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Why buy a new build home

Whether you are a first-time buyer, need more space, downsizing or making an investment, there’s a whole host of reasons to buy a new build home.

From buying a brand-new energy efficient property that’s never been lived in and that doesn’t require any DIY to the wide range of schemes that are available to help you buy, we believe a new home is the right decision for you.

8 Reasons to buy new

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1.  Energy efficient homes that help you save on your bills

According to the Home Builders Federation, on average, energy bills for new build homes are 55% cheaper. The monthly average energy bill for a new build property is £109, whereas the bill for an existing property is £245 – that's a saving of £135* per month or £1,627 per year. 

Did you know that new build houses use 55% less energy than older counterparts. It's thanks to A-rated boilers, low energy LED lighting, a greater amount of insulation and installing appliances with high efficiency ratings.

2. No major DIY necessary

There’s no need to spend your weekends sanding down skirting or re-tiling your bathroom to bring your home up to scratch. With a new build home, you get all the latest in kitchen and bathroom design along with our outstanding specification. In fact, at some of our developments you will get the chance to have your say by choosing the design of your kitchen and bathroom.

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3. A blank canvas to make your own

The moment you get the keys to your new build home, you can put your feet up and relax. But there’s also room to put your own stamp on your new home if you want to get creative with your furnishings or put a splash of colour on the walls.

4. A selection of schemes to suit everyone

Whether you are a first-time buyer or already own your own home, there are options to help you along the way. First-time buyers can choose from schemes such as Deposit Assist and First Homes while existing homeowners may want to consider our Home Exchange or Smooth Move scheme. Another option, the Deposit Unlock scheme, is open to both first-time buyers and existing homeowners.

You can find out more about the schemes we have available to use in our Ways to buy section. If you want to talk them through you can give one of our sales consultants a call and they’ll be happy to help.

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5. Peace of mind with a 10-year warranty and insurance

All our homes are built to National House-Building Council (NHBC) standards – the technical benchmark for newly-built homes.

As standard our homes also come with long-term reassurance thanks to a NHBC 10-year warranty and insurance (or equivalent). 

You can read more about our new homes warranty here.

6. Become part of a community

We understand how important it is to get to know your neighbours, that's why prior to you moving in we arrange an event to introduce you to other homeowners and the Countryside team.

We put a great deal of care and consideration into the way we design our developments. We do this by following the Countryside Building Communities approach on every project. From master-planning and design, through to building and aftercare, working closely with communities and our partners throughout the development journey. You can read more about how we build communities here.

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7. There’s no forward chain

Buying a new build can help take away the stress of getting stuck in a lengthy chain, as the home you are moving into will have never been occupied. 

By using our Home Exchange scheme you can benefit from a cash buyer and even remain in your existing home until your new Countryside home is ready.

Find out more about Home Exchange

8. An opportunity for investment

Investing in a new-build home comes with plenty of benefits. You will be buying a home that tenants can move straight into without the need to fork out money for renovations. We build our homes in sought-after locations that are attractive to buyers and renters alike. Our high-quality homes also come with the reassurance of a 10-year warranty. Along with regular rental income in the short-term, you will also be able to enjoy long term capital growth as house prices rise.

Read more here

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