Bristol Homes ‘At Risk Of Subsidence’

Anyone buying a new-build home can benefit from new build snagging inspections to ensure everything is as it should be, but this is particularly true if there are potential issues with the local land a property is built on. While flood risks are a concern for many, others will consider the potential risk of subsidence […]

Birmingham New Homes Scheme Gets Green Light

A new housing scheme in Birmingham has been given the green light by planners, providing a new use for a site that has been derelict for 20 years. Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital have gained planning permission to build 438 new homes on the site in Balsall Heath once occupied by Joseph Chamberlain Sixth […]

Tips For Viewing A House On A New-Build Estate

Many people are attracted to the idea of buying a new build house, which they will be the first to occupy. A well-constructed new home certainly has plenty of advantages, such as a good state of repair, and a high level of energy efficiency. However, not all residential developments are built to the same standards. […]

New Build Family Home Flooded With Sewage

A family home on a new build estate in Boulton Moor, Derbyshire, has been repeatedly flooded with raw sewage. A couple with two young children moved into the home in March, and have been plagued with repeated drainage problems which have been inadequately dealt with by the developer, Derbyshire Live reports. Mother Trish Fearn experienced […]

How Much Does It Cost To Fix Snagging Issues?

When people choose to move into a new-build home, the last thing they want to experience is any major problems with their new dream home as soon as they move in. For some homeowners, the appeal of a new-build is that without having any previous owners, everything should be perfect, untouched and unsullied, but unfortunately […]

Only A Quarter Of Homebuyers Confident In New-Builds

The government is on a drive to build thousands of homes all over the country, but only a quarter of prospective house-buyers would be confident in the overall finish of a new-build property. This is according to a study by Insinkerator, which asked 270 households across the UK what they thought about new-build homes. It […]

Things to Consider When Buying A New-Build Home

The number of new-build homes available in the UK is on the increase, helping to meet a much-needed demand for more residential properties, which have been in short supply for several years. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) 245,000 new homes were built in the year from April 2019 to March 2020. Even […]

5 Most Common New-Build Snagging Issues

If you’re buying a new build home, you’ll likely be told to check for ‘snagging defects’ before moving in. These checks will allow you to check for minor repairs, such as chipped paint and unhinged kitchen cupboards, and can save you thousands in repairs in the long run, if, for example, you later discover a […]

New Housing Development Prepares To Tackle Surface Water Issues

The issue of climate change is never far from the news headlines, and the impact this could have on housing is one of the biggest concerns Britons may have about it. Many experts believe we are already seeing the impact of climate change through increases in both the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, […]

UK’s Biggest House Developers Accused Of Being Too Powerful

The four biggest housebuilders in the UK; namely Barratt, Countrywide, Persimmon, and Taylor Wimpey, have been accused of deliberately slowing down construction and suppressing competition. An article in The Spectator claims that the buyers of new build homes suffer as a direct result of this. The article pinpoints the problem as being the ever-lengthening delays […]