UK Lifetime Homes Standard updated

Front cover of the documentA new briefing paper from Habinteg in the UK compares the technical specification provided in the 2015 Building Regulations M4 (2), ‘accessible, adaptable dwellings’ with the sixteen design criteria set out in its predecessor, the Lifetime Homes Standard (2011). The updated standard shows some features downgraded and some improved. This document shows the importance of regular reviews of standards as more research and user evidence is gathered.

The guide is useful for comparing with standards in other countries and can be downloaded from the Habinteg website.