Are you feeling the weighty pressure of New Year’s resolutions looming? Don’t fret; let us show you how selecting the right home can unlock opportunities to be enjoy an affordable newly built home, be more active and sustainable, improve your well-being and of course, get the best value for your money.

Join us as we explore the transformative potential of a new home on your new year resolutions – and not just for the first two weeks of January!


#1 Be more active

An October 2023 Forbes Health survey found that 48% of adults list improving fitness as their top priority for 2024. At Spring Acres in the semi-rural village of Bapchild, just outside of Sittingbourne, the stunning new country park location provides a wealth of open green space to enjoy. There’s the Ridgeline Park plus the Countryside Gap, an informal open space for residents and the public to enjoy, with roaming pathways for you to walk or jog amid grassland, trees and a community orchard, all bordering a historic spring and millpond. This will motivate you to ….

Prefer to keep fit indoors? No problem! At Eastman Village in Harrow, we’re delivering over 2,000 homes, many of them through shared ownership. We’ll include a gym for residents’ use, meaning you can work out as often as you like, whenever suits your schedule.

If cycling is your thing, then Riverside Square in Canterbury is the place to buy your new home. Located next to the river, these homes provide easy access to riverside cycleways, including the three-mile-long paved cycle path between Canterbury and Chartham (route 18 of the National Cycle Network) with stunning views along the banks of the Stour and serving as a gateway to the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Riverside Square homes come with external bike sheds, to keep your bike safe, dry and quickly accessible when you want to head out on two wheels.


#2 Improve wellbeing

Wellbeing is about more than just physical fitness. The same Forbes Health survey found that 36% of adults will focus on their mental health in 2024. Hyde New Homes can contribute to this too. We don’t just build homes, we create communities. We deliver greenspace so you can connect with nature and socialise with your new neighbours. Where children can play together and bond.

Take Whitstable Heights, for example. This new community in the popular seaside resort of Whitstable – known across Kent and beyond for its scenic setting– provides a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments and houses with two to four bedrooms. It is home to plentiful green space, including two playparks and a large, tree-dotted area for residents to relax in. Residents also come home to spectacular coastal views every time they enter the development. What better way to lift the spirits after a long day at work or school?


#3 Be more sustainable

We all need to be more eco-friendly in 2024 – and not just for the usual few days in January before New Year’s resolutions are abandoned. That’s why we’re providing electric vehicle charging points and solar panels to selected homes throughout our portfolio of developments. Additionally, buyers with Hyde benefit from further eco-friendly features due to our commitment to a ‘fabric first approach’ to building homes and retro-fitting existing ones.  We guarantee that our homes are built using sustainable and environmentally friendly materials, significantly reducing damage to the environment, while helping to end fuel poverty.  All this means you can do your bit for the planet whilst buying a home that you love.

We’re also looking at the bigger picture with each of our developments, not just individual homes. Spring Acres is a great example of this. By the time we complete the building of our 200th home there, we will have planted over 2,200 trees and shrubs, as well as undertaking a range of ecological enhancements to promote biodiversity. So, you can connect with nature and do your bit for the environment all at once.


#4 Save money

Who doesn’t want to have a bit more money in their pocket in 2024? Well, buying your new home wisely, can certainly help with that. According to the Home Builders Federation (HBF), newbuild house buyers can save more than £3,000 on their energy bills each year, thanks to the superior energy efficiency that such properties offer.

If you’re ready to cut your costs, our A-rated homes at Wildbridge in Yapton, West Sussex, should tick all the right boxes. We’re delivering houses and apartments to suit a range of family situations, with homes ranging from one to four bedrooms. Available through Shared Ownership, the smaller deposit needed could you it can save you money in the long-term too, by providing a way out of the rental sector.

We’ve packed our properties at Wildbridge with new technologies and eco-friendly features, from insulation and solar panels to energy-efficient kitchen appliances, all of which mean you can save money on your bills. We’ve done the same at Canterbury Riverside, so you can make a saving by buying there too. We include a full range of kitchen appliances with every home – along with flooring, gardens laid to lawn, sheds, water butts and beautifully tiled bathrooms at no additional cost – so you benefit from high-quality, efficient appliances while also having one less thing to worry about when moving.


#5 Eat Better

Whether you’re embracing Veganuary or simply trying to eat more healthily in the New Year after the excesses of Christmas, having a stunning new kitchen should inspire you to rustle up plenty of healthy delicious meals.

That’s why all our developments feature contemporary fitted kitchens with integrate appliances included, designed with functionality in mind and equipped with everything you need. The kitchens boast ample storage space and working surfaces, inviting you to unleash your culinary creativity.

To make things even easier, we’ve thought of every detail. No need to worry about the washing up after you cook up a storm. Selected homes at Hyde comes with a dishwasher, ensuring that you can enjoy your time in the kitchen without the hassle of cleaning up.

Additionally, at Hyde New Homes, we’re committed to community focused design.  Surrounded by landscaped communal gardens, Bluebell Heights is a wonderful example.  So, if you’re an egg short for your banana bread recipe or low on flour for your pancakes, there’s bound to be someone close by to save the day.

Time to don your apron and get creative in the kitchen!


#6 Achieve a better work/life balance

Will you be working from home in 2024 or splitting your time between home and the office? If so, our flexible living spaces are just what you need to achieve a better work/life balance.

For residents who need to factor in their daily commute, we can help with that too. Our developments are perfectly positioned close to local stations, bus stops and major road networks, so you can get to and from work faster, spending less time travelling and more time enjoying your new home.

Developments are designed to ensure that cyclists are also well-served, with dedicated paths for safe journeys.  Saving time as well as the environment, choosing to cycle is often quicker than sitting in traffic.  The homes at Riverside Square in Canterbury are a fantastic example of this, providing easy access to the National Cycle Network.  Riding along the cycle path between Wincheap and central Canterbury takes an average of seven minutes, while the same journey by car takes 15 minutes during rush hour.


#7 Be a new you and reinvent yourself for 2024

If you’re ready to embrace a whole new you this New Year, let us help you make a new home your blank canvas? With shared ownership, you can decorate and style your new home however you wish, from pretty pastels to bright bursts of colour. If you’re in need of inspiration, our expertly designed show homes are ready and waiting for you to visit and get some ideas. Why not pop along for a visit? It could be the kickstart to finally achieving all your New Year’s resolutions, once and for all!

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