Why buy a new-build home? Here’s how you could benefit
Buying a home requires a lot of consideration – and so it should, as it’s a decision that will have an enormous impact on your everyday life.
One of the biggest questions you may be asking yourself when choosing where to move is whether or not you should buy new-build.
This blog aims to outline the main advantages of buying new, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision.
Be the first owner
The beauty of buying a new-build home is that it is a completely blank canvas that’s just waiting for you to make it your own.
Buying a property second-hand invariably comes with various remedial works and decorating that needs to be carried out before you can properly settle in. With a new-build home, there are no picture hooks to remove, no cracks to fill, no old carpets to clean or replace and certainly no questionable ‘feature walls’ to paint over.
Buying new means the space is perfectly finished and completely yours from day one, so you’ll always feel at home.
Useful support to help you move
When you buy new, your money gets you more than just a home, you’ll also benefit from expert guidance throughout a process that can often be intimidating and stressful – especially if you’re a first-time buyer.
The team at Kier is here to help you every step of the way. From your initial enquiry, right through to handing you the keys, we are only ever a phone call away and ready to provide you with the help you need.
Let us ease some of the hassle so you have more time to concentrate on getting excited about your brand-new chapter.
You’ll save energy
There’s no doubt that the advantages of buying a new home are abundant, however, with global warming posing an ever-increasing threat and rising energy prices pushing the cost of living to new heights, the biggest advantage of all is arguably energy efficiency.
It’s never been more important to save money on your energy bills and choosing to buy new-build is one of the most effective ways to reduce your living costs. In fact, according to a report from the Home Builders Federation, you could be saving an average of £36 per month.
So, how can a house be more energy efficient? Below we’ve listed a few factors that play an important part.
Design, materials & building techniques
As a new home is designed and built from the ground up, extensive planning can be put into ensuring that every element and stage of the process is as energy efficient as possible.
Therefore, only the most sustainable materials are used, such as timber frames instead of bricks and cement and recycled materials where possible – all constructed using only the most modern and efficient methods. This ensures your home has the smallest-possible carbon footprint from the very beginning.
Furthermore, every home has been painstakingly designed to ensure that, once built, it works as hard as it can to save you money. Taking into consideration things like the heating and cooling of interior spaces, lighting vs. daylight, and air sealing can all make a significant difference.
Learn more about how sustainability sits at the heart of everything we do at Kier.
Heating & insulation
Not only are new-build homes equipped with the most modern, energy-efficient and best-performing heating systems, they’re also excellently insulated, with extensive loft insulation to keep heat in when it matters.
This high-performance is complemented by the inclusion of double-glazed windows as standard, with trickle vents to ensure your home can breathe easily while keeping the warmth in.
Finally, new-build homes are fitted with the latest appliances, which are designed to be as energy efficient as possible. Examples could be energy-saving light bulbs to maximise light while minimising consumption, or restricted-flow taps that reduce water wastage.
NHBC 10-year warranty
Buying a home is a big investment. When you take out a mortgage, you do so with your future in mind and therefore the house you’re going to buy needs to be able to support that future.
The last thing you want when making such a big decision is any concerns around quality, that’s why when you buy a new home with Kier, you can be absolutely sure it has been built to high modern standards, using industry-approved materials and methods.
For additional peace of mind, all Kier’s new-build homes come with a 10-year NHBC warranty, meaning you’re covered against many major issues.
Easy buying process
The uncertainty that can be involved with buying a home in a chain can be extremely wearing. The period between making an offer and completing on your sale is often a nail-biting time when it feels like everything is hanging in the balance.
The beauty of buying a new-build home is that there is no onward chain, which dramatically reduces the stress involved with moving. Not only does it make the buying process much less hassle, but it also means things move a lot quicker, so you can be enjoying your new home sooner.
When you move into a new-build property, you’re not just creating a new home for you and your family, but you’re also helping to create a brand-new community.
Being surrounded by like-mined people who all share the same excitement at building something new can be an inspiring experience and invariably results in not just a healthy community for future generations, but also friends for life.