Sunday, 11 May 2008

Vote for 'Tomorrow's Lifestyle Home'

The brief is to design a home for families of every generation, where you could stay for life.

From 2013 every new house must comply with 16 'lifestyle home standards', such as wider doors for wheelchairs, higher wall sockets and an accessible downstairs lavatory, and from 2016 they must also be zero-carbon.

Ms Flint paid tribute to the British housebuilding industry's attempts to meet these targets.

"Our goal is to build not just more homes, but better homes.

"The UK housebuilding industry is at the forefront, not only signing up to the target but coming up with the innovation to make this happen," she said.

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