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New Home Builder in Holmfirth | The Experience of Building Contractors and Former Buyers

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but there is only so much you can learn from even the best building contractors. If you are a first-time buyer, or even if you are dipping back into the local property market for the umpteenth time, there are a few things you probably don’t know about new builds which could make your experience much more fruitful and infinitely less stressful.

This blog post looks at a few of the things previous buyers in Holmfirth would have liked to have known before investing into a new property. The feedback on this page comes from research offered by more than 7,000 current property owners in the UK.

Our new home builders will cover the following subjects:

  • Developers and Property Managers

  • Parking

  • The Garden

  • Time of Day

  • Development Plans

  • Community

Developers and Property Managers

When it comes to new builds, developers in Holmfirth can only help you so far. Property managers, however, can offer you better advice over the longer term. A good property manager can improve the quality of your lifestyle by making sure surrounding green areas are better maintained, and that any snags related to new properties and communal areas are dealt with quickly.


Some buyers are so enamoured by new builds, they easily forget about having a place to park until it is too late. Without a designated parking spot, the battle for street parking soon becomes tiresome and, if you are likely to entertain visitors in your new home on a regular basis, you could soon find yourself in quarrels with the neighbours and other nearby residents.

The Garden

There’s every chance that when you first went to view new builds in Holmfirth, many were still in development. Our new home builders know all too well that, after moving in, some homeowners find that provisions for surface water run-off aren’t what they envisioned. It is also common to encounter poor soil quality or just badly prepared landscaping. It can cost as much as £10,000 to fix up your softscape and your hardscape.

Time of Day

Prospective buyers view new builds for the first time based on their personal schedules. Unfortunately, traffic, antisocial activity and even signal strengths on your mobile device will fluctuate at certain times of the day. It makes good sense to check out any property you have set your heart on at different times, and on different days, to build a clearer picture.

Development Plans

Holmfirth and its surrounding areas are very much desirable but new builds are increasing in number and what might be a nice quiet location today can be equally busy a few months or years from now. Keep a close eye on any future development plans if you have found a home you might want to buy. It may only be a matter of time before calmness turns into noise and chaos.


Humans are naturally social creatures and places like Holmfirth tend to be friendly by nature too. This isn’t to say you won’t feel like a stranger for a short while, but it is always a good idea to find out about resident groups, social activities and shopping facilities in areas where there are new builds in development. As our new home builders always say, think first and stop the boredom from setting in.

Call 07540 251 792 to talk about our services in Holmfirth and the surrounding areas with our time-served new home builders and building contractors.