7 points about the new Housing Standards 2015

This briefing by Habinteg explains the important policy changes to accessible housing standards across England that came into force on 1 October 2015.

While the new accessibility standards will be included into the Building Regulations, there are concerns about adoption as the new government's new standards are optional.

However, this briefing makes the case for an increase in accessible housing with an approach that acknowledges the benefits and savings available when building to higher access standards.