It’s official: government to scrap Code for Sustainable Homes

Architects Journal 20 March, 2014 | By Laura Mark The government has confirmed it will scrap the Code for Sustainable Homes and incorporate rules on energy efficiency into the Building Regulations The move is part of a huge shake-up of housing regulations, including ‘optional’ Parker Morris-style space standards for new homes, which the government wants…

Minimum Space (standards)

This is a post by Alan Richards, a journalist and blogger on legal matters, financial affairs, politics and economics, who blogs at Alrich.  We are happy to add it to the blog, dealing as it does with size standards for housing, both social and private. Anyone hoping the Government’s announcement that it is bringing in…

Scrap Code for Sustainable Homes, says RIBA

bdonline 30 October 2013 | By Mark Wilding   Institute also renews call for mandatory space standards for new homes The RIBA has called for the Code for Sustainable Homes to be scrapped and for energy requirements to be enforced through building regulations. Responding to a government consultation on housing standards, the RIBA said the…

MPs slam plans to scrap Code for Sustainable Homes

Building 20 November 2013 | By Vern Pitt Government plans would hold back green growth Environmental Audit Committee finds MPs have slammed the government’s plans to axe the code for sustainable homes as a part of efforts to cut red tape in the house building industry. The proposal to scrap the Code for Sustainable Homes…

Minutes of Branch Committee Meeting 27th March 2014

Minutes of Branch Committee Meeting 27th March 2014 at Flora Associates office at 6pm.   Harshad Patel Jim Groux Bernard Humphrey Gaskin Lawrence Mawson Paul Ugwu Bob McCann Apologies for absence. Tarsem Flora                Alan Longhurst Minutes of last meeting These were presented for comment. With the correction to the spelling of Bob McCann’s name…

2013 – Annual General Meeting

  Minutes of meeting held on 11th November 2013 at Flora Associates Office Present: Alan Longhurst Tarsem Flora Harshad Patel Bernard Humphrey Gaskin John Bodley Scott Lawrence Mawson Robert Rimell George Durowoju Paul Ugwu Robert McCann Karl Taylor James Groux   Chairman’s Report Alan Longhurst explained that due to a serious accident he had not…