SAVING energy could start before moving day with a switch from a draughty older property to an efficient new home in Staffordshire.
Homeowners could save the energy it takes to sell up thanks to the offer of part exchange from Elan Homes at Brook Meadow in the village of Loggerheads.
Homes at the development achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) B rating, which could see energy bills reduced by more than half for those who move from old to new..
According to figures from the Office of National Statistics, the average new build achieves an EPC band B rating with a median score of 84. In comparison, existing homes across England achieved an average of a D rating and a median score of 64.
Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, said: “The cold snap and spending more time than ever before has made people more conscious about how much energy they’re using and the costs involved. Based on Energy Performance Certificate data, the average cost for heating, light and hot water in a new build house in England is £399 a year compared to £885 for older homes. That’s a saving of almost 55%.
“We’re also offering to help homeowners save their own energy in selling their current property with part exchange. With Elan effectively acting as a cash buyer, it means they can focus their energy on their new home rather than worrying about selling their old one. They won’t be held back by a complicated chain and can even stay in their current property until the new one is ready.”
Current prices at Brook Meadow start from £217,995 for a three-bedroom semi-detached Ripley up to £379,995 for a four-bedroom detached Mayfair.
All of the homes feature a high specification and subject to build stage, customers will be able to select from a range of standard and upgrades to make their home their own. Options available include the kitchen finish, fire places bathroom tiles, vanity units, wardrobes and flooring.
Located on Mucklestone Road, homes at Brook Meadows offer the chance to embrace village living in a setting close to open fields and woodlands yet within easy reach of Market Drayton, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent and Telford.
Show homes at Brook Meadow are available to view by appointment only. For more information or to arrange a viewing, call 01630318092 or see the website https://www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/brook-meadow.
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