Make A Fresh Start This Spring With A Brand New Home In Milton Keynes
23 Apr 2013

WHEN it comes to moving home or purchasing a first house - many buyers are faced with the dilemma of old versus new.

With around 1.5 million new homes being built in the UK every year, the choice of whether or not to buy new is enormous, leaving homeowners with a serious debate over which will give the best value for money - a new, or second hand property.

While older homes traditionally have larger rooms – there is inevitably the extra cost of re-decorating, installing a new bathroom or kitchen and laying new carpets.

However, buying a new house can not only cut down the cost but also put buyers in the driving seat when it comes to those finishing touches.

There are huge benefits to buying a brand new home – as savvy customers are proving that at Linden Homes’ development in Milton Keynes, where almost half of the newly released first phase plots have already been sold.

The Gallery at Westcroft marks the highly anticipated arrival of Linden Homes in Milton Keynes, with a development perfectly positioned to suit commuters and those who want that little extra from family life.

The collection of 57 carefully designed three and four-bedroom family homes is located just three miles from the city centre, and less than a mile from Buckinghamshire’s open countryside.

By buying new, customers can benefit from:

  • Government-led incentives to help curb the cost of moving, including NewBuy which is available at Milton Keynes.
  • A stress free move – House builders have perfected the moving process. Linden Homes’ part exchange scheme means no chain - and other specially devised packages take the hassle out of moving house.
  • Less maintenance - old homes may have more character but they also need more maintenance than new ones, like new guttering, replacement windows or extra roof insulation.
  • Energy efficiency. New homes are well insulated, and include double-glazing and energy efficient heating systems and appliances as standard, making them cheaper to run than older homes.  The costs of heating a new home will be roughly half those of a comparable old one.
  • A blank canvas. Buyers getting involved at an early stage will usually have the opportunity to choose kitchen units, wall tiles, floor coverings and any optional extras of their choice.
  • A New Homes Building Council 10-year guarantee or similar warranty. As well as a valuation on a second hand property, most would-be purchasers would need to pay out for a homebuyer’s report - and then there is the possibility of a full structural survey on top of that!
  • A blank canvas garden that means there is scope for unique landscaping to suit your individual taste.

Linden Homes sales director Chris Roads said: “In today’s market place, with so many incentives available, the argument for buying new as opposed to old has never been greater. There are massive benefits to ease the financial burden and stresses related to moving home.”

An impressive portfolio of new homes at The Gallery includes traditional two-storey and trendy three-storey designs. The first completion are during this Spring / Summer.

And to see what Linden Homes is already building near you, why not visit the Roman View development at Greens Norton, near Towcester where two show homes are available to view.

For more information on The Gallery, register your interest on the Linden Homes website or contact Linden Homes on 01733 396657.


For further press information please contact Cetti Long at Media Matters on 01733 371363 or email

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