Norfolk housebuilder provides its five top reasons to move home this summer

Finding the right time to move home can often seem like a complicated task to face. Whether you’re staying in the same town or moving outside of Norfolk, homebuyers can be unsure of when the best time to move truly is.

But with summer months comes sunny days and lighter evenings, and there are several reasons as to why this time of year is in fact the perfect time to move home.

Leading homebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes Anglia – which builds homes across the county – has revealed its top five reasons to make the transition this summer:

Buying new

When you’re looking to move, there are plenty of options to consider, including whether to opt for a new build property.

When moving into a new build home, we advise homebuyers to simply unpack their belongings and enjoy their homes from day one – without being bombarded with DIY projects upon arrival.

Welcome friends and family into your colourful garden space, with a freshly mowed lawn and room for children to play outdoors. You can even enjoy the weather and discover your lovely new surroundings.

Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ airy new properties let in large amounts of natural sunlight, and the majority of the kitchens are fitted with French doors which can be opened up to enjoy a cool summer breeze.

Energy efficient homes

There is now more choice than ever when it comes to purchasing an energy efficient home.

Reduce the carbon footprint while saving money on energy bills with argon-filled double-glazing windows which help to keep your surroundings cool during the summer months.

The leading housebuilder’s brand new homes are up to 57% cheaper to run, which means you could save up to £1,410 on your bills each year, compared to a Victorian equivalent.

Summer holidays

For families, there is no better time to move home than when children are off school for six weeks, as the moving process will not cause any disruption to their education.

Kids will be able to finish school during the summer term and make a smooth transition into the next school year, which could be at a new school within the catchment area.

Aside from children, most adults take their annual leave in the summer months, giving you extra time to transfer your household belongings from one place to another. Make the most of typically warmer, dryer weather and extended daylight hours to get the job done quickly and efficiently.


What better way to spend a sunny summer day at the beach? Norfolk boasts a wonderful selection of beaches spanning all the way from Snettisham in the west to Gorleston in the east. Holkham beach is said to be one of the most beautiful in the British Isles and is popular with families, walkers and horse-riders.

If spending time by the sea isn’t really your thing, enjoy a trip to Banham Zoo which is located in the heart of Norfolk and near to several of Barratt and David Wilson Homes’ developments. With giraffes, monkeys, tigers, penguins and many more animals to see, this is a great option for a family day out this summer.

Moving schemes

There are several schemes in place to help you secure your ideal home this summer.

The first being Part Exchange, which enables you to trade some or all of your property’s value to buy a new build home from Barratt and David Wilson Homes. This guarantees the quick sale of your home for a fair price and avoids any estate agent fees you may have otherwise faced.

Other schemes include Movemaker, which lets you reserve your new home before selling your current property, and Deposit Unlock, which enables first-time buyers and existing homeowners to purchase a new home with just a 5% deposit.

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