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Top 5 reasons why you should consider buying a Terraced House

09-08-2023 Blog

Terraced houses are a popular form of housing in the UK. In this Clarendon insight, we will be looking at why you should consider a terraced house for your new home. We will discuss factors such as location, cost, community, and if new build matters when searching for your new home.

CGI of a row of terraced houses with red brick
Forge Mews External CGI

1. Location

Location is one of the most important factors when deciding your new home. This is where terraced houses have one of their biggest advantages, as they are often located in more central and desirable areas than detached or semi-detached houses. Terraced house are therefore a good option for people who value being closer to amenities such as schools, shops, and public transport.

Bearsted Train Station

2. Cost

Terraced houses are typically built on a smaller plot of land and sharing walls with neighbouring properties. This efficient use of land means these homes are usually more affordable than detached or semi-detached alternatives. This can make moving to a better location more feasible, as well as providing a more viable route to getting on the property ladder.

Greensand Ridge, previous Clarendon land transformation
Greensand Ridge, Maidstone

3. Community

Terraced houses can foster a sense of community among neighbours. People who live in terraced houses are more likely to interact with each other than people who live in detached or semi-detached houses due to the close proximity of the residents.

The desirable location of terraced houses also means residents are likely to be near local community events too. If you are moving to a new neighbourhood this can be particularly appealing, as you can easily meet new people!

The Bearsted Green with a local market fare
Bearsted Local Fayre

4. Energy efficiency

Terraced houses are often more energy efficient than their detached or semi-detached counterparts. This is because they are enclosed by other properties, which helps to retain heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. In a time where gas and electric bills are skyrocketing, energy efficiency should be a priority in your new home search.

At Clarendon Homes, we are proud to use Mitusbishi air source heat pumps, which have an A++ Energy Rating Level. The Clarendon Standard goes into more detail about the high standards we build to.

Mitsubishi Electric air source heat pump at Miller's Meadow plot 11
Mitsubishi Air Source Heat Pump

5. New build terraced houses

New build homes bring a host of additional advantages when compared to older properties. Modern technology continues to revolutionise the housing industry, with smart technology allowing increased automation and security. Even voice control is now commonplace for homeowners with the likes of Amazon Alexa and Google Home!

New builds are also more energy efficient on average due to advancements such as improved insulation techniques, smart central heating and LED lights.

Smart home thermostat at Miller's Meadow plot 11
Smart Home Thermostat

Forge Mews

Forge Mews is a collection of 3-bedroom terraced houses coming to Bearsted at the end of 2023. Located on the doorstep of the village green and a short walk from the train station, these homes offer the perfect backdrop for a new family.

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