Plans for new houses are the most challenging type of design for a residential designer
New House Designs and Floor Plans
Increasingly stringent codes and requirements have been introduced recently relating
to the new building’s thermal efficiency and environmental sustainability.
New build designs need to realises a reduction of CO2 output during their life by
incorporating solar energy capture systems for hot water and power generation.
The requirement list is increasing with time but planning departments are becoming
more familiar with their implementation. One should expect the process for granting
of permission for a new build to be longer than that of an extension to an existing