Buying an Archway home is unlike dealing with a large corporate company, when you buy from us you are buying from a small, dedicated team of individuals who have been brought together to build you the new home of your dreams and that journey starts the minute you first contact us.
All of our viewings are by appointment, this ensures we have enough time to understand your needs and help you make the right choice. Our sales advisor will explain everything about the houses including any financial liabilities and potential running costs. Not all our sites have show homes, so we have video tours of most of our house types and we will usually be able to point you in the direction of previous developments, so you can get a feel for what an Archway home might look like. We understand that buying off-plan is sometimes a leap of faith, so we will take the time with you to make sure we answer all of your questions before you make the decision to buy.
At the point of reservation, we will go through a very detailed process of full disclosure of all the important information about the plot, the site, the specification of your preferred home, and what extras are available to purchase. We believe that transparency is key to ensuring you make the right decision.
Archway Homes have signed up with Spaciable, which is a ‘pre-sales to aftercare’ portal, allowing us to communicate with you via the portal as we progress together along the journey. Spaciable allows us to send you regular updates and photos of your build and also upload documents and certificates as they become available. We will also keep you regularly informed of likely moving dates, so you can start to pack and get ready for moving day.
Once the property has been signed off by the NHBC and building control is complete, we will invite you to a home demonstration where our sales advisor will take you through the house room by room and explain where everything is and how everything works. This is an ideal time to ask those important technical questions and get a feel for your new home.
Six weeks after reservation, we hope that we will have exchanged contracts. This means that the house is legally secured and you are fully committed to buy as we are equally committed to sell. Your solicitor will advise of your legal liabilities at this stage, but this is the real milestone in buying any home.
We have arrived at the big day! Once our solicitor confirms that all the monies are paid, we will arrange to meet you and hand over the keys, we will do final meter readings, and provide various certificates. The good news is most of the certificates will be uploaded onto the Spaciable portal for you to access at any time.
We understand that moving day will be a busy day followed by days of unpacking and arranging your new home, so we will leave you in peace. At the end of the second week of occupation, we will ask for your initial 14 day snagging list for you to identify any issues you have come across. Our dedicated customer care team will look after any identified snags or defects for the first two years following completion, with most communication being done via the Spaciable Portal, which allows us to make appointments for the aftercare operatives or subcontractors to visit. After the first two years, you can be reassured that your home is insured against structural defects by the NHBC for a further eight years.
Archway Homes are registered with the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) and operate under the NHQB code of practice. The New Homes Quality Board Code of Practice is the rule book that all Home Builders have to follow and adhere to with their marketing, selling and aftersales care.
The NHQB code of practice sets out 10 Guiding Principles:
Archway Homes are committed to building high quality homes and providing service of the highest standard. It is our aim to build you a home you will be proud to come home to. We understand that sometimes things go wrong and in the unfortunate event you are unhappy with the service we have provided, we want you to know we are committed to taking your complaint seriously on the journey to a resolution. We are a registered developer with the New Homes Quality Board (nhqb.org.uk) and comply with the New Homes Quality Code.
If you come across a fault or defect with your home, in the first instance you should detail your issue in an email to our customer care team: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the unfortunate circumstance you need to raise a complaint, please email the complaint and how best to contact you to: email@example.com
*The complaints initiation date (CID) is the first working day after a complaint is received. Thus, if the complaint is received on a Monday the CID is the Tuesday. If a complaint is received on a Saturday, then the CID will be the Monday (excluding bank holidays).
Yes you do. Our sales centres are unmanned, so we request that you make an appointment via our office on 0800 612 3404.
The reservation fee is £1000, this reserves the property for you for the duration of the reservation period.
Once we have taken your reservation, you have a 14-day cooling off period, in which your reservation fee is fully refundable. After the 14 days you will be entitled to a partial refund as per the terms of the reservation agreement.
Our standard reservation period is 6 weeks which is why we need to make sure that you are in a position to proceed before you reserve.
Whilst we do not offer a bespoke service, purchasers have the option to choose their kitchen, flooring, wall tiling and master bedroom wardrobes depending on the stage of build. There are also a small number of customer upgrades available, consult with the sales advisor for further information.
The time it takes to build a home will vary slightly dependant on size and any adverse weather or issues, however an average build time would be approximately 6 months.
Whilst we understand that you will be excited with your new home purchase and keen to see inside, due to health and safety considerations we cannot allow visits until we invite you to a home demonstration before you move in. We will however send you regular updates and photos during construction.
You can reserve an Archway home when you are either, not dependant on the sale of your home to finance your new one, or if your existing home has a sale progressing on it.
Depending on your personal circumstances and the timing of when you reserve your new home, you may need to find alternative accommodation in between the sale of your existing home and the completion of your new home.
Yes. All Archway homes come with a ten year NHBC warranty, which includes two years customer care provided by Archway Homes.
General home maintenance such as changing lightbulbs, painting and decorating, and shrinkage relating to the natural drying out process. Damage caused by the homeowner. Damage caused by severe weather.
All Archway homes are freehold.
Some developments have an estate charge to cover maintaining private roads, biodiversity landscaped areas, or other areas requiring maintenance. Speak to our Sales Advisor for more details about a specific development.
Yes. The New Homes Quality Code replaces the consumer code. This gives you as a purchaser additional piece of mind and protection. The code helps homebuyers understand the level of service and information you should receive from us, and gives you a point of redress in the event that something goes wrong. More information can be found at nhqb.org.uk