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Code for Sustainable Homes Assessments

Code for Sustainable Homes Assessments (CfSH)

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SES are experienced in undertaking Code Assessments on a wide range of projects and also in providing clear and timely advice to assist in achieving required Code targets for both private and social housing developments.
What is the Code for Sustainable Homes?

Launched by the Government in 2007 the Code for Sustainable Homes replaces EcoHomes as the National standard to be used in the design and construction of new-build residential properties in England. The Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) is increasingly being used to benchmark the sustainability of new housing developments, with many Planning Authorities and Housing Associations requiring Code Level 3 and 4 respectively as a minimum.

The Code is a set of sustainable design principles covering performance in 9 key areas:
  • Energy & CO2 emissions 
  • Water 
  • Materials 
  • Surface Water Run-off 
  • Waste 
  • Pollution 
  • Health & Wellbeing 
  • Management 
  • Ecology
The Code uses a rating system of one to six stars and involves a Design Stage Report and a Post Construction Report which is submitted to The Building Research Establishment to provide a final Code certificate.

Formal assessment of dwellings can only be carried out by suitably qualified, licensed and registered Code Assessors.

Our Approach

SES have BRE Registered Code assessors who can offer a Code for Sustainable Homes Assessment at different stages of the development project tailored to the client and project requirements.

  • Formal assessment of dwellings by our accredited assessors
  • Design stage advice, review and certification. 
  • Post-construction analysis and final certification, including project inspection. 
  • Comprehensive support through your planning process. 
  • Optimise your rating as a key selling point in a competitive market. 
  • Provide you with the information required for negotiating with Housing Associations. 
  • Full liason with consultants and manufacturers for an uncomplicated project assessment.
Associated Services

Air Tightness Testing & SAP calculations are an important part of the Code for Sustainable Homes and therefore SES are ideally placed to provide forward thinking builders, developers and architects with a full environmental service

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