What do millennial and Gen Z homebuyers look for
20 / 07 / 2022

What do millennial and Gen Z homebuyers look for?

Millennials, also known as Generation Y, currently make up the largest age-range population in the UK – surpassing Generation X, the Baby Boomers, and the older generations, with Generation Z not far behind. This means that these two generations have the most potential buying power, becoming the biggest driving force for economies around the world […]

best places to buy a new build home in the UK
20 / 07 / 2022

Where are the best places to buy a new-build home in the UK?

Most new-build homes come with a range of perks, from brand new fittings and a new home warranty to better energy efficiency for cheaper bills. Plus, with government schemes to assist first-time buyers, new builds offer an easier route into the property market for people looking for their first house. While you may not have […]

What’s the difference between Structural Warranty and Building Control inspections?
21 / 06 / 2022

What’s the difference between Structural Warranty and Building Control inspections?

With an ever-growing demand for new build homes, developers and builders are often under pressure to complete projects quickly. However, cutting corners to save time and money is a bad idea. Construction work should always follow best practices and both local and national rules. To ensure this happens, your local authority’s Building Control team should […]

How does the Building Safety Act affect new build warranties
17 / 06 / 2022

How does the Building Safety Act affect new build warranties?

Since the Building Safety Bill was introduced in July last year, there has been plenty of debate over the impact its reforms will have on the construction industry. Now it’s being passed into English law as the Building Safety Act, everyone in this sector needs to know which regulations are changing and when the new […]

How much does a building warranty cost
15 / 06 / 2022

How much does a building warranty cost?

While it isn’t required by law to have a building warranty, it’s often a requirement for financial lenders. So, if you want to get a mortgage to help you buy your dream home, you should make sure that the property has a structural warranty. This policy should cover your property against latent structural defects from […]

New build home insurance to get a mortgage
23 / 05 / 2022

Do I need new build home insurance to get a mortgage?

If you’re planning to buy, or have just bought, a new build home – congratulations! The first thing you should consider, in order to protect your investment, is new build home insurance. Often, the builder or developer will have taken this out on your behalf. However, it’s important to ask who the provider is, and […]

What does self build insurance cover
20 / 05 / 2022

What does self build insurance cover?

Whether you’ve just purchased a new plot of land ready to build a new home, or you’ve already begun to lay the foundations, self build insurance is one of the most important things to consider. In fact, this type of insurance can even be required by law, so you must ensure you have it in […]

new build snag checklist
11 / 05 / 2022

Does a new build home need a snagging survey?

Buying a new build home is exciting, but it’s important to be sure of what you’re getting before you commit to a sale. Nobody wants to move into their dream house just to discover endless problems with the building down the line. This is why it’s so important to thoroughly inspect the property before completion, […]

signs of structural defects
13 / 04 / 2022

Signs of structural damage to look out for in your house

What causes structural defects? There are many possible causes of structural flaws, but they often start with defective design and workmanship. For example, an architect could make a mistake in their building plans, an engineer could make a miscalculation, or a contractor could purchase the wrong materials for the project. Whether the plans are accurate […]

Can you get a building warranty for a barn conversion
11 / 04 / 2022

Can you get a building warranty for a barn conversion?

While many first-time buyers prefer the reassurance of a brand-new building, lots of people want to live somewhere more unique than a ‘cookie-cutter’ development. For some, their dream home is a self-build from the ground up, but for others, it’s an existing structure renovated into a residence. With land at a premium, it makes sense […]

 

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