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Dad’s seal of approval for daughter’s new home

Moving: Louise carried by (l-r) Mark Raffle, boyfriend Ian, Earl Hammond and dad Derek

Moving: Louise carried by (l-r) Mark Raffle, boyfriend Ian, Earl Hammond and dad Derek

A construction site manager in our North region has persuaded his daughter to fly the nest by building her a new home!

Derek Jackson (60) has overseen construction at our Howden Green development, a brand new collection of houses in Howden-le-Wear, County Durham.

His daughter Louise and her partner Ian Moore were among the first to move in after she saw the quality of the homes during a visit to see her dad. He was even on hand to present the couple with the keys.

Mr Jackson said: “I suppose I hoped she would take a shine to one of the properties we were building and take the hint that maybe it was time to think about getting a place of her own.”

Ms Jackson (23) who will live in the Langley-style house with her 26-year-old partner, said: “I just popped down to see my dad, but I was immediately impressed with the layout of the houses.

“We had a look around, took a tour of the show homes and fell in love with the Langley straight away. Of course, it has dad’s seal of approval too.”

NEW vs OLD - It's no contest!

New vs Old

The benefits of buying new make the choice easy. Here are just a few:

  • All appliances are 'straight out of the box' and fully guaranteed‡
  • No sorting someone else's DIY disasters or dated decorations - you've got a blank canvas to make your own
  • Buying new could mean access to exclusive mortgage lender products through our suggested Independent Mortgage Advisors
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