NEW-BUILDS FAVOURED BY ONE-IN-FOUR BRITS
Did you know that one-in-four Brits* have a new-build home on their wishlist? First time buyers are favouring a ‘ready-made’ home over older properties due to the high specification that newer homes can offer, according to our recent survey. The reason? New-builds allow buyers to enjoy a hassle-free move whilst also benefiting from one major feature that most older homes fall short on… Sustainability.
From design to build, this is something that all of our teams have front-of-mind when creating our new homes, but what does sustainability mean to buyers? As a homebuilder, we have an outstanding track record of building high-quality properties that are not only comfortable, but aim to improve our customers’ quality of life. How? Through reduced running costs and environmentally-friendly features.
Countryside homes come with multiple green technologies that are built-in as standard, including energy efficient boilers and LED lighting. Plus, natural light floods each of our home designs through skylight windows** and stylish French doors leading out into the garden, both with high quality double glazing for added thermal insulation. This means that not only do our homeowners save money on their energy bills, but they can also enjoy peace of mind that their new home is having a kinder impact on the environment and their pockets.
These sustainable features are just one part of our outstanding specification, which has been highly rated by our customers and means our homes come with no hidden costs. In fact, buyers can save £1000s on a number of added extras including:
- Five ring gas hob**;
- Double oven**;
- Integrated appliances**;
- USB plug sockets;
- Chrome fittings;
- LED down lights;
- Integrated vanity units and mirrors;
- Porcelanosa bathroom tiles;
- Separate bath and shower cubicle**;
- Digital intruder alarm;
- 8m closed fencing;
- Fully turfed garden.
Speaking of cost, newer homes are made even more irresistible thanks to Help to Buy. Saving for a deposit has often been described as the biggest hurdle for first time buyers, which is why more people have been taking advantage of the 20% five-year, interest-free loan that Help to Buy offers. This also means that buyers only need a 5% deposit to secure a 75% mortgage!
So, whether you’re a first time buyer or a family or looking for their next move, all of our homes are available through Help to Buy and come with a high specification to guarantee quality and value. That’s the Countryside Distinction.
*Countryside first time buyers survey, 2017
**Specification may vary per development.