This small, simple to use guide offers a new approach to housing design standards.
It makes sense of industry-wide confusion by incorporating a dwelling size calculator developed exclusively by Levitt Bernstein, overall principles for design and layout, and tips for best practice. By proposing minimum standards for the size of dwellings, their rooms and their amenities it aims to provide essential information for affordable housing providers and to inform the debate about the need for minimum standards for all types of tenure. The Easi-Guide is supported by a discussion paper which provides background information and explains how the proposals might be implemented through a combination of central and local government measures. First published: 2010