Homes for Home Workers in Hertfordshire
Research suggests that home working has increased by more than 25% in the last five years, with almost a third of employees now spending at least a day a week working at home.
While having a laptop on your knee is fine for casual browsing and the dining table can double as a desk occasionally, regular home workers will require a dedicated office space where they can concentrate away from the distractions of family life.
Kerry McCoubrey, sales director for Redrow Homes (Eastern), explains: “Flexible working patterns and the increased ability to spend at least part of the working week at home make it easier to balance work and family life. As people spend more time telecommuting than physically commuting they start to think more about the part of the home they’re working in. The properties in our Heritage Collection, including those at The Maples in Buntingford, have been well thought-out to meet the demands of modern life, including the ability to work from home with a study included in several designs.”
Four and five-bedroom detached homes are currently available at The Maples, priced from £599,995.
Properties with studies include the four-bedroom Canterbury and the five-bedroom Sandringham and Highgrove styles.
“The advantage of having a home office can’t be underestimated,” Kerry adds.
“It can help keep regular working hours so that you keep to ‘office hours’ at home. There’s no need to pack and unpack each day as you have a dedicated work space. Plus the children will know that while mum or dad are in the study it’s the equivalent to them being ‘at work’ and they shouldn’t be disturbed.”
The Maples is the perfect commuter base, with a choice of options for travelling into London. Homeowners could make a short drive to nearby Royston, Ware or Hertford East stations and then hop on the train to the capital. Ware and Hertford East are a 20-minute drive from the development, offering journey times to London Liverpool Street of 47 and 51 minutes respectively.
It’s also a great place to raise a family as there’s a choice of ‘good’ and ‘outstanding’ schools within walking distance of the new homes at The Maples.
Buntingford High Street is home to a selection of stores and cafes; while there are options for more serious retail therapy in in Hertford, which is 20 minutes away by car, or Cambridge, which can be reached in 35 minutes.
The show home at The Maples is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5.30pm. For more information see www.redrow.co.uk/themaples or call 01763722086.
Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building around 5,000 premium quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes, which people love to live in. To help achieve this it also focusses on two other key areas: valuing people and creating outstanding locations. Implementing its strategy whilst engaging with colleagues and stakeholders helps Redrow deliver significant value to investors and the wider community. Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year ended 30th June 2016, the Group reported record revenues of £1.38 billion. Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year. Visit redrow.co.uk for more details.