At Rettie we sell all types of properties from city apartments and rural cottages to townhouses and country homes, but for some the appeal of purchasing a new build property is undeniable. Our New Homes team have unrivalled access to some of the best new build developments in Scotland and can guarantee applicants who register with them full access to our whole portfolio, hand matching ‘buyers’ to our new build schemes.


Energy Efficiency

Better insulation requiring less energy to heat and cool; more efficient domestic appliances such as A-rated fridges and freezers helping you save money on your energy bill; and, the incorporation of renewable energy sources such as solar panels to help reduce your reliance on fossil fuels.

Renewable Energy Sources

As well as incorporating renewable energy sources, some new build developments are also using renewable energy sources to power their communal areas, such as heating and lighting, helping to reduce the overall environmental impact of the development.

Sustainable Building Materials

Many new build developments use sustainable building materials, such as recycled materials and sustainably sourced timber. This can help to reduce the environmental impact of the development and create a healthier and more sustainable living environment.

Water Conservation

Water conservation features, such as low-flow showers and toilets are often utilised, helping you save water and reduce your environmental impact, with some also using rainwater harvesting systems to collect and store rainwater for use in irrigation and other non-potable purposes.


Most new build schemes will incorporate EV charging points into their parking provision enabling you to charge up at home. And any new housing scheme is required to provide adequate cycle storage, often secure, to allow residents to come to and from home with as little carbon impact as possible.

Bio Diversity

New housing developments, especially in urban areas can lead to significant bio diversity benefits. Biophilic design incorporating roof gardens, green roofs and communal green spaces all help improve urban wildlife habitats, improve air quality and reduce air temperatures.

Buyer Benefits


One of the biggest benefits of registering with our New Homes team is that they’ll be able to hand match you to properties at the earliest available point in the build process, meaning you’ll have a greater chance of securing the property that is right for you.


All new build properties come with a 10-year warranty from an organisation like the National House Building Council (NHBC) or similar. This gives you peace of mind that if any issues do arise, the costs are covered. Appliances that come with the property will have their own warranties.

No Seller Chain

Being part of a seller’s chain can be stressful, with a level of uncertainty not needed. Buying a new build means that you don’t have to rely on the movement of forward purchasers within a sales chain and can be equally as appealing to the person purchasing your property if you have one to sell.

Register as an Applicant

To register your interest in purchasing a new build property through Rettie please complete the form below and one of the team will be in touch.

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