Be warm this winter

The average family spends around £1,282 a year on utility bills alone, but by making the switch from an old home to a brand new one they could keep warm this winter and save money.

New Redrow homes at Dibbin Brook in Bromborough are among 1% of the nation’s homes that achieve a ‘B’ rating for energy efficiency.

Well insulated, with double glazing and central heating included as standard they are 40% more efficient to run than homes built only a decade ago and 70% more economical than properties built before 1990.

Anita Williams, sales director for Redrow Homes (NW), commented: “Research by Skipton Financial Services lists utility bills as among one of the biggest outgoings for families at around £1,282 a year and, with major suppliers increasing their prices by 18% this winter, people may think twice before cranking up the heating. Improving the efficiency of your current home may help, but why spend time and money doing that when you can move to a brand new home that’s designed to be more economical in its use of energy?”

New Redrow homes include highly efficient heating systems with thermostatic heating control. State of the art double glazed doors and windows, plus ultra-effective wall and roof insulation mean they consistently outperform the recommended minimum air-tightness standard and they lose less heat and have fewer draughts; while ground insulation helps keep floors warm.

The homes also boast energy-efficient light fittings and water-efficient kitchen and bathroom fittings for further savings.

 “The cost of making an older property as energy efficient as one our new homes soon mounts up. To install a new heating system, loft insulation and new windows in a typical three-bedroom home could set you back almost £10,000,” Anita explained.

Four-bedroom homes in a choice of styles are currently available at Dibbin Brook, with prices from £259,995.

They all boast kitchens that are both practical and stylish with integrated top brand name appliances including microwave, oven and fridge freezer, plus floor to ceiling cabinets and extra wide drawers that offer plenty of storage.

Family bathrooms and en-suites enjoy quality fixtures and fittings, with a tile range exclusive to Redrow.

To discover how Redrow could help you move to an energy efficient new home, visit Dibbin Brook, just off the A41 in Bromborough, where the show homes are open daily from 10am to 5.30pm.

For more information call 0151 345 0996 or see Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey, collected the Gold award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2011 What House? awards and its ‘Our Pride ~ Your Joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2011Housebuilder Awards for innovation and excellence.  Web: