Winter Checklist

Posted: 18th November 2019

Winter home maintenance checklist

Looking after your new luxury home

At Granville, we know just how important it is to look after our new luxury homes all year around. As the winter months and long nights draw in it’s essential to carry out some basic and easy maintenance so that your new build home remains in fantastic condition. By making this one of your festive priorities, your home will sail through its winter MOT with no problems and come out in Spring looking as it did when you first looked around our new build developments looking to settle down.

Why upkeep is so important

It can be all too tempting to neglect your new home’s upkeep when it’s wet and wild outside – the warmth of your bed can be particularly attractive. However, there are some simple strategies you can adopt that will save you a problem in the future. Gutters clogged with leaves add extra weight that can cause the guttering damage if it is not dealt with quickly. In winter, especially, the leaves and moisture often freeze adding even more weight onto the gutters of your new house. Regularly clearing them out removes any risk of this happening and helps keep your house in great working order. Another common mistake made by people moving into new build developments is not heating their homes properly; even the sturdiest luxury new homes aren’t immune to the cold. Keeping the heating on removes the risk of your pipes freezing and bursting and can save you a considerable amount of money in the long-term.

Time-saving tips

It’s no coincidence that we’re most stretched for time during the winter months as we eek out every moment that we can in the warmth rather than being outside. But by utilising the following, you can spend the bare minimum of time required in the cold whilst also remaining as safe as possible when you do venture out. Keeping your pathways gritted and installing outside lighting options helps to reduce any risk of personal injury when it’s icy underfoot and still dark. Whatever you’ve got planned this winter, make life easy for yourself and your new build home by carrying out these basic bits of maintenance – it will save you time, money, and considerable stress.

For more information on new build homes in Essex and Suffolk this winter, please contact the sales team at Granville developments on 01376 574599.