Energy efficiency is now one of the major benefits associated with owning a brand new home.
According to the Home Owners Alliance, because new build homes must comply with all the latest building regulations they are significantly more energy efficient than older properties. Data from Energy Performance Certificates shows over 80 per cent of new homes have A or B ratings, compared to just over 2 per cent of existing properties. For the buyer, this translates to lower utility costs.
Giselle Ledgard, New Homes Advisor at Stonebridge Beck in Farnley, said: “People are becoming extremely concerned about the increase in utility bills and a great way to reduce these is by moving to an energy efficient new build property at developments like Stonebridge Beck. New builds are also far more environmentally friendly than traditional homes.”
However it is not just energy efficiency which is driving more and more people to consider a new home.
New homes benefit from being designed with modern living in mind, where versatile, free-flowing space is very much the order of the day. The person doing the cooking for example is no longer content with being isolated in the kitchen which is not the case with open plan layouts.
At Stonebridge Beck the general specification is also a major factor in the buying process. Every new home is fully equipped with a built-in kitchen incorporating the latest appliances, contemporary style bathroom suites, as well as superfast fibre to property broadband connections with an anticipated speed of 500+ megabytes, ideal for home working. A number of the properties also come fully carpeted.
“The quality of the specification at Stonebridge Beck is amazing,” commented Giselle. “Every house provides a blank canvass which allows the buyer to introduce their own personal style, rather than inheriting a previous owner’s tastes.”
Meanwhile, the cost to maintain a new home is considerably less than a traditional home, where on-going repairs and renewals are both an inconvenience and a drain on finance. At Stonebridge Beck all homes also have a 10-year Premier Guarantee New Homes Warranty for added piece of mind.
For more information about the advantages of buying a new home and for current availability at Stonebridge Beck please call 07837 116 469, or visit the Sales Centre which is open 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm.