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This week is New Homes Week supported by the House Builders Federation and to celebrate, we’re highlighting some of our most popular articles on the NHBC New Homes website.
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 2016, 85% of new home owners said they would recommend their builder to a friend and 91% would buy a new build home again.
NHBC Buildmark is a 10 year new home warranty and insurance policy for new build homes. For most people, buying a new home is the largest investment they will ever make. Buildmark is designed to protect this investment from major structural defects if the property has not been built to NHBC’s technical standards.
NHBC recommends that anyone who buys a new home should check it before and after they move in, just in case there are some “snagging” items still to be fixed. If there are items you’re not satisfied with, you should notify your builder as soon as possible.
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 rigours of occupation and the drying out period, which is normally nine to twelve months.
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