The BTR Code of Practice: Principle 2

2. Adhere to high quality standard specification and design of homes and places.

Signatories will:

  1. Deliver quality BTR homes by aligning with recognised standards of design & specification, always prioritising safety, security, health & wellbeing and actively pursuing liveability and amenity.
  2. Create homes, places and communities that are adaptable, flexible and resilient. 
  3. Design building management & maintenance programmes to improve asset operational efficiency. 
  4. Reduce operational and embodied carbon in design and material selection.
  5. Minimise any negative impact on biodiversity and natural resources and seek any positive gains.
  6. Set equivalent environmental expectations through supply chains.



  • Highlight the ambition of BTR to raise the bar across the rented sector to deliver quality, well-being focused schemes.
  • Awareness of the respected Future Home Standard as a minimum benchmark for lowering carbon emissions in use.

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