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Couple settle down with first home in Andover

A couple has gotten their foot on the property ladder at David Wilson Homes’ Andover development to set down roots ahead of their wedding next year.

Richard Burton and Beth Haisman (both 26) took advantage of the Help to Buy scheme to upsize from their two bedroom rented apartment to a three bedroom semi-detached property at Locksbridge Park.

With a wedding planned next April, the couple wanted to start a new chapter in their lives by becoming homeowners before they tie the knot and fell in love with the new homes development.

Richard said: “We’ve always loved the look of a new build house and it’s a fresh start with a clean and modern finish. Myself and Beth were attracted to Locksbridge Park because it’s a quiet area with a lovely family feel.


“The beauty of the location here is that it really feels like a village and is set aside from the town, however, Tesco and other major retailers are only a few minutes’ drive away. We feel like we have the convenience whilst still getting the peace and quiet.


“Having looked at some other alternative developments it was clear that David Wilson Homes were the best quality and we were able to get the home and layout we wanted.

“Using the Help to Buy scheme meant that we could get the home we wanted as well as getting on the property ladder and it is a fantastic aid for anyone looking to do the same.”

Richard is originally from Sandwich, Kent and Beth is from Marlborough, Wiltshire but they have been living in the area for more than three years.  


The couple were keen to buy a house with a manageable garden that had the space for friends and family to visit.

They are already enjoying being a part of the new and growing community and have found their neighbours to be very welcoming and friendly.

Beth added: “Everything has been totally seamless from start to finish and we have thoroughly enjoyed working with Dawn, Laura, Ben and the whole team.

“They have really looked after us, both in the buying process as well as helping us after we moved in and we both only have positive things to say about our whole experience.” 

Despite only moving in recently, Richard and Beth have already found their new home to be more energy efficient than their previous property.

Rob Allen, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard and Beth to Locksbridge Park and wish them the best of luck with their wedding next year. 

“This is a fantastic development that meets the needs of a range of different homebuyers and as this couple have highlighted the Help to Buy scheme can really aid homebuyers in getting onto the property ladder.”

With Help to Buy, customers receive a 20% equity loan from the government and can purchase a property with a 5% deposit.

For more information on the homes available, please call the David Wilson Homes sales team on 0844 811 4333 or visit www.dwh.co.uk.