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Contemporary new build properties deliver the highest build quality, according to over two thirds of house buyers surveyed in a new industry report[1]. The findings reiterate the resurgence new build homes have enjoyed in the past decade, as they now rival the attraction of their second hand and period property equivalents.

Annette Cole, Sales and Marketing Director, Crest Nicholson Eastern, explains: "While this report is new, it emphasises that the appeal of contemporary new build properties remains in the ascendant, and reflects the precision with which housebuilders develop for today’s buyers. Testament to this is the popularity of our contemporary houses at Rosewood, in Colchester.

“The majority of buyers who favour new builds do so because of the pristine condition their property is completed in and the purpose designed internal configuration. The homes don't require any modernisation or refurbishment and offer a blank canvas that owners can furnish to reflect their tastes. High end kitchens and bathrooms come as standard, minimising the hassle endured by many who have to replace sanitaryware and kitchen units before they can start decorating.

“Additionally, floor plans are thoughtfully calculated from the inception of the build, unlike many period homes where the original floor plans are outdated and need adapting to accommodate contemporary lifestyles. This means that every square inch of floor space is maximised into a practical, family-friendly layout.

"The ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms has become an increasing priority for new build buyers. As such, in the four-bedroom Pegasus and Molineux properties at Rosewood, we have ensured that two of the four bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and the remaining two bedrooms are positioned alongside a large family bathroom.

“What’s more the four-bedroom Molineux and Pegasus houses at Rosewood feature private gardens, a car port and a spacious private roof terrace – the perfect low maintenance outdoor space.”

Four-bedroom houses at Rosewood start from £325,000. For further information, please contact the sales and marketing team on 0845 521 1985 /

[1] Savills: Prime Regional Residential Markets, Spring 2014