Build quality

Strip it, fill it, sand it, paint it, and a period property still won't be as good as new! Find out why new homes are superior to their rivals.

Buying a new build home offers the purchaser a host of advantages compared to older second-hand homes. From the financial  incentives on offer, to the savings you can make through greater energy efficiency, there are plenty of reasons why you should buy new.

The difference in quality between old and new is evident in many different ways.

Flooding & drainage

At the planning stage of any development, house builders work with local planners and the Environment Agency to ensure the development is not at risk from flooding and that any ground and waste-water is efficiently drained from the site.

Taylor Wimpey site team studying layout drawingsFoundations

Believe it or not, many Victorian houses were built without foundations - something unimaginable today. These foundations provide the very basis for a structurally sound home.


The walls of a new home are insulated so houses stay warm in winter and cool in summer, unlike older houses that can become  stuffy. More advanced building materials, such as brick and timber frames, also prevent problems such as damp.

Windows & doors

New homes are built with double glazed windows and doors included as standard, the majority made of PVCu. Benefits include better insulation and far less heat loss, plus greater security from superior locking systems. New homes are also better insulated  from the sound of the outside world.


Roofs on modern homes are built on trusses that are lightweight, yet more secure than the thick wooden beams used in older  houses.

Fixtures & fittings

A newly built home means new fixtures and fittings, including kitchens, bathrooms, telephone lines, digital TV wiring and, even superfast broadband in some cases. They are designed and built around a new kitchen and bathroom, meaning no holes in walls and  unnecessary DIY, and a better fit and finish.

Quality of workmanship

New homes are built to a higher standard than ever before. This is reflected in our Annual Customer Satisfaction results where  over 90% of new build homeowners would recommend their builder to a friend.

Building regulations & 10 year warranty

Building regulations ensure consumers are protected in their new home. They are continually being improved and strengthened,  giving you peace of mind and a top quality home. New homes also come with a 10 Year Warranty for additional  peace of mind.