New Homes at Shipton

The Benefits of New-Build Living

March 2, 2023In News3 Minutes

Buying new can come with a whole host of benefits and with energy prices set to rise again in the spring, recent research by the HBF states that the average new-build household could save £3,100* per year. The ‘Watt a Save’ report published this week, also revealed that 85% of new builds have an A or B EPC rating, while just 4% of older properties achieve the same standards.

With modern building techniques, new properties are proven to use far less energy than older homes, emitting just 1.4 tonnes of carbon a year, compared to 3.6 tonnes from existing properties. With built environment contributing 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint, choosing new is the greener choice – now and for future generations.

This week is National New Homes Week and to celebrate we’re pleased to share our top five reasons to buy new…

  1. The Green Option

From the high levels of cavity wall and roof insulation to the double-glazed, thermally efficient windows, your home will feel warm and cosier in the winter and cooler in the summer. With homes fitted with A-rated boilers and many future homes to include air source heat pumps, your new home will offer the very latest in green heating technology.

  1. Low Maintenance

Buying new comes with peace of mind. With brand new kitchens and bathrooms, newly installed plumbing and electrics and a fresh coat of paint throughout the house, you’ll be able to spend your spare time doing the things you love, not putting right other people’s DIY disasters!

  1. Community Feel

There’s a unique sense of community on a new homes development, with your neighbours all moving in at a similar time. At Deanfield Homes, we build in village locations with a good range of local amenities, so our homeowners also become part of an established wider community.

  1. Stress-free move

Because you’re buying your home directly from Deanfield, there is no upward chain when you buy new. So, with a shorter, or chain-free move, your house purchase should progress more quickly, smoothly and with less stress.

  1. Ten Year Warranty

When you buy new, you buy with confidence. All new homes come with the reassurance of an independent ten-year NHBC warranty and our Customer Service team are on hand to provide extra  peace of mind for 2 years from completion of purchase. .

*According to research by HBF which compared average EPC ratings of new build homes vs older properties.