Code For Sustainable Homes (CfSH)

The Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH) is an environmental assessment method for rating and certifying the sustainability of new homes.

Stroma Tech has registered Code Assessors experienced in undertaking CfSH Assessments on a wide range of projects.  We assist our clients to comply with the CfSH requirements stipulated by Planning Authorities, Local Authorities and Housing Associations.

Stroma provides a whole house holistic approach and focuses on the delivery of appropriate performance rather than just compliance.

Code for Sustainable Homes – How can Stroma Tech help you?

We provide a range of Code for Sustainable Home services, suitable to the client requirements of each individual project.

Pre-Assessment Reports

For planning application requirements to evidence the project is on target to achieve the required CSH rating and to provide guidance at the design stage.

Design Stage Assessment

Based upon evidence gathered from design drawings and specifications an interim CSH rating is determined.  It is essential for the issue of an interim Design Stage Certificate.

Post-Construction Review

The final Code for Sustainable Homes assessment conducted through a site visit and review of documentary evidence prior to issue of the final Post Construction Certificate.

Design Advice and Consultancy

Available at every stage of the project to ensure that CfSH compliance solutions are seamlessly integrated into the design and construction process.The Code measures the sustainability of new homes against nine categories:

  • energy/CO2 emissions
  • water
  • materials
  • surface water run-off
  • ecology
  • waste
  • pollution
  • health and well-being
  • management

Some elements are mandatory for compliance; others are optional.

Home Quality Mark

The Home Quality Mark, was launched by BRE 3 March 2015.  The scheme builds upon the success of the Code for Sustainable Homes.  Compliance with the new standard aims to give confidence to home buyers and help house builders differentiate themselves in the market place.

For more information about the Home Quality Mark and how Stroma can help call 0845 621 22 22.


EcoHomes is the environmental assessment method used for all housing in Scotland, and operates a ranking system, awarding a rating of “Pass”, “Good”, “Very Good” or “Excellent”.

Stroma Tech delivers a range of EcoHomes services, including:

  • Eco Homes Pre-Assessment
  • Design Stage Assessment & Certificate
  • Post-Construction Review & Certificate
  • Design advice & strategic consultancy

Stroma Tech also undertakes renewable energy feasibility studies, outlining the most appropriate and financially-viable retrofit strategies for a specific project, to gain credits under EcoHomes Pol 4 (“renewable and low emission energy sources”).

Supporting Services
  • Flood Risk Assessments: for SUR 1 & SUR 2 credits
  • Ecology Surveys and Reports:for credits awarded under ECO1, ECO2, ECO3 and ECO4
  • ENE 7 Low or Zero Carbon (LZC) Technologies, feasibility studies
Supporting Services
  • SAP calculations: for ENE 1
  • Daylight calculations: for HEA 1
  • Home Quality Mark
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