Water efficient new homes cut bills

As well as helping the environment and lowering the carbon footprint, the other benefit of buying a brand new energy smart home is that it will be kinder to your pocket.

Stamford Homes is already showcasing its own range sustainable housing at the popular Freshney Green development in Grimsby.

Ever-changing lifestyle needs and environmental considerations have been taken into account in the design of the two, three and four-bedroom homes.

And one of the most recent energy saving schemes to be introduced at Freshney Green is a rainwater harvesting system.

Stamford Homes has teamed up with wastewater treatment experts WPL Limited who, working to Government building regulations, are installing the water saving systems into the latest phase of new homes.

These will supply recycled rainwater to toilets.

Stamford Homes regional sales manager Melanie Parker, said: “The rainwater harvesting system is a fabulous way of saving on water bills and of course, recycling water.

“Brand new homes are making extensive efforts to minimise the energy costs of running a home by using thermal-efficient building materials, the latest high-efficiency heating systems and a host of other cost-saving innovations.

“While this has long been the norm at our regional developments, the new homes at Freshney Green are really being seen as our flagship lifetime living homes.”

Recent research has shown that improved energy efficiency can reduce average utility bills by £500 per year and the attraction of lower bills in energy efficient new homes has never been stronger.

New homes are built to the latest environmental standards and are six times more energy efficient than second-hand homes.

Other Freshney Green home energy saving highlights include:

–       Eco-friendly water saving taps and WCs

–       Improved heat loss efficiency

–       Waste segregation bins

–       Enhanced thermal performance of building fabric

–       Timber materials sourced from sustainable areas used in the construction

–       Each home is provided with a garden shed for cycle storage