Planning for the Code
Although the Code for Sustainable Homes* requirements may not be front of mind when you’re just beginning the site design stage of a build, by considering them from the outset, you can reduce both the cost and complexity of your project.
But many architects and developers aren’t likely to involve a specialist at the very start of a build, even if a particular Code for Sustainable Homes Level has been made a planning condition – they’re far more likely to secure the services of a consultant only when a detailed Building Regulations submission is made. This is why we have developed this guide, as a straightforward design agenda which covers the key points for the earliest stage of development, and enables the prediction of the areas which might be either more or less complicated.
This booklet can also be of use to self-builders, even those who don’t intend to carry out a Code for Sustainable Homes assessment on the finished property, since it contains a useful checklist of practical considerations for sustainability and liveability. In addition, planners might also find it useful when meeting a developer with a very basic site plan, since it could be used as a design crib sheet.
To download a PDF of this comprehensive guide, for the price of £42 (incl VAT), please click below.
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*Although the Code for Sustainable Homes was withdrawn on 27th March 2015, it is still relevant to a number of legacy schemes.