New build homeowners save hundreds of pounds a year
According to the Home Builders Federation (HBF), modern construction techniques are increasing energy efficiency to a point where living in a new build home can save around £600 a year on energy bills.
Only 2.2% of standard properties have the top A or B energy efficiency rating across England and Wales, whereas 80% of new build homes boast these top scores.
In total, this means that the average person in a new build spends less than half of that of people living in older properties. Average yearly spends for heating, lighting and hot water are:
- New build - £443.30
- Older properties - £1,072
Speaking of this data, the executive chairman of the HBF, Stewart Baseley, said:
Today’s new homes are significantly more energy efficient than their predecessors.
Owners are saving hundreds of pounds a year in energy bills due to the modern design of their homes and the materials used to construct them.
Modern construction techniques
The new ways of building homes, and the materials used, are the key for this change. These days, high quality roof insulation and walls prevent heat escaping and this, alongside property design, combi boilers and double glazing make a huge difference.
In fact, government data shows that new properties only use a third of the energy of older properties.
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