On the 27 February 2008 the Government confirmed a mandatory rating against the Code will be implemented for new homes from 1 May 2008.
The Code measures the sustainability of a new home against categories of sustainable design, rating the ‘whole home’ as a complete package. The Code uses a 1 to 6 star rating system to communicate the overall sustainability performance of a new home. The Code sets minimum standards for energy and water use at each level and, within England, replaces the EcoHomes scheme, developed by the Building Research Establishment (BRE).
Coding An assessment of the rating of the new home designs is normally undertaken at design stage and integrated into the design. This allows a preliminary rating to be awarded to the designs. Further phased assessments are then carried out, in order to allow a final rating to be awarded. These assessments must be carried out by suitably qualified technicians.
We can help you achieve success for your apsirations to build homes rated for the Code for Sustainable Homes
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