Energy Saving Week

Micklefield new homeowners could save over £2,600 a year, finds new research this Big Energy Savings Week

  • Big Energy Savings Weeks (16th – 20th January 2023) is a national campaign to help people cut their bills

  • Homeowners could save over £2,600 on bills each year when purchasing a new build home, reveals new research

  • The new Home Builders Federation (HBF) latest report states that when compared to its older equivalents, on average a new house uses 9094 kWh a year, which is 58% less energy than an older property

  • New build homes are up to 58% cheaper to run than an older property, as they save over 500,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

  • Buyers of new builds are collectively saving over £500 million a year in energy bills4

January 2023: New research has revealed that homeowners can save over £2,600 on bills each year when purchasing a new build home in Micklefield, highlights Barratt Developments this Big Energy Saving Week.

On average, new build properties cost £1,500 to run a year, which is over a third cheaper when compared to the cost of an average existing dwelling, coming in at £4,169 per year based on most recent energy prices.

This research follows recent findings from the Home Builders Federation (HBF), which highlights that new-build houses are significantly cheaper to run than older properties, and are also considerably better for the environment. With more energy-efficient properties, new houses generate 63% lower carbon emissions than older properties of the same type.

Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, which comprises both Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, ensures its homes are built to a greater energy-efficient standard. With the help of highly thermally efficient insulation and argon-filled double-glazing, all homes achieve an energy-efficiency rating of A or B, including at its nearby development Drovers Court development in Micklefield  .

What’s more, Barratt Developments’ properties also come with the latest water and energy saving appliances as standard, including water-efficient kitchen and bathroom fittings that can reduce consumption up to 26% per day, per person, compared to the national average.

Paul Wharam, Technical Director at Barratt Developments Yorkshire East, said: “The design of all our new homes, from the materials we use to the layout of the home, are carefully considered to achieve a high standard of energy-efficiency for our customers.

“The external walls incorporate heat-reflecting, low-emissive insulation technology keeping the warmth in and our customers’ bills down. In comparison, typical walls from houses constructed in the 1980’s help damp flourish and let twice as much warm air escape.

“As Britain’s largest housebuilder, it’s paramount that we lead the way in green building alongside supporting local residents amidst the cost of living crisis. This begins by significantly cutting emissions, from our operations down to the customer level in our homes.

“With energy prices continuing to rise like we’ve never seen, buying a new home that is energy-efficient is more appealing than ever and we’re proud that from the point of construction, we’re saving our customers significant amounts of money and can offer house buyers a property that is both a dream home and a sustainable dwelling.”

Barratt Developments, which includes Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes brands, has multiple developments within East Riding of Yorkshire, including Harrier Chase in Brough, Harland Park and Poppy Fields in Cottingham, Minster View and Queens Court in Beverley, and Hesslewood Park and Fleet Green in Hessle.