• Housing Policy

Housing Typologies and Compatibility with Lifetime Homes

We investigated the potential impact of applying the ‘Lifetime Homes Standards’ to current and future housing typologies. The Department for Communities and Local Government commissioned us for this study as part of the Government’s commitment to improving the long-term sustainability of new housing, as set out in the national strategy Lifetime Homes, Lifetime Neighbourhoods.

With an emphasis on private sector housing for sale, where space and accessibility standards are constrained by market forces, our study analyses a large sample of house/flat plans and supporting data supplied by major volume house builders. The research considers the implications of applying the standards to the homes they were choosing to build.