New builds designed for home workers

If you needed any convincing about just how popular working from home was becoming, then consider that a construction company in Kent is building houses with integral office space as part of the original floor plan.

The three-storey properties at Scholar’s Place in Ashford will all have a ground floor made up of offices suitable for a wide range of business uses – so you’ll be able to hold everything from a conference call to a full blown meeting from the comfort of your own home!

Home-Sweet-Home. Work, work, work!

The properties are the idea of Persimmon Homes and will each have a private garden, parking and feature spacious residential living, including a ground floor with two offices/work spaces plus a utility room and a cloakroom.

The office space has a high ceiling with a full, floor-to-ceiling window for maximum natural light and a separate front and rear access – so all business can take place away from the home – as well as a direct staircase to the hub of the house.

The homes come with B1 and C3 business use, which means they can be changed from office space to living space without the need for planning permission, and the council will take applications for other business uses on a case-by-case basis.

It’s also important to think of the insurance implications of working from home, as standard buildings and contents insurance is not enough – you’ll have to consider things like public liability and employer’s liability insurance.

Properties start at £215,000 for a three bed mid-terrace, then £224,995 for a three-bed with spacious garden and up to  £227,995 for a three bed end of terrace and viewings are between 10am and 5pm, seven days a week.

For more information, call 0844 490 0121 – but be quick, only three properties remain!

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