Stay Warm This Winter In A New Linden Home (Mendip Gate)
03 Dec 2013

With the temperature falling and electricity and gas prices rising, energy bills have become a big concern for UK households this winter.

Many people don’t realise that new homes can cost up to 55 per cent less to heat than older properties. So, with electricity and gas prices expected to double over the next five years, buying a new home makes better financial sense than ever.

Linden Homes, which has built the exclusive Mendip Gate development in Kilmersdon, recognises the impact energy performance has on household bills. That’s why it uses building materials that provide great insulation – to ensure its new homes are warm in winter and cool in summer.

Sue Scholfield, Sales Director at Linden Homes Western, explains: “Modern building methods ensure that new homes are more energy efficient – resulting in lower bills. And, at Linden Homes, we use high levels of insulation, double glazing and energy efficient appliances to help control running costs for our homebuyers.”

This week the National House-Building Council (NHBC) released figures showing that a new 4-bed detached new home can cost around £1,300 less to heat a year than an older Victorian-type property of the same size.¡

At Mendip Gate, a development of nine homes in a traditional Somerset village location, The Willows semi-detached three-bedroom house can be secured with a deposit of just £16,500 with the Help to Buy* scheme.

“With our range of flexible moving schemes to help you get on, or up the property ladder, there’s never been a better time to talk to us about moving to one of our energy-efficient new homes,” added Sue.

To find out more call 0844 488 1250.

¡NHBC Foundation and Zero carbon Hub November 2013

*Subject to status, ‘Help to Buy’ Terms & Conditions and available on selected properties in England only. Eligible applicants will be offered an equity loan up to a maximum of 20% of the purchase price (based on the open market value). Applicants are required to fund at least 80% of the purchase price by means of a conventional mortgage, savings/deposit where required. The equity loan is provided by the HCA and held as a second charge. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other promotion. Full details will be provided on request.


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