THERE are so many benefits to buying a brand-new property, from starting with a clean canvas on which to create the ideal home, to having little or no maintenance.

And, of course, there’s enjoying modern style and fixtures and fittings as standard.

But there is another startling advantage that makes buying new at Elan developments like Three Js at Abberley, in Worcestershire, better than ever – and that’s the potential to save on energy bills, with heating costs around just a third of what they’d be in an older equivalent.

Elan regional sales director Tracey Ball said: “The advantages of purchasing a new-build property have long been documented, from being able to choose from a selection of styles with layouts designed to fit the needs and lifestyles of today’s modern families, to creating the interiors than suit their dreams and tastes.

“But the benefits of buying new have never been clearer than now as homeowners brace themselves for soaring living costs and, in particular, rocketing fuel bills.”

Energy-efficient heating systems, high-quality insulation, high-specification doors, and double-glazed and perfectly placed windows work together to lock in heat and help keep homes warm.

Based on EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) ratings, the HBF (Home Builders Federation) found that the average new build house is 63% cheaper to heat than older equivalents. The research, carried out before the recent price increases took effect, suggested owners of new build houses would save £555 on their combined energy bills.

“There’s potential for huge savings when moving from an older property to a brand new home,” added Tracey. “Firstly, there’s the chance to lower your energy bills, while also reducing your impact on the planet. Plus, buyers won’t have to budget for expensive repairs and renovations an older property is likely to need. Add to that the luxurious living offered by Elan’s beautiful homes at Three Js in Clows Top Road, and the appeal of owning one increases enormously.”

Offering everything from two-bedroom bungalows to substantial five-bedroom family homes, the mix of properties at Three Js is surprising too, given the intimate nature of the development which, when completed, will comprise just 26 homes.

Current availability includes a choice of two, three, and four-bedroom homes, including a rare chance to own a brand-new Haywood bungalow, with prices starting from £310,000.

Homes at Three Js are located within a leafy setting, with more than 40% of the development being given to open green space including a wildflower meadow and a central community orchard.

The homes are being built only a short drive away from the Malvern Hills and the spa town of Malvern, and close to Stourport-on-Severn, Bewdley, and Kidderminster.

To find out more about new homes at Three Js and how you could save on your heating bills, or to make an appointment with the sales team, see the website