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Savvy buyers could save by going green with a new home

22nd October 2013 Print

Redrow Homes is keen to make homebuyers aware of the energy saving qualities of its new homes and advise them of the potential for cost savings.

According to the NHBC Foundation and Zero Carbon Hub, new homes built to current regulations could cost up to 55% less to run than typical 'upgraded' Victorian homes.

On average, those living in a brand new, four-bedroom detached Redrow house could save £1,312 a year compared to those living in an older property. For people opting for a three-bedroom semi-detached Redrow home, savings could be around £840 a year.

Andrew Addison, sales director for Redrow Homes (South West), said: “It’s the perfect time to send out a message that new homes are more energy efficient as everyone starts to think about heating their homes over the winter months. The energy ratings of our homes really are something to shout about as they could save homebuyers hundreds if not over a thousand pounds a year on their gas and electricity bills compared to an equivalent sized second hand property.

“We’re working all the time to improve the energy efficiency of our new homes. Research has shown that younger people in particular have higher than ever ‘green’ aspirations, and with energy usage by households still one of the largest contributors to the UK’s carbon emissions, deciding to move to a new home is a positive choice people can make to lower their own contribution.”

Redrow is building locally across the South West, where a range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, could all potentially save customers money on their fuel bills, without compromising on character or build quality.

Taking its environmental responsibilities a step further, every Redrow home features energy efficient lighting and 82% of its new homes are now fitted with SMART electricity metres.

Energy Saving Week is an initiative run by the Energy Saving Trust and promotes energy saving in the home and at work with useful advice and information available on the organization’s website:

For more information on Redrow and the locations it is building in the South West, visit