Time to put the heating on? Developer reveals benefits of energy efficient homes

With more Brits starting to reach for their thermostat as the colder nights draw in, Buckinghamshire developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes are encouraging homebuyers to consider the benefits of a more energy efficient home.

Research from Migrate1 found that in 2019, October 17th was the date when the UK collectively turned on their heating, making it the peak energy season and when homebuyers will see their bills increase.

Due to The Pandemic, people are spending more time at home than ever before, meaning energy bills from working from home are set to increase. As new build properties are designed using the latest methods of modern construction, a Barratt or David Wilson home is 65%2 more energy efficient than an older house with modern day improvements.

Migrate discovered that the main consideration for those putting the heating on was cost (80%). Alongside this, just under half (40%) of those surveyed revealed that they would delay turning the thermostat on due to the cost.

Jason Hearn, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “Our new homes are significantly more insulated and therefore more energy efficient than older properties, so not only does this save our customers on their energy bills, there are also huge benefits to the environment.

“We understand homebuyers’ needs are changing as they begin to spend more and more time at home, and our properties are expertly designed to accommodate this.

“As the cold weather sets in, people are concerned about the energy efficiency of their homes and want to know they’ll be able to keep them warm in the winter without costing them a fortune.”

Customers at Barratt and David Wilson Homes will have peace of mind knowing that they don’t have to spend a fortune on heating their brand new home as they could save up to £1,410 per year in energy spend compared with a Victorian house of the same style2.

These are built in a sustainable and responsible way to ensure buyers get the most for their money with a greener and more energy efficient property.

Barratt Homes are currently building properties at Brooklands in Milton Keynes, Fairfields in Stony Stratford and Eagles’ Rest in Milton Keynes.

David Wilson Homes are also currently building properties at Brooklands, Fairfields and Eagles’ Rest, as well as at Lavendon Fields in Lavendon and Brooklands Park in Milton Keynes.

For more information about Barratt and David Wilson Homes or any of its developments in the area, please call the Barratt Homes sales team on 033 3355 8481 or the David Wilson Sales team on 033 3355 8486, or visit https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/ or https://www.dwh.co.uk/.