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New homes are too small according to RIBA
« on: September 14, 2011, 12:48:01 pm »
Brand New Homes are failing to provide the space families need, according to research by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Britain's small new homes are the smallest in Europe, so small they may damage health and well-being.

The average new three-bedroom property being built by UK national house builders is around 8% smaller than the recommended minimum size.
The RIBA claim that children are being deprived of space in which to do their homework and families the room to relax and even have guests.
The RIBA's 'Case for Space' report is based on 80 housing developments across England, which revealed:
The average three bedroom new home has a floor area only 92% of the recommended minimum size.
The most common new three-bedroom home encountered in the research is only 77% of the recommended size.

The study comes alongside the launch of a new national housing campaign, involving the RIBA and Future Homes Commission, aimed at discovering what people want and need from their homes.

The HomeWise campaign is recommending:
That new home buyers demand better information from house builders and estate agents so they can choose the most ideal layout, design and size of their new home.
House builders and estate agents to include the floor area of properties in their marketing brochures and indicative floor plans with furniture.
Energy performance certificates (including floor area) to be provided with brochures rather than only after contracts have been exchanged.
The Government to work with the house building industry to produce an industry-wide voluntary agreement on data about the size and quality of new homes.

The chief executive of the RIBA, Harry Rich, said:
"Our new research confirms, thousands of cramped houses "shameful shoe box homes" are being churned out all over the country, depriving households of the space they need to live comfortably and cohesively."
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Re: New homes are too small according to RIBA
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2011, 06:08:23 pm »
Have you bought a Mars bar recently  ???

Well the same things happening in the housing industry 
and RIBA ....are not going to change the economics.

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Re: New homes are too small according to RIBA
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2011, 02:22:18 pm »
The houses in the photo are just 4.25m wide (14 feet). 
If you think about staircases and landings that doesnt leave much for the bedrooms and lounge!

At least your Mars bar wont hit the wall when you eat it!  :D
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