Well-designed housing improves quality of life. Without a focus on design quality, we risk creating homes in which no-one wants to live.
CABE works with national, regional and local partners to help improve the standard of new homes and neighbourhoods across the country.
See our list of housing publications for practical advice on housebuilding.
Housing at CABE
The national standard for well-designed homes and neighbourhoods.
An action plan to improve the quality of open spaces within social housing areas.
Is it too much to believe that all new homes can be good enough everywhere? Why has this proved so difficult in the past and what can we do to change it?
2010 will be a pivotal year for housing standards. We have collected the latest research on housing standards, including technical details and a comprehensive evidence base for anyone to draw from.
Six experts with strong views tell us what they would change to deliver more and better housing.
Research supporting more space in private homes, to ensure that they are functional, flexible and fit for purpose.
Read our guide to commissioning a building project, covering the four main stages of preparation, design, construction and use.
Discover how to produce better masterplans that lead to the physical, social and economic revival of places.
Browse our design reviews of significant schemes and see our reasons for supporting or opposing them.
Write better design and access statements, win planning appeals on design grounds and learn how to use the planning system to support good design.
Find out how to produce well-designed developments that achieve the Building for Life standard.
Find out what the quality of housing and neighbourhoods is like across England.
See how we worked with the local authorities and partnerships involved in the housing market renewal programme.
CABE worked with local authorities and other organisations delivering regeneration in the Thames Gateway area through a variety of projects.