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Old Feb 16th, 2017, 12:08 PM   21
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I live in a new build(renting) currently and love the fact everything was fresh and we've had no problems what so ever apart from the house holding the heat in the summer (it was hotter inside than outside!). I'm not a gardener and the garden is literally a place for the children to play in so a smaller garden isn't an issue for me although I would still class ours a reasonable size but if I was to buy, I wouldn't buy a new build. I would either build a house myself(in my dreams) or I love the 1930 houses with the arch porches that I could renovate and make fresh inside. I like the feel of new build but don't like the basic layouts and every house looking the same.



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2017, 16:04 PM   22
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I was brought up in a Victorian house and then moved to a late 1980s home. The Victorian home was 2 beds with a box room, one bathroom and two public rooms. The 1980s home was four bed three bathroom, two public rooms. Space and storage wise, the old house was far better. When my parents bought the Victorian house they did everything in it, and it was really sturdy. The new build was only 15 years old when they bought it and loads needed replacement in the 7 years they lived there, even though it was considered to be a fairly upscale home.

Our house is 105 years old. We are totally spoiled on room size, although ours is ex local authority so we don't have many original features, which is my main desire for an older house. Internally you would never know ours wasn't a new build as we have modern decor, but the walls are soundproof and the rooms are massive.



 
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Old Feb 17th, 2017, 16:38 PM   23
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I live in a new-ish build (it was 11 years old when we bought it) but prefer old builds. I like the character, non-uniform sized rooms, the nooks and crannies you often get with older houses, bay windows and cupboard sizes (plus lots of other things).
Saying that, our house does have good cupboard space (but everyone else I know with a new build complains about lack of storage space so I think we got lucky) and I do like the fact that new builds seem to have enough toilets for everyone in the house to have their own pretty much! Also, no ghosts



 
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Old Feb 18th, 2017, 01:42 AM   24
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I live in a new-ish build (it was 11 years old when we bought it) but prefer old builds. I like the character, non-uniform sized rooms, the nooks and crannies you often get with older houses, bay windows and cupboard sizes (plus lots of other things).
Saying that, our house does have good cupboard space (but everyone else I know with a new build complains about lack of storage space so I think we got lucky) and I do like the fact that new builds seem to have enough toilets for everyone in the house to have their own pretty much! Also, no ghosts
Haha yes I agree with your last point, my husband goes away a lot so I get easily freaked out!!



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Old Feb 21st, 2017, 05:35 AM   25
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I LOVE old houses. I would love a listed building. All the history would mesmerise me. All the people living there before and all their individual stories.

Our house is about 30yrs old. Built on an American RAF base. Because of this, the ceilings are 7ft high, every room has huge built in cupboards and it is bigger than average house lol its fantasic.



 
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Old Feb 22nd, 2017, 11:39 AM   26
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Old. I literally could never live in a new build house. They feel a bit soulless to me (sorry!). Also unless we build it ourselves on land, it would be on an estate and we run a business that needs space and outbuildings so an old farmhouse somewhere about a mile away from anyone is pretty much what we're looking for when we next move. Of current house was built in the 50s so it's not that 'old' but our closest neighbours are probably 1/4 mile away (even that's a bit close!).



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2017, 05:32 AM   27
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Old. I love the character and the history. I find new builds so dull and lacking any sort of homely feel. I hate how they're being built here there and everywhere, totally destroying once beautiful land .



 
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Old. I love the character and the history. I find new builds so dull and lacking any sort of homely feel. I hate how they're being built here there and everywhere, totally destroying once beautiful land .
Because we have a severe housing shortage, we need hundreds of thousands more homes in this country, they're not building anywhere near enough so expect to see it continue, even green belt land.



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Old Feb 23rd, 2017, 07:35 AM   29
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I prefer older houses, the one we're living in at the moment is a period Victorian house, I love the big windows and tall ceilings but my god has it got no insulation and is very drafty. We've just bought a house and it's also old - built nearly 100 years ago it's been done up and renovated though so it's warm and damp proofed. I would only go for a new build if it was self built, I find ready built homes to be on the smaller side and overpriced, or at leas that's what we found when we were house hunting.



 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2017, 08:38 AM   30
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Old. I love the character and the history. I find new builds so dull and lacking any sort of homely feel. I hate how they're being built here there and everywhere, totally destroying once beautiful land .
Because we have a severe housing shortage, we need hundreds of thousands more homes in this country, they're not building anywhere near enough so expect to see it continue, even green belt land.
I don't agree. We have plenty of houses, they're just not affordable.



 
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