Residents’ views of quality report

We’re pleased to have been involved in the commissioning of this report with the NHBC Foundation when we both worked for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).

Affordable homes: Residents’ views of quality (NF74)


This research, published today and jointly supported by the NHBC Foundation and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), investigates residents’ views of the quality of affordable new homes.

It measures resident satisfaction after 3 to 4 years of occupation, evaluating a wide range of aspects of housing design – useful findings for all those in the housing sector.

This report builds on the annual Affordable Homes Programme Quality Counts research and analysis publications – a key work area for us whilst at HCA.





Designing the Residential Neighbourhood: UDL next week

We are delighted to have been involved in shaping this event next week for UDL

Designing the Residential Neighbourhood

6th December 2016 (Full Day)

This session will focus on the space outside the front door. We will look at ways of accommodating parking, both for cycles and cars; at landscaping public, shared and private outdoor spaces and how to design successful residential streets. We will also take a candid look at how design impacts on local microclimates.

Agenda to include:

  • Designing Outside Our Front Door – Jane Briginshaw, Jane Briginshaw Associates
  • Space to Park – David Rudlin, URBED
  • Child Friendly Places are Community Places – Dinah Bornat (ZCD Architects)
  • Successful Landscaping – Noel Farrer, Landscape Institute
  • Residential streets and external microclimates / overheating – Julie Godefroy Sustainability, Tranquil City