With more Brits starting to reach for their thermostat as the colder nights draw in, Northamptonshire developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes are encouraging homebuyers to consider the benefits of a more energy efficient home.
Research from Migrate1 found that in 2019, October 17th was the date when the UK collectively turned on their heating, making it the peak energy season and when homebuyers will see their bills increase.
Due to The Pandemic, people are spending more time at home than ever before, meaning energy bills from working from home are set to increase. As new build properties are designed using the latest methods of modern construction, a Barratt or David Wilson home is 65%2 more energy efficient than an older house with modern day improvements.
Migrate discovered that the main consideration for those putting the heating on was cost (80%). Alongside this, just under half (40%) of those surveyed revealed that they would delay turning the thermostat on due to the cost.
Chanda Chileshe, Senior Sales Manager at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northamptonshire, said: “Our new homes are significantly more insulated and therefore more energy efficient than older properties, so not only does this save our customers on their energy bills, there are also huge benefits to the environment.
“We understand homebuyers’ needs are changing as they begin to spend more and more time at home, and our properties are expertly designed to accommodate this.
“As the cold weather sets in, people are concerned about the energy efficiency of their homes and want to know they’ll be able to keep them warm in the winter without costing them a fortune.”
Customers at Barratt and David Wilson Homes will have peace of mind knowing that they don’t have to spend a fortune on heating their brand new home as they could save up to £1,410 per year in energy spend compared with a Victorian house of the same style2.
These are built in a sustainable and responsible way to ensure buyers get the most for their money with a greener and more energy efficient property.
Barratt Homes are currently building properties at Lyveden Fields in Corby, Lake View at Priors Hall Park in Corby, Glenvale Park in Wellingborough, Woburn Downs in Bletchley, The Nurseries in Thrapston and Overstone Gate in Overstone.
David Wilson Homes are also building properties at Woburn Downs, The Nurseries and Overstone Gate, as well as at The Avenue in Overstone, The Wickets in Earls Barton and Bertone Gardens in Hanwood Park.
For more information about Barratt and David Wilson Homes or any of its developments in the area, please call the Barratt Homes sales team on 033 3355 8481 or the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8486 or visit https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/ or https://www.dwh.co.uk/.