New Build Homes in Surrey and south west London
New Build Homes in Surrey and south west London
We look at 12 of the best…
There are some homebuyers that love all the history, character and nooks and crannies that go with a period home. For others, the maintenance needed and quirks are not for them. A new build can offer bright modern rooms, top spec kitchens, often a private parking spot, and a tonne of eco credentials that developers must meet.
New builds can incorporate everything from city skyscraper flats and countryside mansions to family properties clustered in a development. The one thing that they have in common is that no one else has ever lived there. And that is a wonderful feeling as you turn the key and open the door onto pristine floors, decoration, kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.
They will be well insulated and so smaller energy bills. And there is the advantage that you have no upward chain to worry about. However, if the property is not yet finished you will need to check both the short-stop date (the anticipated completion date) and the long-stop date, which is the date the home must be completed by. Another advantage is that you may be able to take advantage of schemes such as Help-To-Buy, which are only available for new builds. Do check the mortgage rules as lenders can be stricter on new builds and ask for a bigger deposit.
New builds come with a 10 year warranty, but make sure you undertake a full ‘snagging’ survey before you move in to iron out any issues. And if you’re buying in a development where other houses are being built, check when the entire development will be finished and not just your home.
Hampton Place, Wentworth Estate, Surrey (pictured top)
A six bedroom family home from Octagon with over 11,000 sq ft of living space, including six reception rooms, a one-acre south west facing garden, and a 9.5m pool, hot tub and steam room. The master suite has access onto a private terrace, a pair of walk-in dressing areas and two en-suite bathrooms. Guide price: £8.25m.
Coda by Avanton, Battersea
With views over the Thames, Coda has 130 apartments in a 90-metre tower above the new headquarters of the Royal Academy of Dance. Residents have access to a 24-hour concierge, gym and a club lounge. With outdoor space and work from home zones key for many of us, how about a desk with stunning views and lunch breaks on the balcony? Prices from £595,000 to £1,450,000. Help to Buy is available.
Magna Carta Park, Englefield Green, Surrey
From Royalton Residences, this private estate is spread over 57 acres of woodland and landscaped grounds, and residents have access to a boutique health service, including 24 hour on-call private doctors, two restaurants, a spa and in-house personal trainer. There are two championship tennis courts, golf practise facilities, and views of Windsor Castle. Prices from £1,150,000 to £4,250,000.
Garden Villas at The Tramyard, Balham
Innovative split-level homes designed to Joseph Homes ‘Live Well’ principles, with environmentally friendly materials used such as vegan paints and woodwork finishes They also have Mechanical Heat Ventilation Systems to replenish all living spaces with pure filtered air, while extracting pollutants. From £799,995 for a two bedroom villa.
Archers Mews, Oxshott
Four homes featuring a first floor roof terrace, underfloor heating to ground and first floors, and superfast broadband ideal for those working from home. There are also electric vehicle charging points available for future installation. From £1,175,000
A development of one and two bedroom apartments, Alpha is perfect for a slice of the Subiton ‘good life’ and yet just 20 minutes from Central London. Each apartment comes with balcony or terrace and is fitted with high-spec units and appliances. 2 bedroom apartments start from £490,000.
Tadworth Gardens, Tadworth
With 14 acres of landscaped grounds, new residents of Tadworth Gardens are already enjoying the community feel and surrounding countryside of the North Downs. Prices from £299,950 for a one bedroom apartment and from £599,000 for a four bedroom house with private garden.
Epsom Reach, Epsom
Shanly Homes’ collection of 21 apartments are close to Epsom town centre, and have all the latest all-electric specification as well as versatile interiors, including room for a home office setup. Each home also has a balcony or terrace, and private off-street parking. Prices from £315,000 to £525,000.
Pluma, Raynes Park
High-end apartments each with a balcony or terrace on the site of a former pen factory. All apartments feature underfloor heating throughout, and a low carbon solution for heating with air source heat pumps. Building regulations for energy consumption have been bettered by 40%. From £375,000 to £650,000.
Flexlands Place, Chobham
A collection of 14 two- and three-bedroom cottage-style houses in a gated development on the three-acre site of the former Flexlands School – with former alumni including Kate Beckinsale.There’s landscaped grounds and a tennis court. From £850,000.
Lillie Square, Fulham
Its Terrace Collection features 16 contemporary apartments with expansive private terraces boasting stunning views across Chelsea, Fulham and West London. Residents can access a Clubhouse which has a cocktail lounge, gym, a 20-metre swimming pool, children’s games room, ESPA branded spa, and cinema room.
Courtyard Gardens, Oxted
A new gated community by St William comprising 111 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses in the heart of Oxted, Surrey. Trains from Oxted station are frequent and take 33 minutes to London Victoria and London Bridge, whilst also being in the foothills of the North Downs. Prices from £332,000.
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