Northumberland-based Anvil Homes has reached a significant milestone at its Great Whittington housing development in the Tyne Valley.

The housebuilder has welcomed its first residents at Briar Fields, following completion of the first new home, and has also announced the sale of a further three plots, all of which have been snapped up months ahead of completion.

Briar Fields, which comprises ten individually designed, four bedroomed detached family homes, is located on the north-western side of Great Whittington village, four miles north of Corbridge. The scheme started on site in May 2017 and is supporting 20 local jobs during its 18-month construction.

Anvil Homes is a family run business established in 1993, which specialises in bespoke rural residential developments. Its Great Whittington scheme follows a number of successful developments in recent years including the award-winning Slaley Village and Orchard Gap in Hexham.

The firm has now released new CGI’s of the next phase of development at Briar Fields, which is already underway. Plot 8, Tarset Lodge, will be completed later this month and will be launched as the development’s show home in February.

Alistair Carr, director at Anvil Homes said: “We are very pleased with our progress on site at Briar Fields and particularly how well the scheme has been received. It was fantastic to see the first home in occupation before Christmas and we are pleased to have secured the sale of the next three homes.

“We will be fitting out the show home over the next few weeks which will help to showcase the fantastic quality of life that Briar Fields has to offer. The specification includes bespoke kitchens & bathrooms, internal oak doors and under floor heating throughout the ground floors, but a major attraction is also the village location in rural Northumberland.

“We hand pick local tradesmen and sub-contractors to deliver our developments, which helps us to ensure the highest quality standards whilst supporting local jobs.”

Hexham-based Youngs RPS is the appointed sales agent at Briar Fields, sales manager Kim Harrison added: “Great Whittington is such a beautiful village but also has excellent access to schools and leisure amenities in Corbridge, Matfen and Hexham. We have experienced a high level of enquiries for the scheme including a number of interested parties from outside of the region, who are attracted by the quality of life Northumberland has to offer. The show home will be open every weekend throughout February and we anticipate further sales will follow.”

Briar Fields is due to complete in Autumn 2018.

In our latest blog we look at some of the key benefits of buying a new home…

A brand new home is not always the first thought for some homebuyers when they decide to make a move.
There are many misconceptions about what a new home will offer and in some cases an assumption that new homes are only built in urban or suburban locations.

At Anvil Homes we only undertake small, bespoke developments in beautiful rural locations. We use a team of local highly skilled tradespeople and our designs incorporate materials which are chosen to complement their surroundings.

All of our homes are outwardly traditional Northumbrian homes, they are stone and slate built and feature sliding sash windows, however internally they offer the highest levels of contemporary living.

Our homes provide homebuyers with all of the benefits you would expect from a new build, whilst being markedly different to what most other housebuilders offer.

Here are some of the key benefits of buying a new build home…

Guarantees = peace of mind

New build homes come with a 10-year LABC warranty covering structural defects. The builder is responsible for the first 2 years of the warranty.

Apart from the peace of mind that you get with having a warranty, it also offers significant financial savings should any problems occur during the life of the warranty.

Our new homes offer the latest designs, security, safety and quality. They provide a care-free lifestyle so that you can enjoy your home, not work on it.

High Specification = no DIY

New homes are built to the latest specifications, so major repairs should be unnecessary for the foreseeable future. Modern homes are built to strict safety standards utilising the latest fire-resistant materials and technology linking them to smoke alarms.

Security = lower insurance premiums

New homes come with higher levels of security. The majority of builders either pre-wire for a burglar alarm system, or fit one as standard. These kinds of measures can help to bring down the cost of your buildings and contents insurance.

Energy Efficiency = cost savings

New build homes are built to a much higher standard nowadays and have to adhere to minimum standards for energy efficiency. With ever increasing energy costs, it is an important factor to consider when buying a new home as it could help save you money in the long term.

Overall, new build homes are far cheaper to run and will dramatically reduce your household carbon footprint. Although you can retrofit certain elements of an existing house to improve energy efficiency, it is often costly. In addition, new homes typically offer better air filtration which increases indoor air quality, reducing symptoms from those who have asthma or allergies.

Personalisation = choose your own finishes

If you buy an Anvil Homes property off-plan, you can choose your own fixtures and finishes to ensure it is tailored to your individual tastes. This is great if you’re attracted by the ‘blank canvas’ element of buying new build.

Ease of purchase = stress free

As there’s no upward chain to contend with when you buy a new-build home the process is significantly less stressful. This is a major attraction to a whole range of homebuyers.

For further information about our new development, Briar Fields in Great Whittington, please follow this link or do not hesitate to contact our agents, Youngs RPS on 01434 608 980.