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Building Vs. Buying – The Advantages Of Contracting A New Build

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Imagine your perfect home – it’s going to be something personal, unique to you and your family’s wants and needs, and unlikely to be something easy to find readily on the housing market. It’s no wonder then that, with the difficulties in the housing market and the time consuming complexity involved in trying to track down exactly what you want, more and more people are turning to new builds rather than buying a property.

Combined with the cost saving involved with handling the build project yourself (compared with a ‘ready built’ property), new builds represent a fantastic choice for potential homeowners looking for a property that really suits them.

Incredibly Energy Efficient

New build properties are graded on their energy efficiency and sustainability in nine key areas, under the 2006 Code for Sustainable Homes, which are as follows:

  • energy/carbon dioxide
  • water
  • materials
  • surface water run-off
  • waste
  • pollution
  • health and well-being
  • management
  • ecology
  • What’s great about designing your own new build property is that you get to control exactly what level of efficiency your home achieves and how it does it – if you’d prefer adopting ground source heat pumps and solar thermal panels over biomass boilers then it’s your choice to make. What’s more, installing these energy efficient systems at the initial construction phase makes it more cost effective compared with installing them at a later date.

    Of course, compared with older properties, the improvement in energy efficiency will be rather significant, as existing properties are not subject to the same regulations and rating systems.

    A Home Specifically Designed For You

    One of the biggest bug-bears of house hunting is having to trawl around countless properties that don’t quite meet what it is you’re looking for in a home. There aren’t enough bedrooms, the kitchen’s too small, it’s missing en-suites – the list is endless. What opting for a new build property gives you is complete creative freedom over your property – you won’t have to settle for a house that doesn’t quite meet your needs, or pay for features or rooms that you don’t want.

    If you want a home that’s focussed on making the most of your space as a couple or individual, or if you need to design something focussed on family life, then it’s completely up to you – whether you want three bedrooms or just one and extra space to play with, you can design whatever your perfect home is.

    If you’re considering a new build property over buying an already-constructed home, and have considered the numerous advantages of taking control over what your property is like, then we here at Blackstone Construction can help.

    As a family run construction company with years of experience producing impeccably high quality new builds, conversions and refurbishments, you can trust us to take care of the entire new build process – from designing and planning to construction, finishing and aftercare. To organise a free survey and quote, simply call us today on 0208 902 8318 or get in touch using our website’s online contact form.

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