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New Home Energy Efficiency

New Home Energy Efficiency

Newer homes are more energy efficient when compared to older properties for many reasons. Modern building techniques, the materials used in construction, and the appliances used all mean that you can save money and reduce that very important environmental impact.

When looking for the perfect place to call home, there’s many factors to consider. Once you’ve decided on your budget, the size needed and your ideal location, there’s also the question of whether you want to purchase a new build home or an older house.

Rising energy prices have been a concern for many people over the last year, and studies have found that 47% of people find it "very difficult" or "somewhat difficult" to afford their energy bills. 

The positive news is that by purchasing or moving to an energy efficient new home, you can still reap the benefits of a cosy and warm home without having to loosen the purse strings. In fact, the Home Builders Federation energy performance figures state that new build houses are 66% more energy efficient, saving homeowners up to £2,195* a year in energy bills. 

Why are new build homes more energy efficient?

Newer homes are more energy efficient when compared to older properties for many reasons. Modern building techniques, the materials used in construction, and the appliances used all mean that you can save money and reduce that very important environmental impact.

Higher EPC ratings

All properties in the UK must carry an Energy Performance Certificate, which contains information about the property’s energy use. It covers lighting, heating and hot water, and each home receives an energy rating from A, most efficient, to G, least efficient. In their research, the Home Builders Federation discovered that new homes carry much higher EPC ratings than existing properties, with 85% of new homes having an energy rating of A-B.

At Peveril Homes, our commitment to cost and energy efficient homes and reducing our own carbon footprint means we utilise modern construction methods. This means that all our new build homes are rated as B for energy efficiency. Our properties are built with our customers and the environment in mind – they retain heat, thanks to our innovative construction methods and materials:

Effective insulation

Our new build homes are built with effective insulation installed in the lofts, walls, and floor. We offer 150mm wall insulation and up to 450mm of roof insulation.

Double glazing on all properties

By trapping air between two panes of glass, double glazing can reduce heat loss from windows, helping to regulate the temperature of your new build home and keep you cosy in the winter and cool in the summer.

We also install state of the art A-rated appliances

Our meticulously constructed energy efficient homes benefit from state-of-the-art A-rated appliances, including Zanussi fridge freezers, AEG cooking appliances, and highly efficient boilers and gas central heating.

Our modern boilers are more energy efficient and reduce the risks of any breakdowns, meaning you can rest assured that you’re not spending unnecessary amounts just to stay warm.

Why buy a new build home? 

 As well as increasing energy efficiency, new build homes are chain free with different ways to purchase and reduce the need for DIY.

It doesn’t stop there – all our homes come with a 10-year build warranty and 2 year Peveril Homes warranty, providing new owners with peace of mind which those buying an existing property do not have.

Peveril Homes

If you would like to find out more about our commitment to building high-quality, energy efficient homes, we would be delighted to welcome you to one of our developments.

To find out more, please contact us on 01773 880550 or by emailing

*Figures correct as reported by HBF, April 2024

Our developments

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An exclusive development of highly desirable, contemporary 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom new homes in Burton-on-Trent.

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Flagshaw Pastures, located in the charming village of Kirk Langley, offers an impressive selection of new homes in Ashbourne

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A charming development of 2, 3, 4 & 5-bedroom new homes in Alfreton, situated in the popular village of Swanwick.

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A superb development of 2, 3, 4 & 5-bedroom new homes in beautiful Nottinghamshire

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An exclusive collection of 71 new homes in West Bridgford, Abbey Central offers a harmonious blend of modern design and energy efficiency.

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A beautiful collection of two-bedroom bungalows exclusively for those aged 55 and over.

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A desirable, exclusive development of attractive 3, 4 and 5-bedroom homes in the idyllic village of Ravenstone.

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Olympia Reach

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Olympia Reach is an exclusive development of 13 homes offering a collection of two-bed bungalows and three, four, and five-bedroom new homes in Nottinghamshire.

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The Mews at Tolsons Mill

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The Mews at Tolson’s Mill is an exclusive collection of two- and three-bedroom newly built homes in the charming market town of Tamworth.

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Hempshill Croft

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Hemphill Croft offers an impressive selection of two, three, and four-bedroom new homes in Nuthall. These stunning properties are highly sought-after and are located in the heart of Nottinghamshire.

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Kneeton Grove

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Explore Kneeton Grove, our latest development of new homes in the sought-after village of East Bridgford. This exclusive community offers 88 plots with a range of two, three, four, and five-bedroom houses for sale and distinctive four and five-bedroom barn-style properties.

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Oak Tree Gardens

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Discover the charm of Oak Tree Gardens, boasting an exclusive collection of stunning two, three, and four-bedroom new homes in the picturesque village of Jacksdale.