Majority of parents worry if children will adapt when moving home, according to new research

children moving home

The majority of parents said they were worried about how their child would adapt when moving home; with one in five parents saying they felt extremely worried - reveals new research from Purplebricks, the nation’s biggest estate agent. 

Despite these concerns, almost one in four children (23 per cent) felt completely settled in less than one week, compared to just 16 per cent of parents. 

The research of 1,001 British parents also revealed that:

£10.7 billion’s worth of properties are sitting empty across London

Empty property in London

New research by HomeProtect on unoccupied homes has revealed that an astonishing £10.7 billion’s worth of properties are sitting empty in London. The total number of long-term unoccupied (6 months or more) properties in the capital rose by 2.8% between 2013 and 2018 to a total of 22,481, which accounts for 0.63% of all properties in the city.

Create an adaptable home with internal doors

Vufold bi-folding doors in family home

Adapting a house to create additional space or change the purpose of a room can seem like a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to involve a significant change to the architectural structure or be extremely time-consuming. Meeting these requirements can often be done by making relatively small changes around a home. 

A simple and effective method that delivers the benefits of open-plan living, as well as the option to section off a space for privacy, is separating a room using internal folding doors. This flexibility maximises a room’s use without having to undergo a huge design overhaul.   

L&Q Launches Homes in Milton Keynes’ Buzzing New District


L&Q is launching the first phase of new homes at Saxon Reach, which is set to become a thriving new neighbourhood just outside of Milton Keynes. A collection of 3 and 4 bedroom houses, Saxon Reach will offer spacious homes ideal for growing families, close to one of the UK’s fastest emerging property hotspots.  

Saxon Reach is one of the first developments forming part of L&Q’s New-Build Homes: Quality Standard promise, a commitment to delivering premium fixtures, fittings and appliances as standard, at no additional cost to the buyer.

Barratt Homes Trumps The Rest For Bedfordshire Sales Adviser

Sanjay, sales advisor at Barratt Homes in Bedfordshire

A Sales Adviser has returned to work for Barratt Homes after pursuing other opportunities, thanks to its unparalleled work ethic.

Sanjay Paul (38), from Islington, left the company in 2018 to seek new challenges elsewhere but has recently returned after realising what a fantastic employer Barratt Homes is to work for.

Sanjay has worked for multiple developments since starting his career with Barratt Homes in 2013, but is currently working at Barratt Homes’ Clipstone Park development in Leighton Buzzard.

Sanjay said, “I missed my role as a Sales Adviser in the time that I was away. It became apparent to me what a great company Barratt Homes is to work for and I’m really glad to be back on the team.

All Homes Sold At Marston Park

Marston Park Housing Estate


The Marston Moretaine development offered a range of homes suitable for a number of customers including first time buyers and families.

The delightful development includes many green open spaces with three different play areas for the little ones and a neighbouring cricket pitch for all residents to enjoy.

Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Northampton, said: “Marston Park has been an amazing development to be a part of and the quality of Barratt Homes’ properties and developments is reflected in our sales success here. 

“With fantastic commuter links and an abundance of local amenities nearby the popularity of this development is no surprise.

Get Mortgage-Fit With Barratt Homes; Tips For First Time Buyers

Barratt Homes Typical Street Scene

Purchasing your first home is an exciting time for many and with plenty of options out there to help you apply for your mortgage, leading developer Barratt Homes has revealed a few handy tips to put buyers on the right track.

Bedfordshire house hunters looking to buy for the first time may find it difficult to know where to start when it comes to understanding the homebuying process, but with the leading developer’s tips for first time buyers, they’ll be mortgage-fit in no time.

Glenn Copper, Sales Director at Barratt Homes North Thames, said: “Finding the home that is right for you when you are new to the property ladder can make it difficult to narrow down what is the most suitable. 

8 Ways on how to Keep Your House Cool During This Week’s Heatwave

how to keep your house cool

The UK is famously underprepared when it comes to hot weather, and another heatwave is with us this week. Being sweaty and sticky during a sweltering heatwave is nobody’s idea of fun, and it is particularly worse when it is in your own home. In order to make sure that you’re prepared, the team at interiors specialist have put some tips together how to keep your house cool this week:

Cavanna Homes inspires local school children to build a career in construction

Children being inspired to build a career in construction

Class 5 pupils from Collaton St Mary Primary School in Paignton put on their wellie boots and high vis jackets and joined Cavanna Homes to learn first-hand how to build a house and be inspired to build a career in construction.
The 9 and 10 year olds, along with their teacher Mr Ben Nelson-Smith, were taken on a site visit to Cavanna Homes’ Kings Orchard site with Head of Health and Safety, Richard Henderson, and Group Director Martin Cavanna.

Cavanna Homes triumphs in national Housebuilder Awards shortlist

Cavanna Homes development

Westcountry homebuilder Cavanna Homes is celebrating a hat-trick after being shortlisted for three awards in the 2019 national Housebuilder Awards.

Two of the firm’s developments; Primrose Hill in Torquay and Yarners Mill in Dartington, have been shortlisted in the ‘Best Design for Three Storeys or Fewer’ category, alongside eight other national developments.

Cavanna Homes’ successful apprenticeship scheme has also been shortlisted for ‘Best Training or Recruitment Initiative’, alongside six others.

The Housebuilder Awards, in partnership with the National House Building Council (NHBC) and the Home Builders Federations (HBF), recognise innovation and excellence in the housebuilding industry.