Buying a new build home vs upgrading an old one
Energy efficiency isn’t the only advantage of owning a new build home, they also provide the opportunity for customisation and personalisation without costly renovations from older properties.
Now there has been much conversation around ways to reduce energy usage, dominated by quick wins and fast fixes.
From using draught excluders, swapping out baths for showers and switching off electrical appliances rather than leaving them on standby.
However, to reach the same standard as a new build home, older properties generally require retrofit works which can be disruptive, time-consuming and most importantly costly. But how costly?
Research taken from HBF’s Get on with Living Report found the average three-bedroom semi-detached home can cost upwards of £70,000 to match the energy efficiency level of new build homes. Pretty staggering, right?
New build homes have energy efficiency built in as they are designed and delivered in accordance to updated and evolving building regulations.
They’re also built using the latest techniques and materials, guaranteeing quality and environmentally conscious practices to support and encourage natural biodiversity.
Plus, new build house developers offer an array of warranties to give homeowners that added bit of peace of mind.
The benefits are also nationwide. The Welsh government confirmed an extension of the Help to Buy scheme for buyers of new homes with a minimum EPC rating of B. Meaning you buy a new build home in Wales with just a 5% deposit and a shared equity loan of up to 20% up to the value of £300,000.
Considering the current cost-conscious era we find ourselves in, it comes as no surprise that many homebuyers are opting for the benefits of buying a new build home.
So why wait? Unlock the incredible benefits of new build homes today and take a step towards a brighter, more sustainable future! Discover a development near you, here.
*Research found at – The Home Builders Federation & Zoopla