Gas boiler ban map: Why your new build is at risk – the most affected UK locations
Despite the economic pressures of the pandemic, research has shown that by 2021, most new builds across the UK will have been operational in the last 20 years – and with new build homes on the forefront of the government’s ban on gas boilers, it’s important to keep up to date with how it affects you. Express.de spoke to the experts to uncover the hardest hit locations across the UK so you don’t have to.
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), gas boilers will no longer be sold from 2025 if the net zero emissions target is to be achieved.
With only four years to go, there is immense pressure on the government to implement the ban quickly.
However, recent news has shown that the cost of installing renewable alternatives may delay the target date.
Still, new builds are growing in popularity across the UK, making the gas boiler ban more relevant than ever for those considering buying a new property.
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Sussex ranks in the middle of the 66 surveyed locations HeatingForce.co.uk, with only 50 new builds in East Sussex and 57 in West Sussex.
Hampshire came up with only six new builds and Cornwall only had four newly developed properties on the housing market.
While there are many benefits to living in newly built homes, banning gas boilers means that these “new buildings” will be among the first to move towards greener energy as part of the government’s net zero emissions commitment – but this can also be seen as beneficial.
Heizungskraft.de told Express.co.uk: “All new build properties are compliant with the latest government regulations and are built using the latest technology and materials, making them more energy efficient than older buildings.
“A study conducted by the Home Builders Federation found that energy-efficient buyers save an average of £ 629 a year on bills, making new homes better for the environment and your wallet.”
New build apartments are:
- Less maintenance – often covered by the state guarantee against structural defects
- Chain Free – Newly built homes have no buyer and seller connection, eliminating some of the most frustrating elements of home buying and allowing a faster, more transparent process
- Energy efficient – more suitable for renewable sources as they use energy more efficiently because of things like insulation and double glazing