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BREEAMbreeam

Appendix 1 provides information regarding BREEAM and how this relates to the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Site Registration (Company Registration and Supplier Registration does not count towards any BREEAM rating). The full version is available by clicking here within Chapter 4 MAN 02.

There are three credits available towards BREEAM and these are awarded as follows:

  • One credit where the site achieves a CCS score between 25 and 34;
  • Two credits where the site achieves a CCS score between 35 and 39;
  • A further ‘innovation’ credit can be awarded where the site achieves a CCS score of 40 or higher.

Note that no credits can be awarded in relation to the Considerate Constructors Scheme where any of the section scores within the final report are less than 5, as this represents non-compliance with the Code of Considerate Practice.

BREEAM Office
Bucknalls Lane
Garston
Watford
WD25 9XX

T 01923 664462
Email breeam@bre.co.uk

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Home Quality Markhome quality mark

The Home Quality Mark (HQM) is a national standard for new homes, which uses a simple 5-star rating to provide impartial information from independent experts on a new home’s design, construction quality and running costs.

The HQM’s overall scoring system is based on the same weightings and methodology that underpins the standard BREEAM system.  The HQM is scored out of 500 possible credits split across three sections.

A site gains 1 credit for meeting best practice which they define as a score of at least 5 in each section and a total score between 25 and 34.  They get 2 credits for performing ‘significantly beyond best practice’ which is defined as a score of at least 7 in each section and a total score between 35 and 50. Please click here for further information on credits.

T 0333 321 8811
Email hqm@bre.co.uk

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Code for Sustainable Homes  code-for-sustainable-homes

Following the technical housing standards review, the government has withdrawn Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), but it remains in place for some existing projects which began before it was retracted.

Appendix 1 provides information regarding CSH and how this relates to the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Site Registration (Company Registration does not count towards any CSH rating).

There are two credits available towards Code for Sustainable Homes and these are awarded as follows:

  • One credit where the site achieves a CCS score between 25 and 34;
  • Two credits where the site achieves a CCS score above 35.

Note that no credits can be awarded in relation to the Considerate Constructors Scheme where any of the section scores within the final report are less than 5, as this represents non-compliance with the CCS Code of Considerate Practice.

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CEEQUALceequal logo for web

CEEQUAL is promoted as ‘the Assessment and Awards Scheme for improving sustainability in civil engineering and public realm projects’.

Like BREEAM and CSH, users can gain credits towards a final rating via registration with the Considerate Constructors Scheme. The CEEQUAL Assessment Manual for Projects in UK & Ireland, Version 5, has a section entitled ‘People and Communities’ and a question headed ‘Considerate Behaviour’. The guidance states that in the UK, the Considerate Constructors Scheme may be an appropriate mechanism for addressing Question 3.1.1 a).

6 Electric Parade
Surbiton
Surrey
KT6 5NT

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Ska ska

In 2011, RICS published on how a contractor might achieve a Ska rating for any ‘fit out’ project.

Appendix 1 provides information regarding Ska and how this relates to the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s Site and Company Registration.

It stipulates that the site be registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme and achieves best practice with a score of 35 points or above.

Where the construction period is less than six weeks, they require that the company is registered with the Scheme and that they can demonstrate that they have achieved a Certificate of Compliance over the preceding 12 months.

At design stage they check that the site is registered or there is a contractual commitment to register the scheme and achieve a score of 35 or higher, or where less than six weeks, there is a contractual commitment to use a company who is registered.

At handover stage they look at the site monitoring reports to confirm the score achieved by the site or, for companies, ask for a copy of the Certificate of Compliance to ensure it was issued within the last 12 months.

Their aim is to promote the management of the construction site in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
RICS HQ
Parliament Square
London
SW1P 3AD

T 024 7686 8555
F 020 7334 3811
Email contactrics@rics.org

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