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Antler Homes promotes advantages of buying new for New Homes Week

16th May 2016

Popularity of buying a new home is at an all-time high, finds Antler Homes.

The luxury housebuilder is promoting the advantages of buying new as part of New Homes Week, a campaign backed by the Home Builders Federation (HBF), which starts on May 16th. The campaign aims to help promote the technological, environmental and financial advantages that purchasing a new build home can have.

Supporting the campaign, Sales Director for Antler Homes, Denise Stewart, expressed her hopes that New Homes Week would help to change some of the misconceptions associated with new build properties.

She said: “At Antler Homes we specialise in designing small collections of luxury bespoke houses that differ from many other housebuilders but still benefit from the advantages of buying new.

“Unfortunately, many people still have preconceived feelings towards new homes, but advanced build techniques and improved economical technology have helped to raise the quality of new homes to incredibly high standards.

“Building new also means we can design each home to suit the conveniences of modern day living, with open-plan spaces, motion-sensitive lighting and additional charging points just some of our considerations. The 10-year structural guarantees we offer with our new homes is also an attractive proposition for many home-hunters too.”

Executive Chairman for the HBF, Stewart Baseley, spoke of the financial benefits to buying new, saying: “A house is not a home until you’ve made it so. Whether that’s changing the layout, the décor or just adding your own personal touches here and there, it all adds up to turning something into more than just bricks and mortar. But all this means added expense, and our survey found that for a lot of people this means spending thousands of pounds. Upgrading a second hand home to the standard of a new build can cost up to £45,000.

“Buying a new build home means you do not need to spend money upgrading a new home. Buyers can work with their house builder to choose the style and finish of their new home; from what kitchen worktops to have, to the tiling in the bathroom, and most things in between.”

According to the HBF, living in a new build home compared to a Victorian equivalent house could save residents up to £1,400 a year on utility bills.

Denise continued: “The current interest rates and savings that can be made on energy bills thanks to higher levels of insulation and modern day appliances, makes buying new more attractive than ever before.

“We’d encourage people to visit our showhomes to experience the build quality and high standard of finish first hand, as well as speak with our sales team, who are always more than happy to help.”