WITH research showing that new homes are up to six times more energy efficient than older second hand ones – it is no wonder more and more house hunters are opting for brand new.
And with energy prices on the up, and numerous incentives to help curb the cost of moving, there has never been a better time to buy - says developer Linden Homes.
The Government has set a zero carbon target for new-build housing from 2016, making them 79 per cent cheaper to run.
And developers like Linden Homes are already taking their responsibilities seriously, ensuring that new build homes meet the current Government standards.
Giving information to existing and new customers about energy saving is also part of the company’s commitment to saving energy and easing the burden on the pockets of homebuyers.
Gareth Rondel, group corporate responsibility manager for Galliford Try – covering the Linden Homes North region said: “We take our responsibilities in the areas of energy efficiency and sustainability very seriously.
“As part of the Government’s directive and our own responsibility towards the environment, our new homes meet with all the relevant regulations. Energy efficient new homes are well insulated and include double-glazing as standard – automatically making them cheaper to run than many older style homes.
“All new homes are fitted with a water meter which tends to encourage people to be more water efficient. Using less hot water, coupled with the fact that new homes are more energy efficient than older homes, will mean lower bills if used properly.”
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20 November 2013