[Skip to content]
The homes in which our residents live form GUHG’s property asset base and greatly influence our resident’s quality of life. They also influence our long term impact on the environment, both at the construction stage and during the period of use.
High quality, desirable homes and well managed housing forms the cornerstone of a sustainable community. The location, planning, layout and design of housing all make an important contribution to sustainable development.
We want to provide sustainable homes that offer attractive, long term accommodation that meets the needs of a range of household types, respects the environment, are safe and secure, affordable and provide a healthy environment.
Design and Quality Standards (DQS)
We deliver new homes that comply with the DQS set out as requirements for funding by the Homes and Communities Agency.
Our design brief reflects the standards required, highlighting the internal environment requirements regarding size, layout and service provision.
Code For Sustainable Homes (CfSH)
All of our new developments meet a minimum of Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3, other than in exceptional circumstances. Where possible we look to improve on this and provide homes which achieve higher code levels.
We have already taken steps towards low and zero carbon homes, and recent examples include:
We develop a range of properties to suit a variety of different needs. Where appropriate and affordable we build new homes that meet the Lifetime Homes principles, to give flexibility for our residents.