5. Modern building methods
New build homes now have to meet much stricter energy-efficient standards, which include the types of materials used to construct the properties.
That means homes are now being built with energy-efficient measures fully in place from when the foundations are laid., This avoids the need for an expensive retrofit that would have to take place on an older home for it to be brought up to the same sustainable standard.
6. Air pressure tested
Air pressure tests aren’t just for your car tyres! All new build houses are air-pressure tested, which keeps air leakage from the property as minimal as possible.
Having an airtight property not only increases your comfort but also reduces heating costs and lowers carbon emissions.
Air pressure testing is a requirement for all newly built homes. Research shows that poor airtightness can lead to losing a whopping 40%of heat in a property, leading to much more expensive bills!
7. Less water wastage
In short, older house use more water than new build homes.
Older houses can use up to 150 litres per person, which is well over the current legislation maximum of 120 litres per person.
At Avant Homes, our specification delivers efficiencies that are below 110 litres per person, meaning much less water is wasted with our new build housing, again saving you money on ever-rising bills!
8. Solar panels
Currently, all homes built on Avant Homes’ Scotland developments are required to have solar panels installed as part of the Government’s legislation.
But this will change very soon, again thanks to the Future Home Standards act coming in 2025 which will see solar panels come as standard on all UK new build homes. Having sustainable energy methods installed as standard will of course reduce any property carbon footprint and not to mention save you money on bills!