People seeking a new home in Cardiff can reap the benefits of buying off-plan, according to local housebuilder David Wilson Homes.


The five-star housebuilder is creating new homes at its Springfield Gardens development in St Mellons, and is currently selling them off-plan – with three and four bedroom homes among early availability.

“We know more and more buyers are choosing bricks and mortar as a sound financial investment,” said sales director Richard Lawson.

“There has never been a better time to buy off-plan. Even by the time they move in, those reserving early in the build process will find the value of their home may have increased – saving them money and ensuring their investment is working for them very early on.”

Among the range of current homes available to buy off-plan at David Wilson Homes’ new Springfield Gardens development is the four-bedroom Irving style home, from £333,000, and the four-bedroom Cornell style home, from £390,000.

To help buyers David Wilson Homes has produced its top five tips for purchasing off-plan:

  1. Get in early

As the saying goes, ‘the early bird catches the worm’ and this is certainly true with buying a brand new home. Not only are the best deals usually offered at early stages of the build, but purchasers will also be able to ensure that they secure their pick of the plots.

  1. Do your homework

Make sure you study the drawings and plans carefully. Check the dimensions to make sure your existing furniture is appropriate. Regularly visit the site with the sales advisers as build work progresses to ensure nothing has been added or left off the plans.

  1. Make your house a home

One of the major advantages to buying off-plan is the ability to choose some of your own fixtures, fittings and finishes from David Wilson Homes’ Expressions range before you move in. These could include aspects such as kitchen units, flooring and fitted wardrobes, giving you the chance to really personalise your home. What’s more, it will all be professionally fitted before you move in.

  1. Bide your time

Whoever said you can’t buy time? Once you’ve bought off plan and paid the reservation fee, use your time wisely to ensure everything is in place for your move; arrange your mortgage, book the removal van and inform people of your new address to save you a job once you’ve moved in.

  1. Think ahead

Try to imagine what the area will be like when it’s finished. Will there be any more phases to the development or are there any new amenities planned in the local vicinity? Continued investment is a good indication that an area is on the up and that your property is therefore likely to experience capital growth.

Richard said: “We understand that buying off-plan is to some extent a leap of faith, and many purchasers may find it hard to envisage what the home will be like once completed, but rest assured, as a five-star rated homebuilder we build to an extremely high standard and will keep you informed of progress every step of the way.

“Our sales advisers offer extensive plans and drawings for all new homes to help you visualise the finished product, and every David Wilson Homes property comes with a 10 year build and two year fixtures and fittings warranty, giving you added peace of mind.”

Set in the sought-after location of St Mellons in Cardiff, Springfield Gardens is a new development of three and four-bedroom homes just a short drive from the centre of Cardiff.

The development is close to local amenities, has great transport links and is within the catchment of good schools, making Springfield Gardens the perfect base for professionals and families alike.

For further information about homes at Springfield Gardens call 0330 057 2222 or visit


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