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Save energy, save money with a new home in Barton

16th December 2013 Print
The Letchworth house style

With energy bills set to rise by around 10% this winter, householders are being urged to make the switch to a brand new home in Barton upon Humber that’s easy to manage and efficient to run.

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.

And compared with properties built just 10 years ago new houses are around 40% more energy efficient.

The potential savings make new Redrow homes at Fox’s Fold an attractive prospect to buyers as they look very traditional from the outside but are bright and modern inside.

Patsy Aicken, sales director for Redrow Homes (Yorkshire), says: “Rising energy bills are affecting us all and as the cold weather sets its fuelling thoughts of switching provider in a bid to make cut costs. We want people to think not just about this winter but about next year and the year after. By moving to a brand new home rather than simply changing supplier householders could find they’re able to make substantial savings. Potentially they could even see their bills more than halved.”

There are other savings to be had by moving to Fox’s Fold where a choice of three and four-bedroom homes are available.

They’re competitively priced in comparison with properties in the surrounding area including in nearby Hessle.

Factor in an equity loan for up to 20% of the price through Help to Buy and a home at Fox’s Fold becomes an even more attractive prospect.

Help to Buy makes new homes easier to afford by allowing customers to take out the equity loan that’s interest free for five years. They then only need a 75% mortgage and 5% deposit to purchase their new home.

Prices at Fox’s Fold start from £143,950 for a three-bedroom semi-detached Letchworth with a well equipped kitchen, stylish bathroom and en-suite to master bedroom. With Help to Buy it can be purchased for an initial outlay of £115,160, including a deposit of around £7,198

“Help to Buy really does make a difference to what people can afford,” Patsy says.

“Plus because everything’s brand new there’s no need for costly repairs or renovations so you can forget about spending your weekends doing DIY and enjoy your new found free time. You’ll also get brand new appliances with manufacturers’ warranties fitted as standard, so no need to worry about having to buy a new oven or fridge freezer.”

Located on Tofts Road, the new homes at Fox’s Fold are close to some beautiful countryside and in a friendly market town, which boasts a traditional high street full of locally owned shops.

With three primary schools within one mile of the development, it’s well placed for buyers with children.

For more information, visit the sales office and showhomes, open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5.30pm.

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The Letchworth house style