Apr 12, 2023

Buy new and save a possible £3100 per year in energy bills


Concerned about energy costs?. . . .

Buy new and save a possible £3,100 per year in energy bills*

With energy prices rising and the cost of living increasing, having an energy efficient home is more important now than ever before, not only for your wallet but also the planet.

Here are some of the reasons to buy a new build property

Recently released data from The Home Builders Federation (HBF) shows new build apartments will save an average of over £1,350 each year, with the average annual running costs for a new build totalling just over £1,450 compared to an average of just over £2,280 for older apartments.

New build houses will save an average of over £3,100 a year when looking at new and old houses alone, rather than smaller properties such as flats or bungalows.*

With improved energy efficiency comes a reduction on energy use with the average new build property using approximately 8,618kWh a year compared to older properties which use an average of 21,293 kWh per year*


Double Glazed windows

All windows are double glazed and are fitted with trickle vents, helping airflow and air quality without losing hot air from inside your home.

Older properties will sometimes have less efficient windows and may even be single glazed. To replace these windows can be costly depending on the size and type of windows.


Loft Insulation

With a minimum of 300mm of loft insulation installed in every home, helping to lock in the warmth.

Some older properties will have little or no insulation.


Air Pressure Testing

All new homes are air-pressured tested to comply with Building Regulations.

Air Pressure testing calculates the air tightness of the building ensuring energy efficient homes, keeping the heat and warmth in.


Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)

What is an EPC?

Introduced in 2007 this 4 page legal document measures the energy efficiency rating of a property. Many of you will of seen the graph on fridges and freezers.

Certificate ratings are between A and G, A being the most efficient.

All homes come with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC), which contains information about the property’s predicted energy use and typical energy costs, therefore giving purchasers peace of mind in the energy efficiency performance of their new home.

An EPC is required on new build properties and when you are selling or renting.

EPCs should be carried out by an accredited assessor and once obtained they last for 10 years.

All these factors contribute to an energy efficient home and lower household bills, which can only be a good thing.


*Data taken from the House Builders Federation Report, February 2023 – Source: HBF Report – Watt a Save Report Feb 2023


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