Article image Making the choice between a second hand home and a new property can be a difficult decision for many house hunters.

A new home has a range of advantages that are not always available when buying an older property and there are a number of reasons why being the first owner of a home makes more sense.

Better energy efficiency, better security and the cover of a National House Building Council (NHBC) Buildmark warranty are just some reasons why new is better than old.

With Bath dominated primarily by older properties, until recently those wanting to move to the world heritage city had no choice but to go with something old.

This wasn’t helped by the fact that the availability of stylish new properties in keeping with the Georgian style made famous by Bath architects Ralph Allen and John Wood back in the 18th Century were few and far between.

However all that has now changed and means house hunters wanting a traditional townhouse style but with the advantages of being completely brand new are being guided towards Bath Riverside.

Extending from the restored Victoria Bridge and beyond what will be the brand new Destructor Bridge on the south side of the River Avon, the development is creating a new quarter, in-keeping with the modern demands of the city, providing a place where people can live, work and enjoy their leisure time.

On top of the countless benefits a new property can bring, Bath Riverside also possesses a number of endearing features that has made it the South West’s leading property development.

Its location, the variety of styles and oversized nature of the properties on offer all add to its premier status.

With Bath city centre a pleasant 10 minute stroll away via the pedestrian tow path, Bath Riverside residents can enjoy the all that the historic city has to offer without using a car, while commuters can hop on a main line train to the capital.

There are also numerous schools close by so those with children will find the development ideal.

Susan Young, sales and marketing director at Crest Nicholson said: “Buying new is the more beneficial option as there are more advantages. There are fewer risks which brings peace of mind.

“The first thing to note is that new properties are more energy efficient with modern heating systems and higher levels of insulation. Stricter regulations in recent years mean that homes now have to meet high standards of efficiency, leading to lower running costs. 

“This makes the properties at Bath Riverside, including the townhouses currently available, very attractive for those wanting a property in the Georgian-style but without the worry of living in a draughty period property.

“It’s been very interesting to see people’s reactions when they visit the development for the first time. Our advice is if you’re looking to move then give Bath Riverside a visit, you won’t be disappointed.

“Epitomising why Bath is celebrated across the world for its luxurious living, these properties enhance the city’s reputation for having some of the most striking and sought after places to live in the UK.

“They also provide the development with its own distinctive style and elegance and a more modern twist on the city’s Georgian past.”

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