THE chance to reduce your energy bills by more than half might sound too good to be true, but it could be reality for those who make the switch to a brand new home near Mold.
Now the weather has turned colder and the dark mornings and evenings have set in, householders are starting to think about the financial and environmental cost of heating and lighting their homes.
While small changes will help reduce energy consumption, Elan Homes is encouraging people to think big and warm to the idea of moving to an energy efficient property at Argoed Gardens.
Marie Morris, sales director for Elan Homes in the North, explained: “From turning the thermostat down a degree or two to ensuring appliances aren’t left on standby, there are lots of small way to lower your energy consumption reducing the impact on the environment and the cost of household bills. Moving home is a much bigger change and could have a substantial impact not just this winter, but for years to come.
“New homes like those at Argoed Gardens are generally more economical to run and kinder to the environment than their older equivalents as they’re well insulated, with high quality double glazing and modern efficient boilers. In fact, figures from the Home Builders Federation* suggest that homeowners who move from old to new could see their energy bills reduce to less than half of what they paid previously.”
Argoed Gardens offers a choice of three and four-bedroom homes. They all feature a high specification as standard, with quality fixtures and fittings throughout including well-equipped kitchens.
For a limited time and on selected properties only, Elan is offering to include carpets and vinyl flooring, plus turf to rear garden and to cover the Land Transaction Tax (formerly Stamp Duty).
This move-making incentive is available on a three-bedroom semi-detached Howden, priced from £199,995.
The kitchen is at the front of the Howden, with an open plan lounge/ dining room benefitting from direct access to the rear garden via French doors. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms and the family bathroom.
“One of the things people who’ve enquired about living at Argoed Gardens continue to comment on is how generous the gardens are,” Marie added.
“In designing the homes we’ve taken into account how people really live and that includes their desire to spend time outside in the garden.”
Many of the homes at Argoed Gardens fall within the £300,000 threshold for Help to Buy Wales.
It gives buyers the chance to secure a move to Argoed Gardens with a 5% deposit and 75% mortgage. The remaining 20% is covered by an equity loan, which is interest free for five years.
Located on Main Road, Argoed, the homes enjoy easy access to Mold, Wrexham, Chester and the surrounding Welsh countryside.
The show home at Argoed Gardens, is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Find out more by calling 0845 250 8680 or see www.elan-homes.co.uk/developments/argoed-gardens/.
*HBF You’ve Got The Power 2017