Last edited 11 Jan 2021

Dwelling type

According to Approved Document L1A of the Building Regulations, the term 'dwelling type' refers to:

...the particular group allocated to each dwelling on a development to provide the basis for assessing the pressure testing regime. The allocation of each dwelling to a dwelling type should be the responsibility of the person carrying out the pressure testing. To be classed as of the same type, dwellings should:

NB The 2015 edition of Approved document M, Volume 1: Dwellings, introduced three different types of dwelling for the purposes of setting out requirements for access to and use of buildings:

See: Types of dwelling in approved document m for more information.

The English Housing Survey, Energy efficiency, 2018-19, Published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government in July 2020 suggests:

Dwellings are classified, on the basis of the surveyor’s inspection, into the following categories:

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