5 reasons why people in Aberdeen are choosing to buy new build homes
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5 reasons why people in Aberdeen are choosing to buy new build homes

20th Dec, 2022

Whether you’re an eager first time buyer, a growing family in need of more space or an empty nester looking to downsize, new build homes are the perfect choice for many due to their vast range of benefits.

In this article, we delve into the reasons why new build homes are becoming so popular amongst those living in Aberdeen, including increased energy savings, the chance to personalise, the freedom to decorate and more…

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1. Increased energy efficiency

When compared to older properties, new build homes certainly take the top spot when it comes to energy efficiency. Data from the UK government states that the average new build home uses approximately 100kWh per m2 per year compared to older homes that use an average of 259kWh per m2.

It's evident that energy efficiency is becoming a priority for buyers across both Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire when on the hunt for their dream home - with EPC ratings becoming more of a focal point for buyers during the early research and consideration stages. From double glazed windows and internal wall insulation to LED lighting and smart technology, there are now lots of impressive features included throughout new build homes that help increase energy efficiency.

2. A blank canvas

A new build property is truly a blank canvas which is awaiting the creative touch of a passionate buyer. There is definitely something very exciting and special about moving into a home that is completely your own without any wear and tear or imprints from previous owners.

One of the key selling points of a new build home is that you have the opportunity to decorate and design the home exactly as you want - no need for repainting walls or ripping out dated kitchens and bathrooms. So many of our buyers across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire engage with our region’s fantastic furniture and homeware stores to bring their visions to life - from Andersons of Inverurie to Annie Mos.


3. Fantastic locations

Another reason why people are choosing to purchase a new build home in Aberdeen is that every new build development has been carefully selected due to its wonderful surroundings. At Kirkwood Homes, we have a wide selection of developments across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, each with its own unique features that cater to a variety of buyers.

From our peaceful Ury Estate development located on the edge of the coastal town of Stonehaven to our stunning Inchmarlo development which encompasses the beauty of the Scottish countryside, there is sure to be something to suit everyone’s needs.

4. Less maintenance and peace of mind

When you purchase an older property you are often faced with the time consuming task of repairing and carrying out maintenance on the home, for example replacing draughty windows, fixing a leaky roof or installing a new boiler - the list can feel endless! In line with building regulations, each new build home in Aberdeen is built to the latest standards which relieves you from carrying out any repairs.

Also offering you peace of mind, all of our homes come with a 2 year NHBC Building Warranty which means that any tweaks or snagging issues within the guidelines will be carried out. Additionally, we offer an added 10 year NHBC warranty that covers structural defects.

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5. Built with modern living in mind

For those looking for the perfect home that accommodates modern living then new build homes are certainly the ideal choice. Built and designed with family living in mind, the majority of our homes include features that cater to modern family life including open-plan kitchen dining areas, practical utility rooms, en-suites and studies - perfect for those working from home.

If you’re on the hunt for your dream home, we offer a range of new builds throughout Aberdeen and beyond…

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