4. New-build homes tend to be greener, cleaner, and cheaper to run
There’s something thrilling about moving into a home that no one has lived in before. Plus, when everything is spick-and-span new, you shouldn’t expect to splash out on any fix-me-ups anytime soon after moving in. You could save thousands compared to fixing up an older home.
Meanwhile, some features of a new-build home make it the best green choice for living. At St. Modwen Homes, our properties are twice as airtight as required by building regulations. They are also always well insulated and designed to maximise daylighting and solar gains due to the larger windows and high ceilings.
According to Which, if you own a new home, you can benefit from a £20 annual saving on lighting, a £37 saving on hot-water costs, and a £455 reduction on heating costs – that’s a total of more than £500 a year1.
For those looking to be more sustainable, St. Modwen Homes now offers electric vehicle charging points. With more electric vehicles joining the road, there’s no better time to future-proof your home. You can also opt for an innovative Waste Water Heat Recovery unit, where your shower water can help heat the house. Up to 70% of heat energy is recovered from waste-water when showering, allowing you to save money whilst reducing your carbon footprint – it’s a win-win.