Why buy from us
There are many great reasons to buy a new home with Countryside.
Not only are our houses designed by experts; they are also built to the highest specification as standard. Indeed, we are the only home builder to have received a RIBA Stirling Prize for a housing development.
When you buy from us, your new home is guaranteed to have stunning design both inside and outside. By researching what our buyers want from a new home, our developments meet the needs and requirements of busy people, providing them with a comfortable and secure place to call their own.
In addition, you will find an unrivalled specification is included as standard, so there are no hidden costs after you move in.
We go to great lengths to make sure the external landscape of your new home and overall development has been carefully considered and is beautifully presented. With the help of our own in-house landscape designers, we ensure you and your family can move into an immaculate and welcoming environment from day one.
Our Countryside leasehold commitment allows buyers to feel confident about buying from us.
Countryside leasehold commitment
- Wherever possible we sell houses on a freehold basis
- In cases where we do offer leasehold homes, we do so with a minimum period of 125 years for apartments and 250 years for houses
- Initial ground rents are set at affordable levels and no more than 1/1000th of the capital value of the property
- Ground rent increases are inflation-linked
- Wherever possible we will offer owners of apartments the opportunity to purchase the freehold after completion.
We are proud to say that your new home will be extremely energy efficient, helping you to save money. On average, our homes are 6.5 times more energy efficient than a house built 30 years ago!
A new Countryside home is also built using recyclable and sustainable materials from local sources, wherever possible. This means that, combined with the range of energy saving technologies often included as standard, your decision to buy a Countryside home benefits not only the environment but your household finances too!
Here are some types of energy saving initiatives you can expect to find in a new Countryside home:
- low energy lighting
- dual flush toilets
- mechanical ventilation/heat recovery systems
- solar or photovoltaic panels.
… to name just a few!
Green by Design
Green living is about more than just energy efficiency; it’s also about good architectural design.
By incorporating feature glazing, an abundance of outdoor space, well-planned interiors and attractive green surroundings, we create welcoming, harmonious living environments that you’ll be proud to call yours for years to come.
Independently Assessed & Award Winning
All our new homes are assessed against the Building Research Establishment's EcoHomes rating scheme.
In the last ten years, we have received more than 100 awards for sustainability, which is a testament to our commitment to greener living and creating places people love.
Help Every Step of the Way
You will love the peace of mind from knowing our professional and experienced sales team are here to help you through the purchasing process.
Once you have moved in, our friendly and helpful customer care team will be on hand to resolve any issues, and you’ll also have the reassurance that comes with a 10 year NHBC warranty, covering you for any major defects.