Housing Development Manual

The SDS Housing Development Manual (HDM) provides a flexible online guide from first thoughts, through delivery to handover of housing projects.

Housing Development Manual

The SDS Housing Development Manual (HDM) provides a flexible online guide from first thoughts, through delivery to handover of housing projects.

The HDM is adaptable to your organisational needs and can provide guidance to new entrants as well as structure and compliance references to existing providers. Both local authority and registered provider versions are available; providing stage-by-stage guidance to the development process with quick online reference navigation and executive summaries to each  section.

The Housing Development Manual can be customised to include your own organisational logos, references, terms, specific processes and approvals. Documents can be hyperlinked and sections edited to include your own local guidance.

Housing Development Manual

The SDS Housing Development Manual (HDM) provides a flexible online guide from first
thoughts, through delivery to handover of housing projects.

The HDM is adaptable to your organisational needs and can provide guidance to new entrants as well as structure and compliance references to existing providers.
Both local authority and registered provider versions are available; providing stage-by-stage guidance to the development process with quick online reference navigation and executive summaries to each  section.

The Housing Development Manual can be customised to include your own organisational logos, references, terms, specific processes and approvals. 

Documents can be hyperlinked and sections edited to include your own local guidance.

Sections within the Housing Development Manual include:

  • Local Authority routes to housing development
  • Identifying development opportunities
  • Development strategy, parameters, policy, bids and programme
  • Design Standards
  • Financial viability
  • Value for money, risk management and change control
  • Consultants and Contractors – Official Journal of the European Union
  • Scheme audit and scheme document filing
  • Infrastructure agreements
  • Collateral warranties
  • Liquidated and ascertained damages (LADs)
  • Contract and site management
  • Defects liability period, retentions and latent defects
  • Home ownership schemes –marketing report and valuations
  • Homes England grant and the Investment Management System (IMS)

The Housing developmentManual is compiled using extensive industry links and SDS practical experience with 300+ organisations in the sector