Are new builds energy efficient?

With the cost of living seeing a significant increase over recent months, homeowners and hopeful buyers are searching for effective ways to save money at home.

Research shows that new build homes tend to be more energy efficient than other properties, with figures from the Office of National Statistics finding that more than 80% of new build homes have an impressive EPC of A or B, compared to just 3% of second-hand homes matching these ratings.

When combined with innovative sustainable solutions such as communal heating systems and electric car charging points, new homes provide a great opportunity to tackle rising costs.

Find out how you can start saving in a new home from Catalyst.