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New Homes Help to Allay Rising Energy Prices

With rising energy costs barely out of the news, there has never been a better time to consider buying a new home.

A combination of modern construction techniques, improved building materials, and the cost-saving benefits of a brand-new heating system and appliances mean the average running costs of a new build are considerably lower than older properties.

A recent report by the Home Builders Federation (HBF), “Greener, Cleaner, Cheaper”, highlights the many ways modern homes are both saving house buyers money and cutting CO2 emissions. Their findings of the report were based on Government Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) data for just under 1.7 million properties.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) tell you how energy efficient a building is. Rating from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). This rating indicates how costly it will be to heat and light the property, as well as what the CO2 emissions are likely to be.

According to the data, heating an average new home is 63% cheaper than heating an older property. Carbon is also reduced, with a new build home using an average of 100.4 KWH/M2, compared to 264.4 KWH/ M2 for existing homes.

Most of our new homes are given an EPC rating of ‘B’. This is achieved by a number of factors, that may include:

  • Air or ground-source heat pumps on our latest developments
  • Solar panels to help heat the hot water
  • Fully programmable under?or heating on the ground floor
  • Thermostatically controlled radiators upstairs
  • Double glazed windows with energy-efficient, low-emissivity glass
  • Low energy lighting throughout
  • Integrated appliances

Click to read the HBF report

With rising energy costs barely out of the news, there has never been a better time to consider buying a new home.

A combination of modern construction techniques, improved building materials, and the cost-saving benefits of a brand-new heating system and appliances mean the average running costs of a new build are considerably lower than older properties.

A recent report by the Home Builders Federation (HBF), “Greener, Cleaner, Cheaper”, highlights the many ways modern homes are both saving house buyers money and cutting CO2 emissions. Their findings of the report were based on Government Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) data for just under 1.7 million properties.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) tell you how energy efficient a building is. Rating from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). This rating indicates how costly it will be to heat and light the property, as well as what the CO2 emissions are likely to be.

According to the data, heating an average new home is 63% cheaper than heating an older property. Carbon is also reduced, with a new build home using an average of 100.4 KWH/M2, compared to 264.4 KWH/ M2 for existing homes.

Most of our new homes are given an EPC rating of ‘B’. This is achieved by a number of factors, that may include:

  • Air or ground-source heat pumps on our latest developments
  • Solar panels to help heat the hot water
  • Fully programmable under?or heating on the ground floor
  • Thermostatically controlled radiators upstairs
  • Double glazed windows with energy-efficient, low-emissivity glass
  • Low energy lighting throughout
  • Integrated appliances

Click to read the HBF report

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