Environmental & Economic Benefits of a New Build

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Environmental & Economic Benefits of a New Build

15 August 2023

When it comes to living sustainably, our residential choices can have a significant impact on the environment and future generations, not to mention our budgets. Opting for a new build home, carefully designed with energy efficiency at its core not only offers a contemporary living space but also plays a vital role in reducing our carbon footprint and conserving valuable resources. At Fletcher Homes, we take great pride in constructing homes that prioritise energy efficiency, making a positive impact on both the planet and your wallet.

Built to reduce emissions

When it comes to combatting climate change, new build homes emerge as powerful champions in the fight against carbon emissions. Research by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) reveals that new homeowners are collectively saving a staggering 570,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year. The success story continues with a remarkable 85% of new build houses boasting an impressive A or B (EPC) rating, underscoring their energy efficiency prowess. In stark contrast, a mere 4% of existing dwellings achieve the same high standard. By choosing a new build home, you become part of the solution, significantly reducing your carbon footprint and leaving a lasting positive impact on the planet.

Lower bills, money saved

Sustainable living goes hand in hand with smart financial choices. New build homeowners not only contribute to a greener future but also enjoy substantial savings on their energy bills. On average, new build homeowners could pocket an average of £135 in monthly running costs under Ofgem’s latest price cap. The savings soar to 64% when pitting new houses against older counterparts, slashing average monthly costs by £183, culminating in a staggering annual saving of £2,200.

The significant reduction in energy consumption stems from features such as high-quality insulation, energy-efficient lighting, and modern central heating systems. These advancements ensure that your home maintains a comfortable temperature year-round without requiring excessive energy usage. As utility costs continue to rise, the potential for substantial savings becomes a compelling reason to invest in a new build home.

Sustainable building regulations

The UK’s stringent building regulations are propelling the construction industry towards a greener and more energy-efficient future. New build homes must adhere to these strict standards, guaranteeing that each property is designed with the latest energy-saving technologies. Research predicts that by 2025, new build homes will emit just 10% of the annual carbon emissions that the average older property produces and save new build purchasers nearly £3,000 a year in energy bills.

This dedication to sustainability ensures that homeowners not only benefit from lower energy bills but also play a role in achieving national carbon reduction targets. At Fletcher Homes, all of our new build homes are thoughtfully designed to not only provide you with an improved lifestyle but be kind to nature in the process. By using sustainable building practices and eco-friendly materials, we ensure our homes are future-proof.

Invest in your future

Choosing an energy-efficient new build home is a step towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future. With reduced carbon emissions, significant savings on energy bills, and a commitment to building greener homes, Fletcher Homes provides a foundation for a sustainable lifestyle. Embrace the benefits of modern living without compromising on your values—invest in a new build home that not only offers comfort and style but also helps protect the planet we call home. Get in touch to learn more about our sustainability practices or have a look at our current developments.

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