Category Land & New Homes

NOW OPEN – Taylor Hill & Bond Andover

Taylor Hill & Bond’s new branch in Andover town centre is now open for business! Occupying a prominent location directly on the high street the new branch has launched with a combination of existing Taylor Hill & Bond staff as well as exciting new hires who are ready to offer their expert help, support and guidance to local residents with their property selling and letting needs.

The Andover branch further strengthens Taylor Hill & Bond’s offering in the west and will compliment our existing branch in the market town of Romsey.

The Andover team has already secured an exciting new homes contract representing Foreman Homes the established regional developer with their new development The Nightingales which is an exclusive new development in Picket Piece, Andover – a mostly residential suburb located less than three miles east of Andover’s town centre.

Please feel free to contact the team directly on: 01264 314419.

The new homes market is booming..

Just over 174,000 new homes were completed across England in the year up to June 2019, up 8% year on year, and this trend continued throughout the rest of 2019 according to new data released by the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government.

New home completions rose over the year across all regions except London, where completions were 9% lower than the previous year. The Welsh Government report 5,800 new homes were completed across Wales over the same time period, 5.6% lower year on year.

In terms of regions, the North West witnessed the largest surge in completions, up over 4,000 year on year. However southern regions, London, the South East, South West and East of England, together accounted for over 75% of all completions.

Figures are in line with household projections, which estimate household numbers in England to increase by 159,000 per year (2016 – 2041). However, numbers remain below the mooted figure of 300,000 new homes required annually for affordability pressures to ease.

The Haven, Denmead

A small development of just 7 family homes constructed by renowned local developers Knightsgate UK, who are committed to providing high quality residential developments throughout Hampshire.

The properties feature a light and spacious open plan Kitchen/Dining/Living area with double doors opening onto the rear garden. The kitchens has been beautifully appointed with integrated appliances and ample fitted cupboards. Finished to a high specification with underfloor heating to the ground floor and LED spot lighting throughout. The development is well located with views of the surrounding countryside and within walking distance of local amenities.

Ivy Court, Shedfield

A unique selection of four newly converted properties in an exclusive development constructed by the highly regarded developers Cedargrove.

The property offers superb contemporary living spaces and is finished to a high specification. To the ground floor is a spacious sitting room and well proportioned kitchen/dining room. Stairs lead to the first floor offering two double bedrooms and a newly fitted bathroom. There are 2 allocated parking spaces, an electric vehicle charging point and a private garden. Situated within the semi rural area of Shedfield with its pubs, parish church, village store and the outlets within Shedfield Saddlery, the property is well located for road links to the market towns of Bishops Waltham and Wickham.

For more information regarding this development please contact our New Homes team:

The Goslings, Bursledon

A superb development of stylish 3 bedroom semi detached and 4 & 5 bedroom detached family homes, situated in the bustling village of Bursledon, just a 15 minute drive from Southampton and all its conveniences.



• Gas central heating system complete

with 5-year warranty

• Double-glazed UPVC windows for

energy efficiency


• Conveniently positioned white single and

double sockets

• TV aerial point to master bedroom and

bedroom two in all five bedroom homes

• Heat detector and fire alarm installed

• Pendant low energy light fittings

• Carbon monoxide detector installed

where applicable

• Recessed LED downlighters with white

surrounds in bathrooms and en-suites


• Sensor lights installed to the front and

rear of the property

• Outside tap

• Close boarded garden fencing with

timber gates

• Paved concrete textured patio slabs

• Garage with up and over garage doors/car port,

personal door and sockets inside to all four and

five bedroom homes where applicable


• White emulsion finishes to walls and ceilings

• UPVC front door

• Double-glazed UPVC back door

• French double-glazed UPVC patio doors

where applicable

Fore more information you can download the development brochure here:

Downsizing? Here’s why we think you should consider buying a brand new build home..

So you have made the decision to downsize but what will your next home look like?

Which types of property will suit your new lifestyle? These are the sorts of questions many of our downsizing clients have and we are here to help you make the best choice for you.

Many of our clients decide to downsize to a brand new home. This can be a great choice for a number of reasons:

Maintenance free

Newly built homes offer a relatively “maintenance free” lifestyle and come with a 10 year structural warranty which will protect you from any major defects with your home.

Better deals available

There are often better deals available on new homes with developers keen to secure buyers quickly.

Energy efficiency

Brand new homes are built to a far higher standards of energy effiency and utilise the latest techniques and use specialist building materials meaning new build homes are very energy efficient and will cost less to run. They also typically offer better air filtration which increases indoor air quality, reducing symptoms from those who have asthma or allergies.


Brand new homes are constructed to strict safety standards using the latest fire-resistant materials and technology as well as wired in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms. They also provide certain rooms with windows that open large enough to allow escape in the event of a fire.

For details of specific developments we have available contact our New Homes team today:

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Number of newly built homes registered in England and Wales increased in September

It is encouraging to see that the number of new homes being built nationally continues to increase which is delivering quality homes to support the growing demand for housing both locally and nationally.

The Help to Buy initiative has certainly contributed to this increase and is helping make property ownership possible for buyers that might otherwise have not been able to afford to buy.

  • The Help to Buy equity loan scheme was first introduced in April 2013, to provide government loans of up to 20% of the cost of new properties under £600,000. In February 2016 it was extended to provide loans of up to 40% of the cost of new properties in London. Since its inception, the scheme has helped over 120,000 buyers to purchase a new property, which has undoubtedly provided a boost to the new build sector.
  • The proportion of new build properties bought with the use of a Help to Buy equity loan has been steadily rising. We estimate that in the first quarter of 2017, just under half (48%) of all new build properties were bought with the assistance of Help to Buy. 
  • Recent reports in the press have suggested that the government has asked the London School of Economics (LSE) to review the scheme and rumours abound that the scheme may be ended early. The DCLG have since released a statement confirming their continued commitment to the scheme until 2021.
  • This will come as a welcome relief to new build developers who have become increasingly reliant on the scheme, although there is still the possibility that the price threshold might be reduced.

Speak to our New Homes department today to find out which new developments we have in the areas you might like to buy:

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How to increase the price of the average house by £23,000 without building a thing

We are always looking for ways to help our clients maximise the value of their property and usually making home improvements and renovations is a great way to do this. To take this a step further you could also consider extending your property however for many the thought of tackling a large building project can be daunting so when we came across this article in the Daily Express which explains how to benefit from part of the uplift that a property extension could bring without the hassle of actually building it we really wanted to share it with you.

Read the full article here:

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