New Build Homes Offer Security Benefits

If you are looking to buy a home, it makes sense to consider your options. There are many reasons why prospective buyers should consider new build homes.

At Residential London, we are pleased to say we have assisted many buyers review their options in finding a new home in the capital. We believe new build homes offer many benefits, and if you are focused on security, you will find this style of property to be of considerable benefit to you.

There is a common perception that new homes are generally safer, and are more secure than established properties.

New homes are built to modern standards and regulations

One of the reasons modern new build homes are safer and more secure than established homes is because builders must comply with more regulations.

NHBC Building Regs Plus (England) covers a wide range of topics, and this ensures property buyers feel confident about the standard of home they buy.

Some of the areas covered by the NHBC Building Regs Plus (England) include:

  • Structural Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Toxic Substances
  • Drainage and Waste Disposal
  • Electrical Safety
  • Security: Dwellings

There are other areas covered in the document, but even a quick glance provides you with confidence regarding the level of security standards businesses face.

Fire safety is paramount in new build homes

You’ll find new build homes have a high standard of fire safety components in place. There will be smoke alarms, fire doors and the use of fire-retardant materials in the property.

There is considerable focus on the importance of fire safety in the rental market, and new build homes are created with the lettings market in mind. However, this is also positive news for people who will become owner-occupiers.

Knowing your new home is up to an expected high standard is a great comfort, and a strong reason for buyers to consider a new build property.

Builders will often provide extras

Another area where prospective buyers benefit in purchasing a new build home comes with developers and builders being keen to sell the property. You’ll find these builders will provide you with extra features in an attempt to persuade you to buy.

You can request additional security locks, burglar alarms and even security lighting for your home. Adding lighting inside and outside of your home will significantly improve the security standard of your property.

If you have any questions or queries about the housing market, it is best to call on experts for support. We are still available to help you, while following social distancing guidelines, so feel free to contact us if you need to. We can arrange a free valuation for you, and if is this of interest, please contact Residential London today.

We have a team of qualified professional property consultants specialising in real estate across the capital. We are active in Westminster, The City of London, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Islington, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Greenwich, Newham, Hackney and many more London locations.

You can call us on +44 (0)20 3733 3817 or email us on


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