Did you know that 11% of homes in the UK are new builds? Over recent years new build homes have become increasingly popular in all parts of the UK and we understand why people prefer to build their own home. At Arcadia Builders we take great pride in ensuring that the new build homes we build are modern, sleek and hassle free. In this blog we are going to discuss why people like to build their own new build houses.
The majority of new build houses are all top-spec and have the latest technology installed. Many new build home providers offer smart home features as a standard as well as state of the art, luxury open plan layouts allowing you to have a spacious home for entertaining guests or growing your family.
Cost of Bills
All new build homes must comply with the latest building regulations which therefore means that they are energy efficient, more so than older properties. Data shows that over 80% of new homes have the highest A or B rating which compares to just 2.2% of existing properties that are on the market.
When new build homes are sold, many of them come with a warranty which you do not get with other properties that are for sale. Generally, when you buy a new build home you will receive a 10-year insurance policy that protects buyers from structural defects. Plus, it is now also a condition of most mortgage applications that a structural warranty is in place for new build properties.
At Arcadia Builders, we offer a range of services including New Builds, Kitchens, Renovations, Extensions, Garden Rooms and Conversions. If you are looking for a trusted, reliable builder, call our team on 01748529700 or visit: www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk
People often renovate a house to make it feel more like a home. Through renovations you can create a stunning home and add value to it. In this blog we are going to discuss our tips for renovating a house.
Effective planning is key to any renovation or build phase. You need to focus on the bigger picture and overall goals as well as the smaller parts. Assessing your requirements and knowing everything you need to do allows the process to be a lot smoother. Create a list of ‘must haves’ and ‘nice to haves’ as this will allow you to see what your budget allows for.
Work out your timeline and work towards a date. We know that deadlines can’t always be met due to suppliers and other elements of the build being delayed. However, having a date for you and your builders to work towards will help you to visualise the process.
It is so important to look at furnishings you can buy during the renovation stage. When you are on-site you may think that a certain piece of furniture wouldn’t work well where it was originally going to be placed. By researching in advance, you know you can shop online for items throughout the whole renovation stage and you may even be able to buy some items in the sale.
Think Carefully About Painting
Did you know that the colour you paint a room can affect the lighting? Dark colours can often make a room too dark and no lighting solution would be able to make the room lighter again. It is important to think about colours and what is going to help enhance the room before you actually paint it.
At Arcadia Builders we offer a range of services including kitchens, renovations, new builds, extensions and more. You can learn more about our services by calling 01748 529700 or visit: www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk
During cold, harsh Winters don’t want to be carrying out repairs to your home. Using our 5 maintenance top tips, you can prepare your home for the colder weather and the months ahead.
1. Check Your Gutters and Drainage
When the rain falls and your gutters are blocked, pressure is applied to grime and after a period of time this can cause your pipes to crack or clog further and cause a backlog. Maintaining your gutters and clearing them out regularly will stop them from causing issues. When the Winter weather does hit and it freezes, the water that is in your pipes with the leaves and dirt will freeze meaning that nothing can pass through. This is why it is extremely important that you clean out your gutters on a regular basis.
2. Check Your Windows
Windows are perfect for allowing the natural light to flow into your home. However, over time the window surroundings can rot and become damaged. As we head into Winter it is important that you check these and make sure they are in good condition. If they are damaged or air can get in, your home will feel much colder. If cold air can get in, warm air can get out.
3. Have Your Electrical Systems Been Checked?
As the evenings are much darker, the last thing you need is for your electrical system to fail. An electrical maintenance check will do no harm to your property and it will allow a professional electrician to see if any repairs require carrying out.
If you are looking to renovate your home, add a garden room or refurbish your kitchen, our team are on hand to help you. From concept to completion! Call our team on 01748 529700 or visit www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk
Whether you are looking for a renovation, new kitchen or you would like to completely build a new property, Arcadia Builders are here to help you. We can work with you to ensure that your property visions become a reality. From the first initial conversation through to the building and follow up process, we will be there to consult with you about every decision made.
The layout and overall aesthetic of the kitchen is vital as it is known as the heart of the home where families spend a lot of their time together. With modern and technological trends occurring, there are always new styles which we can create depending on your taste. No matter if you prefer a classic, contemporary design or more of a traditional blend, Arcadia Builders can create your dream kitchen. We have a range of trusted suppliers which allows us to source the best kitchen furniture, worktops and units.
Barn conversions are becoming increasingly popular throughout North Yorkshire. If you desire a classic conversion with all the traditional elements including beams and original concrete floors or something with more modern assets, we can meet your specifications. At Arcadia Builder we are here to provide you with our expertise, using our relationships with experienced architects we can create your dream home.
Is now the perfect time to enhance your home? If you are looking to add value to your property, adding an extra bedroom, garage or office will help to attract potential buyers. We have many years’ experience of bringing customers vision to life through a home extension. To improve your living space why not call Arcadia Builders today and we can help you extend your home.
For more information about your services, visit our website www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk or call us on 01748 529700 and we will be happy to help you whatever your requirements may be.
Here at Arcadia Builders, we offer a wide range of services including garden rooms. We cover North Yorkshire, including Richmond, Harrogate, Darlington, Ripon, Bedale and many other locations. We can help to restore an unused space into a modern, stylish garden room which can be utilised all year round. In this blog we are going to discuss how you could benefit from a garden room.
Out With The Old, In With The New
Perhaps you have an old dilapidated out house or building that you no longer use? Or are you looking to extend your home by adding a garden room? The team at Arcadia Builders have a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be able to provide you with their expert opinion on how to make the most of your space. Our garden rooms can provide outstanding storage solutions and it is the perfect way to let the light beam in.
Why Add A Garden Room
- Additional living space – adding a garden room allows your family to enjoy time together. A time where you can all sit down together and relax. They are such a versatile room, you can use them as a reception/ living room, dining room, a snug, office space or more. Your garden room is built to your requirements.
- Adding value- adding an extra room and expanding your home will add value for if you were to sell. The majority of garden rooms will add about 5% to the value of your property overall.
- Family gatherings- if you have a larger family or if you all congregate at different times of the year, a garden room will allow you to accommodate your family all year round.
Arcadia Builders are on hand to help with any garden room extensions or renovations. If you are located near Ripon, Richmond, Harrogate or North Yorkshire and you would like our help call us on 07970 316257 or visit https://www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk/garden-rooms/
The key to keeping your home fresh is to update it with modern on trend touches. In this blog we are going to discuss a few affordable ways of modernising your home!
Keeping accessories to a minimum:
To keep your home looking modern and sleek you don’t need endless accessories and trinkets. Keep the items you have to a minimum and remove the excess clutter you no longer need. This may give you the perfect chance to sort out what you need and what you can lose. When it comes to having accessories in the home don’t get rid of them completely choose a few statement pieces that work with your home’s colour scheme, plus there’s always the option of upcycling special pieces.
Smart home devices:
Cosmetic changes are great, but they can be timely and not always cost effective. So, as technology is changing all of the time adding a smart feature into your home will help give it that wow factor. This may be a Home Pod, security systems or a lighting system, or even a smart speaker.
Use glass to add space:
Adding glass into your home can help to really open up your space allowing for natural light to flow through your property. To achieve this, you could look at the option or partitioning rooms with glass or some window upgrades, a little can go a long way. Another option is to replace a shower curtain with a pane of glass which will give your bathroom more of a modern touch!
Here at Arcadia Builders we are on hand to ensure your property dreams can be brought to life. To find out more give us a call on 07970 316257 or visit www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk
If you want to get the highest possible price for your property when you decide to sell it, it always makes sense to do a bit of work before you put the house up for sale. By making improvements to your home you can not only add monetary value but also make it a more attractive proposition for potential buyers. This will increase your chances of a quick sale. Below we will tell you how Arcadia Builders can add value to your property.
Installing An Extension
It is simple really, if a property has more rooms and more space for a family, it is likely to go up in value. We can add an extension to your home to open up a wide range of opportunities. With a rise in the amount of people working from home in recent times, this could be particularly beneficial as buyers may need this extra space for an office.
Modernising The Property
A property that is stuck in a past era is bound to have less appeal and can therefore lose value. Whilst people do often love a retro feel, it is important to move with the times and ensure your house fits in with modern tastes. We can help by renovating your property to modernise it. This could include the installation of a new kitchen or windows and doors.
Building A Garden Room
If your property has a lot of land, it would be smart to use this land to create an exciting prospect for any potential buyer. Homes with garden rooms are not hugely common so if you were to add one to your land, it could immediately increase the value of your house. We can build garden rooms to add a real special touch to any property.
You can find out some of the great possible uses of a garden room by viewing our recent blog at www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk/great-uses-for-your-garden-room
If you are looking to add value to your property and would like our help, you can contact us by calling 07970 316257 or visit www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk
As we move onto our newest building projects we wanted to pause for a moment and look back at what makes us your No1 team of builders in North Yorkshire. We are proud to have serviced areas throughout the region since we were first set up in 2008. These areas include Ripon, Richmond, Leyburn, Harrogate, Bedale and Darlington. In this blog we will be looking at what makes our team so popular with people looking for home renovations or new build works.
One Stop Shop
When Arcadia Builders work on your project you won’t have to worry about sourcing different tradespeople for different jobs. We work with a wide range of sub-contractors including plasterers, architects, plumbers, electricians and more. We will take care of all the planning involved in finding the right workers for the job.
Experience and Skill
Arcadia Builders was founded in 2008 which makes us 12 years old. Our experience in home transformations however spans much further back in time. Our team have worked in the building industry for over 30 years and have come across a whole variety of projects. This means that they are extra versatile and benefit from an extensive range of skills.
When you are looking for why to trust us with your project, our customer testimonials really do speak for themselves. Just take a look at this review that we received from Neil Pattison for a great example.
“I found Arcadia Builders through a personal recommendation. From initial meetings through to completion of my project I found it a pleasure to work with such a professional and knowledgeable team. The quality of the build was exceptional with impeccable attention to detail. Garry and the team kept me informed about any potential problems and let me know early about any required changes. Throughout the project the dialogue was open, honest and responsive. I would highly recommend Arcadia Builders.”
Here at Arcadia Builders we are on hand to ensure your property dreams can be brought to life. To find out more give us a call on 07970 316257 or visit www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk
If you are lucky enough to have a large garden attached to your home, it makes great sense to put the space to use. A garden room is one fantastic option for an extension that is actually separate from the property. Garden rooms are really on trend at the moment and the opportunities are endless when it comes to possible uses of the space. In this blog we suggest some great uses for your garden room!
Anyone who is into keeping fit will know how difficult it can be to work out when being distracted by a house full of people! A garden room could be turned into a mini fitness escape complete with gym equipment, a wall-mounted TV for watching fitness DVD’s and even food storage for healthy snacks and protein shakes.
If your work will allow it, working from home can be a real luxury which allows you to spend less time travelling and more time close to your family. A garden room could be the perfect place for your home office, especially if you consider how focused you can be with the peace and quiet of such a place.
If you live in a busy house with a full family including children, it can be difficult to hear yourself think at times! A garden room could act as your own little relaxation area, perfect for those days where you need to take time out and relax. For the ideal snug area, you could add a bed, comfy bean bags and ambient lighting to help you forget the stresses of your daily life.
Arcadia Builders can produce incredibly stylish Garden Rooms for homes across North Yorkshire. For more information on our services give us a call on 07970 316257 or visit www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk
Our Favourite Barn Conversion Ideas
When it comes to renovations, there is nothing quite as impressive as a barn conversion. For people across the UK, it is a dream to move into a stunning barn conversion with their loved ones. This type of project is one of our favourites to work on, especially with some of the beautiful results we can produce. In this blog we are going to talk about just some of our favourite unique ideas for barn conversions.
In the current climate, it is more popular than ever to find ways to benefit the environment. Having large windows installed is one fantastic way to use natural sunlight to its full potential, reducing your use of electricity. Another great idea for achieving this is a glass floor walkway connecting upstairs rooms, drawing in light from all directions. Other energy saving solutions could include the use of a ground source heat pump or woodburning stove.
If you are in need of some tips for your garden take a look at our previous blog www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk/how-to-transform-your-garden
Whilst barn conversions are traditionally a very British form of renovation, you can take some amazing inspiration from the way other countries build them. Classic barn styles from nations such as France, Holland, Germany and Italy are incredibly stylish. This could add a unique twist which sets your barn conversion apart from the rest.
With a modern barn conversion, you can have great fun with mixing old and new, to produce a head turning aesthetic. We would recommend using a combination of wood and glass throughout the property to achieve this. You can also make brilliant use of space by including a large centrepiece art feature such as an abstract statue or lighting fixture.
Arcadia Builders have a wealth of experience in completing barn conversions across North Yorkshire including Ripon, Richmond and Harrogate. To find out how we can work on your project give us a call on 07970 316257 or visit www.arcadiabuilders.co.uk/barn-conversions