The decision whether to buy a pre-owned home versus a brand-new one can be a tricky one. Some people sit firmly in one boat, whereas others will remain open-minded when it comes to viewing their potential new home.

Both can have a lot to offer but at Holroyd Homes we have looked at what advantages a new build property has to offer over an older house.

Easier to maintain

Moving into a property that is brand new can really make the whole process of moving house much more stress-free. There’s no need to dig out your paintbrushes and hurriedly re-decorate before you even start to think about the unpacking; it’s all been done for you. Gardens in a new home tend to be easier to maintain too, meaning that there’s no need to tackle the jungle of a back garden as your first job!

Modern living

New properties tend to offer a higher specification to meet the demands of a modern family. At Holroyd Homes, we carefully design our properties with this in mind. Our homes come as standard with quality fixtures and fittings, brand new designer kitchens and stylish bathrooms.

No chain

Moving house is never stress-free, but choosing to buy a new-build property means that the upwards chain is removed and this can be a huge weight off your mind.

Your new home comes with a warranty

New homes usually come with a warranty which can really provide peace of mind when purchasing a new-build property. At Holroyd Homes, all our properties come with a 10-year structural warranty which is either LABC or a Federation of Master builders warranty. This covers the homeowner against any potential structural issues.

More energy efficient

New build homes are required to comply with strict building regulations. By adhering to the guidance provided regarding insulation, windows and doors for example, this can make them far more energy efficient than older homes. All Holroyd Homes offer a high Energy Performance certificate which can really make a difference to your bills – something that we’re all very conscious of lately!

Built with security in mind

It is a requirement of modern building standards that new build houses adhere to criteria to make them safe and secure. For example, all accessible windows have to be laminated glass and have secure locking mechanisms.

Fire and electrical regulations are also adhered to which, again, can add peace of mind when it comes to purchasing your family home. In addition, all Holroyd Homes come complete with a security alarm as standard.


Our last three new-build homes at Fold Farm have just been released on the market! If you’d like to know more, visit our website www.holroyd-homes.co.uk or email our agents at foldfarm@wmsykes.co.uk.


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