New Homes

Countrywide reacts to the Budget planning announcements

Countrywide reacts to the Budget planning announcements

by on Thursday 16 July, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

The current UK housing shortage was once again highlighted in George Osborne’s budget last week. The planning system was a standout feature in which planning for brown...

Site managers take great Pride in the Job

Site managers take great Pride in the Job

by on Tuesday 23 June, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

The home-building industry's equivalent of the Oscars is NHBC's Pride in the Job competition. Running for 35 years, the Pride in the Job Awards recognise the unique...

House builders recognised for outstanding health and safety practice

House builders recognised for outstanding health and safety

by on Monday 1 June, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

54 house-building sites across the country have been Commended in the first round of judging for NHBC's Health & Safety Awards 2015, acknowledging their dedication...

What to expect when moving into a new home

What to expect when moving into a new

by on Wednesday 27 May, 2015 in Moving Homes, New Homes

Today's new-build homes include many improvements and efficiencies but, like most new things, a newly-built property needs to be allowed to ‘settle’ to adjust to the...

Top tips for show home visits

Top tips for show home visits

by on Tuesday 28 April, 2015 in Homeowner advice, New Homes

Spring is the time of year when many start to think about moving home. If you're considering a new build home then your journey will usually start with a visit to a...

UK’s first Code Level 6 individual home with NHBC cover

UK’s first Code Level 6 individual home with

by on Thursday 23 April, 2015 in Industry News, New Homes

Driving down an old bridle path in Hanslope near Milton Keynes, the path is lined by stunning barn conversions, and over the years, what was farmland and rundown...

Planting trees in a new build development

Planting trees in a new build development

by on Monday 20 April, 2015 in Homeowner advice, Moving Homes, New Homes

If you've just moved into a new-build development and are a keen gardener, you'll be wanting to start adding colour and texture to your outdoor spaces.  And it's a...

8 reasons to buy a new build home

8 reasons to buy a new build home

by on Thursday 26 March, 2015 in New Homes

The standard of new build homes in the UK has never been higher than it is today. In the National New Homes Survey published March 2015, 86% of new home owners said...

Have your say about  your new build home …

Have your say about your new build

by on Wednesday 25 March, 2015 in New Homes

Soon after you move into a new build home or a newly converted home, you’ll receive a survey asking you to rate the quality of the home and the service provided by...

Help to Buy in Wales

Help to Buy in Wales

by on Thursday 26 February, 2015 in New Homes

Topline details of the Help to Buy equity loan scheme in Wales are: first-time buyers or existing homeowners are eligible available on new-builds from...