**NEW Ultra Energy Efficient New Homes in York ://www.wilton-homes.co.uk

**NEW Ultra Energy Efficient New Homes in York ://www.wilton-homes.co.uk from Wilton Homes York Ltd

By: Wilton Homes York Ltd  24/11/2009
Keywords: homes, houses in york, apartments in york

   STONE COURT IN COUNTRY’S TOP ONE PER CENT MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT   A development of new Georgian style townhouses and apartments in York by Wilton Homes has broken new ground on energy efficiency by achieving a rating that only one per cent of homes in England and Wales meet.   Stone Court, located on Dalton Terrace off Holgate Road in the city, comprises three townhouses offering four or five bedrooms and three luxury apartments which have all scored higher than average ‘B’ ratings in independent testing for their Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs).  Independent assessments show the five bedroom, five storey townhouse at the development will cost around only £750 per annum for all heating, lighting and hot water.   That means homebuyers have the chance to own a new property in one of York’s most sought-after locations which is as energy efficient as it can be, without resorting to additional renewable energy sources such as ground source heat pumps.    Every home on the market in England and Wales is independently tested and rated between A and G for energy efficiency and this is published in the property’s EPC.  A survey by Halifax Estate Agents earlier this year found that most homes on the market in England and Wales fall into the ‘average’ D rating and only one per cent meet the A or B rating.   Wilton Homes has achieved this elite standard at Stone Court by designing and building the properties to a very high specification which goes way beyond the requirements of today’s already tough Building Regulations.     /More…   STONE COURT IN COUNTRY’S TOP ONE PER CENT MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT             -2-   All the walls and roofs feature insulation which is significantly better than that typically found in newly built homes, triple glazed windows which also offer acoustic benefits, state-of-the-art programmable heating systems with underfloor heating in the main rooms and A rated appliances.  Additional features include a central ventilation/extraction system to maintain air quality at a high standard with no need for traditional noisy extractor fans, energy efficient lighting and low water usage WCs.   Wilton Homes co-director Alan Partington says, “The quality of the build was key in achieving high energy efficiency standards and this was evident in the development’s air tightness testing.  All new homes must be tested for their air tightness to ensure that air leakage or ‘uncontrolled ventilation’ is kept to a minimum – this helps home owners keep energy bills down by reducing heat loss through gaps in the walls, floor and roof as well as around doors and windows.”   Malton based Ryedale Air Tightness Testing carried out the assessments at Stone Court and were impressed with the results after finding the properties performed three times better than the standard required by the Building Regulations.   Co-director Gary Partington adds, “Energy efficiency has not traditionally been top of the list of priorities when buying a new home but that’s changing.  The great uncertainty in today’s energy prices and our urgent need to cut CO2 emissions means it is vital that we build new homes to the most energy efficient standard that is practicable.   “At Stone Court we’ve demonstrated that excellent energy efficiency standards are achievable, even when we have to comply with the strict requirements of building in a conservation area which requires a sympathetic design and the use of traditional materials such as brick and slate tiles.”   Stone Court provides a choice of three townhouses which start at £550,000 offering spacious accommodation over four or five stories, rear courtyards and gardens and plenty of secure parking.  A choice of one and two bedroom luxury apartments complete this exclusive development with prices between £135,000 and £315,000.   /More…. STONE COURT IN COUNTRY’S TOP ONE PER CENT MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT             -3-   Homebuyers can sample the quality of new homes at Stone Court by visiting the development’s showhome which is open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm and Saturdays 10.00am to 2.00pm.  To find out more, call Wilton Homes on 07900 816545 or visit ://www.wilton-homes.co.uk.

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