Services Guide

An illustrated guide to building services in new homes.

This good practice guide aims to improve the standard of building services in new homes. The information is aimed at SME builders and their advisors, but there will be parts relevant to other building professionals.

The scope is limited to focus on the major problems around design and installation of services that affect the comfort, indoor air quality and energy performance of new homes. The guide highlights “problems to avoid” showing common issues that contribute to the gap between intended and actual performance.

The “What to do” guidance provides useful solutions and tips for a successful design and installation. This guidance will aid the site and wider project team in the effective delivery of building services that perform as intended.

Author: Zero Carbon Hub

Publication date: July 2016