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Buying a new-build can save energy and money

We want you to keep the faith in your home-buying prospects. The new-build homes we develop are built with energy-efficiency in mind, which can help reduce everyday costs. Read on to find out what we’ve discovered to give you something to look forward to.

Advantages of buying new-build

At Latimer, we know how hard it is for first-time buyers to get that leg-up into property ownership. The prospect of owning your own home can feel even more out of reach at the moment. Pretty much everywhere on the planet is facing a cost of living crisis.

We took a dive into the detail of a few of our Latimer home buyers. We found some positive examples of real-life savings to share, that may give you some cheer.

Customer A will make a yearly saving of £1,493

Current circumstances A Latimer home
Lives in a mid-terrace house Buying a detached house
Total floor area of 80sqm Total floor area of 94sqm
Current energy rating = E New energy rating = B
Estimated space heating usage = 14329kWh per year Estimated space heating usage = 3781kWh per year
Estimated water heating usage = 1305kWh per year Estimated water heating usage = 1705kWh per year
Estimated yearly cost = £1,911 Estimated yearly cost = £418

Customer B will make a yearly saving of £886

Current circumstances A Latimer home
Lives in a semi-detached bungalow Buying a semi-detached house
Total floor area of 81sqm Total floor area of 89sqm
Current energy rating = E New energy rating = B
Estimated space heating usage = 17003kWh per year Estimated space heating usage = 2981kWh per year
Estimated water heating usage = 2142kWh per year Estimated water heating usage = 1679kWh per year
Estimated yearly cost = £1,275 Estimated yearly cost = £389

Keep your home-buying dreams alive

Our homes are built with energy efficiency in mind. Comparing the energy efficiency of where you live at the moment to that of a brand new home of your own may be just the tonic you need to keep your home-buying dreams alive. If you’re not responsible for paying your bills at the moment, have a chat with your family – they’re likely to be able to add some perspective for you.

The rise of modern construction methods, combined with contemporary features in new Latimer homes, can lead to the reduction of everyday energy costs. A typical Latimer home may include energy-efficient features as standard such as A+ rated integrated appliances, on-site energy centres and even triple-glazing.

We can't forget that buying a home is a huge financial and emotional investment in the first place. But it's a decision that's for the long-term. Thinking to the future the circumstances of these two customers demonstrate some day-to-day savings to be made through buying an efficient new-build property.

Take a look at your current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

You can compare it to the Predicted Energy Assessment (PEA) for the new-build home you’re hoping to buy.

You may be pleasantly surprised.

Find your EPC Want to know more about Ascot House?

Can you see yourself at home on the rooftop of somewhere like Ascot House in Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey?

Latimer builds with

Efficiency in mind

Buying a brand-new home of your own is a huge commitment. There are immediate benefits to look forward to, but there are also long-term advantages to keep in mind. Keep yourself well informed at every stage and you’ll find the right fit for you.

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