New Homes Week – Make it Yours – Make it Easy

Its officially New Homes Week - but at Wain Homes we love our new build homes all year round!


We pride ourselves on the designs, the locations, the thoughtful specification and the build quality of every property we complete.


But the thing that matters most to every single person in the company is hearing about the experiences of our customers and how happy they are with their Wain Home.


Like first time buyers Kate Rampling and her partner Aaron who were attracted by the lower energy costs of a new build home.


They are now living in their hometown of Westward Ho! after buying a three bedroom Baird home at our Kingsland development.


Kate said: “Initially, we weren’t limiting our search to new-build homes but the energy efficiency of new homes quickly became apparent – even through the winter months we are only spending around £100 per month on gas and electric and the house warms up so fast and stays warm and cosy throughout the day. We only put the heating on for 30 minutes in the morning and the house is lovely and warm before you know it.


“We have been in our new home for around three months now and it’s perfect. It’s got lots of well-designed storage space, a lovely large lounge and, as it’s just the two of us, we can use one of the bedrooms as a dressing room, which adds a bit of luxury. In fact, we can’t see ourselves moving home again, we just love it!”

They were guided through the whole buying process by sales executive Karen who kept them up to date every step of the way to ensure they were not overwhelmed and everything went smoothly.


All our sales teams are skilled in guiding buyers whatever their circumstances and always go the extra mile to make buyers’ dream home a reality.



When Nicholas Clarke and his wife Pen wanted to be in a new three-bedroom home at Charter Walk in Liskeard, Cornwall, before Christmas the process between exchange and completion took just two weeks!


The couple changed their plans to move to Italy after staying with their daughter who was one of the first people to move into Charter Walk and realising this charming town had everything they wanted.


Having previously lived in an old cottage Nicholas, a carpenter by trade, said: “It was wonderful to move into a modern, energy-efficient home knowing nothing needed doing. This home is much warmer and more comfortable than our previous older property and we like the open plan kitchen diner and there’s also an elegant space from which we can run our business without it impeding in our home life.


 “The property is spacious enough to welcome visiting family members and there is also a good-sized back garden and great views across the valley.


“It is a lovely location for dog walks and for cycling and now that the development is fairly well established, there is a lovely sense of community here. Having our daughter live here, we have watched the development grow and found everybody to be friendly and proud of where they live.”



New Homes can also qualify for buyer initiatives – like the First Time Buyer 5% deposit scheme which Jodi Conroy and her partner Justin took advantage of to get their forever home.


They are now enjoying three generations of family life with their children and a new grandson in a three storey, four-bedroom home at Carding Place in Ashton-under-Lyne.


Jodie explained: “We like the fact a new home is fresh and nothing has previously been used so we had decided to begin our property search looking for new build homes


“When we saw the floorplans for the three-storey Jenner we loved the idea of having a huge bedroom suite on the top floor so we visited another Wain Homes development on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire to see a Jenner show home and we were blown away, by both the design and the quality of the finish.


“And being able to buy our new home with just a 5% deposit was the icing on the cake and made our first home purchase achievable.”


And a comment that was the icing on the cake for us: “As an independent, family housebuilder, the people we have dealt with at Wain Homes have been so much more friendly and helpful, we definitely made the right move.”



And here are four more good reasons why New Homes make sense:


New build homes are increasingly more energy efficient than older properties, saving homeowners money on their energy bills.

• On average, owners of new build homes could save up to £184* on monthly energy costs compared with older properties – that’s £2,200 a year!

• 85% of new builds have an A or B EPC rating – less than 5% of older properties achieve the same energy performance.

• New regulations mean homes built from 2023 include more sustainability features as standard, including energy and water efficient fixtures and fittings, and electric charging points


New build homes offer a simple buying process with support along the way.

• Sales advisors act as a single point of contact to guide buyers through the process and manage relationships with different experts, like solicitors and mortgage brokers.

 • New build developers offer a range of options to make new homes more affordable and reduce the stress of moving. These can include part exchange schemes, deposit contributions, or paying estate agent fees to save buyers time and money.

 • Buying a new build means you have no onward chain, reducing the chances of your sale falling through.

• New builds are move-in ready, meaning you don’t have to manage the cost, hassle, and wasted time of repair works or upgrades.



New build homes provide peace of mind with increased consumer protections and no hidden horrible histories.

• With everything fresh and new, new builds offer a blank canvas to make your own. There’s no need for renovation work or costly repairs to fix hidden horrible histories, like someone else’s dodgy DIY or an unreliable heating system.

• New homes are built to new regulations to ensure increased build quality and improved energy performance.

• New builds come with a two-year builder guarantee and 10-year structural warranty for added peace of mind.

• In 2023, the New Homes Ombudsman Service and a new Code of Practice was launched, providing even greater protection for new build buyers. This covers the entire homebuying process, from how a builder markets and sells homes to the aftercare they provide for two years after completion.



New build homes offer value for money.

• New build developers are currently offering a range of incentives to support buyers on to the property ladder, including deposit contributions and free upgrades.

• New build homes are increasingly energy and thermal efficient, reducing energy consumption and saving the average homeowner up to £2,280 a year in running costs.

 • New build homes are built to new standards that mean they’re designed to be future-proof and more energy efficient than ever, saving buyers time and money on expensive upgrades.

 • It’s estimated to cost more than £70,000 to bring older properties up to new build standards.

 • New build homes are more energy efficient than older properties.