The benefits of new build homes

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When searching for your new home, it can be difficult to choose between a new build and existing property. If you’re writing your pros vs cons list at the moment, let us help with our blog on the benefits of buying a new build home…

Buying a new build can offer several benefits:

Lower running costs

Research has shown that the average new build home is more energy efficient than that of an older property. New builds incorporate the latest energy efficient technology, materials and construction techniques which can lead to lower running costs, decreased bills and reduce your environmental impact.

House Builders Federation (HBF) are quoting that the average energy bill saving increases to 64% when comparing new houses with older counterparts, making average monthly running costs £183 cheaper.

Modern features

As part of a small team at Edgefold Homes, we are able to adapt quickly to trends and changes.

A recent example of this is at our Alderwood Gardens development in Nantwich, since the launch we have seen that kitchen trends are changing and we have changed our kitchen spec to upgrade the Neff hob/extractor system that we currently use to an up to date Elica Recirculating Induction Hob.

Changes to M&E plans swiftly followed meaning the breakfast bars in all of the houses now have feature lighting instead of an extractor hood, giving a sleek and modern look to the kitchen and keeping us up to date style


When buying with Edgefold Homes, we can offer customisation packages for your kitchen, bathrooms, fixtures and fittings. This is a huge positive of buying a new build and getting in early to secure it off plan, so you are able to make these choices while your new home is being finished.


At Edgefold Homes we provide a warranty that lasts for 2 years from the date of legal completion and will cover you for the items we supplied as part of your new home for example, defects caused by faulty workmanship or materials.

We also provide the added reassurance of a 10-year Build Zone New Home Warranty, which insures your home against a wide range of structural issues for 10 years after construction.

Low Maintenance

Since everything is brand new, new build homes generally require less maintenance in the first few years compared to older homes, which may need immediate repairs or renovations. This can save you money or give you a good budget for putting your stamp on your new home.

Knowing your house builder

As a smaller house builder, all of the team at Edgefold Homes are invested in your new house and buying journey. We or our partner estate agents are on hand to help you with any questions you may have throughout the whole process.

Don’t just take our word for it, Julian and Kris who recently moved into Alderwood Gardens said:

“We have been really impressed by the friendly, professional and helpful approach of Edgefold Homes, from our initial enquiries up to our purchase and since we moved in.

Sales manager Kirstie’s communication and supportive, understanding attitude helped make our move as smooth and problem free as possible, and all the Edgefold Homes team have contributed to making our new home experience so far really enjoyable.”

These are just a few benefits of buying a new build home. With five generations of building heritage, at Edgefold Homes our exclusive developments comprise three to five bedroom homes that are superbly constructed and beautifully designed to the smallest harmonious detail.

Discover more about our range of new homes in the North West region today.