Built for today: Spotlight on Meadow Fields, York

Five star housebuilder Barratt Homes reveals the benefits of new build properties to York residents this New Homes Week

14 May 2018: Award-winning housebuilder, Barratt Homes, is sharing the benefits of choosing a new build property this New Homes Week, which takes place from the 14th-18th May. Perks identified include cost-savings on energy use, homes built with modern day lifestyles in mind, and neighbours looking to build a community.

The housebuilder, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary during New Homes Week this May, offers a large variety of high-quality new homes at its Meadow Fields development in Boroughbridge, York, which are built with the modern day in mind. These include energy efficient properties, large windows and open-plan living space; something that often cannot be achieved when purchasing an older property and involves extensive and costly renovations.

Spotlight on: Meadow Fields

Barratt Homes’ Meadow Fields development in Boroughbridge, York, offers a stylish collection of two and four bedroom homes, available to purchase from £201,995. Situated on the fringe of Boroughbridge, Meadow Fields offers easy access to the A1M, as well as the local town and great nearby facilities, making it the ideal development for families and professionals alike.

Benefits of buying new: Built for the future

Unlike older homes, new builds are created with today and the future in mind. Offering a wealth of modern functions, such as energy efficiency and significantly less maintenance thanks to new fixtures and quality finishes, moving into a new build means that you won’t need to spend extra money or time updating a property; a huge task that can cost homeowners up to an astonishing £45,000[1]. What’s more, choosing a new build gives buyers the opportunity to create a home exactly the way they want it, by selecting their preferred flooring, appliances, fixtures, fittings and more. Therefore, purchasing a new home will not only save a significant amount of money in the long-run, but will also allow buyers to create a home that meets their needs and preferences.

A friendly neighbourhood

Buying a new home isn’t just about the house itself, but also the surrounding people and place. While moving to a new area can seem daunting, purchasing a new build property means that movers are able to really benefit from that all-important community aspect, as everybody is in the same position. Most people will be looking to be a part of their new community and will be on the lookout for a friendly face in their new surroundings; this shared situation can help everyone to feel at home in their new properties and quickly create friendships and welcoming communities.

Save money by saving on energy

Following a report published by the Home Builders Federation[2], it has been revealed that opting for a new build property could save homeowners a considerable amount of money in the long term. The modern material and building techniques used by Barratt Homes means new homes can be up to 45% – 55% more energy efficient, significantly reducing bills and running costs. According to Energy Performance Certificate data, more than eight out of 10 new builds have the top A or B rating for energy efficiency compared to just 2.2% of existing properties, including all the properties available at Barratt Homes’ Meadow Fields development in York. This means that new build homeowners will spend on average £443.30 a year (£276 heating / £108 hot water / £60 lighting), well under half of the £1,072 the owner of a less energy efficient home can expect to spend – saving, on average, £52 a month, or £629 a year. That’s approximately the equivalent to a takeaway morning coffee every working day of the year, or a season ticket to a premiership football club!

Peace of mind, guaranteed

If all those benefits aren’t enough, buying a new build property also means that movers are guaranteed direct support onsite from Barratt Homes’ helpful team of Sales Advisers, who are there to help new homeowners every step of the way and even while they settle in. In addition to this, purchasers who reserve a new build can also take advantage of a variety of schemes available, including Help-to-Buy and Part Exchange as well as a ten year guarantee, giving homeowners peace of mind and a helping hand when securing a new home.