Sunday, 07 February 2016

Celebrity backs space standards campaign

Celebrity designer Kevin McCloud is backing a campaign to set new space standards for homes.

The Grand Designs presenter is lending his support to the Royal Institute of British Architect’s Without Space and Light initiative.

The campaign is calling for new space standards, new minimum requirements for natural light in new homes, and a government-backed labelling scheme for homes to help people when choosing a property.

The presenter features in a video for the campaign that demonstrates how difficult it is to get ready for work without sufficient space or light.

RIBA said the UK has the smallest homes in Western Europe, and current regulations are not sufficient. It is urging people to contact their MPs to raise the profile of the issue as ministers prepare to make decisions about future house building standards in the next few weeks.

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