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New Homes Week: Why We Love New Homes

22 Feb 2023 | Blogs


From the 27th February, we’ll be celebrating New Homes Week, which is an annual celebration and recognition of new build homes, homebuilders and homeowners. Launched by the Home Builders Federation, the aim of the week is to share all of the incredible benefits of buying a new build home.

Here are some of our favourite reasons why we believe everybody should buy a new home.

  • Saving Money

Did you know that a new home will save you money? According to the House Builders Federation, owners of new build house are saving on average £3,100 per year in energy costs compared to owners of older houses. New houses are designed with enhanced insulation, double glazing and cost-effective boiler systems, which all result in a lower energy consumption and reduced running costs. In comparison, older properties tend to be more expensive to run, due to outdated plumbing systems, single glazed windows, old wiring, loose roof tiles and poor insulation.


  • Blank Canvas

Here at Stonebridge Homes, we believe one of the best things about buying a brand-new home is that it’s a blank canvas, so you can put your own design stamp on it from top to bottom. Whether it be furniture, the colour scheme, the accessories, you can make it the home of your dreams from the get-go.


Whilst Stonebridge Homes is renowned for providing the highest possible level of specification, we understand that you may wish to tailor certain aspects and add that touch of ‘individuality’. There is a comprehensive range of carefully selected products, fixtures and fittings on offer, sourced from only the best suppliers that uniquely enhance and complement the specification which comes as standard. Dependent upon the build stage of your new home, we will invite you to choose any additions that you may require from the extras available. 

  • Reducing our Carbon Emissions

The average new build home emits a third of the carbon of older properties, reducing emissions by 2.2 tonnes each year. Its impact on the environment and climate change is far lower than older houses. Homes in the UK account for 20% of our greenhouse gas emissions, so improving the energy efficiency of our homes is at the top of the agenda for Stonebridge Homes and other house builders right now.

  • Deposit Unlock

Another fantastic benefit of buying a new home is that you’ll get the opportunity to buy using the new Deposit Unlock scheme. This means that whether you’re a first-time buyer or a home mover, you can buy a new build home with just a 5% deposit and 95% mortgage. This scheme is exclusively for new build homes and depending on your circumstances, the maximum loan you can take out to buy a property is currently £750,000. This is such an amazing scheme, as it’s giving more people the opportunity to own their own home.


Deposit Unlock has been developed by the Home Builders Federation, with lenders and the house building industry. After a successful pilot scheme with Newcastle Building Society in June 2021, more than 30 house builders have now joined the scheme. It is available now with NBS and Nationwide, with many more lenders and builders are set to join in the coming months. With Nationwide, you can even get a 4.99% five-year fixed rate you buy through the deposit unlock scheme

  • Part Exchange and Assisted Move

As well as fantastic schemes such as Deposit Unlock, here at Stonebridge Homes we also offer Part Exchange and Assisted move on selected properties. With Part Exchange, we could be the guaranteed buyer of your current home. Part Exchange is ideal if you want to move up to a bigger home and have a house to sell.

With Assisted Move, you can secure a new Stonebridge home even if your current home isn’t yet on the market. We’ll take care of everything for you, from arranging valuations, dealing with Estate Agents, managing the administration and keeping you informed of progress along the way.

  • Excellent Locations

At Stonebridge, we understand that location is one of, if not the most important factor when moving home. This is why our new housing developments have been specifically chosen in some of the most sought-after areas. Whether you’re looking for great schools, good transport links, a lovely British town or even a quintessential rural village, we’ve got something for everyone looking for a new home.

  • Perfect for Families

Buying a new home is perfect when you have children, as housing developments have a great sense of community. This means that kids can meet other kids and play in the green spaces available, and parents can gather together to forge new friendships. And, new builds also offer the luxury of low maintenance, right from when you move in, so you don’t have to spend time renovating or fixing the house like you would expect with an old build, which means you can spend more quality time together as a family.

Are you convinced to buy a new home yet? Call 0113 357 1100 or email, to speak to one of our fantastic sales advisors to find out more.

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