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Code for Sustainable Homes

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The Code for Sustainable Homes (sometimes referred to as C4SH) provides a performance rating against various criteria and has been designed to enable a step-change in sustainable building practice for new homes.

If a property attains Code Level 1, this means that performance is above that required as minimum by the Building Regulations. The maximum level is Code Level 6 and this includes a requirement for the home to be "zero carbon", i.e. having zero net emissions of carbon throughout the year - so any imported power must be replaced by exporting power generated from domestic renewables at another time.

We are based in Kent, but can provide services to clients across the UK. 

Design Categories

The design categories included within the Code are:

  • Energy/CO2
  • Water
  • Minerals
  • Surface water run-off
  • Waste
  • Pollution
  • Health and well being
  • Management
  • Ecology

The Code introduces minimum standards for energy and water efficiency for every level. There are minimum standards for materials, surface water run-off and waste at entry level only. Additional points can still be gained by performance in other areas. The Code is closely linked to Building Regulations, which are the minimum standards required by law. The Code is intended to show the future direction of Building Regulations and provide greater regulatory certainty for the home building industry.

Why Choose Us?

  • Professional and qualified architectural design team
  • We use the latest cutting edge technology
  • Affordable and local architectural design team
  • Proven history of delivery quality

Licensed & Accedited

We are fully licensed and accredited Code for Sustainable Homes assessors. Our accreditations include:

  • The Code For Sustainable Homes certification
  • STROMA Certified Code Assessor
  • STROMA Certified Energy Assessor 
  • LABC Partner
  • NHBC 

What It Costs

Our extremely competitive Code for Sustainable Homes (C4SH) service is priced based on size of the development. Once we've recieved the project details we will then provide you with a detailed quote which explains the steps involved and work required through to completion of the development and certification.

What You Need To Do 

Simply complete our online contact form and you will be contacted with a quote within 24 hours by one of our friendly and professional team members. 

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