Affordability built in - energy efficient new homes
Energy bills are on the rise, there’s no doubt about that! However, did you know that new build homes are highly energy efficient, saving you money, and helping the environment?
save your energy
A new home is extremely energy efficient, due to being constructed using modern building methods, and with energy saving equipment installed. This is better for you, your bank balance, and the planet.
In a Gleeson home, you’ll have peace of mind that your monthly bills will most definitely be lower than they would be in an older home, and, that you’ll also be improving your carbon footprint by buying new.
enjoy low bills
To make your bills lower, we've packed our homes full of nifty energy saving features. This includes zoned heating, allowing you to control the thermostat of selected rooms, helping you to keep certain rooms cooler, and in turn keeping your costs down! There are also thermostatic valves on our radiators.
Our homes have also got well insulated lofts, ensuring heat can't escape, brand new boilers, new appliances, and water saving taps installed. We also complete air testing to calculate the air tightness of our stunning homes, ensuring they not only look good but are cosy and energy efficient too.
the stats say it all
97% of Gleeson homes achieve an EPC rating of B or above*, meaning a new home is definitely the sensible choice. According to Energy Performance Certificate data in the ‘Watt a Save’ report 2023, for homes logged in the year to December 2022, 85% of new builds as a whole were rated A or B for energy efficiency, while under 4% of existing dwellings reached the same standards.
Your Gleeson home will be handed over to you with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) containing information about your home’s predicted energy use and typical energy costs.
Data from the House Builders Federation ‘Watt a Save’ report 2023 found that owners of a new build home spend on average £1,707.42, saving £2,510.73 as compared to buyers of older properties who will be facing bills of an average of £4,218.15**.
Think about it, this saving is the equivalent of the average Premier League season ticket, a lovely holiday, the latest iPad, or a takeaway coffee every working day of the year.
The improved energy efficiency of new build homes has a significant impact on their energy use. The average new build property uses approximately 8,618 kWh a year, as compared to older properties which use an annual average of 21,293 kWh**.
did you know...
New homes are six times more efficient than homes built in the 1960’s and the latest double glazing is twice as efficient as double glazing from the 1990s?!
Electricity wise, all of your appliances are… you guessed it, brand new! Meaning they have the highest electricity efficiency, saving you more money compared to using older appliances which may pre-exist in an older property. Plus, every Gleeson home comes complete with energy efficient light bulbs as standard and all our windows are double-glazed, whilst many older properties will have less efficient windows, or single-glazed windows.
fuel your dreams
With so many energy saving features built into our homes, we’re confident to say that we have got you covered. Your gas, electricity and water bills are likely to be much less than buying an older property and your home is future proof; meaning you won’t be replacing dodgy boilers anytime soon.
Energy efficiency is just one of the many reasons why buying new is best but there’s also a whole host of additional reasons too, from being able to personalise your home, to the first to make memories in it.
* Gleeson EPC certificates obtained during 2022 financial year
**According to the House Builders Federation ‘Watt a Save’ report 2023
*** BEIS Committee’s, Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes report