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.
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.
Hayes Green features a good choice of properties, ranging from one-bedroom apartments priced from as little as £93,995 to spacious four-bedroom detached family homes.
It’s possible for purchasers with a property to sell to ‘trade up’ to a new Redrow home using part exchange.
Available on selected properties, part exchange means Redrow will effectively act as cash buyer for a customer’s existing home, in many cases making an offer on their house within just 48 hours. They won’t have to worry about estate agent’s fees or getting stuck in a complicated housing chain.
Located in Hayes Road, Cadishead, Hayes Green is close to local amenities in Irlam, while strong road and rail links mean there’s easy access to the Trafford Centre, Manchester city centre, Warrington and further afield. The area is also well served by local schools making it the ideal place to raise a family.
The show homes are open daily for viewing from 10am to 5.30pm. For details of the latest availability and pricing call 0161 425 4767 or log on to www.redrow.co.uk/hayes.