Code consultation launched

Published:  18 December, 2009

AMERSHAM: Housing Minister John Healey has announced a consultation to improve the Code for Sustainable Homes, covering both policy and technical aspects of the Code, saying it is time "to make it a more user-friendly standard for consumers”.

The consultation outlines three key areas:

Aligning the Code with the latest Zero Carbon homes policy, and consulting on the new energy-efficiency standard.

Streamlining the Standard and processes to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy.

Finding practical solutions to problems that have arisen to-date.

Te National House Building Council said it intends to respond to the consultation, which closes on 24 March 2010.

The full consultation can be viewed on the Communities and Local Government site.

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