Huge cost savings for newbuilds highlighted during Energy Saving Week
Buyers of a newbuild property could save £2600 annually on their household bills, compared to older homes, according to research by the Home Builders Federation (HBF).
It’s a price differential which Davidsons Homes is highlighting during Energy Saving Week (17-23 January). The Northamptonshire-based housebuilder said that more and more potential buyers are expressing particular interest in the energy saving qualities of new homes, both to help the environment and their household finances.
The research from the HBF also backed that up, saying that the energy efficiency of a new home is now ‘crucial’ to one in four of the people who responded to its survey.
Simon Tyler, Sales Director for Davidsons Homes South Midlands, said: “Over our years of building new homes, we’ve seen various factors matter more or less to the average buyer. Recently, energy efficiency is undoubtedly top of the list for many of the people through our Sales Centres’ doors. Many are looking to do their bit to help the environment, while many more are also concerned about the cost impact of energy bills over the coming months and years.
“Either way, there is no doubt that a newbuild home is a fantastic option to go for, when compared to an older property. On average, newbuild homes emit a third of the carbon of older homes, which really is a substantial amount.
“Looking at the figures too, the HBF said that buyers of a newbuild house can expect to pay £2600 less a year in energy bills than an older property. That works out as a little over £200 a month – money which can be spent on family outings, holidays or even just keeping the cupboards stocked up.
“Energy Saving Week is the ideal time to highlight those cost and energy benefits. There really has never been a better time to buy new.”
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