Larkfleet Homes on Blogger
A housing chain is a sequence of linked house purchases, with each being dependent on the others before anyone can proceed with their propety sale.
The longer the chain, the greater the chance of something going wrong. A ‘break’ anywhere in the chain means no-one can move.
Read below for some helpful ways of breaking the chain.
Make sure you carry out plenty of research and seek the advice of professionals before you make a decision because breaking a housing chain can come with some risks,
Would you like to start a new career with Larkfleet Homes? We are currently recruiting for various roles in construction so now might be a great time to jump on board and jump-start your career with a top housing developer.
We are currently recruiting for the following roles:
- Branch Manager This position is in a busy builders merchants that has recently been modernised with a complete refit. You will need to have good knowledge of the building industry along with the materials used. You will also need to have the ability to look after many customer accounts. A proven track record of management in the industry would be an advantage.
- Land Buyer You will support the land managers in the identification and acquisition of sites, assisting in project acquisition from identification, offer, contract, purchase, planning to pre-start on the sites acquired.
- Sales Administrator You will be responsible for managing customers passed on by the sales team – starting with reservations through to the exchange of contracts and legal completions whilst ensuring that the customer receives a smooth and professional experience.
- Contract Managers You must have proven experience within the volume residential sector with a suitable track record for multi-development management in a fast-paced environment.
- Telehandler/Forklift Drivers You must be CPCS qualified and suitably experienced within the residential housing sector.
- Experienced Residential Site Managers You must have relevant proven experience within the volume housing industry of delivering quality homes to agreed build programmes whilst maintaining excellent presentation and safety standards and first class customer care.
We just can't stop helping people here at Larkfleet HQ and this time we've donated £4,000 to Cottesmore Millfied Academy in Oakham.
Some of the money will be used to purchase benches for the children to enjoy in the school gardens.
If you are wondering why the kids are wearing 'construction clothes' in the pictures, well they were also donated by Larkfleet for them to keep, much to their delight! In fact, it was rather funny and cute watching the children still wearing their hats as they left in cars!
The cheque was presented at the Buttercross development in Oakham which offers a stunning range of two, three, four and five bedroom properties in beautiful surroundings.
If you would like to find out more you can call one of the sales team on 01572 72 22 62.
Adrian has joined the team at Larkfleet Homes to manage the commercial department and brings with him a wealth of experience to focus on the long-term interests of the business.
Helen Hick, joint managing director of Larkfleet Homes, said: “We are delighted to welcome Adrian. He will be developing, leading and managing all commercial activities of the business.
Another day, another generous community gift from Larkfleet Homes and this time it's in the shape of some cool tee shirts for kids!
Let's set the scene. The sun is shining, you've just made a commitment to the man, or woman, of your dreams and now it's time to party!
The big party (aka wedding reception) needs to be perfect so have you thought about how nice it would be to have complete control of it?
Well you can do just that by hosting your wedding reception in the comfort of your own garden.
At Larkfleet Homes, we've heard along the grapevine that this is now becoming quite a thing and we're pretty sure some of our residents have had their wedding receptions in their Larkfleet garden!
Why not? You can go at a pace you want, make it as expensive or creative as you wish and you don't have far to go once all the happy guests have left. Or even better, ask the folks if they can clear up the mess (with a financial reward offered) so you can jet off to start your new life as Mr and Mrs.
Pinterest is a great place to check out ideas. Really, though, all you need is live music, space to dance, plenty of fizzy stuff and some great food and you have yourself a party! oh and fairy lights to add some sparkle. It is your wedding reception after all.
At Larkfleet Homes, we know a thing or two about the housing industry. After all, we've been in it for long enough.
Now we'd like to share some of our knowledge so that you can have a clear understanding of just where the housing industry lies right now.
Housing building delivers huge economic and social benefits for communities all over the country.
Independent research has found that the industry supports 600,000 jobs while providing tens of thousand of affordable homes and hundreds of millions of pounds in community facilities and upgraded infrastructure. Good news, hey!
New homes are of high quality, meaning they're easy to maintain and environmentally friendly.
New homes are built to a much higher specification than the majority of older homes, so customers get more for their money. Central heating, double glazing and high standards of roof, floor and wall insulation are all included in the price. As well as reducing carbon emissions, the energy efficiency of new homes also means you could save up to £1, 400 a year on utility bills, compared to a Victorian equivalent!
There's so much more to colour than you may realise.
Colours can provoke different emotions within us and they help to set a "scene".
Red for passion, green for serenity and so and so on..
So when it comes to decorating your new (Larkfleet) home, what should you consider before going wild with the paint?
Each room in your home will have a different function so bear that in mind when you start decorating.
So, for example, red signifies passion (maybe a good colour for the bedroom!), yellow is a nice warming colour so a hint of yellow in the living room would work well. Green is the colour of nature and a popular choice in the kitchen and blue represents a serene atmosphere, perfect for the bathroom!
You might opt for a minimalist look in the home, in which case you'll want to use soft whites, but if you want more a rustic feel, autumnal colours such as red and oranges will really work
The best thing is to think about how you want your home to FEEL.
Do you want it to feel energised or relaxed or both? Then base your colour scheme on what each room means to you.
The world wide web is full of inspiration for colour schemes and designs so do your research first and we're sure you'll succeed in making your home look and feel wonderful!
At Larkfleet Homes, we do love some good news so it's great to hear that with our help, The Rotary Club of Bourne successfully raised more than £7,000!
The Run in The Woods is a popular event in Bourne offering keen runners the chance to enjoy the wonderful scenery of Bourne Woods, raise money for charity and get fit too!
Larkfleet sponsored the event and is delighted with the final figure of £7,000!
It was an extremely popular event with 550 entrants made up of experienced club runners and amateurs. Most of the runners were from Bourne, Stamford, and the Deepings area however people did travel from further afield such as Yorkshire, Hull and Leeds.
It was a great day enjoyed by many and we hope to see you all again there next year!
If you're interested in making a move to Bourne, you might be interested in our stunning Bourne Heights development which, if you're not there already, offers a range of eco-friendly 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom new homes on the outskirts of Bourne.
You can call the Bourne sales office on 07825275820 and start a new life in Bourne in a gorgeous Larkfleet home.
- Kitchen - £7,900
- Bathroom - £3,800
- Central heating - £6,185
- Wiring - £8,850
- Plastering - £5,240
- Decorating - £2,500
- Flooring - £2,628
- Insulation - £775
- Windows and doors - £4,900
- Roofing - £4,000
- Guttering - £690
- External rendering - £4,175
There is no chain on the home you are buying when it’s straight from the housebuilder – you don’t have to wait for someone to move out.
“If you are eligible for one of our Part Exchange deals, you don’t have to wait to sell your own home either. It can be a completely stress and hassle-free move, with no one unexpectedly falling out of the chain.”
2. A blank canvas
“A new Larkfleet home is clean and untouched by previous owners and is finished in neutral colours, giving you the chance to put your own stamp on your new home. If you reserve your property early in the building process you will be able to choose from a range of options for kitchens and bathrooms – and maybe other things too.”
It’s the perfect way for you to ensure your new home will reflect your style from the moment you walk in, rather than you having to adapt to someone else’s taste.
3. No wasted space
“Every Larkfleet home has been meticulously designed by our architects to use all the available space. Research shows that 17% of living space in older style properties often goes unused - on a £200,000 house this would equate to a waste of £34,000.”
4. High standards
The latest building regulations mean that new homes are reaching ever-higher quality levels compared with older neighbours.
“All our homes meet the latest standards for things such as fire protection, electrical safety and noise insulation. Peace of mind is built in!”
5. Low running costs
“Larkfleet homes are fitted with high-efficiency heating systems, excellent wall and loft insulation and double glazed windows and doors. An average Larkfeet home has an energy rating of B, older style houses often have a rating as low as G.”
This high level of energy efficiency leads directly to lower bills for your utilities.
6. Low maintenance
“DIY and maintenance jobs are greatly reduced with a new home (after all, everything is brand new), saving you money and giving you more time with your family and friends.”
Few people really enjoy DIY and by buying a brand new home, you minimise what you have to do, and the number of things that might go wrong over the coming years.
7. No new purchases
“Talk to us early enough and you can include your choice of things such as carpets and kitchen appliances in the cost of the house that is covered by your mortgage – so you don’t have to find money for these things just as you move in. There’s less expenditure on buying replacements over the next few years, too. You will have new equipment covered by manufacturers’ warranties that should give years of service.”
While new homes sometimes get criticised for appearing expensive compared to a comparable re-sale home, adding up elements like this show the price is very reasonable in the long run.
Sustainability and environmental issues are a major factor for many people in all strands of their life – including what for many is the biggest investment they’ll ever make – the property they live in.
“A Larkfeet home is, on average, six times more energy efficient than an older property. This is equivalent to driving 10,000 miles less a year per household! On many Larkfleet properties you can have PV [photovoltaic] cells on your roof to generate electricity from sunlight – cutting your emissions and your energy bills.”
9. No surprises
“If you buy a brand-new Larkfeet home you know exactly what you’re getting. You have the assurance that everything in the house – from the sewers beneath the ground to the tiles on the roof – has been professionally installed using the right materials.
"Don’t just take our word for it – all our sites are regularly checked by independent inspectors to ensure quality of build. Even if you pay for a detailed survey a second-hand home can still throw up some unpleasant and expensive surprises once you’ve moved in.”
Moving home is stressful enough without worrying about the unexpected, so a brand new home can save a lot of hassle and bring peace of mind.
10. Part of the community
“Buying a second-hand home on an established street can sometimes make it harder to get into the social network. A new development means you become part of the emerging community with everyone looking to make new friends.”
‘Placemaking’ is an increasingly important part of new homes building, generating a real community to include all the residents of the new properties being constructed.
11. Ten years’ quality assurance
“Larkfleet homes provide NHBC or LABC warranties.”
As another of our #NHW17 articles shows, the long-term warranties that come with brand new homes cover almost everything and provide the reassurance of anything that might go wrong being rectified.
12. Assistance all the way
With deals such as the government-backed Help to Buy scheme and Larkfleet’s own Part Exchange, Assisted Sale and Secure Home Purchase initiatives to rely on, there are many ways that purchasers can seek a little practical and financial support to secure the new home they want.
“The Larkfleet team is there to help you on every step of your house-buying journey from finding a mortgage to finding the nearest post office when you move in!”