We recognised that the majority of sustainability impacts arising from construction occur during a building’s occupation. We therefore work closely with our customers to understand their aspirations in this area and deliver tailored and innovative solutions.

Sustainability Standards

Galliford Try has extensive experience of constructing buildings and homes to specific third party standards, including:

BREEAM UK New Construction

This standard evaluates new buildings against a broad range of sustainability criteria including management, health and wellbeing, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, land use, ecology and pollution. Buildings can be awarded ‘Pass’, ‘Good’, ‘Very Good’, ‘Excellent’ or ‘Outstanding’. For more information on the standard please see here. Examples of projects that have achieved the various standards required by our customers, are as follows:

CEEQUAL

This sustainability standard applies to civil engineering projects including infrastructure.  Projects can be awarded ‘Pass’, ‘Good’, ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’.  For more information on the CEEQUAL standard please see here.   Examples of our projects that have achieved various CEEQUAL standards are as follows:

Building for Life

Building for Life sets out criteria for a well-designed housing development. These cover three main themes - integrating into the neighbourhood, creating a place and street and home. For more information on the standard please see here. Examples of our projects that have been built in accordance with either Building for Life or the updated Built for Life 12 are as follows:

Design Quality Standards

These standards apply to affordable housing funded through the Affordable Homes Programme 2011 to 2015.  For more information on the standard please see here. Examples of our projects that have achieved Design Quality Standards include:

Code for Sustainable Homes

The code defines a board range of sustainability standards for new housing on a six point scale (one being the least demanding and six being the most demanding).  For more information on the standard please see here.

Secured by Design

This standard uses design to reduce the risk of burglary and crime in new homes. For more information on the standard please see here.

Lifetime Homes

This standard aims to improve the comfort and convenience of homes so that they can cater for the changing needs of people at different stages of life. For more information on the standard please see here.