The difference between the running costs of an older property and a new home can be substantial. Recent advancements in energy efficient technology are clear when you compare a new home to an older property.
Research from the National House Building Council and the Zero Carbon Hub showed that families living in newly built homes could be saving as much as £1,400 a year on their energy bills compared to if they were living in a typical four-bedroom Victorian property. *
That doesn’t just mean lower bills of course; it also means a warmer home without the drafts and chills you find in an older property.
* Research was carried out by NHBC in November 2013 and is based on new homes built to 2013 standards.