This is how much Future Homes Standard proposals could cost self builders

A three-storey self build with a balcony and a block paved drive and flower beds around the drive
We look at the potential costs the Future Homes Standard could introduce for those looking to build a house from 2025 (Image credit: Robert Bell & Company)

The Future Homes Standard is set to change the way homes are built from 2025, bringing with it additional cost for homebuilders moving forward.

These will bring changes to the Building Regulations in order to improve the energy efficiency of homes by potentially making low carbon heating solutions, improved ventilation methods, heat recovery systems and solar panels mandatory.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.