When we came to view our property, we knew instantly that it was the home for us. It was a surprisingly spacious design with lots of modern touches - we got everything on our search list. We really liked the kitchen-dining set up, that was something that was really important to us.
The modern touches were a great bonus, like the NEFF appliances in the kitchen, and we liked the sound of the air source heat pump which will help energy bills in the long run. With built-in fibre optic, the guaranteed fast internet speed is perfect for home working.
The deposit match allowed us stretch our budget to get the house that we really wanted. There were properties on the open market that were around the same price but when you factored in the incentive, it became a no brainer for us.
Once we paid our deposit, we were in constant communication with the sales team and could arrange visits to our home to choose our kitchen and bathrooms and really get it how we wanted it.
We changed the layout slightly, took away a wardrobe in one of the rooms, added a wall beside stairs and the team at CHAP allowed us to do that.
It was like a blank canvas. We could start from scratch and put our stamp on our new home.
Don’t discount buying a new build, they’re a lot more spacious than they used to be and
when you consider the incentives, you may get more for your money.
The development sits in between Hazlehead and Countesswells Woods, so it’s perfect for runs and walks. It’s just brilliant for Bailey - and us. We’re so close to the city but it feels like we’re living in the countryside.
Moving to a new build was never in our plan but the option to build off plan and customise design to our needs was quite attractive.
Being able to move sockets, choose tiling and arrange the finer details allowed us to create a made-to-measure home.
The best thing about it was we could choose our own layout and design of our kitchen and bathrooms. We could choose things like tiles and handles, which was quite important to us. All the customisable options and things to choose from were just brilliant.
One of the other good points of coming in earlier with CHAP and designing off plan was that we could customise the garden around us. Having a garden was one of the biggest things for us and it was ready for when we moved and use straight away.
The aftersales service has been excellent as well. The CHAP team are always on hand and really happy to come in and help if there is anything we need help with.
There’s a great community spirit here in the development. We’re friendly with our neighbours and we’re planning to have a neighbourhood get-together on our street. Our home and the wider development is a great environment to live in.