New homes being built in England and Wales are considerably more energy efficient than their predecessors, saving owners hundreds of pounds a year in energy bills, a new report ‘You’ve got the power’ released in October 2017 shows.
According to Energy Performance Certificate data, more than 8 out of 10 new builds have the top A or B rating for energy efficiency compared to just 2.2% of existing properties. Government data shows that as a result, new homes are using on average 103kWh/m2 worth of energy compared to an average of 294kWh/M2 for existing homes.
This means that new build home owners will spend on average £443.30 a year (£276 heating / £108 hot water / £60 lighting), well under half of the £1,072 the owner of an older home can expect to spend – saving, on average, £52 a month, or £629 a year.
The report also explains how owners of new build properties could choose to spend the money they are saving to:
· Buy a season ticket at their favourite Premier League football club;
· Pay their monthly broadband and mobile phone bills
· Take a return trip to New Zealand
· Buy a latte coffee from Starbucks every working day of the year
· Cover almost a month’s mortgage costs
With fuel costs having already increased by around 36% in the past decade, and likely to increase even further, new homeowner savings are likely to grow. And with housing accounting for nearly 30% of the UKs energy use, new build homes are also delivering significant benefits for the environment.
In accordance with modern regulation, house builders are driving energy savings through a combination of innovative design and more efficient materials; for example, by installing boilers that only give you hot water when you need it, fitting modern double glazing filled with argon gas, using quality insulation in the roof and walls, and by creating sophisticated water drainage systems.
Stewart Baseley, HBF’s executive chairman, said: “Today’s new homes are significantly more energy efficient than their predecessors, delivering huge benefits both for their owners and the environment. Owners are saving hundreds of pounds a year in energy bills due to the modern design of their homes and the materials used to construct them. With energy bills expected to increase further, households will continue to reap the financial rewards in the future allowing families to spend more of their money on the things they want instead of simply keeping warm. With house builders’ ongoing investment in innovation, it is clear that the industry is committed to driving yet more savings for homeowners.
In addition to these savings New research also carried out by the Home Builders Federation has found that the cost of upgrading an older property to the same standard as a new build home could be as much as £50,000.
With Jones Homes distinctly high specification standards and top levels of energy efficiency built into each home, these savings could potentially be even higher. We have also introduced rooftop solar panels at selected locations.
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New research carried out by the Home Builders Federation has found that the cost of upgrading an older property to the same standard as a new build home could be as much as £50,000. The publication of the data comes at the launch of this year’s New Homes Week which aims to highlight the many benefits for consumers of buying a new build home.
From the benefits of living in an energy efficient home that could save you hundreds of pounds on your utility bills each year, to the brand-new fixtures and fittings that come as standard, buying a new build home offers many advantages when compared to buying an older property.
The research looked at the work that might have to be carried out when people move into an older home, and what would have to be done to a home to bring it up to the standards of a new property which also comes with a warranty protecting the buyer from liability on structural problems within the first 10 years. Whether it’s the price of buying and fitting a new kitchen (£7,900) or having a house rewired (£8,850), the costs for people moving into an older home can quickly mount up.
For a homeowner who wants to get the same standard of finish and functionality they could expect from a new build home, the cost could be up to £51,643. This includes paying out for:
- Kitchen - £7,900
- Bathroom - £3,800
- Central heating - £6,185
- Wiring - £8,850
- Plastering - £5,240
- Decorating - £2,500
- Flooring - £2,628
- Insulation - £775
- Windows and doors - £4,900
- Roofing - £4,000
- Guttering - £690
And the savings continue: while just 26% of second- hand homes achieve an energy efficiency rating of A to C, 94% of homes built in 2016 could boast such standards.
Commenting on the figures, Stewart Baseley, executive chairman of the Home Builders Federation, said
“Buyers of new build homes enjoy a huge number of benefits over those purchasing a second-hand home.
“During the buying process customers will receive a high level of service and support from trained sales staff. Upon moving into a property that is designed for modern living, there are all the advantages of living in a home with brand new fixtures and fittings and the latest energy efficiency technologies.
“This report helps to highlight the hidden savings that buyers of new build homes make. While most people have a budget put aside to get the little jobs done, costs soon add up when you need to replace a bathroom or a kitchen.
“£50,000 is a lot of money by anyone’s standards, and this new research emphasises just how much new build home buyers really get for their money.”
With Jones Homes distinctly high specification standards and top levels of energy efficiency built into each home, the cost of not buying new could potentially be even higher. We have even introduced rooftop solar panels at selected locations.
The Home Builders Federation has also found that New homes being built in England and Wales are considerably more energy efficient than their predecessors, saving owners hundreds of pounds a year in energy bills, A new home owner will spend on average £443.30 a year (£276 heating / £108 hot water / £60 lighting), well under half of the £1,072 the owner of an older home can expect to spend – saving, on average, £52 a month, or £629 a year. Just another reason to chose a new Jones Home for your next move.
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Award winning residential developer Jones Homes is giving purchasers the chance to own a piece of history at its prestigious Kingsfield Park development on Springwood Way in Tytherington.
In addition to releasing a new phase of townhouses at the popular development, the housebuilder has also transformed the Grade II listed Cold Arbor Farm buildings into a desirable collection of three unique and distinctive new homes.
Works on these stunning properties is complete and the homes are now released for sale.
Combining old world charm with modern day luxury, the existing Grade II listed farmhouse and barn at Cold Arbor has been restored and refurbished to create two exceptional four-bedroom family homes. One further four-bedroom new build home has also been developed to complement the conversions and complete the trio.
Known as the Farmhouse, the Barn and the Stables, each property boasts its own individual characteristics and period features. Luxuriously appointed, they benefit from a superior specification that includes a contemporary kitchen with integrated appliances, modern bathrooms with low profile shower trays, Aqualisa showers and Porcelanosa tiles, plus LED downlights and polished brass door handles throughout.
The largest of the three properties is The Barn; a home with unique character and extraordinary features at every turn, it boasts a double height living room with exposed timber frames and skylights that flood the property with daylight. Perfect for family gatherings and entertaining, it has a generous open plan kitchen dining area, cosy snug, separate pantry and utility room plus three double bedrooms and an optional fourth bedroom or study downstairs.
The Farmhouse is equally as attractive. Warm and welcoming, it is a truly impressive home that fulfils the many differing needs of modern family life. The centrepiece to the property is a fabulous living and dining area that features original exposed beams and magnificent windows that look out onto landscaped gardens. Particularly charming, with an abundance of natural light, it has four en-suite bedrooms, two with dressing areas, and offers flexible space for work, rest and play.
The Stables is a new build property that that takes inspiration from both old and new; traditional architecture blends seamlessly with modern day comfort and style to create a stunning home that is sure to be in demand from growing families. A well-planned layout to the downstairs ensures the property is light and airy, and stylish bi-fold doors lead out from the lounge area onto the patio and generous landscaped garden. It also has a practical study, two en-suites and a modern family bathroom.
In addition to the fabulous development at Cold Arbor Farm, Jones Homes has also released a further phase of townhouses at Kingsfield Park. Known as Hetherington Square, the four-bedroom properties are also highly specified and feature spacious open plan kitchen dining areas with integrated appliances and en-suites to master bedroom.
Sales and marketing director at Jones Homes, Gemma Pownall, commented: “We are delighted with the refurbishment at Cold Arbor Farm and are excited to be releasing these properties for sale. Renowned for our expertise in sensitive conversions, we have lovingly restored these listed buildings to create three impressive new homes of unparalleled quality that are surrounded by beautiful landscaping and green space. We’ve already had a great deal of interest in the project from potential purchasers and urge anyone interested to get in touch to register their interest”
Jones Homes is pleased to announce the launch of Rivington Grange, a new prestigious residential development located on Victoria Road in Horwich.
The development will provide 129 beautifully designed properties, including two and three-bedroom mews, and four-bedroom townhouses and detached homes.
As with all Jones homes, the properties at Rivington Grange will be built to traditionally high standards and have been carefully designed with modern living in mind. They are distinctive and luxurious homes featuring well thought out floor layouts and an impressive specification.
Highly regarded and with an enviable reputation for delivering expertly designed, high quality homes in Bolton, Jones Homes is delighted to be back building in Horwich. The housebuilder has enjoyed much success in the region over the years, most recently at Smithills Coaching House, off Smithills Dean Road, and Clevelands, off Chorley New Road.
To showcase the superb selection, style and superior specification of a Jones home, three stunning showhomes will open at Rivington Grange this winter. The Thornton and Birch are both three-bedroom mews homes, while the Hollin is a four-bedroom detached family home.
Gemma Pownall, Sales and Marketing Director at Jones Homes, comments: “We are thrilled to officially launch Rivington Grange. The plans for the development are exceptional and we are very looking forward to seeing the site take shape.
“Bolton is, and has been for many, many years, a very significant area for Jones Homes. With a long and successful history of building in the region, we are confident Rivington Grange will exceed expectations and with its sought after location, be in high demand.”
Rivington Grange is ideally located close to excellent primary and secondary schools and benefits from good transport links, including the M61, as well as excellent shops, restaurants and leisure facilities. Horwich Golf Club is on the doorstep, Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park is just a short drive away, and the development is situated on the edge of the West Pennine Moors.
Prices at Rivington Grange are starting from £195,950. For further information, please call Jones Homes on 01204 431791.
Due to the unprecedented success of Keats House, Jones Homes has just released for sale a further block of 10 apartments at Clevelands, located just off Chorley New Road in Bolton.
Currently under construction, the new, three storey block of apartments at Clevelands will be known as Kingsley House.
The 10 apartments are all two bedroom, two bathroom properties, featuring a fully integrated kitchen and a spacious lounge with dining area. Designed with modern lifestyles in mind and boasting a superior specification, the apartments are distinctively ‘Jones’.
Surrounded by mature landscaped gardens, and situated in one of Bolton’s most desirable residential areas, the new apartments at Clevelands are in high demand.
Sales and Marketing Director at Jones Homes, Gemma Pownall, says: “Following the success of Keats House and with those apartments selling very quickly, with interest increasing, we decided it was the right time to release for sale the apartments at Kingsley House.
“With a carefully considered floor layout that really maximises the space available, contemporary fitted kitchens and modern en suite facilities to the master bedroom, the apartments will appeal to couples and young professionals as well as those looking to downsize. We anticipate the same high levels of interest for Kingsley House and envisage a surge of reservations in the coming weeks.”
The apartments at Kingsley House start from £234,950 or £187,960 with Help to Buy. The properties will be ready for occupancy in Summer 2018.
There are, however, three apartments still available at Keats House which are ready to move into, including two on the ground floor and one on the first floor.
There is also a stunning show apartment available to view five days a week at Keats House, which perfectly showcases the exceptional design and excellent specification, space and style of the apartments at Clevelands.
Gemma concludes: “Clevelands is a well-established and much sought-after development. This, combined with Jones Homes’ enviable reputation in the region for building high quality homes, has attributed to the enormous success of this development. For those considering an apartment at Clevelands, a visit to view the show apartment is a must.”
Clevelands is an exclusive development of stunning townhouses and luxury apartments built to traditionally high standards. Nestled in a leafy conservation area, it is just two miles away from the thriving town of Bolton with its excellent shopping, leisure and educational facilities, and offers easy access to the M61 motorway.
Jones Homes has appointed David Ruffley as the new Regional Director for its Yorkshire office.
With extensive experience in the industry, David is well qualified for his new role. Over the last 30 years, he has held a number of senior positions in land, planning, operations and management.
As Regional Director, David will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Jones Homes office in Yorkshire and the strategic development of the regional business to ensure that it meets its growth and expansion objectives. Working with the team of directors at the regional office in Cleckheaton, he will oversee all aspects of the business from land acquisition and planning to the build programme, sales and customer care.
Looking forward, David commented: “I am delighted to join Jones Homes in Yorkshire. The company has an exceptional reputation for product quality and customer care, which will remain paramount, and I want to ensure that we continue to be recognised as a high quality housebuilder while driving forward our aims for expansion and growth.”
Managing Director at Jones Homes, Gary Hardy added: "I would like to welcome David to the team. With his background in land and planning and previous management expertise, he has the right blend of knowledge and experience to lead the business in the Yorkshire region.”
David holds a degree in Strategic Environmental Planning Studies and a diploma in Environmental Planning, both from Liverpool John Moores University. He is also a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, motorcycling, cycling, walking and coastal activities.
Jones Homes is delighted to announce the launch of The Orchards, its latest residential development in Netherthong.
Due to unprecedented demand, the award-winning housebuilder hosted a hotel launch earlier than planned, and has now released for sale the first few properties at this popular development.
With the sales advisor currently based at Jones Homes’ Southfield Grange development in New Mill, potential purchasers can learn more about the desirable four and five bedroom detached homes available at pre-showhome prices.
Later this month, Jones Homes will open the sales and information centre at The Orchards.
Jayne Swift, Sales and Marketing Director at Jones Homes, comments: “We have experienced high levels of early interest at The Orchards and as such, hosted a hotel launch to cater for this demand. We were delighted to be able to answer potential buyers’ questions about our planned new homes.
“The properties planned will be beautiful family homes that are expertly designed, distinctive in style and feature a superior specification. We are confident that our high quality, stylish homes at this exclusive development will attract local buyers from across the Holme Valley, as well as from further afield.”
Work has now started at the Orchards, with the first five homes at the development now in build, with a completion date of Spring 2018.
Ideally located in the charming village of Netherthong, The Orchards benefits from excellent local amenities and schools and is also just a short drive from Holmfirth. Surrounded by idyllic countryside, the development is perfect for young families looking for traditional four-bedroom homes with an exceptional specification that comes as standard.
Prices at The Orchards start from £353,995 or £283,196 with Help to Buy. For further information, please call Jones Homes on 07753 891577 or email email@example.com.
Jones Homes is delighted to contribute £500 to help re-develop a property that Heaton Avenue Primary School own on South Parade, Cleckheaton.
Having recently completed their own development at Park View Green in Cleckheaton, Jones Homes were happy to be approached for assistance by the school. The project includes general building works, repairs and decoration throughout, as well as the installation of a new kitchen, toilets and sinks.
When complete, the property will provide space for the school to offer extended free childcare for parents. It will also be used by the community as a meeting place or a location for clubs to meet regularly.
Having made a financial contribution towards the cost of the project, Jones Homes, together with Heaton Avenue Primary School, is hoping that other local businesses will do the same, helping the school raise the necessary funds.
Work has now commenced. The school is working with a team of builders as well as apprentices from Kirklees College.
Michelle Lee, Headteacher at Heaton Avenue Primary School, comments: “We are all very excited about this project. It is great news that work is now underway and are grateful to Jones Homes for their generous support. We do still need help from local companies, such as monetary donations or services offered free of charge, and hope that the Cleckheaton community will get behind us.
“We are very much looking forward seeing the building take shape over the coming weeks. It will be incredible to utilise the property on South Parade to its full potential and for the benefit of the local community in the near future.”
Jayne Swift, Sales and Marketing Director at Jones Homes, adds: “We are committed to supporting the local community and were delighted to contribute financially towards such a special project in Cleckheaton, one that will serve the whole of the local community. We wish the school well and look forward to visiting the fully renovated and refurbished property once all the work has been completed.”
Jones Homes currently has six developments across Yorkshire, including Meadow View, Golcar, Southfield Grange, New Mill, The Orchards, Netherthong, Parkstone Place, South Anston, Woodland Grange, Harworth and Gateford Park, Gateford.
Jones Homes and Holmfirth Town Football Club have teamed up together, with the housebuilder announcing its support of the Club and the provision of brand new kits and warm up tops for both the First Team and the Reserve Team.
It is the first time that Jones Homes has supported Holmfirth Town. The company has signed a two year contract with the Club, demonstrating Jones Homes’ commitment to giving something back to the local community.
Well known for building in Kirklees over the last 15 years, and with developments currently under construction in the area, including Southfield Grange in New Mill, Meadow View in Golcar and plans for new residential developments in Hade Edge and Netherthong amongst others, Jones Homes welcomed the opportunity to be part of Holmfirth Town for the 2016/2017 season.
Commenting on the partnership, Noel Adams, Regional Director at Jones Homes, says: “We are delighted to have teamed up with Holmfirth Town and wish the players and coaches a very successful season. It is a privilege to support a Club that is an integral part of the town and wider Holmfirth community.”
Renowned for its exceptional build quality and attention to detail, with all properties expertly designed with modern lifestyles in mind and featuring a superior specification, Jones Homes is highly regarded in the region.
Noel continues: “We very much value the importance of community spirit. With construction well under way at Southfield Grange in New Mill, and new developments planned for Hade Edge and Netherthong, we hope to play a large part in the future of Holmfirth, providing stylish and distinctive, quality new build homes.”
Andrew Watson, Chairman at Holmfirth Town, comments: “We are thrilled to have teamed up with Jones Homes and welcome their support.
The Club is a huge part of the Holmfirth community and like all other local clubs we simply would not exist without such generosity. We are thrilled to have Jones Homes on board and look forward to working with them for years to come.”
Combining a fantastic location with fabulous yet affordable family homes, Southfield Grange on Weavers Mill Way in New Mill is a popular development with families. There is currently a selection of spacious four bedroom detached homes available, with prices starting from £320,995, or £256,796 with Help to Buy.
For further information, please contact Jones Homes on 01484 688133 (open Monday to Friday from 10am until 5pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 11am until 5pm)
From Saturday, 23rd September, home buyers will be able to reserve a new home at Jones Homes’ beautifully-located Appledown Grange in Marden. For several months, Jones Homes’ sales team has been registering enquiries for this new development which offers ‘something for everyone.’
Appledown Grange is an exclusive collection of 44 traditionally-built new homes including three, four and five-bedroom detached, semi-detached and terraced properties set in the heart of this pretty Kentish village. The show home at Appledown Grange will be the four-bedroom Holcombe; an attractive double-fronted home with a kitchen/dining room, separate utility room, a living room and study. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation and on the first floor are four good-sized bedrooms, an en-suite to the master bedroom and a family bathroom with separate bath and shower. There’s also a single garage and off-street parking.
Tucked away off the A229, approximately 8 miles south of Maidstone and 14 miles from Tonbridge has a rural atmosphere and a strong sense of community. There is a good range of local shops including a post office, grocery, butchers, bakery, farm shop and a chemist along with hairdressing and beauty salons. The village is also home to a medical centre and a dental surgery as well as a pre-school, day nursery and a primary school.
For further information on Appledown Grange or to book an appointment to speak to a member of the Jones Homes’ sales team
Jones Homes’ Newington Grange offers a combination of stylish, traditional-style homes in a great location – so it’s no wonder that the sales team is now offering the final new homes for sale on this attractive, gated development. What’s more, now is a great time to buy – if you reserve plot 5 by the end of September will benefit from a free flooring package and £1,000 towards the cost of legal fees.
Newington is a large village, situated to the west of Sittingbourne, which offers a good selection of shops, restaurants and local amenities including a post office. Trains run regularly from Newington station and provide a swift, frequent service to London with a journey time of just over an hour.
The final homes on offer include the four-bedroom Hartlip priced at £475,000 and the five-bedroom Upchurch at £529,995.
The Hartlip is a delightful four-bedroom end-of-terrace home with a popular layout including a large kitchen which opens onto an equally spacious dining room, both with bi-fold doors opening onto the garden. There is a generously-proportioned living room, a study and a cloakroom whilst upstairs; there are four good sized bedrooms with an en-suite to the master bedroom and a family bathroom. The home provides parking within a shared car barn and there’s an additional parking space.
The Upchurch is an impressive five-bedroom semi-detached house with a large open-plan kitchen/family/dining room with bi-fold doors onto the rear garden. There is also a comfortable living room, a utility room and a cloakroom on the ground floor. On the first floor are four bedrooms, two of which have their own en-suites and there’s also a family bathroom. The fifth bedroom extends across the uppermost floor and has its own en-suite shower room and fitted wardrobes. The attached car port provides useful storage space and there is ample on-plot parking.
Help to buy is available at Newington Grange which means home buyers can secure one of these new homes with a 5% deposit and a 75% mortgage. The remaining 20% of the cost is covered by a Government-backed equity loan which is interest free for five years. The equity loan is repayable after five years or if you sell your home before this time. This means that the Hartlip and the Otterham could be secured for £380,000 initially and the Upchurch for £423,996.
To make sure you don’t miss out on one of these new homes, please contact the Jones Homes’sales team.