there is a wide range of assistance available.
Sylvia continued: “There is a sense of security that comes with buying a new build home that you can't get when buying an existing property. You don't have to worry about getting into a bidding war, or that the offer is going to fall through at the last minute. You know what you're paying for upfront then you can relax and look forward to moving into your new home."
Cala also boasts an up to 100% Part Exchange incentive on selected plots, in which we effectively act as a cash buyer for your existing property, providing you with the peace of mind that the sale of your home is taken care of, without having to pay for estate agent fees or reports. This scheme is used by many of our buyers across the UK and makes a move as straightforward as possible.
View our Helping You Move page for more information.
Something for everyone
Buying a new build home not only affords purchasers the chance to put their own stamp on something completely new, but also comes with a whole host of practical benefits that go much deeper than the surface level.
With a range of new build homes and apartments across England and Scotland, Cala has the expertise and incentives to suit everyone to help make your move happen. Visit our Helping you Move page for more information.