How are New Houses Built in the UK?

How New Houses are Built in the UK

Thinking of buying a new house in the UK? Worried that new builds aren’t as good as older houses? I’ve worked in all sorts over the years – from very old houses to brand new houses. In this series of videos I’m explaining how new houses are put together, setting a few expectations and uncovering a few myths about new builds. Remember, all houses were new once!

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The Newcastle Great Park Project

New Build Houses in the UK

Newcastle Great Park is one of the biggest housing developments in the North of England. It’s a new suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne around four miles north of the city centre. I’ve watched the development closely, from the first brick being placed around 2001 through to living and working in the estate for over eight years. It’s a development that’s had its fair share of controversy with delays caused by both the 2008 financial crisis and more lately due to environmental campaigners. I’ll be keeping well clear of the politics of Great Park in this series of articles. I just thought it would be interesting to document the growth of this landmark development.

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