Why buy a new build home?

When choosing a new home, whether it’s your first home or you’re moving on, there are many factors to consider. A pivotal decision will be whether to buy a new build home or an older property.

Why buy a new build home?

Energy-efficient homes

The energy efficiency of new build homes means you can save on your annual energy bills compared to living in an older house. The Home Builders Federation (HBF) ‘Watt a Save‘ report found:

  • New build houses are so energy efficient you could save more than £3,100 on your annual energy bills.
  • 85% of new builds have an A or B EPC rating. Just 4% of older properties achieve the same energy-efficiency grade.
  • And based on HBF analysis of EPC ratings, buyers of new build homes could save more than £2,500 a year on average on their energy bills when the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) increases on 1 April 2023.

The energy-efficiency measures in our developments include:

  • High-grade UPVC windows
  • High levels of insulation
  • Energy-efficient boilers with smart controls
  • Low-energy LED lighting

Built for now

New build homes are built to modern standards, saving homeowners time and money on costly upgrade works. Bringing a second-hand property up to the same specification as a new build could require major upgrade works, such as rewiring, rendering and refitting windows and doors.

On top of the cost, upgrade works can be disruptive and may take a long time making home life uncomfortable.

HBF’s 2023 research into the costs to upgrade a 3-bed semi-detached house found:

  • Upgrading an old property to modern standards could cost more than £70,000.

Peace of mind guarantees

Buying schemes and incentives are available to help you buy your new home, and you can benefit from the peace of mind of warranties and guarantees.

We offer several buying schemes to help you purchase one of our new homes. These include:

  • Key Worker, Armed Forces & Emergency Services Discount Schemes
  • Recommend a Friend Discount
  • Part Exchange
  • Assisted Move

All our new build homes at Goodmores come with an NHBC 10-Year Buildmark Warranty. And for additional peace of mind, we also provide a 2-year Customer Care Warranty AND British Gas Homecare Emergency Cover for 12 months.

If you’d like to enjoy all the benefits of a new build home, browse our available properties at Goodmores in Exmouth or contact us for more information.

Part exchange available

If you’d like to buy a new 3West home and have a house to sell, part exchange could be the ideal solution.*

Part exchange takes away the stress and uncertainty of selling your current property on the open market and offers you a quick, guaranteed property sale.

If your current property qualifies, we’ll make you an offer on your existing home based on independent valuations. And if you’re happy to accept the offer, we’ll agree on a completion date with you and manage the sale through to completion.

Benefits of part exchange

No estate agent fees

With part exchange, there are no estate agent fees to pay on the sale of your home, which reduces the cost of your move.


You won’t be in a chain, so you won’t have to worry about other people pulling out of their purchase and possibly losing your new home.

Guaranteed sale

Part exchange offers you a guaranteed sale. This eliminates all of the uncertainty of selling a property and enables you to secure the plot of your choice.

Quick sale

Part exchange enables you to complete the sale of your current property as soon as your new home is ready. There’s no hanging around waiting for your property to sell on the open market.

Part exchange could provide a quick, simple and stress-free move.

To find out if your home is available for part exchange and see which plots qualify for the scheme, please contact us on 01395 874580 or email us.

*Terms and conditions apply, please contact us for full details.

12 days of Christmas giveaway

To celebrate our first Christmas at Goodmores, we’re spreading some festive cheer and launching a 12 days of Christmas giveaway!

Every day from the 1st through to the 12th of December, we’ll be giving away a fantastic prize to one lucky winner! Celebrating all things Christmas and our wonderful local area, the prizes range from a Christmas tree to a champagne cream tea at Lympstone Manor and a festive luxury hamper from Darts Farm.

We’ll be running the competition through our Facebook and Instagram channels, so make sure you follow our pages to be in with a chance of winning. It’s free to enter, and with a new prize every day for 12 days, you’ve got 12 chances to win!

Merry Christmas 🎁

FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS:3West Limited 12 Days of Christmas Prize Giveaway

1. This Prize draw is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over.

2. The Prize draw is not open to employees (or family members of employees) of 3West Group Limited and anyone directly connected with the planning or administration of this Prize draw and all affiliates of such companies.

3. The Prize draw will be split into 12 separate draws, with a new Prize revealed each day starting 01/12/2022 up until 12/12/2022.

4. There is 1 winner for each of the 12 days. The winners will be selected at random from eligible entrants.

5. To enter the Prize draw, Participants must, for each day they wish to enter, do the following:
– Like the 3West Facebook page or follow the 3West Instagram page
– Like the Prize draw post on Facebook or Instagram
– Tag a friend on the Prize draw post on Facebook or Instagram

By tagging a friend, 3West accepts that the Participant has obtained the relevant consent.

6. The starting date for entries into the Prize draws is at 9am on 01/12/2022, when the first post will be published by 3West.

7. The closing date and time for entries into the Prize draws is 11.59pm on the day the Prize is posted on Facebook and Instagram. Entries placed after this day and time will not be included in the Prize draw.

8. The Winner will receive the following Prize depending on the day they have won:
– Day 1 (Thurs 1 Dec): Kings Garden Centre – Christmas tree voucher
– Day 2 (Fri 2 Dec): Greendale – 5kg free range whole bronze turkey
– Day 3 (Sat 3 Dec): Woodbury Park Golf & Country Club – Aura spa voucher
– Day 4 (Sun 4 Dec): Pebblebed Vineyards – vineyard tour & wine tasting for two
– Day 5 (Mon 5 Dec): Energy Hair – luxurious hair wash with head massage, blow dry and professional style, plus 1 salon professional styling product of your choice
– Day 6 (Tues 6 Dec): Copper Frog Gin 700ml
– Day 7 (Wed 7 Dec): M&S Christmas voucher
– Day 8 (Thurs 8 Dec): River Exe Café – voucher
– Day 9 (Fri 9 Dec): Crealy Theme Park & Resort – one-day family pass
– Day 10 (Sat 10 Dec): Mickey’s Beach Bar & Restaurant – voucher
– Day 11 (Sun 11 Dec): Lympstone Manor – champagne afternoon tea for two
– Day 12 (Mon 12 Dec): Darts Farm – festive indulgent hamper

8. Prize winners must provide the necessary contact details to 3West for Prize fulfilment. Vouchers will be delivered via email or post. All other Prizes must be collected from Unit 10, The Courtyard, Woodbury Business Park, Woodbury, EX5 1AY.

9. The winners will be notified via Facebook or Instagram within 24 hours of the Draw taking place and will be given full details of how to redeem their Prize. If a winner cannot be contacted, does not respond within 14 days of the initial notification, or cannot take up the Prize, then 3West reserves the right to select another winner.

10. The Prize is non-transferable, and no cash alternative is available.

11. 3West reserves the right in its absolute discretion to cancel the Draw and/or the Prize where circumstances outside of its control arise (including any acts or omissions from any third parties) which would prevent the fulfilment of the Prize.

12. By entering this Prize draw, Participants acknowledge and agree that this Prize draw is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with the social channels: Facebook and Instagram.

13. Any personal information provided by Participants will be used for the sole purpose of conducting the Prize draw and will only be shared with third parties where necessary to arrange delivery of Prizes.

14. If a Participant requests that their personal data be deleted before the Prize draw is completed, the Participant’s entry into the Prize draw is deemed to be terminated as well. In that case, the Participant is no longer eligible for a Prize.

15. The Prize draw winner gives consent and agrees for their name to be announced on the 3West Facebook and Instagram pages.

16. The decision of 3West is final and binding concerning all matters relating to this Prize draw and may not be subject to any discussions or correspondence.

17. All participants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

For any information or enquiries about these Terms, the Prize draw or the Prize, please contact enquiries@3west.group.

Recommend a friend

Would you like the best neighbours in town?

We know you’d love living in a new home at Goodmores. But imagine how much better it would be if you could choose your neighbours.

Well, now you can! Our Recommend a Friend scheme is a perfect incentive to entice your friends to join you and snap up a beautiful new home at Goodmores.

Tell your friends what they’re missing out on, and if you and they decide to buy, we’ll reward you and your friend with £2,500 in cash or £5,000 towards upgrades in your new home. Terms and conditions apply, please see below.

To find out more or pass on a recommendation, please contact us.

Recommend a Friend Scheme Terms and Conditions

1. A referral is validated when the new customer to 3West identifies themselves as a referral at the first point of contact with the 3West Sales Executive. Failure to do so will invalidate the offer.

2. The offer is open for referrals made before 28 February 2023.

3. The referral reward will only be paid once you have legally completed on your 3West home and the referral has either unconditionally contracted or legally completed on theirs.

4. Once a referral is validated, both parties will receive written confirmation the introduction is valid.

5. 3West reserves the right to withdraw or change the referral promotion at any time, with or without notice

6. There are a maximum of three referrals allowed.

7. This offer is not applicable if the referral is for a customer already registered on our database having shown interest previously.


Save over £2,000 in energy costs

A new report, ‘Watt a Save’, published last week by HBF, has found that buyers of new build properties will save over £2,000 per year in energy bills. Given the escalating home energy costs, that’s a substantial saving and a solid reason to purchase a new build home rather than an older property.

The report that analysed government data on the energy efficiency of new build and existing homes found:

  • New build homes save an average of £2,600 per property each year, with the average annual running costs for a new build totalling £1,500 compared to an average of £3,570 for older properties.
  • New build properties significantly reduce energy usage, with the average new build using approximately 100 kWh per m2 each year, compared to older properties requiring an average of 259kWh per m2.
  •  84% of new build homes were rated with an EPC of B or above, while less than 4% of existing dwellings reached the same standard.
  • Buyers of new homes are contributing to the country’s progression towards net zero, with each new build preventing 2.2 tonnes of carbon from being emitted each year.

Collectively, new build home buyers are saving over £500 million and reducing carbon emissions by over 500,000 tonnes a year!

Despite government action to keep a cap on energy prices, for now, bills are now significantly higher than just a few months ago. And those living in older and inefficient properties will be paying more than those living in a new build house. So if you’re considering buying your first property or moving house, it makes financial sense to buy a new build.

Our new build homes at Goodmores should have an EPC B rating, which is a high energy-efficiency score. Out homes will feature uPVC high-performance windows, high levels of insulation, energy-efficient boilers with smart heating controls and low-energy LED lighting to ensure maximum energy efficiency and thermal performance. If you’d like to enjoy the financial benefits of an energy-efficient home and want to know more about our homes at Goodmores, please get in touch.

Reserve your new Exmouth home

Our latest housing scheme in Exmouth, Goodmores, is now open for reservations. We’re now taking reservations on selected homes in the first phase of our development of desirable new homes.

We’ve released a selection of three and four-bedroom homes, with prices starting from £350,000:

  • Woodbury -3-bedroom 2-5-storey semi-detached house with 2 parking spaces
  • Topsham – 3-bedroom semi-detached house with 2 parking spaces
  • Ottery – 4-bedroom detached house with 2 parking spaces and a carport over one
  • Branscombe – 4-bedroom 2.5- storey semi-detached house with 2 parking spaces
  • Sidmouth – 3-bedroom detached house with 2 parking spaces or with 2 parking spaces and a carport
  • Budleigh – 4-bedroom detached house with 2 parking and a carport over one
  • Salcombe – 4-bedroom detached house with integral garage and 2 parking spaces

All our new homes will benefit from carefully selected external materials and will incorporate a high level of specification as standard, all supported by excellent customer service. Features include stunning Systems Six kitchens, bifold doors, a top floor master floor suite and open plan living. In addition, homeowners at Goodmores will benefit from Exmouth’s excellent transport links to Exeter and beyond by car, bus, train and bicycle.

Situated on the edge of Exmouth, a stone’s throw from Woodbury Common, Goodmores is our flagship scheme and, once complete, will include a mix of two, three and four-bedroom high-specification homes, a new school, a football pitch and five acres of mixed employment land.

The first new homes will be ready to occupy in spring 2023.

If you’d like more information, please contact our Sales Executive Anita by email or on 07599 688051.