11 February 2020
The government has started consulting on a new Future Homes Standard. Read our response to the first of two consultations.
The government has committed to the introduction of a Future Homes Standard, which requires a considerable step-up in the energy efficiency standards of new homes.
Our sector is fully committed to making sure that quality, sustainability and long-term value are at the heart of constructing new homes, and that maintenance and asset management functions operate with a meaningful and lasting focus on residents.
We therefore welcome the Future Homes Standard, and look forward to engaging with the government and its stakeholders as it develops these proposals.
The Future Homes Standard, which will be introduced by 2025, will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency.
This consultation is the first stage of a two-part consultation about the Future Homes Standard and the changes required to building regulations. It covers:
The full consultation document is available on the government’s website.
Our consultation response was written in collaboration with our members and is based on feedback from a wide range of housing associations. Key feedback included was:
You can read our full 32-page response by downloading our consultation document.
Once the government has considered the responses to this consultation, it intends to publish the second part of Future Home Standard consultations in 2020, covering:
If you have any questions about this consultation, or our work on quality, climate and sustainability, please contact Amy Simmons below.