Cut Costs This Winter And Beyond With A Brand-New Mulgrave Home
Building innovations and technological advancements mean that new build homes are becoming more energy efficient than ever, resulting in running costs more than 50% cheaper than older properties.
According to data from the Home Builders Federation (HBF), energy bills for new homes are on average 55% cheaper than second-hand housing, saving £180 on monthly running costs, amounting to more than £2,200 a year compared with purchasers of equivalent older properties.
What makes new builds more energy efficient?
There are a number of factors that have an impact on the energy efficiency of your home, including making use of plenty of energy efficient materials and practices, using timber frames which have a lower carbon footprint traditional brick and block techniques and considering the floorplans of our homes carefully to include strategically placed ventilation and air circulation.
Homes built by Mulgrave Properties incorporate thermal insulation throughout, as well as a high-functioning heating system and uPVC double-glazed windows and doors.
To help cut energy bills and reduce carbon dioxide emissions without compromising on illumination and ambience, our properties are also fitted with low-energy lightbulbs.
Meanwhile, older homes face extensive and costly renovations to achieve an equivalent eco-benchmark, with the expense of cavity wall insulation upgrades alone averaging £8,000.
This is supported by research published by the Resolution Foundation, which outlines that a huge 4-in-10 homes across England (9 million homes in total) feature walls rated as “poor” or “very poor”. That’s in addition to 2-in-10 homes with inefficient roofs and 1-in-10 homes with poorly graded windows.
The Watt a Save July 2023 report predicted that by 2025, new-build homes will emit 10% of the annual carbon emissions that the average older property produces and save new home buyers over £2,000 per year in energy expenses.
The HBF Watt a Save report also highlights that:
· New-build homes require significantly less energy to maintain, at approximately 105 kWh per m2 each year, compared to older properties, which require an average of 252kWh per m2
· 85% of new-build’s have an A / B EPC rating, while less than 4% of existing homes achieved the same energy standard
· Average new-build homes emit 2.2 tonnes of carbon less than older properties annually, with newer properties reducing overall carbon emissions by over 500,000 tonnes a year
· New properties built to updated energy efficiency regulations will emit 71% less carbon than the average older property
· New housing uses 55% less energy and emits 60% less carbon than existing properties
Our brand-new homes are built to meet a minimum EPC rating of band B, which can not only reduce gas guzzling utility bills, but unlocks lower mortgage interest rates and cashback incentives.
This is because investing in a brand-new solar powered home makes you less reliant on the National Grid, and, based on Energy Saving Trust estimates, a typical household can knock between £195 and £480 per year off annual utility bills at the current Energy Price Guarantee rates.
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