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Code checklist for site managers

Posted on November 23rd 2009

A vital part of the Code for Sustainable Homes is that the final certificate is only achieved after a check at completion. Site Managers therefore need to ensure that evidence is available showing all the measures to obtain Code points. Our download shows the actions needed during construction. We recommend that at the start of construction a filing system divided into …

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Code for Sustainable Homes: surface water issues – October 2009

Posted on November 16th 2009

This note identifies key housebuilding experiences in achieving Code Certification for the Surface Water Credits. It has been prepared for technical representations to BRE and CLG. In summary, it is considered that the current SUR 1 mandatory elements are overly prescriptive and often inappropriate to achieve their stated outcomes. They should be replaced with a performance based approach that could …

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Code level 3 energy measures

Posted on November 9th 2009

Our download highlights the typical improvements that are made in order to comply with a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions for Code Level 3. Please click to open. code3_energy_measures    

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