20th July 2020 in Developments
Conroy Brook announce new Warmsworth development
Yorkshire property developer Conroy Brook has secured the land for a new family housing development at the former Warmsworth Reservoir site in Doncaster.
What makes a new build home more energy efficient? In this article Conroy Brook Quantity Surveyor and qualified Code for Sustainable Homes assessor, Andrew Battye, explains all.
“Rising gas and electricity prices, and concerns about the environment, have prompted house buyers to take more interest in the energy efficiency of their prospective new homes in recent years.
The likely size of heating bills and cost of work to bring an older property’s energy efficiency up to modern standards are both now important factors in the buying decision.
Research conducted by Zero Carbon Hub for the NHBC Foundation found that the annual household energy spend for a four-bedroom detached house built to 2013 standards would be £1,050, compared with £2,460 for an upgraded Victorian property of a similar size.
Which is why new build homes are becoming more appealing, especially if, like Conroy Brook, the housebuilder is incorporating environmental features and energy-efficient technologies to ensure they conform to at least Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH)
The Code for Sustainable Homes is an environmental assessment method for rating and certifying the performance of new homes based on BRE Global's EcoHomes scheme. It is a Government owned national standard intended to encourage continuous improvement in sustainable home building.
The CSH covers nine categories of sustainable design:
Although not mandatory, many local authorities now require a CSH assessment as part of the planning application process. We assess our new homes as standard to ensure they are as environmentally friendly as possible.
Our latest two developments in South Yorkshire - Forge View in Sheffield, and Mayfield Court in Dodworth - are perfect examples of how we are continually striving to build more efficient homes.
Here are just a few examples of how we are achieving our eco targets.
Energy & C02 Emissions:
The net result of all these measures is that the houses at both Forge View and Mayfield Court have a SAP Energy Rating of B, while older properties of a similar size would more typically have D or E ratings.”
To see the latest new, energy-efficient homes from Conroy Brook click here.