Consultation outcome

Housing standards review consultation

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Housing standards review: summary of responses

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Detail of outcome

Summary of responses to the housing standards review consultation which was launched in August 2013 and closed in October 2013.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 20 August 2013 12:00am to
22 October 2013 11:45pm

Summary

This consultation seeks views on the results of the recent review of building regulations and housing standards.

Documents

Housing standards review: consultation

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Housing standards review: illustrative technical standards

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Housing standards review consultation: impact assessment

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Consultation description

The housing standards review was launched in October 2012 following the housing and construction Red Tape Challenge, which was introduced in spring 2012.

It was a fundamental review of the building regulations framework and voluntary housing standards which aimed to rationalise the large number of codes, standards, rules, regulations and guidance that add unnecessary cost and complexity to the house building process - while delivering quality, sustainability, safety and accessibility.

The review was undertaken by a wide range of cross sectoral stakeholder working groups and this consultation sets out their proposals on:

  • accessibility
  • space
  • security
  • water efficiency
  • energy
  • indoor environmental standards
  • materials
  • process and compliance