Future Homes Standard: Our complete guide to the new targets

New Home Construction
Future Homes Standard aims to ensure all homes are built to a higher standard from 2025 (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Future Homes Standard is a set of rules that will come into effect in 2025 to ensure new homes produce less carbon emissions.

Ahead of the Standard coming into effect, a technical specification will be consulted on in 2024 by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC), ahead of implementation in 2025.

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Row 0 - Cell 0 Thermal ElementMinimum Standard U-Value – W/m2K
Row 1 - Cell 0 Wall0.18
Row 2 - Cell 0 Roof0.13
Row 3 - Cell 0 Floor0.13
Row 4 - Cell 0 Windows1.4
Row 5 - Cell 0 Doors1.0
Row 6 - Cell 0 Air Permability5.0 m3 /(h.m2 )
Tim Pullen

Tim is an expert in sustainable building methods and energy efficiency in residential homes and writes on the subject for magazines and national newspapers. He is the author of The Sustainable Building Bible, Simply Sustainable Homes and Anaerobic Digestion - Making Biogas - Making Energy: The Earthscan Expert Guide.

His interest in renewable energy and sustainability was first inspired by visits to the Royal Festival Hall heat pump and the Edmonton heat-from-waste projects. In 1979

this initial burst of enthusiasm lead to him trying (and failing) to build a biogas digester to convert pig manure into fuel, at a Kent oast-house, his first conversion project.

Moving in 2002 to a small-holding in South Wales, providing as it did access to a wider range of natural resources, fanned his enthusiasm for sustainability. He went on to install renewable technology at the property, including biomass boiler and wind turbine.

He formally ran energy efficiency consultancy WeatherWorks and was a speaker and expert at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows across the country.

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