Space in new homes
What residents think
This research summary supports the case for more space in private homes, to ensure that they are functional, flexible and fit for purpose.
Drawing on detailed research, it shows that many residents do not believe that the space provided in their homes is sufficient for basic everyday activities. This has implications for storage of personal possessions, the arrangement fo furniture, food preparation, recycling, socialising in the home, privacy, social equity and adaptability. The research summary will be of interest to housebuilders, registered social landlords, local authorities and The Homes and Communities Agency.
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Debate about space standards
This publication prompted a debate in the national press about space standards. Highlights included articles in The Guardian, The Times and The Telegraph.
Published on 11 August 2009
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Space in new homes: what residents think (summary) (PDF, 145.98 kb)
Resident satisfaction with space in the home (full report) (PDF, 2.67 mb)