Urban design expert and BFL co-author Stefan Kruczkowski wrote an article in yesterday's Guardian on the eight problems that plague new housing developments. This post explains how the Building For Life criteria can prevent them and instead support creation of better neighbourhoods.
Whether you’re buying a property to live in, or as a buy-to-let investment, it’s only reasonable to hope that over the years you are going to end up with a property which is worth more than you paid for it. One of the best ways of minimising risk when investing in property is to look for houses which are on a “Built for Life” development.
If you’re thinking of buying a new home, here are 12 key reasons why you should be looking for a development with Built for Life accreditation.
Built for Life is a way of assessing the way in which construction companies and developers in England build new housing.
Baker's Croft, the Ibstock development of Davidsons Homes, has been given a Built for Life award.
Barratt Developments has been awarded seven Building for Life 12 commendations, presented by Planning Minister Nick Boles, during an event at Nottingham Trent University on 3rd April 2014.
Planning minister Nick Boles personally commended housing developments achieving Built for Life status at an event in Nottingham on 3 April 2014.
A revised Building for Life (BfL), the industry owned and Government endorsed guide for new home and neighbourhood design, will be launched today in Leicestershire by its three partners: Cabe at the Design Council, the Home Builders Federation and Design for Homes.