Code for Sustainable Homes

The good news is that the technical guide for Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) is out and available here (pdf, 213 pages). Energy is now more heavily weighted (a total of 18.8% compared to 13.75% under EcoHomes 2006), new credits include composting and lifetime homes. Gone are the transport credits for local amenities and public […]

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The general flavour of reaction seems to be to welcome the CSH, but with many calls to address existing housing stock. Friends of the Earth agree that the Code should be mandatory – I think it will be by April 2008. Places for People believe it should apply to all housing.  I would agree in principle, but […]


It’s been a long time coming (public consultation on the code was between 4 December 2005 and 6 March 2006) and it won’t be enforced until April 2007, but today the Code for Sustainable Homes (pdf, 28 pages) was published. Full technical guidance on how to comply will be issued in April. Some reaction has […]