At Shingler Group, we’re committed to improving the energy efficiency of our homes, so they are better for the planet, and your bank balance. The latest Home Builder’s Federation report has found that new homeowners can save an average of £135 on monthly running costs under Ofgem’s new price cap, that’s £1,620 per year!
Compared to older properties, a new home saves you 64% more on energy costs
Making monthly bills £183 cheaper, which is a yearly saving of £2,200.
New build properties significantly reduce households’ energy usage, with the average new home using approximately 105 kWh per m2 per year compared with older properties which require an average of 252kWh per m2.
Overall, new builds homeowners are saving over £400 million a year in energy bills, as well as reducing carbon emissions by over 500,000 tonnes!
Discover the ways we make our Homes better for the planet…
Air Source Heat Pumps
Shingler Homes use Air Source Heat pumps, which work by extracting heat from the outside air and moving it around your home.
Air Source Heat Pumps are also more environmentally responsible. Installing a heat pump could cut your carbon emissions by more than 23 tonnes of CO2 over 10 years.
That’s the same as 30 return plane flights between Heathrow and Madrid!**
Combining your Air Source Heat pump with solar panels further increases your new homes energy efficiency, contributing to lower energy bills.
We will be implementing solar panels on all of our home’s developments going forward.
Access holes will be placed in the plinth of our fences for hedgehogs to roam freely through our developments. This will be implemented from our Boreatton Fields (Phase 3) development and going forward.
Electric Car Chargers
Shingler Homes are installing Electric Car Chargers on their Fernhill Grange development and going forward. Every home comes fitted with a 7.4Kw Electric car charger as standard, giving you the convenience of powering your car from home.
We use high quality insulation in all of our properties. This ensures that all external elements of you new home (i.e. walls, roof and floor) lose very little heat in the winter and prevents overheating in the summer. Our insulation specification exceeds standard building regulations.
Double Glazed Windows
Our high-quality double-glazed windows have a 1.2 u-value (ability to retain heat) performance to improve your homes thermal efficiency. Additionally, our windows g-value (solar heat allowance) is over 40% higher than the standard regulations. The gaps between the two panes of glass aids in more effective insulation by locking in cool air during Summer and reducing heat loss over Winter.
Thermostatic Zone Control and underfloor heating
All of our Shingler Homes heated by Air Source Heat Pumps come with underfloor heating to the ground floor. Each zone is controlled by a programmable thermostat, allowing you to take control of heating your home and monitor your energy usage to reduce bills.
All our Shingler Homes are tested for airtightness. The air pressure test measures how well your home manages air flow, meaning better heat insulation whilst also reducing the amount of CO2 emissions your home produces.
We also use trickle vents which allows adequate ventilation throughout the property. This is turn will prevent excess air pollution and hinder any damp and mold from forming.