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Ed Sheeran Show Home Is Perfect For Homebuyers

Ed Sheeran Show Home Is Perfect For Homebuyers

This Saturday (February 17th), David Wilson Homes is inviting homebuyers to take part in a very special Ed Sheeran themed celebration at an Open House event at its development The Avenue in Overstone.

With the singing sensation’s birthday being this Saturday, the leading developer is encouraging Northamptonshire house hunters to take part in an ‘Ed Hunt’, a competition to find a number of Ed Sheeran face masks hidden around its Manning show home.

Help to Buy makes the difference for first time buyers in Bristol 

Help to Buy makes the difference for first time buyers in Bristol 

Almost 2,500 homebuyers in the Bristol area have used Help to Buy with 84 per cent being first time buyers.

As New Homes Fortnight gets underway (February 12-25), latest government figures reveal that 2,442 people in Bristol and North East Somerset, the City of Bristol and South Gloucestershire have used the scheme since it was launched in April 2013.

First time buyers accounted for 84 per cent of sales and local housebuilder Barratt Homes says the scheme has been a real game changer for many people.

Andrea Pilgrim, sales director for Barratt Homes said the scheme has proved invaluable for first time buyers and the scrapping of stamp duty for this group has given those looking to get on the housing ladder an additional boost.

L&Q launches first homes for sale at The Rushgroves, Hendon

L&Q launches first homes for sale at The Rushgroves, Hendon

Property developer urges local residents to celebrate the area with #HelloHendon campaign. The leading property developer L&Q is officially launching the first homes for sale at The Rushgroves, a new development in Hendon.

Located adjacent to Rookery Way, The Rushgroves will comprise 387 homes, with the first one and two bedroom apartments available for outright sale, from 20-21 January 2018. The development will also include studios, three bed apartments and duplexes and four bed triplexes.

The development is conveniently located and well connected, with strong transport links, easy access to the busy Hendon town centre and local amenities including the 120-store Brent Cross Shopping Centre, as well as green spaces including the nearby Welsh Harp.

Family Feuds Over The Home

Family Feuds Over The Home
-      66% of Brits have disagreements over things in the home
-      Washing up took the top spot as the number one cause of arguments

FOR BRITS living with family, friends or a partner, new research has revealed the top bugbears that cause them to bicker.

A survey of 1,021 UK adults carried out by leading household appliances retailer, AppliancesDirect.co.uk,revealed that 66% of Brits admit to having disagreements over the household with their cohabitants.

61% of respondents claim that disputes occur in the home between one another at least once a week.

The washing up took the top spot as the thing that causes the most arguments in the home, with more than half of the votes (52%).

Pupils Live Happily Ever After At Barratt Homes' Storytelling Event

Pupils Live Happily Ever After At Barratt Homes' Storytelling Event

Stories were brought to life in front of the eyes of pupils from Heathcote Primary School thanks to a storytelling event organised by Barratt Homes. 

The five-star housebuilder, whose Warwick Gates development is next to the school, organised for a storyteller to visit the pupils to mark National Storytelling Week.

Professional storyteller Richard York, a member of the Society for Storytelling, spent the day at the brand new primary school in Heathcote telling stories to the pupils and engaging them in the literature.  

Lara Jeffries, Headteacher at Heathcote Primary School, said “We believe exposure to stories of all types really helps to develop writing skills in our pupils. 

Wales found to be the most vigilant area of the UK in terms of home security

Wales found to be the most vigilant area of the UK in terms of home security

A recent survey has found Wales to have the most vigilant neighbours in the entirety of the United Kingdom. The survey, conducted by Direct Line Home Insurance, found that those living in Wales are the most likely to be proactive in the case of a neighbour’s alarm being sounded. Following closely behind are areas such as the South East and the East Midlands. In comparison, London came out at the very bottom of the table, with under 60% of residents saying they would help a neighbour in need as opposed to nearly 80% in Wales. When looking at personal home security, Wales also came out towards the top of the results – behind the East Midlands, Welsh residents have the second highest amount of smart alarms to protect their homes.

Broadband For Rural Homes

Broadband For Rural Homes

While most of the UK now has access to high speed broadband there are a small percentage of homes which still do not have modern connectivity, many of them in rural areas. Government promises of guaranteed speeds and investment in broadband infrastructure may solve this for you in the near future, but until then there are some affordable solutions to broadband woes which you can get right now.

First time buyers reap the rewards of choosing energy-efficient new-build homes

First time buyers reap the rewards of choosing energy-efficient new-build homes

First time buyers are reaping the benefits of buying new homes in West Sussex, but many are unaware of the significant savings to be made on energy bills alone. 

When asked in a poll conducted by five star housebuilder Barratt, 80 percent of people predicted up to £400 a year could be saved on heating bills, thanks to advanced technology in new-build homes.

In fact, the figure is closer to £1,312 on a four bedroom detached property, compared with an improved Victorian home of a similar size.

Barratt anniversary celebrations

Barratt

BARRATT KICKS OFF 2018 WITH 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS AND A NEW LOGO

Local housebuilder Barratt Homes Manchester is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion new market research commissioned by Barratt confirms it as the country’s most recognised and well known housebuilder.

Barratt was founded by Sir Lawrie Barratt back in 1958 and it has rapidly grown to become the UK’s largest housebuilder, building more than 17,300 homes last year. Over the past 60 years it has built in total 450,000 houses, helping some 2.8 million families make their home.

Nottingham building duo commence Enderleigh Mews development

Nottingham building duo commence Enderleigh Mews development

Two Nottinghamshire companies have joined forces to build a series of residential developments in the East Midlands, with the first project due to commence later this month. The building division of Huthwaite-headquartered NM Group (North Midland Construction Plc) has entered a joint venture partnership with developer Earl and Pelham Limited to work on prestigious projects across the region.  Their first development will be at Enderleigh Mews in Nottingham, featuring 10 four-bedroom houses in the picturesque grounds of the house formerly known as Enderleigh.