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Specialist & Supported Housing Design Guide Launched

Sam Campbell, 16 May 2023


Key Features

The Specialist and Supported Housing Design Guide:

  • Is designed to cater for the security of new and refurbished homes
  • Includes properties for disabled and older people, victims of domestic abuse or those with specific protected characteristics
  • Incorporates the latest security standards
  • Was developed to address emerging criminal methods of attack
  • Includes references to the Building Regulations and other statutory requirements across the UK



Michael Brooke, Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Police Crime Prevention Initiatives comments: “We have become increasingly aware of the need to consider adapted, accessible and inclusive housing and neighbourhoods in our advice, so as not to create additional barriers for disabled and older residents. Such inclusive design aims to remove barriers that create undue effort and separation and ensure all buildings, places, and surrounding spaces can be easily and comfortably accessed and used by everyone.”


SBD Design Guides

Homes 2023 and the Specialist and Supported Housing Design Guides are part of a series of authoritative Design Guides produced by SBD to assist the building, design and construction industry incorporate security into developments to comply with the Building Regulations in England, Scotland and Wales and meet the requirements of SBD.

They are a valuable source of reference to architects, developers, self-builders, local authority planners and police officers and cover a range of building sectors, including residential, education, health, transport and commercial.


Find out more

You can view/download the Specialist & Supported Housing Design Guide for free here.

For more information, read the full article on the Specialist & Supported Housing Design Guide

All SBD Design Guides are available for download for free here