With the government pledging to build one million new homes by 2020, more buyers are being encouraged to buy newly built properties. So what are the perks of buying a new home compared to an older property? Firstly, they are built to the latest building standards and usually come with a 10-year warranty, meaning you’re covered if you have any structural issues. They’re typically more energy efficient, too, meaning they’re cheaper to run and, depending on how close they are to completion, you may be able to add a few of your own specifications.
Here’s a selection of our favourite new builds currently for sale across the UK today. They come in all different shapes and sizes, and are on the market for a range of prices. It seems that there’s a new build to suit everyone!
Attleborough, Norfolk - £1,000,000
Having won awards and been praised for its fabulous architecture, this highly eco-friendly property has a unique structure with curved roofs, wooden cladded walls and full-height windows.
West Chiltington, West Sussex - £745,000
Built in the grounds of a former inn, this barn style new-build has period influences as well as a contemporary feel.
A wine room, an indoor swimming pool, sea views and 3.5 acres of woodland are just some of the outstanding features of this luxury property in Poole’s exclusive Canford Cliffs.
Bishopsteignton, South Devon - £725,000
Designed to make the most of the river views, this five-bedroom home has been built into the hill and has viewing balconies on three of its four floors.
Portland, Dorset - £250,000
Located near the centre of the island that’s famed for its Olympic sailing, this three-bedroom terrace house is built to the latest energy efficiency requirements and has lovely sea views.
Shrewsbury, Shropshire - £549,950
This luxury, six-bedroom home is located in an exclusive gated development, just a few minutes’ walk from Shrewsbury town centre.
Malvern, Worcestershire - £410,000
Nestled on the edge of the beautiful Malvern Hills, this four-bedroom house is one of three properties in a small development that has far-reaching views across the Severn Valley.
Allestree, Derbyshire - £574,950
This four-bedroom home has been built to an exceptionally high specification with a number of luxurious fittings including a handmade kitchen, a feature fireplace and the option of a multi-room sound system.
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire - £2,000,000
Named Footprints, this bespoke, four-bedroom property is situated in an exclusive private estate. It has a truly contemporary design with Art Deco influences.
Oakham, Rutland - £299,995
With part exchange and help-to-buy on offer, this eco-friendly, five-bedroom house is an ideal buy for second-steppers who are looking for a larger family home.
This property may look like a barn conversion, but it’s actually a complete new-build. Between the main house and the detached holiday cottage, the property has nine bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms.
Condover, Shrewsbury - £1,350,000
Set in its own gardens and grounds, this six-bedroom property has a minimalist design that makes the most of its stunning surroundings thanks to its large bi-folding doors that bring the outside in.
This stunning new development has two apartments, the Penthouse and the Garden Apartment, which both have huge windows to take in the views across Herne Bay’s charming beach front.
Burnham Market, Norfolk - £1,450,000
Situated in the heart of historic Burnham Market near the North Norfolk Coast, this four-bedroom family home has been built using local materials to match the rest of the properties in the village.
Stamford, Lincolnshire - £520,000
Tucked away just outside the old town walls, this four-bedroom townhouse has a central Stamford location and, for a limited time only, purchasers won’t have to pay stamp duty.
Any buyers who are quick off the mark can snap up this five-bedroom property in Norwich and have their own bespoke interior finish.
Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey - £1,650,000
This five-bedroom family home in Surrey has an elegant interior with a country-style design and bespoke fittings throughout.
Tollerton, Nottinghamshire - £595,000
Inside this four-bedroom house, you’ll find a magnificent open plan living space with a galleried landing, and a huge sitting room with full-height doors that open onto the rear garden.
Fitted with solar panels and built using sustainable materials, this four-bedroom house is exceptionally eco-friendly.
Boarded in grey wood, this brand new cottage is as attractive on the outside as it is on the inside.