Why Buy New
There are so many benefits of buying a newly built home from Hopkins Homes over an older property, it’s an easy decision to make.
The key takeaway is that everything is new – it’s clean, it’s compliant with the latest standards and above all, it’s built to last. The list is long. Here is just a few.
- Countless Designs – There are countless designs and styles to choose from in a range of prices from apartments to homes including terraced, link-attached, semi-detached and detached. With so many variations, our homes are individual and full of character – no plain square box in sight.
- Blank Canvas – A new home offers you a blank canvas, ready to add your individual style. You can put your feet up and relax from the start, without having to live with someone else’s disastrous décor.
- Low Maintenance – With no hidden renovation costs and no major DIY, a newly built home will give you more time to yourself and could save you up to £70,000* – a cost quoted by the HBF (Home Builders Federation) to upgrade an older home to modern standards.
- The Chance to Personalise – Depending on build stage, you can select your colour choices, optional extras or upgrades to help personalise your new home before. Whether that is your kitchen, bathroom or flooring finishes, everything will be installed and ready for when you move in. We are additionally one of few builders to offer enhanced internal features as standard including kitchen tiled splashbacks, fitted wardrobes in most bedrooms, a separate airing cupboard, solid wood threshold strips, coving and raised ceiling heights.
- Greener is Cheaper – New homes are more energy efficient, helping to save money on your bills. An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) needs to be provided by law and rates your home for its energy efficiency, from A (the best) to G. All our new homes are EPC rated A or B, with less than 4% of older homes achieving the same grade (quoted by the HBF).
- Simpler Ways to Buy – When you buy a new home, you can access additional schemes to help make your move even easier. This could be help selling your current home through Part Exchange and MoveEasy or monetary support to help get you on the ladder. Green mortgages are also available on newly built homes.
- A Chain Free Move – Buying new means there is no upward chain – often one of the most stressful parts of buying a home. As the home you are purchasing has never been occupied, you can move in as soon as its completed. This reduces the buying chain, as well as the stress and uncertainty associated with moving home.
- New Community – As part of a new development, everyone is starting their exciting new chapter at the same time, so you are in a great place to meet people and build friendships.
- Peace of Mind – All our homes are built to the National House Building Council (NHBC) standards – the technical benchmark for new homes.This is supported by a 10-year NHBC Buildmark policy, which covers:
• Deposit protection from exchange of contracts
• A two-year Hopkins Homes warranty from legal completion, so if a defect does occur, we will put it right
• An additional eight-year NHBC insurance cover for longer-term reassurance – 10 years cover in total.There’s also all the warranties and guarantees that come with your new appliances and fixtures and fittings too!
- A Helping Hand – We aspire to deliver outstanding customer service at every stage of your journey with us. Our Sales Consultants are on hand to answer any questions you may have, no matter how trivial they may seem, and our Customer Care team is available 24/7, to offer support once you’ve moved in.Your interests are also covered by one of two schemes:
- The Consumer Code, an industry-led scheme that was developed to make the home buying process fairer and more transparent.
- The New Homes Quality Board (NHQB), a replacement body, established for the purposes of overseeing reforms in the build quality of new homes and the customer service provided. As part of this, a New Homes Ombudsman Service will provide a dispute resolution service to redress any new homes that do not meet the NHQB standards.