Affordability built in - energy efficient new homes
Did you know how energy efficient new build homes can be? There are lots of savings to be made by buying a new build home and you can find out more below.
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 environment.
In a new 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.
Don't just take our word for it
We're proud to say that 95% 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 released in the House Builders Federation (HBF) ‘Watt a Save’ report 2024, for homes logged in the year to December 2023, 85% of new builds were rated A or B for energy efficiency, while less than 5% of existing properties 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 2024 found that owners of a new build home spend on average £1,277.18, saving £2,206.84 compared to buyers of existing properties who will be facing bills of up to £3,484.02 a year**.
Think about it, this saving is approximately the equivalent to three months mortgage paid, every year, an annual summer holiday with your loved ones, 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 102.8 kWh a year, as compared to older properties which use an annual average of 241.6 kWh**.
Air source heat pumps
All Gleeson homes starting build post June 2023 will be heated using air source heat pump technology, a much more sustainable option when it comes to energy consumption.
Latest Watt a Save data, released by the House Builders Federation in January 2024, reports that owners of new build homes fitted with air source heat pump technology will most likely see savings of up to £2,600 a year on their energy bills!**
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.
*MJ Gleeson Annual Report for the year ended June 2023
**According to the House Builders Federation ‘Watt a Save’ report 2024.