A guide has been released to help housebuilders to navigate the Government’s Future Homes Standard, which aims to improve the quality of housing in England.
The Future Homes Standard is due to come into effect in 2025 and will ensure that new homes in England produce at least 75% lower CO2 emissions compared to those built to current standards.
Homes will be expected to be futureproofed with high levels of energy efficiency and low carbon heating systems.
The Saint-Gobain Guide to the Future Homes Standard provides an overview of the goals for the Standard and proposed changes to domestic properties. It will also explore a range of Saint-Gobain building solutions and services to help meet the requirements of the Standard as it is defined.
Saint-Gobain fully backs the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) nine priorities of the Construct Zero plan for building back better. As Construct Zero Business Champions, Saint-Gobain is supporting the plan by manufacturing and distributing energy-efficient materials and solutions that will enhance the energy performance of new and existing buildings.
The Future Homes Standard supports these priorities by reducing the carbon impact of new build housing and delivering higher energy efficiency standards and better building performance.
Mike Chaldecott, Chief Executive, Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland, commented:
“We welcome the Future Homes Standard and are ready to support customers to help deliver on its goals. The Standard will improve the energy performance of buildings, which will lead to more comfortable, energy efficient homes - vital in achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and our purpose of Making the World a Better Home.
“Saint-Gobain has a wide range of solutions and services to help housebuilders to create better high performing, energy efficient buildings and we're here to support and collaborate with customers to deliver on the ambitions of this new standard.”