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York Developer Claims £800 Energy Saving from New Homes

Derwenthorpe 210114

9:48am 21st January 2014

A developer building houses in York claims families could save up to £800 per year in lower energy bills from living in a newly built home.

David Wilson Homes, which is building at four sites in the city, has calculated its new homes are up to 50% more energy efficient compared to Victorian homes.  It says the average energy bill is around £800 on a brand new 3 bedroom home compared to more than £1,600 for a similar Victorian home – even with modern day improvements.

The cut in energy bills comes from energy-efficient central heating, double-glazing and high levels of insulation – together with modern building techniques.

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

“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 firm lists the energy saving advantages as:

  • Better energy efficient boilers – the latest technology to provide heating and hot water
  • Higher performance double glazing – which is now better than even ten years ago
  • More insulation – floors, walls and lofts are highly insulated to minimise heat loss
  • Peace of mind – the firm says it's five-year warranty covers fixtures and fittings, in addition to the NHBC ten-year structural warranty
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