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Savvy buyers could save by going green with a new home

With the latest research proving new homes could save homeowners over a thousand pounds on their fuel bills annually, one housebuilder is giving buyers the facts at the start of Energy Saving Week (October 21 -25).

Redrow Homes is keen to make homebuyers aware of the energy saving qualities of its new homes and advise them of the potential for cost savings.

According to the NHBC Foundation and Zero Carbon Hub, new homes built to current regulations could cost up to 55% less to run than typical 'upgraded' Victorian homes.

On average, those living in a brand new, four-bedroom detached Redrow house could save £1,312 a year compared to those living in an older property. For people opting for a three-bedroom semi-detached Redrow home, savings could be around £840 a year.

Claire Jarvis, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), said: “It’s the perfect time to send out a message that new homes are more energy efficient as everyone starts to think about heating their homes over the winter months. The energy ratings of our homes really are something to shout about as they could save homebuyers hundreds if not over a thousand pounds a year on their gas and electricity bills compared to an equivalent sized second hand property.

“We’re working all the time to improve the energy efficiency of our new homes. Research has shown that younger people in particular have higher than ever ‘green’ aspirations, and with energy usage by households still one of the largest contributors to the UK’s carbon emissions, deciding to move to a new home is a positive choice people can make to lower their own contribution.”

Redrow is building locally at Harbour Village, Fleetwood; Whitehill Meadows near Lytham St Anne’s; Lytham Quays; Buckshaw Village; Sandhurst Gardens, Chorley; Foxlow Manor, Longton; The Chase, Walmer Bridge; Oakwood Park, Ormskirk; College Court, Wigan; Birch Grange, Rochdale; Hanson Gardens and Woodville Gardens in Moston, plus The Avenue at Summerhill Park and Cressington Heath in Liverpool. A range of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes could all potentially save customers money on their fuel bills, without compromising on character or build quality.

Taking its environmental responsibilities a step further, every Redrow home features energy efficient lighting and 82% of its new homes are now fitted with SMART electricity metres.

Energy Saving Week is an initiative run by the Energy Saving Trust and promotes energy saving in the home and at work with useful advice and information available on the organization’s website:

For more information on Redrow and the locations it is building in Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside visit

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 in 2011, 2012 and 2013; collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 What House? awards; and its ‘Share a little bit of joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2012 Housebuilder Awards.  Web: