What the Regulations say...
Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) is a Credit-based Assessment of a New Dwelling, that measure it's performance in nine different area's of Sustainability.
Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) was never adopted in Scotland, it was abolished in Wales in 2014 and is currently being phased out in England. CSH can be required by Local Planning Authorities.
Since 26th March 2015 CSH is no longer an applicable standard on newly submitted applications, however English Planning Officers can insist on CSH for existing sites.
Getting that all important "Yes"
There are 3 stages - Pre-Assessment, Design Stage and finally Post Construction Stage.
- Achieve easy Credits - e.g. Daylight calculations, preferably while window sizes can still be altered.
- The CSH Certificate is generally needed prior to occupancy.
- There are quick win Credits.
Simple 5-Step Process
1. Review your Plans, Planning Conditions, Specification and liaise directly with your Planning Officer, Building Control Officer, suppliers and specification providers.
2. Work with your Design Team.
3. Set you up with a simple, easy to follow software framework.
4. Complete the 3 stages.
5. Complete your CSH Reports and Certificates within your deadlines.