“Since moving in, I have been surprised by just how warm our Beechcroft apartment is. This is partly due to the fact that the apartment is south-facing so we get a lot of sun, even in the winter, but the window cleaner told me that the glass in our windows is highly energy-efficient, reflecting heat back into the apartment whilst letting the sun’s heat in. I am also very impressed with the insulation in the apartment. There are no draughts from doors or windows and the whole apartment is so well insulated that we don’t often have the heating on.”
, St Albans
Living in a new Beechcroft home, you won’t just save on your gas and electric bills, you’ll make other savings too.
The service charges you’ll pay at your new development cover the cost of the estate management, including the cleaning and maintenance of the communal areas and the upkeep of the landscaped setting.
However, these charges also cover many of the things you would have been paying for in your own home including the upkeep of your private garden, buildings insurance, external window cleaning, as well as cleaning and maintenance of guttering. All these savings add up, meaning you are likely to have more money left in your savings account each month.
You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that there is a ‘reserve fund’ at your development – an amount of money set aside for future works at the development.
We have estimated the annual savings you're likely to make by living in a Beechcroft retirement property, amounting to over £2,100 per year, even before you consider savings made because your home is more energy-efficient. And in addition to this, you'll benefit from peace of mind knowing that Beechcroft's team of professional Estate Managers will handle all the organisational work for you, so you needn't have to worry about maintaining the below any longer.
Information based on average costs from checkatrade.com, nimblefins.co.uk, gardenpatch.co.uk and householdquotes.co.uk. Service charge costs vary by location.
* Information from checkatrade.com/blog/cost-guides/house-repair-cost
† Information from checkatrade.com/blog/cost-guides/house-maintenance-cost
“I was living alone in a large house with a garden of about a third of an acre – and there was just too much maintenance. The location wasn’t ideal for retirement either: the village was small, without any local facilities. I decided it was better to make a move whilst I was fit and able to do so.”
, Maryland Place, St Albans
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