Final Friday Five – Ecobuild Edition

Final Friday Five This month is all about Ecobuild – we had a great time at the start of this month, talking to lots of people on our stand and we just thought we’d share with everyone some of the information we picked… Read the rest
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Housing Standards: The cost of the Code and future targets

Futuristic cityscape What are the future housing standards targets and what has happened to the Code for Sustainable Homes? This blog post discovers what’s been going on…

DECC have released for comment new draft technical housing standards following on from their 2013 … Read the rest

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What now for the Code for Sustainable Homes?

Code for Sustainable Homes

Up until now, the Code for Sustainable Homes has been a nationally agreed yardstick for comparing the ‘sustainablility’ and energy efficiency of houses. Such a yardstick is essential, but changes are afoot…

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Not so Zero after all. A response to the 2014 Queen’s Speech.

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The Queen’s Speech (2014) yesterday set out the Government’s proposed legislative programme for the year ahead. Amongst the various bills put forward was a little more information about how they intend ‘Zero Carbon’ housebuilding to be shaped from 2016…

The

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Date: June 5, 2014
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2014 Changes to the Code for Sustainable Homes

Code for Sustainable Homes
On 30th May, the Government published an addendum to bring the Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) into line with recent regulatory and national guidance. This blog outlines the main changes.
There are transitional arrangements, but the practical upshot is that
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Date: June 4, 2014
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Are standards being scrapped?

Scrapping local authority control. The housing standards review consultation closes on the 22nd October, one of the key proposals  is the scrapping of a local authority’s ability to require more to be done as planning requirements.

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Has the Government broken the Code for Sustainable Homes?

Code for Sustainable Homes The government has published the Housing Standards Review which looks at reducing the number of local and non-Building Regulations requirements on house builders.

The Housing Standards Review consultation proposes a new ‘nationally described standard set’ to provide clear differentiation between … Read the rest

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