A Room with a View…but not as you know it

September 7, 2016 VR_Press_6

Cruden Homes launch virtual reality show home viewings – a first for Scotland.


Homes for Scotland Housebuilder of the Year 2016, Cruden Homes, has launched a unique new home viewing experience which looks set to revolutionise Scotland’s housing market.

In a first for the country, Cruden is now offering virtual reality (VR) tours of its new Baron’s Vale development in Glasgow’s thriving east end. From the comfort of the sales and marketing suite, a VR headset will allow anyone using the device to experience and feel every imaginable detail of their potential new home.

Many new homes are now being purchased off plan and it can be difficult for people to visualise how their home will feel and look like.  Cruden’s virtual reality software takes the customer into a 3D world and really brings off plan properties to life, much more than a glossy insert or CGI image, so that people can make informed decisions before reserving a home.

This modern virtual reality technology is the perfect showcase to view Cruden’s innovative and contemporary homes.   Once the user puts on the headset, they will feel like they are standing within the home and simply by moving their head, they can move from room to room and between floors of the property, all whilst sitting in the Baron’s Vale sales suite.  All of the rooms of the Maple and The Honeysuckle house types can be viewed with the VR headset, capturing every detail of the space and layout.

This state-of-the-art technology offers a fantastic new way to view homes being sold off plan at Baron’s Vale before they are complete early in the New Year. The VR images come from the housebuilders’ King’s View development which offers the exact same property types.

Cruden’s latest new development, Baron’s Vale, is only three miles from Glasgow city centre in Glasgow’s thriving East End.  It offers affordable luxury, first-class transport links, high quality local amenities and some of the best woodland walks Scotland has to offer on its doorstep.

Prices range from £125,000 to £160,000 for two and three bedroom terraced and three bedroom semi-detached homes. The properties are well-designed, spacious and offer excellent value for money.

Liz Mallon, Sales & Marketing Director of Cruden Homes West, said:

“Our virtual reality headsets offer a real step change to the Scottish housing market.  People visiting our Baron’s Vale sales suite will be amazed by how realistic it is to ‘virtually’ walk around what could be their dream home. This new development caters for first-time buyers, families and downsizers and demand has already been high, with only 10 homes remaining available for sale.  Cruden has a reputation for being innovative and we expect to be very busy in the coming weeks with the introduction of this incredible new technology!”

Cruden’s structured purchase plan can advise those looking to buy of their estimated monthly mortgage payments, deposit required and other costs associated with home ownership. Purchasers may also be able to take advantage of the Government-backed Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme which allows buyers to own a home with only a 5% deposit.

See the remaining plots at Baron’s Vale here. Or contact us for more information.