For sure, both have their charms. Both have their positives and negatives.

Old Property pros

  • You can see clearly how it sits on the land – particularly in relation to its neighbouring houses and environment;
  • It is going to have lots of charm;
  • The interior will be welcomingly cool when you are viewing property in the summer months;
  • You can check out the views from the windows;
  • It will be ready to live in possibly immediately;
  • It won’t cost too much to renovate.

New build pros

  • We can have exactly what we want within the budget;
  • You can choose a unique location;
  • We can add the latest insulation, heating & bathroom facilities;
  • We can choose the size of the internal space which we can’t do with an existing home;
  • It can be designed to take advantage of the sun, view and your personal tastes;
  • You can choose any style you like.

Old property cons

  • It will be damp;
  • It won’t be insulated;
  • You may have to extend it to give you the space you need;
  • The amount of work will always be bigger than you envisage;
  • The windows may be in the wrong position or size for what you want;
  • Is the roof ready to collapse?

New build cons

  • The total cost. Will it be manageable?
  • Can we build what we want on our land?
  • What about guarantees?

Why not speak to Castelo Construction? We are highly experienced with both old and new properties and can advise you as to which property is right for you and your budget.