New homes could halve energy bills

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Buyers at Arley Homes’ Duxbury Manor development could more than halve their fuel bills, thanks to the energy efficiency of new build homes and the extra sustainability measures installed by the builder.

Latest research from the National Housebuilding Council and Zero Carbon Hub, one of the industry bodies promoting energy efficiency, shows that new build homes are likely to be 55 per cent cheaper to run than an equivalent sized ‘upgraded’ Victorian or Edwardian home, and even more compared to one that has not been upgraded.

This equates to a saving of around £1,300 per year for a four-bedroom detached, thanks to the standards set out by modern building regulations, and the installation of double glazing and loft insulation, for example.

Duxbury Manor offers even more than the standard sustainable solutions, as each property benefits from either solar panels or an air source heat pump, providing hot water without the need for a traditional gas boiler.

All homes have eco click taps to save up to 70 per cent water usage, low energy lighting, low emissivity glass designed to reflect heat back into the room, and A+ rated kitchen appliances.

Helen Britton, sales adviser at Duxbury Manor, said the cost saving potential new homes offered was becoming a strong selling point with buyers.

She said: “People don’t tend to realise new build homes are so much more energy efficient, even than an ‘upgraded’ older property, so it comes as a very welcome surprise to know they can save more than £1,300 on their bills every year.

“What’s more, visitors always notice the solar panels and some even get quite excited at the prospect of going a bit greener and saving even more on their heating bills, especially as prices are still going up.

“Although internal space, development location and house specification are still the most important factors for people choosing to buy with Arley, the environmentally friendly elements are certainly an additional selling point.

“More than ever, people are conscious of the running costs of their home as well as the purchase price, and so we’re very happy that when they buy with Arley, we can help them to keep costs down long after they’ve moved in.”

In order to bring an older property up to modern standards, it is estimated that home owners would have to spend in excess of £30,000 to retrofit basic remedies such as insulation, double glazing and energy efficient appliances.

To install the sort of energy saving devices and solar technology, a buyer would be looking at a significant additional cost.

Duxbury Manor is a selection of spacious family homes in a carefully designed development near to the A6 and Duxbury Park, with good links to the M61 and M6.

Tastefully landscaped public areas include wildflower and woodland planting to enhance the countryside aspect and the overall appeal of the development, designed to mature gracefully alongside the beautifully-specified homes.

Built in Arley’s classic, traditional style, all properties are spacious and designed with families in mind.

Whether it is a chic three-bedroom townhouse or a stunning five-bedroom detached, each has two off-road parking spaces, plus garages and gardens, and feature a range of classic design touches such as brickwork detailing and traditional looking open eaves.

Buyers are already proving that Arley has taken the right approach, with most of the first phase of properties already sold, and many of the second phase already reserved off plan.

Prices start from £215,000 for the three bedroom Aldgate townhouse, with integral garage, which stands at 1,346 sq ft, to £380,000 for a 2,087 sq ft, five-bedroom Harbury detached with double garage.

To see this stunning development visit Duxbury Manor PR7 3LS any day of the week, 10am-5pm.

To request a brochure or pre-register for the next phase of Duxbury Manor, contact the Arley Homes sales team on 01257 262 899.

Or go to www.arleyhomes.co.uk