14 July 2020
From brand new fixtures and fittings to providing a blank canvas on which to stamp your own style, the benefits of buying new are plain to see.
It goes without saying that one of the biggest attractions of purchasing a new build property is the instant blank canvas that it offers. Having the freedom to personalise your own space rather than live with the décor choices from the previous owner means you can stamp your own style on your home, right from the point of purchase. If you buy ‘off-plan’, you could get the chance to choose your kitchen, bathroom, flooring and colour scheme from the start – meaning your home is personalised to you before you’ve even thought of furniture and soft furnishings.
Look a little deeper, however, and buying new comes with a whole host of other advantages over second hand properties.
Award-winning housebuilder, CALA Homes, explores the practical benefits of purchasing a new build home – and they go far beyond good looks…
1. HIGH SPEC AS STANDARD
Unlike their second-hand counterparts, you can be assured that your new-build home will be built to a modern specification and to the latest building and energy standards. Central heating, double glazing, high-quality insulation and quality fitted bathrooms and kitchens, complete with integrated appliances, tend to come as standard in new build properties – meaning there are no nasty (or costly) surprises left by previous owners when you move in.
2. DETAILED DESIGN
At CALA, we pride ourselves on creating imaginatively designed homes that maximise light and space. Generous and open-plan layouts – particularly in the kitchen, dining areas and garden rooms – are perfect for busy family life. Separate sitting rooms provide more formal spaces and dedicated study areas reflect the increasing trend of home working. What’s more, CALA’s Light & Space range of homes have been carefully designed to make the best use of natural light – with roof lights, glazed roof lanterns and wide windows with low sills inviting light into all areas of the home. Clever storage is also factored into each of our homes; from cloakrooms and fitted bathroom units to walk-in wardrobes and dressing rooms.
3. EMBRACING ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Today’s new build homes are built to be much more energy efficient than older homes – meaning they’re cheaper to run, and are much more environmentally-friendly. Double-glazed windows, efficient boilers, water-saving systems and quality insulation are just some of the energy saving benefits of new builds.
4. PEACE OF MIND
Buying a house is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, so it’s only natural to want reassurance that any issues with your property will be swiftly dealt with. The NHBC provides a warranty that covers 80% of the new build market, with the Local Authority Building Control Warranty (LABC) and Premier Guarantee covering the remaining 20%. What’s more, CALA homes come with the 10-year NHBC Buildmark Warranty, a 24-hour response service for emergencies and a two-year after-sales service for all new purchasers.
Unlike when buying a second-hand home, there are a whole host of incentives available to help get you moving when purchasing a new build home. From help with deposits, stamp duty or legal fees, to the support of the Government through Help to Buy Equity Loans, there’s plenty of practical and financial support available. What’s more, CALA’s up to 100% Part Exchange incentive – which is used by almost a third of our purchasers across the UK - makes a move as straight-forward as possible. We effectively acting 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. With no estate agents’ fees, marketing or report costs incurred, the service could also save thousands of pounds on the overall cost of the move. You can also stay put in your current home until your new CALA home is ready.
6. READY FOR YOU
When there is a need to move quickly, a new build home could be the answer. CALA’s ‘ready for you’ homes are build-complete and ready for immediate occupation – meaning you could be settling into a new home in as little as four weeks. Whilst buying ‘off plan’ allows you to choose your fixtures, fittings, colour scheme and flooring – which of course has its own set of benefits – ‘ready for you’ homes have already been designed to the highest standards with high-quality kitchens, bathrooms, and flooring, so you’re able to see first-hand the layout and quality both inside and out.
7. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Finally, when you’re looking for a new build home you can be assured that your housebuilder has carried out plenty of research into finding the ideal location – making new developments so much more than just places to live. They’re often close to a whole host of amenities, have good transport links and are near to schools. Often, you’ll be buying into a brand new community; many larger new build developments are being delivered alongside new facilities, schools and open space.
It’s fair to say that there are numerous practical advantages aligned with purchasing a new build property that stretch far beyond their impressive good looks – meaning you’ll soon be reaping the benefits of a brand new home that is perfectly suited to your lifestyle. Just ask CALA today.
Visit www.cala.co.uk to find your new home today.