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The House Builders Federation (HBF) and Their Star Rating System

Buying a new home is a significant investment, and the housing market can be daunting. One of the key tools available to new home buyers in the UK is the House Builders Federation (HBF) Star Rating System, which provides valuable insights into the quality and reliability of home builders. Understanding […]

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Fire Safety Building Regulations in New Build Houses

When buying a new build home, ensuring it meets fire safety regulations is crucial. This blog explores the key aspects of fire safety from a home buyer’s perspective, focusing on NHBC (National House-Building Council) standards and Building Regulations. While this article covers the basics, there is a wealth of additional […]

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Latency in Concrete Floors

Concrete floors are fundamental to the structural integrity and aesthetic appeal of modern construction, offering unparalleled durability and strength. However, they are not without their challenges, notably the issue of latency—a condition that can significantly compromise both the appearance and functionality of new build homes. Our latest knowledgebase article delves […]

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The Pros and Cons of Buying a Show Home

Purchasing a new build show home presents a unique set of advantages and disadvantages compared to waiting for a later phase or a completed home. Here are some key considerations to help you make an informed decision: Pros of Buying a New Build Show Home: Immediate Occupancy: Show homes are […]

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Can I add extra parking at my new home ?

Investing in a new build house offers a blank canvas for creating your dream living space. Beyond interior design, you might also consider making changes to the exterior, such as modifying the street scene and adding extra parking. While these ideas can greatly improve functionality and aesthetics, it’s important to […]

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How long should a builder take to fix all my snags?

Congratulations on your new home purchase! Owning a brand-new build home is an exciting milestone. However, it’s not uncommon to encounter some minor issues or snags that need to be addressed after moving in. In this blog, we will focus on one important question that new homebuyers often ask: “How […]

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Do New Build Homes have to have insulation between internal walls ?

Do new build homes have to have insulation between internal walls ? There is no universal answer to this question, as building  regulations can vary depending on the location. In some places, it may be required by law to have insulation between internal walls in new build homes, while in […]

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Who are the NHQB? What do they do, and are all builders members?

The New Home Quality Board (NHQB) represents a concerted effort to address the quality issues historically associated with new build homes in the UK.  The NHQB was established as an independent entity, comprising industry experts, consumer advocates, and representatives from building companies. Its mission is to elevate the standards of […]

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Brick /block or Timber frame : which is best ?

What is the best form of construction: brick /blocks or timber frame construction The best form of construction between brick/block and timber frame largely depends on various factors such as budget, climate, location, personal preference, and intended use of the building. Brick/block construction offers durability, fire resistance, and excellent sound […]

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The floors are creaking and bouncing in my new build house, is this normal?

Discovering creaking and bouncing floors in your new build home can understandably cause concern. It’s a common issue, yet it signals underlying problems that merit attention. This guide looks into the causes of these floor issues and outlines effective solutions, blending expertise with practical advice to ensure your home remains […]

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