HATC has published a number of guides, some on commission and two ourselves. These are mostly in the area of affordable and social housing property development. Our Procedure Guides have proved popular, and we see this as a growth area over the next few years.

If you would like more information about these publications, or want to discuss how we may be able to assist you, please contact us.

London Housing Standards report published

We were commissioned by the Greater London Authority to review the standards of housing being developed in London in 2009/2010 i.e. before the GLA published their Interim London Housing Design Guide. The purpose of the study was to take a snapshot of pre-Guide housing standards so that future studies would show the effect of the …Read More »

Room to Swing A Cat?

This HATC-funded piece of research investigated the amount and use of space in new dwellings in London & the South East. We measured up the plans of 90 dwellings then being marketed in London and the south-east and analysed how the space was used. This included looking at the range of dwelling sizes, how much …Read More »

Developing Affordable Housing

Developing Affordable Housing is  the standard text for Development or Regeneration team members, or for others who wish to understand the process, such as Directors and Board members. It is a comprehensive starter-guide to commissioning & building new homes. Commissioned by the National Housing Federation, the first edition was written by Richard Broomfield. This second …Read More »

Resident Satisfaction with Space in the Home

This report was commissioned by CABE in 2009. Written by Andrew Drury of HATC Ltd with support from Gary Welch and Nick Allen of Ipsos-MORI, it gives the results of a postal survey of 11,000 households in London and south-east probing their levels of satisfaction with the variety of aspects of the space in their …Read More »

Achieving Building for Life

In 2007 the Housing Corporation introduced the Building for Life criteria as part of their compliance requirements set out in Design & Quality Standards. This emphasis on urban design was new to housing associations, and so we were commissioned to prepare a “how-to” guide, explaining the background to each of the Building for Life questions, …Read More »

Guide to Standards & Quality in Development

First published in 1998 by the NHF, the second edition of this seminal good-practice design guide was published in 2008. Heavily used throughout the affordable housing sector by architects, housing association Development teams and builders, it has been very influential. It is available from the RIBA Bookshop, or from the National Housing Federation.

Housing Space Standards (GLA, 2006)

The Greater London Authority commissioned HATC to answer two questions: should the GLA set minimum dwelling sizes through their planning powers, and could they? Our report answered both those questions. You can download the report for free. It is in PDF format, so please make sure that you have a PDF reader on your computer. …Read More »

Course Details

We are in the process of publishing all course details on our website. In the mean time please contact us for further information.

Conditions Of Application

All prospective students must read the following conditions before submitting the application form.

  1. Once a student is accepted onto the course, fees are not refundable in part or in total unless the course is cancelled by HATC in which case a full refund will be provided.
  2. HATC reserves the right to make minor change lecture times, venue or other arrangements but will advise students in advance of the course date.
  3. The course fee includes the examination fee for one attempt at the APM IC exam. If the student wishes to re-take the exam there will be an additional charge. Such charges will be reasonable, and will be set on the basis of HATC’s cost-recovery only.
  4. The above conditions will be subject to interpretation in English law courts.