Skip to content
The content on this page has yet to be rewritten for GOV.WALES. It is still correct and up-to-date.

Welsh Housing Quality Standard

Related Links

Housing and Regeneration Minister Rebecca Evans has welcomed new figures showing a rise in the number of homes meeting key quality standards in the social housing sector.
An annual report which includes information on the progress made by social landlords (local authorities and registered social landlords) in achieving the WHQS for all their stock.
Tell us if you want any of the documents on this page in an alternative format.

The Welsh Housing Quality Standard requires all social landlords to improve their housing stock to an acceptable level by December 2020.

We believe that everyone in Wales should have the opportunity to live in a good quality home within a safe and secure community. To help achieve this aim we published the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS).

It is essential for all social landlords to meet and maintain the WHQS as soon as possible, but in any event no later than December 2020.

The Standard will ensure that dwellings are of good quality and suitable for the needs of existing and future residents.

External Wall Insulation (EWI) Project Guide 

Please find below a procurement guide for EWI, tailored for Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords.