Following completion of the Housing Standards review, legislation is now available in a circular published by the DCLG. This includes mandatory standards for security in new dwellings (Part Q). There is optional guidance for access (Part M) and water efficiency (Part G) and clarification on waste storage (Part H), sound insulation in schools (Part E) and dwelling ventilation (Part F – when tested air permeability is significantly better than design). Part E is in effect from 6th April and the others from 1st October 2015.
All the relevant available documents may be found on the Government’s service and information website, GOV. UK.