New homes could save buyers more than £1,000 on their annual fuel bills, according to reports.
As part of Energy Saving Week last week, Redrow Homes promoted the energy saving qualities of its new homes and advised buyers of the potential for cost savings.
According to the NHBC Foundation and Zero Carbon Hub, new homes built to current regulations could cost up to 55 per cent less to run than typical ‘upgraded’ Victorian homes.
On average, those living in a new, four-bedroom detached Redrow house could save £1,312 a year compared with those living in an older property. For a three-bedroom semi, savings could be around £840 a year.
Patsy Aicken, sales director for Redrow Homes (Yorkshire), said: “It’s the perfect time to send out a message that new homes are more energy efficient as everyone starts to think about heating their homes over the winter months.
“We’re working all the time to improve the energy efficiency of our new homes. Research has shown that younger people in particular have higher than ever ‘green’ aspirations, and with energy usage by households still one of the largest contributors to the UK’s carbon emissions, deciding to move to a new home is a positive choice people can make to lower their own contribution.”
Redrow is building locally at Scholars’ Gate, Wakefield; Branwell Park, Guiseley; Homes feature energy efficient lighting and 82 per cent are now fitted with SMART electricity meters.