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Energy efficient home for North Devon families

With almost a quarter of all homeowners planning to eliminate mould, condensation and draughts from their properties in the next year, a new collection of family homes in Bideford could save them thousands of pounds.

Following revelations from the Energy Saving Trust that almost half of homeowners say they live in damp properties, 24% admit they hope to attempt expensive energy efficient upgrades to make their home more comfortable.*

But a neighbouring collection of brand new family homes being created in Bideford by Elan Homes, could offer the key to energy efficiency, removing the need to refurbish, whilst offering cheaper on-going running costs.

Built to the latest energy efficient standards, complete with contemporary boilers providing a zoned central heating system, thermostatically controlled radiators, efficient double glazing and effective wall, floor and loft insulation, the homes offer a warm and cosy alternative to an older property.

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The developer is creating two traditionally built, exclusive collections of homes side by side, with contemporary specifications much admired by buyers who want the latest kitchens and bathrooms, well planned accommodation, including French doors onto the garden, en-suites and downstairs cloakrooms.

An imposing trio of executive detached homes at May Court will be complemented by an appealing selection of 11 three and four-bedroom family homes at Kathleen Grange.

Andrea Nippe, sales director for Elan in the South, said: “We know condensation is such a nuisance for householders and many will have to save up to spend thousands of pounds to try to remove it.

“It’s difficult to get rid of and can often be a waste of money but our properties in Bideford are warm, draught-free and cost less in the long-run too, so potentially they offer considerable savings, especially as we head towards increased fuel costs during Winter.”

With the first homes at May Court due for completion in November, families can now buy a home using Help to Buy, where the Government provides an equity loan for up to 20% of the purchase price, which is interest free for five years

Added Andrea: “Purchasers could buy a new home with a 5% deposit. Thanks to Help to Buy, they would only require a 75% mortgage and should be able to access lower rates from their lender.”

Ideally located, close to the town centre, off a quiet cul-de-sac off Mines Road, prices are from £295,000 for a four-bedroom detached family home at May Court.

Bideford is a small historic town on the estuary of the River Torridge in North Devon. The area offers good road access via the A39 and A386, and the nearest railway station is in Barnstaple, around eight miles away.

Interested purchasers can call estate agents Cowlings on 01237 423100. Alternatively they can register their interest with Elan by calling 07917 215368 or emailing