BRE Housing Design Handbook. BRE Group: Housing Standards Review 2019-01-10

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BRE Group: Housing Standards Review

BRE Housing Design Handbook

This report aims to identify the reasons for this limited uptake in the housing market by investigating current trends, attitudes and perceptions amongst various groups of construction professionals. Flexibility of design is of increasing importance to social housing providers as their client requirements change over time i. Facsimile copies have been republished as a complete set but advice in them may no longer represent current best practice. The guide will be of use during planning or inspection of rehabilitation work, either as a site checklist or as a desk-top prompt. View the which presents the case for flexible design and illustrates how this might be incorporated into one bedroom units. . It is intended to help clients, contractors, developers and all involved in housebuilding, in both the private and public sectors, to appreciate the wide range of user requirements that must be addressed in the design of housing.

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BRE housing design handbook: energy and internal layout

BRE Housing Design Handbook

Interpreting feedback information - some examples from housing maintenance Possible ways in which computerised maintenance histories could be used as an aid to improve both building design from the maintenance standpoint and operational procedures are illustrated by examples. The objective was to study modular construction in the context of flexible, adaptable and sustainable solutions to the changing demands of social housing and unpredictable future demographic demands. With the growing emphasis on re-use and regeneration of the built heritage there is a need to evaluate the costs and benefits related to modern building practice against the occupancy and use of Victorian and Edwardian housing in the light of requirements for materials, durability and whole building performance. The equipment and fittings include the following: the sink unit, base units below plus wall cupboards and spaces for washing machine unless accommodated elsewhere and tall fridge. It will be of interest to construction professionals responsible for refurbishment of Victorian housing. Common defects in low-rise traditional housing Many defects in public sector housing have resulted from non-compliance with authoritative advice.


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BRE Housing Design Handbook: Energy and Internal Layout (BR 253)

BRE Housing Design Handbook

Methods of providing more space in homes are suggested. By focusing on our customers first, we deliver data and expertise that enable innovative and successful decision-making. Methods of providing more space in homes are suggested. This report also aims to clarify whether or not increased flexibility could be achieved through the use of modular construction techniques. Covering a wide range of thought and research, the book enables the reader to investigate fully the changing face of interior architecture and interior design, while offering questions about their future trajectory.


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18Nov93 UK: HOUSING HANDBOOK

BRE Housing Design Handbook

Chapter 14: Services and drainage. The main objective was to study modular construction in the context of flexible, adaptable and sustainable solutions to the changing demands of social housing and unpredictable future demographic demands. This Digest reviews the sources of advice relevant to the most frequently occurring defects. This is used to create products, tools and standards that drive positive change across the built environment. House inspection for dampness: a first step to remedial treatment for wood rot Gives advice on house inspection to identify building faults or lack of maintenance and on location of timbers which may be at risk from wood rot. Modern methods of house construction The term 'modern methods of construction' covers a broad range of construction types, from complete housing systems built in factories through to new site-based technologies.

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BRE Housing Design Handbook : Building Research Establishment : 9781860811630

BRE Housing Design Handbook

Part 5 Findings: The records of faults; commentary on the fault records; frequency of faults; extant defects; origin of fault types; element; performance; trade; authority contravened; thermal efficiency; rehabilitation compared with new build; additional factors influencing the quality of rehabilitation. Furthermore, with appropriate evidence, local authorities can also use the new space standards which make up the There will also be a new mandatory Building Regulation for security. This report offers guidance in a structured form for building professionals assessing property for rehabilitation. The cost of achieving success in all of these areas may not be always be achievable, in such circumstances an optimum balance should be sought. Although focussing on problems associated with older, traditionally built houses, the broad approach to inspection applies to most types of construction. The information gathered has been compiled into a series of case studies.


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BRE Housing Design Handbook

Where the additional area band is claimed it is expected that pends will be shared between adjacent dwellings and that the extra area required is sufficient to justify the increased grant, otherwise the higher area band may not be approved. Interpreting feedback information - some examples from housing maintenance Possible ways in which computerised maintenance histories could be used as an aid to improve both building design from the maintenance standpoint and operational procedures are illustrated by examples. This part summarises the findings from the case studies in two other parts, as well as other field research, and gives guidance for future developments. Common defects in low-rise traditional housing Many defects in public sector housing have resulted from non-compliance with authoritative advice. Habitability guidelines for existing housing Lists the key considerations related to the habitability of housing and in each case suggests desirable characteristics or performance for the rehabilitated building.

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BRE Group: Housing Standards Review

BRE Housing Design Handbook

Defects in local authority housing: results of building problems survey The results of a survey of all local authorities in England and Wales in January 1989 which identified current building problems experienced in their housing stocks, both rehabilitated and non-rehabilitated. Outline guide to assessment of traditional housing for rehabilitation Rehabilitation work presents particular problems and a need for specialist skills. The report also examines the economic, environmental and social costs and benefits of retaining this part of the building stock and develops a methodology that can be used in the assessment process. Some legacy sites may still be building to the Code for some years to come; a similar situation occurred with EcoHomes. This guide gives surveyors an insight into how to differentiate between houses built using modern methods of construction and those built using more 'traditional' site-based methods. Energy-efficient rehabilitation of pre-1919 housing Summarises the principal opportunities for improving energy efficiency in older inner-city housing and describes the benefits of such improvements. Policy: is a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive take on the major policy issues and the causes and possible solutions of housing problems such as regeneration and homelessness.

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BRE Housing Design Handbook : Building Research Establishment : 9781860811630

BRE Housing Design Handbook

There is also a general need to optimise housing density in all schemes in order to maximise the potential of the site and to ensure that schemes represent value for money. This integration is likely to be critical in establishing a successful design for the housing development. The main objective was to study modular construction in the context of flexible, adaptable and sustainable solutions to the changing demands of social housing and unpredictable future demographic demands. The information gathered has been compiled into a series of case studies. The case study in this part is Peabody Trust's prefabricated housing development Murray Grove in Hackney. We welcome and will listen to assessor feedback and views on this. House inspection for dampness: a first step to remedial treatment for wood rot Gives advice on house inspection to identify building faults or lack of maintenance and on location of timbers which may be at risk from wood rot.

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