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Leicestershire - Sustainable Homes - 0116 356 0136

The office that covers this area is: Birmingham

The towns & cities that are covered within this county are:
Ashby de la Zouch, Barrow Upon Soar, Blaby, Castle Donington, Coalville, Countesthorpe, Fleckney, Hinckley, Ibstock, Kegworth, Leicester, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth, Market Harborough, Markfield, Melton Mowbray, Mountsorrel, Oadby, Oakham, Shepshed, Sileby, Twycross, Uppingham, Whetstone, Wigston, Wymeswold,

Phone Number: 0116 356 0136 Email:

A Sustainable Homes - A Sustainable Homes in Leicestershire

The A Sustainable Homes in Leicestershire is the environmental assessment method for rating and certifying the performance of new homes; it is also known in Wales as part of the Carbon Reduction Commitment Scheme. In England it was launched in December 2006, by, the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG and became operational in April 2007 as the new national standard for sustainable design and construction of new homes. Since the 1st of May 2008 the developer of any new home in Leicestershire a must have a mandatory rating against the Code.

The Code measures the 'whole home' as a complete package, assessing its sustainability against nine categories

The UK Government has committed to a reduction in carbon emissions of 80% by the year 2050. Improvement of all the new and existing housing stock in Leicestershire will be instrumental in achieving this target. The key to achieving these carbon reduction targets, for new and existing dwellings in Leicestershire is by being more energy efficient. By having a Code Assessment, a level of reduction can be established.

The whole construction and house building industry must start building more sustainable properties in Leicestershire .To initiate this; the Government has introduced the new national standards for the use in the design and construction of new homes in Leicestershire . The Code Assessment for Sustainable Homes or the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) is the means of assessment.

It is a compulsory requirement for every new dwelling in England to achieve a rating or score against the Code assessment (C4SH). Information on this rating is to be made available to all potential buyers through a (HIP) Home Information Pack. This indicates whether the home has been built to a specific level of the Code, and if so, which one.

The Code assessment measures the 'whole home' sustainability of a new dwelling in Leicestershire against the nine categories of sustainable design; this produces a rating of the 'whole home' as a complete package. Each category is then further divided into further components which are individually assessed against a performance target and awarded the relevant credits for achievement.

The CSH covers nine categories of sustainable design:

  1. Energy and CO2 emissions (M),
  2. Water (M),
  3. Materials (M),
  4. Surface Water Run-off (M),
  5. Waste (M),
  6. Pollution,
  7. Health and Wellbeing (M),
  8. Management,
  9. Ecology.

The proposed site, property or development should be registered with the accreditation body via the assessor as early as possible. It is only possible to register developments against the current version of the Code. However sites registered in Leicestershire under a previous version can be re-registered under the current version of the Technical Guide. The registration is valid for a maximum of 5 years between the expiry of the Technical Guide version and submission of the design stage report.

Code for Sustainable Home Assessments within Leicestershire can be produced only by an accredited and qualified Code Assessors. A Code assessment usually starts with a pre assessment followed with the Design Stage assessment - where an interim certificate is issued. This is followed by the Post Construction Stage, which includes the final certificate. Evidence is submitted and collected and used to determine the number of credits that can be awarded to the development A summary report is submitted to Code Service Provider via the assessor for the purpose of quality assurance and final certification.

If you require free initial advice, (C4SH) consultancy or a quotation for a Code Assessment in Leicestershire please call our Leicestershire consultants at the Leicestershire Office on 0116 356 0136 or Email

Our other services include:
Part F Ventilation Testing, Part G - Water Calculations, SAP Conversion Calculations, On Construction EPC, SAP Extension Calculations, Acoustic Testing, Part E, Thermography, Energy Statements, Environmental Noise, SAP Calculations (TER/DER), Air Leakage Testing, Sustainability Statements,

Sustainable Homes can also be known as:
Code Assessment, C4SH, Code for Sustainable Homes, Code for Sustainable Homes Daylight Calculation, CSH,

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