How much does it cost to run a Gleeson home?
If you’ve never rented or owned a home before it can be difficult to picture how much your monthly outgoings will be. Paying bills may be totally new to you.
There are several outgoings you will need to pay when becoming a homeowner, these include, electricity, gas, water rates, council tax, home insurance, Wifi, TV licence and so on, but don’t let that scare you, bills in a new build are much more affordable than a second hand home and we’re here to tell you why.
The facts are, owning a Gleeson home actually is much cheaper than you might expect. The average combined electricity and gas annual bill cost for a Gleeson home is just £721.05 per year, which equates to £60 month, or £15 per week, the cost of a takeaway! This is £417 cheaper than the national average* cost per year for electricity and gas and could be a saving of £11,775 over a 25-year mortgage term, just on your bills!
To make the statistics simple we’ve created this infographic which explains the cost break down of what the average Gleeson homeowner pays per month for their gas and electricity by house size.
Why are new builds cheaper to run?
In short, new build homes are more energy efficient. New homes are built to much higher standards with modern ways of construction used. This means that new homes are more energy efficient than their older counterparts, with a brand-new boiler, better insulation materials used and a better structure keeping heat in, your new home will not only be cosy and warm but will also save you money.
A more energy efficient home also lowers your carbon footprint, meaning by buying new build you’re helping the environment. Housing accounts for nearly 30% of the UK’s energy use, so a new home significantly benefit 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, more than 8 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 money compared to using an older oven which may pre-exist in a second-hand home. Plus, all of the appliances fitted in your home will come with a manufacturer’s warranty. Additionally, every Gleeson home comes complete with energy efficient light bulbs as standard.
Other benefits of buying new
Buying new has a whole host of benefits, from being able to personalise your home from the moment you reserve it with our amazing range of Options, to being able to have a pet, something many landlords don’t allow in rented properties.
With a new home, you’re buying a blank canvas, perfect for you to decorate however you like as soon as you move in; there’s no need to have to steam off any flowery wallpaper.
New homes also have warranties that you don’t get when buying second-hand, including a two-year Gleeson warranty as well as the NHBC Buildmark 10 year warranty, which means you’re always covered in your home in the unlikely event that issues arise.
Plus, you'll be the first person to make memories in your home and when you receive the keys, everything inside it is brand new and unused! What more could you want?
So, if you think an energy efficient, money saving, blank canvas is for you, then discover our over 20 house types located at over 70 developments across the North and the Midlands. Our homes start from just £99,995 and are perfect for your first step onto the property ladder. Find yours today here.