Owners of new homes saving on cost of their energy bills

David Wilson Homes
David Wilson Homes

Families living in new homes in the Yorkshire area are enjoying savings of up to £800 per year in lower energy bills, according to local housebuilder David Wilson Yorkshire West.

The company has calculated that its new homes are up to 50 per cent more efficient compared to similar Victorian properties. The average energy bill is around £800 on a new three-bedroom home, compared to more than £1,600 for a similar Victorian home – even with modern improvements.*

The cut in bills comes from energy-efficient central heating, double glazing and high levels of insulation.

“A new home today is better by design – and David Wilson customers have come to expect generous accommodation,” said Sam Wood, Sales Director at David Wilson Yorkshire West.

“However, we now combine this with the new build techniques and new technology to slash energy bills. You could save hundreds of pounds on fuel bills compared with older homes and also live a greener lifestyle with lower carbon dioxide emissions.”

The improved performance has been made possible by:

Energy-efficient boilers to provide heating and hot water

Higher-performance double glazing – better than even ten years ago

High insulation of floors, walls and lofts to minimise heat loss

Peace of mind – the David Wilson five-year warranty covers fixtures and fittings, in addition to the NHBC ten-year structural warranty

David Wilson Yorkshire West is building a wide range of new homes on nine developments across Yorkshire, at prices starting from £86,995.

The housebuilder offers a helpful low-cost homebuying schemes, such as the Government backed NewBuy scheme which could enable buyers to move with just a 5% deposit. NewBuy is only available for new homes.

For details, call sales on 0844 81155388or visit www.dwh.co.uk

Energy consumption figures have been published by the Zero Carbon Hub in conjunction with NHBC Foundation and the BRE Trust, May 2012.