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Artisan – built with the future in mind

Artisan living room

Just a stone’s throw from the centre of Hove and a short stroll from the beach, Artisan is a contemporary collection of 1, 2 & 3 bedroom luxurious apartments available to purchase via Shared Ownership. Situated in the popular Seven Dials district and less than a mile away from the hustle and bustle of Hove, you’ll find a selection of quirky cafés, pubs, restaurants and shops all within easy reach.

Artisan also benefits from superb transport connections, with both Hove and Brighton railway stations just a short walk away. 

Home Security Solutions

Home Security app on mobile phone

National Home Security Month (NHSM) is due to take place next month for the fourth year running. The successful campaign aims to raise awareness around the importance of home security and why you shouldn’t let it be overlooked. 

With domestic burglary on the rise by more than 30%, a basic home security routine needs to be introduced. From Monday 1 October, NHSM will be covering all crucial topics for the next four weeks that informs you of different methods to protect your home.

Official supporters of NHSM 2018, GBC Group, the UK's premier retailer of quality garden and leisure buildings with branches throughout the UK have collated their top five home security tips to help protect your home and family alongside NHSM’s weekly focuses:

Mortgage approvals hit new high as buyers relish low interest rates

Mortgage approvals hit new high

Following recent news that UK mortgage approvals hit a nine-month high in summer 2018, coupled with interest rates remaining abnormally low, potential home buyers in the heart of Sussex have a great opportunity to land their dream new home.

Christine Tiernan, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson South: “Mortgage interest rates in 2018 have continued to stay low, allowing more and more buyers in the south to get onto the property ladder. New build homes are an attractive option to many buyers – offering benefits, such as subsidies like the government’s much lauded Help to Buy scheme, energy efficiency and cheaper running costs.”

So why buy new?

Hallway or corridor issues? Azalée has the answers…

Hallway or corridor issues? Azalée has the answers…

EXPERTS from the contemporary, luxury online store Azalée are offering advice this month (2018) on how to better utilise a corridor, hallway or narrow space in your home.

Azalée says organisation is the key and that there are a few clever design techniques, which can help you achieve the results you require.

All too often a corridor or hallway can become overrun with debris and used to store everything from bicycles to shopping bags, which means they can become an eyesore.

Spend an hour or so getting your problem area sorted and under control. It’s amazing how quickly a poorly used space can become a dream area, but you do need to put some time and thought into it.

Part Exchange Event Opens The Door To A Move Before Christmas

Barratt Homes - Part Exchange Event

An exclusive Part Exchange event is being held by Barratt Homes Northampton at its Saxon Rise development in Brixworth this weekend (Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October), helping homebuyers make a hassle-free move before Christmas.

Those attending the Blackthorn Crescent development will be given the chance to seek professional advice on how to take advantage of the popular moving scheme.

Barratt Homes’ Part Exchange scheme means the developer purchases the customer’s current property in part exchange for a new home. The scheme cuts out estate agents and their fees and there is no chain. It also provides the customer with a guaranteed buyer for their home.

British Families Go Alfresco

British Families Go Alfresco

IT’S BEEN A summer of alfresco dining for families, as new research has revealed that Brits have eaten in their garden more than they have at their dining table so far this summer. 

A survey of 1,003 UK adults carried out by interiors etailer, Furniture123.co.uk, found Brits have eaten in their garden 5.5 times on average per week, compared to just 3.1 times per week at the dining table since the beginning of May 2018.

The UK property market is evolving according to Furniture Choice

The UK property market is evolving according to Furniture Choice

To understand this emerging trend, online furniture retailer Furniture Choice conducted a UK wide survey and spoke with individuals who have already bought a house with a friend.

The research from Furniture Choice found that a surprising number of people are thinking about buying a house with a friend; over a third (38%) of the UK would consider doing so, with the biggest motives being unable to afford a property by themselves (54%), as well as not having a partner to buy with (42%).

“Topping out” marks the end of Cavanna’s biggest new homes project in Plymouth

Cavanna Homes Plymouth

The final tiles being fitted to the rooftops of the last houses at Cavanna Homes’ flagship development in Plymouth, mark the end of a seven year project to transform the site of the former Plymouth Airport into a new community. 

A topping-out ceremony with Site Manager Dave Mitchell and Assistant Site Manager Guy Jary celebrated the final phase of building work on the development near Derriford.  

In 2011 the Torquay-based family owned homebuilder launched its biggest single development project in the company’s 95 year history with Cobham Field on the disused approach to the former runway, parallel to Tavistock Road. 

Tackle your heating costs the ‘smart’ way

lady turning on the heating

If your energy costs are a big concern for you then you’re one of many other British households with the same worries. With gas prices expected to rise again this year, Brits will feel the squeeze once again thanks to inflated energy bills and rising household costs. So what can you do to tackle this head on?

The smart solution

Smart home technology offers one solution to beating the bills and it is becoming more common in homes up and down the country. Installing easy-to-use smart thermostats, for example, allow you to monitor your home’s temperature on a room-by-room basis, helping you to keep an eye on your energy usage via a smart device. Nearly half of UK homeowners have already reduced their energy costs using smart heating solutions.

More Than £3.5m To Be Invested In Northamptonshire

DW Homes Director in Northamptonshire

More than £3.5 million is set to be invested in and around the Northamptonshire market town of Thrapston thanks to Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ new development.  

The funding, which totals £3,508,494, forms part of the planning agreement for the new development, located on Market Road, and will be used to support services and improve facilities for both new and existing residents of the town. 

Among the contributions are £1.7 million towards primary and £1.3 million towards secondary education, as well as £100,000 for public transport and an £80,000 library contribution. 

Barratt Homes’ development Charter’s Gate and David Wilson Homes’ site The Nurseries will bring a range of different properties to the market town.