Successful places
with homes and jobs
A NATIONAL
AGENCY
WORKING
LOCALLY
National Policy,
Standards and
knowledge sharing
F...
HCA design & sustainability role
 HCA statutory duty from Housing and Regeneration
Act 2008, to:
“Contribute to the achie...
Housing Standards Review:
HCA Design and Quality standards
 Prospectus for new affordable homes
programme published Janua...
What does this mean for the HCA?
 The HCA will no longer require specific design and sustainability standards as a condit...
Housing Standards Review
Issue Current AHP 2011-15
housing standards
2015-18 AHP (HSR
technical consultation)
Energy Effic...
Accessibility - main changes to
current standards Category 1
• size of a passenger lift updated
Category 2
• step-free acc...
Housing Standards Review
Number
of
bedrooms
Number
of bed-
spaces
1 storey dwellings 2 storey dwellings 3 storey dwellings...
What could this mean for houses?
(Source: Levitt Bernstein)
‘distinctive… in accordance with all relevant technical & buil...
• no built-in storage except
a cupboard over the
stairs
• not enough storage
space in the kitchen
• not enough space in
be...
 prioritise core themes
– where the HCA takes a lead in gathering and disseminating
information.
 use Quality Counts evi...
Short term priorities (considering achievability and likely impact)
 Overheating and ventilation: Good deal of informatio...
HCA Design and Sustainability
webpages / Gov.uk
 HCA website to be incorporated in GOV.UK
 Focus on “user need”
 How do...
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National policy, standards and knowledge sharing

National policy, standards and knowledge sharing
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  • 1. Successful places with homes and jobs A NATIONAL AGENCY WORKING LOCALLY National Policy, Standards and knowledge sharing February 2015 Jane Briginshaw Design and Sustainability
  • 2. HCA design & sustainability role  HCA statutory duty from Housing and Regeneration Act 2008, to: “Contribute to the achievement of sustainable development and good design in England, with a view to meeting the needs of people living in England.”  Working with government: Standards; zero carbon  Making the case for good design: Quality Counts; knowledge sharing  Embed design-led thinking in the work culture of HCA staff and partners: Design workshops; thematic workshops  Monitor evaluate and enforce: Compliance Audit / quality audits
  • 3. Housing Standards Review: HCA Design and Quality standards  Prospectus for new affordable homes programme published January 2014  HSR Ministerial announcement 13 March  Prospectus addendum published 27 March  2007 Design and Quality standards and compliance regime remain in place for the 2011-15 AHP.  Land disposals, standards determined locally  2nd HSR technical consultation published Friday 12 September a further WMS closed on 7 November 2014.
  • 4. What does this mean for the HCA?  The HCA will no longer require specific design and sustainability standards as a condition of funding.  Standards will be applied through the Building Regulations (for energy, security and waste) with optional requirements being introduced in the Building Regulations for the first time (accessibility and water efficiency).  HCA will monitor partners’ performance on space, internal and external layouts through IMS data returns. What does this mean for HCA Partners?  Responsibility for the application of optional standards in the Building Regulations will pass to Local Authorities with compliance passing to Building Control.  Responsibility for the Nationally Described Space Standard will pass to Local Authorities.  With effect from the time that the Deregulation Bill is passed (expected early 2015), Local Authorities will not be able to require higher energy requirements than the Building Regulations through the Code for Sustainable Homes (which will be wound down). From the time of the Statement of Policy new plan policies should not refer to the CSH. Housing Standards Review
  • 5. Housing Standards Review Issue Current AHP 2011-15 housing standards 2015-18 AHP (HSR technical consultation) Energy Efficiency Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 Building regulation Part L only. (Code phased out from early 2015)1 BuildingRegulation Security Secured By Design physical elements (part 2)2 PAS 24: 20123 doors and windows. (New regulation Part Q) Waste Building regulation Part H Building regulation Part H (added amenity clarification) Accessibility Building regulation Part M Building regulation Part M: Optional requirements for category 2 and 34 Building Regulation Optional Water Efficiency 105l/p /day (litres per person per day) within CSH level 3 Building regulation part G, 125l/p/day: Optional requirement of 110 l/p /day5 Space Standards Required through HQI HCA benchmarking6 N D S S Internal layout requirements such as furniture layouts and storage Required through HQI HCA will gather data at detailed scheme submission stage on bedroom sizes and storage space HCAbiddingdata submissiononly External elements – location, visual impact, open space, routes and movements. Required (through Building for Life minimum scores) Report score achieved against Building for Life 12 (Red / Amber/Green) Comparison of Current Affordable Homes Programme standards & Housing Standards Review proposals
  • 6. Accessibility - main changes to current standards Category 1 • size of a passenger lift updated Category 2 • step-free access • no need to allow for a through-floor lift or overhead hoisting Category 3 • distinction between ‘wheelchair accessible’ and ‘wheelchair adaptable’ • no need for a covered parking space • number of lifts not specified • wider doors, larger lift shaft • bathroom and shower for 5p+ HSR What does it mean
  • 7. Housing Standards Review Number of bedrooms Number of bed- spaces 1 storey dwellings 2 storey dwellings 3 storey dwellings Built in storage Lond HSR2 HSR1 HQI Lond HSR2 HSR1 HQI Lond HSR2 HSR1 HQI Studio 1p 39 (37) 38 30 1.0 1b 2p 50 50 47 45 X 58 x 1.5 2b 3p 61 61 60 57 X 70 68 2.0 4p 70 70 69 67 83 79 77 3b 4p 74 74 73 67 87 84 81 102 90 86 2.5 5p 86 86 84 75 96 93 90 82 99 95 85 6p 95 95 93 85 102 99 95 108 104 100 4b 5p 90 90 88 75 100 97 94 106 103 99 85 3.06p 99 99 97 85 107 106 103 95 113 112 108 100 7p 108 107 115 112 121 117 108 8p 117 115 124 121 130 126 118 5b 6p 103 101 85 110 107 95 116 112 100 3.57p 112 110 119 121 125 121 108 8p 121 119 128 125 134 130 118 6b 7p 116 123 120 129 125 108 4.0 8p 125 132 129 138 134 118 Housing Standards Review space comparison table Key: Lond - London Housing Design Guide HSR 1 - HSR level 1 space standard – March 2014 HSR 2 - HSR revised space standard – September 2014 HQI - HQI minimum (London, for dwellings designed for more than 6 people, at least 10m2 GIA should be added for each additional persons) (HQI – 7+ bedspace add 10m2 per bedspace)
  • 8. What could this mean for houses? (Source: Levitt Bernstein) ‘distinctive… in accordance with all relevant technical & building regulations, in particular the Code…’ ‘images depict typical XXX house type’
  • 9. • no built-in storage except a cupboard over the stairs • not enough storage space in the kitchen • not enough space in bedrooms 2 and 3 • no floor or room areas shown • plans not furnished or to a recognised scale • no provision for a wheelchair user HSR What does it mean for architects? 15.3m2 9.7m2 8.3m 2 5.4m 2 10.9m2 What happens when you try and live in it? (Source: Levitt Bernstein)
  • 10.  prioritise core themes – where the HCA takes a lead in gathering and disseminating information.  use Quality Counts evidence base, as the starting point  consult with partners  include information from other areas, – such as the Estates Regeneration Fund Knowledge Sharing
  • 11. Short term priorities (considering achievability and likely impact)  Overheating and ventilation: Good deal of information produced and a high need.  Noise transfer: A perennial theme with high impact for residents  Gardens on constrained sites: Repeatedly features in Quality Counts and provokes strong views from residents. Longer term priorities  Estates Regeneration: High impact and need. It is a much bigger and more complex area.  Waste solutions: This would also have high impact. Knowledge Sharing
  • 12. HCA Design and Sustainability webpages / Gov.uk  HCA website to be incorporated in GOV.UK  Focus on “user need”  How do you use the HCA website D&S resources? – What can we do better? – What would you find useful?

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