Why Has the Code for Sustainable Homes Been Abandoned and Will The Construction Industry Cope Without It?

Jackson, Matt (2016) Why Has the Code for Sustainable Homes Been Abandoned and Will The Construction Industry Cope Without It? [Dissertation]

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The purpose of this study is to scrutinise the Code for Sustainable Homes as it is being withdrawn from the construction industry and being replaced by the building regulations. Furthermore the study will attempt to show a level of understanding held by construction professionals in the industry to enable the reading to see what responses were given from these professional after the demise of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

Within this study the author intends to examine the use of sustainable products, sources and investigate if they are as cost effective as they should be to allow the build to meet the set criteria of the Code, in the form of 6 levels. Within the Literature Review the author plans to discuss numerous issues raised by the Codes departure as well as other facts and further worthwhile sources of information which will further support or undermine the question that has been asked.
The questionnaire was sent out to 15 people who are employed within the construction industry in various different roles and relative to this study. The applicants have been nominated by work colleagues and also people the author knew first hand. It was thought that by issuing the questionnaire to a variety of people within the construction industry this would increase the likelihood of a varied response to the questions asked.

The results collected from the data analysis indicated that the applicants asked were aware of the changes and seem to be encouraging the change to happen. However they were sceptical of how the Code for Sustainable Homes and the building regulation would integrate successfully together without losing any vital parts from either.

The Conclusion that will be identified within this study has been collated and analysed from the views on whether the withdrawal of the code for sustainable homes has been a success or an error. It may have been a mistake to withdraw the code for sustainable homes as the future of the construction is unknown now that the code has been withdrawn; however there are construction professionals who believe this is a step in the right direction. The Study elaborates on this and provides arguments for both cases on the success or failure for the withdrawal of the code for sustainable homes and the inclusion of the building regulations.

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