Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

New Homes Offer Quality and Do Away with Nasty Surprises

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

New Homes Offer Quality and Do Away with Nasty Surprises

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The past few months have seen major changes at new homes developments in the North-East. New sites have opened and new phases at popular sites are now for sale.

This is the busiest time of year on sites, with thousands of people visiting and hoping to buy a new home.

Many homes have the advantage of a 10-year warranty, bringing the reassurance that there will be no nasty surprise bills for new boilers or new roofs. Modern construction methods also mean new houses are better built, better insulated and better finished, with strict guidelines laid down by legislation, property insurance companies and the developers.

There is a range of sites through the North-East, from small developments in established areas to areas being created with all-new facilities.

This week, homemaker visits two new developments ( one in popular Middlesbrough and the other on the brand new Northumberland Park site near Shiremoor, North Tyneside, where a range of builders are creating a new community.

CONSTRUCUTION has just started at Barratt's development at Parkside Gardens, Middlesbrough.

A total of 329 homes will be built on the 17-acre former hospital site.

Sales manager Paul Race said: The sales interest is fantastic, although it's not surprising as the development has been eagerly awaited by many people looking for a town centre home."

Among properties being developed is the four-bedroom detached Thornton design, with lounge, dining room, study, fitted kitchen and utility.

The upstairs has three double bedrooms, one with ensuite and a single bedroom.

The Thornton is available from pounds 213,500.

For details of Parkside Gardens, tel: (01642) 828485.

INTEREST is mounting at Dunelm Castle Homes's Northumberland Park development at Shiremoor where new three-storey, four-bedroom Scafell and Helvellyn showhomes are due to open soon. …

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