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?

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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 fully 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, in turn keeping your costs down! There's 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 our homes achieve an EPC rating of B or above, meaning a new home is definitely the sensible choice, while just 3% of existing properties reached the same standard*.

Your Gleeson home will be handed over to you with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) containing information about your homes predicted energy use and typical energy costs.

Data from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) from March 2022 found that owners of a new build home save on average £555 per year compared to an older property. That’s the equivalent of £46 per month*.

This includes annually saving on average £395 on heating bills, £12 a year on lighting and £28 on hot water*.

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.

protect the planet

With new homes generating only around one-third of the carbon produced by the average older property each year, the planet will thank you for buying new. Housing accounts for nearly 30%** of the UK’s energy use, so a new home significantly benefits our eco-system.

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. According to Energy Performance Certificate data (EPCs), more than eight out of 10 new builds have the top A or B rating for energy efficiency compared to just 2.2%*** of existing properties.

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 an 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 energy bills rising, there’s never been a better time to choose new. With so many energy saving features built into our homes, we’ve 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 being the first to make memories in it.

*Gleeson EPC certificates obtained during 2022 financial year

**Home Builder Federation Data March 2022

*** BEIS Committee’s, Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes report

**** Department of Levelling Up, Energy Performance of Buildings Certificates, Statistical Release October to December 2021England and Wales