What would it cost to attain a Pringle specification in your home?
5th October 2018
Posted by: Sam Fleuriot

Buying a new home is an exciting time.  Wandering around a beautiful and cleverly thought out show house; looking through brochures that are selling your dream, mulling over all the advantages of buying a brand new home —it fuels our passion to look into a new house purchase further.  Visualising floor plans, imagining how the space would work for you and your family, browsing through the optional extra fixtures and fittings – wouldn’t you love them all?  Most importantly, you know you must remain grounded, work out how to get the best value for money on this, one of the biggest expenditures most of us ever make.

Pringle specification: Pringle Home

We make no apologies for the fact that we build large, luxurious, four and five bedroomed houses on small developments, which provide you with privacy and exclusivity.  We focus on quality over quantity.  We search for and secure land in highly sought after locations.  We sell our houses to people who are looking for a superior quality new home, with exceptional build quality and a high specification finish but who want value for their money.  We also offer our customers a superb choice when it comes to kitchen, fireplace, tiling, flooring, carpets; a bespoke service you won’t find anywhere else – before, during and after your purchase.  We think we’re worth it, as do our customers who have purchased a Pringle home.  They recommend us to their friends; one family relocated to another Pringle development after moving away because they loved their first Pringle home so much.

Pringle specification: Gated entrance to a Pringle Homes development
Gated entrance to a Pringle Homes development

We do, however, think we offer good value for this luxurious lifestyle.  We would like to illustrate this with some cost comparisons, which might help you make your decision when it comes to purchasing a new home.  We have done a lot of the leg-work for you, working out what comes as standard in other developments* and obtaining prices to upgrade to a similar specification of a Pringle home.

When we hand over the keys, you will find yourself the occupant of a well built, beautifully finished home inside and out.  As standard, we include:

  • Generous electrical specification with CAT6 data cable to main TV points (Lounge, Family, Master Bedroom) for Smart TVs etc. LED downlights to all bathrooms, master bedroom, kitchen, family and lounge areas.
  • Satin chrome sockets and switches throughout.
  • Floor tiling to the kitchen, family, dining, utility, WC areas up to £22/m² (tiles to be sourced from Euxton Tiles entire range – not limited to a small choice)
Pringle specification: A kitchen/family/dining area in one of our Pringle Homes
A kitchen/family/dining area in one of our Pringle Homes
  • Fully tiled master en-suite with concealed valve and fixed Hansgrohe Raindance shower, with auxiliary handheld shower.
Pringle specification: En-suite bathroom with double sink
En-suite Bathroom
  • Half tiled 2nd en-suites and family bathrooms, with upgrade to fully tiled available.
  • Low profile large shower trays and fixed shower screens wherever possible
  • Duravit sanitaryware, heated chrome towel rails to all bathrooms
Pringle specification: Duravit Sanitaryware and Hansgroe Taps, as standard
Duravit Sanitaryware and Hansgroe Taps, as standard
Pringle specification: An illuminated steam-free mirror, as standard in all our bathrooms
An illuminated steam-free mirror, as standard in all our bathrooms
  • Ash staircase, French polished
  • Oak veneered internal doors with chrome door furniture.
Pringle specification: An entrance hall with the wow factor - wood flooring, oak veneered internal doors and french-polished ash staircase
An entrance hall with the wow factor – wood flooring, oak veneered internal doors and french-polished ash staircase
  • Fireplace supplied and installed by Burning Desires, upgradeable to your preferred specification.  All our homes (excluding the three-storey Wollaston) have a working chimney, so you can opt to install a wood burning stove.
Pringle specification: All our fireplaces are supplied and installed by Burning Desires with the option of a wood burning stove, as our houses all have a working chimney (except the Wollaston)
All our fireplaces are supplied and installed by Burning Desires with the option of a wood burning stove, as our houses all have a working chimney (except the Wollaston)
  • Wardrobes to the Master Bedroom
  • Electrically operated garage doors
  • Security alarm
  • Bi-fold doors
  • Kitchen – Integrated appliances including AEG dishwasher, AEG Gas-on-Glass hob, CDA extractor, Electrolux dual fridge freezers, AEG single oven and combi microwave oven.  Quartz worktops to kitchen, laminate to utility.
Pringle specification: Wide choice of kitchens
Wide choice of kitchens
  • Turf to rear lawn, generous patio area, landscaped front lawn and block paving driveway.  Contemporary grey coloured flagstones to all patios and paths.
Pringle specification: Expansive bi-fold doors giving indoors-outdoors living spaces in all our homes
Expansive bi-fold doors giving indoors-outdoors living spaces in all our homes
  • 1.8m close boarded single sided boundary fences between all houses
  • Small, private development, not overlooked.

Take a look at our table which gives you some points to consider and shows the potential cost you could incur when adding optional extras to your new home or upgrading your current home.*

Pringle Home Owner Potential Cost to Upgrade
Energy Performance Certificate Between 85-90 (A) It’s worth checking the Energy Performance Certificate as a lower rating can attract larger energy bills.
Freehold As standard Additional fees when properties are leasehold.  It could cost in the region of £5,000 extra to purchase a property freehold when it is offered for sale leasehold, or you may attract a leasehold fee of over £300 per annum.
Heating Pressurised heating system in all our houses with a hot water circulating system in our larger houses. A combi is provided in most, or a small cylinder.  The showers are often electric.
Honeywell Heating Remote Controllers As standard—can also be operated via your mobile once WiFi is available in your home. An additional £250+ for the supply and installation of this.
Floor Tiling in Kitchen Included as standard up to £22m² with a wide selection Not included— optional extra costing £6000+
Floor Tiling in Cloakroom Included as standard up to £22m² with a wide selection An optional extra costing between £500-£1000
Floor Tiling in Bathroom Included as standard up to £22m² with a wide selection An optional extra costing £1000+
Floor Tiling in En-Suite 1 Included as standard up to £22m² with a wide selection An optional extra costing £850+
Floor Tiling in En-Suite 2 Included as standard up to £22m² with a wide selection An optional extra costing £850+
Half Wall tiling in Bathroom Included as standard up to £22m² with a wide selection An optional extra costing £1000+
Full Wall tiling in En-Suite 1 Included as standard up to £22m² with a wide selection An optional extra costing £1000+
Half Wall tiling in En-suite 2 Included as standard up to £22m² with a wide selection An optional extra costing £750+
Illuminated Steam-Free Mirror in each bathroom (with the option to upgrade to Bluetooth connectivity and integrated speakers) As standard Illuminated Steam-Free Mirror in each bathroom an optional extra costing £350
External Lighting to Rear Included as standard front and rear An optional extra costing £250+
Fencing Included as standard Additional £1500+ to fence the side elevation
Alarm As standard An optional extra costing £1200+
Sanitaryware White Duravit Sanitaryware with Hansgrohe taps and fittings with water saving devices, as standard in bathrooms and en-suites. £2500+ to upgrade all sanitaryware to a branded name.
Quartz Worktops in kitchen As standard Additional £3000+ extra to upgrade from laminate.
Downlights in kitchen, cloakroom, bathroom and en-suites As standard and includes LED plinth lights and LED Strip lighting under wall units in kitchen. £3575 to upgrade to downlights—this doesn’t include plinth and strip lighting under the wall units in the kitchen.
Ash Staircase As standard Between £2000-£2500 to upgrade to this or similar standard.
Oak veneered internal doors As standard An optional extra costing £200 per door
Designer chrome door furniture (handles, locks and hinges) As standard Additional £500+ to upgrade all doors from basic handles, locks and hinges
Wardrobes We provide you with £1500 towards your choice of wardrobe An additional extra although wardrobes are sometimes supplied in the master bedroom.
Chrome Light Switches and Sockets As standard £2000+ to upgrade
Electrically Operated Garage Doors As standard £500+ to upgrade to electrically operated.
Soil & Turf to Rear Garden (Sample Garden Size 11m x 11m² ) Turf included as standard An optional extra costing  £1750
Block paved driveway As standard Usually tarmac driveways are provided with no option to upgrade to blocked paving.  To change your driveway to block paving, it would cost in the region of £2500+ for an area measuring 30m².  This doesn’t include removing the tarmac.
Woodgrain Fascias and Soffits As standard £1000+ to upgrade to woodgrain.
Patio Generous patio area provided This size patio would cost £2000
Bi-Fold doors As standard To upgrade from patio doors would cost £1500-3000
Underfloor Heating on the Ground Floor (Pennington Gardens) As standard £8,000

Very costly when you do the calculations!  Not to mention all the time and hassle of organising, preparing and overseeing the installation of it all.  When you’re buying a new home, this is exactly what you want to avoid.  For example, we provide you with an outside tap.  A doorbell.   A Pringle Homes client expects these small details.  This exemplifies Pringle quality.

Imagine this service and standard on a small, luxury housing development of 10-15 houses?  Private and not overlooked…priceless.

We think you will appreciate the difference in a Pringle Home.  You will also find the resalable value pleasing, should you find you have to sell.  Our reputation is one in which we are very proud.

If you would like to register your interest, or arrange an appointment to view a property,  please call 01772 690445 or email sales@pringlehomes.co.uk.  Our website is www.pringlehomes.co.uk where you will find information on our developments, the house types, layouts and photographs.

We currently have developments at Pennington Gardens, Tabley Lane, Higher Bartle and at Collinwood Gardens, Ratten Lane, Hutton.

We are excited to announce that, subject to planning consent, we will begin developing our very grand and opulent Northcote Park, Langho development in 2019.  Take a look at our ‘Northcote Park, Langho blog – a development like no other’

The Cavendish – a property that will feature in our development at Northcote Park, Langho

*Our research is based on reviewing a random selection of developers nationwide and our costs are based on quotations we have received locally from a variety of sources.