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Changes to the Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Considerate Constructors Scheme launched a new Code of Considerate Practice (CCP) from January 2013 which replaced the old Code. The new Code of Practice includes an update of all support documents including new checklists, new report formats and a new scoring system.

The old Code of Practice had eight sections, and the scoring method resulted in a site being awarded a score of up to five points in each section, giving a maximum potential score of 40 points altogether. To achieve 1 credit under the Code for Sustainable Homes, a score of 24 points (3 points in each section) was required.

The new Code of Practice has been reduced from eight to five sections, each consisting of a series of bullet points rather than the set of questions under the old scheme.

Because of the new scoring system, new scoring thresholds within the Code for Sustainable Homes criteria will be as follows:-

Credits

Current Point score   to achieve CSH credits

New Point score to achieve   CSH credits
  1 CR - Best Practice

24-31.5

25*-34

  2 CR – Significantly beyond best practice

32-40

35**-50

* a score of 5 in each of the 5 sections must be achieved

** a score of 7 in each of the 5 sections must be achieved

We have amended our processes and procedures to reflect the changes, but if you have any queries regarding the impact these changes will have on you, please do not hesitate to contact us.