All aboard for Herne bay: hyde new homes launch contemporary bayside homes 

The Elements

Multi award-winning Housing Association Hyde New Homes launched The Elements – a unique community of two- to four-bedroom homes set at the west end of Herne Bay, available for sale and through the Help to Buy scheme. 

Herne Bay gained prominence in the Victorian era as a resort town, home to the world’s first freestanding, purpose-built Clocktower, as well as a bustling promenade and pleasure pier. While the coastal retreat has since evolved into a thriving municipality, the area has maintained its traditional charm, making it a favourite of young families, commuting professionals, and first-time buyers alike.

Top four reasons to move to Willow grove, Wixams village revealed

Willow Grove

According to leading developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, location is still one of the most important considerations for buyers looking for their new home and its development Willow Grove in Wixams Village is no exception.

Wixams Village is a flourishing community close to Bedford town centre, offering an array of necessary amenities nearby to ensure homebuyers are welcomed with a relaxed way of living.

Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, said: 

“Our beautiful new homes are thoughtfully situated so residents can make the most of the local facilities, meaning they are not only benefiting from a quality home, but also the convenience and pleasure in the surrounding areas.

A third of renters don’t want to buy a property


A study, done by Sofology, of 1,000 renters reveals people are happy to rent long-term and have no plans to purchase a property.

A third of renters (33%), which equates to over 1.48 million renter households in the UK1, are happy to rent long-term and have no plans to purchase a property in the future, new research reveals.

The feeling of freedom

Examining people’s thoughts on buying a home, nearly a third (31%) said they don’t think getting on the property ladder is important.

A quarter of renters (26%) state that they don’t want the responsibility of owning a home and love the freedom of renting, whilst almost 1 in 10 (7%) said they prefer to spend their money elsewhere, such as travel and other life experiences.

Historic Gloucestershire discoveries set to be donated to museum

Gloucestershire Museum

Historians will be able to build up a better picture of life at a Gloucestershire village thanks to a donation of artefacts from David Wilson Homes to Gloucestershire Museums.

The housebuilder commissioned a specialist team to undertake an archaeology project at the site of its Whittington Park development in Longford, near Gloucester, before work started to build new homes.

And, with the project fully complete and artefacts assessed by experts, the items have been passed on to the local museum service for preservation.

Kids schooled in safety by Barratt Manchester

J One Seven teaches safety

Pupils at Offley Primary have been learning how to stay safe on site, thanks to a visit to J One Seven hosted by Barratt Homes Manchester.

A total of 30 school children donned hard hats and hi-vis vests and set off to the development to learn the importance of site safety.

The educational visit aimed to promote staying safe on site, whilst informing the children on what goes on at a building site. The children were able to learn about the machinery on site and all of the different tradesmen and what they do. 

The youngsters were also given a tour of the show home at the development, where they were able to see what the homes look like once they have been completed.

Start with security

Yale Home Security Solution

When moving into your first home, there are plenty of things to think about; from the colour of the kitchen, to the type of flooring to choose and even the kind of sink you want in the bathroom, but, unfortunately, many new homeowners often forget about the importance of their home security when taking the leap of faith and purchasing their own property.

In fact, recent statistics have revealed that homeowners who’ve been living in their home for less than a year are almost twice as likely to be burgled than the average home*, so it’s worth considering the risk. To help you understand what you can do to protect your home, the specialist team at Yale has given us some top tips to make sure your home is protected, right from the moment you move in.

Sales centre opens its doors to Milton Keynes homebuyers at Eagles’ rest

Eagles Rest development

Keen property seekers in Buckinghamshire are being encouraged to visit Barratt Homes South Midlands’ Eagles Rest development in Milton Keynes now that the new sales centre is officially open.

Visitors to the Fen Street development will be provided with professional guidance from the onsite Sales Advisers, who are available five days a week to assist eager house hunters.

Eagles Rest is a sought-after community suited to first-time buyers, growing families and working professionals alike with a beautiful collection of two, three and four bedroom homes ready to reserve.

Excellent transport links are a fine asset in close proximity, whilst homebuyers will remain close to the countryside offering a relaxed lifestyle to complement a desirable new home.

Barratt Homes donates £2000 to local armistice project

Longridge Cluster School’s Armistice Project

Five-star housebuilder Barratt Manchester recently sponsored £2,000 towards the Longridge Cluster School’s Armistice Project.

The ‘Longridge Cluster Schools Armistice Project’ involves 500 children and adults from the Longridge Cluster Schools working together to perform a show in Preston Guild Hall called ‘Armistice’.

The show, written by Barnacre Road Primary School Head Teacher – Simon Wallis, will be performed on November 11th 2018, which marks the centenary for the end of The Great War. The performance aims to tell the story and remember the key events of the conflict through music, dance, drama, poetry and visual arts and will culminate with an act of remembrance.

Brit's Can't Make Sense Of The Spring Clean

Brit's Can't Make Sense Of The Spring Clean

BRITAIN is a nation with a lack of understanding about the annual spring clean, new research reveals.

A survey of 1,015 UK adults carried out by leading household appliances retailer, AppliancesDirect.co.uk revealed how only 41% of Brits said that they did the annual clean this spring season.

In comparison, the majority (59%) admitted that they hadn’t done the spring cleaning housework this year.

When quizzed on the reasons for these spring cleaning habits among Brits, an overwhelming 44% of those surveyed revealed that they don’t know which cleaning tasks are involved when it comes to the annual spring clean.

No need to do it your-shelf with Barratt and David Wilson Homes during new homes week

New Homes Week

Five star homebuilders Barratt and David Wilson Homes are inviting Bedfordshire house hunters to down tools for a DIY amnesty during New Homes Week (May 14th to 20th) and consider the advantages of a new home.

74% of residents living in the county admit they would spend up to £5,000 on DIY, a survey conducted by the local developer has revealed.

Barratt Homes Northampton and David Wilson Homes South Midlands, which are both building new homes at a range of developments across the county suggest people should take a look at their selection of properties to see a home that’s ready to move into with no additional work necessary.