“Downsizing from a large family home to one of our energy-efficient one or two-bedroom retirement apartments can lead to substantial savings – for example, lower energy bills and cheaper maintenance and running costs.
“Our research shows that the typical net saving of running a McCarthy Stone retirement apartment when compared to a three-bedroom house is an impressive £1,200 per year. This is because you can benefit from cheaper heating, water, and other utility bills, including council tax.
“Plus, our buying power means that we can negotiate harder for services than individuals can. Therefore, among other things, we can offer fantastic deals on everything from your home insurance to Sky TV.
“Our research also shows that the average energy bill saving from moving to a new build McCarthy Stone home is a staggering £435 a year. This is because all of our new retirement apartments are well-insulated, warm, and energy-efficient.
“They’re built with eco-friendly modern methods of construction. This means that not only are they a joy to live in, but every aspect of the design has efficiency and sustainability in mind.
“Heavily-insulated walls mean the surprisingly spacious rooms remain cosy in winter. Contemporary double-glazed windows and glass doors maximise natural light while keeping out the cold. Highly-efficient electrical appliances like light-fittings, ovens, hobs, and fridge-freezers are fitted as standard. And, finally, many apartments have under-floor heating to help cut down on energy usage.”